People Are Going Wild Over Peanut Butter Depression-Era Bread

source: reddit/trixietravisbrown

I haven’t been able to find a bag of flour at the grocery store in weeks. It seems like all anyone is doing during our COVID-19, home-bound existence is baking bread. And why not? Bread is extremely cheap and simple to make, and it gives us something to do! Sure, traditional sourdough and oat bread are delicious, but I’m going to introduce you to a Depression-era recipe that’s making a serious comeback: peanut butter bread.

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You might think that peanut butter bread sounds bizarre, but I promise you it’s delicious. Reddit user trixietravisbrown graciously shared the recipe, which is originally from a 1932 Five Roses Flour cookbook. You see, this recipe was popular in the early 1930s because it involves a few cheap ingredients, yet tastes like a mix between soft, chewy bread and a peanut butter cookie. Yum!

source: reddit/trixietravisbrown


2 cups of all purpose flour

1/4 cup of sugar

4 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 1/3 cup of milk

1/2 cup of peanut butter


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2: Mix together all of the dry ingredients.

Step 3: Mix in the milk, followed by the peanut butter.

Step 4: Pour the mixture into a greased loaf pan and bake for about one hour.

source: Merry About Town

And that’s it! Inexpensive, quick, and easy! So, if you’re one of the lucky ones who happens to have a bag of flour on hand, I challenge you to make this simple yet delicious recipe (served warm and topped with better, of course!).