And I want it now.
And no, I don’t want to wait for the dough to rise, and then rise again, and then bake in the oven for an hour and then wait for it to cool completely. No, I don’t want to get my hands in a sticky, floury, doughy mess and leave half of it behind on the kitchen table for me to clean up later. I just want bread! And I don’t want to have to work too hard for it.
That’s why, sometimes, this Peanut Butter Bread is my best friend.
This bread has six ingredients to it. SIX. That’s it. Fin. This is awesome in itself – but wait, it gets better! None of those six ingredients is yeast. Which means – no rising. No waiting around. This is instant-gratification bread. And thirdly, it has no butter and no eggs. Which means it’s rather healthy. OK, there’s peanut butter in it, but that’s healthy, right? I think so (just ignore the sugar content).
What’s great about this bread (save the aforementioned items) is that for a quick bread, it rises quite well and isn’t cakey and dense like a quick bread. It’s a quick bread that actually tastes like real bread. Like the bread you have to work for and wait for and clean up after. But you don’t have to wait for this one, and you can make the whole thing in one bowl without the batter ever touching the countertop. And what’s more, it tastes like peanut butter. PEANUT BUTTER. I think that speaks for itself!
I love eating this bread slathered with jam, or yes--more peanut butter. I thought about dipping it in chocolate once. Or mixing in chocolate chips next time I make it. You know you want this bread. And guess what? You can have it, and only an hour from now. Get going!
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