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Peanut Butter Bread

When I was younger I always had the same thing in my packed lunches at school: a PB&J on sourdough bread with a side of Crystal Light lemonade.  Every now and then my mom would throw in a turkey or tuna sandwich, but 90% of the time it was PB&J.  I’ve recently had a strong craving for a good ol’ PB&J and decided to make a peanut butter bread and top it with some jelly.

Ever since our epic Peanut Butter and Co. sandwich throwdown, there has been no shortage of peanut butter in my house, and I have had ample opportunity to get creative with one of my favorite sandwich spreads.  For this particular bread, the star of the show was Peanut Butter and Co.’s Crunch Time flavor.

peanut butter bread crunch timeIf you had asked me a few years ago if I liked creamy peanut butter or crunchy I would’ve picked creamy hands down.  But then I grew to love the texture that crunchy peanut butter has and now it’s safe to say I love creamy and crunchy equally.  For this bread I wanted the crunchy peanut butter texture, so Crunch Time it was.

The third time was definitely the charm with this bread, after a couple failed attempts of too much flour and not enough peanut butter.  This bread is nice and thick, and full of delicious crunch.

peanut butter bread close upIf you want to go really old school, then top your peanut butter bread with some grape jelly.  You won’t be disappointed!

Peanut Butter Bread (adapted from this recipe)

Peanut Butter Bread

Ingredients:

3/4 cup Crunch Time peanut butter (or any peanut butter of your choice)

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 1/2 cups almond milk

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon baking powder

Jam or chocolate for topping

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350F.  Lightly grease a loaf pan.

In a large mixing bowl blend your peanut butter and maple syrup.  Since the peanut butter is so thick, I recommend using a stand mixer or hand mixer if possible.

In a smaller bowl, combine your flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

Pour your dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture and continue to mix.  Add the almond milk and blend well.  The dough will be a little thick.

Gently spoon your bread mixture into a loaf pan and bake in the oven for one hour.  Let your bread cool and then enjoy!  Like I said, this tastes really good with some jam or grape jelly.

 

PB Throwdown with Peanut Butter and Co.

A few years back when I lived in Los Angeles, a few friends and I had a sandwich day (30 Rock anyone?) which consisted of us making the most epic sandwich creation ever and then sharing amongst the group.  So when Karla from Foodologie and I started chatting with Peanut Butter and Co., we decided that we would host a party dedicated to one of the most beloved sandwiches in the US – the peanut butter sandwich.  But this wouldn’t be any ordinary party, it would be a PB throwdown with Peanut Butter and Co.

*The Peanut Butter and Co. giveaway has officially ended.  Thanks to all who participated!*

pb throwdown with peanutbutter co

Peanut Butter and Co. was generous enough to sponsor our PB throwdown event and sent us multiple jars of each of their flavors: Smooth Operator, The Bees Knees, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, White Chocolate Wonderful, Dark Chocolate Dreams, Crunch Time, The Heat Is On and Mighty Maple.  With our peanut butter lineup secured, Karla and I gathered the remaining items that were needed for our showdown including various toppings, bread, fruit, spreads, cheese and of course bacon.  With our spread complete, it was time to start the PB throwdown.

pb throwdown with peanut butter coWe decided to keep the rules simple.  Just build the most creative sandwich you can, as long as it included one of the Peanut Butter and Co. flavors.  The entire group would taste each sandwich and then cast their vote, with the winner receiving 8 Peanut Butter and Co. jars!

pb throwdown with peanut butter co preparationsWe had a very enthusiastic group of sandwich makers that quickly got to work.  And thanks to the wide range of flavors that Peanut Butter and Co. has to offer, we saw a wide variety of sandwiches.

pb throwdown peanut butter and co creations

One sandwich entry included brie, bacon, The Heat is On peanut butter and pickles.

pb throwdown peanut butter and co spicyAnother one featured Dark Chocolate Dreams, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.

peanut butter co strawberry chocolateThe best gluten-free bread ever made an appearance for a potato chip, Crunch Time and raspberry jam sandwich.

pb throwdown gluten free sandwichSome participants took their campaign for best sandwich very seriously (spoiler alert: she won!).

pb throwdown best sandwichAfter the tasting (12 sandwiches in total) all the plates were empty, because all of the sandwiches were so delicious that people kept coming back for seconds!

pb and co finished platesAnd my lovely friend Vanessa went home with the prize (all 8 flavors of Peanut Butter and Co.).  Her winning sandwich contained White Chocolate Dreams peanut butter, nectarine, cinnamon and shredded coconut.pb throwdown peanut butter co winnerNo PB throwdown is complete without some dessert, so Karla whipped up a Spicy Peanut Butter Pie using The Heat is On, and a Honey PB Pie featuring The Bees Knees.

pb and co spicy pb pieAnd since pie and ice cream go hand in hand, we had some of that too.  Chocolate Sorbet, Maple, and White Chocolate Dreams ice cream flavors were the star of the show.  Karla is seriously a pie and ice cream making extraordinaire, so be sure to check out her blog for the recipes.

pb throwdown dessertsWhen all was said and done, everyone ended up going home with a peanut butter flavor of their choice which I think is the best parting gift anyone could ask for.  And I’m proud to say that my pantry is now stocked with a variety of Peanut Butter and Co. flavors.

A HUGE thank you for Peanut Butter and Co. for providing the peanut butter and making this PB throwdown possible.  And another big thanks to Karla for opening up her home and hosting the party.

So now here’s the fun part.  One lucky person will win a sampler pack featuring 6 of Peanut Butter and Co.’s flavors!  That’s 6 jars of delicious peanut butter goodness.

Peanut Butter and co Sampler pack

Enter to Win Below or Leave a comment below sharing what flavor you want to try and want kind of sandwich you would make.  Good Luck!

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Giveaway ends on Tuesday, July 30th at 12AM PT.