Peanut Butter Bread from the Bread Machine

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Bake your peanut butter right inside your homemade loaf of bread with this recipe for bread machine peanut butter bread.

Lightly sweetened with honey, this creamy, soft loaf is exactly what you need for an amazing peanut butter and jelly sandwich or simple toast with jam.

This peanut butter bread recipe is easy to bake thanks to use of the bread machine and a kind of nostalagic homemade bread that will tickle kids and adults alike!

A slice of bread is slathered in peanut butter sitting on a board. The remaining loaf of white bread and a honey pot sit in the background. Text overlay reads: Bread Machine Recipe Peanut Butter Bread.

Nut Butter Choices

This recipe was tested with peanut butter but I truly believe any nut butter could easily be substituted. Don’t eat peanuts? Try almond butter or even sunflower seed butter instead.

I used a creamy peanut butter in the tests of this recipe but I don’t see why you couldn’t use chunky peanut butter if you want the bits of nuts in your bread.

Want to make peanut butter bread but don’t have a bread machine? Try my peanut butter bread recipe for the oven.

Sweetener Choices

Honey and peanut butter happen to be one of my favorite flavor combinations so that’s what I went with here but you could substitute brown sugar instead if you don’t like or have honey on hand.

A loaf of peanut butter bread sits on a board with a honey pot sitting next to it.

Yeast Choices

I use instant yeast for ease in every bread machine recipe I test. If you want to use active dry yeast or bread machine yeast, simply follow your manufacturer’s instructions but I can’t say for certainty in what amount.

To Prevent Sticking

I had multiple loaves become hopelessly stuck to my bread pan and had to learn a trick or two to prevent it. Here’s what I do, if you’d like to try it:

After the final kneading cycle (for my machine there’s a 2 second third cycle of punching down), I remove the bread dough quickly from the machine, remove the kneading paddle and then spray the pan with some non-stick spray. Then I put the dough back in, close the lid and let the machine finish rising and baking.

I use needle nose pliers to remove the paddle.

Slices of peanut butter bread sit on a board with remaining loaf of bread and honey pot in the background.

This very simple step has stopped bread from sticking to the paddle hopelessly and coming out of the pan a broken mess.

My bread machine instructions do not tell me that this is necessary – meaning the bread could be baked with the paddle attached but I found it much easier to remove the paddle.

About My Bread Machine

This recipe was tested on a Welbilt Bread Machine. I bought it at a thrift store for $6.50. It makes great bread but every machine is different. Please follow any specific instructions provided with your machine if they differ from how this recipe is written.

How to Serve

This is a slightly sweet bread and is, obviously, full of peanut butter flavor, meaning it probably isn’t ideal for something like a salami or egg salad sandwhich. It is, however, perfect for making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to tuck into lunch boxes.

A slice of bread is slathered in peanut butter sitting on a board. The remaining loaf of white bread and a honey pot sit in the background.

It makes a great toast and will make the entire house smell like peanut butter while it is in the toaster. Do slather the slice of peanut butter bread with butter and jam, more peanut butter, or even honey for something quite tasty and serve with a glass of milk or cup of coffee for a simple snack or breakfast.

Consider using it for a wonderful take on French toast.

How to Store

Store baked and cooled bread in an airtight container where it should stay fresh for up to 5 days.

For longer term storage, place the loaf or slices into a freezer bags, wrap in plastic wrap, or place into containers and freeze.

Let frozen slices thaw on the counter prior to serving. Use up any frozen bread within 6 months for best flavor and to prevent freezer burn.

Peanut butter bread machine loaf sits on a board with a cloth behind it.

Peanut Butter Bread in the Bread Machine

Yield: 1 - Two Pound Loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

Fluffy, lightly sweet and infused with peanut butter, this is the perfect bread machine loaf for toast and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.


  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Cups Bread Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Instant Yeast


  1. Place ingredients in the machine bread pan in the order written (or as directed by your machine's instructions). Usually liquid ingredients are followed by salt and the dry ingredients with the yeast being added last on top of the flour, but again follow your bread machine manual for best results.
  2. Put the bread machine pan in the bread maker and close the lid.
  3. Select the basic dough cycle. Select medium crust (or desired crust color). Use a 2-pound loaf setting.
  4. Press Start.
  5. Let the machine finish the baking process.
  6. When done, remove the pan from the machine, run a butter knife around the sides of the loaf pan. Using oven mitts, turn pan upside down and gently shake to remove bread from pan and let bread cool to room temperature on a wire cooling rack before slicing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g

I try but cannot guarantee this nutritional information is 100% accurate.

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