Three-Grain Peanut Bread

18 Aug

Well, so much for “getting back on the horse.”  I can’t tell you how crazy life has been lately.  Sad thing is, I still have to go to the grocery store, I still have to cook, so why no posts?!  Well, um…I’m lazy.  There you have it.  I really enjoy these recipes and such.  However, after a while, you kind get tired of cookies, cakes, and pies (three of grandma’s fortes).  Even her “breads” are a lot like cakes sometimes.  So, it’s been a bit difficult to be motivated to make desserts.

That being said, we have new neighbors two doors down and I was looking for something easy to make for a house-warming goodie.  I found the following recipe, from November’s calendar, and realized I didn’t have to leave home to get any other ingredients. *Yay*

 

Three-Grain Peanut Bread

  • 1 cup fork-stirred flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal (i didn’t have this, but added a bit more flour and oats)
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk solids
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 cups regular milk (this means almond milk in our house, no cows milk)

In a large bowl, stir together flour, oats, cornmeal, dry milk solids, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Cut in peanut butter until particles are small.  Beat egg and milk to blend; pour into flour mixture and stir to mix well.  Turn into a greased and floured 9x5x3 inch loaf pan and spread evenly.  Bake in preheated 325* oven until cake tester toothpick (who has a cake tester anyway) comes out clean.  I baked mine for 70 minutes and it was fine.  Place pan on wire rack to cool for 10 minutes; loosen edges; turn out on wire rack; turn right side up; cool completely.  To store, wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Sorry for the horrible picture, but I ALWAYS forget the camera until after I have already cut into it and remember to take a picture.  But, you can kind of see the small chunks of PB in there.  This was one of the first things I’ve made that my husband actually requested seconds two days in a row!

I think this would be phenomenal put under the broiler, toasted, then with a little jam on top.  This bread is just sweet enough to make you LOVE it, but not so sweet that you feel guilty about eating it.  A great gift bread (if you don’t eat it all first).

 

Grandma’s Notes: 11/26/93- If the Lord be with us, who can be against us?  Such a wonderful thought.  Making tatting.  11/29/93- Helen and Phil Nathans spent the night.  Bessie Baldwin called; chatted about an hour.  12/18/93- Fixed Barbara a birthday card.  THANK  YOU FATHER FOR THE REALITY OF YOUR BEING, THE THINGS NOT SEEN BUT VERY REAL EVERY DAY.

 

 

 

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