Great Depression-Era Peanut Butter Bread Recipe Is Making People on Reddit Rave

You know what’s hard to find right now? Active dry yeast. Sure, toilet paper and hand sanitizer aren’t always in stock either, but if you’ve considered baking a pizza crust or a homemade loaf of bread, you know that active dry yeast is nearly impossible to find.


We could generalize and say COVID-19 and leave it at that. You’d probably nod your need in agreement, but unless you’ve suddenly become a home baker, you probably don’t really understand. Speaking of which, if you haven’t suddenly become a home baker, you’re probably going to after you read the recipe we’re about to share with you.

Many people are home all day every day now due to Safer at Home orders, and while people with school-aged children are struggling to help them keep up with their school work at home, other people are realizing they have a lot of extra time on their hands.

While some people turn to puzzles, video games or a good ‘ol Netflix binge watching session to pass the time, other people have turned to baking. There are several reasons for that. They ran out of baked goods like their favorite bread, and they want to avoid going to the store. Also, baking can be a fun hobby that leads to delicious outcomes.

That brings us to a Peanut Butter Bread recipe that Reddit users are raving about. People who have made it say it tastes like a peanut butter cookie. Enough said.

I made Peanut Butter Bread from the 1932 Five Roses Flour cookbook via Glen & Friends. It’s delicious and tastes like a peanut butter cookie! (recipe in comments) from r/Old_Recipes

The best part about this recipe is that you don’t need any active dry yeast to make it. It’s a quick bread which bakes up quickly without needing any yeast or time to rise. You just mix it together, put it in a bread pan and pop it in the oven. Easy peasy.

According to the original Reddit post about this Peanut Butter Bread, the recipe was originally published in the 1932 Five Roses Flour cookbook via Glen & Friends. The ingredients list is simple and so are the directions. According to the Reddit post, here’s what you’ll need and what you’ll need to do.


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/3 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  • Mix dry ingredients together
  • Mix in milk, then add peanut butter
  • Pour mixture into greased loaf pan
  • Bake about 1 hour

We think this bread would be incredible for breakfast or an afternoon snack. We were baking long before the coronavirus pandemic, so we will definitely be making this recipe, probably later today. Are you going to make this Peanut Butter Bread recipe?