This easy keto peanut butter bread recipe is healthy, made in one bowl, and low-carb. It tastes like a warm peanut butter cookie! The perfect breakfast, snack, and dessert.
The best homemade peanut butter bread recipe
I love peanut butter! Anyone else? I am so obsessed that I have it once or twice a day without fail. That is why I am so excited to share this one bowl, kid-friendly, warm peanut butter bread recipe with you! If you are a peanut butter lover like me, you need to try these peanut butter and jelly cups and these 3 ingredient peanut butter oatmeal balls too.
This delicious peanut butter bread has the perfect peanut taste without being too overpowering. It is moist and slightly gooey on the inside but has a crisp crust. Plus, it is made with almond flour, which makes this peanut butter bread recipe keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free!
When trying to describe this loaf, the first thing that comes to mind is a warm and soft peanut butter cookie. It tastes like these peanut butter cookies.
Let’s not forget that this keto peanut butter bread recipe is made from simple ingredients and uses absolutely no refined sugars! This bread is naturally sweetened with a dash of maple syrup. I can’t wait for you to make this bread; seriously the perfect healthy snack, breakfast, and dessert!
Why you’ll love this recipe:
- Simple ingredients. Healthy peanut butter bread only uses whole and simple ingredients that are good for you.
- No refined flours or grains. This recipe doesn’t rely on refined flour and instead calls for almond flour to give you a gluten-free breakfast or snack.
- No added refined sugar. Rather than refined sugar, this almond flour peanut butter bread relies on pure maple syrup for sweetness.
- Super moist and gooey. I absolutely love the texture of this peanut butter bread recipe. It is slightly dense and gooey on the inside, yet crisp with a crunch on the outside.
- Easy to make. With only a few simple ingredients and one bowl, this low-carb and keto peanut butter bread is easy to make and can be enjoyed throughout your week as meal prep!
- Perfect for kids. Kids will absolutely love this peanut butter bread; it is the perfect healthy snack.
- Healthy. It’s naturally sweet and made with healthy ingredients.
The taste & texture
This healthy peanut butter bread tastes like a warm peanut butter cookie. The peanut butter flavor is strong and nutty.
The texture is so soft, fluffy, and moist! This bread is very moist, not dry.
Ingredients & substitutions
Homemade peanut butter bread calls for simple and healthy ingredients. You’ll need creamy peanut butter, almond flour, maple syrup, and eggs. One of the best parts of this recipe is that it requires minimal ingredients! Here is a list of ingredients you need:
- Egg: First up, whisk one large egg in a bowl. This helps hold the bread together.
- Almond Milk: You can use unsweetened vanilla or unflavored; both are great!
- Maple Syrup: To naturally sweeten this bread and keep it low in sugar for breakfast, add 1/3 cup of pure maple syrup.
- Vanilla Extract: A little goes a long way – the vanilla extract goes a long way flavor-wise.
- Peanut Butter: Add in 1/2 cup of smooth all-natural peanut butter, which is peanut butter that only has peanuts (and salt) as the ingredients. It should be nice and runny. Do not use a Skippy equivalent brand.
- Almond Flour: For the flour portion of this bread, we use 2 cups of almond flour (a great low-carb flour). This makes this healthy peanut butter bread keto, low carb, grain free, and gluten free.
- Baking powder: Add in 2 teaspoons of baking powder, NOT baking soda.
- Salt: If you did not use salted peanut butter.
- Chocolate Chips: For an extra chocolate crunch, add in your favorite chocolate chips. This is optional, but it tastes so good! I love these sugar-free chocolate chips.
Kitchen tools required
I try to use simple and minimal kitchen tools in all of my recipes, and this one certainly does that. You will only need a few basic kitchen utensils in order to make this low-carb peanut butter loaf. You’ll need a large mixing bowl to combine everything, a spatula to fold in the chocolate chips, a 5×9 inch bread tin to bake the peanut butter loaf in, and measuring tools: 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup.
How to make healthy peanut butter bread
Peanut butter bread is so easy to make in one bowl. It’s the ideal healthy breakfast, snack, and dessert that everyone will love. Here is how to make the best peanut butter bread step by step:
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and lightly greasing or line a 5×9 inch bread tin with parchment paper.
Then, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Once mixed, add in the creamy peanut butter and whisk until fully combined.
Now, add your dry ingredients. Combine the almond flour, baking powder, and salt with your peanut butter mixture and thoroughly mix the batter. Hand fold in the chocolate chips then pour the batter into the greased bread tin and sprinkle any remaining chocolate chips on the top of the loaf.
Finally, bake the almond flour peanut butter bread for 38 – 43 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown with slightly crispy edges. Let the loaf cool before serving, and enjoy!
Recipe tips for moist peanut butter bread
- Use superfine almond flour, NOT almond meal. Trust me, there is a huge difference! Superfine almond flour makes this peanut butter bread soft and moist. Your bread will fall apart and be grainy if you use almond meal or another type of flour.
- Don’t over-mix your batter. We want this bread to rise and be nice and light. Overmixing or overworking the batter will create a tougher bread texture. I recommend mixing in the almond flour in gently until it is just combined.
- Grease and line your bread tin with parchment paper. Using parchment paper allows you to remove the bread from the tin once cooled easily. This prevents the bread from breaking and crumbling when you try to cut a slice. There is no need to scrape the sides of your tin with a knife.
- Do not overbake; you want a dense and soft center! I love that the bread is soft and moist in the center, so make sure to keep an eye on the clock and not overbake it.
- Let it cool COMPLETELY before cutting into it. This is my #1 tip for peanut butter bread. Once the bread is baked, give it time to cool before cutting into it so it will not fall apart. The loaf needs time to rest!
Why this peanut butter bread recipe is healthy:
If you are looking for a new healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert, this peanut butter bread recipe is a great option. Here are a few reasons why:
- It is made from simple and healthy ingredients.
- This peanut butter bread is gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain free.
- Refined sugar-free. This recipe only uses maple syrup for natural sweetness.
- Almond flour. This recipe calls for almond flour instead of any refined grains, making this a healthy, and low-carb keto peanut butter bread recipe.
- Low-carb & keto.
- Natural peanut butter. This recipe uses real all-natural peanut butter, which is packed with healthy fats and super nutritious. One slice of this peanut butter bread will leave you satisfied, full, and nourished!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use crunchy peanut butter?
I love using creamy peanut butter, but if you want a little texture and crunch, feel free to use crunchy peanut butter.
What to enjoy peanut butter bread with?
The possibilities are endless for how you can enjoy this tasty peanut butter bread recipe! I love topping mine with some fresh raspberry jam or some extra peanut butter. It makes for the perfect morning bread. If you enjoy this bread as a dessert, try it with some vanilla ice cream and treat it like a peanut butter cookie or healthy peanut butter cake!
Is this peanut butter bread keto?
Yes! This recipe is keto since it is low-carb. Rather than using refined grains, this recipe uses almond flour for the batter. In addition, it has zero refined sugars.
Is this recipe gluten-free?
Yes, we use almond flour, so this peanut butter bread is gluten-free.
Can I eat it for breakfast?
Yes, I love eating healthy peanut butter bread for breakfast! It is great on its own, or if you want to add any toppings like fresh fruit, jam, butter, or more peanut butter, it is delicious. I usually heat mine up in the microwave for 10 seconds for extra yumminess.
Can I substitute the almond flour?
No, do not substitute the almond flour with coconut flour, oat flour, cassava flour, almond meal, or any other flour. You must use almond flour.
Can I freeze peanut butter bread?
Yes, you can absolutely freeze peanut butter bread. Simply prepare the bread as normal, let it cool completely, then store it in freezer safe bags or a container for up to 3 months. You can store the entire loaf or individual slices. When you are ready to enjoy simply thaw at room temperature. You can also reheat it in the oven at 350F for 5 – 10 minutes or in the microwave after being thawed.
How to store leftovers:
Store this peanut butter loaf at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 4 – 5 days. Simply place the cooled bread in tupperware or any type of covered container. Enjoy leftovers at room temp or reheat them in the microwave for 10 – 30 seconds.
If you loved this almond flour recipe, try these next:
- Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies
- 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls
- Almond Flour Banana Muffins
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Muffins
- Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Did you make this recipe?
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Healthy Peanut Butter Bread
- Preheat your oven to 350F and lightly grease or line a 5” x 9” bread tin with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- Add in peanut butter and mix until fully combined and smooth.
- Add in almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Hand fold in chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the greased bread tin and sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for 38 – 43 minutes, or until golden brown with slightly crisp edges.
- Let cool completely before serving, and enjoy!
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