It’s no secret that baking has taken off in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic, and our baking obsessions fluctuate from day to day: banana bread, sourdough bread and starter, flourless desserts, no-bake desserts, banana brownies, baked goods made from boxed cake mix, cheesecakes and so much more.
But a simple quickbread recipe has been making its way to the top of search engines: peanut butter bread.
According to Delish, the recipe first gained popularity in a YouTube video from Glen & Friends Cooking in the summer of 2019, wherein the hosts baked a recipe for peanut butter bread from a 1932 edition of the cookbook “Five Roses: A Guide to Good Cooking.” And from there, it skyrocketed to viral level on the Reddit community r/Old_Recipes.
The original recipe is super simple, requiring about an hour of your time and including ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. And since it’s a quickbread, it doesn’t require the yeast that’s been difficult for so many of us to find during COVID-19.
For proof of how the recipe has been trending, just look at the hashtag #peanutbutterbread on Instagram for a look at home bakers’ latest creations:
Below, we’ve got five versions of peanut butter bread from some of our favorite food bloggers. Try a simple version made with bananas or really kick things up with some Nutella swirls. Get baking!