Saturday, July 2, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread for The 4th of July

Nothing could be better then peanut butter and chocolate to celebrate the 4th. This recipe makes mini loaves of bread, so you can give as a little gift if you are having a party or just enjoy one mini loaf at a time for yourself. This is a quick bread recipe, and just enough chocolate to make it satisfying. Of course, you can add as much chocolate chips you want. Yummo!


1 2/3 cups whole grain pastry flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar or coconut palm sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
5 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup skim milk
1 large egg, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup dark chocolate chips


Preheat oven 375 degrees F. Butter five 5 3/4x3 1/4x2-inch mini loaf pans.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In medium bowl, whisk peanut butter and butter until smooth. Whisk in milk, egg, and vanilla until blended. Make a well in center of flour mixture; add
milk mixture and stir until just combined, Stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into prepared pans and spread evenly. Make sure you hit the bottom of the pans on counter top to get air bubbles out of the batter. Place the 5 mini loaves on a baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of bread comes out clean.
Remove from oven and place on wire rack. Cool for 10 minutes before removing breads from pan; finish cooling on rack. Enjoy!

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