LA School Peanut Butter Bread

LA School Peanut Butter Bread | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Remember this classic LA school peanut butter bread recipe that was popular decades ago? Well, now you can make it at home with the help of CookingWithCarolyn‘s recipe! This breakfast bread was loved by many and it’s sure to bring back memories from your childhood, if you enjoyed it too. It’s one of the most favorite cafeteria recipes along with the coffee cake.


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This old-school cake recipe is incredibly easy to make and anyone can bake it at home. If you’re looking for a healthier option, you can use almond butter and almond milk instead of peanut butter and whole milk. Some versions of this recipe even have chopped peanuts on top. You can enjoy it with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk for a complete meal in the morning. Make sure you try this treat, especially if you’re a peanut butter lover!

Old-School Peanut Butter Bread Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons of butter (room temperature)
  • 1 1/4 cups of turbinado sugar (you can use regular sugar)
  • 1 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 12 ounces of milk, 2% or whole


  • 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of milk


  • You can use almond butter instead of peanut butter
  • If you don’t like to add icing, use 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • You can use almond milk


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How to Make LAUSD Peanut Butter Bread at Home

Step 1:

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2:

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt, directly to a large bowl, then set aside.

Step 3:

Add butter, sugar, and peanut butter to the bowl of a stand mixer or mixing bowl if using a hand mixer. Mix until fluffy for about 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 4:

Add eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.

Old-School Peanut Butter Bread Ingredients
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Step 5:

Mix in half of the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Next, add the milk, stop the mixer, and scrape the sides of the bowl down occasionally. Mix in the other half of the dry mixture just until combined. Make sure not to overmix it. the dough should be slightly tight.

Step 6:

Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with baking spray then transfer the dough. Spread it out evenly to the corners. Place inside the oven and bake at 350F for about 20 to 25 minutes. Check it using a toothpick at the 20-minute mark.

How to Make LAUSD Peanut Butter Bread at Home
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Step 7:

Once done baking, allow it to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Invert it onto a rack to cool completely.

Step 8:

For the icing, whisk the powdered sugar and milk until it becomes smooth. Drizzle it over the bread. Slice, serve, and enjoy!


LA School Peanut Butter Bread

LA School Peanut Butter Bread

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