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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Bread

  • Author: Mary
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


This pumpkin peanut butter bread is a new take on pumpkin bread, swirling in deliciously smooth peanut butter!


Units Scale
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a bowl, sift together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. With a mixer, cream butter until smooth. Add sugar and mix until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time. Add pumpkin puree, then vanilla extract. Alternating with the milk, incorporate the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Melt peanut butter in the microwave until it is runny, but not too hot. Spread 1/2 of the pumpkin mixture into the prepared pan, then liberally pour peanut butter over the batter. Using a knife, marble the peanut butter into the pumpkin batter. Spread remaining pumpkin batter into the pan, and top with the rest of the peanut butter (again, marble with a knife).
  5. Bake for 55 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.


  • I used whole wheat pastry flour for this recipe (because it was on sale!) and it turned out wonderfully.
  • The less sugary the peanut butter, the better.
  • About 2/3 of the peanut butter mixture should go in the middle of the loaf, and the other 1/3 on top, but you can really put it throughout however you want. You could layer it, totally mix it together, inject it... the possibilities are endless!