Servings: 12

Peanut Butter Bread With Cream Cheese Layer

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
Soft honey peanut butter bread with a cheesecake layer baked into it. It just can't get any better!
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Ingredients

FOR THE PEANUT BUTTER BREAD:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup honey peanut butter — (I used Peanut Butter And Company's The Bees Knees)
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • for topping: 1 tbsp chopped peanuts — (optional)

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE LAYER:

  • 8 oz (225 grams ) softened cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour

Instructions

FOR THE PEANUT BUTTER BREAD:

  1. Add milk, eggs, sugar and peanut butter to a blender jar. Blend until smooth, or select "batters".
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE LAYER:

  1. In a large bowl whisk all ingredients to combine, until smooth. You can also use an electric mixer.

TO ASSEMBLE AND BAKE THE BREAD:

  1. Preheat ove to 350 F (177 C).
  2. Spray a 9x5 in loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. Pour 1/2 of the peanut butter mixture. Smooth with a spatula if needed.
  4. Evenly pout cream cheese filling on top of the peanut butter batter. Smooth top with a spatula.
  5. Top with the remaining 1/2 of the peanut butter mixture. Carefully smooth the top. Add chopped peanuts.
  6. Bake bread for 60-65 minutes, until top is doomed, golden and toothpick inserted into the peanut butter bread layer comes out clean, with a few moist crumbs. (after 30 minutes of baking, you can tent the pan with aluminum foil, if you feel that the top is going to burn).
  7. Let the bread cool for 15-20 minutes in the pan. Then transfer to a cooling rack, until it cools completely.
  8. Slice, when cooled and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Since I used honey peanut butter, I only needed 1/2 cup of sugar for the bread. Regular peanut butter could be used, but I suggest that you add 2-3 tbsp sugar to compensate with the sweetness.
Breads with cream cheese layers are tricky to bake, because the cream cheese layer never sets. Testing doneness with a toothpick is not accurate. Bake this bread in 9x5 in loaf pan at 350 F for at least 65 minutes. Let it cool completely and then slice it. If you cut it warm, the cream cheese layer will be soft and not done.
Baking time depends on the moisture of the ingredients, temperature in the room, type of oven and baking pan used. Watch the bread, not the time and allow extra time for baking or remove fro the oven earlier if you believe it is done.
Course: Breads

Nutrition Information

Calories: 339, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 378mg, Potassium: 328mg, Carbohydrates: 33g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 16g, Protein: 10g, Vitamin A: 345%, Calcium: 103%, Iron: 1.7%