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peanut butter war bread

Recipe by
Kim McCarty
Colgate, WI

This recipe my Grandmother use to make , even though I was born in the 60's she made it for us Grandkids cause it was an easy treat. War Breads have been around since wars were fought ( see Old Teatament Ezekiel 4:9). World War I war breads usually were made from wheatless or wheat-reduced recipes, there by saving wheat "fuel" for the U.S. Soldiers. Yeast breads still called for some wheat flour; quick breads could go wheatless. Peanut butter bread was doubly beneficial in that if required no wheat flour or fat.

yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peanut butter war bread

  • 2 c
    rye,barley or oat flour
  • 4 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    peanut butter
  • 1/4 c
    sugar or corn syrup
  • 1 c

How To Make peanut butter war bread

  • 1
    Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl; add peanut butter and sugar or syrup and mix. Add milk and mix well. Bake in a greased 8 1/2-by- 4 1/2 inch loaf pan in a moderate oven (350 degrees) 30 to 35 minutes.
  • 2
    Cut into thin slices, it makes very good sandwiches. This can also be baked as biscuits. This is best when a day old. (true)