June 23, 2010

kid-friendly, grace-approved

It seems I have been permanently afflicted. Every time I see or hear the words "peanut butter and jelly," a certain little ditty pops into my head.


Every time.

What's worse is that it stays in my head...for hours. At least I know I'm not the only one to whom this happens. Other people are stuck on the the jingle as well.


Needless to say, "it's peanut butter jelly time" ran through my mind constantly as I a) made these mini loaves, b) ate these mini loaves, and c) wrote about these mini loaves. Yes, it's peanut butter jelly time right now.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time Loaves
(based on this recipe)

6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
approx 1 cup jam, jelly, or preserves

Preheat oven to 350F and prepare baking apparatus.
In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, peanut butter, eggs and milk until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Fill each mold in selected baking dish about halfway up with batter. Top each with a hearty helping of fruity spread and cover with remaining batter.
I baked my mini-loaves for about 40 minutes, check muffins after 17-20 minutes, or just rely on the ol' toothpick test.

68 comments:

Chanel11 said...

I'm the same - in my head Brian from Family Guy is singing it, I don't mind because it makes me smile. And I looooovvvvee peanut butter and jelly together (thankyou Goobers for introducing me to such a glorious pairing...) - can't believe I never thought of doing it in a cake...

Southern Cernock said...

i can't say it enough, i love you pics! this looks really good, i'll have to try it soon.

Von said...

Haha.....that must be sorta annoying? These loaves look great though! I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but these loaves look really yummy!

Faith said...

With that stuck in your head, what else could you do but make these loaves? ;) They look fantastic!

Angie's Recipes said...

I am a sucker for anything peanut butter! This is my comfort food!

shaz said...

Ha ha ha ha, I'd never hear that ditty before! I always think of the song my kids brought home from pre-scool. Actually singing is probably the wrong word, more like repetitious yelling.

Any which way, these PB and J loaves look delightful. I think I might have to go eat soem peanut butter right now ;)

Barbara said...

Fortunately, that song is NOT in my brain. I would have been driven nuts by now if it was! :)

And while I know PB&J is everyone's else's favorite, my mother always made peanut butter and honey sandwiches. Odd, I know, but I grew up loving it.
Don't think honey would work in your recipe AND it wouldn't look nearly as pretty! My kids would adore this recipe! (they never liked my PB & honey sandwiches.)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

OOh very clever! Saves you having to butter your bread with PB and J! ;)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those are also adult-friendly ;-P! A yummy treat!

Cheers,

Rosa

Lisa-Marie said...

I'm going to make these for the husband. He is a big kid!

Jacqueline said...

What a great idea. Bet these are fab. Glad to say I don't know the ditty :)

bellini valli said...

I don't know the ditty either, but I do like peanut butter...and jam.

oneordinaryday said...

As if it isn't bad enough that my kids sing this, but now you have to go and bring it up. Egads, woman! It'll be stuck in my head all day. haha Nice treat though. : )

Foodessa said...

Nothing's more anoying than Hubby singing a jingle right before your head hits the pillow. He's goes fast to sleep while I have his ridiculous jingle running in my head!
Interesting dessert...I've never tried this one before ;o)
Thanks and flavourful wishes, Claudia

LyB said...

I can't even watch the You Tube clip, I'll be singing it all day! I know a few kiddos who'd be very grateful if I made these loaves for them, and if I let them watch that clip. But that second one's not gonna happen. ;)

thepastrykook said...

it was only last summer that i mustered the courage to eat PB&J...heh. but im glad i did! it's so yummy! i'd bet this cake of yours will rock my house :D

lisa said...

Your mini loaves look great, and I'd love to try these as muffins. This is just a perfect thing with pb and j all in the same place in a baked good.

vanillasugar said...

i love pb & j in cakes, pies, cookies, crumb cakes, english muffins, bread. but you know what i haven't tried? in a friggin pie. what do you think?

Bob said...

Ha! I hate that song. The loaves look awesome though.

Livin Local said...

Uh, thanks a lot for getting that awful song stuck in my mind. Now my choice for the day is to leave the song on endless repeat or replace it with a different but equally annoying song. :-)

Silver Strands said...

Oooh - those look great. But, on behalf of most of your readers let me just say THANKS A LOT for putting that jingle back into my head!!!!

heheheh
oxoxox
Denalee

Melanie said...

So the question is, is it a good thing to have the jingle running through your head? Judging by the look of these muffins, I'd say it is definitely a good thing!

Maria said...

This one has my approval too!

Ingrid said...

LOL, ha! I'm not one for pb & J but these babies look mighty good. And you did said it's peanut butter jelly time. :)
~ingrid

Cheryl said...

Wow, P and J in a loaf format, loves it!

Abby said...

V. cute idea, but would you believe I didn't grow up eating PB&J? PB with bananas in our house. But I'm married to a man who loves PB&J for snacks. I know he'd love this, too!

Angie said...

This looks great, You know I love peanut butter, yum!

Delishhh said...

Yum! Nice blog!

culinography said...

Ohhhhh. Seriously? Welcome to what's in my head for the rest of the stinkin' night. ;)

Luckily, I forgive you because these mini-loaves look fab.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Now I'm picturing Brian in a banana suit :) These little delicious loaves look fantastic. I'm a big fan of peanut butter and jelly. I'm also a big fan of goober because it's already combined for you :)

Julie m. said...

We are a huge peanut butter and jelly family over here. My boys can barely get through a day without having it in some form or another. This looks like a great way to do something different with the combination. I will definitely be trying it!

Lori said...

Grace you can sing all you want as you make one of these loaves for me ;)

Chef Dennis said...

now those loaves looks beyond delicious!!! wow....wish i had one now!

Robin said...

Nothing can be bad when you have peanut butter and jelly mentioned in words, recipes or songs! :) These loaves look divine!

Jessica said...

This looks delicious! I can't wait to try out this recipe!

Anh said...

This is such an yummy treat!

Carolyn Jung said...

Forget a humdrum sandwich. This is the way I want my PB&J from now on. ;)

Amy @ cookbookmaniac said...

I currently have a cup of tea in my hand and wish I had a slice of this loaf in my other hand :(

♥peachkins♥ said...

It looks super comforting! who doesn't love peanutbutter and jelly!
blowing peachkisses
The Peach Kitchen
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Joanne said...

I like to think that it's always PB+J time in my life. Or at least it will be once I make these loaves! They sound delicious!

The Teacher Cooks said...

Now thanks to you I will be singing that song all day! I will be trying out these little jewels. Who does not love peanut butter?

Cara said...

mmm... there's not much better than a good pb&j, besides turning it into a cute little loaf!

TKW said...

That song! Argh! The loaves, however, look terrific!

Albany Jane said...

Anything featuring peanuts is an automatic win for me. And jelly, oh, now you're just being too much.

P.S. I love too muchery.

foodhoe said...

lol, I used to sit next to a fellow who brought PBJ sammies for breakfast every day and another co-worker would often bust that very tune out to wake us up... that miniloaf looks sweet!

Carol said...

Peanut butter and jelly bread.....sigh........that sounds very good right about now and I would love a piece to go with my coffee.......

The song however? Not so much..... :)

lisa said...

Adorable little loaves. Great for adults as well! I could most definitely go for a slice now as I am drinking my coffee. What a cute song to get stuck in your head, eh?

The Blonde Duck said...

SWEET WOUNDED WUFFLES!

Marjie said...

My 4th son bought me a Mother's Day card which said words to the effect of If you think you're having a bad day, think of all the freakin PB&J sandwiches that octuplet chick is gonna have to make.

If she used this bread, the sandwiches would already be made!

Hungry Dog said...

I love the idea of these. I think I must make them very very soon. For some reason I have been craving pb recently!

tasteofbeirut said...

WOW. Talk about a novel take on a classic! Love it!
I could even make it with tahini if I don't find the peanut butter up here (we are in the moutains) but I have seen it in Beirut supermarkets.

Bridgett said...

This would be a big hit in my house, even with my pickiest eater.

Megan said...

And now the peanut butter jelly time song is stuck in my head! This little loaves look so moist and tasty! What a fabulous idea!

Roma Berry said...

I make peanut butter bread for the 101 year old lady I sit with and I never thought of adding the jelly. What a great idea. I will have to try that the next time I make peanut butter bread. I also use crunchy peanut butter and I throw in the mix about 1/2 cup of roasted peanuts.

~~louise~~ said...

Thankfully the jingle doesn't work unless you actually hear it else I'd be up the rest of the night instead of heading for nighty night.

Although, the thought of those little gems may just keep me awake anyway.

Your images are simply amazing, Grace. I'm positive a bite would send me overboard.

Thanks for sharing...

P.S. Are you going to be able to make the Picnic Game? I hope, I hope:)

Lucie said...

Well, if having an obnoxiously catchy song stuck in your mind is the price to pay for this loaf, I'll go for it!

marla@familyfreshcooking.com said...

Looks like we are all jumping on this one. Around here we could eat PB&J every single day at every single meal. Love it so. In a cake form....oh my word :) xo

kat said...

OH now you've got me singing it but at least it got the Hamm's beer song out..

sweetlife said...

peanut butter and jelly is the ultimate kid fav around here...this treat would be an instant hit around my house..great recipe

sweetlife

scrambledhenfruit said...

Grandson and I have had pbj sandwiches for lunch the last two days- it's a winning combination around here. The bread sounds absolutely delicious and I can't wait to try it!

Ms. Meanie said...

Hah! I love that song, but I can see how it can get annoying after a while. When I used to be a camp counselor a few years back, a bunch of the kids used to sing it...cute at first, then it drove me nuts. However, peanut butter jelly desserts will always be music to my ears! :)

Ms. Meanie said...

By the way, all your yummy cake recipes inspired me to make the applesauce spice cake. I mentioned you in my blog post. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

grace said...

I'm not a huge peanut butter nut but this looks delicious!

Everytime I hear "peanut butter and jelly" i think of that "peanut butter jelly!" rap....

Deborah said...

I can't wait until my little girl can have peanut butter so I can make this and share it with her!

Danielle said...

There's just something about peanut butter and jelly that one never out grows!! I have been known to eat a pb&j sammy on toast for dinner. Ok...maybe two. these little diddies sound wonderful!

Jaime said...

something about PB&J just takes you back to your childhood huh?

sadly i don't know the jingle you're referencing :(

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

oO I can always use new ways to indulge in my love of PB&J!

Mimi said...

You made these just for me!I love PB&J. When I was a school girl I took a PB&J or PB& Honey sandwich to school every day. If my mother tried to change things up by sneaking in a cheese or bologna sandwich, I sent it right back home.
Mimi