Peanut Butter Povitica (Vegan, Reduced Fat & Whole Wheat)

I have been watching ‘Lizzie McGuire’. 

And conducting detailed research of what happened to the main characters: 

Hilary Duff is now pregnant and has a smaller head. I still love her voice.

Adam Lamberg : MIA

Lalaine looks pretty much the same and she has been singing. That’s cute. 

Jake Thomas grew out his hair and now looks… shockingly different?

Amazing what time can do!



And yes, I did watch ‘Lizzie McGuire’ while baking this Povita. It was fun.



I used a regular sweet bread recipe for the dough, concocted my own Povitica peanut filling and made the bread like a Povitica. I’m pretty sure it tastes good. Because it does.


This was the peanut filling. It tasted really good on its own. Better than peanut butter. Waay better.



Peanut Butter Povitica

No. of servings: 5

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For Dough
  • 100g bread flour
  • 100g Whole Wheat flour
  • 30g cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 25g sugar
  • 115g unsweetened soy milk
  • 25g egg (coconut milk for vegan version)
  • 3g instant yeast
  • 3 tbsp reduced fat spread, softened
For Peanut Butter Filling
  • 1/2 cup peanut flour
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp reduced fat spread
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk OR egg
  • 3 tbsp demerara sugar or palm sugar
  • 3 tbsp black sugar or brown sugar
  • some water
  • 2 tbsp strong cold coffee
  • 1 tbsp sugar or condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp demerara or palm sugar
  • 3 tbsp reduced fat spread


For Dough:

Add all ingredients into the mixer bowl of a stand mixer.

Mix at speed 2 for 6 minutes or until the dough, when stretched slightly, does not split i.e. passes the windowpane test.

Shape the dough into a smooth round and place in a mixing bowl, cover with cling wrap and let it rise till double in volume for about 60mins.

Remove dough and give a few light kneading on a lightly floured work surface. Press out the trapped air as your knead.

Roll and stretch the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle.


Peanut Butter Filling:
Mix all ingredients except water. Add enough water while mixing to give a filling of the consistency in the photograph above. 



Mix the coffee with sugar.


Assembly: (adapted from Daring Kitchen)

Thoroughly oil a bread tin.

Mark off 1” along all the edges of the dough.(You will not spread any filling on this edge.)

Spread the softened reduced fat spread over the dough with a rubber spatula and then evenly distribute the peanut butter filling. Be careful to leave your 1” edges clean.

Using a pizza roller or knife, cut the rectangle into 3 with the cuts parallel to the long edges. 

For each section, begin at the far longer edge and roll up the dough toward the 1” clean edge. Like a cinnamon roll.

Press to seal the ends to prevent the filling from leaking.

Pleat the 3 rolls into a braid. 

Fold into half and place into a rectangular bread tin.

Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 45 minutes.

Brush the top of the loaf with the coffee and sugar mixture, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand for 15 minutes.  

Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 350°F/ 180°C.

Bake for for 15 minutes.  

After 15 minutes, lightly brush the top of the loaf with a tbsp of low fat spread , and lower the oven temperature to 300°F/ 150°C.

Cook for 45 minutes at this temperature, but make sure to check it after 30 minutes.  If the top of the loaf begins to brown too soon you can cover it with tin foil. 

Once ready, remove the loaf from the oven and coat the top of the loaf with remaining low fat spread.

Allow to cool on a wire rack for 20-30 minutes.  

Make sure to leave the loaf in the pan during this time so that the loaf can hold its shape.  

You can remove the loaf from the pan once it has completely cooled to room temperature. 

Best eaten fresh and warm. To store, freeze in sealed plastic bag.



See the filling leaking out after it was baked?




This post is going to YEASTSPOTTING!!!

Enjoy your Povitica! 


11 Responses to “Peanut Butter Povitica (Vegan, Reduced Fat & Whole Wheat)”
  1. raceready says:

    This is the most delicious looking thing I have seen in a long time. Wow. I applaud you!

  2. I remember watching Lizzie McGuire when I was younger! It was one of my favorite TV shows, along with Thats So Raven. In my opinion, those were some of the best Dinsey TV shows EVER!! 😀
    That Povitica looks SO SO SO good!! ❤

    i love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    this looks soooooo amazing!
    thanks for the recipe qiting!! 😀

  4. Oats n' Bows says:

    This looks so totally amazing! I can’t even… man. You are talented 🙂

  5. Janine says:

    i watched lizzie mcguire when i was younger too hehe – never knew what happened to the characters but well, look at what time does to you huh? the povitica looks super delicious, and i like the idea that you made it whole wheat too!

    wanted to ask if you had any success with no sugar cookies? i’ve been trying out a few for some diabetics in my family but haven’t been too pleased with them.

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