Amish Friendship Bread, Starter And Recipes

by Margielynn

Amish friendship bread is delicious and fun to make! Share the starter and the baked bread and make a friend. It is moist and scrumptious pick one of ten flavors you like!

Amish Friendship Bread is delicious, you do need friends to give some of the friendship starter. It will need a little attention by using it and giving the starter away!

The baked bread makes lovely gifts for any occasion, everyone enjoys homemade cooking! You might put some pounds on because it is yummy.

There are ten variations, to name a few there is the banana nut, chocolate chip, apple cinnamon, pumpkin, cranberry orange, lemon, carrot to mounds bar! Hope you enjoy the bread and makes some new friends.

Amish Friendship Bread Recipe

Amish Friendship Bread
Amish Friendship Bread

Bread Starter Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  • Use gallon Ziploc bags.

  • Do not use a metal spoon or bowl.

  • Do not refrigerate the starter but you can freeze it.

  1. Day 1: Do nothing.

  2. Day 2, 3, 4, 5: Mush the bag to mix it.

  3. Day 6: Add one cup of flour, one cup of sugar and one cup of milk. Mush the bag to mix.

  4. Day 7, 8, 9: Mush the bag. Release air from the bag twice daily.

  5. Day 10: Add one cup of flour, 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of milk. Mush the bag to mix.

  • Pour three one cup starters into three Ziploc bags. Keep one for yourself and give two to friends with the instructions.

  • Use the remaining batter to make the bread.

Basic Amish Friendship Bread Recipe

Ingredients

Add:

  • 1 cup oil

  • ½ cup milk

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

In a separate bowl mix:

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup chopped nuts

  • 1-5.1 ounce box vanilla instant pudding

Instructions

  1. Mix the dry ingredients with the liquid ingredients.

  2. Pour into two large or four small loaf pans.

  3. Spray the baking pans with cooking spray.

  4. Sprinkle the bottom of the pan with cinnamon sugar; also sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the loaf before baking.

  5. Bake in preheat 325 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Variations for Friendship Bread

Instructions
  1. Start with the basic recipe each time.

  2. Bake for 45 to 1 hour until the toothpick comes out clean.

Apple Cinnamon

Add:

  • 1 cup of raisins

  • 1 medium apple, diced

Banana Nut

Omit:

  • cinnamon

Reduce:

  • oil to 1/3 cup

Add:

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 bananas, ripe, mashed

  • ½ cup nuts, chopped

Chocolate Chip

Omit:

  • cinnamon

Add:

  • 1-5.1 ounce box of instant chocolate pudding

  • 1 cup milk

  • 3 teaspoons cocoa

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Mounds Bar

Omit:

  • cinnamon

Add:

  • 1-5.1 ounce box of chocolate instant pudding

  • 1 cup milk

  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup coconut

Butterscotch

Omit:

  • Cinnamon

Add:

  • 1-5.1 ounce box of butterscotch pudding

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup of butterscotch chips.

Lemon

Omit:

  • cinnamon, nuts and vanilla extract

Add:

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1-5.1 ounce box of lemon pudding

  • 1 cup milk

Strawberry Cheesecake Friendship Bread

Pumpkin

Reduce:

  • oil to 1/3 cup.

  • cinnamon to 1 teaspoon

Omit:

  • white sugar

Add:

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée

Carrot

  • Increase the cinnamon to 1 tablespoon.

Add:

  • 3 medium carrots, shredded

  • 1/2 cup raisins

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup chunky applesauce

  • 1/2 teaspoon clove

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Bake in a bundt pan until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Delicious with cream cheese frosting.

Cranberry Orange

Omit:

  • Milk

Add:

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Have you ever made Amish Friendship Bread?

Updated: 07/24/2017, Margielynn
 
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Margielynn 6 days ago

Hi DerdriuMarriner, I do not know about Texas, but our family loves the pumpkin! We are Pumpkin fans. They are all good!

DerdriuMarriner 6 days ago

Margielynn, Which of the 10 variations is most popular in Texas?

Margielynn 13 days ago

HI Kathryn, all the steps you take with the starter will cause it to ferment before you use it. Very delicious!

Kathryn 14 days ago

Doesn't this starter require yeast?????

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