Amish Friendship Bread

Starter

You have to prepare the starter for 10 days, and then make the bread and give it away together with a bag of starter and the recipe

Ingredients

 

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 small box vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 cup nuts chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)

 

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients as listed.
  3. Grease two large loaf pans.
  4. Dust the greased pans with a mixture of ½ cup sugar and 1½ teaspoons cinnamon.
  5. Pour the batter evenly into loaf or cake pans and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture on the top.
  6. Bake for one hour or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
  7. ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

This recipe is very versatile! Use 1 or 2 boxes of pudding (pudding boosts flavor and moisture, but you can also leave it out or make your own). Add 1 cup of dried fruit, nuts or baking chips of your choice.

Looking to make your Amish Friendship Bread healthier? Swap out ½ cup oil plus ½ cup applesauce or 1 egg plus ¼ cup mashed banana. Reduce sugar to ⅔ cup or replace with ⅔ cup honey.

From Friendship Bread Kitchen

What makes it special?

I’ve given this Amish Friendship Bread to new neighbors, family, friends and everyone I’m in contact with during the Covid stress – it makes them happy, and then they can make more

Connection to Princeton

I’ve Raised my Family here

Recipe shared by Hana Muzika Kahn