NO-STARTER AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD

With this recipe for No-Starter Amish Friendship Bread, there is all the flavor of a traditional Amish Friendship Bread but none of the wait!

NO-STARTER AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD

If you aren’t familiar with Amish Friendship Bread then you are missing out on some of the yummiest sweet bread you’ve ever tasted. Growing up, this bread was popular among the Navy wives in our little base community.

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WHAT IS A BREAD STARTER?

To make the traditional Amish Friendship Bread, you need to get a “bread starter” from one of your friends (or make it yourself). The starter is made with a mixture of flour, sugar and milk placed into a resealable bag.You knead the bag once a day for a few days And then you have to “feed” it a few days after that. After the tenth day, you can divide it all up into 10 resealable bags and pass them out to friends, hence the name, Friendship Bread). They can then make the bread by adding a few more ingredients to the starter or start the process all over again to make more starters. Bottom line, it takes a bit of time and dedication so I’m going to show you how to make a cheater version!No-Starter Amish Friendship Bread recipe from The Country Cook, loaf of sweet bread shown on a white platter and sliced

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
for the cinnamon sugar mixture:
sugar
cinnamon

for the bread:
real buttermilk
oil
large eggs
vanilla extract
sugar
ground cinnamon
baking powder
baking soda
salt
all-purpose flour
instant vanilla pudding
chopped walnuts (optional)buttermilk, oil, large eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, ground cinnamon baking powder, baking soda, salt, all-purpose flour, instant vanilla pudding, chopped walnuts

HOW TO MAKE AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD:

Preheat oven to 325f degrees. Spray two bread loaf pans (or 8 mini loaf pans) with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture on the sides and bottom of loaf pans.cinnamon sugar sprinkled into the bottom of two loaf pansIn a large bowl, stir together buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Then, slowly stir in flour and instant vanilla pudding. Finally, gently stir in chopped walnuts.buttermilk, oil, eggs, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt, flour and instant vanilla pudding mixed together in the bowl of an electric stand mixerPour batter evenly into prepared pans. Sprinkle the tops with rest of the sugar/cinnamon mixture.sweet bread batter poured into two bread loaf pans and sprinkled with cinnamon sugarBake for 45 minutes (for mini loaves) and about an hour for full-size loaves. Allow to cool completely. Then gently remove the loaves and pack them into cellophane bags.whole loaf of Amish friendship bread on a white platter and sticks of cinnamon off to the side

Enjoy!

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Amish Friendship Bread recipe

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NO-STARTER AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD

With this recipe for No-Starter Amish Friendship Bread, there is all the flavor of a traditional Amish Friendship Bread but none of the wait!
Course Breads, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Amish Friendship Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 325kcal

Ingredients

For the cinnamon sugar mixture:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the bread:

  • 3 cups real buttermilk
  • 2 cups oil
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 (3.4 oz) boxes instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325f degrees. Spray two 8×4-inch bread loaf pans (or 8 mini loaf pans) with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture on the sides and bottom of loaf pans.
  • In a large bowl, stir together buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla.
  • Stir in sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Then, slowly stir in flour and instant vanilla pudding.
  • Finally, gently stir in chopped walnuts.
  • Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
  • Sprinkle the tops with rest of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 45 minutes (for mini loaves) and about an hour for full-size loaves.
  • Allow to cool completely then slice.

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Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2.2mg

Originally published:September 2017
Updated & republished: December 2020

Recipe credit: Friendship Bread Kitchen

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