amish friendship bread - no starter

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
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By Tara Grimshaw
from Jackson, WI

I have always loved Amish Friendship Bread, but I moved to a new town where I don't know many people. This was perfect for me so I didn't have to figure out what to do with the other starters! I also did not like waiting the 10 or 30 days for the other batches I have made. My 2 year old son is a natural in the kitchen and loves to help mommy add ingredients and mix, so this is how we have our mommy/son bonding time. We use a Bundt pan or muffin pan, as this has been described as more of a cake. It has been compared to a coffee cake. This yields 2 loaves of bread and is sweet.

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We're big fans of Amish Friendship Bread and really liked this no starter version. This bread is made with pantry ingredients. It's got the texture of banana bread and it's filled with a nice cinnamon taste. Not overly sweet, it will be lovely with a cup of tea or coffee for an afternoon treat. It's an easy recipe kids can help to make. We guarantee this won't last long.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5 Reviews
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For amish friendship bread - no starter

  • STARTER
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 3/4 c
    milk
  • 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • BREAD
  • 1 c
    oil
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • 3 lg
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 pkg
    instant vanilla pudding, 5.1 oz
  • 1 c
    finely chopped nuts (optional)

How To Make amish friendship bread - no starter

  • Starter ingredients combined in a bowl.
    1
    Preheat oven to 325. Combine all "starter" ingredients in mixing bowl; mix.
  • Oil, milk, vanilla, and eggs added to the mixer.
    2
    Add in oil, milk, vanilla, and eggs.
  • Dry ingredients mixed together in a bowl.
    3
    In a separate bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, pudding mix, and (optional) nuts.
  • Wet and dry ingredients combined.
    4
    Add to the liquid mixture and stir well.
  • Batter poured into two greased loaf pans.
    5
    Pour into Bundt pan, muffin pan (makes approx 48) or 2 greased 9x5 in. loaf pans.
  • Amish Friendship Bread cooling.
    6
    Bake at 325 for 1 hour for loaf or Bundt pan (30 minutes for muffins) or until cooked thoroughly.
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