Amish Friendship Bread Recipe

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You can’t resist a slice of this warm, cinnamon Amish Friendship Bread. This quick bread starts with a sweet sourdough and makes two loaves. Perfect for gift-giving! For the starter recipe, click here.


I know you’ve all been waiting for this recipe. We shared our Amish Friendship Bread Starter recipe yesterday. If you haven’t gotten that sweet sourdough starter mixed up and fermenting on your countertop, what are you waiting for?

One look at this cinnamon Amish friendship bread and you’ll be anxiously awaiting that 10-day sourdough cycle to be complete so you can get baking.


This is a classic bread.

It’s soft and moist. It’s full of cinnamon sugar flavor. It’s a one-bowl, no-rise, couldn’t-be-easier quick bread.

And if you’re not into baking quick bread, try baking the friendship bread batter in a muffin tin. You’ll prepare the pans the same way, but you’ll preheat the oven to 425 degrees and bake them for 5 minutes, then reduce the baking temperature to 375 degrees and bake for an additional 13 minutes. It’s a little trick I learned from Sally’s Baking Addiction in order to get the pretty domed tops that everyone loves on a muffin.

close up of cinnamon muffin in a muffin pan

And another option? Bake the batter in a 9×13 cake pan to have an Amish friendship cake. The options are endless with this easy bread recipe!


You’ll notice the first ingredient in this recipe is Head over to get the Amish Friendship Bread Starter here.

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Amish Friendship Bread

4.78 from 59 votes
You can’t resist a slice of this warm, cinnamon Amish Friendship Bread. This quick bread starts with a sweet sourdough and makes two loaves. Perfect for gift-giving!
Servings 20 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 cup oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding (3.4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts optional
  • 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
  • Mix well.
  • Spray 2 loaf pans with cooking spray.
  • Mix ½ cup sugar and 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon into a small bowl. Dust the greased pans with half of this cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the pans and sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture over the batter.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until the a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Cool until the bread loosens from the pan evenly and turn onto a serving dish.



*To make muffins, spray two muffin pans with cooking spray. Sprinkle the greased muffin cups with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake at 425 for 5 minutes, then without opening the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake for an additional 13 minutes or until the top of the muffin bounces back when you touch it.


Serving: 64g | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Calories 268
Keyword amish recipes, herman sourdough, quick bread recipes, sourdough

Amish Friendship Bread Starter Recipe

You can't resist a slice of this warm, cinnamon Amish Friendship Bread. This quick bread starts with a sweet sourdough and makes two loaves.

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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2 years ago

What type of oil can I use?

judy Sieffert
1 year ago

Re: Amish Friendship Bread – I understand how to feed it and use it….but how do we get the starter in the first place ?
I can’t find or understand the instructions on how to get started.

Andie MB
1 year ago

Overall, the bread came out okay, but the sugar/cinnamon coating on the bottom was very sticky and almost tasted burnt. I’m thinking it could be 1 of 2 reasons, and hoping to get others’ input. I think it’s either 1. ) I baked it for an extra 5 minutes to ensure the toothpick came out clean. Perhaps it’s okay to have a few moist crumbs? 2.) I let it cool on top of the stove which, of course, was still hot. DUH. Thanks!

Dorothy Rogles
1 year ago

Can the all purpose flour be replaced with bread flour?
If not, should the all purpose be unbleached?

Lani Land
1 year ago

While doing the starter do you release the air from the yeast, or keep it sealed for the whole 10 days?

11 months ago

Has anyone made this using Lactaid milk, not the soy or almond but the real milk without lactose? I want to make this but my daughter is very lactose intolerant.

Cyndi A.
10 months ago

5 stars
Love this bread, did this for awhile 30 years ago so I don’t recall why the 1c portion I kept for myself isn’t producing the gas that needs to be let out. Is it ruined or do I just go ahead and add to it?

Mary Morefield
8 months ago

5 stars
Love the bread.

8 months ago

5 stars
Just followed your Amish Friendship Starter recipe and today was day 10!! Made the bread for my family and we were absolutely in love!! The bread is so moist, it just melts in your mouth. We are all so pleased, thank you so much for your delicious recipe. I will be making 2 more loaves to share with my parents. Quick question, can I freeze the loaves after I bake them? I am seeing them in a couple weeks. Thank you in advance ♥️

8 months ago

Hello, are these Nutritional info: per loaf, per slice? How many servings are in a loaf? Also would you know the sugar per serving? Thank you!
Serving: 64g | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g

8 months ago

Thank you so much, I appreciate this information!

7 months ago

do you have to use the pudding?

A. Wilbanks
6 months ago

5 stars
I made this as a child. We always had the starter, and never had to make. My question is, once my 10 days is up and I divide into 4-1 cup bags, I am supposed to use one of those to bake my bread?

1 month ago

should the dough be thick when you pour into the pan? Mine was, couldn’t pour it.

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