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

4.83 from 78 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

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Cinnamon Sugar Mixture:


  • 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
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.
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2 months ago

5 stars
I have made this friendship Bread and I love it so much

4 months ago

Can you use Cake Flour for this recipe?

6 months ago

I used to make this bread in the ’80s and ’90s I do not remember putting the vanilla pudding in it can you replace it with anything else

6 months ago

5 stars
Glad I found this again. Used too make it 10 years ago. Always brought to my friends/family Christmas parties, and of course for us. Used all flavors of pudding. Bread freezes well.
Question: Can I use canned pumpkin instead of pudding?

1 year ago

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

A. Wilbanks
1 year 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 year ago

do you have to use the pudding?

2 years ago

Thank you so much, I appreciate this information!

2 years 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

2 years 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 ♥️

Mary Morefield
2 years ago

5 stars
Love the bread.

Cyndi A.
2 years 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?

2 years 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.

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