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.

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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

4.81 from 72 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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Linda L
6 years ago

Could you please post a recipe that uses the starter without pudding mix….i dont do processed foods…

D Forest
3 years ago

Been making this bread from a starter I was given 30 years ago and it was over 20 years old then. I have followed the exact same recipe for all those 30 years the only thing I do is when putting mixture in bread pans I put half in each pan then sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top swirl with knife and put the rest of batter on top and sprinkle again with balance. Works out great but you need to follow instructions. Best bread ever and any one who has had it asks for a starter.

5 years ago

Thank you for the starter recipe! I have made the bread in that past, but have not had the starter for a while. Also, when I have made the bread in the past, I have used banana pudding mix instead of vanilla. It gives a nice flavor to the bread. I have also made the recipe with giant muffin and mini loaf pans. They freeze easily and you just pull them out and pop them in the microwave for a quick breakfast/snack!

5 years ago

4 stars
Is there a trick to getting it out of the pan after it has baked? I made 6 loaves today- cooked some a little more, some a little less, let some sit longer before taking out of the pan and EVERY single loaf stuck in the pan and tore in half. I sprinkled the sugar into the pan after greasing like it says. I ran a knife around the edges and it would seem like they were loose and ready to go- but nope! So disappointing.

3 years ago

My tops always fall in…any suggestions? I’ve made over 10 loads so far. Tried changing pan type with no luck. They’re cooked through but the tops crack and sink.

1 year ago

do you have to use the pudding?

1 year 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

judy Sieffert
2 years 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.

3 years ago

Do you have a recipe for banana bread using the Amish starter? I am only in day two of my starter but am looking for additional recipes to make using my starter 😉 I would also like to make wheat bread (and am completely new to making my own bread) and was curious if younger any tips on how to use this recipe but make it wheat as well. 🙂 thank you!

5 years ago

Can sourdough starter could be used instead of the active yeast?
Thank you for posting these recipes. I’ve haven’t heard of this bread but it does sound really good ☺

6 years ago

I lived among the Amish in Penna. I have one or two recipes that I love. This is one of them. Great if you have a bunch of people to bake for over the holidays.. Thanks.

11 months 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

Thank you so much, I appreciate this information!

1 year 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 ♥️