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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6 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.

6 years ago

I had friendship starter 30+ years ago and I can’t wait to get started on the starter. My question is what size loaf pan is used?

6 years ago

For the icing, do you mean powdered sugar? You wrote granulated sugar, but the recipe also calls for sugar and granulated sugar and sugar are the same thing. Just trying to understand why you wrote it 2 different ways, in case I’m missing something. Thanks.

6 years ago

Can I just start baking with the starter on day 1 ? Instead of waiting until after the ten day cycle? It look old really good !

6 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

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!

6 years ago

Do you have a recipe for the starter?

6 years ago

The original recipe says not to use metal pans or utensils.

6 years ago

Can you make a plain white bread from this starter? How?

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.

Patti Cruden
6 years ago

Can you please send me the recipe for the starter…. can’t seem to get it to come up .

6 years ago

Im going to try that looks so good

Tara Sims
7 years ago

Can you please tell me where at can get the friendship bread starter?

Tara Sims
7 years ago

Can you please me where to get the friendship bread starter from?

Margaret Newhouse
7 years ago

How do you make sourdough

Linda L
7 years ago

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

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