Recipe – Amish Friendship Bread

Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 1 hour
Number of Servings: More than 10
Special Features: Kids Love It


  • 1 ½ cup Milk
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 3 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Oil
  • ½ tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 1 Large box of instant pudding ( or 2 small boxes)
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

Do not refrigerate the starter.
Day 1: Do nothing on day 1.
Day 2-5: Squeeze the bag several times throuhout the day. If the bag fills with air, burp it out.
Day 6: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk and 1 cup sugar and Squeeze bag to mix.
Day 7-9: Squeeze the bag several times throuhout the day.
Day 10: Combine the batter with the 1 cup milk, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup flour in a large non-metal bowl. Mix with a non-metal spoon. Pour 1 cup of this batter into each of the 4 1-gallon resealable bags. Give these away to friends or relatives with these instructions.

  1. To the remaining batter in the bowl, add oil, 1 cup sugar, baking soda, vanilla, baking powder, 2 cups flour, ½ cup milk, eggs, pudding and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix 3 tbsp sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon and sprinkle into 2 well greased bread pans before pouring batter into the pans.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees for 55-60 minutes.

Cook’s Notes
You may make many variations of this bread. Add chocolate chips. Use flavored pudding mix. Add canned pumpkin in place of oil or apple sauce in place of oil. Add ripe bananas. Have fun and make it different every time!


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