Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Amish Friendship Bread Copycat Recipe

A few years ago I was obsessed with Amish Friendship Bread.   I absolutely loved it and made it week after week for a few months.

( In case you don't know what it is, you basically start out with a starter bag that you get from someone, then each day you have to knead it and some days you have to add an ingredient or 2 then in 7 days you get to actually bake the bread and you make new multiple bags of starts to share with people. )

 Then I became overwhelmed, I always had silly bags on my counter, was always trying to find someone to give them away, froze some, wasted some and just one day quit making more.  It had been a long time since I had really thought of it and one day I came across a recipe and of course had to try it.  Could it really be just a recipe, I can make and bake in the same day and be done?  I was anxious to try it and it turned out delicious!

So today I'm sharing with you the recipe I found on RedFlyCreations that will be getting used a lot around here!   I love making my meals healthy and clean but still just can't resist desserts and  baked goods.  It's a balance and I will probably always have it that way!

Here it is Amish Friendship Bread
( Makes 2 loaves)

For the batter take:                                                  Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
1 cup softened butter                                                2/3 cup sugar
2 cups sugar                                                             2 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda

Cream together the butter, sugar, and eggs.  Then add your  buttermilk and dry ingredients:  Flour and baking soda.  Let it sit for a minute while you do the next step.

In a separate bowl prepare your cinnamon sugar mixture which is 2/3 cup sugar mixed with 2 tsp cinnamon.

Put 1/4 batter in each of your 2 pans.  Sprinkle each pan with 1/4 cup cinnamon/sugar.  Put the remaining batter into each pan and repeat the cinnamon/sugar mixture.  Then take a knife and gently swirl the cinnamon/sugar in a little.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until done.

Let cool before removing from pan!

Enjoy!  Most people I'm sure eat theirss with butter but plain Jane me could eat it anyday without.

Also this recipe should come with a warning, I could pretty much eat a whole loaf in one day.  Don't judge me until you try it.  It's delicious and addicting!


  1. Yum! I was the same way -- I froze a few starter bags but always seemed to have so many loaves. Does this make a big loaf pan, or the small ones? I have some of each, and love to bake up sweet breads for having on hand in the freezer!

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  3. Totally not judging you for eating the whole thing. I do the same thing every time I make bread. Carbs are yummy!