Amish Friendship Bread is one of those foods from my childhood that I love!! My mom and her friends used to pass around those starter bags… but as a mom who works from home, starter bags never happen for me! This is so easy to make and makes for the perfect coffee bread!
First posted in 2016 and updated in 2023
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I was excited when my mom sent me this Amish Friendship bread recipe. I love that it is an Amish friendship bread without starter, plus it’s easy! Just throw together and let it bake. It’s like a coffee cake and is perfect for enjoying breakfast! So crumbly and moisty, the whole family will love it!
Amish Friendship Bread Recipe Ingredients
Amish Friendship Bread Batter Ingredients:
- Butter– Either salted butter or unsalted butter will work for this. You will want the butter to be softened so I leave mine out of the fridge the night before.
- Buttermilk– I make mine most of the time, take two cups of milk, add two Tablespoons of white vinegar, and allow it to set for a bit.
- Baking Soda
Amish Friendship Bread Topping Ingredients:
How To Make Amish Friendship Bread:
Start by making your buttermilk if needed. If you don’t have buttermilk in a bowl or glass, add two cups of milk, add 2 Tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice, and allow it to set.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease two loaf pans. I always use Pyrex glass pans for my bread baking!! Over the years, I keep trying metal pans, but I don’t get the same results as cooking with glass!
In a mixer, cream together butter, sugar, and eggs.
Next add the milk, flour, and baking soda into the mixer until well mixed.
Pour 1/4 of the mixed batter into each of your greased loaf pans.
In a separate bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon.
Take the cinnamon-sugar mixture and sprinkle about 3/4 between the two pans on top of the bread batter.
Pour the remaining batter evenly into the bread pans.
Sprinkle both pans with the remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Take a knife and swirl the knife thru the batter in each pan.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the toothpick tester comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing from pan.
Cool on baking racks before storing.
Serve and Enjoy!
What is your favorite homemade bread recipe?
How to store Amish Friendship bread
Store in a Ziploc bag or an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days; mine rarely last that long. You can freeze the loaf of bread for up to 90 days in an air-tight container or a Ziploc bag.
Storing leftovers properly requires the right tools! My preferred storage method is if the leftovers can be sealed in a food saver. If not, then an air-tight container or Ziploc bag for the fridge is the way I go. The air-tight container and a freezer Ziploc bag are the next best bet for freezing the leftovers. I also use a food scale to measure portions into serving sizes.
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Amish Friendship Bread
- If you don't have buttermilk in a bowl or glass put two cups of milk and add either 2 Tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice and allow it to set.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two loaf pans
- In a mixer, cream together butter, sugar, and eggs.
- Next add the milk, flour, and baking soda into the mixer until well mixed.
- Pour 1/4 of the mixed batter into each of your greased loaf pans.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
- Take the cinnamon-sugar mixture and sprinkle about 3/4 of it between the two pans on top of the bread batter.
- Pour the remaining batter evenly into the bread pans.
- Sprinkle both pans with the remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture.
- Take a knife and swirl the knife thru the batter in each pan.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the toothpick tester comes out clean.
- Cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing from pan.