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Amish Friendship Bread

Amish Friendship Bread Recipe

My grandmother's recipe for Amish Friendship Bread brings back great memories! Making it is simple and I'll show you how to make the starter.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, German
Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Starter Making Time 10 days
Total Time 10 days 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 1695 kcal
Author Debra Maslowski



  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Grease two loaf pans and pour mixture into the pans.
  3. Bake at 350°F for about 60 minutes.
  4. Check the center with a toothpick to see if it's done.
  5. Serve warm with butter.


This bread is softer and doesn't hold well in the toaster, but will toast in a toaster oven.

I've also added raisins and coconut for a delicious twist. You can add oatmeal for a heartier bread, but it will need more moisture, so increase the liquid to include 1/4 cup milk.

I've also seen recipes that call for peaches or plums. This time of the year I'm thinking apples would be perfect! The variations are endless. My grandmother only made the traditional bread, but I can imagine she would have loved any of these additions.

Nutrition Facts
Amish Friendship Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1695 Calories from Fat 720
% Daily Value*
Fat 80g123%
Saturated Fat 65g325%
Cholesterol 246mg82%
Sodium 1016mg42%
Potassium 225mg6%
Carbohydrates 222g74%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 101g112%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 356IU7%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.