No-Starter Amish Friendship Bread
Never heard of Amish Friendship Bread? Well, you're in for a treat and just in time for the holidays!
Amish Friendship Bread is similar to the concept of a chain letter. It uses a starter, which is a substitute for yeast and takes 10 days to make. After you make your bread, you give your friends the starter so they can make their own and pass it along to their friends, thus the name "friendship bread".
However, living in an era of instant gratification, we've come across a recipe that doesn't require us to wait 10 days! To keep the "friendship" in the friendship bread, this recipe makes 8 mini loaves that you can pass on to your friends to devour! (Or 2 regular sized loaf pans so you can keep one for yourself and give one to a friend!)
Let's get started!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
- cinnamon sugar mixture for pans and tops of breads (mix 1/2 sugar with 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon)
- 3 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups oil
- 6 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 3.4 oz small box instant vanilla pudding
- 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts optional
Preheat oven to 325f degrees. Spray two bread loaf pans (or 8 mini loaf pans) with nonstick cooking spray.
Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture on the sides and bottom of loaf pans.
In a large bowl, stir together buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla.
Stir in sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Then, slowly stir in flour and instant vanilla pudding.
Finally, gently stir in chopped walnuts.
Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
Sprinkle the tops with rest of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake for 45 minutes (for mini loaves) and about an hour for full-size loaves.
Allow to cool completely. Then gently remove the loaves and pack them into cellophane bags.
Lotus and Luna Tip!
Attach a cute Lotus and Luna single wrap to the packaged friendship bread!
Shop our Friendship Packs here!