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Amish Friendship Bread III Recipe

Amish Friendship Bread III

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"A delicious way to use your Amish Friendship Starter. It's packed with apples, nuts and spices."

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Original recipe makes 2 loaves Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt, set aside
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the Amish Friendship Starter, eggs, oil and vanilla. Gradually stir in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Finally stir in the chopped nuts and apples. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a loaf comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This is the recipe we love. It's much better than the ones out there that include pudding mixes! We think this is much healthier and rises better!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

wierd. i guess i'm the only one who thought that this bread was dry i made the other amish bread (w/vanilla pudding) last night and that one came out so much moister than this one. also, by 50 minutes this one was burnt.


52 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

I made several versions of amish friendship bread and this was the one that everyone loved. It's hard to please everytone - which consists of 6 kids and a husband. Thanks for the wonderful recipe

Apr 07, 2008

This recipe is far better and healthier than the original friendship bread. I substituted some of the white flour for whole wheat and grated the apples and nuts to make them more acceptable to my children. It makes a very moist and delicious breakfast or snack.

Dec 04, 2009

I enjoyed this recipe. I made two changes; I omitted the nuts as my boyfriend is allergic. I also substituted pumpkin puree for the oil. The bread did get brown long before the inside was done; 40 minutes in I turned the temp down to 325 and gave it another 15 minutes to cook it all the way through. The taste is great though, just the right amount of cinnamon and apples. UPDATE: Made this again, using the exact ingredients as the recipe states. I put some in muffin tins and they took about 15 minutes to bake.

Feb 13, 2009

This was my first attempt with making friendship bread and I decided to use this recipe with my starter that was given by a neighbor. What a wonderfully, delicious cake like bread. I chose to make this in 1 Bundt pan rather than making two loaves. I added just a sprinkling of nutmeg to the batter. Then I sprinkled with confectionary sugar after baking. Baking time in the Bundt pan took 45-50 minutes at the 350 degrees. I set my timer to check with a cake tester 5 minutes earlier to help prevent drying out and over baking. My first slice I tried plain, loved it. The second slice I tried with peanut butter. YUMMY! This bread went perfectly with a cup of coffee. I decided to send a sample slice of this bread and recipe to the people I pass the starter onto. After trying this recipe, I decided to keep a starter for myself and start over, so I can make this bread again and also freezing a starter to use at a later time. For those that don’t have the starter, you can find the recipe for “Amish Friendship Bread Starter” here at All Recipes.

Jun 12, 2007

Great Great Bread, except I had to use 3/4 of my batter just to get the bread tall enough. This recipes needs to be adjusted for that fact. It's never tall enough, unless you use most of your batter on one loaf instead of two. I used applesauce also and threw some mashed bananas in. Very Moist and Yummy!! I reduced temp to 325, to risk browning prematurely, Looks perfect!

Jan 15, 2007

To: KIJEST, Perhaps your oven is hotter than normal, I used to get "burned" Amish friendship bread and breads in general because my ovens thermostat was going bad and couldn't regulate my oven properly. I replaced it and used this recipe again for the full 50 minutes, it turned out perfect!


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  • Calories
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 239 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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