Healthier Amish Friendship Bread Starter

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"Make something extra special to share with a friend! This delicious starter is healthier than the original version and can be used to make a variety of healthful breads. (Do not use metal containers or utensils.)"
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9 d 40 m servings 33 cals
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Original recipe yields 120 servings



  • Calories:
  • 33 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Dissolve yeast in water in a small bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. Combine 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1 cup sugar in a 2-quart container. Mix thoroughly or flour will lump when milk is added. Slowly stir in 1 cup milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Cover loosely and let stand until bubbly. Consider this day 1 of the 10 day cycle. Leave loosely covered at room temperature.
  2. On days 2 through 4: Stir starter with a spoon. Day 5: Stir in 1 cup white whole wheat flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Days 6 through 9: Stir only.
  3. Day 10: Stir in 1/2 cup each all-purpose and white whole wheat flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup milk. Remove 1 cup to make your first bread, give 2 cups to friends along with this recipe, and your favorite Amish Bread recipe. Store the remaining 1 cup starter in a container in the refrigerator, or begin the 10 day process over again (beginning with step 2).


  • Editor's Notes:
  • Once you have made the starter, you will consider it Day One, and thus ignore step 1 in this recipe and proceed with step 2. You can also freeze this starter in 1 cup measures for later. use. Frozen starter will take at least 3 hours at room temperature to thaw before using.
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Amish Friendship Bread Starter.


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This starter made delicious healthier bread. For the bread, I omitted pudding mix, used half white and half white whole wheat flour, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1/3 cup each applesauce and canola oil. We...

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