13 Heartwarming Amish Breakfasts
Moist breads, heartwarming casseroles, sweet bakes, and more delicious goodies fill the Amish breakfast table. So we rounded up 13 of our favorites, from Amish Friendship Bread to Herman Biscuits to Mennonite Fritters, to showcase the sweet, tangy, and savory recipes our home cooks love. And for even more 5-star dishes, check out our complete collection of Amish and Mennonite Recipes.
Amish Friendship Bread I
This classic sweet bread, similar to sourdough, begins with Amish Friendship Bread Starter, which once made can be used over and over for a variety of baked Amish recipes. Home cook Voyager_K45 enjoys a slice of this bread with her morning coffee, while home cook Debbie_Do_Da adds chopped pistachios to hers.
Baked Oatmeal II
With nearly 600 five-star reviews, this gooey baked oatmeal is warm, chewy, and the perfect addition to any breakfast spread. "I vary the recipe each time slightly," shares Allrecipes cook Sally Johnson Shenk. "Instead of cranberries, I have put in cherries, blueberries, chopped apples, drained canned peaches or fresh when in season."
Cheesy Amish Breakfast Casserole
Loaded with eggs, potatoes, bacon, and cheese, this hearty breakfast bake comes together quickly and is perfect for serving a crowd. It's also a cinch to vary the ingredients according to your personal tastes. Try subbing in breakfast sausage for bacon, adding in spicy or bell peppers, or mixing up the cheeses.
Mennonite Orange Muffins
Orange juice and grated orange zest give these fluffy muffins a pronounced orange flavor. Several home cooks add chopped fresh or dried cranberries, which pair deliciously with orange. The best part: They're as simple as mix, pour, and bake!
Amish Friendship Chocolate Bread
This chocolate variation of the classic bread relies on a package of instant chocolate pudding mix to give it a moist, dessert-like quality. If you don't have Amish Friendship Bread Starter, Allrecipes cook meleah mixes together 1/3 cup of milk, 1/3 cup of flour, and 1/3 cup of sugar as a replacement.
Lemon Poppy Seed Amish Friendship Bread
In this version of Friendship Bread, poppyseeds, applesauce, and instant lemon pudding mix make for a light, fluffy, semi-sweet bite. Cook Laura Sandahl, who shared the recipe, notes that the batter can be used to make a loaf or muffins, depending on your personal preference.
Amish Hash Browns
"Loved it — crispy on the outside and good texture on the inside," cheers home cook Josie, of these delicious fried potato pancakes. The secret is a mixture of cornmeal and flour, which adds a hint of sweetness to complement the savory potatoes and onions. Serve these with scrambled eggs and they won't be on the table for long!
Amish Sourdough Pancakes
This incredibly simple recipe combines Amish Friendship Bread Starter with water and store-bought buttermilk pancake mix, resulting in thick, unique pancakes that are truly crave-worthy. "My family all loved these pancakes," says home cook Lindsay B. "They have a slightly sweet and sour flavor, but not overpowering. They melt in your mouth and are slightly cake-like in texture. I will make these again, for sure!"
Herman Applesauce Doughnuts
Amish Blackberry and Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
In this sweet and simple baked recipe, a brown sugar and oatmeal mixture is layered on top of fresh strawberries and canned blackberry pie filling for a melt-in-your-mouth dish reminiscent of a crisp or a cobbler — except you get to eat it for breakfast!
Amish Breakfast Bake
"This is a delicious, hearty breakfast bake that can be made the night before," says Genevieve Johns Seivert, who shared the recipe. Filled with onion, zucchini, peppers, sausage, potatoes, and cheese, it's perfect for serving a crowd and can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature.
Rollkuchen (Mennonite Fritters)
Traditionally served with slices of crisp, cold watermelon, these ultra simple deep-fried pastries have only three ingredients — all of which you already have in your pantry. Home cook MelanieR dips hers in jam or drizzles them with corn syrup, while reviewer Shannon prefers honey.
This tasty recipe uses the Herman Sourdough Starter to make a soft dough that yields light, fluffy biscuits. "Not only does this make good biscuits, it also makes great cinnamon buns," shares home cook Fliimsy. "Roll out the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon and both white and brown sugars. Roll up and slice. Delicious!"