7 Ways to Use Your Amish Friendship Bread Starter

Amish Friendship Bread I
Photo: Jennifer Nolan

Found yourself in possession of an active Amish Friendship Bread starter? Lucky you! They're usually passed from person to person, so that means someone cares enough about you to spread the love. Plus, there are so many possibilities: Whether you're in the mood for a traditional cinnamon loaf, easy sourdough pancakes, crowd-pleasing cupcakes, or something else, you'll find a new favorite way to use your starter in this collection of Amish Friendship Bread recipes.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Amish Friendship Bread

Lemon Poppy Seed Amish Friendship Bread
Jennifer Nolan

This bright and flavorful Amish Friendship Bread recipe features a convenient secret ingredient: two packages of instant lemon pudding mix.

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Amish Sourdough Pancakes

Amish Sourdough Pancakes
Boosayky

Make this 20-minute recipe with just three simple ingredients: buttermilk pancake mix, water, and Amish Friendship Bread starter.

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Amish Friendship Chocolate Bread

Amish Friendship Chocolate Bread
ntnat

"My family says it's like eating chocolate cake," recipe creator KATHY422 says of this easy bread. It only takes 10 minutes to mix all the ingredients together, so it's great for busy days when you're craving something sweet.

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Amish Friendship Bread I

Amish Friendship Bread I
Jennifer Nolan

You can't go wrong with a classic. This basic bread is simply sweetened with sugar and vanilla extract, while cinnamon adds subtle spiciness.

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Amish Cinnamon Bread

Amish Cinnamon Bread
Roxie

Here's a fun tip from reviewer tdeluco: Fill the loaf pan halfway with the batter, sprinkle liberally with cinnamon-sugar, then finish pouring the batter. The middle layer is a sweet surprise!

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Cherry Amish Friendship Bread Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

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Use your Amish Friendship Bread starter to make these adorable cupcakes. A package of cherry Jell-O adds fruity flavor that's perfectly balanced with white chocolate icing.

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Amish Friendship Bread II

Amish Friendship Bread II
Trudi Nottingham

"Different things such as shredded carrots, shredded zucchini, mashed bananas, chopped apples may be added to make the bread of your choice," recipe creator Juanita says of this versatile, easy-to-customize bread.

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More Inspiration

Chef John's Sourdough Bread
Jackie Freeman

Try one of Our Best Sourdough Bread Recipes That Use a Starter. Plus, explore our entire collection of Bread Recipes.

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