Rating: 4.67 stars
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

This recipe was given to me by a friend several years ago. Different things such as shredded carrots, shredded zucchini, mashed bananas, chopped apples may be added to make the bread of your choice.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together Amish Friendship Starter, oil, applesauce, sugar, vanilla, eggs and milk. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir into the starter mixture. Mix in the vanilla pudding mix. Fold in the chopped nuts, raisins and dates. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans.

  • Bake for 60 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pans before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Nutrition Facts

237 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 34.2g; fat 10.4g; cholesterol 28.4mg; sodium 241.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (68)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2007
Caramel Apple Friendship Bread - Here's something I did different I did to it today. Using this original recipe as the base I added chopped apples pecans apple pie spice to the mix. Baked in 2 8x4 pans for about 60 mins. When cool I poured a Caramel Glaze over the top of it. On the starter recipe link on the recipe and it says at the bottom you can freeze this starter. I always do and it comes out great. Read More
(96)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/05/2005
This was extremely sweet. We much prefer the ordinary Amish friendship bread recipe on this site. Read More
(11)
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2007
Caramel Apple Friendship Bread - Here's something I did different I did to it today. Using this original recipe as the base I added chopped apples pecans apple pie spice to the mix. Baked in 2 8x4 pans for about 60 mins. When cool I poured a Caramel Glaze over the top of it. On the starter recipe link on the recipe and it says at the bottom you can freeze this starter. I always do and it comes out great. Read More
(96)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe is great if you use triple berry mix pureed to replace the oil in this recipe and I have also used peaches It is really good with orange dream pudding and pureed mandarin oranges.I was making 12-14 loaves a week of the different flavors I was making use your imagination you'll be really suprized at how it changes the flavor and brings them running. I couldn't make it fast enough!!!!!!!!! Read More
(67)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2006
This was my first try at Amish Friendship bread. I used the starter found on this site. Bread came out great. I used a cup of applesauce instead of going half and half with the oil used Splenda in place of the sugar and sugar-free vanilla pudding. Even with the lightening up it came out very delicious. Read More
(45)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2008
I just love making Amish friendship bread, I have been doing it for years. I was always bothered with the instant pudding mix in the ingredients, so I made a substitution this last time. I replaced it with two mashed, ripe bananas, and threw in a few pinches of extra flour in fear that the batter would be too wet. I also use all organic and natural ingredients as much as possible to make it a little healthier. The bread came out fantastic with the bananas in place of the pudding, very moist and delicious. Everyone I gave some too loved it as well. Next time I will try using apples as I saw some people suggested. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Taste great. I used 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup flour add apple and omitted raisin and walnut. It's still soft and moist. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
my son likes this bread andi can add or subtract ingredients to his liking Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I used Dole's Cinna-raisins and added a chopped apple. Most excellent! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2007
very good my family ate it all up in two days. I sprinkled the pan with sugar and cinnimon before I poured in the batter Read More
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
12/05/2005
This was extremely sweet. We much prefer the ordinary Amish friendship bread recipe on this site. Read More
(11)