This is a yummy variation of Amish Friendship Bread. It's one of my family's favorites! It's versatile enough to make muffins, too. Just add 3 tablespoons of the batter into greased muffin tins and reduce the baking time to 23-25 minutes.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl blend together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, poppy seeds, and lemon pudding mix. Make a well in the center of the bowl.

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  • In a separate bowl, mix together the Amish starter, eggs, milk, applesauce, vanilla, and vegetable oil. Add to dry ingredients and blend until just combined. Pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans.

  • Bake in a preheated 325 degree F(165 degrees C) oven for one hour. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan.

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Nutrition Facts

157.3 calories; 1.9 g protein; 25.2 g carbohydrates; 15.9 mg cholesterol; 222.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
This is a very moist and delicious recipe. I added 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Peel and substituted Lemon Extract for the Vanilla Extract. Even more Lemony. Thanks for a good recipe to used with the Amish Starter. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/05/2009
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
This is a very moist and delicious recipe. I added 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Peel and substituted Lemon Extract for the Vanilla Extract. Even more Lemony. Thanks for a good recipe to used with the Amish Starter. Read More
(77)
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
This is a very moist and delicious recipe. I added 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Peel and substituted Lemon Extract for the Vanilla Extract. Even more Lemony. Thanks for a good recipe to used with the Amish Starter. Read More
(77)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2008
My family loves this recipe though I made muffins rather than a loaf bread. I put in muffin tins and baked approx 25 minutes at 325 and they were great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
Excellent recipe. I already had the friendship bread starter. This is lower fat tha my other recipe and just as good as the really fat version. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
This is a wonderful recipe for breakfast muffins! Following is a variation you might wish to try which I've developed from this recipe: Make the following substitutions: Instead of the poppy seeds, use 1/2 cup each of chocolate chips and chopped walnuts; instead of the ground cinnamon, use 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder; instead of lemon pudding mix, use chocolate pudding mix; instead of vanilla, use chopped maraschino cherries and their juice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
I thought I would have to freeze some of this bread because it made so much but my family ate it up before it ever needed to be frozen. Delicious! This would make great gifts and works well in small loaf pans. I used 6 individual loaf pans for one recipe. I also added a teaspoon of lemon extract. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2003
This is a great tasting recipe. Moist and full of flavor. It freezes well too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2010
Awesome. Everyone loved it. Added about a tablespoon of lemon juice because it was handy. Making again--great way to get rid of all my starter! UPDATE: Made medium sized muffins; takes about a half hour to bake but they really don't rise very much. Tasty to eat though! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
My whole family loved this recipe! I ended up making mini muffins and they didn't last very long at all! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This was yummy and worked great as muffins! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/05/2009
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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