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Cinnamon Sugar Amish Friendship Bread

Easy Amish friendship bread laced with cinnamon and sugar for a sweet breakfast, snack or dessert that pairs perfectly with a warm cup of coffee.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Amish bread, easy bread recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 10 days 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 223kcal
Author The Seasoned Mom

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 large (5 ounce) box vanilla instant pudding mix (just the dry mix)
  • For the Topping: ¼ cup of sugar + 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

TO PREPARE THE AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD ON DAY 10:

  • Preheat oven to 325F/160C.  Spray two large loaf pans with cooking spray and set aside.
  • After adding the additional flour, sugar, and milk to the starter and dividing the starter into separate bags (as instructed above), you should have some starter batter still left in your large bowl.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients to the starter batter in the large bowl (eggs through pudding mix).
  • Divide the batter evenly among the two prepared loaf pans.
  • In a small bowl, combine ¼ cup sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle the top of each loaf with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Bake in the 325F/160C oven for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and then remove bread from pans.
  • If you keep a starter bag for yourself, you can repeat the baking process every 10 days.

Notes

If you would like to prepare your own starter from scratch, the instructions follow:
TO PREPARE A NEW BATCH OF STARTER TO SHARE WITH FRIENDS:
In a small bowl, combine ¼ cup of warm water and 1 packet (2 ¼ teaspoons) of dry active yeast. Set aside until bubbly, 5-10 minutes.
In a large non-metal bowl mix together 1 cup of all-purpose flour and 1 cup of white granulated sugar. Stir in 1 cup of milk and the yeast mixture.
Cover loosely and leave on the countertop at room temperature until bubbly.
Place starter in a large (gallon size) Ziploc bag. Seal bag and squish, squash, and mush until well combined. Let stand at room temperature overnight. The day that you prepare the starter is DAY 1. Proceed with 10-Day Baking Schedule as outlined above.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice of bread (12 slices per loaf) | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.5g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 9.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 117.9mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 20.8g