Amish Bread

Amish Friendship Bread without a Starter! This Amish Bread is super soft, fluffy, and covered in an irresistible cinnamon sugar mixture! The secret to the fluffiness is the buttermilk in the dough!

Amish Cinnamon Bread

What is Amish Friendship Bread?

A looong time ago a friend gave me a bag of mush and told me to follow the rules – to knead it, add things to it, and speak nice things to it, and one day it would turn into a glorious loaf of Amish Bread. I did those things, and 5 years later (ok, a few days!), it indeed, was a glorious loaf of Amish bread! And it even left me with more mush to give away to my friends, spreading love from one kitchen to another. But, quite frankly, who has time to knead a bag of mush for several days? “Not I” says the cat!

For many years I thought If I wanted to taste that delicious friendship bread again, I would need to be given a bag of mush (aka an Amish bread “starter”). Then Pinterest was born and anything became possible (I know full well that it was possible before Pinterest, but I like to pretend that life didn’t exist before the days of pinning). And so today, I bring you this divine Amish Bread (adapted from Red Fly Creations), that has been tried and proven true for your kitchen. Good news – it only takes an hour to make rather than days!

Amish Bread Recipe

Amish Bread

All ready for the oven.

Amish Friendship Bread

OH BOY – check out that cinnamon and sugar!!

Amish Cinnamon Bread

Amish Friendship Bread Recipe:

This recipe is simple because it only requires a handful of ingredients, most of which you definitely have around if you occasionally bake. Plus, there’s only about 10-15 minutes of preparation before you throw the bread in the oven! I don’t know about you, but that’s my kind of recipe.

  1. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In another bowl, or in a stand mixer, cream together butter, sugar, and eggs and then add the buttermilk, flour, and baking soda.
  3. Divide 1/2 of the batter into two greased loaf pans (in other words, 1/4 of the mix in each pan). Sprinkle some of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the batter in each pan, reserving about 1/4 to sprinkle on the tops.
  4. Evenly add remaining batter to your two pans, and then sprinkle on the rest of your cinnamon topping.
  5. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until baked through. Cool for 20 minutes before removing from the pan. Enjoy!

Amish Friendship Bread

Amish Friendship Bread without Starter

You can thank the buttermilk for allowing you to have this delicious Amish Cinnamon Bread without a starter! If you’re extra anxious to eat this bread, but don’t have any buttermilk on hand, here are some substitution options:

  • 2 cups milk + 2 TB vinegar
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups plain greek yogurt

 

Take a good look at that cinnamon sugar layer in the center of the bread! I’m already drooling just thinking about the soft, fluffy inside and crispy, cinnamon-y outside. If this bread doesn’t help you make instant friends, I don’t know what will! 😉

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Amish Bread Recipe

5 from 4 votes

Seriously one of the easiest bread recipes you'll ever try! This Amish Bread is super soft, fluffy, and covered in an irresistible cinnamon sugar mixture! The secret to the fluffiness is the buttermilk in the dough!

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 2977 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Bread

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture

  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Set aside

  2. Cream together butter, sugar, and eggs. Add buttermilk, flour, and baking soda. Divide ½ of the batter into two greased loaf pans (1/4 in each pan). Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the batter in each pan, reserving about ¼ to sprinkle on the top.
  3. Evenly add remaining batter to your two pans; sprinkle the rest of your cinnamon topping.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until baked through.
  5. Cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

DIFFICULTY: easy
HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 2 loaves
ANY CHANGES MADE: added just a little more cinnamon 
ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none

Adapted from Red Fly Creations.

ENJOY!

Amish Bread Recipe

 

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Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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  1. I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD TELL ME I MADE THIS BREAD VERY TASTY. I REALLY LIKE IT. BUT WHEN I SLICED IT IT ALL FELL APART INTO CRUMBS. COULD YOU TELL ME WHAT I DID WRONG

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  2. I made this and my husband and just love it I have had to make three times to keep us in this bread. I’m going to bring this to a friend of mind who makes this old fashion Amish Bread and I bet she’ll through her starter away. Thanks so much for a great recipe.

  3. When looking at the nutrition facts it says one serving is 2977 calories. Is that really true or is one loaf that many calories? Haven’t tried the recipe, but if it tastes like the “mush” made Amish bread it will be wonderful!

  4. i just had to comment on your introductory paragraph. My daughter (age 25) AND I JUST LAUGHED AND LAUGHED! YOU SAID “Not i says the cat!” i have used that phrase her entire life and never once until now have i heard or in this case seen anyone else use it! it comes from the story of the little red hen and nobody had time to help her make a loaf of bread. thank you for brightening our day with your wonderful sense of humor.

  5. I swap half the butter for 4 ounces of apple sauce. Have used this several times when cooking for our drama group when we feed the audience, as well as for a home that I work at, and served it warm with custard. Goes down very well with everyone. Totally yummm! (and you’re right – that’s a lot of cakes – tonight 8 cakes done, with another 8 to make tomorrow, lol).