Amish Friendship Bread (With Fresh Fruit)

Recipe by WI Cheesehead

This is off of the website. They have a bunch of variations. I tried their Apple Bread and used strawberries instead, so I think you could use any number of fresh fruit with it.

Top Review by Chef Tweaker

I followed this except that I omitted the nuts. I wish it had less oil in it but I was making it for a potluck so didn't mind since someone else gets to eat the calories! May try much less oil in the future. I used Granny Smiths that I cut into 8ths then sliced crosswise. They added a tart contrast to the bread. This was a good use for the frozen starter that I had in the fridge.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 34 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup amish batter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 12 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 3 cups fresh fruit, diced, chopped or sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 375° and grease 2 loaf pans.
  2. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Fold in the nuts and fruit.
  6. Pour into the prepared pans and bake 50-60 minutes.

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