Amish Friendship Bread (With Fresh Fruit)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Chef Tweaker March 27, 2011

I made this with fresh MacIntosh apples (tis the season), and it is very yummy! I only used 1/2 cup oil because that is all I had. I cooked it for just under 50 minutes as I started to really smell it (as if burning), and the edges were brown. FYI for anyone - 2 med and 1 smallish apple made the 3 cups of fruit.

WorkingMom2three October 29, 2008

I tried this with using some peaches that I had canned ( I drained them first). YUMMY! Very good reviews at church coffee hour too!

Chef Lollie April 02, 2008

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