Quick Amish Friendship Bread or Muffins (No Starter Required)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I love this bread and I had a craving for it, but didn't want to wait the month it took for the starter to be ready, so, I modified it a bit. It might not be quite as tasty as the original, but it's great if you want it in a hurry! I like to use butterscotch pudding for a different, but really nice flavor! Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix "starter" ingredients together.
  2. Mix oil, milk, eggs, and vanilla with the "starter".
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, vanilla pudding mix, and nuts.
  4. Add to liquid mixture and stir thoroughly.
  5. Pour into two large well-greased 9x5 inch loaf pans, one Bundt pan, or 48 muffin tins.
  6. Bake at 325F for one hour or until done (muffins will take only 30-35 minutes) and enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

I made a few modifications to make it almost fat free and it still turned out awesome! I substituted 1 cup of applesauce for the 1 cup of oil. I also substituted 3/4 cup of egg beaters for the 3 eggs and I also used skim milk and it still turned out very moist and delicious. I used butter flavored Pam on the pan and sprinkled sugar/cinnamon combination in the pan and then on top of the batter before going in the oven. No more starter for me! Thanks!

4 5

Good bread! The texture of this bread wasn't the same as real Amish friendship bread, but it also didn't take 10 days to make! Thanks for a yummy recipe!

5 5

This bread was really good and supper easy! I halved the recipe and used butterscotch pudding. Thanks for an easy friendship bread.