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

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!

cburke11616 June 01, 2008

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!

Quiltingqueen April 03, 2010

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

adena mangis January 30, 2010

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