Amish Friendship Bread (With Fresh Fruit)

"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."
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  • 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


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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I tried this with using some peaches that I had canned ( I drained them first). YUMMY! Very good reviews at church coffee hour too!


I am a Christian wife and mother of 3 kids. Since my DH's high cholesterol, we've been eating better. I never used to like cooking. Since eating better, I've liked learning and preparing new recipes. My kids haven't reconciled themselves to the new eating yet. I grind my own grain and make all my own breads.?Working 2 hours a day in the local high school lunch room.??I am homeschooling my high schooler.? ?Also found out 1 child has multiple food allergies (wheat, dairy, tomato, chocolate, etc) and another is gluten sensitive. So, we just started (July 09) eating gluten and dairy free. I've been busy with getting our house market ready, even though it's not the best time for that.?
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