Friendship Bread (with pudding)

"I have not personally tried this recipe (yet!) but it sounds good!"
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Ready In:
2 loaves




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; lightly grease two loaf pans& sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired- set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients thoroughly& pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes.
  • **Trysubstituting different flavors of pudding to vary the flavor of the bread.
  • May also need to adjust spice, as cinnamon may not be good with other pudding flavors.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can I use coconut or almond flour instead of AP flour ?
  2. Do I have to use baking soda?


  1. I have made this recipe many times and it is absolutely delicious. I even add different fruits such as blueberries or bananas or apples or whatever sounds good at the time!
  2. I use 1C of Nuts. My favorite is using Chocolate Pudding, 1C. Choc.Chips & 1 can of Cherry Pie filling. This will take longer to cook 45-60 mins, but it is SOOO good.
  3. This is a great recipe! The "original" friendship bread recipe is a real sugar bomb, so I love that this one has no additional sugar added except for whats in the pudding. I subbed half the oil for non-fat yogurt and that worked well. So far I have made it as written with vanilla pudding, and I have also made it with chocolate fudge pudding, subbing chocolate chips for the nuts, and also with butterscotch pudding, using butterscotch chips. All really good.
  4. Using 1/2 c of bulk 'orange dream' pudding, this came out fantastic! It is really more like the texture of a cake and would probably make terrific cupcakes. Will also try making one super large loaf in the super large loaf pan! Thank you for posting.
  5. I really liked that this recipe only used a small box of pudding instead of a large one and there is no additional sugar. I used all applesauce to cut the calories drastically, so it turned out rather healthy but still extremely moist and tasty! Thanks!


I have been a Central Illinois resident all my life. My hobbies include fishing with my husband, reading, counted cross stitch, and of course, cooking (especially baking)! I currently work in an office, behind a desk, pushing paper. My dream would be to open my own bakery. Spending time in the kitchen is very relaxing to me, and it keeps me connected to my domestic side!
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