Amish Friendship Bread

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We love all the wonderful variations but the classic Amish Friendship Bread recipe is the simplest and the best.


Bread Batter:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk (or 2 cups milk plus 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice)
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

Cinnamon/Sugar Mixture:

  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two loaf pans. I always use Pyrex glass pans for my bread baking!! Over the years I keep trying metal pans but I just don’t get the same results as cooking with glass! Plus you can see the cinnamon swirls through the glass, Isabella says thats her favorite part of baking wiht them!

In a mixer, cream together butter, 2 cups of sugar, and eggs. Add milk, flour, and baking soda.

Put 1/4 of the batter (or a little less) into each of the greased loaf pans.

In a separate bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon.

Sprinkle 3/4 of the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top of the batter in each pan.

Pour the remaining batter evenly in the bread pans.

Sprinkle both pans with the remaining cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Swirl a knife through the batter in each pan.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the toothpick tester comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing from pan.

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