Have you ever been lucky enough (or maybe unlucky) to be given the starter for Amish friendship bread?
I have, and I will admit I love the stuff. It’s absolutely delicious and I could easily down a loaf all by myself. It’s moist, sweet but not too sweet, and completely scrumptious. Unfortunately after time, the whole process of squishing the bag, adding more ingredients and then more squishing gets to be a major pain in the butt and you kind of end up having a love/hate relationship with Amish friendship bread. It’s ok the first time around, but when you divide the starter into four batches and give three away and keep one for yourself (because heaven forbid you give them all away) then you have to go through that whole squishing/mushing/adding/squishing process again. It becomes a bit of a nuisance.
If you feel the same way I do about this delicious, but annoying bread, then I have come to your rescue. I saw this on Pinterest a while back and finally got around to making it. Oh I wish I hadn’t waited so long to make this heavenly bread. It is every, single bit as fabulous as Amish friendship bread without all the hassle of squishing/mushing .
We slathered butter all over these beautiful slices and we devoured this bread. It’s so good it doesn’t even really need the butter, but we are a butter-loving family and butter goes on pretty much everything at our house! This bread is so simple to make. The hardest part is waiting for it to bake! Hope you love it as much as we do!
Cinnamon Bread(Amish Friendship Bread Alternative)
- Total Time: 60 minutes
- 1 cup butter (, softened)
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- Cinnamon/sugar mixture:
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Spray 2 loaf pans (9 x 5) with nonstick cooking spray.
- Cream together butter, 2 cups of sugar, and eggs. Add buttermilk, flour, and baking soda. Divide 1/2 of batter between the two greased loaf pans.
- Mix in separate bowl the 2/3 c sugar and cinnamon. Divide 3/4 of the cinnamon mixture on top of batter in each pan. Add remaining batter to pans; sprinkle with last of cinnamon topping. Swirl with a knife.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool in pan for about 15 minutes before removing from pan.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Category: Bread
Recipe Source: Redfly Creations
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