Join me in welcoming Brita Britnell from the fabulous food blog, B. Britnell. She’s sharing her Cinnamon Amish Friendship Bread recipe that adds a crumble and zesty orange glaze to dress up the classic loaf, just in time for the holidays.
If you look close, Brita has added a layer of cinnamon crunch in the middle of the loaf. Yes, you can start drooling now.
“One of my favorite parts about Amish Friendship Bread is that it comes together in ONE bowl,” she says. “I love easy recipes.”
Brita’s a pro in the kitchen and not a complete stranger to Amish Friendship Bread either. “I have memories of my Aunt Tracie asking me if I wanted a starter but I was in college and didn’t go near a kitchen unless to microwave a bowl of ramen, I declined. I’m very excited to have made my own starter and baked with it.”
Cinnamon Amish Friendship Bread
- 1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1-2 box vanilla instant pudding
- Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture
For the orange glaze
- 1-2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C). Grease two large loaf pans.
- In a large mixing bowl, add in all of the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Sift the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until fully incorporated.
- Dividing the batter up, pour about ¼ into one loaf pan and a ¼ into the other. Sprinkle each one with ¼ of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Pour the remaining batter evenly between the two loaf pans and sprinkle the tops with the remaining cinnamon sugar.
- Combine all of the ingredients for the crumble spread in a medium bowl.
- Cut the butter into the other ingredients until it starts to crumble together and form clumps. Sprinkle evenly across both loafs.
- Bake for one hour or until the bread loosens evenly from the sides and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
- To make the glaze, combine the sugar and orange zest in a small bowl.
- tablespoon at a time, whisk in the orange juice until a thick glaze forms. Add a bit more juice if needed.
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>> Have you tried this recipe? Share your best pic with us or leave a comment below and let us know how it worked for you!
Frederick Souza says
The basic cake/bread recipe was just “okay”. I found the oil to be too much and will try to substitute butter for a richer taste and perhaps may substitute applesauce. Basic cooking oil just didn’t cut it.
Siena Van Brabant says
I made this for my husband for the first time today. Actually, It’s my first attempt at making the starter and baking with it. At first I was a little disappointed in that the cake batter didn’t come up to the halfway mark in my 9×5 loaf pan and thought I would end up with two small loaves. I baked it at 325F without fan, and it took 55 minutes. I started checking at the 40-minute mark, and every 5 minutes thereafter. I probably could have taken it out at 50 minutes. To my surprise, it rose very well. The exact size I had hoped it would be. So I’m no longer disappointed. I’m sure my husband will be thrilled with the cakes. It smells amazing. (I can’t have any wheat so I can’t comment to the flavor and texture). I left off the crumble on top as well as the drizzle. Just topped with the cinnamon sugar before baking.
That sounds delicious, Siena! We’re so glad they turned out for you (and rose to the occasion)! If you took any pictures, feel free to share them to our group Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/amishfriendshipbread
John Ellis says
I made this today. It was absolutely delicious. The orange glaze made it so much better. I made one for me and gave the other to my neighbor who couldn’t wait for it to cool down before slicing into in and enjoying it. Thanks for the recipe!
Darien Gee says
So great to hear this, John!
What kind of pudding did you use?
Hi Tracy! We used 1 small box of Vanilla Instant Pudding for this recipe. You can buy it here or make your own using our recipe. Happy baking!
Beth S. says
Mine are in the oven as I type. Made the Chocolate Amish Friendship bread last night and I have to say (as this is my first batch of starter ever) how surprised I am that the batter is almost brownie consistency each time I use it. Kind of made me think I had made an error somewhere in the measurements but it sure smells amazing in here and the bread I made last night is already gone! Love it.
Friendship Bread Kitchen says
Hi Christine! Next time snap a pic, we’d love to see how your Amish Friendship Bread turns out (https://www.friendshipbreadkitchen.com/recipe-box/submit-photo/). The chocolate variation is one of our favorites and it is a bit gooey because of the chocolate pudding. If you’d like it a little drier, you can experiment with using a little less of the pudding mix. Thanks so much for being a part of the Friendship Bread Kitchen!
Lady K says
This one of the best recipes I have tried. I bake for my son and grandson all the time and they love it. I bake all the time and I love the Amish Starter.
This recipe sounds so good. I always make my neighbors quick bread at the holidays, and I’m dying to try this one. My neighbors and sister are going to enjoy this yummy-looking bread this year.
Anna Marie says
This sounds absolutely divine! Going to make this for a friend who is just loves cinnamon bread. She’ll get one loaf and I’ll take the other.
Mary Jane Bruette says
I’m off to get eggs and an orange- I want to try it this weekend as my son will be here from California and I want to send him home with some.