Fall is here, and a blissful relief is in the air. Maybe it’s the combination of cool weather along with warm, spicy flavors like cardamom, cinnamon, or pumpkin. Or maybe it’s seasonal fruits like apples, cranberries, apricots, and a host of nutty nuts like walnut and pecan. Fall is full of promise, and we’re here to celebrate with 20 terrific fall recipes!
(And yes, we have a giveaway! You will LOVE this one — it’s guaranteed to brighten your day. 🌻 Scroll to the bottom for details. Ends 10/24/21.)
This round-up includes our favorite fall Amish Friendship Bread recipes, all in one place. Think Amish Friendship Bread pumpkin scones, Cardamom Amish Friendship Bread, or a host of cranberry and apple recipes. We’d love to hear what you end up baking (and sharing)!
Just made this recipe, and it’s delicious!! I changed it up a little: took out the OJ and rind and instead used apple cider with a splash of ACV (for acidity) and some cinnamon. My loaves turned out beautifully! Will definitely be adding this recipe to my regular rotation!Sarah on Cranberry Amish Friendship Bread
Our Favorite Fall Amish Friendship Bread Recipes
1. Pumpkin Amish Friendship Bread Scones
Start your mornings right with these pumpkin Amish Friendship Bread scones. They are spicy, pumpkin-y, and freeze great, so you can enjoy them on the go.
I make these all the time and they are really good! They look like you bought them at the store!Mountain girl on Pumpkin Amish Friendship Bread Scones
2. Sweet Potato Pecan Amish Friendship Bread Cake
New to the Recipe Box, just in time for fall! We love this sweet potato pecan Amish Friendship Bread cake (and the kids will never know…).
3. Warm Apple Apricot Amish Friendship Bread Cake
A Friendship Bread Kitchen fall favorite, this warm apple apricot cake is ready for any celebration. It’s a showstopper, too, and perfect for your Thanksgiving menu.
I made this for my husband’s 70th Birthday Cake with this recipe! It was amazing!Linda on Warm Apple Apricot Amish Friendship Bread Cake
4. Pumpkin Cheesecake Amish Friendship Bread
If you are a lover of all things pumpkin, add this Pumpkin Cheesecake Amish Friendship Bread recipe to your list. This combination of cheesecake flavors and pumpkin is heavenly.
Holy moly! This was delicious! I used canned pumpkin and it came out a.m.a.z.i.n.g. The people at work devoured it and begged for more.Michelle on Pumpkin Cheesecake Amish Friendship Bread
5. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Amish Friendship Bread
How do chocolate fanatics celebrate fall? With this scrumptious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Amish Friendship Bread!
I used a chocolate pudding mix with this and it came out full of flavor and so moist and delicious! When I took it to the coffee group, everyone couldn’t stop talking about it! Thank you for such a wonderful recipe. I love the pumpkin being in it.Bambi on Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Amish Friendship Bread
6. Apple Orange Whole Wheat Amish Friendship Bread
Fall recipes are a great way to enjoy the fruits of the season. This Apple Orange Whole Wheat Amish Friendship Bread is heartier, healthier morning alternative.
7. Pumpkin Spice Amish Friendship Bread
Our fall Pumpkin Spice Amish Friendship Bread recipe is the gold standard for cozy days (and nights). It’s a super simple one-bowl kind of deal, so it’s a great option when you need to make a treat to share.
I have been making this recipe since 2011, make it every fall & EVERYONE loves it and wants more! I buy pumpkin pudding in bulk whenever I can get it, JUST for this recipe. Thanks so much!Bethany on Pumpkin Spice Amish Friendship Bread
8. Cranberry Upside Down Amish Friendship Bread
Fresh, frozen, or dried, cranberries bring out the subtle flavors of your tangy Amish Friendship Bread starter. This Cranberry Upside Down Amish Friendship Bread cake is looks gorgeous on your holiday table.
9. Apple Spice Amish Friendship Bread
Our Apple Spice Amish Friendship Bread uses whole-wheat flour and oats. It’s perfect for chilly mornings!
New to Friendship Bread and have been enjoying the recipes on this site. Each one I have tried, I think that is my favorite. This one is hands down A favorite!!Diane on Apple Spice Amish Friendship Bread
10. Cranberry Amish Friendship Bread
Our classic Cranberry Amish Friendship Bread is a long-time Friendship Bread Kitchen favorite. An elegant combination of sweet and tart wrapped in a beautiful loaf.
11. Amish Friendship Bread Bread Pudding
Just added to the Recipe Box! This super simple Amish Friendship Bread Bread Pudding recipe is the perfect way to use up that second loaf (if you’re regularly baking the cinnamon-sugar-raisin original recipe), or almost any bread recipe you have on hand. It’s our new favorite and we can’t wait to hear how it works for you!
12. Cranberry Amish Friendship Bread Drop Scones
These Cranberry Amish Friendship Bread Drop Scones are drop biscuits meets soft and flaky. Fast, easy, and always delicious!
I love this recipe. It makes the best scones I have ever tasted!! They freeze well also.Deb on Cranberry Amish Friendship Bread Drop Scones
13. Apple Raisin Amish Friendship Bread
This Apple Raisin Amish Friendship Bread is full of all the good stuff: apples, raisins, nuts, with a generous sprinkling of sugar. A favorite combination with lots of fun variations!
I’ve made this twice. First following recipe ingredients as listed, using walnuts for the nuts. Second time today substituting butterscotch pudding mix for the vanilla pudding. Both were great, but the butterscotch was awesome!Karen on Apple Raisin Amish Friendship Bread
14. Persimmon Spice Amish Friendship Bread Cupcakes
Hold on to your seat — this Persimmon Spice Amish Friendship Bread Cupcake recipe will blow your mind, even if you aren’t a fan of persimmons! The persimmons add moisture, so you can leave out the instant pudding, and the hint of warm ginger in the cake and in the frosting is a hit.
This recipe is delicious… As for the ginger vanilla frosting, OH MY GOODNESS! It is so yummy.Jennifer on Persimmon Spice Amish Friendship Bread Cupcakes
15. Apple Cinnamon Spice Amish Friendship Bread Muffins
These Apple Cinnamon Spice Amish Friendship Bread Muffins whip up super quick in one bowl and are a perfect snack for any time of the day!
I made your pumpkin cheesecake spice bread using canned pumpkin. Turned out great. I had some pumpkin leftover, so I made the apple cinnamon spice muffins and used the rest of the pumpkin instead of the applesauce. They turned out great too!! I love being able to substitute! Thanks for the great recipes!!Corry on Apple Cinnamon Spice Amish Friendship Bread Muffins
16. Pistachio Cardamom Amish Friendship Bread
If you want to impress friends and family, this Pistachio Cardamom Amish Friendship Bread is the recipe to make. The spicy twist from the cardamom mixed with the bright pistachio color is absolutely stunning. If you want the “wow” factor, make this bread!
17. Lemon Cranberry Amish Friendship Bread Bundt Cake
Looking for something to bring to a gathering of loved ones? This delightful Lemon Cranberry Amish Friendship Bread Bundt Cake is a great option, especially when drizzled with our lemon glaze.
Guess my husband had this one in his eye for awhile lol… made it tonight and omg delicious too!!!!Tina on Lemon Cranberry Amish Friendship Bread Bundt Cake
18. Apple Flax Amish Friendship Bread Cake
Yay, flaxseed! A fun and healthy apple cake that always gets a compliment!
Made this in 8-inch pans — delicious! 🙂Janice on Apple Flax Amish Friendship Bread
19. Cranberry & Hazelnut Raincoast Amish Friendship Bread Crisps
Need an appetizer option? These Cranberry & Hazelnut Raincoast Amish Friendship Bread Crisps go great with a charcuterie platter or as a stand-alone treat.
20. Crock Pot Amish Friendship Bread
If you’re too busy to bake, try this crock pot (or slow cooker) Amish Friendship Bread variation. This recipe is perfect for those days where you don’t have time to watch over your bread. Instead, fix it and forget about it!
My recipe only took 2 hours to cook. I added two mashed bananas to this and took it to work. My coworkers LOVED it!Shari on Crock Pot Amish Friendship Bread
Top your loaves and cakes with sugar and spice
One of our favorite things about our Amish Friendship Bread recipes is how versatile they are. You can usually add toasted or spiced nuts for a crunch or a dash of nutmeg or other spice for an extra kick.
Here are a few favorite icings and frostings that pair beautifully with the recipes above. They’re easy to make and can make your loaves and cakes look (and taste) amazing. The three toppings below are some of our most popular toppings on the site. They go great with most recipes and are super quick to whip up.
Don’t forget: if you bake in bulk, you can always freeze your baked goods to share with others later. Check out our tutorial on freezing Amish Friendship Bread.
It’s a Fall (Floral) Giveaway!
Since you’re busy baking, I’d like to add a little brightness to your home this month. Leave one (1) comment below letting us know what Amish Friendship Bread recipe you’re baking this fall, and you’ll be entered in our giveaway for this autumnal orange rose plant with a pair of pumpkin LED tealights! Must be 21 or over, US residents only.
Ends Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 6:00 pm PST. Good luck, friends!
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