Fall is here, and blissful relief is in the air. Maybe it’s the combination of cool weather along with warm, spicy flavors like cardamom, cinnamon, or pumpkin. Maybe it’s seasonal fruits like apples, cranberries, apricots, and a host of nutty nuts like walnut and pecan. Whatever it may be, we know that fall is full of promise, and we’re here to celebrate with 20 terrific fall recipes.
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 apple cider vinegar (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!
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Donna will receive this festive autumnal orange rose plant with a pair of pumpkin LED tealights. I just sent these to a friend and she loved it.
Please continue to find ways to brighten your own life as well as others. We need it now more than ever! 🧡
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Joyce Castillo says
PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD
I am going to give this a go and see how it turns out. Really think that a nice cup of coffee or hot tea would go great with this as well.
Donna Morgan says
I can’t wait to try the scones. All the recipes look delicious, guess fall baking is in my future..
Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.
Ruth Hammond says
I’ve got Cranberry Orange Friendship Bread that I just took out of the oven (except I also added frozen blueberries 🫐) I have made it this way several times and it is delicious!
Wow! I cannot wait to try all of these! Especially the LEMON CRANBERRY AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD BUNDT CAKE! But first, I’m making pancakes tomorrow.
Marie Barger says
Cranberry Amish friendship bread drop scones. 😋 just as soon as my starter is ready.👍🏻
Cindy Peterson says
Next up is friendship bread hummingbird cake
Apple Cinnamon Spice Amish Friendship Bread Muffins This sounds so yummy
Michelle Smith says
Friends just brought us apples from a huge festival in VA. Least I can do is full start from freezer and whip up some caramel topped apple amish friendship bread. And since it makes 2, that one for me!
Pulling out a frozen starter bag so I can make a pumpkin bread for book club this month.
Jan Armstrong says
I can’t wait to make the cranberry upside down friendship bread recipe. It sounds wonderful. Thanks for such a great selection of delicious recipes.
Kathryn Richardson says
I am always on the lookout for new ways for us to use my friendship starter. All of these recipes look amazing, and I’m excited to try them.
Wow! What a selection! You amaze me with all your choices. I’m definitely trying the cranberry upside down friendship bread recipe.
Donna Morgan says
My starter will be ready for me to start baking on Monday. I think I will start with the pumpkin Chocolate chip… They all look so delicious, I can’t wait to try them all. Bring the company over to do some taste testing. My house is going to smell amazing this fall, with so many recipes to try.
Brenda Wright says
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bread
Kathleen Vines says
I’m excited to be getting a starter rolling this weekend, so there will be lots of baking in my fall holidays. So many recipes to try out!!
Melody Bold says
I am getting a box of sweet potatoes this week, so I want to try the sweet potato bread recipe. It looks and sounds delicious. Does anyone have any good ideas for reducing the sugar without changing the taste on some of these? I’m trying to cut back.
Beth Shelton says
PUMPKIN SPICE AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD!
Ann Vitz says
I will definitely be trying the cranberry upside down cake!
Julie Peterson says
Pumpkin AFB Scones – any probably many more pumpkin AFB recipes too.
Ann Thompson says
We LOVE the pumpkin chocolate chip friendship bread! We actually bake it all year, it’s so moist and yummy. But we would try just about any of these, and I’m sure it would also be delish!!
I will be making lemon cranberry friendship bread – it is wonderful!
Love Amish Friendship breads and here I find soooo many recipes! Made Lemon Blueberry last week. Shared one loaf and they loved it! Making Pumpkin Cheesecake next! Thanks for all the great recipes.
Betty Haggerty says
I definitely want to try the Crock Pot Amish Friendship Bread along with the CRANBERRY AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD,
Apple Spice and Pumpkin Spice Amish Friendship Bread; and of course, the Sweet Potato Pecan Amish Friendship Bread Cake. They all look wonderful.
Michelle Huelskamp says
I have made 8 of your bread recipes. Each was delicious. I have been sharing with 2 of my neighbors. Next will be the Gingerbread. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. MY goal is to try all of them.
Pauline Gudas says
I love scones and cranberries so it was an easy pick to make Cranberry Amish Friendship Bread Drop Scones
Cheryl C Kraabel says
I am ready with my GF Amish friendship starter to make my pumpkin spice cranberry walnut bread now that the pumpkin’s are ready in the garden. Can hardly wait to explore more of these recipes.
Raven Ramsey says
They all look so good! I can’t decide between PUMPKIN SPICE BREAD and CROCKPOT FRIENDSHIP BREAD! Looks like I may be in the kitchen all month!
Kelly S says
I think I need to try the APPLE RAISIN AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD! Thanks looks very interesting. I actually just made a pumpkin pie and rum cake today! Fall has arrived!
Natalie S says
I’ll be making scones, scones, and more scones!
Kathryn Dequenne says
I love your oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. I always mix up a batch without the raisins and change up what I add in. Sometimes I put dried cherries and dark chocolate chips and I’ve even used coconut and slivered almonds. I also like your cinnamon twists they come out looking and tasted just like something from a bakery and I’ve had a lot of compliments on those.
I made the warm apple apricot bread cake this weekend it’s now one of my favorite recipes! Will definitely be making it again.
Patricia Cole says
Have already made chocolate chip pumpkin bread and having fun looking for something new to try.
I’ll be trying the crock pot recipe for sure and maybe the cranberry Amish bread
Julie Meijer says
I can’t wait to try the Pumpkin Amish Friendship Bread Scones!
Nadine Phelps says
Can’t wait to try the pumpkin!
Roberta Giordano says
Can’t wait to try the pumpkin chocolate chip. Sounds yummy.
Luann Meyer says
Tuscan inspired AFB coffee cake
Snickerdoodles (always a favorite)
Deborah Collins says
I will be baking the Apple Flax Amish Friendship Bread. Sounds delicious.
Corry Oosterhouse says
I am making pumpkin, lemon blueberry, and the apple spice bread. I’m also going to try the pumpkin cheesecake bread!!
Joyce Piper says
Cranberry orange bread and going to attempt an orange with dark chocolate bread or muffins. Thanks for hosting this website, so many choices.
Pam Gimnich says
always make the pumpkin bread and the cardamom bread
Hi! I love your website. I’m going to make the scones when I get the chance. Thanks for your awesome recipes and this sweet giveaway! 💐
catherine holton says
I’m going to try the crockpot Amish friendship bread recipe
Tracey A says
Wow! Such great recipes! I will try the Cranberry Amish Friendship Bread Drop Scones! Pretty!
Susan Allison says
I can’t wait to try several of these recipes and share with family and friends, especially the pumpkin cheesecake bread. Yum!!
Chris Apling says
Gonna try the Pumpkin Spice bread! can’t wait.