With the addition of chopped nuts, this recipe makes a hearty breakfast muffin. Instead of loaf pans, fill 22-24 cupcake or muffin tins with batter and bake for 25 minutes.
From Lynda Black (Garland, TX): "Add 1/2 of a small bag of dried cranberries, 2 teaspoons of orange extract and the zest of one orange to the basic recipe. Bake in prepared muffin pans at 350° F until done. Time will depend on the size of your muffin pans."
From Paula Altenbach (Colorado Springs, CO): "This Cranberry Orange Amish Friendship Bread is stand alone tender. But the addition of Southern Comfort Orange Glaze took it the the next level! The men in the house agreed to slather in on and I caught them nibbling the drips. I believe an orange glaze or even a rum glaze would be spectacular! Baked in Colorado Springs at 6,035’, I cut back to 1/4 baking soda and added 1/3 cup flour to the 2 loaf recipe [to account for high altitude baking]. Studding the top of the loaf with 1/8 cup of the called for cranberries baked in beautifully without burning or sinking in. After lightly greasing the pan, I find adding a strip of parchment paper to create a lift for friendship bread has made for fool-proof removal."