Whole Wheat Amish Friendship Bread

I’ve always loved Amish friendship bread, so when a friend recently gave me some starter, I was excited to make some loaves!  I looked for some recipes without the pudding mix that is now called for (but hasn’t always been called for), and I ended up making this yummy whole-wheat version.

This “healthy edition” is quite delicious and still has that sweet, cinnamon flavor we all know and love from the original recipe!  I didn’t add any mix-ins this time (I love adding pecans, though!), so my loaves were a bit smaller.  The variations on mix-ins are seemingly endless!

If you don’t have any starter right now, you can make your own (yes, even if you’re not Amish) by following the directions here.

This is a great recipe for kids to help with since it just involves mixing (nothing complicated!).  And, you won’t believe how wonderful your house smells while it is baking!

Whole-Wheat Amish Friendship Bread
(original recipe found here)

2 cups whole wheat flour, freshly ground
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup sucanat
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter
2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1/2 cup applesauce (or mashed banana)
Optional mix-ins:  raisins, chocolate chips, berries, nuts

Grind wheat in the WonderMill.

Grease two loaf pans (I use olive oil).  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, stirring until blended.

Pour batter into pans, dividing evenly.

When oven is preheated, bake for 30-45 minutes until done.  (How to tell if it’s done:  top will crack, edges will darken slightly, and toothpick will come out clean.)

Cool for 10 minutes, then remove to cooling racks.

Makes 2 loaves.

Alternatively, you can bake one large loaf or a bunch of mini loaves (to give as gifts, etc.).


About Feathers in Our Nest

Aliesha is a wife to a handsome husband and a mother to three sweet children (age 3 and under!).  When she is not chasing her busy kiddos, she enjoys cooking, baking, reading, decorating, crafting, and blogging.  Her blog home is Feathers in Our Nest, where she writes about family, faith, food, and more.  Aliesha is passionate about healthy eating, natural parenting, and ministering to others around her.

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