Amish Cinnamon Bread Recipe (Amish Friendship Bread Alternative)
Recipe type: Bread
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Makes 1 Loaf
  • Batter:
  • ½ cup butter, softened (salted)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Cinnamon/Sugar Mixture:
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Cream butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg together. Add milk, flour, & baking soda & mix well.
  2. Pour ½ of batter into a greased loaf pan.
  3. In a separate bowl mix ⅓ cup sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon together to create the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Sprinkle ¾ of the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top of the ½ full pan. Add remaining batter to pan; sprinkle with rest of cinnamon/sugar on top.
  4. Swirl batter using a knife (You can use a butter knife to make long horizontal swirls or swirl however you like).
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Let cool in pan for about 20 minutes before removing.