Amish Friendship Bread


  • 2 cup Amish sour dough starter
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dates, pitted and chopped


Preheat oven to 325° F. Lightly grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans. In a large bowl, stir together starter, oil, applesauce, sugar, vanilla eggs and milk. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; stir into the starter mixture.

Fold in the chopped nuts, raisins and dates. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans. Bake for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pans before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Servings: 2 loaves
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member

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