When it comes to delicious, homemade, and fresh food, it’s hard to beat things that come from the Amish.
These 10 Amish bread recipes are a great example of that.
The great thing about Amish bread is that it usually uses simple, easily sourced ingredients.
You won’t need a lot of hard-to-find items that you’ll have to source from online or ethnic markets.
Of course, to make authentic Amish bread, you’d have to churn your own butter, milk your own cows, and source your own grain.
Luckily, you can get the same great taste with these Amish bread recipes with primarily store-bought ingredients.
These recipes are some of my favorites. I hope you like them as much as I do!
Top 10 Homemade Amish Bread Recipes
1. Amish Friendship Bread
You can make this gorgeous, fragrant Amish friendship bread with only seven simple ingredients: sugar, butter, eggs, buttermilk, flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.
Plus, it only takes about 10 minutes of prep work and doesn’t require any rise time at all! That’s pretty hard to beat when it comes to homemade bread.
Of course, this “bread” is almost more like a dessert than an authentic bread, but it tastes great for breakfast, lunch, or an after-dinner snack.
If you want to make it even more dessert-like, you can also add chocolate chips, cranberries, raisins, toffee, or anything else you like.
2. Amish Apple Fritter Bread
Apple fritter bread is hands down one of the most phenomenal homemade bread varieties you’ll ever try.
It has a crunchy, crispy outer crust with a sweet, sticky glaze that’s out of this world.
The inside of the bread is soft and features a delectable filling of apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
It’s an excellent breakfast bread and pairs well with coffee or tea.
It’s also tasty smeared with a pat of butter when it’s still warm straight from the oven.
3. Amish Pumpkin Bread
Here’s another tasty bread that takes only 15 minutes of prep work and about an hour to bake.
If you’re looking for a simple beginner’s bread that’s ideal for fall, this one is it.
You’ll need only standard baking ingredients, a can of pumpkin puree, and all your favorite fall spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ground ginger) to make it.
It tastes fantastic, but it almost smells better than it tastes. And best of all, you can make two loaves with this one simple recipe.
4. Amish Onion Bread
If you’re looking for a homemade Amish bread that’s more savory than sweet, give this Amish onion bread recipe a try.
The bread itself is light and fluffy on the inside, but the outside is covered in robust flavors and delightfully crunchy ingredients.
There are poppy seeds, onions, paprika, and more.
It may not look like the prettiest bread in the world, but anyone who is a fan of onion, poppy seed, or everything bagels should love it.
It makes an especially lovely treat with a thick, warm soup or anything you can dip it into and enjoy.
5. Amish Cornbread
This dense, crumbly cornbread is the ultimate in simple homemade bread.
If you’ve ever had authentic southern cornbread (the kind with sour cream, extra butter, and just a hint of sugar), then you already know how this tastes, feels, and looks.
If you haven’t, it’s a lovely yellow color and has the most amazing texture.
Whether you want to eat it plain with some butter or crumble it up into your buttermilk, it’s sure to delight your tastebuds.
6. Amish Biscuits
If you’re a “biscuits for breakfast” kind of person, you’ll undoubtedly want to bookmark this super simple, six-ingredient biscuit recipe.
With nothing more than flour, buttermilk, butter, baking powder, sugar, and salt, you can whip up these buttery, crumbly biscuits in just 30 minutes or so.
They may not look precisely like the biscuits you’re used to eating, but their taste is unbelievably yummy, no matter what you top them with to enjoy them.
And did I mention that they’re insanely buttery? Well, it’s worth repeating!
7. Amish Potato Rolls
If you think thick, fluffy yeast rolls are the perfect dinner roll, just wait until you try these Amish potato rolls.
They’ll take a bit of time to make, it’s true, but they are entirely worth the wait.
They’re light, soft, and almost pillowy on the inside, and they have a gorgeous golden-brown crust covered in a shiny, buttery glaze.
Despite how tasty they are and how long they take to make, they don’t use that many ingredients. In fact, you’ll need fewer than 10!
If you have water, milk, yeast, sugar, eggs, butter, salt, potato flakes, and flour, you already have everything you’ll need.
8. Amish Potato Bread
Amish potato bread is almost as good as Amish potato rolls. In fact, some people might even argue that it’s better.
You can use it for practically anything – sandwich bread, toast, PB&J sandwiches, and more.
It’s light and tender on the inside, but it has a perfectly flaky crust.
It tastes a lot like wheat bread, but there’s a richer, slightly sweeter flavor beneath the warm richness of the wheat. In short, it’s delicious.
9. Honey Whole Wheat Bread
Unfortunately, this isn’t one of those quick Amish breads that you can whip up in less than an hour.
With prep time, rise time, and bake time, it takes a little over 3 hours from start to finish.
However, its beautiful appearance, soft, moist texture, and superb taste make up for the lengthy cook time.
If you’re looking for bread that has a rich honey flavor, you’ll love it.
If you’re just looking for a tasty, filling bread that tastes well with just about anything, you’ll still love it.
10. Amish White Bread
The actual name of this bread is “no-fail Amish white bread,” and that should give you all the confidence you need, even as a beginner baker, to know you can pull it together.
Some people also call it milk bread. It’s a tender, eight-ingredient bread that’s perfect as sandwich bread. It’s buttery and has a wonderful velvet texture.
You’ll need to invest a little time and effort, but it takes less than 3 hours to make.
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