Healthier Version of Amish Friendship Bread

70 mins (prep 10, cooking 60)
20 ingredients
16 servings
This is made with a starter, like sour dough bread, but is not sour. ******** Calculati ons were made using all applesauce, plain soy milk, and sugar free pudding mix and without the optional ingredients.

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  • important preparation tips:
  • ⧠do not use a metal spoon or bowl for mixing
  • ⧠do not refrigerate
  • ⧠if air gets in bag; let it out
  • ⧠it is normal for batter to thicken, bubble and ferment
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  • day 1: you receive fermented batter in a one-gallon ziploc bag. do nothing; just place the bag on the kitchen counter.
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  • day 2-5: squeeze the bag several times.
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  • day 6: add 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup soy milk. squeeze the bag several times to mix.
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  • day 7-9: squeeze the bag several times.
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  • day 10: in a large glass or plastic (non-metallic) bowl, combine the batter with 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup soy milk. mix with wooden or plastic spoon. pour four 1-cup starters into three or four one-gallon ziplock bags. give these starters away to family or friends with a copy of these instructions.
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  • bread:
  • to the remaining batter (which should be approximately 1 cup) in the bowl add:
  • 1 cup of applesauce
  • (or you can use canned pumpkin instead, but refigure the nutritional values)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 â½ tsp baking powder
  • â½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves (optional, depending on flavor of pudding used)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • â½ tsp salt
  • â½ cup soy milk (you can use chocolate soy milk with chocolate pudding for more chocolate flavor)
  • 1 large (or 2 small) box of instant pudding (regular or sugar-free). (try banana cream pudding, butterscotch, white chocolate, pistachio, or chocolate)
  • 2 cups nuts, raisins, chocolate chips, etc. (optional)


Serving Size (61.66 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 243.22 Calories from Fat 133.47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.83g 364.93%
Saturated Fat 1.14g 91.04%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 37.89mg 25.26%
Total Carbohydrate 25.08g 133.78%
Dietary Fiber 4.13 g 264.11%
Sugars 16.26 g %
Protein 6.31g 201.88%
Vitamin A 3.6IU% Vitamin C 0.28mg%
Calcium 101.69mg% Iron 1.24mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
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