Lemon Poppy Seed Amish Friendship Bread

Lemon Poppy Seed Amish Friendship Bread


"This is a yummy variation of Amish Friendship Bread. It's one of my family's favorites! It's versatile enough to make muffins, too. Just add 3 tablespoons of the batter into greased muffin tins and reduce the baking time to 23-25 minutes."


servings 157 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 157 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.2g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 222 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large mixing bowl blend together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, poppy seeds, and lemon pudding mix. Make a well in the center of the bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the Amish starter, eggs, milk, applesauce, vanilla, and vegetable oil. Add to dry ingredients and blend until just combined. Pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans.
  3. Bake in a preheated 325 degree F(165 degrees C) oven for one hour. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan.


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  1. 61 Ratings


This is a very moist and delicious recipe. I added 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Peel and substituted Lemon Extract for the Vanilla Extract. Even more Lemony. Thanks for a good recipe to used with the A...

My family loves this recipe though I made muffins rather than a loaf bread. I put in muffin tins and baked approx 25 minutes at 325 and they were great.

Excellent recipe. I already had the friendship bread starter. This is lower fat tha my other recipe and just as good as the really fat version. Thanks!

This is a wonderful recipe for breakfast muffins! Following is a variation you might wish to try which I've developed from this recipe: Make the following substitutions: Instead of the popp...

I thought I would have to freeze some of this bread because it made so much, but my family ate it up before it ever needed to be frozen. Delicious! This would make great gifts, and works well...

This is a great tasting recipe. Moist and full of flavor. It freezes well too.

Awesome. Everyone loved it. Added about a tablespoon of lemon juice because it was handy. Making again--great way to get rid of all my starter! UPDATE: Made medium sized muffins; takes about a h...

My whole family loved this recipe! I ended up making mini muffins, and they didn't last very long at all!

This was yummy and worked great as muffins!