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Bananafied Amish Friendship Bread

Bananafied Amish Friendship Bread
Bananafied Amish Friendship Bread

This healthy bread recipe combines a delicious Amish friendship bread recipe with the best banana bread recipe, and this combination can't be beat. This easy-to-make bread is so amazingly good. You and your family will love this Bananafied Amish Friendship Bread. This bread recipe cuts down on the amount of sugar, and it adds some whole wheat flour in place of some of the white flour. So, you can be sure that this Amish friendship bread recipe is healthier than other friendship bread recipes. Because this bread is so moist and delicious, you'll want to eat it for a quick breakfast, a healthy snack, and an after-dinner treat. The best news is that no one is stopping you from doing so! You can eat this healthy bread whenever your heart desires.


NOTE: The quick-rise yeast is NOT a package of yeast, it is much less. So, it is important to measure this out for yourself. 

We used the cavity of the microwave in which to make a “warm place” for rising yeast mixtures. 

Makes2 9x4-inch Loaves

Cooking Time50 min

Cooking MethodOven


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup warm milk (90-100 degrees)
  • 1 teaspoon quick-rise yeast (see note above)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 large ripe banana, well mashed
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, divided


  1. In a small bowl, mix sugar, flour, and milk with the yeast. Set in a warm place for 10-15 minutes until the mixture shows bubbles on the top. (see note below)

  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Grease two loaf pans well with butter, and then sprinkle about half the cinnamon sugar mixture over the bottom and sides of the pans, reserving the rest for topping.

  3. In a medium bowl, place flours, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. Whisk ingredients with a fork to mix well. In an electric mixer's large bowl, place eggs, oil, and vanilla. With machine on low, add the yeast mixture, and then stir in the dry ingredients until well mixed. Make sure you do not overbeat. Stir in the banana and half of the nuts by hand. Spoon into prepared bake pans, dividing equally.

  4. Combine the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture with the remaining nuts, and sprinkle it on top of the loaves. Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out without any wet crumbs attached.

  5. Place pans on a cooling rack, and let stand 5 minutes. Then, carefully invert onto cooling rack and remove pans to continue to cool.

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