You know that Amish Friendship Bread starter that goes around churches and moms’ groups every couple of years? The one you either love or hope no one tries to give you? We love that stuff around here! And thanks to the discovery that you can freeze it when you’re sick of it and can make it only for yourself (no need to share), we love it even more!
I recently acquired one and when Day 10 finally arrived only to reveal that I didn’t have any pudding!
Now I really like my stay-at-home days a LOT! I’m quite the hermit and I was determined NOT to go to the store just for one box of pudding! (Yes, you really only need 1 small box of pudding and it’s just fine!) There had to be a recipe somewhere on the vast and helpful internet for Amish Friendship Bread without pudding…
There were some, but none of them really appealed to me very much. So I made up my own…
1 cup starter
2/3 cup oil
1/3 cup applesauce (I used my homemade applesauce)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup homemade apple instant oatmeal
Add 1 ingredient at a time in the order listed, stirring well after each addition.
Grease and sugar 2 loaf pans. Pour batter into pans. Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
If you still really want to use pudding here’s my original recipe.