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Lighter Amish Friendship Bread |

Lighter Amish Friendship Bread

  • Author: by Serena Ball, RD


With half the sugar and fat – thanks to a secret ingredient; friends will love this version of Friendship Bread.


  • Sourdough starter from a friend
  • Ingredients found here with the exceptions below.
  • Additional ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini


  1. Follow instructions for Days 1-5.
  2. Day 6: Do not add sugar, milk or flour. You will still have plenty of starter
  3. Follow instructions for Days 7-9.
  4. Day 10:
  5. To starter dumped into bag: Instead of 1 1/2 cup white flour – Add 1 cup white + 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk
  6. Divide 1 cup batter as directed into gallon zip-top bags.
  7. To remaining batter add ingredients as directed except:
  8. Instead of 1 cup oil, add 1/3 cup canola/olive oil
  9. Instead of 1/2 cup milk, add 1 cup low-fat milk
  10. Instead of 1 cup sugar, add 2/3 cup sugar
  11. Instead of 2 cups white flour, add 1 cup white all purpose, 1 cup whole wheat flour
  12. Instead of 2 boxes instant pudding mix, add 2 cups shredded zucchini
  13. Instead of sprinkling 1/2 cup sugar on bread pans and on top, sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar + 1 teaspoon cinnamon on top of both loaves of bread batter