Amish Friendship Cinnamon Bread

Amish Friendship Cinnamon Bread

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Instructions for Amish Friendship Cinnamon Bread

Hey guys! I’ve been craving this Amish Friendship Cinnamon Bread for quite some time now. Years ago, a friend passed along a starter bag of fermented batter to me. Once I made this bread, my family was hooked! It was so yummy. I made several loaves every 10 days for a while as I kept a bag myself and gave the other 3 bags to friends. My cravings for it lately made me dig up my printed instructions and get to work. I decided I would place the instructions here so anyone can grab it at any time. Technology is pretty awesome. πŸ™‚ 

I have a few recipes on my blog here but they are only sugary treats! Try out my recipe for Butter Cookies here! 

I have a family blog with many more recipes that you can find here at The Miller Mansion.

Amish Friendship Cinnamon Bread


-DO NOT use a metal spoon or bowl for mixing/stirring

-DO NOT refrigerate

-If air gets into the bag, let it out

-It is normal for the batter to thicken, bubble or ferment


You will receive the fermented batter in a one-gallon size ziplock bag (Amish Original!!) Do Nothing. Place the bag on a flat table or counter.

DAY 2-5

Squeeze the bag several times a day.


Add 1-cup flour, 1-cup sugar, and 1-cup milk, and then squeeze the bag several times a day.

DAY 7-9

Squeeze the bag several times a day.

DAY 10

In a large plastic bowl, combine the batter with 1-cup flour, 1-cup sugar, and 1-cup milk. Mix with a plastic or wooden spoon only. Once mixed very well, pour one cup of the starter mix into 4 one-gallon ziplock bags. This makes four individual starter bags for you to pass on. Be sure to also pass on these instructions!


2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup oil

1/2 cup milk

3 large eggs

1 large box of instant Vanilla pudding

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. vanilla

In a separate bowl, mix 1 tsp. cinnamon and 3 tablespoons of sugar and sprinkle into 2 well-greased loaf pans. Pour batter into pans, sprinkle topping if desired.  Bake at 325 for 1 hour. Test with toothpick. 

Optional Add-Ins: 1 cup raisins, nuts or chocolate chips

Optional Toppings: 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons white sugar. Mix together and sprinkle over top before baking.

Have you ever made this Amish Friendship Cinnamon Bread? Did you add anything to it like raisins or nuts? How did it turn out? Would love it if you could leave a comment below! Share this with your friends on social media. I love sharing!




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Bloglovin’ | I joined in

Follow my blog with Bloglovin 

Hey everyone, just wanted to stop in real quick because I’ve joined a community of bloggers called Bloglovin’ and you can find so much there and so many new people to follow! It’s like eye candy to a crafter! I can sit and browse for quite some time there. It helps me get ideas on what I want to make next too. If you are a crafter, you will love it too I’m sure. Go check it out and let me know what you think. You can leave me a comment below. Don’t be shy. If you are already a part of Bloglovin’ yourself, comment and let me know so I can look you up.

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Painted Rocks | How I made art with rocks

Harry Potter Dobby painted rocks

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The Sorcerer’s Stone…well, stones anyway

“Of course! There are other things defending the Stone, aren’t there? Spells, enchantments,” ~Hermione 

This is my painted rocks that I painted up in the summer of 2017. The town I live in became a part of this amazing rock painting frenzy. Apparently, it’s a big thing in many cities and I believe this started in Australia.  

What you do is paint a rock and hide it somewhere in your town for someone to find. If you find the rock, you can keep it or re-hide it.  My town has a Facebook group for this and as of today, it has a total of 8,248 members! If you want to check the group out, the Facebook group is called Granite Rocks (Illinois) 

Anyone that wants to play along comes to the group.  Anyone could paint and hide the rocks and anyone could go looking for them as well. Some even posted hints on where you can find theirs. 

Oh What Fun

It was totally fun to do and I got my husband and youngest daughter involved. Trying to be as sneaky as we could, we’d usually go super late at night to hide them. We had seen too many people out during the day at Wilson Park and could definitely tell they were searching for painted rocks. 

This was a huge success and parents and children were super involved. Yes children through adults really got into this and many of us thought it would die down after summer but the group is still going strong. We are just spreading cheer.  Makes people smile. It also gets people out and walking around which is a big plus!

You do not have to be an artist to do this! There are so many options out there and lots of inspiration if you just Google it. Maybe YOU could start this in your town if it hasn’t caught on to yours by now. 

I bought the rocks locally through a rock company that sells all sorts of landscaping. The smoother the rock, the easier it is to paint them. I use DecoArt Americana acrylic paints and when completely dry, you then want to use a clear coat sealer. You can purchase these paints below to get started painting your own rocks. I paint a lot so I use the brush-on sealer found in the craft paint section at Michaels. Walmart also carries it in the craft aisle. I’m sure you can also use the spray kind. One thing to watch out for though, using fine tip micro pens or sharpies, they could possibly smear. 

These are some photos of the painted rocks I did this past summer. If you read other parts of my blog, you should know by now that I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. You can click on the image to make them bigger so you can take a better look if you like. You can also check out my other Harry Potter inspired art HERE and HERE.



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What am I working on? | Shhhhh it’s a secret

secret spring project

Making pretties for my twin granddaughters

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What am I working on? I’m getting started on a project…well 2 to be exact because they are for my twin granddaughters. I was going to choose my own colors but since I was at Hobby Lobby with my daughter (the twin’s mommy) before Christmas, I decided I would let her choose the colors. I didn’t tell her what they were for, I just mentioned it was something for Spring.

Here is what I bought. Baby Bee Sweet delight yarn in the colors Cobalt and Wild Strawberry. My daughter likes jewel tones. I also had to buy some new needles as I didn’t have the tiny sizes (US 3, 4 and 5). They are Susan Bates circulars. I’ve never worked with this yarn before but it feels nice.

secret spring project

My daughter doesn’t necessarily dress them the exact same all the time, even though they are identical. But she does dress them somewhat alike in that it might be the same outfit but different colors or opposites. So I’m making them the same thing, just using a different color for each of them.

So I’m getting these started and when I get to a certain point, I’ll share more photos and the links to where I got the pattern. I don’t think my daughter will come here and read my blog but I’m not taking any chances. πŸ™‚ The only thing I will say is it sorta has to do something with flowers and I choose this pattern because of my granddaughter’s names too which is Flora and Rosalie.




Will post again soon with an update.

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Easy Bunny Sewing Project

country bunny

Is it Spring Yet?

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Hello everyone! I hope you find this easy bunny sewing project as just the right craft to brighten your cold winter day.

I designed this years ago and the one I made I gave to someone so I may just have to make a 2nd one for myself!

country bunny pattern





























This would make a cute addition to your Spring decor but could also make aΒ fairly quick item to make up for a craft show if you do those. Or, perhaps you have an online Etsy shop.

You can find this pattern in my digital shop for only $2.99!

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