Amish Cinnamon Bread

No starter needed!

Amish Cinnamon Bread
Amish Cinnamon Bread

When I think of Amish Cinnamon Bread, I always think of the burden of having to have the "friendship starter." Now, I love a good sourdough starter, but sometimes I don't want the hassle of keeping it going. This recipe is an easy alternative with pantry staples.


1/2 cup salted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Filling & Topping
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, soften 1/2 cup butter. Add sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Cream together using a hand mixer.
Gently add in flour and baking soda. Continue to mix together, incorporating butter milk. Use a spatula to make sure everything is combined and smooth.
Pour half of batter into a greased 9x5 loaf pan.
In a small bowl soften 2 Tablespoon butter. Add sugar and cinnamon. Stir.
Sprinkle 1/2 of cinnamon sugar mixture over batter.
Top with remaining batter.
Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
Bake for approximately 40-50 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Then gently remove bread from pan and allow to continue to cool on rack.


I added a good sprinkle of cinnamon to the batter to add just a little bit more cinnamon throughout the loaf.

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