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Gluten Free Friendship Bread

Gluten Free Amish Friendship Bread

A homemade gluten free version of the classic Amish Friendship bread. This is so good that you will not know it is gluten free. 

Course Bread, Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding (3.4 ounce) You use the dry pudding, do not mix up.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 

  2. Grease two loaf pans and set aside. 

  3. In a bowl combine cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, white rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, and xanthan gum. Set aside. 

  4. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, oil, sugar,buttermilk, and vanilla. Stir until well combined. 

  5. Stir in flour mixture and box of vanilla pudding. Mix until well combined. 

  6. The topping is optional, but good. In a small bowl combined 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle half of the mixture in the bottom of the loaf pans and turn pan to coat. You are basically coating the pans with the cinnamon sugar mixture. 

  7. Pour batter into pans, dividing batter evenly between the two pans. Sprinkle remaining topping mixture if using, on top of the batter. 

  8. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. 

  9. Let bread cool in pan for about ten minutes. Then remove loaves from pan and cool on wire rack.