Shortcut Amish Friendship Bread


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (4-serving-size) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat two 9- x 5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pudding mix; set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Stir liquid mixture into flour mixture and combine well. Evenly divide mixture into 2 loaf pans.

Bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out dry. Let cool 15 minutes, then invert and finish cooling on wire rack.