Amish White Bread Mini Loaves

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There’s nothing like the smell of fresh baked bread coming from the kitchen. Everyone loves fresh baked bread, so why not give them their own little loaf? Perfect for the holidays, dress them up and place them on the plates at the table. Add names and you have edible place cards!

Amish White Bread Mini Loaves - AmandasCookin.com

A few years ago I posted about this delicious Homemade Amish White Bread.

Amish White Bread Mini Loaves - AmandasCookin.com

It had actually been quite a while since I’d made it last, and like you I tend to let the older recipes here get buried!

Amish White Bread Mini Loaves - AmandasCookin.com

So I searched it out and made it in miniature form. What a treat!

Amish White Bread Mini Loaves - AmandasCookin.com

That’s when I played around with a little parchment paper and baker’s twine. I was thinking this would make a wonderful addition to my holiday place settings.

Amish White Bread Mini Loaves - AmandasCookin.com

You could add a little tag or white label, or write directly on the parchment paper, to add names of your dinner guests. Anything they don’t finish they can take home with them.

Amish White Bread Mini Loaves - AmandasCookin.com

I use a food processor to mix the dough ingredients. So much faster and more efficient than a stand mixer, but you can certainly use one if you prefer. Knead the dough, then put it in an oiled bowl and cover it. Let it rise.

Amish White Bread Mini Loaves - AmandasCookin.com

Divide the dough among the mini loaf pans then cover and let rise again. Just before popping them in the oven brush them with melted butter.

Amish White Bread Mini Loaves - AmandasCookin.com

After they come out of the oven leave them in the pans to cool for about ten minutes. Remove from pans and cool on racks.

Amish White Bread Mini Loaves - AmandasCookin.com

Amish White Bread Mini Loaves - AmandasCookin.com

Amish White Bread Mini Loaves

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 4 mini loaves

Serving Size: 1/2 loaf

Amish White Bread Mini Loaves


  • 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast (quick rise)
  • 1/2 cup warm milk (110 degrees)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted


  1. NOTE: These instructions use a food processor for convenience sake. You can make this by hand using a bowl and wooden spoon, or use your electric mixture. The results will be the same.
  2. In food processor combine warm water, sugar and yeast. Process for 10 seconds. Allow to sit until yeast bubbles and appears foamy.
  3. Add warm milk to the yeast mixture and process for 5 seconds. Add salt and oil and process 10 seconds more.
  4. Add one cup of the flour and process for 10 seconds. Add remaining two cups of flour and process until dough balls up and comes together.
  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, 5 or 6 minutes.
  6. Place dough in well oiled bowl; turn to coat top. Let rise about 30-40 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  8. Punch dough down, knead a few times. Divide dough into four equal parts.
  9. Shape into loaves and place into 4 greased mini loaf pans. Place loaves onto a cookie sheet and cover with a soft cloth. Allow to rise 20-30 minutes or until dough has risen about 1-inch above pans.
  10. Melt one tablespoon of butter and brush on the tops of the loaves. Bake for 28-30 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pans to cool the rest of the way.

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10 Responses to Amish White Bread Mini Loaves

  1. 1

    There’s just nothing like a fresh warm loaf of bread. These look delicious, Amanda – what a great gift this time of year!

  2. 2
    Tracy says:

    Amanda, I’m so glad I subscribe to your blog….its always the first email I read when you post Ü I’ve never made one of your recipes that I haven’t liked and sharing them with my 77 year old Mom makes it even more special. Love your print option! I print them out then send them to her the old fashion “snail mail” way and she love them.
    Thanks for all your time, efforts and sharing. I truly appreciate it!
    Have a very Merry Christmas Ü

    • 2.1
      Amanda says:

      What a great way to start my day Tracy, thank you so much! I’m really glad that you enjoy the recipes, that makes me smile and want to continue adding more each week :) :)

  3. 3
    grandpa says:

    Amandas, You make my day with this white bread & being it is an Amish one has well. I love your e-mails also & keep them coming, tyvm. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOUR READER’S ALSO!

  4. 4
    wanda warren says:

    Thanks for this recipe…been trying hand at bread baking 3 days now and still ended up with heavy loaves. Tried your recipe tonight andgot little closer…rise good but still not hollow sounding…still little dense…

  5. 5
    Stephanie says:

    I have been using this recipe a lot lately and just wanted to come back and say, “THANK YOU!” I have a four compartment mini-loaf pan from Wilton that I use, and it works perfectly. I like this recipe because it’s quick, and I can make four different flavors of bread. (I like to sprinkle the tops with salt, Italian herbs, and/or cinnamon sugar, depending on the meal we’re having.) I used the mini cinnamon sugar slices to make French toast one morning and it was amazing. Now I’m off to browse your other bread recipes. :)

    • 5.1

      That’s awesome Stephanie, thanks for coming by to tell me! I love this bread too and have made it many, many times :) Love the idea of the mini loaves and different flavors!

  6. 6
    Michelle Krumenacher says:

    Hi, Amanda. I have many sized mini loaf pans, what is the size of the ones you use for this recipe? Thanks and happy New Year.

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