Easter Breads

With a little planning, you can enjoy Easter morning with bread fresh from the oven. Whether you're in the mood for hot cross buns, braided bread, cinnamon rolls, kolaches, muffins, or more, you'll find plenty of tasty Easter recipes here.

Aunt Deia's Easter Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

This tube-shaped yeast bread has a sunny citrus flavor, perfect for Easter brunch.

Cardamom-Orange Bunnies

Better Homes and Gardens

With their lovable shape, these yeast rolls, may easily become an Easter brunch tradition. The golden-tailed hares are enhanced with a bit of cardamom.

Orange-Honey Sweet Rolls

Midwest Living

The recipe for these hearty rolls comes from Jean Hixson of the Kansas Wheat Commission. Theyll keep in an airtight container for a couple days, or you can freeze them (unfrosted) for up to 2 months. Theyre best served warm, so when ready to eat, wrap the frozen cinnamon rolls in foil and bake about 25 minutes in a 300 degrees oven. Frost as directed.

Pina Colada Bread

Family Circle

With a toasted coconut topping, and cake-like texture, this sweet quick bread recipe could be served as a dessert. Cream of coconut adds richness to the pineapple-and-raisin-studded bread.

Jumbo Corn Muffins

Family Circle

For the best flavor, use fresh corn kernels cut from the cob in the batter of these extra-large corn muffins. If you don't have fresh corn, thawed frozen corn kernels will do.

Biscuit Blossoms

Better Homes and Gardens

Buttermilk, butter, and shortening ensure the richest, flakiest biscuit recipe. Serve with dinner or as a treat to energize a morning egg hunt.

Walnut Easter Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

Braided strips of dough crisscrossing the top of the loaf give an extra flourish to this rich egg bread.


Better Homes and Gardens

Authentic European bohemian-style kolaches (koh-LAH-chee), unlike the open filled versions found in most of the U.S., have sweet dough wrapped around the fruit filling. In this recipe, canned fruit pie filling makes the treat easy to assemble.

Pear-Almond Muffins

Better Homes and Gardens

Top warm ginger-scented bran muffins with a fat-free cream cheese and honey spread.

Orange-Raisin Brunch Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

This yeast bread recipe, also called a brioche, has a lightly sweet and rich flavor. Braided and shaped, it encircles fruit or a container of spread when served.

Banana Crunch Muffins

Family Circle

These banana muffins are gently spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Pecans in the topping provide the crunch.

mixed citrus marmalade

Family Circle

The tart citrusy flavor of this marmalade comes from a mix oranges and grapefruit. Spread the golden marmalade on an English muffin or toast for a great wake-me-up breakfast.

Zucchini Nut Chocolate Muffins

Family Circle

Zucchini and chocolate pair up to make these muffins moist and delicious. With pretty packaging, these sweet treats make great food gifts for family and friends.

Herb Crescents


Parmesan cheese and herbs added to refrigerated crescent rolls makes an easy side recipe for casseroles, soups, or salads.

Penny Rolls

Midwest Living

These sweet yeast rolls are rich, yet light, thanks to the mashed potatoes. Serve them with the butterscotch topping for a sweet treat at breakfast.

Lemon Thyme Tea Bread

Midwest Living

Lemon thyme, a tiny-leafed herb with an intense flavor, teams up with lemon peel to give this sweet quick bread its fresh flavor.

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