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.

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.

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.

Kolaches

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.

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.

Honey-Cinnamon Twists

Family Circle

These yeast bread twists are just sweet enough to nibble while you sip your morning coffee. The honey-sweetened dough rises overnight, so bake them in the morning for a fresh-from-the-oven treat.

Sugar Doughnuts

Family Circle

Be sure to coat the doughnuts with the cinnamon and sugar mixture while they are still warm.

Sticky Apple-Cinnamon Rolls

Midwest Living

These giant sticky buns are bursting with chopped apples and pecans. The rolls bake in a sweet caramel syrup. Serve them for breakfast or as a dessert at brunch.

Blueberry-Almond Streusel Muffins

Midwest Living

Light ricotta cheese and whole wheat flour cut fat and add fiber to these muffins from Covered Bridge Farm in Forest Lake, Minnesota.

Winter Wake-Up Muffins

Midwest Living

These savory fruit-and-vegetable muffins are delicious served warm with eggs and bacon at breakfast or brunch.

Apricot Almond Muffins

Midwest Living

Fruit and nuts pack these muffins with lots of flavor and texture. Serve them warm for breakfast or brunch or with a pork or chicken dinner.

Bread Machine Rabbits for 14

Better Homes and Gardens

These bunny-shaped rolls are a fun bread to serve for Easter. They also make a special treat for kids the rest of the year.

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