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5 Festive Easter Bread Recipes to Make a New Tradition

For many, Easter traditions like decorating and hunting for eggs go hand in hand with feasting with loved ones. Whether you’re an avid baker whose love language is food or a less-is-more cook who just wants to join the fun of the egg hunt as quickly as possible, we have a bread recipe for you. We’re sharing our top five Easter bread recipes so you can enjoy the memories made with loved ones at your next family gathering, or even start a new family tradition of your own.

1. Milk Bread Honey Bunnies

Milk Bread Honey Bunnies

Light, fluffy and utterly delightful, these milk bread honey bunnies take the prize for the CUTEST twist on classic dinner rolls for Easter. The made-from-scratch rolls add a touch of whimsy to your tablescape that’s sure to spark smiles. They are also a great spring or Easter activity for young bakers. While we can’t promise perfectly shaped ears or that they’ll exercise any restraint decorating with edible markers, we can promise it’ll be memorable!

2. 30-minute Dinner Rolls

30 Minute Dinner Rolls

Soft, fluffy rolls in 30 minutes or less? That’s faster than a trip to the grocery store. And trust us when we say these tasty dinner rolls made with pantry staples are superior to the store-bought variety. Everyone needs a simple and delicious roll recipe like this for gatherings that frees them up to fuss over the ham, play with the kids or just soak in the day.

3. Italian Easter Bread

If your kids love dying eggs for Easter, have them give a few uncooked eggs a colorful dip while you prepare the dough for this special bread. Nest those colorful eggs in this festive holiday bread and make them part of your Easter display! Lemon peel or crushed anise seed gives this Italian bread a little zing, which along with the confetti sprinkles, channels some major spring vibes. Make way, crunchy bird nests. This Italian Easter Bread is bound to become an Easter tradition.

4. Easy Egg Bread

Easy Egg Bread

This centerpiece-worthy braided yeast bread is a feast for the eyes and the stomach. Enriched with eggs and butter, the soft loaf pairs wonderfully with butter or jam, making it perfect for an Easter morning breakfast or brunch with loved ones. The best part? This crowd-pleasing showstopper is surprisingly simple to make. Don’t worry. Our lips are sealed.

5. Fluffy No Knead Refrigerator Rolls

Fluffy No Knead Refrigerator Rolls

Any host knows the key to a stress-free Easter brunch is make-ahead dishes. You can whip up these fluffy, no-knead rolls up to 48 hours ahead of time. You’ll still get all the wonderful smells and flavors of warm, fresh-baked rolls without sacrificing sleep or sanity Easter morning.

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