For many of us, Easter dinner would not be complete without a homemade loaf. For some, it’s the traditional braided bread, studded with eggs, while others look forward to single-serving hot cross buns. Whichever you prefer, we’ve got some light, fluffy recipes ready to round out your Easter feast.
Anna Olson's Hot Cross Buns
Bake up a batch of these classic hot cross buns on Friday to serve for brunch or after-dinner treat.
Greek Easter Bread
Complete your Easter feast with a beautiful loaf of traditional Easter bread. Studded with dyed eggs and flavoured with fennel seeds and almond extract, this pretty bread will look gorgeous on your table.
Get the recipe for Greek Easter Bread
Make these rolls ahead of time but watch out – they’re so delicious, if you’re not careful, there won’t be any of these warm, soft and fluffy buns left come dinner time.
Pull Apart Chocolate Chrysanthemum Bread
Little ones will forget all about the Easter bunny as soon as this chocolatey pull-apart bread hits the table. Don’t worry about making a certain number of buns, just fill the pan with as many as you can.
Cinnamon Bun Babka
This mouth-watering dessert recipe might be more time-consuming to prep than your typical dessert bread, but the cinnamon bun-like flavours of this sweet treat is worth the effort.
Brioche is best enjoyed the day it’s baked but will keep for a day or two sealed. Lucky for you, because this generous recipe makes two loaves bursting with almonds, pecans, hazelnuts and plump raisins.
Braided Easter Bread
First timers will love this simple recipe for sweet and light bread flavoured with orange zest and honey. The light and fluffy slices make perfect French toast for Easter morning.
Classic Parker House Rolls
Warm and fresh, these classic Parker House rolls are the perfect thing to cozy up with, whether it be a holiday meal or weeknight dinner.
Tender, buttery dough makes brioche an irresistible French pastry. Homemade brioche is a true a labour of love, but these buns are worth the extra effort.
A slightly sweet, light and eggy bread that pairs perfectly with an equally light and fresh spring feast.
Basic Buttermilk Biscuits
The perfect accompaniment to a hearty bowl of soup or chili on a chilly winter day.
Rustic Bread with Honey Butter
A sweet and fluffy loaf with a touch of rye will be right at home alongside salty ham and creamy mashed potatoes. Easy homemade honey butter gives it that extra-special holiday touch.
Chocolate Rum and Raisin Babka
Popular on Polish and Ukrainian Easter tables, each slice of this addictive bread is filled with a fragrant mixture of cinnamon, Sultana raisins, brown sugar, rum and crunchy slivered almonds.
Quick and Easy Mini Biscuits
These biscuits come together in 20 minutes and couldn’t be easier. They’re the perfect flaky, buttery goodness to serve with your holiday ham.
Hot Cross Buns
Packed with fragrant cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, these traditional hot cross buns are best served for an Easter brunch or after-dinner treat.
Homemade Bread and Rolls
Let farmers treat your road-tripping taste buds to sweet breads, sourdoughs and dinner rolls made the old-fashioned way: baked from scratch with local ingredients.
The Pioneer Woman’s Parker House Rolls
Sure, you can buy dinner rolls. But nothing beats these soft, pillowy buns made from scratch. You’ll love how light and fluffy these little rolls are, and how perfect they are for mini leftover sandwiches.
Rustic Ciabatta Bread
You’re in it for the long haul with this recipe that delivers soft, fluffy ciabatta that’s simply to die for. They key? A biga or yeast starter, which delivers better flavour the longer it sits.
Currant Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread
Raisin bread is great, but why not switch up your go-to loaf by adding traditional currants? The tiny, dried grapes stud your bread with a classic flavour you’ll adore.