With Easter just around the corner, it’s time to start looking at what you are going to serve your family to eat over this special weekend. Today I’ve compiled a selection of fifteen different Easter bread recipes, all of which will be the perfect welcome and centerpiece to your dinner table. While there are some traditional recipes on this list, you’ll also find some great alternatives to surprise your family.
Add These Easter Breads To Your Holiday Spread
1. Easter Bread
This traditional Easter bread from Delish creates the classic sweetened dough recipe. You’ll make the bread even more festive for the special occasion by adding extra sprinkles on top. This is the perfect way to start your Easter morning and can be served for breakfast or brunch. This recipe involves minimal prep time, and the instructions are very easy to follow if this is your first time making Easter bread. Before baking, you’ll place your dyed eggs into the dough braid for the perfect dining table centerpiece.
2. Portuguese Easter Bread
Natasha’s Kitchen shows us how to make this Portuguese Easter bread recipe which uses a heap of raisins in the dough. The raisins add a delicious contrast to the bread’s texture and will make a nice change from plain Easter bread. Once this bread is cooked, it’s also a great bread to use for your morning French toast breakfast. If you have extra bread leftover, consider using it up this way by treating your family to a delicious brunch on Easter Monday.
3. Individual Italian Easter Bread Rings
Sometimes it’s easier to serve all of your family members and friends an individual portion of Easter bread. These small bread rings from Christina’s Cucina are each baked around an egg, and then they are decorated with sprinkles and icing to finish the sweet. They are super easy to make and taste absolutely delicious. If you would prefer to create a single large bread, you can just use this recipe to make the classic ring shape.
4. Traditional Easter Bread
With only twenty minutes of hands-on prep time, you’ll be able to create a classic Easter bread recipe. You can finish this recipe from The Spruce Eats off with a basic icing and shape it in a braid for the perfect welcome for your family breakfast. Make sure you allow enough time to make this bread, as once the dough is created, it needs six to twelve hours to rise. It can be left overnight, and you don’t need to worry about it expanding too much while you are asleep.
5. Orange Almond Sweet Bread
The Cookie Rookie shares this flavor-packed bread that combines orange and almond and is then topped with sprinkles. You’ll enjoy the perfect hint of sweetness with this bread, so it can be served for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Make sure you allow time for the dough to rise and rest, so it’s not worth leaving until the last minute on Easter morning. For the perfect dough, ensure you use an instant-read thermometer, which will make sure you get the milk, butter, and almond mix to the correct temperature.
6. Easter Bread Wreath
This wreath shaped Easter bread from King Arthur Baking is absolutely stunning, and it will make a great addition to your Easter table setting that isn’t too sweet to taste. You’ll braid the dough, create a ring, and then add colorful sprinkles to finish. Of course, you can embellish and add any decorations that you like to your Easter bread to personalize it for your holiday spread. You’ll need to leave the bread overnight, for up to fifteen hours at room temperature. At the end of the process, you’ll make a glaze, which adds the perfect finishing touch to your bread.
7. Russian Easter Bread
If you enjoy hot cross buns at Easter, you’ll love this Russian Easter bread that has a similar taste and texture to these popular Easter treats. Delicious shows us how to make this beautiful bread, which will involve a little extra time for the dough to rise before baking. It’s well worth the time and effort for the beautiful addition to your Easter table, and this bread is sure to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. The recipe instructions also teach you how to dye your eggs to top off the dish and make a fun finishing touch for any Easter bread.
8. Romanian Easter Bread with Chocolate and Nuts
You can’t go wrong with adding chocolate to your Easter bread, and Fine Cooking will guide you through every step of the process of making this Romanian Easter bread. This offers a twist to the traditional Romanian bread and adds chocolate and cocoa powder into the mix. Instead of using the usual walnuts, you’ll add pecans instead to the dish for an American twist on this Easter bread. Once made, you can store this bread at room temperature for up to three days.
9. Tsoureki Recipe – Traditional Greek Easter Bread
Greek Easter bread has a brown outer crust that is not only a flawless semi-soft texture, but it is also absolutely delicious. The bread has a lovely balance of crisp crust and soft interior, and this recipe from My Greek Dish is so easy to follow, even if you’ve never made this recipe before. The unique flavor from this bread is thanks to two aromatic spices that are added into the dish called mahlab and mastic. Traditionally, you’ll enjoy this bread with breakfast or as a midday snack, and you’ll eat it alongside a cup of tea or coffee.
10. Paska – Slovak Easter Bread
Mix up your Easter bread offerings this year with this Slovakian Easter bread recipe from Surprising Recipes You’ll add cranberries, raisins, orange, and cinnamon into the mix, meaning this bread is absolutely packed with flavor. Before baking your bread, you’ll add a topping of icing sugar, orange juice, and egg, and then bake the bread for forty to forty-five minutes before serving. If you don’t enjoy cranberries or have them to hand, you can simply replace them with more raisins instead.
11. Last Minute Bread Machine Easter Bread
April J. Harris shares this bread machine Easter bread recipe that is perfect for anyone who left their Easter baking until the last minute. Your bread machine will do all of the hard work for you, and you’ll create a lightly spiced and fragrant loaf. The bonus of using the bread machine is the delicious smell that seems to waft through the whole house when your bread is baking. All you’ll have to do is put all of the ingredients together in the bread machine and let it work its magic. The combination of cloves, cinnamon, and ginger makes this one of the most delicious Easter bread recipes you will ever try.
12. Italian Easter Bread Rolls
These individual rolls are ideal for serving with your Easter dinner, and Tastes of Lizzy T shows us just how easy they are to make. Each roll will be baked until it’s a lovely brown color, and you’ll add a colorful egg in the center of each one. To ensure the dye doesn’t leak off your colored egg and onto your bread, you’ll want to add your egg in the center of the ring after the rolls have been baked.
13. Italian Easter Bread Cookies
If you are looking to add a new twist to your Easter baking this year, why not recreate Easter bread in cookie form? Cakeyboi shares these delicious cookies which are made with a plain cookie dough that can be chilled overnight. You’ll add mini chocolate eggs instead of the traditional real dyed eggs and then bake them in the oven. These are a fun and colorful afternoon treat that will be a hit with kids and teens this Easter.
14. Vegan Orange Easter Bread
If you are catering to vegans this Easter, don’t let them miss out on all of the fun. This recipe from Klaras Life creates a soft and juicy Easter bread that is ideal for serving to your whole family. It’s such a delicious bread recipe that the non-vegans in your family won’t even be able to tell the difference. The recipe shows you how to make this beautiful plaited design that will look fantastic on your breakfast or dinner table.
15. Russian Easter Bread Kulich
Vikalinka shares this recipe for an Easter bread that is very similar in texture and taste to brioche. It’s glazed with either sugar icing, or for a more indulgent dish, you can melt white chocolate all over the top. This bread is sure to be enjoyed by your whole family, and it is the perfect start to an Easter brunch. The raisins or chocolate chips you use in this dish will ensure that every single bite of this bread is packed with flavor.
Whichever one of these Easter bread options you decide to make this year, you are bound to impress all of your family and friends you are catering to. Any of these bread recipes would be the perfect welcoming centerpiece for your Easter breakfast or brunch. Of course, you can customize the bread with various spices or fillings to fit your needs. When making Easter bread, just make sure you leave enough time to allow for the dough to rise before baking for the perfect texture and taste.