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I love this bunny bread. I make it every Easter and have it at my Easter dinner. Sometimes I cut a hole in the tummy and fill with dip, or eat it as bread with dinner. S0 easy to make and my kids love helping me. I have also made this with rosemary bread and wheat bread.

Recipe Summary

45 mins
25 mins
30 mins
1 hr 40 mins
1 loaf bunny bread


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Grease a baking sheet.

  • Cut off 1/4 of the dough from 1 loaf and form into a pear-shaped ball for the bunny head.

  • Form the remaining 3/4 loaf into a fat oval shape for the body. Place the body onto the prepared baking sheet and attach the head by pinching the 2 pieces together.

  • Make narrow cuts, about 3/4 in deep, on each side of head for whiskers.

  • Cut second loaf of dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll 2 pieces into 16-inch ropes. Fold each rope in half, and pinch the ends to the head to form ears.

  • Cut the third piece of dough in half and shape into 2 ovals about 3 1/2 inches long for back paws. Attach the paws to the bottom sides of the body. Make two 1-inch cuts on the paws for toes.

  • Cut the remaining dough into 3 pieces. Form 2 pieces into balls and pinch on sides for front paws.

  • Divide the remaining piece of dough into 3 equal pieces and roll into 1-inch balls. Press the dough balls onto the the face to form two cheeks and a nose.

  • Press raisins onto the face to make eyes.

  • Press almond slices close together onto face to make bunny teeth.

  • Cover and let dough rise in a warm place until doubled, 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Brush the loaf lightly with beaten egg.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

  • To serve, line a serving platter with lettuce leaves and place the bunny in the center.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; protein 9.8g; carbohydrates 44g; fat 4.2g; cholesterol 18.6mg; sodium 516.4mg. Full Nutrition