Easter Bread Recipes

Easter egg bread, paska, potica, cinnamon rolls, and kolaches. Find a classic Easter bread recipe with useful tips on how to make it.

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Braided Easter Egg Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 326
This decorative Easter bread has whole eggs baked into it! Do not cook the whole eggs, as they will bake at the same time that the bread does. The eggs can also be dyed for extra color.

Hot Cross Buns

Rating: 4.5 stars 271
Use a bread machine or stand mixer to make these slightly sweet yeast buns.

Bunny Pretzels

Rating: 5 stars 6
A quick and easy way to make homemade pretzels. They can be brushed with butter or dipped in cinnamon sugar, just like they do at the mall. This is a treat I like to make for our Easter egg hunt.

Paska Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 59
This traditional Polish egg bread is wonderfully light with a slightly sweet flavor.

Easter Bread Ring

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
This recipe is from Italy. The Italians love it, especially at Easter time.

Kulich (Russian Panettone)

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Kulich is a sweet yeast bread, similar to panettone, that is traditionally baked in Russia for Easter. But you can enjoy it any time! It can be glazed or left plain. You can bake the bread in large coffee tins so they keep their traditional shape.

Choereg (Armenian Easter Bread)

Rating: 5 stars 74
Ok...so my mother would just kill me if she knew I made our family recipe for Choereg public. But my policy is 'why keep a good thing to myself'. Choereg is a traditional, slightly sweet bread, especially made for Easter. It is delicious for breakfast with a nice cup of coffee. It takes some level of skill, but anyone used to handling yeast should not have a problem. You can find Mahleb at Middle Eastern grocery stores, especially around Easter. It will be with the spices. Please do not omit it, as this is what gives it its distinctive flavour and aroma.

Italian Easter Bread (Anise Flavored)

Rating: 4.5 stars 44
Growing up, this was the best treat of Easter morning (and still is)! One bite of this light, fluffy, sweet bread and you're twelve years old again! Bakery quality in two hours. Try this South Philly Italian tradition and keep the heritage alive...Buona Pasqua a Tutti!

Cheese Babka

Rating: 5 stars 55
Polish cheese babka like my grandmother served every Easter.

Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Buns

Rating: 4.5 stars 1407
Nothing beats sticky buns hot out of the oven!

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 620
I thought my mom made the best zucchini bread - until I added lemon! This is a wonderful, light zucchini bread that's not too sweet.

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls I

Rating: 4.5 stars 451
Make the night before, rolls rise in the fridge overnight and bake the next morning. Easy and delicious. Enjoy!

Inspiration and Ideas

Easter Breads From Around the World
A feast day tradition dating back centuries, Easter breads are some of the loveliest edible centerpieces we've ever seen.
Basic Babka (and Variations)
It only looks complicated! Try it for yourself using these tips.
Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls
Rating: 4.5 stars 274

This recipe is absolutely delicious. I make them the night before, take them out in the morning and let them rise. I have also made sticky buns with this recipe using a coconut/pecan frosting for the bottom of my pan.