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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place loaf on a buttered baking sheet and cover loosely with a damp towel. Place loaf in a warm place and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes. Brush risen loaf with melted butter.

Sweet Braided Easter Bread Recipe

Sweet Braided Easter Bread – incredibly fluffy and light Easter Egg Bread with dyed eggs and colorful sprinkle.  A must try Sweet Easter Recipe.

When YOU make this Easy Braided Easter Bread Recipe , take a picture & DM me your Food Creation on Instagram @MunchkinTimeBlog & I will feature it here under this recipe!

Colorful Easter Bread Recipe

Quick Notes

  • If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can knead this easter bread dough in bread machine or by hand. Total kneading time with hands should be around 10-15 minutes.
  • To make dough rise, place the bowl with dough over another bowl filled with warm water, keep adding warm water until dough doubles in size.
  • You are welcome to skip the colorful eggs and make this bread without dyed eggs. 
  • After bread cools down, place it in a airtight container and eat it with in 3 days.

Dry ingredients inside the mixing bowl.

How to Make Easter Bread:

In a stand mixer, combine 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of sea salt and 2 1/4 teaspoons of dry active yeast, mix well.

Butter and milk added to the glass.

Using a small bowl, combine 2/3 cup of almond milk and 2 tablespoons of butter.

Butter and milk warmed up and ready to make easter bread dough.

Microwave for 30 seconds, or until milk and butter is warm, but not too hot.

Dry and wet easter bread dough ingredients added to the bowl.

Pour warm milk and butter mixture into the flour, add 2 eggs and slowly knead it using stand mixer for about 10 minutes.

Easter bread Dough is kneaded and ready to rest.

After, place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead with hands until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.

Dough is resting a oily bowl.

Lightly grease a large bowl with avocado oil. Place dough in the bowl and move around to coat with oil.

Easter bread dough risen and ready for baking.

Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubles in size, about 1 hour.

Dough split in two halves.

Deflate the dough and place it onto a floured surface. Divide Easter Bread dough into two equal size balls.

Dough rolled into long strips.

How to Make Easter Egg Bread:

Using hands roll each ball into a long roll about 36 inches long.

Easter bread dough braided.

Next, using long dough rolls, twist them and place 1 egg for each loop, creating total of 5 loops for 5 dyed eggs. Seal the ends of the ring together.

Place the braided easter dough into a greased baking dish or parchment paper lined over a cast iron.

Next, carefully place it on a oily parchment paper over baking sheet or cast iron skillet, cover and let rest for 45 minutes in a warm place.

Sweet Braided Easter Bread Recipe

Preheat oven to 350F. Brush risen bread with melted butter and sprinkle colorful sprinkles over the top. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown color. If you want, you could glaze Easter Bread using recipe below.

Easter Bread Glaze (100% optional)

Mix together 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice or milk and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Glaze over warm Bread. Enjoy!

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Easter Bread Recipe

Sweet Braided Easter Bread - incredibly fluffy and light Easter Egg Bread with dyed eggs and colorful sprinkle.  A must try Easter Bread Recipe.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Love Keil

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Using a stand mixer (this is the one I use & love for almost 10 years!), combine 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of sea salt and 2 1/4 teaspoons of dry active yeast, mix well.
  • In a small bowl, combine 2/3 cup of almond milk and 2 tablespoons of butter, microwave for 30 second, or until milk and butter is warm, but not too hot.
  • Pour warm milk and butter mixture into the flour, add 2 eggs and slowly knead it using stand mixer for about 10 minutes. After place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead with hands until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • Lightly grease a large bowl with avocado oil. Place dough in the bowl and move around to coat with oil. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  • Deflate the dough and place it onto a floured surface. Divide Easter Bread dough into two equal size balls. Using hands roll each ball into a long roll about 36 inches long. Next, using long rolls, twist them and place 1 egg for every loop, creating total of 5 loops for 5 dyed eggs. Seal the ends of the ring together.
  • Next carefully place it on a oily parchment paper over baking sheet or cast iron skillet (my favorite!), cover and let rest for 45 minutes in a warm place.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Brush risen easter bread with melted butter and sprinkle colorful sprinkles over the top. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown color.

Easter Bread Glaze (100% optional)

  • Mix together 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice or milk and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Glaze over warm easter bread. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you don't have a stand mixer, you can knead this easter bread dough in bread machine or by hand. Total kneading time with hands should be around 10-15 minutes. 
  • To make dough rise, place the bowl with dough over another bowl filled with warm water, keep adding warm water until dough doubles in size. 
  • You are welcome to skip the colorful eggs and make this bread without dyed eggs. 
  • After bread cools down, place it in a airtight container and eat it with in 3 days
When YOU make this Easy Braided Easter Bread Recipe , take a picture & DM me your Food Creation on Instagram @MunchkinTimeBlog & I will feature it here under this recipe!
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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg

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