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Sweet Braided Easter Bread Recipe

Easter Bread Recipe

Love Keil
Sweet Braided Easter Bread - incredibly fluffy and light Easter Egg Bread with dyed eggs and colorful sprinkle.  A must try Easter Bread Recipe.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Brunch
Cuisine Russian
Servings 5 servings
Calories 376 kcal



  • 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.
    Dry and wet easter bread dough ingredients added to the bowl.
  • 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.
    Butter and milk warmed up and ready to make easter bread dough.
  • 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.
    Easter bread dough risen and ready for baking.
  • 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.
    Dough is resting a oily bowl.
  • 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.
    Dough rolled into long strips.
  • 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.
    easter bread
  • 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.
    Sweet Braided Easter Bread Recipe

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!


  • 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
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Serving: 1servingCalories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 9gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 615mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 375IUCalcium: 59mgIron: 3mg
Keyword bread, easter
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