Monkey bread with icing on stand

Easter bread recipes

Bake a spectacular spiced Easter bread with our stunning recipes. Try traditional hot cross buns, a simnel loaf or an Easter brioche.

12 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

This light, easy-to-make brioche will keep for two days, and is delicious with apricot jam.

2 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Put a twist on the classic American monkey bread with Easter flavours. It’s made to be pulled apart and eaten with your hands – like a monkey would!

2 hrs and 5 mins
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2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Take the eccles cake to a whole new level by using the classic currant filling to make this decorative bread

1 hr and 20 mins
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5 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Toast a slice of this celebration bread and top with butter to give hot cross buns a serious run for their money

1 hr and 15 mins
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6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Flecked with dark chocolate, cinnamon, orange zest and plump raisins, these buns make an extra-special Easter treat

1 hr and 5 mins
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5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Don't choose between hot cross buns, Simnel cake and Chelsea buns - this ingenious Easter bake brings together all three

2 hrs
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4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

The whole family will love this fruity, spiced Easter bake - get the kids in the kitchen to help mixing, kneading and glazing

1 hr and 7 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Combine a hot cross bun with a cinnamon swirl to make these moreish hot cross cinnamon buns. Perfect for Easter, they're topped with a cream cheese icing

50 mins
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11 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make these cinnamon-spiced fruit buns into a pretty centrepiece for your Easter table, and serve with a sweet butter

1 hr and 10 mins
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