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There's nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked bread during the holidays. These are some of our personal favorite Holiday Bread recipes for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Consider gifting a freshly baked holiday bread to your family or friends to help spread some holiday cheer.

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By KEM77

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (46 Votes)
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Servings 16
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 75

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 to 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted or canola oil
  • 3/4 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries, halved
  • 1 cup walnuts or hazelnuts, chopped

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Top rated Holiday Bread recipes

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This mahogany-gold wreath is dense and moist, mildly spicy, and utterly tasty

  • 2 3/4 cups (11 1/2 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour*
  • 2 cups (8 1/2 ounces) King Arthur White Wheat Flour, organic preferred*
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup (2 1/2 ounces) brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (1 5/8 ounces) diced crystallized ginger, optional
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick, 2 ounces) butter, melted
4.3/5 (9 Votes)

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Gingerbread Challah Bostock is like French toast, but better

  • ALMOND SYRUP:
  • 1/4 cup leftover challah glaze from Challah d’Épices recipe
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons buckwheat honey
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 gratings from whole nutmeg
  • 1 cup water
  • FRANGIAPANE:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Scant 1/2 cup packed almond paste, broken into teaspoon-size chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • BOSTOCK:
  • 3 (2-inch thick) slices stale Challah d’Épices
  • 1 teaspoon butter
4.6/5 (5 Votes)

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The pumpkin bread is cozy, comforting, and studded with chocolate chips

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (use the remainder in these recipes)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil (liquid-state coconut oil may be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup cup sour cream (lite is okay; or Greek yogurt may be substituted)
  • 1 tablespoon mild or medium-flavored molasses (not blackstrap, too intense)
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice Extract (McCormick Vanilla Extract may be substituted)
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (a mixture of cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg if you don't have pumpkin pie spice)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (mini size recommended for better distribution, regular size may be substituted)
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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All you need is 5 ingredients and less than 30 minutes to prepare this super easy homemade bread

  • 5 cups self-rising flour
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (12-ounces) sour cream
  • 1 (12-ounce) beer
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
4.8/5 (12 Votes)

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This Snickerdoodle bread is perfect for cinnamon-lovers! Serve hot with fresh butter or slice and make french toast...

  • LOAVES:
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 (10-ounce) package Hershey's cinnamon chips
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
4.5/5 (452 Votes)

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Bread pudding is a favorite in our house

  • 1 loaf day old bread ( I used brioche)
  • 7 eggs
  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Additional eggnog for serving
4.6/5 (75 Votes)

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Monkey bread is the perfect weekend breakfast treat! Warm from the oven, serve with more butter!

  • GLAZE:
  • 5 cans Pillsbury biscuits, or buy cheaper store brand or at Aldi’s, SaveALot
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 sticks margarine (or butter)
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • Nuts and raisins, optional
4.6/5 (74 Votes)

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Here's the recipe for these rolls

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups hot tap water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup softened butter or vegetable shortening
4.5/5 (61 Votes)

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This Upside-Down Pear Gingerbread recipe combines pears and nutmeg for a truly tasty treat

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 Anjou pear or 3 Seckel pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional
4.6/5 (49 Votes)

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Make these gooey, sticky cinnamon rolls for a crowd! You can assemble them a day ahead and pop their caramel goodne...

  • 2 loaves frozen bread dough
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened, divided
  • 4 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups brown sugar, divided
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups ice cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
4.5/5 (42 Votes)

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This sweet and tangy Cranberry Orange Juice Bread does double duty as a dessert or breakfast favorite

  • 1 large egg, well beaten
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, rinsed and thoroughly dried
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar, optional
4.5/5 (44 Votes)

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If you like strawberries and blueberries, you'll love this Berries and Cream Cheese Monkey Bread!

  • 2 (11-ounces each) packages) Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
4.6/5 (34 Votes)

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A perfect make-ahead recipe for cinnamon rolls when you're short on time

  • 6 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon or finely shredded orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts, semisweet chocolate pieces, or raisins (optional)
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
4.5/5 (38 Votes)

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No monkeying around here; homemade monkey bread is the bee's knees and a sweet treat for the whole family to eat!

  • DOUGH:
  • 1 (2 1/2 teaspoon) package active dry yeast (recommended: Red Star Platinum)
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110°F-115°F)
  • 1 1/4 cups warm 2% milk (110°F-115°F, 2% or higher milk fat, no lower)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • COATING:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • VANILLA GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream (or milk for a less creamy texture)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4.6/5 (25 Votes)

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