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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 4.4/5 (47 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
4/5 (10 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
3.4/5 (9 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 (13 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
4.2/5 (674 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
3.9/5 (196 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 (89 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
4.3/5 (77 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 (37 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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As a Bohemian bread goddess, my breads are combinations of whatever I feel like adding to them as I’m making them...

  • 2 packages yeast
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110-120 degrees)
  • 4 cups lukewarm water
  • 6 tablespoon brown sugar (divided)
  • 6-8 cups whole wheat flour (divided)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
4.8/5 (16 Votes)

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Scalloped Wreath Gingerbread Cookies are a delicious and decorative addition to any holiday dessert table

  • ROYAL ICING:
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 recipe Royal Icing
  • Green food coloring
  • Red food coloring
  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar, about 4-1/4 cups
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
4.6/5 (15 Votes)

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Bacon plus anything is awesome and these Bacon Cinnamon Rolls are one example of many that prove that delicious fac...

  • 10 slices bacon
  • 1 can (17.5-ounce) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing, about 5 rolls
4.3/5 (14 Votes)

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Eggnog is an essential part of the Christmas season! This eggnog monkey bread is a great way to add festive flavors...

  • EGGNOG DRIZZLE:
  • 1 (16.3-ounce) can Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Biscuits
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 3 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
4.5/5 (20 Votes)

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