Easter Braid Loaf


Easter Braid Loaf

EDR Easter Braid Loaf
12 Slices Each (2 Loaves)
1 Slice
25 Min

Bread is an important part of an Easter table spread, which is why we came up with this Easter Braid Loaf recipe. It's a beautiful and easy bread recipe that features a light almond flavor and sweet golden raisins.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup warm 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, sugar, butter, the 3 eggs, salt, and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in remaining flour to form a soft dough. Stir in raisins and almond extract.
  2. Turn dough onto floured surface; knead about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place about 1-1/2 hours, or until doubled.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  4. Punch dough down; turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 6 portions and shape each into a 12-inch rope. Place 3 ropes on prepared baking sheet and braid; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Repeat with remaining ropes. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with almonds.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.


This Easter bread recipe is great for a healthy Easter dinner menu. For even more tasty recipes to add to your menu, click here! 

Since this recipes yields 2 loaves, why not give one to a friend for a yummy Easter treat?

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 385
  • Calories from Fat 94
  • Total Fat 10g 16 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.3g 11 %
  • Trans Fat 2.0g 0 %
  • Protein 9.5g 19 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 64mg 21 %
  • Sodium 203mg 8 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 63g 21 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9 %
  • Sugars 17g 0 %

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379 carbs per serving??? I don't eat that many carbs in 3-4 days. Is that accurate?

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