Christmas Bread Round-Up

Christmas is a time filled with traditions. Every individual family has their own traditions, especially with what they eat. My family has a particular Christmas Eve dinner, a traditional Christmas breakfast, and treats. I’m sure your family eats certain dishes, too. They may have been passed down from generation to generation.

Chocolate Chai Mini Loaves
Chocolate Chai Mini Loaves Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Many Christmas bread recipes go back for hundreds of years. The Italian Christmas bread, Panettone, goes back to the Middle Ages. Stollen is a German bread. Many of the sweet breads were created during the Middle Ages and saved for the holiday season, because they were very expensive to make. Read more about Christmas Food History here.

Cranberry Orange Nut Bread

Christmas Tea Ring

German Christmas Stollen

Chocolate Chai Mini Loaves

Candy Cane Chocolate Loaves

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Rosca de Reyes (Three Kings Bread)

Pecan Maple Loaf

Bisquick Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Gingerbreads

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

What are your favorite Christmas breads? My family always makes plenty of pumpkin bread to eat and give for gifts. When I was younger, I made loaves for all my neighbors. The only thing bad about pumpkin bread is that I can’t stop eating it and it’s so fattening! Share your favorites. I would love to try something new this year.

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Lisa Ehrman
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