Heartwarming Breads

Win the hearts—and stomachs—of friends and family with fresh-baked biscuits, rolls, and quick breads.

  • Fresh Thyme Popovers
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Fresh Thyme Popovers

    No meal is complete without fresh-from-the-oven bread. From sweet rolls to savory biscuits, we have easy bread recipes to suit every menu.Fresh thyme is the key to this fragrant, savory bread, which pairs perfectly with beef tenderloin. To get the fluffiest popovers, be sure that your milk and eggs are room temperature and do not open the oven door while baking.
  • Buttered Sweet Potato Knot Rolls
    Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Buttered Sweet Potato Knot Rolls

    Add subtle sweetness to dinner rolls by stirring canned mashed sweet potato into the yeast mixture.
  • Orange Bubble Bread
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Orange Bubble Bread

    Reminiscent of sweet orange rolls, this easy pull-apart bread won raves in our Test Kitchens and is a great choice for a holiday breakfast or brunch.
  • Potato Rolls
    Photo: Karry Hosford

    Potato Rolls

    Adding potato to the dough creates light texture and makes these rolls ideal for serving with a holiday meal or to use for miniature sandwiches at a holiday open house.
  • Buttery Dinner Rolls

    Buttery Dinner Rolls

    Make this your “go-to’ roll recipe whenever you’re having company. The dough is very easy to work with, and the recipe has a number of flavor variations.
  • Pecan Sticky Buns
    Photo: Michael Paul

    Pecan Sticky Buns

    Ooey-gooey sticky buns topped with pecan halves are a fun, festive treat during the holiday season. We've included instructions for "making it" (using frozen bread dough) or "faking it" (using brown-and-serve rolls).
  • Flaky Dinner Rolls

    Flaky Dinner Rolls

    These beautiful homemade dinner rolls are perfect for both first-time bakers and seasoned cooks. Reviewer Cookinnotwritin raves, "I've never made anything with yeast before in my life, but these made me feel like a pro! I made them for Thanksgiving last year, and I thought they looked so pretty."
  • Angel Biscuits
    Lee Harrelson

    Angel Biscuits

    These light, fluffy biscuits are so good, you'll think they were sent straight from heaven. Angel Biscuits use a yeast dough, so be sure to set aside some extra time to let it chill in the fridge. Serve with honey and an assortment of jams so that guests can top them as they please.
  • Orange-Pecan Muffins

    Orange-Pecan Muffins

    These muffins are a wonderful way to start the day. Orange juice and toasted pecans lend delicious flavor. Bake and freeze these muffins ahead of time to get a jumpstart on holiday meal preparations.
  • Cranberry-Sweet Potato Quick Bread

    Cranberry-Sweet Potato Quick Bread

    This quick bread melds the seasonal flavors of cranberry and sweet potato into an irresistible treat. Just mix the batter, spoon into a loaf ban, and bake. It's a great way to use up leftover cranberries, orange juice, and canned sweet potato, too.
  • Mini Fruit and Sunflower Loaves

    Mini Fruit and Sunflower Loaves

    These mini-loaves make great Christmas gifts. Reviewer Cookingactivist raves, "This bread is outstanding. Sweet and mapley. More moist and sinful tasting than one would think from a light quick bread."
  • Sweet Challah

    Sweet Challah

    Challah is a traditional Jewish yeast bread served on the Sabbath, holidays, and other ceremonial occasions. Its light and airy texture makes challah perfect for any holiday celebration table. "My family also made this for part of our Thanksgiving dinner," writes reviewer Kariobrion. "It was wonderful and actually looked just like the photo—that NEVER happens!"
  • Pumpkin-Date Loaf with Cream Cheese Swirl
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Pumpkin-Date Loaf with Cream Cheese Swirl

    Try this top-rated twist on classic pumpkin bread. The dates add extra sweetness; if you prefer, substitute raisins or leave the dates out altogether. Reviewer Meussen was so enamored with this bread, she and her husband ate the whole loaf in less than 12 hours. She writes, "If you haven't tried this bread, you haven't lived."
  • Two-Seed Bread Knots

    Two-Seed Bread Knots

    Go for delicious and beautiful with these tasty yeast rolls. The dough requires just 20 minutes to rise and doesn't have to be kneaded by hand. As reviewer Vdunigan1 points out, the short prep time makes these rolls "a great recipe for any night of the week." Serve these little darlings with honey butter.
  • Sweet Potato Biscuits

    Sweet Potato Biscuits

    This biscuit recipe incorporates leftover sweet potatoes, so you can—and should—keep making it after the holidays wind down. Reviewer GEMDOCTOR says that these are "much more flavorful than regular biscuits" and recommends making enough for second and third helpings. Plus, you'll get the extra nutritional benefits from the sweet potatoes, like vitamins A and C.
  • Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

    Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

    These homemade cinnamon rolls with a thick, sweet cream cheese frosting will make you a superstar when you serve them to friends and family during the holidays.
  • Mini Banana-Cranberry-Nut Bread Loaves
    Photo: Luca Trovato; Styling: Dani Fisher  

    Mini Banana-Cranberry Nut Bread Loaves

    Make banana bread special for the holidays by adding pecans and fresh cranberries and topping the loaf with an orange glaze. These mini loaves make great gifts, but you’ll want to keep at least one for yourself.

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