Quick and Easy Holiday Breads

Keep holiday baking simple with these easy bread recipes including biscuits, muffins, and sweet rolls.

  • Easy Orange Rolls
    Photo: John O'Hagan; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Easy Bread Recipes

    Holiday meals can get a bit hectic, so make your baking a little easier with our bread recipes. For breakast or brunch, take a shortcut and use refrigerated French bread dough for these Easy Orange Rolls.
  • Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro, Leigh Ann Ross

    Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits

    Transform plain biscuits into special holiday biscuits with the addition of pumpkin. These tender biscuits are wonderful topped with butter and honey for breakfast, or filled with a slice of ham for a cocktail buffet dinner.
  • Fresh Cranberry Muffins
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Fresh Cranberry Muffins

    Make the most of seasonal cranberries by stirring them into a muffin batter. These festive muffins will be a welcome addition to your holiday table.
  • Cinnamon-Pecan Rolls
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontazs; Styling: Amy Burke

    Cinnamon-Pecan Rolls

    This recipe uses a package of hot roll mix and is a great recipe for a beginning baker.
  • Easy Cinnamon Bread
    Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

    Easy Cinnamon Bread

    Make a sweet breakfast bread starting with 2 (1-pouncd) packages of refrigerated pizza dough and adding cinnamon, sugar and butter.
  • Sticky-Bun Pumpkin Muffins
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Sticky Bun Pumpkin Muffins

    The mixture of butter, brown sugar and corn syrup spooned into the bottom of the muffin pans makes these spiced pumpkin muffins extra rich and gooey.
  • Blue Cheese Biscuits

    Blue Cheese Biscuits

    Pair these easy 4-ingredient biscuits with slices of beef tenderloin for a flavorful appetizer to serve at a cocktail buffet.
  • Pumpkin Cornmeal Muffins
    Photo: Wendell Webber

    Pumpkin Cornmeal Muffins

    The combination of whole wheat flour and cornmeal makes these sweet pumpkin muffins hearty, satisfying, and ideal for serving with a holiday brunch or dinner.
  • Sweet-Potato Biscuits

    Sweet Potato Biscuits

    Add flavor to basic buttermilk biscuits with mashed pumpkin. It adds a rich, hearty flavor and golden color to the biscuits and makes them ideal for serving with ham at your holiday meal.
  • Holiday Saffron Cake
    Charles E. Walton IV

    Holiday Saffron Cake

    This cake is a cross between a bread and a cake, and is a much easier version of traditional Swedish saffron buns. It's not overly sweet, but it is topped with pearl sugar, which you can sometimes find among the icing and cake decorating items in the grocery store.
  • Sour Cream Muffins with Poppy Seed Streusel
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Sour Cream Muffins with Poppy Seed Streusel

    Keep these orange-scented muffins around during the holidays for a quick breakfast or sweet snack.
  • Spicy Pumpkin Bread
    BECKY LUIGART-STAYNER

    Spicy Pumpkin Bread

    Let the holiday aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves fill your kitchen while you bake loaves of this spiced pumpkin bread.
  • Tiny Cinnamon Rolls
    Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Trinda Gage

    Tiny Cinnamon Rolls

    If you need a holiday breakfast in a hurry, these 6-ingredient mini cinnamon rolls are the perfect choice. The secret shortcut is using refrigerated crescent rolls.
  • Cranberry-Orange Bread
    Jennifer Davick

    Cranberry-Orange Bread

    Sweetened dried cranberries, grated orange rind and orange marmalade add festive flavor to this hearty quick bread. And if you prefer muffins, you can spoon this same batter into muffin pans instead of a loaf pan.
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