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Are you looking for a festive bunny bread roll recipe for your Easter dinner?
If you love making bread you may be making the same recipe every week. But sometimes, it’s just fun to try something new and make it especially fancy or unique for a special occasion.
That’s where this bunny bread roll recipe comes in! You can make this delicious herbed bunny bread recipe into regular rolls or buns, or make a snip and a twist and make these adorable bunny-shaped rolls for your Easter brunch. These herbed buns or rolls also make great bread for sandwiches for a sack lunch.
One of the best things about fresh bread is the delicious yeasty smell while the dough is rising and then once the bread is baked. A benefit of making homemade bread is the feel of the dough as you knead it into loaves or rolling it into buns or rolls. The fragrance of this herbed bread roll recipe will fill your house!
Bread is best when made with others, so grab your kids and make these cute bunny bread rolls today!
Herbed Bunny Bread Roll Directions
Mix the warm water, yeast, and sugar and allow to rest a few minutes until the yeast gets bubbly.
Then add the rest of the ingredients and knead until the dough is soft to the touch but doesn’t stick to your fingers.To make the bunnies, divide the dough in half. Roll one half out into an 8-inch circle and then cut into 8 “pie” pieces. Cut the skinny pointed ends into two skinnier pointed pieces about half way down the “pie” shaped piece. These are the face and ears. With the other half of the dough, roll small balls into a mandarin orange-sized ball.
Then take the earpieces and lay the flat outer circle side down for the bottom of the face and place it on the front of the ball.
Give each earpiece a slight twist and lay each ear over the back of the ball. Make a tiny ball for the tail. Continue making bunnies until all of your dough is used up. You can make these smaller for appetizers or larger for dinner rolls.
Place completed bunnies on a greased cookie sheet and allow to double in size.
You can add some rosemary leaves for whiskers.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the herbed bunny bread rolls for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Serve these herbed bunny bread rolls with your favorite flavored butter or herbed cream cheese. Enjoy!
The BEST tools for making bread
My absolute, all-time favorite kitchen tool for making bread, mashed potatoes, and cookies, is a Bosch mixer. In my kitchen, this appliance gets more use than my dishwasher and I use that nearly every day! There are several brands of mixers out there, but the Bosch Mixer wins for me.
I have had my Bosch for 26 years and it still runs great! And yes, I really do use it many times each week! My mom has had a different brand mixer and has gone back to her Bosch as well because it just keeps right on working. This is a powerhouse machine!
If you are looking for a mixer, you definitely want a Bosch on your list if you want a machine that will be versatile, durable, and adaptable with lots of accessories to customize it for your needs.
A pastry mat makes rolling out dough super easy to clean up. The surface is sticky resistant which helps the dough peel off after you’ve rolled it out. A good pastry mat will also have lines that will help you know the size of the item you are rolling out.
Good Bread Pans
If you want to make bread, you need some good bread pans! Bread pans that are non-stick are the best, so that when the bread is baked, it will easily release from the pan.
Looking for more bread recipes?
Whole Wheat Bread Recipe
Vera’s Orange Knots
Carrot Bread Rolls
Herbed Easter Bunny Bread Rolls
- 1 T dry active yeast
- 2 T sugar
- 2 ¼ C warm water
- 1 T vegetable oil
- 1 ½ tsp. salt
- 5 ½ - 6 C flour
- 2 T minced garlic
- 2 tsp. dry basil
- 1 tsp. dry oregano
Mix the warm water, yeast and sugar and allow to rest a few minutes until the yeast gets bubbly. Then add the rest of the ingredients and knead until dough is soft to the touch but doesn’t stick to your fingers.
To make the bunnies, divide the dough in half. Roll one half out into an 8-inch circle and then cut into 8 “pie” pieces. Cut the skinny pointed ends into two skinnier pointed pieces about half way down the “pie” shaped piece. These are the face and ears. With the other half of the dough, roll small balls into a mandarin orange sized ball. Then take the ear pieces and lay the flat outer circle side down for the bottom of the face and place it on the front of the ball. Then give each ear piece a slight twist and lay each ear over the back of the ball. Make a tiny ball for the tail. Continue making bunnies until all of your dough is used up. You can make these smaller for appetizers or larger for dinner rolls.
Place completed bunnies on a greased cookie sheet and allow to double in size.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the bunnies for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Serve these with your favorite flavored butter or herbed cream cheese. Enjoy!
56 thoughts on “Herbed Easter Bunny Bread Rolls Recipe”
Yum!!!!! This recipe looks so yummy. Since I’m a crazy fan of garlic, I will probably add another clove when I make it hah 🙂
I like lots of garlic too! 🙂
I bet these would be great with olive oil dip too? ?
Ohh, that sounds yummy!
Those bunny bread buns are adorable! I don’t have the patience for making bread so am impressed with anyone who does, and you do it very well! Thanks for sharing
For me, this is a pinterest fail waiting to happen LOL! They are so cute though!
Yes, sometimes they get a bit overgrown and then don’t look so much like bunnies. I’ve made my share of strange shapes! 🙂
I LOVE bread! Looks great!
This is adorable ! I love the idea of this, I have never seen it before. Thanks for sharing:)
You are welcome!
That is a good idea! And they look like Easter bunnies. Thanks for sharing.
I tried to make these once and they didn’t look anything like bunnies. Definitely not Pinterest worthy. They tasted good though.
Some of mine have looked more like bunnies than others too! 🙂
These look so good and cute too!
These are so cute and sound so good. Can’t wait to try them!
These are so cute and look tasty too!!!! I love to have a special treat like this on Easter or Christmas to make the table look so much more festive!
Unique things for holidays just make the memories that much better! 🙂
You are so good to bake your own bread, and the bunnies are too cute for Easter! I usually buy frozen yeast rolls. 😉
You could make your frozen yeast rolls into the bunny shapes as well.
They look cute and yummy. Growing up my mom would make a dish that had Ukrainian sausage, halved boiled eggs and grated horseradish with salt and pepper. I hated the eggs but loved the horseradish and sausage. She always bought extra sausage to keep adding to the bowl.
Sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing!
So cute! My daughter and I love making breads together. Animal shape are an added bonus.
You could make them into all sorts of shapes! Send me a picture if you make them. I’d love to see your inventions! 🙂
I’m a bread baker too. These are darling! Can’t wait to try your recipe.
Thank you! Enjoy.
Did not know that a mixer could make bread. I though I needed a bread maker. So good to know. Saving up for the one you link us to on Amazon. And great recipe for Easter buns. Thank you.
Oh my! My mixer makes all kinds of things!!!! I use it all the time.
Homemade bread is so yummy! What a fun recipe!
These are so cute, my kids would love these with their dinner!
They are good other days besides Easter as well! 😉
Ooh bunny buns sounds like a fun Easter treat! Then in the next holiday, make another shape!
Yes! You could make four leaf clovers, bears, etc.
These are so cute and look delicious!
I love Easter and this is a great savoury recipe!
Thank you Ava!
Looks super yummy. Thank you for giving me this recipe to try this weekend.
I hope you really enjoy them! 🙂
These are the most adorable rolls ever! My kids would love these! Thank you for sharing.
I’ll bet your kids would also enjoy making them with you. 🙂
I’ve never seen these little bread bunnies before – how adorable, and perfect for Easter!
Thank you! They are really fun to make as well.
I think my kids would have a blast making these cute rolls! Thanks for the great directions.
Sure thing! Hope you enjoy them!
What a fun idea! My kids would love to make…and eat… these!
They are the best right out of the oven!
i gotta try to make these, bet they’re good with some olive oil!
Oh, yes! I’m sure they would be delicious with olive oil!
Such a fun and delicious recipe! It looks simple enough for even young children to make. Perhaps the start of a new family tradition…
My kids enjoy making them!