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Easter Bunny Buns! Plus, WIN 1 year’s supply of #GayLeaFoods butter or a Waring Pro Double Belgian-Waffle Maker!

I was thinking of something fun to make for Little One this Easter, but  I wanted to steer away from the tempting, colourful, pretty, cakes and cupcakes I’ve been known to make for the holidays and special occasions.  I’m addicted to Pinterest and while perusing cute Easter ideas, I found a few “Bunny buns” recipes online.  Not actual bunny buns, but dinner rolls shaped like bunnies! I liked the idea, but used my homemade dinner roll recipe for this.

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Easter Bunny Buns
Adorable bunny-shaped dinner rolls/buns. Best served piping hot right out of the oven! Perfect for Easter (or anytime).
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 12
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Cook time: 
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  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 pkg dry active yeast
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 c (8 oz) Gay Lea Sour Cream
  • 2 tbps Gay Lea butter
  • ¼ c water
  • 1 egg
  1. In a pot, add Gay Lea butter, Gay Lea sour cream and water. Heat, but make sure not to cook the ingredients! You just want them to be heated. Remove from heat and wait until cool to the touch.
  2. Add dry active yeast and let sit for 10 min. When it starts bubbling, you know it's working!
  3. Add remaining ingredients, mix (if you have a bread kneading attachment for your mixer, use it, if not, some good 'ol elbow grease works too). Once dough is combined well, in a bowl, leave and let rise until doubled in size (about 20-30 min).
  4. Once dough has risen and doubled in size, divide into 12 equal parts. Shape dough portions into egg-like shapes.
  5. On a lined baking sheet (I use parchment paper), place oval dough balls in rows, allowing ample space between the 'buns'.
  6. With kitchen shears, cut ears at the end that you want to be the bunny's head. I folded the ears back a bit to touch the dough ball so it wouldn't burn in the oven.
  7. With a bamboo skewer, make dots in the dough to make the bunny's eyes.
  8. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 10-12 min.
  9. Dill Butter:
  10. For some buttery dill flavour, I made some dill butter by just mixing finely chopped fresh dill into ¼ c of Gay Lea Spreadables butter. Great on piping hot Bunny buns!

Easter Bunny Buns DIYNeedless to say, these bunny buns were a hit! I used my basic bun/dinner roll recipe and they turned out great!  I love using sour cream in my baking because I find it makes whatever I bake super moist.  It just adds a special element to baked goods! I love using Gay Lea Spreadables as well. Why? Well, it’s so soft…and spreadable! The dill butter I used to spread on these piping hot bunny buns is the same recipe I used for my dill biscuits.


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  1. Natalie says

    My favourite Easter recipe is an Italian cookie called taralli. They’re covered in sprinkles (which make anything better!) and are really good dipped in coffee in the morning :)

  2. Jeannie says

    I don’t really have any unique way to use Gay Lea’s spreadable butter. The most creative way is that I use the cinnamon spreadable butter to make french toast.

  3. Miriam Wilton says

    I love making little chocolate nests during easter. I would love to make so many tasty things with GayLea Spreadable butter!

  4. Katrina Rowland says

    I don’t really have any specific recipes I make for Easter, usually just pies, apple, pumpkin, and/or saskatoon.

  5. Dayna Wilson says

    I am a terrible cook.. I leave it all up to my husband, or mother on holidays. I love hubby’s biscuits though, they’re awesome!

  6. Karen E. Hill says

    Easter is my honey mustard baked ham with scalloped onion and cheese potatoes, brocolli, and green beans.

  7. Corry L. says

    I love cooking with Gay Lea spreadable butter and my favourite thing to make that’s quick & easy is called “Jack in the Box”. You take a piece of bread, spread both sides with butter, cut a hole in the centre (I use a small glass), then fry an egg in the hole of the bread. I usually put shredded cheese on the egg and bacon bits and season with salt & pepper. When the egg is close to finished, place the bread hole cut out on top of the egg and continue to fry on both sides. It’s a family favourite!

  8. Sherry K says

    Not very creative, but I use Gay Lea Spreadable Butter on my pancakes and it is really great on biscuits.

  9. natasha severson says

    my favourite easter recipe is my mint chocolate brownies. its very easy and my whole family loves them!

  10. ivy pluchinsky says

    I use Gay Lea Spreadable Butter on my Rosemary Bread that I buy from M&M Meats! The bread is fantastic and so is the butter. yum

  11. says

    I love to have Cheesy Scalloped potatoes at Easter to accompany the ham. it’s not just an Easter dish but we always have it at Easter if we have ham.

  12. Jeannie says

    My favourite Easter recipe are these easter cookies my mom bakes every year. They are in between a shortbread and sugar cookies.

  13. Piroska says

    Those bunnies look adorable!
    I don’t bake anything special for Easter, but love to have a Ham and usually Scalloped Potatoes.

  14. Cheryl Grandy says

    My husband always roasts a turkey or chicken for Easter dinner, but I don’t make anything special. Maybe this year I’ll try these Easter Bunny Buns, though.


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