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

Posted by on April 16, 2014 in Family, Featured, Recipes | 81 comments

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
Prep time: 
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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XOXO, Christine


  1. Homemade Easter recipe.

  2. My most creative recipe? chocolate chip zucchini bread.

  3. German chocolate cake and turkey!!! best recipes for easter

  4. carrot cake cupcakes!

  5. My favorite way is melted Gay Lea spreadable butter on popcorn. It has such a great flavour!

  6. scalloped potatoes

  7. 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 :)

  8. I make Ukrainian easter bread! YUM!

  9. 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.

  10. My fave Easter recipe is my bunny cupcake one!

  11. creative – making different shapes from doughs. thanks

  12. creative – making different shapes from doughs. thanks

  13. hot cross buns. thanks

  14. I love to make carrot cake

  15. lemon meringue pie

  16. mine would be a chocolate cake with boiled icing sprinkled with colored coconut

  17. My favourite Easter recipe is chocolate nest cupcakes

  18. I love Turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce for Easter.

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

  20. I like to make chocolate for Easter.

  21. i don’t have any unique recipes really

  22. anything sweet

  23. My favorite easter recipe is hot cross buns.

  24. I like carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting.

  25. You always come up with such original recipes! Your family is so lucky! Love this one again:)

  26. Cesar salad with real bacon and homemade croutons!

  27. deviled eggs

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

  29. ham with hot mustard

  30. 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!

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

  32. I use it for cooking my eggs in a frypan and added to bread to grill cheese sandwiches

  33. Roast turkey with all the trimmings

  34. i love to make carrot cake and turkey :)

  35. carrot cake :)

  36. I cook with Gay Lea Spreadable,in my stir fries.

  37. Apple pie is my favourite to bake to bake at Easter

  38. I love to bake custards!

  39. I love making carrot cake

  40. 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!

  41. Red Cabbage Noodle Salad.

    • Ohhh! Corry, that sounds delish! Do you have a recipe you can share? I’d love to try that out! I have red cabbage on hand too!

  42. I sometime use GayLea butter in my icings.

  43. German chocolate cake

  44. I am not very creative, but do love to use GayLea products :)

  45. broccoli salad!

  46. making a few varieties of buns, for guests to take home after Easter dinner.

  47. Home-made hot crossed buns!

  48. waffles with ice cream

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

  50. Easter meal I have to make ham, hubby dislikes turkey and will only have it for christmas

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

  52. My favourite Easter recipe is a broccoli casserole that we make for the occasion.

  53. 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

  54. My favorite Easter Recipe is Ham and perogies

  55. My favourite Easter recipe is Devilled Eggs – seems I only make them at Easter.

  56. Cake truffles with the kids and I’ll be making the turkey!

  57. Devilled eggs!!

  58. belgian waffles!

  59. Deviled eggs

  60. I love to use it in making old fashioned ginger molasses cookies.

  61. Deviled eggs for sure

  62. Ham and eggs!

  63. My favorite Easter recipe is the glazed spiral ham we have .

  64. 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.

  65. My favourite Easter Recipe is homemade peanut butter Easter Eggs!

  66. Does the easter chocolate count? I do love the scalloped potatoes tho.

  67. These are beyond cute, Christine!!! Pinning

    • Thanks so much, Cindy! That means a lot coming from a foodie like you!! :) xo

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

  69. Deviled eggs!

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

  71. 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.

  72. Apple pie – although I love it all year round, it is something we always have at Easter.

  73. Those are very cute! For Easter I always make my special Easter Ham with pineapple and cherries.

    • My most creative way to use Spreadables is in my royal icing recipe.

  74. I don’t make a special dish only for Easter. Love chocolate.

  75. These are adorable!! However, if I tried it I am sure I would be a pinterest fail! I’m passing this on to my more talented friends and my mother in law!

    • Xenia, LOL! I assure you, it’s super easy! I was worried it might be a Pinterest fail too. They do look more like cats than bunnies though! LOL!

      • Very cute, nonetheless

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