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Braided Sweet Bread recipe
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Sweet Braided Bread

Braided sweet bread is a delicious and gorgeous homemade bread that looks as good as it tastes. With a sweetened golden top crust and fluffy bread inside, you’re going to love this sweet bread recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Raising Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Braided Sweet Bread
Servings: 8
Calories: 144kcal


  • 2 tbsp yeast
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3-3/12 cups flour
  • 1 egg whisked with 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp turbinado sugar


  • In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Add yeast; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add the canola oil, egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes.
  • Form dough into a smooth ball. Keeping the dough in the bowl, spray with non-stick spray and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 15-20 minutes.
  • Punch down dough. Knead for 1 minute, then divide the dough into 3 same sized portions.
  • Roll each out into long logs and set them up on the counter side by side.
  • Braid the three pieces of bread together and then pinch together then end pieces and tuck them under the roll. Carefully place the loaf on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Brush thoroughly with egg mixture and then sprinkle with the turbinado sugar. 
  • Let the loaf sit while oven is preheating to 350 degrees F, or about 10 minutes.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, until outside is golden brown and internal temperature of loaf registers 195-200 degrees. Let cool. Slice & enjoy with butter!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg