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Butter Braids

Cinnamon Butter Braids

This sweet and gorgeous breakfast bread is perfect for your favorite holiday breakfast or just a way to celebrate a weekend!

  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 - 12" braids 1x




  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 packages yeast
  • 1/2 C warm water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 C flour


  • 3/4 C butter, melted
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 9 Tb flour
  • 2 Tb cinnamon


  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 Tb milk
  • pinch of kosher salt


  1. In a glass bowl, add the sour cream, sugar, butter, and salt. Microwave on high until the butter melts, about 45 seconds, and mix together.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the water and yeast, then let sit for 5 minutes. Add the sour cream mixture, along with the remainder of the dough ingredients, and mix well until a soft dough forms. Cover and chill for 8 hours.
  3. While the dough chills, mix together the filling ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. Divide dough into four equal pieces and roll each portion into about the size of a sheet of paper (8.5 x 11″). Down the center of each piece, spread 1/4th of the filling mixture. Cut about 12 slices down each side of the filling mixture, then starting at the top, criss-cross the pieces over each other. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet, cover, and allow to rise for about an hour.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until browned.
  6. Mix together the glaze in a small bowl. Drizzle warm braids with powdered sugar glaze and serve.


Filling variations

  • Nutella
  • Canned pie filling
  • Chocolate
  • Add dried fruit to the cinnamon brown sugar mixture
  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/6th braid
  • Calories: 306
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Sodium: 116mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg

Keywords: Butter braids