3 Healthy Easter Recipes to Make This Weekend

The Easter weekend is right around the corner, and we know all too well that these holidays are often accompanied by plenty of sweet treats and sugary concoctions. We love Cadbury eggs and chocolate bunnies as much as anyone, but eating all that candy never makes us feel good. So we wanted to share a few healthier takes on Easter treats to help you feel your best this Easter weekend, even though current guidelines mean family gatherings will be limited. Send a recipe that looks good to your loved ones, and share your creations on a video call–let’s celebrate and smile together!

3 Recipes Your Family Will Love

1.Vanilla Cupcakes With Fresh Berries

Although gatherings with friends and family may not be in the cards this Easter weekend, that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to make some sweet treats! We’ll be spending our weekend making these delicious, healthier vanilla cupcakes with fresh berries. Give them a try!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • whipped topping
  • mixed berries

How to make them:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/ 180°C
  2. Whisk eggs, sugar, vanilla, and melted coconut oil until light
  3. Add greek yogurt and applesauce to mixture and whisk to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Fold into wet mixture and stir until just combined.
  5. Pour into baking tin lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Remove, allow to cool, and decorate with berries and whipped topping. Enjoy!

2. Better Eggs Benedict & Quinoa Cakes

Eggs Benedict is the kind of meal we usually only get when we’re out at brunch. But trust us–it’s surprisingly easy to make! It takes about 30 minutes to pull together, and this recipe will feed 4.

For the quinoa cakes:

  • 1.5 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites (save egg yolks for hollandaise!)
  • 1 scallion
  • Small handful of grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • Sprinkle of Himalayan pink sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • Olive oil

For the hollandaise:

  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 egg yolks (saved from quinoa cakes recipe!)
  • Sprinkle of Himalayan pink sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Dijon mustard

For the eggs:

  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice

Check out our post to see how to make this breakfast!

3. Easy Easter Bunny Pancakes

Weekends are designated pancake-for-breakfast days in our book, so why not whip up some Easter-themed creations your kids will love?

What you’ll need:

  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk (or non-dairy milk)
  • 1 overripe banana
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 TBSP melted coconut oil
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Berries and banana, to top

How to make them:

  1. Mash banana well, and mix in milk, honey, egg, melted coconut oil, and vanilla. Whisk well!
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, and a pinch of salt
  3. Fold dry mixture into wet, and stir until just combined.
  4. Heat a pan over medium heat, and grease lightly with coconut oil.
  5. Pour pancake mixture into pan, and flip once bubbles start to form. Arrange into a bunny shape, decorate with your kids, and enjoy!

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