This collection of healthy Easter baking recipes is perfect for brunch, dessert, or to have around for a crowd. There’s a good mix of spring ingredients and chocolate here, something for everyone! All of the recipes are dairy and egg free, and any that include honey can be switched out for maple syrup to make them fully vegan.
We’re heading to Germany over the coming weekend for some family time, and I’ll be making a few of these recipes for family and friends while we’re there. And if you don’t celebrate Easter (we don’t so much, really, but it’s a nice way to bring in spring) these are great for this time of year in any case.
If you’re most into the rhubarb, check out these 10 healthy rhubarb recipes too – and if you don’t have dietary restrictions, we also rounded up a beautiful collection of Easter dessert ideas over at Baked.
2. Saffron Wreath Bread
Okay so I originally shared this around Christmas, but I’m big on saffron at this time of year, too. Any excuse to break out the most expensive spice ever, right? Especially when dates and chocolate are mixed in. Get the recipe here.
3. Chocolate Coconut Pie with Strawberries
A fully gluten, grain, & sugar free (date-sweetened) recipe in an otherwise pretty glutenous collection here, this is a great recipe to make the night before and have ready to go when guests arrive. Get the recipe here.
4. Sunflower Seed Banana Bread
This is my favourite thing to bring to a potluck or other food-based gathering, no matter the time of year, and Easter is no exception. Everyone loves banana bread – and if you need a GF option, I’ve had many readers make this one successfully with buckwheat flour! Get the recipe here.
5. Rhubarb Streusel Cake
Pink is definitely an Easter colour. Rhubarb, the first berries, all the blossoms on the trees. Bring that colour into your baking with this surprisingly simple yeasted cake. Get the recipe here.
6. Vegan Chocolate Snack Cake
Want to avoid the pastel colours and sweeter flavours of spring? Go chocolate with this simple chocolate snack cake, make with banana and whole grain spelt flour. Get the recipe here.
7. Vegan Vanilla Lemon Challah
Of course there’s a challah! If you’ve never had challah, you have to try it, and go nuts with braiding. This one is a six strand braid and it’s so pretty with a surprisingly small amount of effort, once you figure it out. Get the recipe here.
8. Strawberry Elderflower Scone Cake
Perhaps my top recipe on this list. The giant scone is so simple, and filled with fresh strawberries and lemony elderflower, it’s a stunner. If you can’t get elderflower, sub lilac blossoms or some lemon zest. This is another good brunch idea and doesn’t take long to make. Get the recipe here.
9. Strawberry Rhubarb Chickpea Flour Crisp
This is a solid breakfast, even though it’s really a dessert, due to the high protein chickpea flour and rolled oats. A little fresh ginger brightens things up here and the berries make sure it turns out pink with even the greenest rhubarb stalks. Get the recipe here.
11. Chocolate Banana Babka
This is the one you make if you want to blow your guests away/impress your in-laws/show off a bit. The dough of the babka is sweetened with banana, and a smooth coconut milk chocolate ganache filling is woven between the layers. Get the recipe here.
If you found some inspiration in this Easter baking collection, I’d love to hear about it! Tag me on instagram @occasionallyeggs and #occasionallyeggs so I can see what you’re making, and stay in touch via facebook, pinterest, and bloglovin.