As Easter weekend is quickly approaching, the million dollar question is WHO is going to bring the bunny cake to your Easter dinner? Or brunch?! I can’t think of anything that is equally as adorable as it is terrifying, but it’s just so dang fun to make! Almost like decorating a gingerbread house… for Easter. I’ll go ahead and break the bad news now that I do not have a healthy bunny cake recipe in this post. But if YOU do, please please share!
I love that Easter is one of those holidays where it’s not just about an extravagant dinner spread. I actually prefer the idea of doing a fun brunch spread complete with both breakfast and lunch items, dessert and heck, why not throw in a mimosa or two? So many options!
Which is why I put together menu options for breakfast/brunch, dinner and dessert, with the hope that at least one or two of these recipes will fit into your Easter agenda. And here’s hoping both of our days end with a handful of dark chocolate Cadbury Eggs.
Cheesy Breakfast Squash Boats with Eggs and Asparagus
These are so perfect for brunch, especially if you’re feeding a smaller group. Very filling, nutritious and super flavorful.
Gah, this BREAD! It’s high in fiber, low in sugar and loaded with so many warm, comforting flavors and spices. And check this out – you can slice this bread into thin pieces and make it into French toast (YES please!!), or smear a little nut butter over it and serve it for dessert. It’s one of my favs.
For a crowd, these mayyy not be ideal, but for just you and your significant other or a small family affair, these are just the epitome of Easter. They not only feed your belly, but more importantly, they feed your soul. And the blind eye would never believe how healthy they are.
This salad is so light and refreshing with so many wonderful flavors of Spring. It also pairs well with just about anything. Brunch, lunch and dinner approved!
I picture this side-dish accompanying your pot-roast, honey-baked ham or whichever protein you chose for the main show. It tastes super decadent and may turn even the pickiest of eaters onto Brussels sprouts.
Hands down, my favorite blog recipe of all time. Gloriously nutty gouda cheese, savory (turkey) bacon crumbles, caramelized apples and smoked paprika all tossed in a creamy butternut squash sauce. It’s savory, yet slightly sweet, making it equally appealing for both brunch and dinner.
This salad is nice and light and can go on top of sandwiches or be served as a side-dish. One major perk is that you can make it hours in advance and not have to bother with it again until it’s time to eat.
Mayo-less potato salads will forever be my preference after tasting this one. It’s great served warm, at room temperature or chilled!
This salad may as well be considered a palate cleanser because it is just so darn refreshing. It also pairs well with just about anything, whether it be fish, pork, ham or a bunny cake.
These just make for the ultimate hand-held delight. Those mini salmon patties are so flaky and delicious with a golden brown crust and delightful smoky flavor. They’re light enough for an appetizer, yet filling enough to be served as an entrée.
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Peanut Butter Basil Sauce
Pork in general is pretty popular on Easter, but have you tried pork with peanut butter? I’m telling you, this combination will rock your universe.
Attention grill masters! This recipe is yours for the taking. It’s SO simple, requires very minimal ingredients (most of which you may already have on hand) and has become my staple pork chop recipe.
Because no holiday is complete without a little chocolate? Amiright? The carrot cake and bunny cake are always yummy treats, but the party doesn’t start until the person with the chocolate peanut butter cheesecake walks in.