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Here are the best Easter recipes to help you create the perfect menu! Whether you’re hosting Easter brunch, or need a salad, appetizer, or side dish to bring for Easter dinner, there’s something here for everyone. 

easter recipe round-up including bunny pancakes, Easter deviled eggs, salad and carrot cake baked oatmeal.

Easter is the perfect holiday to celebrate fresh, spring produce. As the weather warms up, it’s a great time to enjoy vibrant salads, colorful appetizers, and refreshing desserts. 

Serve with a glass of Basil Lemonade or Orange-Infused Water to brighten up the meal.

Recipes for Easter Brunch 

Start your morning off right with these delicious brunch recipes. There’s protein-packed options with vegetables, along with cute Easter breakfast ideas!

Crustless Quiche. This quiche recipe is made easier by skipping the crust, but it has all the flavor and creamy texture you’ll love. Customize it with any veggies you have!

slice of crustless quiche on a white plate.

Easter Bunny Pancakes. You can use any pancake recipe you love to create these adorable bunny pancakes. Let kids decorate them for a fun morning activity. 

Pancakes decorated like a bunny with carrot whiskers.

Best Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls. If your family looks forward to cinnamon rolls every Easter Sunday, but you need a gluten-free version, this is the recipe to rely on. They turn out just like the traditional version, with a perfectly tender, gooey center.

For a fun Easter twist, try Bunny Cinnamon Rolls!

gluten free bunny cinnamon roll lifted up on a spatula.

Breakfast Casserole. This gluten-free casserole features an entire baked spaghetti squash, but the texture blends right into the eggs, so it feels like you’re eating a much heavier dish. Add bacon and gruyere for a classic flavor, or use any other add-ins you like.

breakfast casserole sliced and served with spatula.

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal. This baked oatmeal is perfect for serving a crowd! It’s loaded with warm spices and tender carrots, for a comforting brunch idea.

carrot cake oatmeal slice on a plate drizzled with maple syrup.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins. You’d never guess these flourless muffins are made without flour, and with a serving of veggies in each bite! They taste like a cross between brownies and chocolate cake, if you want something sweet for brunch. 

Chocolate zucchini muffin served on a white plate with the wrapper peeled off.

Sweet Potato Hash. Instead of taking up skillet space on the stove, this savory breakfast recipe bakes all at once on a sheet pan in the oven. The perfect way to feed a crowd! 

sweet potato hash on plate with egg

Banana Snack Cake. This flourless cake has a fluffy texture you’ll love. It’s the perfect way to use up any ripe bananas you have on hand, and bakes into an easy sheet cake.

banana snack cake slice lifted on spatula.

Easy Easter Appetizers

These bite-sized snacks and dips will keep you feeling satisfied before a big feast. 

Best Guacamole. This creamy dip is always a hit! Buy firm avocados a few days in advance, if possible, so they can ripen on the counter.

Closeup of the best guacamole served in a bowl with yellow corn chips.

Easter Deviled Eggs. You can use any deviled egg recipe you love, like my avocado deviled eggs, but top them with a carrot beak and black sesame for eyes. For a vegan alternative, try Deviled Potatoes.

Easter deviled eggs topped with carrot beaks on a white plate.

Cowboy Caviar. Cowboy Caviar is made with freshly chopped vegetables and beans, and it’s all tossed with a simple red wine vinaigrette. You can serve it as a salad or as a dip with tortilla chips.

bowl of texas caviar with chips behind it

Black Bean Dip. When don’t want to spend more than 5 minutes in the kitchen, this is my go-to dip! It’s flavorful and made with a handful of ingredients you may already have in your pantry. 

black bean dip topped with tomatoes and cilantro with tortilla chips for dipping.

Carrot Cake Bites. These date-sweetened balls make a nourishing snack and come together in just minutes!

carrot cake bites stacked in a white bowl.

Easter Side Dishes

These sides will pair well with practically any main course you have planned, such as sliced ham, chicken, salmon, or even a leg of lamb.

Healthy Potato Salad. Featuring plenty of fresh herbs, this salad is made with olive oil instead of mayo. It will quickly become a holiday staple once you taste it!

healthy potato salad in serving bowl.

Strawberry Spinach Salad. Featuring fresh berries, creamy feta, and an easy honey balsamic vinaigrette, this salad is a crowd-pleasing option. 

spinach strawberry salad tossed with balsamic dressing on an oval plate.

Pesto Pasta Salad. This pasta salad is loaded with fresh veggies and tossed with a basil vinaigrette that will make you want to lick the bowl clean.

pesto pasta salad in a white bowl with fork

Apple Walnut Salad. This salad requires minimal prep work, but it tastes impressive! Just stir together 5 simple ingredients to make the dressing and chop an apple and red onion before you assemble it all together. 

apple walnut salad served with wooden spork.

Roasted Asparagus. Roasted asparagus is an easy side dish that cooks in less than 15 minutes. It goes with practically everything, including my favorite Spring Salad and Quinoa Bowls.

roasted asparagus served on plate with lemon.

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes. If you want a hands-off side dish for your Easter meal, this comforting classic cooks to perfection in 3 to 4 hours.

slow cooker mashed potatoes ready to serve with wooden spoon.

Sweet & Crunchy Carrot Salad. This shredded carrot salad is the perfect option for brunch or dinner! Studded with raisins and cruncy pecans, it comes together in minutes.

carrot salad in glass bowl with tongs

Spring Desserts

​Complete your Easter meal with one of these delicious Spring-inspired desserts. They are all naturally gluten-free!

Coconut Flour Carrot Cake. This carrot cake recipe is naturally gluten-free and has all the flavor you love! It’s perfect for those with special dietary needs and is even better when topped with my sweet potato-based cream cheese frosting.

healthy carrot cake with sweet potato frosting

Almond Flour Cake. This simple cake is the perfect dessert to serve with fresh berries and a dusting of powdered sugar.

Almond flour cake topped with berries sliced and lifted on server.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs. These chocolate covered candies are a fun activity to make at home and taste even better than the store-bought version.

chocolate covered peanut butter eggs arranged on white plate with sprinkles.

Coconut Macaroons. These simple coconut cookies are made without eggs and are naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Dip them in dark chocolate for an impressive dessert.

coconut macaroons with chocolate on top

Vegan Lemon Bars. These no-bake lemon bars have a creamy, bright lemon filling made without eggs or dairy. Made with lemon juice and lemon zest, they have the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors.

vegan lemon bars stacked on a marble surface.

Flourless Chocolate Cake. Made with 5 simple ingredients, this cake makes an impressive dessert to bring to a party. It’s rich & fudgy, and naturally gluten-free!

flourless chocolate cake slice on plate with raspberries

Looking for more easy dessert ideas? Try Oat Flour Brownies, Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats, or Almond Flour Sugar Cookies.

easter deviled eggs and baked carrot cake oatmeal.

25+ Easter Recipes: Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

5 from 1 vote
This collection of Easter recipes will make planning your holiday menu a breeze. Try my favorite Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal for an easy brunch idea!
prep10 mins cook40 mins total50 mins



  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease an 8-inch square baking dish. Press a piece of parchment paper into the bottom of the dish to ensure easy removal later. (This is optional, but makes clean-up easier, too.)
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, coconut milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk well to combine.
  • Add the rolled oats, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Stir well, then fold in the shredded carrots, walnuts, and raisins.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Sprinkle a few extra walnuts on top, if you like. Bake at 350ºF for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the top feels dry to a light touch. Let it cool in the pan for 15 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice into 6 large pieces (my preference for meal prep) or slice into 9 squares if serving it as part of a brunch spread. Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat individual slices in the air fryer for 8-10 minutes as it preheats to 350ºF. (Or microwave for 20-30 seconds.)


Nutrition information is for 1 of 6 large slices. This information is automatically calculated and is just an estimate, not a guarantee.
Sweetener Note: As written, this baked oatmeal tastes like a light-sweet carrot cake without the need for extra maple syrup or frosting. You can reduce the sugar to a 1/2 cup if you prefer a less-sweet brunch option. I don’t recommend swapping the granulated sugar for maple syrup, as the results will be more gummy, but feel free to experiment with it.


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 3654IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easter recipes

If you try one of these Easter recipes, please leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how they turn out for you.

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Megan Gilmore

Hi, I’m Megan. A former fast food junkie turned best-selling cookbook author. I create healthy recipes made with simple ingredients to make your life easier.

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  1. I made your carrot cake with white sweet potato frosting! Soooo good! It’s my husbands favorite. So moist and yummy.

  2. Thanks for making all of the delicious recipes. The Bread pudding was a major hit with my family!