Traditionally, Easter breakfast is filled with eggs, red meats like lamb and ham, and baked goods chock-full of dairy. If you're a dedicated vegan or just an omnivorous person looking to cut back on animal products, you may be wondering what vegan Easter recipes are out there for the making. With a little digging on the Internet, I found a whole spread of springtime bunch recipes that are completely vegan-friendly. You won't even have to miss out on decorating beautiful eggs or the less attractive "puke egg" that inevitably makes its way into Easter morning.
EggNots is a company that makes ceramic eggs, sold in authentic egg cartons, for vegan and allergic kids (of all ages) who still want to decorate eggs without ever having to purchase a real egg. They even have a natural dye recipe that works beautifully with the ceramic eggs. Another vegan-friendly egg decorating alternative is painting wooden eggs, which are sold at craft stores everywhere. And the magic of these vegan-friendly eggs is that they'll last forever, unlike the real, hardboiled kind.
Check out these 10 vegan Easter recipes to ensure that the Easter bunny is the only animal doing any work at your Easter breakfast.
1. Green Monster Breakfast Smoothie
This vegan breakfast smoothie will deliver your daily doses of lots of nutrients like potassium, Vitamins A and C, magnesium, and more. This 100 percent vegan smoothie by Oh She Glows is made from kale or spinach, a frozen banana, chia seeds, almond milk, and a few other nutrient-packed ingredients. The green monster is certainly more nutritious than a mimosa (which is, coincidentally, also vegan)!
2. Spring Root & Watercress Salad
Salad is an essential addition to any vegan holiday spread, and this beautiful number from Love & Lemons is an antioxidant rich option that incorporates the loveliest of the spring farmer's market produce offerings.
3. Sun-Dried Tomato, Mushroom, And Spinach Tofu Quiche
Quiche is pretty much the least vegan food since the cheeseburger, but the wizards over at Oh She Glows have figured out a hack to create the classic French breakfast dish with zero animal products whatsoever.
4. Vegan's Dream Toast
Find this toast recipe made with hummus, hemp hearts, and slow roasted tomatoes, along with three other vegan-friendly toast combinations in the Oh She Glows Ode To Toast.
5. Cacao Nib & Strawberry Vegan Waffles
It can be done, people. Vegan waffles are no longer an oxymoronic fantasy, and this recipe from Love & Lemons doesn't stop there. There's no additional sugar beyond what's already in the maple syrup!
6. Carrot Cake Pops
These carrot cake pops from Healthful Pursuit are nothing but healthy little balls of fruits and veggies disguised as dessert, and I'm sure any kid would believe it!
7. Turmeric Roasted Carrots With Lemon Tahini Dressing
In honor of the Easter bunny, make some roasted carrots for your Easter brunch spread. This deliciously vegan recipe from Simply Scratch will more than do the trick!
8. Grilled Green Onions With Walnut Romesco
Vegetables are all vegan, and this recipe from My Name Is Yeh is no exception. Plus, grilled green onions (and sweet, white, yellow, and red onions!!) are the best.
9. Vegan Peanut Butter Balls
Go away, jelly— there is nothing more delicious than the union of peanut butter and chocolate, especially when that peanut butter and chocolate is gluten free, vegan, and raw. Nature definitely wants you to eat these treats from Oh She Glows.
10. Kumquat Poppy Seed Scones
If you're thinking "spring is a kumquat vegan scone," I'm right there with you. Head on over to Munchin' With Munchkin to find out how to make these slices of delight.