30 Vegan Easter Recipe Ideas For 2017

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Ah, Easter. A holiday (for the more secular, that is) all about rebirth, spring ... and chocolate. It's also a holiday where lots of little adorable baby chicks and rabbits get their moment in the spotlight. Unfortunately, eating chicken's eggs or other animal byproducts is not the best way to celebrate life or adorable animals. Instead, why not go with some vegan Easter recipe ideas this year instead?

After all, Easter is well-suited to vegan food. It's all about celebrating spring produce — carrot, asparagus, lemon, and strawberry flavors reign. But for those who see any Easter brunch as simply a precursor to dessert, don't worry, all the staples can also easily be made vegan: chocolate eggs, peanut M&Ms, carrot cake, lemon cupcakes — me and my sweet tooth have you covered, from brunch to fifth dessert.

Happy Easter, and remember: you can still celebrate chicks without eating their eggs, and have an easter egg hunt using chocolate or toy eggs instead. You'll be following the example the man this holiday is really about — Jesus — actually set forth: pacifism, love, and non-harm. Do unto animals as you would want done onto you. So, without further ado, here are 30 vegan Easter recipe ideas for this 2017.

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

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Carrot cake? For breakfast? This recipe by Vegan Richa just might make you a believer.

Crispy Hash Brown Haystacks

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These little haystacks/nests/whatever they look like to you by Minimalist Baker scream rebirth — and breakfast.

Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes

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Why not get straight to dessert for breakfast with these peanut butter cup pancakes by Minimalist Baker? If these don't say special occasion, I'm not sure what will.

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Carrot Cake Breakfast Muffins

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Easter is all about those carrot recipes, and these breakfast muffins by Wallflower Kitchen are a great way to start your brunch.

Spinach Quinoa Chickpea Omelette

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For the egg-lovers that don't want to hurt chickens, this omelette by Vegan Richa is both gluten- and cruelty-free.

The Best Damn Vegan Biscuits

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I love a buttery biscuit, and these babies by Minimalist Baker are plenty rich without the dairy.

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Cucumber Eggy Hummus Mint Bites

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Well, these are just adorable. This Vegan Richa recipe is the perfect finger food if you're having people over.

Butternut Squash Potato Salad

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Potato salad is another key Easter staple — and this Minimalist Baker recipe makes things even more colorful (and nutritious) by adding butternut squash to the mix.

Chickpea Tofu Asparagus Curry

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Asparagus is a spring vegetable that features heavily in Easter dishes, and this Vegan Richa recipe takes the tradition distinctly out of the realm of boring.

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Pea Pesto Pasta

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If there's anything better than eating pesto pasta salad on a picnic blanket on the first day of spring, I'd like you to let me know. This Minimalist Baker recipe earns extra spring-spirit points by adding peas to the mix.

Carrot Orange Fennel Soup

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Carrots aren't just for cake! This soup by My Darling Vegan will make a beautiful addition to any Eater meal.

Spring Rolls With Crispy Tofu

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Spring rolls never cease to be refreshing — or a great way to celebrate the season. This Minimalist Baker recipe is a perfect addition.

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Lemony Polenta With Chickpeas & Asparagus

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If you're craving something heartier for Easter dinner, this polenta recipe by Fat Free Vegan Kitchen uses lemon and asparagus to keep things seasonal.

Creamy Asparagus & Pea Soup

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So it might not make your pee smell great, but this asparagus pea soup by Minimalist Baker is totally worth it — and has those Easter pastels covered.

Rosemary Black Pepper Focaccia

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If you want some bread to go with your soup, this Heart of a Baker recipe keeps it spring-y with rosemary.

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Creamy Kale Pesto Risotto

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Just, yum. This Connoisseurus Veg recipe is so good-looking it almost hurts.

Coconut Cookie Chicks

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Alright, onto the main event: dessert. Kids will love these adorable cookie chicks by Chocolate Covered Katie — and you can feel good knowing no actual animals were harmed in the making of these macaroons!

Fruit Pizza

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This fruit pizza (the "sauce" is a sweet cream cheese) by Daiya Foods is a showstopper.

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Healthy Cadbury Creme Eggs

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Yes, that's right — healthy. Using coconut oil, this Chocolate Covered Katie recipe ensures you can eat more chocolate eggs without feeling sick afterwards.

Rainbow Unicorn Dip

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Be the hero of the kids in your family by bringing this dip by Chocolate Covered Katie to the Easter party.

Homemade Peanut Butter M&Ms

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Traditional M&Ms aren't vegan, but this Minimalist Baker rights that wrong by creating an alternative with far fewer additives — and all the taste.

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1-Bowl Strawberry Cake

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Celebrate strawberry season with this easy cake by Vegan Richa.

Vegan Lemon Knot Cookies

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Easter is all about lemon desserts as well, and this Veganoisty cookie recipe brings the flavor.

Peanut Butter Eggs

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Make your own peanut butter eggs by Minimalist Baker for a vegan, whole food version of the store-bought classic.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Bars

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This Minimalist Baker recipe is easy to make, and perfect for pairing with her signature coconut whipped cream.

Hazelnut Carrot Cake With Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting

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Why some people don't like carrot cake I will never understand. This Veganosity recipe is gorgeous.

Fluffy 1-Bowl Sugar Cookies

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This recipe by Minimalist Baker is easy to make — and fun to decorate. Perfect for making Easter egg shapes.

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Lemon Cupcakes

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Could these Wallflower Kitchen cupcakes look more like Easter if they tried?

Golden Milk Ice Cream

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This ice cream by Minimalist Baker is almost too pretty a color to eat. Almost.

Caramel-Filled Easter Eggs

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For yet another chocolate egg option, this The Pretty Bee recipe ensures the people who can't eat peanuts won't go without.

Happy Easter, and if anyone asks you why you're eating vegan on the holiday, just show them this video.

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