Save these easy Easter recipes to share with the kids—and the Easter Bunny—this spring! From Mini Ricotta Cheesecakes and Raspberry Donuts to the best Carrot Cake Muffins and Oatmeal Carrot Cookies, these recipes are great for Easter brunch or a special springtime snack.

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Easy Easter Recipes

Come spring, I’m ready to break out all the bright and sunny recipes to share with the kids. And since the Easter Bunny loves carrots, I use them a lot in my recipes at this time of year because it’s just fun!

I’ve put together my favorite recipes to make in the spring, including ones that work well for brunch, breakfast, snack, and dessert.

I love these Easter recipes for kids since they are easy to make (many take just one bowl), and they embrace the flavors of spring.

Scroll down to see my favorites and click to see the full info on each specific recipe.

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Raspberry Lemon Baked Doughnuts

With simple ingredients and fresh flavors, these Raspberry Lemon Baked Doughnuts are a fun breakfast for a holiday…or any day. They’re easy to stir together and have the brightest fruit flavor! (I love these for Mother’s Day, too.)

Raspberry Lemon Baked Doughnuts
These bright and fresh baked donuts have the texture of a cake donut, but with a zing of fresh fruit. I like my Wilton Donut Pan for this recipe, though you can also bake them in a mini muffin pan with the same timing. Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens.
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Mini Ricotta Cheesecakes

With just a few simple ingredients and freshness from orange and lemon rind, these Mini Ricotta Cheesecakes are the best. We love them for Easter—we actually eat them for breakfast in my family! Plus: You simply stir the batter together, no fancy equipment needed!

Mini Ricotta Cheesecakes
Kids tend to love having their very own little cheesecake, but you can do this batter in a 9-inch graham cracker crust if you prefer. The baking time will be closer to 1 hour.  
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Mini Carrot Muffins

Packed with carrots, whole grains, and protein, these Carrot Cake Muffins are a delicious way to start the day. They mix up in one bowl, can be made ahead, and are delicious for a snack or breakfast. Plus: You can be eating them in about 25 minutes from when you start! (There are lots of variations for adjusting these for food allergies, too.)

Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins (Low Sugar, SO Good)
These are delicious served warm soon after baking, at room temperature or even chilled, so see what your family prefers. They are naturally dairy-free and can be made gluten-free and egg-free as well. See the Notes section for details.
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Bacon-and-Egg Cups

This bacon, egg, and cheese muffin recipe is a perfect brunch dish, especially when you have little ones underfoot. You can make the muffin-tin recipe ahead of time and simply reheat when ready to serve and they’ll taste like fresh one-bite frittatas from the oven.

Easy Bacon and Egg Muffins
I like adding the thyme in these for extra flavor, but it's optional! Be sure to grease your muffin tin well with nonstick spray to help prevent these from sticking to the pan. A nonstick mini muffin pan works best here.
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Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Carrots

With natural sweetness from apple, carrots, and raisins, these Healthy Oatmeal Cookies are a yummy treat that you’ll love to share with the kids. And they’re a one-bowl dessert that’s a super fun way to serve up produce, too. (We like to leave these out for the Easter Bunny!)

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Apples and Carrots
Make a batch of these healthy oatmeal cookies for dessert, snack time, or a special breakfast. You can make these half the size using 1-tablespoon batter for each cookie and reducing the baking time to about 16-18 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown.
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Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Make the easiest Carrot Cake Oatmeal and serve up a dose of veggies for breakfast in a kid-friendly form everyone will love! This is such a great way to start the day with a nutritious breakfast packed with fruits and veggies. It would be so good with fresh spring carrots, too.

Easy Carrot Cake Oatmeal
This is a nice breakfast option to share with the kids starting around 9/10 months and up.
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Carrot Pancakes

Like carrot cake, only in pancake form, this is a fun breakfast to make for the family. They’re a great option for babies eating finger foods on up to adults!

Healthy Carrot Pancakes (with Yogurt!)
These hearty Carrot Pancakes pack nice natural sweetness from the carrots and applesauce. This can be a thicker pancake batter, so know that you can thin it slightly, if desired, by adding a few tablespoons of milk.
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Roasted Asparagus

Turning a bunch of asparagus into a crazy-delicious (and super easy!) side dish is almost foolproof when you use this straightforward method for how to cook asparagus in the oven.

Oven-Roasted Asparagus
I’m assuming medium asparagus with about a dime-size diameter here. If you have super skinny pencil-like asparagus (or skinnier!) reduce the cooking time by a few minutes.
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Easy Carrot Smoothie

This easy Carrot Smoothie is bursting with freshness—and vitamin C. It’s made with carrots, mango, and orange and is such a nice breakfast or snack component!

Favorite Carrot Smoothie for Kids
The key to this smoothie is blending it super smooth, so don’t be scared to let the blender run for 30-60 seconds!
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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Bake a batch of these healthy Lemon Blueberry Muffins for a family breakfast or brunch that’s bursting with flavor. They’re packed with berries and are simple to stir together!

Favorite Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Serve these warm, at room temperature or cold. We like a little extra honey on top, but jam, almond butter, or butter would work too. (Adapted from my Raspberry Baked Donuts recipe.)
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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

With a tender cupcake and a creamy frosting, these mini cupcakes are a perfect Easter recipe for kids because they’re straightforward to make and they’re so yummy. (They also work well to make ahead of time if needed.)

Mini Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Perfectly moist mini Carrot Cake Cupcakes (with easy Cream Cheese Frosting) are a delicious dessert to share with the kids—whether for a spring holiday, Easter, a kid's birthday, or any special occasion!
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This post was first published March 2020.

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