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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Bunny Pancakes

You can turn any pancake recipe into this seriously easy and super fun Easter bunny pancake.

Easter Bunny Pancakes
With the most delicious fluffy texture and protein from Greek yogurt, these Bunny Pancakes are so delicious and fun for Easter breakfast. Make these bunnies for the whole family!
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Fluffy 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!

Fluffy 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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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.)

Baked Raspberry Donuts
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 bake them in a mini muffin pan with the same timing.
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Breakfast cake with slice cut on white plate.

Berry Breakfast Cake

Festive, yummy, and easy to make, this breakfast cake is perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch.

Berry Breakfast Cake
Bursting with fresh berry flavor, this easy Breakfast Cake is so tender from a base of yogurt and ripe banana. It's the most delicious breakfast (or snack—or dessert) to share with the kids. Plus: It's so easy to make!
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Blueberry yogurt cake pieces stacked with jug of milk.

Blueberry Yogurt Cake

Light, fluffy, and so easy to make, this yogurt cake is a delicious brunch or breakfast recipe to share.

Blueberry Yogurt Cake
Bursting with fresh lemon flavor, tenderness from yogurt, and sweetness from berries, this Blueberry Yogurt Cake is the most delicious breakfast or snack—or dessert—to share with the kids. Plus: It's so easy to make!
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Blueberry yogurt cake pieces stacked with jug of milk.
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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
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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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
Bake a batch of these Lemon Blueberry Muffins for a family breakfast that's bursting with flavor. They're packed with berries and are so simple to stir together! Serve these warm, at room temperature or cold.
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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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sheet pan eggs on plate.

Sheet Pan Eggs

Versatile, easy, and perfect for a crowd, this egg recipe is a great Easter breakfast or brunch option.

Easy Sheet Pan Eggs
Baking a whole tray of eggs on a sheet pan to use for a holiday brunch, inside breakfast sandwiches, or just as a hands-off way to make breakfast is a total game changer. Here's my go-to method.
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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
Transform fresh asparagus into the most delicious oven-roasted asparagus with this simple and fast method. (I'm using medium asparagus with about a dime-size diameter here. If you have super skinny pencil-like asparagus, reduce the cooking time by a few minutes.)
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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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Cut vanilla cake with slices on plates.

Easy Vanilla Cake

With an easy method and a pretty pink strawberry frosting, this cake is perfect for a holiday.

Easy Vanilla Cake (Vegan)
This Easy Vanilla Cake is egg-free, dairy-free, and SO darn delicious. It's lower in sugar but delivers on classic vanilla cake flavor and texture you expect.
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Frosted carrot cake cut into bars.

Carrot Cake Bars

The Cream Cheese Frosting on top of these really seals the delicious deal.

Favorite Carrot Cake Bars
Moist, easy to stir together, and loaded with the classic flavors you expect from carrot cake, these Carrot Cake Bars are a perfect treat to share.
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Frosted carrot cake cut into bars.
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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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Strawberry sheet cake cut into squares on cutting board and three plates.

Strawberry Sheet Cake

Bursting with fresh strawberry flavor, this easy cake is perfect for spring.

Fresh Strawberry Sheet Cake
The sheet cake is my go-to dessert for a potluck or picnic since you can make it up to one day ahead and serve it straight out of the fridge. The Strawberry Frosting seals the delicious deal.
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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 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 then be closer to 1 hour. 
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