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Vegan Easter Recipes From ‘Ham’ to Hot Cross Buns

These vegan Easter recipes will be a hit with the whole family, whether they’re vegan or not!

By Lora O’Brien

Easter is a time of renewal, rebirth and revival. Sunny days are around the corner, the buds are on the trees, and the daffodils are nodding their lovely yellow heads. No matter what your religious leanings, the Easter holiday is the perfect opportunity to get see family and friends and enjoy some really good food. And let’s face it – that includes  some delicious chocolate.

But forget all of that commercialized, sugary packaged stuff on the shelves of supermarkets. This season you can make your own yummies with these healthy vegan Easter recipes, below.

Of course, these vegan Easter recipes go way beyond chocolate. There are also vegan friendly hot cross buns, ‘cream cheese’ frosted carrot cakes, and of course, all the ingredients for that all important Easter lunch.

Now, let’s get hopping!

VEGAN EASTER LUNCH RECIPES

1. Springtime Soup

Soup is a pretty  quick and easy recipe to create but can be surprisingly filling. And this pea and asparagus based recipe proves that soup doesn’t have to be bland and watery – this is super creamy and vibrant. Serve it up with some delicious chunks of homemade bread.

Get the recipe here.

21 Vegan Easter Recipes

2. Devilish Potatoes

Vegan Easter recipes usually mean eggs. And devilled eggs are a popular favourite. Here, the ‘eggs’ are potatoes, and the creamy ‘yolk’ is actually mashed and seasoned chickpeas!

Get the recipe here.

21 Vegan Easter Recipes

3. Tomato, Mushroom, Spinach & Tofu Quiche

Why not serve up this delicious looking quiche this Easter? Not only will it look great placed on the table, but it’s jam packed with goodness and flavour. Serve it up with some veggie slaw, a spring kale salad and some roasted potatoes, I predict everyone is going to enjoy having a slice!

Get the recipe here.

21 Vegan Easter Recipes

4. Harissa & Maple Roasted Carrots

This is one of those vegan Easter recipes the Easter bunny would love, of course! Heritage carrots are coated with a mixture of harissa paste and maple syrup, giving them a sweet and spicy vibe.

Get the recipe here.

21 Vegan Easter Recipes

5. Vegan ‘Ham’

Have you ever cuddled a piggy? They’re adorable! As smart as the smartest dog, and as loyal, too. How anyone could ever eat one is absolutely beyond me, especially at Easter, a time for celebrating life. This is one of the most ‘Eastery’ of all the vegan Easter recipes! Vegan ham, made from gluten, liquid smoke, pineapple and other ‘hammy’ ingredients, makes a delicious main course for Easter, and its meatiness will please the carnivores invited for dinner, too!

Get the recipe here.

6. Seitan Mushroom Roast

If you’re vegan, it can be hard to find a winning main course dish you can serve up at the center of the table. But this seitan-mushroom roast is just the thing! Serve it with mashed potatoes, vegan gravy and some salad for a healthy and hearty meal.

Get the recipe here.

21 Vegan Easter Recipes

7. Vegan Veggie Frittata

This is yet another of the most gorgeous vegan Easter recipes to serve up in the middle of the table as a main course. It features tofu, rice and loads of veggies, making it not only super healthy, but super filling, too.

Get the recipe here.

8. Speckled Egg Easter Mimosas

What’s a list of vegan Easter recipes without a spring themed cocktail to celebrate? These mimosas are perfect for the season, with their gorgeou pink hue. The blackberries give the drink its candy pink colour, and I love the fresh flower garnish, too!

Get the recipe here.

springtime mimosa recipe

SWEET VEGAN EASTER RECIPES

1. Vegan Creme Eggs

This is one of my favourite vegan Easter recipes! Those delightful little ovals were the highlight of my every Easter as child. Back when the Cadbury eggs would only be available around springtime, I would spend my Easter feasting upon them like there was no tomorrow. But then they changed the recipe (far too sweet!) and I went vegan, so I thought I’d never savour their flavour again. Until I found this little gem of a recipe…try it for yourself!

Get the recipe here.

2. Chocolate Egg Baskets

These are not only gorgeous, but are super easy to make, too. I would highly recommend using Loving Earth or Raw Halo vegan chocolate, or if you like, the darkest darned chocolate you can find, for the antioxidant boost. Fill them in with number 4, Raw Mini Eggs, below, and watch faces light up as you serve these!

Get the recipe here.

vegan Easter recipes

3. Sugar Free Peanut Butter Eggs

If you’re someone that likes vegan Easter recipes that are a bit healthier than most, these gems are definitely for you. They’re a vegan take on the popular Reese’s peanut butter cups, but in little eggs instead. You’re going to need to have a cute little egg mold on hand, or a mold in any sweet little shape, actually. But apart from that, these are super easy to make, and they give you a nice protein boost.

Get the recipe here.

vegan Easter recipes

4. Raw Mini Eggs

Remember those little speckled eggs you’d enjoy at Easter? Admittedly, tastier than a real egg, but not healthy if you take into account all of that sugar and milk. So, why not make your own? Especially when it’s this easy. They’re raw, too, which means no baking. So even the most undomesticated of us can enjoy making a plate of these.

Get the recipe here.

21 Vegan Easter Recipes

5. Berry Good Eggs

First and foremost, these are adorable! They’re like something that just fell out of Willy Wonka‘s workshop. Secondly, they’re super easy to make! It’s basically crisped rice cereal, vegan marshmallows and freeze dried raspberries. Need I say more? Wondering where to get vegan marshmallows? Just click here.

Get the recipe here.

6. Coconut Cookie Easter Chicks

This is one of the cutest vegan Easter recipes ever! How adorable are they, seriously?! Whether you choose to get creative in the kitchen with little ones or want to make some up for an Easter morning surprise, they’re going to squeal with delight at these coconutty chicks.

Get the recipe here.

21 Vegan Easter Recipes

7. Gluten Free Carrot Cake Oatmeal Biscuits

Because why should Santa get cookies and not the Easter bunny?! These are the perfect cookies to make with your little ones this Easter. And of course they had to be  carrot cake, as we all know bunnies like carrots! Simple to make and finished off with a drizzling of coconut and maple syrup icing – delicious!

Get the recipe here.

21 Vegan Easter Recipes

8. Carrot Cake With ‘Cream Cheese’ Icing

If Easter evokes images of bunnies and carrots, well, carrot cake isn’t that far off, right? And this fluffy vegan version comes coated in a sweet and sticky ‘cream cheese’ icing made from rich, creamy Macadamia nuts!

Get the recipe here.

21 Vegan Easter Recipes

9. Raw Easter Cookies

The great thing about making raw foods is that they’re pretty easy to make, and most of the time the ingredients are ones we already have in our cupboards (or pantry if you’re fancy). And with three flavours, strawberry mint, berry vanilla and carrot cake, there’s a cookie for all us to enjoy.

Get the recipe here.

21 Vegan Easter Recipes

10. Banana Split Hot Cross Buns

What’s a list of vegan Easter recipes without hot cross buns? This traditional recipe has had a little bit of an uplift with the addition of…bananas! They add a nice, sweet, gooey edge and are perfect for when eggs aren’t being used in a recipe. These would taste delicious toasted and with a little hazelnut spread.

Get the recipe here.

21 Vegan Easter Recipes

11. Chocolate Cinnamon Tea Bread

This bread looks great and I think this is a fantastic recipe to re-produce over Easter. There’s something about cinnamon in baking that I just adore. This bread will not only taste festive, but will go down a treat with a pot of tea and even a little coating of almond butter.

Get the recipe here

21 Vegan Easter Recipes

12. Jasmine Vanilla Macarons

Macarons just ooze sophistication! Especially when they’re flavoured with the exotic taste of vanilla, mixed with floral jasmine. These make the perfect little treat to whip up this Easter. Whether you choose to pack them in a box for family and friends that will visit, or to just serve up as a dessert after dinner, these are going to surprise everyone with how super fancy they look.

Get the recipe here.

21 Vegan Easter Recipes

Main image: Vegan Easter recipes don’t get better than Mary Berry’s hot cross buns! Get the recipe here.

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