Easy & Healthy Easter Treats Recipes

Easy & Healthy Easter Treats Recipes

As you well know Easter is nearly here. This means loads of chocolates and yummy foods! It’s like Christmas all over again (without the presents).. Great right? However, if like me you are trying to stick to a healthy diet, are afraid of putting on a ton of weight or are just not into very sugary or fatty foods, and want to discover new healthy easter treats recipes, this post is for you!

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Yes you read that right.. In this post I am going to give you 3 healthy easter treats recipes. Plus they are super easy to make. What else can we ask for?

If I said healthy, I did not say calory-less or chocolate-less. If you are not so much into chocolate only the first recipe will interest you, and like any treat eating the whole plate will come with consequences. But for those of you that want to eat chocolate without feeling full of sugar keep on reading!

Cinnamon & Sugar Easter Bunny Breads

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Aren’t these the cutest little breads you’ve ever seen?! I found this presentation idea on Pinterest and couldn’t not share it with you! However, I changed the recipe to make it healthier and adaptable.

For this recipe you will need:

Dough

  • 360ml warm water
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 530g flour of your choice

Topping

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  1. Mix the yeast and water together until all the lumps have dissolved.
  2. Add in the flour little by little until you get a non-sticky dough. You might want to add more flour until your dough isn’t sticky.

 

This doughΒ is the simplest ever to make, right?!

Now you can start forming your bunnies. With this batch I was able to make 18 bunnies, but you are free to make bigger ones or smaller ones depending on what you prefer. To form your bunnies you just need to roll out a piece of dough with your fingers, then twist the dough until you get the base shape. Then you roll another piece of dough to form the tail and place it in the loop.

I’m sorry I don’t have any photo of video to show you how to do this, but I was on my own so not that easy.. You can find a tutorial here though if you want more details πŸ™‚ I also found that the bunny ears looked better after flattening them a little between my fingers.

For the topping I simply mixed the sugar with the cinnamon, then I brushed the bunnies with some almond milk (instead of butter, little healthy trick here) for the bunnies to have a golden finish and for the topping to stick. After brushing the bunnies I sprinkled the cinnamon sugar on top.

Cook for 15min and you’re done! You can eat these with a bit of jam, butter or just as they are πŸ™‚

I think these would be great as savory breads for a party, adding sun dried tomatoes and cheese to the dough!… Yum! You could also add some grains and nuts to the dough. Possibilities are endless!

Chocolate Bird’s Nests

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Now let’s move on to the chocolatey part! This recipe is an Easter classic! And the quickest of the lot, but the messiest…

I decided to make 3 big nests because I wanted to have enough room to put some eggs in the center, and I can’t get mini eggs in France so was stuck with bigger sized eggs… Anyway, they still wear yummy!

For this recipe you will need:

  • 200g dark baking chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup
  • Wholewheat cornflakes

 

Some people add butter, others coconut oil, I decided to add agave syrup because I think it’s (psychologically at least) healthier than butter, and sounds nicer than oil.

For this recipe you just need to put chocolate and agave syrupΒ in a bowl, pop the bowl in the microwave and heat for 1 min at a time until all the chocolate has melted. Stir between each round. Then, when all the chocolate is melted, add the cornflakes little by little and fold in with a spatula. I found that using a flexible spatula was easier than a wooden spoon as it is supple and more gentle, it helps not to break the cornflakes. Once all the cornflakes are coated and you don’t have any leftover chocolate, start forming your nests on a sheet of baking paper. Place in the fridge for 1h minimum, then fill with mini eggs and serve.

You can also add some flavouring using caramel syrup, vanilla extract, or orange syrup to give an extra flavor to your nests. You can also use shredded wheat instead of cornflakes for your nests to look more realistic, but like the mini eggs, can’t get my hands on shredded wheat in France, so no luck here…

Homemade Easter Eggs

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If no-one can resist shop bought chocolates, especially good quality ones, making your own is so much fun! I never thought I would one day make my own, but when I saw easter chocolate moulds for 1€70 I couldn’t resist…

I chose different fillings for my chocolates:

  • chocolate mousse
  • biscuit
  • red fruit
  • caramel

 

I wanted to make some marshmallow ones, but I think that calorie-wise it would have been a little too much.

I didn’t try to make my own chocolate base for this recipe, I found one on Pinterest that I will try soon, but didn’t have enough time this time round. So I simply melted 200g of dark baking chocolate, not adding any butter, honey or flavoring as I think the fillings are enough and will to the job.

First of all you need to coat the bottom and sides of your moulds. Then place them in the freezer forΒ 10 min.Β Add the fillings and cover with more chocolate until the surface is smooth. Don’t forget to tap your moulds lightly against your working surface to chase any air bubbles.Β I also added colored sprinkles on top to add a bit of colour.

To finish justΒ place your chocolates in your freezer for another hour and you’re done!

If you don’t have any chocolate moulds you can use a silicon ice cube trays.

If you are planning an Easter brunch you might love my healthy Courgette Pancake recipe! I hope you enjoyed this post and these recipes, see you next year for a second edition!

What are you favourite Easter treats?

See you soon, love

Perrine

 

61 Comments

  1. 03/28/2018 / 5:56 pm

    Oh wow you made these? These are so cute and yummy looking! I bet my little cousin would enjoy making these for our little bake off this weekend…tehe and probs enjoy eating them more! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 10:01 am

      The eating part is definitely the best part haha x

  2. 03/28/2018 / 6:15 pm

    I used to love making the little chocolate nests as a kid – they were so easy, but so yummy as well! I want to do some baking with my nephews over Easter, so I’m definitely going to keep these recipes in mind because they’re so easy.. πŸ™Š

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 10:01 am

      These are definitely child-friendly recipes πŸ™‚ hope he enjoys baking πŸ˜€ x

  3. 03/28/2018 / 6:31 pm

    Oooo the cinnamon bread looks lovely

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 10:00 am

      Thanks πŸ˜€ x

  4. 03/28/2018 / 6:47 pm

    I think the chocolate nest will always be a childhood fave! Those cinnamon bunny breads looks amazing, I am a sucker for anything cinnamon flavour so I will be making these 100% (if I get the time) πŸ™ they look so easy to make too! Great post!! x

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 10:00 am

      Definitely easy, if I can make them anyone can lol Hope you find some time for baking this weekend πŸ™‚

  5. 03/28/2018 / 6:49 pm

    Oh they look so tasty! And very cute too. I think I’ll be bookmarking your recipes.

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 9:59 am

      Thanks hun x

  6. 03/28/2018 / 6:50 pm

    These all look so delicious! I can’t wait to do some baking this weekend! Those bunnies my boyfriend would love!

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 9:58 am

      Thanks lovely x

  7. 03/28/2018 / 6:54 pm

    These all look so delicious!

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 9:58 am

      thanks x

  8. 03/28/2018 / 7:07 pm

    Oh my these look so gorgeous! The cinnamon and sugar bread would definitely be my favourite I am such a sucker for literally anything with cinnamon in. Marshmallow in the chocolate sounds incredible too but you’re right, the calories might be a bit high! Caramel would deffo be my second favourite, so yummy!! I definitely want to do some Easter baking this weekend now πŸ™‚
    Alice Xx

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 9:58 am

      Same for cinnamon lol hope like these πŸ˜€ x

  9. 03/28/2018 / 7:14 pm

    This is such a good post! I’ve just started trying to be a bit more healthy with my meals again but with Easter round the corner I knew it would be hard! Those bunny breads are so cute and they sound delicious I’ll definitely be trying some of those!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 9:57 am

      It’s the hardest right?! Hope you like them πŸ™‚ x

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 9:56 am

      Thanks πŸ˜€ hope you like them x

  10. 03/29/2018 / 1:59 am

    So cute, and seem very easy to make. I never thought to use an icecube tray for a chocolate mold before.

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 9:56 am

      Really easy, I’m rubbish at baking, so if I can do these, anyone can lol x

  11. 03/29/2018 / 9:06 am

    I love the sound of the chocolate nests! I’m a sucker for dark chocolate and these look so good! xxx

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 9:55 am

      Thanks lovely! x

  12. 03/29/2018 / 4:45 pm

    Wow!! These all look amazing Perrine πŸ’–. The chocolate birds nests are my kinda thing! I love the fact you made them extra big, they look amazingly tasty. I did some Easter baking yesterday and made Rice Krispie marshmallow cakes – I also used agave syrup as it’s lighter and healther ☺️. Great post and thank you for sharing all the recipes. Happy Easter! 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 9:09 pm

      Thanks lovely! Rice Krispie marshmallow cakes? That sound delicious! Happy easter to you too πŸ™‚ x

  13. 03/29/2018 / 5:07 pm

    Wow, these look amazing! I’m not sure which one I would pick as my favourite as they all sound and look amazing! I would love to get back into baking but it feels like it’s hard enough to fit stuff in as it is. With my time off over the next 2 weeks I might have to try one of these out! Maybe the cinnamon and sugar bunny bread as that’s not something I’ve made before!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 9:10 pm

      It can be tricky to fit everything we want to do into one week.. hope you have time to bake and like the buns πŸ™‚ x

  14. 03/29/2018 / 7:42 pm

    These all look delicious! I’ll definitely be trying out those birds nests, thanks so much for sharing healthier versions of Easter treats, I may have to do some baking this weekend!- https://sophiehearts.net x

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/29/2018 / 9:10 pm

      Thanks lovely! x

  15. 03/29/2018 / 11:34 pm

    Omg these look so good, bookmarking this for sure!

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/30/2018 / 8:45 am

      Thanks hun x

  16. 03/30/2018 / 7:04 pm

    Ooo all of these look delicious!! 😍 I never have chance to bake anymore but I really should make some time to πŸ™Š

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/30/2018 / 8:54 pm

      I’m the same unfortunately.. really need to find more time (and energy lol) x

  17. 03/30/2018 / 7:07 pm

    All of these are so cute and look super yummy, i really need to try making them!

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/30/2018 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks lovely! x

  18. Sophie
    03/30/2018 / 7:17 pm

    Wow, these are so cute and look delicious! Plus they’re healthier than the normal Easter treats which is a plus! They look really simple to make which I love! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    Sophie x – sophieamour.wordpress.com

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/30/2018 / 8:38 pm

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks lovely! x

  19. 03/30/2018 / 7:17 pm

    Love the recipes here. Will definitely explore the cinnamon bunny breads. I’m a cinnamon lover 😍😍

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/30/2018 / 8:38 pm

      Yay! Welcome to the fam lol Hope you love them too x

  20. Tiffany
    03/30/2018 / 7:47 pm

    wow these are some fun ideas for Easter. so cute too πŸ™‚

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/30/2018 / 8:36 pm

      Thanks lovely x

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/30/2018 / 8:34 pm

      Aww thanks hun! x

  21. 03/30/2018 / 9:20 pm

    Ohh these look so tasty!! Will try to whip some up!

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/31/2018 / 11:38 am

      Thanks! x

  22. 03/30/2018 / 10:10 pm

    You had me at healthy Easter treats and easy to make! The cinnamon & sugar Easter Bunny Breads sound delicious! I love anything with cinnamon so this recipe is clearly going to be saved on my computer to try soon!

    I love the display of and how photogenic the Chocolate Bird’s Nests is! Personally, whenever I see butter used in a recipe, I substitute it with coconut oil but haven’t tried using agave syrup before! Does it give a better taste?

    Yes!! Homemade Easter Eggs – of course can’t not have a classic dessert to make! I love seeing all the ones in the store, but also know they’d probably be really fun to make!

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/31/2018 / 11:47 am

      Thanks πŸ˜€ I’m not sure agave syrup gives a better taste, I’d say it does taste different πŸ™‚ but calorie-wise and psychologically I prefer it to butter and oil lol x

  23. 03/31/2018 / 9:27 am

    These look delicious!
    Such a great alternative Easter treat
    xx

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/31/2018 / 11:51 am

      Thanks hun πŸ™‚ x

  24. Ari
    03/31/2018 / 10:35 am

    These will be great to make with the kids. Yummy

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      03/31/2018 / 11:52 am

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks x

  25. Huda
    03/31/2018 / 5:20 pm

    Omg these look so so good especially that chocolate bird’s nest! The fact that they are healthy makes it even better! xx

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      04/01/2018 / 1:00 pm

      Thanks hun πŸ˜€ x

  26. 03/31/2018 / 8:13 pm

    They all look so delicious! And sound so easy too! I love the idea of homemade easter eggs, you could fill them with so many different things. Great recipes, given me a little inspiration x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      04/01/2018 / 1:01 pm

      Exactly πŸ˜€ and perfect as personalised gifts πŸ™‚ x

  27. 04/02/2018 / 6:18 am

    These look so yummy. You have me wanting to redo easter so i can make these things

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      04/02/2018 / 7:54 am

      Haha, you still have time πŸ˜€ it’s still Easter week-end officially πŸ™‚ x

    • Ola Banana
      Author
      04/02/2018 / 5:50 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚ x

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