Chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and speckled malted milk eggs aside, what do you indulge in on Easter morning??? — and no you can’t say sugar-free, gluten-free, taste-free whatever… However, if your idea of indulgence includes homemade baked goods, sweets, treats and desserts, sit back and prepare to drool. These 25 Inspired Easter Baking Ideas will have you breaking out your sack of flour and firing up the oven in quick order.
If you’ve been a good Catholic for the past 6 weeks (she says with admiration, respect and a double portion of Catholic guilt) and held to your fast through the Lenten season, Easter is the celebratory end to that fast. So if you’ve been avoiding bread (Mom), sweets (RoseMarie) and chocolate (Francesca–Lauren) this is for you — and for everyone else whose achilles heel falls under this broad category. My Dad gave up Scotch — he can refer to the Easter brunch cocktail post 😉 . Let’s get started…
I love the festive look of this Italian Easter Bread Recipe via Brown-Eyed Baker.
Aren’t you entranced by the braided look of this German Rosinenbrot (Raisin Bread) from Earth, Food and Fire?
These elegant, springy Buttery Saffron Brioche are absolute stunners. Submitted by What’s For Lunch, Honey?
Don’t you just want to tear off a piece of this Braided Easter Bread Recipe with that beautiful golden dome via That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
Muffins, Scones and Sweet Breads
Here we dip into the sweeter end of brunch fare with outrageous muffins, glorious buns and glaze-laden, cinnamon flecked rolls…
Double Chocolate Blueberry Muffins by The Missing Lowness are RE-DONCULOUS -LY delish!
We should all make two batches of Deborah’s Knotted Orange Sweet Rolls via House of Nash Eats.
Don’t you love the rubbly look of these Blackberry Sour Cream Scones with Maple Vanilla Glaze by Pass Me Some Tasty?
Hitting all the right notes, Carrot and Ginger Hot Cross Buns via Veggie Desserts are a must for Easter brunch.
Look at the tender, moist crumb of these Grain Free Carrot Cake Muffins from Gluten-Free Palate.
You don’t have to twist my arm to try one or two of these Pecan Rolls from A Wicked Whisk.
Just when you thought your were orange-rolled out…Orange Cinnamon Rolls via Garnish and Glaze.
Pastries and Coffee Cakes
These flaky pockets of fruit filled puff pastry and variations of cake, suitable for breakfast go equally well with a morning latte as they do with your favorite brunch libation.
The angels are singing for these Quick Raspberry and Almond Croissants – from Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary.
While we’re talking about raspberries, how about this Raspberry Ricotta Breakfast Cake by Saving Room For Dessert.
Guava Cream Cheese Pastries are easy to make and impossible to resist. Via Garlic & Zest.
Want to impress your guests? Try Puff Pastry Pinwheels from Beyond The Chicken Coop.
Give into the sugar coma with this luscious Cake Donut Bread Pudding from Sugar & Soul for Spend With Pennies.
I’m not gonna kid you – these are just full on desserts! Some lighter than others, but desserts nonetheless and while I’m usually not one who needs a literal representation of holidays with marzipan molded into carrots or cakes in the shape of the Easter bunny, I love the beautiful, understated ways these bakers have incorporated an Easter vibe into their confections — and come on… those bunny cupcakes are just adorable.
Mimosa Tart is like a picture of springtime via The Simple Life.
Baked Blueberry French Toast Cake is a stunner of a dessert from Chef Sous Chef.
Pineapple Carrot Cake Cupcakes are a lively, festive treat via the Strawberry Blondie Kitchen.
Coconut Cheesecake Cake For Easter is a slam dunk, WOWZER of a dessert submitted by Cooking LSL.
Who can resist a Mini Cannoli ? Not me. From Inside The Rustic Kitchen.
Vegan Lemon and Thyme Cake is another gorgeous showstopper from Anna Banana.
Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake is always a winner! Via A Farmgirl’s Kitchen.
Festive and do-able, this Easter Nest Cake by Eat, Little Bird is a chocolate indulgence!
Awwwwww!!!!! Aren’t these Bunny Ear Cupcakes via Preppy Kitchen the cutest?
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