Easter is just around the corner. How did that happen? So, this week I went looking for some Easter inspiration. And, it occurred to me that you might like to see just what wee gems I discovered…
I definitely lean more towards being a savoury cook than sweet (much to LM’s chagrin). And, that has only increased since I started this AIP caper. But, a bit like Christmas, Easter is a time of year when a wee treat or two seems fitting.
And, when you’ve been so restricted in what you can and can’t eat for so long, the opportunity to break free is pretty compelling!
My wee list is by no means the most comprehensive out there, but these are all recipes I’d like to try myself (and I slipped in one that I have already put my name to!)
While most of these are not strict AIP, they are all grain free, whole food numbers…
Do feel free to add any of your suggestions in the comments. I’d love to add to my repertoire!
No Nut Butter Easter Eggs – what can I say. These wee morsels look dangerously easy to over-indulge in! And so easy to make, too.
Raw Carrot Cake Balls – the only question I have is how am I only learning about the Urban Poser now? One of two recipes in my round-up to try from Jenni’s amazing site.
Healthy Paleo Hot Cross Buns – This recipe is an extract from Lola Berry’s ‘The Happy Cookbook’. And, I will be making these. I have a MASSIVE hankering for hot cross buns this year!
Flourless Zucchini Brownies – OK, I know – brownies don’t really scream Easter. But 100% flourless. YUM!
The BEST Almond Flour Cinnamon Roll Biscuits (aka Cinnamon Scrolls) – The 2nd of my ‘wanna try’ recipes from Jenni. I am reasonably confident that the minute LM sees this post, he’s going to ask me when I’m going to make these. And, he’ll want them more than the hot cross buns.
Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups (only without the peanut butter!) – these are my babies. Only, I haven’t made them in a while. May have to resurrect ’em!
Fudgy Chocolate Tarts – now before you tell me that this is the first of two recipes from Danielle over at Against All Grain, it’s a guest post! This baby is actually a recipe from Carrie of Deliciously Organic. And, they’re so gorgeous. Dinner-party worthy!
And, you could easily make these 100% AIP by subbing the cacao with carob.
Mandarin Chocolate Truffles – small confession, I’ve had this number of Danielle’s bookmarked to try for some time. I’m a fan of one-bite treats. And, if I don’t make these for Easter, they may make the table the following week (when my folks come to visit from New Zealand)
Coconut & Carob Truffles – Sophie over at A Squirrel in the Kitchen always has such fabulous recipes. And, this one is no exception. And it’s 100% AIP compliant, too. I can’t actually eat carob, but I can always sub in cacao… Don’t they look gorgeous?
Chocolate Lava Cakes – Alaena is another AIP blogging buddy who always has such fabulous recipes. And, if I was a betting woman, I’d say this one would be #2 on LM’s list in this selection. It’s another 100% AIP compliant number, too!
Well, what do you think? Are you inspired? Or, maybe you’ve got a recipe you think I should be trying…? If so, I’d love to know!
Which are you going to whip up?
I want the hot cross buns. I reckon LM will be angling for scrolls… 🙂
What a drool-worthy post! My picks: Your signature Reece’s Peanut Buttercups and the Fudgy Chocolate Tarts. I love the fruit toppings. But I’m also digging the Mandarin Chocolate Truffles. So pretty! Yes, which one or two or three are you going to create?!
It’s going to be a loooooong Easter, T! So many tempting treats.
Hot X Buns will be first cab off the rank, for sure!
mmmm, Easter Eggs, mmmm no nut butter, also I bet those cinnamon thingies are better than the shop bought hot cross buns.
Cinnamon thingies it is!
Lovely post – like you I’m more of a savoury than a sweet cook but these recipes look great, especially because I try to be little paleo and gluten free as much as I can manage!
Lola Berry’s hot cross buns (honestly – a bit like a hot cross bun-muffin!) are fab’! All the Easter spices with the ease of a muffin!
They sound good especially because she’s a healthy goddess! Will try and track down the recipe. Thanks!
Wow- instantly hungry:-)
Yep. Me too!
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