Easter Desserts for Everyone

by in Easter, March 30, 2012
easter cupcakes
Make festive, portion controlled cupcakes for kids and grown-up kids.

Whenever a crowd gathers for a holiday celebration, there are bound to be guests with various dietary considerations or food allergies. Accommodate everyone on your Easter celebration guest list this year with these seasonal treats.

Gluten Free
Creamy rice pudding is teamed up with sweet cherries for a magical (and gluten free) combination.

Recipe: Rice Pudding with Cherries (*see note)

Heart Healthy
Low in saturated fat and cholesterol, this down-sized classic will make your guests swoon.

Recipe: Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Kid-Friendly
Straight from the Easter bunny, these cupcakes are just as fun to make as they are to eat.

Recipe: Robin’s Egg Easter Basket Cupcakes

Diabetic Friendly
Like chocolate hazelnut spread? Turn it into cookies, each with only 11 grams of carbs.

Recipe: Chocolate Hazelnut Drop Cookies

Dairy Free
A fresh take on macaroons, munch on ‘em with coffee or tea.

Recipe: Peanut Butter-Jam Macaroons

Vegan
Refreshing and simple – a delightful way to end a meal.

Recipe: Meyer Lemon Granita

*Note: Be sure to check labels on all ingredients to make sure that particular brand does not contain gluten or was processed in a facility that also processes wheat products

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Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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