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34 AIP Easter Recipes You Don’t Want To Miss This Year!

Louise Hendon | April 16
34 AIP Easter Recipes You Don't Want To Miss This Year! https://healingautoimmune.com/aip-easter-recipes

It may seem difficult to put together a tasty Easter dinner when you’re on AIP, but fear not! It’s not as difficult as you think, and you won’t have to make separate dishes for yourself and the rest of the family.

This recipe collection includes appetizers, entrees, side dishes and desserts that will all make you smack your lips. I’m pretty sure no-one will even realize they are AIP-compliant unless you decide to tell them!

To get the party started, I’ve added some of my favorite breakfast and brunch recipes. For me, the holidays (any holidays, really) are all about slow mornings and spending time with your loved ones, so I like recipes that are easy to whip up or prepare ahead. Casseroles are always a hit, and you won’t need much time for preparation.

Some of the appetizers on this list would make great breakfast dishes, also! For example the salmon cakes; they are sooo tasty – and also quite inexpensive, if you’re cooking for a large crowd.

If you wish to get by with as little cooking as possible, go with the pressure cooker pot roast and some bacon wrapped asparagus. But here’s my best advice: do not skip dessert!

My favorite dessert in this collection is probably the coconut cream pie, and you won’t have to be a professional chef to make it! If you want something even easier, try the blueberry crumble. Your guests will be talking about it long after the holidays!

Click here to see how you can make a super easy Easter morning breakfast pudding that is AIP-compliant!

Here are just a few of the AIP Easter Recipes we’ve included:

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AIP Easter Breakfasts & Brunch

AIP Homemade Ham

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Homemade Ham

Ingredients: raw boneless gammon, onion, carrot, celery stalk, garlic cloves, whole cloves, salt.

Making your own homemade hams can be an excellent way to regulate the ingredients and keep your met within the AIP rules, as many store-bought cured hams include sugars. Once cooked, this ham can be served as a main with roast vegetables, but it can also be stored in the fridge and use as cold cuts with salad, or chopped and scattered through stir fries.

AIP Sweet Potato Hash Browns

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Ingredients: sweet potato, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, salt.

As you know, hash browns are traditionally made with white potato, which is not allowed on the AIP eating plan. However, sweet potatoes can be used as a substitute in many recipes, helping to keep things healthy for you. These hash browns are easy to make and can be served for breakfast as a savory dish on its own or with bacon. Just don’t be tempted to prewash the potatoes, as this can make them spoil quite quickly.

AIP Chicken Sweet Potato Casserole

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Chicken Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, coconut oil, sweet potato, eggs, coconut cream, thyme, rosemary, salt.

Like regular casseroles, this one is set using eggs and can be served up for breakfast or as a light lunch. You have the protein source in the form of chicken, deliciously flavored with the dried herbs, giving you a filling and satisfying breakfast that will keep you going all morning. As eggs are not normally associated with the autoimmune protocol, it might be a good idea to use this recipe in reintroduction.

AIP Chicken Breakfast Casserole

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Chicken Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients: avocado oil, chicken breasts, onion, coconut cream, spinach, cauliflower, carrots, lemon juice, fresh parsley, salt.

If you are new to the autoimmune protocol diet, you might be finding it difficult getting used to eating meat and veg for breakfast. So that’s where recipes like this one come in handy! This gives you a lovely mix of chicken and vegetables, with a fresh, tangy hit from the lemon, and can be used as a great source of the protein you need to get your system off to a great start in the morning.

Easy AIP Chicken Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

– Healing Autoimmune

Easy AIP Chicken Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

Ingredients: chicken breast, strawberries or other berries or other fruits, salad leaves, olive oil, raw honey, lemon juice.

Honey and lemon together make such a lovely sweet and sour combination in a dressing and keep this salad fresh in its flavor. This recipe uses strawberries but you can use whatever fruit you like or try using raspberries instead. This is a good AIP-friendly meal to use up leftover chicken from a roast, and like most salads, this one takes just minutes to prepare.

AIP Chicken and Tarragon Breakfast Sausages

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Chicken and Tarragon Breakfast Sausages

Ingredients: ground chicken, salt, tarragon (or other herbs of choice), coconut oil.

It can sometimes be difficult to find a nutritious breakfast dish that does not take long to make and can give you all the goodness you need to set you up in the morning, so this recipe is a winner! With the strong anise flavor of the tarragon making a great combination with the chicken, you have a lovely protein packed sausage to enjoy! Fancy a change? Try adding different herbs, or a bit of garlic powder!

Banana Pancakes

– Paleo Flourish

Banana Pancakes

Ingredients: bananas, coconut flour, baking soda, coconut oil, raw honey or maple syrup, gelatin, hot water.

As these pancakes are both nut free and grain free, they are ideal for people whose system needs a gentler approach to breakfast. The banana is a great source of magnesium and tastes great. It also releases energy slower than other fruits, so keeps you going till lunch, making these a great idea for AIP and paleo people to enjoy for a tasty start in the morning, or to help you get through a busy day.

Chicken, Leek and Bacon Mini Pies

– Joanna Frankham

Ingredients: fat (lard), chicken thighs, bacon rashers, leek, garlic clove, tapioca starch, chicken bone broth, sprigs of fresh thyme, salt, fresh parsley, lard pastry.

This is a traditional filling combination that is enjoyed all across the globe and these little pies can be used as a lunch dish or to serve at a celebration meal. The recipe uses chicken thighs, which are full of flavor and are quite cheap, so this would be a wallet friendly dish to make for a large family or if you are on a tight budget. Take care when rolling the pastry that it doesn’t tear, but remember rustic looks great!

AIP Appetizers for Easter

AIP Salmon Cakes

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Salmon Cakes

Ingredients: salmon, fresh dill, coconut flour, arrowroot flour, coconut oil, salt.

These delicious salmon fishcakes can be made quite cheaply as you can use canned salmon, so this would be a good dish if you have a large family to feed. They are very easy to make and could be prepared ahead of time and cooked when you need them. These would make an amazing AIP lunch served with salad leaves, or as an appetizer served with a lemon wedge.

AIP Asian Stuffed Mushrooms

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Asian Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients: white button mushrooms, ground chicken, green onions, garlic cloves, ginger, coconut aminos, salt, apple cider vinegar.

These amazing stuffed mushrooms are packed with Asian inspired flavors and would make a perfect appetizer for a themed dinner. The AIP friendly stuffing is chicken flavored with the classic tastes of garlic and ginger and the soy alternative, coconut aminos, which gives the same taste but without the soy. Serve these with a simple dipping sauce for an impressive dish.

AIP Zucchini Fritters

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Zucchini Fritters

Ingredients: zucchinis, green onions, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, coconut flour, olive oil.

These fritters are a fantastic way to use up that zucchini that you have in the fridge without having to buy in a bunch of other ingredients. They can be enjoyed on their own or with paleo garlic mayo or any other AIP sauce you happen to think of! Try to squeeze as much water as possible out before you cook the zucchini as this helps them to stay in shape.

AIP Cauliflower Dip

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Cauliflower Dip

Ingredients: cauliflower, olive oil, garlic cloves, lemon juice, sea salt, radishes, cucumber sticks.

Dips are often served at parties or celebrations, but if you are following the autoimmune protocol, they might be a thing to avoid. So why not make your own dip, then you don’t have to miss out! The cauliflower blitzes into the perfect paste for dipping and the roasted garlic has a sweeter flavor than raw garlic, so don’t skip that step! Serve this with whatever veggie sticks you like.

Keto Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

– Keto Summit

Keto Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients: bacon, asparagus spears.

Asparagus is a really healthy vegetable to have on the ketogenic diet as it is a good source of protein, but is also packed with vitamins, especially vitamin K which is important for bone health. Wrapping the asparagus in bacon can turn it into an impressive appetizer for a dinner with friends and it looks complicated but really is not! If you need to crisp up the bacon, pop it under the broiler for a couple of minutes.

Keto Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

– Keto Summit

Keto Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients: prosciutto, asparagus spears.

If you are having a dinner with friends or family, it can sometimes be a bit of a challenge to find an appetizer that looks great and tastes good too, but doesn’t get in the way of the Keto rules. So here is a really simple recipe that gives you an impressive appetizer for any get-together. Wrap the asparagus in prosciutto and bake for a low carb but flavorful start to your meal!

Paleo Spinach Artichoke Dip

– Empowered Sustenance

Paleo Spinach Artichoke Dip

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: coconut or avocado oil, onion, garlic, summer squash, chicken broth, artichoke hearts, nutritional yeast, ground mace, spinach.

Although the wonderful dip in this recipe is rich and creamy, it is totally dairy free and uses the vegetables to give the right texture. It has a subtle cheese flavor from the nutritional yeast and it may not need any added salt as the artichoke hearts are often in brine. This dip can be served with paleo pitta chips or vegetable crisps for a party or as an appetizer.

AIP Easter Entrees & Side Dishes

AIP Steak with Mushrooms, Thyme, and Sweet Potatoes

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Steak with Mushrooms, Thyme, and Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: olive oil, sweet potatoes, beef steaks, white button mushrooms, garlic cloves, sprigs thyme.

I absolutely love steak with mushrooms! To me they just go together so well, and paired with the sweet potato chunks, this is a satisfying and filling AIP compliant meal. I know steak is expensive, but if you keep your eyes open you can sometimes find good deals in stores or at farmer’s markets. By all means use this recipe as a special meal for a celebration – it’s great to treat yourself now and again!

AIP Baked Honey Ginger Pork Ribs

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Baked Honey Ginger Pork Ribs

Ingredients: pork ribs, honey, applesauce, coconut aminos, olive oil, fresh ginger, garlic cloves, salt.

When you see these unctuous pork ribs you will never go back to the dry ones again! Pork and honey is a really great match as the pork turns sticky and sweet, but the applesauce stops the ribs from being too sweet and adds great moisture to the cooking process. You will not believe that this is an AIP recipe as the ribs taste like the best ones around!

AIP Shepherd’s Pie

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients: avocado oil, grund lamb, onion, garlic cloves, carrot, celery stalk, rosemary sprig, beef or lamb stock, sweet potatoes, salt.

Shepherd’s pie is true comfort food and was a regular meal for us growing up. It is made with ground lamb and usually has the added flavor from rosemary, so this is quite a traditional recipe. The only difference is that this pie is topped with roasted sweet potatoes, giving the mash a wonderfully delicate flavor, and keeping things AIP friendly. This is a filling and satisfying meal for the whole family!

AIP Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

Ingredients: olive oil, beef roast, onion, garlic cloves, carrots, zucchini, white button mushrooms, beef stock, bay leaves, sprigs thyme, AIP Gravy.

Here is another great one pot meal that is filling and comforting, especially on a chilly day. You have tender, juicy beef with soft vegetables and a delicious AIP gravy to serve over the top. This recipe gives enough to feed a family, and any leftovers can be reheated next day. This dish can also be cooked in a slow cooker, but this will take several hours.

AIP Apple Pork Chops

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Apple Pork Chops

Ingredients: pork chops, olive oil, applesauce, salt, salad or vegetables to serve alongside.

Who said that eating the AIP way has to be complicated? Here is another great AIP recipe that is so quick and easy to make but will give you a satisfying dinner to have any night. Simply fry the chops for a few minutes on each side and serve them with your choice of applesauce and salad. The trick to serving tender pork chops is to rest them after cooking; around five minutes is enough.

Cheesy AIP Cauliflower

– Healing Autoimmune

Cheesy AIP Cauliflower

Ingredients: olive oil, nutritional yeast, cauliflower, bacon.

If you are looking for a tasty AIP side to serve with this weekend’s Sunday roast, then you don’t need to look any further than this cheesy cauliflower dish. It takes a hint of cheese from the nutritional yeast, keeping the dish dairy free. It is also studded with bacon pieces, which makes a lovely combination of flavor and texture, and roasting the cauli gives it a slightly sweeter flavor.

AIP Honey Mint Roasted Carrots

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Honey Mint Roasted Carrots

Ingredients: carrots, honey, olive oil, mint.

Here is a simple AIP friendly vegetable recipe where the results are amazing! The roasted carrots have sweetness from the honey and aromatics from the fresh mint and can be a handy side to serve with roasted meats. As mint has many vitamins and nutrients, it makes a good ingredient to add to your diet, so next time you are having roast beef or lamb, why not try this great carrot dish!

AIP Garlic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Garlic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients: Brussels sprouts, garlic cloves, olive oil, salt, lemon zest.

If you were brought up with overcooked, soggy sprouts, you may not fancy trying them again, but if you try this method of cooking them, your opinion will be changed completely! Roasting the garlic with the skin on gives it a sweeter flavor, then all you do is squeeze out the puree and stir it into the roasted sprouts for a fantastic side! You could even add some crumbled bacon for a bit of extra protein!

AIP Apple Broccoli Sauté

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Apple Broccoli Sauté

Ingredients: broccoli, apple, salt, coconut oil.

This has got to be one of the freshest side dishes you can make! It is a combination of lightly sautéed broccoli and chopped apple, and it retains a good bite, making it great to serve with pork chops. This side is also colorful and can be livened up even more by adding in a little chopped red onion to add more flavor. Try to use a tart apple like Granny Smith to keep the sugar level low.

Spiced Lamb with Caramelized Cabbage, Figs & Cranberries

– Grazed & Enthused

Spiced Lamb with Caramelized Cabbage, Figs & Cranberries

Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused

Ingredients: lamb shoulder chops, dried rubbed sage, sea salt, garlic powder, ground cinnamon, olive oil, garlic clove, green cabbage, dried Turkish figs, dried cranberries, lemon juice.

Because of the slightly earthy flavor of cabbage it goes so well with fruit, so adding the figs and cranberries to this dish makes the cabbage absolutely sing with flavor and it makes a great base for lamb. Using the same skillet for both the lamb and the cabbage lets the vegetable take on the meat juices and spices and gives it such a great flavor yet still keeping within the AIP rules.

Paleo Sweet Potato Gratin

– Meatified

Paleo Sweet Potato Gratin

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, shallot, almond flour (omit), coconut butter, coconut milk, pumpkin puree, garlic powder, fine sea salt, fresh thyme or sage.

Gratin potatoes may be a thing of the past now that you are living the AIP lifestyle, but we can still have healthier alternatives so we don’t miss out completely on all the good stuff, especially at holiday times! The pumpkin puree thickens up the sauce perfectly, letting your gratin take on the creamy texture of regular gratin, but without the dairy.

AIP Desserts for Easter

AIP Carrot Gummies

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Carrot Gummies

Ingredients: carrot juice, gelatin powder.

With only two ingredients, this has got to be one of the simplest AIP snack recipes ever! The carrot gives these gummies a great color and a natural sweetness so you don’t have to add in any sweetener. They are really budget friendly and can be enjoyed by anyone of any age and you don’t need specialist equipment to prepare them – these can be made in an ice cube tray.

AIP Blueberry Coconut Crumble

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Blueberry Coconut Crumble

Ingredients: blueberries, lemon juice, cinnamon powder, vanilla extract, cassava flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, shredded coconut.

Although regular crumble dishes are made using wheat flour and involve dairy, this clever recipe lets you make a similar dessert, but without the hidden nasties. Here you have a juicy layer of fruit, topped with a crunchy, crumbly mixture with the subtle flavor of coconut to set off the vibrant berry filling. As with all cooked fruit desserts, this one is best left to cool for a little, otherwise you risk burning your mouth!

AIP Coconut Cream Pie

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Coconut Cream Pie

Ingredients: coconut flour, honey, coconut oil, hot water, gelatin, coconut cream, full-fat coconut milk.

If you are looking for a dessert that will impress your dinner guests, you can do no better than this delicious coconut cream pie! It has a crumbly pie base, made with coconut flour and making it gluten free, then a luxurious, velvety filling with a smooth texture and delicate coconut flavor. This can be served as it is, or if you prefer a contrast in texture, sprinkle over a few coconut flakes.

AIP Avocado Pudding

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Avocado Pudding

Ingredients: avocados, raw honey, carob powder, cinnamon, salt.

If you are a fan of chocolate puddings and thought you would have to give them up now you are on the AIP, then think again! Using ripe avocado gives the pudding a really rich texture, and the flavor of the carob gives the pudding that dark, chocolatey taste we all need from time to time. This is a quick and easy pudding to make, perfect for dinner parties when you don’t want to be away from the table for long.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Creamy Maple Frosting

– AIP Sisterhood

Ingredients: avocado, maple syrup, coconut oil, pineapple juice, coconut flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, sea salt, ginger, cinnamon, carrots, raisins, palm shortening, coconut butter, coconut cream, grass-fed gelatin, shredded unsweetened coconut.

There is something special about homemade cakes that makes them even better than store bought ones, and it gives us the opportunity to keep an eye on the ingredients. These carrot cupcakes are subtly sweet, but moist and tasty, and the flavor of the carrot is complemented by the maple frosting. If you can’t have pineapple juice, you can swap it for orange juice – different taste, but just as good!

AIP Carrot Cake Pudding Parfait

– Adventures in Partaking

AIP Carrot Cake Pudding Parfait

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: banana, coconut oil, honey, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, water, coconut flour, cassava flour, sea salt, baking soda, mace, cinnamon, ginger powder, carrots, raisins, coconut milk, gelatin, lemons, shredded coconut.

This recipe gives you the lovely combination of a smooth and velvety lemon pudding, with a carrot cake topping and the added texture of toasted coconut to round it all off. Serving this delicious combo in a pretty glass makes it a great dish to serve at celebration dinners or during the holidays. This is safe for many eating plans as it is free from dairy, gluten and grains.

Banana Split Pudding

– Autoimmune Wellness

Banana Split Pudding

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: coconut milk, gelatin, honey, vanilla extract, bananas, pineapple, strawberries, whipped coconut cream, carob powder, coconut oil.

This pretty little dessert has all the flavors of regular banana splits, but without the cream and added sugars. It has layers of colorful, chopped fruit resting on a smooth and dreamy pudding, all topped off with whipped coconut cream and a drizzle of carob chocolate sauce! These dairy free desserts are so good and even the kids will love them.

Caramelized Banana Pudding

– Adventures in Partaking

Caramelized Banana Pudding

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: hot water, gelatin, bananas, coconut oil, full fat coconut milk, cinnamon, mace, sea salt, maple syrup.

Banana pudding is one of those dishes that is on most people’s comfort food list, and this one is no different! It combines the sweetness and softness of the caramelized banana with the spices to give you a warming and filling pudding that can be decorated to make it look good enough for a celebration meal. This recipe has higher sugar content, so please use this recipe as a special treat, not a daily dish.

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