I had way too much fun making bunny shaped breakfast foods. I don't normally do stuff like this, because who has time for that? But, the cool thing about this recipe is that anyone can do it and it really only adds a few minutes to your prep/cooking time. Your kiddos will love it, you'll release the inner pinterest-mom that you always knew was there, and you get a healthy meal out of it. If you're feeling ultra festive, you can upgrade your already adorable bunny with a cheese bow.
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 35 Minutes | Yields: 2 servings of the easter bunny scrambled eggs and 4 servings of the easter bunny pancakes
Easter Bunny Eggs
- 6 large eggs
- 2 slices of cheese
- 6 pieces of fruit
- 2 strips cooked bacon
- Cut two small circles (eyes) in each slice of cheese, then cut 6 strips (whiskers) in each of the remaining cheese slices. Cut the tip off 2 strawberries (nose) or use any piece of fruit. Set aside and begin the next step.
- Lightly grease a skillet and turn the heat to medium low.
- Crack the eggs into a medium bowl. Whisk eggs together until combined.
- Pour the beaten eggs into the preheated skillet. Cook the eggs, stirring every two minutes until scrambled and fluffy.
- Remove the eggs from the heat and divide the eggs evenly onto two plates.
- Cut each strip of bacon in half and nestle into the eggs to make the ears. Place the two circle cheeses on the eggs to make the eyes, then place one blueberry on each circle. Place the strawberry tip below the eyes in the middle. Make the whiskers by placing 3 strips of cheese on each side of the strawberry. Serve immediately and enjoy!
- Buy local, free range, organic, pasture-raised eggs if possible.
- Avoid buying low-fat cheese.
- Look for local pasture raised bacon with no added sugars. It's also important to buy bacon from pigs who have not been given growth stimulants, hormones, or antibiotics.
Bunny Protein Pancakes
- 2 cups pancake batter of your choice
- 1/4 cup plain unsweetened non-dairy milk
- 1/3 cup of your favorite vanilla protein powder
- 8 strips cooked bacon
- 3 TBSP greek yogurt
- 12 pieces of fruit
- 1 slice of cheese
- Slice 4 strawberry rounds (nose) and 8 cheese rectangles (teeth). Set aside and begin next step.
- Lightly grease a skillet and set it at medium heat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together pancake mix according to the directions on the package.
- Once the pancake batter is smooth, stir in the milk then mix the protein powder into the batter.
- For each large pancake, pour 1/3 cup of the batter onto the lightly greased & preheated skillet. Cook until the top is bubbly- about 3 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook for an additional 2 minutes before removing from the skillet. Repeat until you have 4 large pancakes. For each of the small pancakes, pour 2 tablespoons of the remaining batter onto the skillet. Cook until the top is bubbly- about 3 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook for an additional 2 minutes before removing from the skillet. Repeat until you have 8 small pancakes.
- Cut each strip of bacon in half and place on a plate. Put one large pancake on top of the bacon leaving extra bacon at the top to make the ears. Add one teaspoon of greek yogurt for each eye on the large pancake, then place a blueberry on top of the yogurt. Place two mini pancakes on the bottom of the large pancake and add a strawberry round to the center for a nose. Use cheese or bacon to make whiskers and teeth. Serve immediately and enjoy!