3-Ingredient Clean Little Easter Eggs
Easter is certainly upon us! Everywhere I look I see eggs, bunnies, chicks and soooo (too?) much enticing chocolate. Of course we will be treating ourselves to some chocolate this Easter, but to even things up I have crafted a little frozen Easter treat made from just three ingredients - banana, yoghurt and berries - which is healthier and more nutritious that a chocolate Easter egg, but still feels a little indulgent.
In preparation for Easter I bought a silicone Easter egg mould a few weeks back, but If you're quick or if you’re an Amazon prime member you've probably got just enough time to order yourself a mould and get making. If not, don’t worry! Just use the recipe to make lollies or shapes in another mould, it’s just as fun.
Creating the eggs can be a bit fiddly, I’ll admit, but with practice you will have some amazing little eggs! I have chosen to do two-tone eggs, a combo of banana and raspberry, but if you want to make it simpler just stick with one flavour.
Once made, fill your Easter Egg cups with your favourite berries. They make a really fun Easter dessert or a special playful breakfast.
Ingredients to fill one mould which will make six egg halves:
- 1 banana, very ripe
- 100ml natural yoghurt
- a handful of fresh or frozen raspberries
To make the mixture for the moulds:
- Blend the banana and yoghurt together until smooth in a blender.
- Pour half the mixture into half of the egg moulds - don’t use too much! (See below, you will be hollowing our the egg soon.)
- Add the raspberries to remaining mixture, and blend again until the mixture is nice and pink.
- Fill the rest of the egg moulds with the pink mixture. The effect will be a two-tone egg when put together with the banana mixture.
To make the eggs hollow:
To make the eggs hollow you will need to cover the filled egg moulds with cling film and pour some dry rice or baking beans on top of each mould, pushing down gently to create the hollow egg without pushing the liquid over the edges. It is quite tricky to get the volume and cling film application right -the first time I didn’t use enough cling film and some rice ended up frozen into the eggs! But it is well worth it to get the hollow egg effect.
Place in the freezer for about four hours or over night until frozen.
To serve, remove egg moulds from the freezer and carefully remove the eggs from the mould. Fill each one with some fruit of your choice and top with another egg half to create a very special Easter Egg!
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter with your families.
Caroline & The Clean Little Tummies xxxx