Easter Sweet Potato Bunnies Print Recipe Print Recipe


Most people make Easter Bunny Cookies and I make Sweet Potato Bunnies. I mean, I can eat sweet potatoes like it’s candy, so it’s allllmost the same thing. Okay, maybe not, but whatever.

Since I missed last weeks Wednesday for Wee Ones, I thought I’d give you a festive one today. If you’re trying to find ways to be festive this easter, but without the lots of sugar, then this could be your answer. It’s super easy too. Since the sweet potatoes are tough to cut through, it’s easiest to bake a few minutes before cutting them out with a cookie cutter.

You could also do this with yukon gold potatoes or even make bunny polenta cakes. Who says cookie cutters are just for cookies? Probably no one.



Sweet Potato Bunnies, Gluten-free



  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt
*You’ll need a Bunny Cookie Cutter – can find them at target, sur la table or other baking supply stores


Preheat oven 415 degrees F. Line baking sheet with foil, set aside.

Cut the sweet potatoes, lengthwise about 1/2-inch thick. Place the cut slices on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt, toss to coat.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until soft enough, remove from the oven and carefully cut out the bunnies with the cookie cutter. note: may need to let cool before cutting.

Place back into the oven and continue baking for another 20-30 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and slightly roasted.

Remove and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving to the wee ones.



*gluten-free *dairy-free





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  • caroline | chocolate & carrots

    What a great idea! Definitely making these for Liam next year! 😀

  • http://twitter.com/HBHarvest HalfBakedHarvest

    Great idea! These are so cute!

  • Liz DellaCroce

    Ok these are the cutest things I’ve ever seen!!!

  • http://twitter.com/E2gather Sheila

    My kids love sweet potatoes! What a great idea 😉 or should I say scrumptious idea!!

  • Heidi @foodiecrush

    Well aren’t these cute! The cookie cutter should be every mama’s friend.

  • Deborah Bateman

    Thanks for sharing. What a cute idea. If you get a chance stop by my blog and check out some of my family favorite recipes at: deborah-bateman.blogspot.com


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  • marla

    Oh are these bunnies fun + they look so tasty!

  • http://profiles.google.com/birdietobe Jessica Marquez

    These are obviously the cutest things ever!

  • http://twitter.com/betsylife Betsy

    So Cute! My nephew would love these

  • http://twitter.com/bakeat350tweets bridget edwards

    I am totally and completely smitten with these!!!

  • http://twitter.com/DessertForTwo Christina

    I’m sorry, but these are just sooooo cute! Do I have to be wee to eat them all? 😉

  • Katy @ KatysKitchen

    I’ve just gotta say, these are too adorable for words! Why is that food just tastes so much better when cut in cute shapes?

  • Kimberly

    I definitely think replacing the olive oil with melted coconut oil or butter and sprinkling cinnamon and nutmeg on the lil bunnies will make them the perfect sweet treat!

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    This would be great and delicious, I would like to try some for my kids

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