Dye your own eggs for Easter

It’s super easy and a lot more fun to dye your own eggs for Easter. This way you can make them in any color that you like. And besides, I think these eggs are a lot prettier than the store bought colored eggs.
I gave mine a pastel colored look. I made them with three different colors, but you can also just use one color that matches your Easter brunch table setting!

I used food coloring to dye my eggs. You can also dye your eggs with natural ingredients, like spinach for green eggs and red cabbage for red/purple colored eggs. I used these food coloring jars as I already had them at home.

To dye your own eggs for Easter you’ll first have to boil the eggs. I boiled mine for 6 minutes so they’re a perfectly in between soft and hardboiled. Let the eggs cool off by puting them in cold water.
Put some lukewarm water in bowls and add a tablespoon of vinegar to each bowl. Put 2 or 3 drops of food coloring in each bowl. Add the eggs and leave them in for at least 1 hour.
You can check occassionally to see if they’re the right color for you. If you want them darker, you can leave them in longer.

The coloring only colors the shell, so your egg is still perfectly white inside.

You can keep the boiled eggs in your fridge for 4 to 7 days. The eggs are perfect for your Easter breakfast or brunch of course. But you can also eat them later that week on a sandwich with smashed avocado for example.

Click here for all my vegetarian and vegan Easter recipes.

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