Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Natural coloring is always the best way to make healthier Easter Eggs colorful and the results of vibrant and naturally beautiful.


Growing up I remember mom always using some kind of juice from berries or vegetables.


Now I have a fabulous list of tried and true ways to color those Easter eggs even with teas and certain spices.


Healthier and safe to eat and even some of the ingredients give the eggs a much nicer taste, especially using smoked paprika for the leftover eggs in egg salad, who would have thought?


Scroll down to the printable recipe card for dye suggestions.




Easter eggs crackled with natural dyes. Dying Easter eggs with plant colors and natural foods are much healthier for the hard boiled eggs . Eating them are healthy and pretty to look at.







Old Fashioned Egg Dyes are the best!



This is a vintage old-world tradition that goes back to over 5,000 years when Persians celebrated springtime with eggs colored with plant-based dyes.


There are so many dye-worthy ingredients on the market, I am sure you have had them dye your hands plenty of times, take note of those brilliant colors and use those natural beauties on Easter Eggs.


I have to admit beet juice and blueberry are my two favorites!


I have always loved how to make Crackle Eggs also as shown below.

They especially look awesome made into deviled eggs. Of course, you can make them without using food coloring. Try using beet juice and other natural ingredients to dye them with as well.



Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs blueberry juice


Some of the natural dye suggestions in the recipe card need longer steeping than others, it will be trial and error for stronger colors you will need more for instance, 2 tablespoon of paprika for an orange color or more.

All you do is put each natural kind of coloring into boiling water or use the cold method the longer you steep the eggs the stronger the colors some take more than 20 minutes.


Sometimes you have to boil the actual vegetables first to release the colors as I indicated below.


Just boil some eggs and use these suggestions below in the printable recipe card for coloring your eggs naturally.



Ingredients and Suggestions are in the Recipe Card Below for Coloring and Directions

  1. boiling water
  2. natural dye
  3. vinegar

Optional items: Tape, string, rubber bands, cheesecloth squares, natural beeswax crayons to create designs on eggs, and vegetable oil for an extra sheen.

blueberry natural dye for making Easter Eggs naturally dyed hard boiled eggs



I am sure there are many more. These are the ones I use to get blues, orange, brown, yellow, reds and purples.



Want to make deviled eggs with all your leftovers? Try my recipe










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Easter eggs crackled with natural dyes. Dying Easter eggs with plant colors and natural foods are much healthier for the hard boiled eggs . Eating them are healthy and pretty to look at




Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 13 MinCook time: 38 MinTotal time: 51 Min
Here is a natural way to make beautiful colorful Easter eggs using all food items to make a deep natural sheen. These are healthier and tips for designing.

Ingredients

  • Use a good amount of natural dye products for deeper colors
  • eggs white or brown ( brown eggs will vary in color)
  • Beet Juice straight
  • Raspberry Juice straight
  • Instant Coffee with boiling water
  • Cranberry Juice straight
  • Green Tea
  • Ground Turmeric Boiled
  • Red Cabbage Boiled (1/4 head boiled in 4 cups water with 1 teaspoon vinegar added)
  • Canned Blueberries using the juice and some boiling water
  • Grape Juice Straight
  • Chili Powder in Boiling water
  • Boiled Spinach Leaves 1 large bunch boiled for green
  • Boiled Carrots with Paprika
  • Cabernet Wine straight
  • Pomegranate Juice straight
  • Canned Cherries juice straight
  • Yellow Apple Peels 2 cup water Boiled some chopped fennel tops and 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • Black Tea Boiled
  • Red Onion Skins Boiled in 2 cups water with 3 teaspoons vinegar
  • Paprika use 2 tablespoons in 1 cup Boiled water 2 teaspoons white vinegar

Instructions

  1. Hot Dye Version:
  2. First place uncooked eggs in a deep saucepan.
  3. Add water above the eggs.  If using a bottled juice, fill 2-3 inches above eggs
  4. Add natural dye ingredients, 2 tablespoons vinegar per quart of water.
  5. Cover and bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and air dry.
  7. Cold Water Version:
  8. Simmer the dye for 30 minutes, then cool.
  9. Both hot and cold are done with the same ingredients (dye, water, and vinegar).
  10. Cool the liquid.
  11. .
  12. Add the eggs into the dye and let sit for at least 30 minutes.
  13. Carefully remove eggs with a slotted spoon and air dry.
  14. Decorating:
  15. Tie string or rubber bands on cold dyes around eggs before dyeing to create stripes.
  16. Draw designs on hot, warm, or cold hard-boiled eggs with crayons using a potholder to hold on to them.
  17. Crayon-covered eggs should only be dyed in cold dyes as the crayon wax will melt in hot liquids.
  18. Gently wipe dry dyed eggs with vegetable oil to give eggs an added gloss
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Easter eggs crackled with natural dyes. Dying Easter eggs with plant colors and natural foods are much healthier for the hard boiled eggs . Eating them are healthy and pretty to look at




10 comments

  1. Dear Claudia, Beautiful eggs.
    Wishing you a blessed and happy Easter my friend. xoxo Catherine

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  2. What a gorgeous blue color on the dyed eggs in your photo... I am amazed it is natural!

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  3. This is so smart! We try to stick to natural ways of coloring as much as possible and I love all these ideas.

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  4. How cool are these! I love the beautiful colour that you've used.

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  5. These are so effective!! I've never tried this. Gorgeous colour!

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  6. Those eggs look beautiful. I only tried onion skins to color eggs so thanks for so many new ideas!

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  7. I love this effekt and I have only måde with brown colour ( with tea) thankyou for sharing xx Misbah

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  8. I love this effekt and I have only måde with brown colour ( with tea) thankyou for sharing xx Misbah

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  9. I love this effekt and I have only måde with brown colour ( with tea) thankyou for sharing xx Misbah

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