50 Easter Brunch Ideas That Are Quick, Easy and Festive
It’s Easter Sunday: This is not the time for soggy cereal and toast. If you’re celebrating the day with brunch (you know, in between the holiday crafts and copious amounts of candy), might we suggest one of these 50 Easter brunch ideas? They’re festive and spring-y—think kale quiche, feta tart and carrot cake doughnuts—while still being ridiculously easy to prepare, which means you’ll have plenty of time for an egg hunt.
1. Broiled Citrus Ricotta Toast
Regular old buttered toast just won’t cut it on a holiday, but add a schmear of ricotta and honey-soaked citrus and now we’re talking.
2. Classic Banana Bread
We’ve found the perfect use for those sad, sagging bananas you’ve been “saving” on your counter for weeks.
3. Sweet Potato, Bacon and Broccoli Egg Muffins
Want to shake things up? Swap the veggies for whatever you have. Just don’t skip the bacon.
4. Poached Egg with Frisée and Arugula Salad
This feels like a fancy restaurant salad even though it’s super easy to pull off in your own kitchen. (Just don’t tell anyone that.)
5. French Toast Sticks
Sure, you could serve these with maple syrup. But we think our honey-vanilla dipping sauce is also worth a try.
6. Avocado Deviled Eggs
We really do like green eggs, at least when they’re these delicious bites.
7. Skillet Blueberry Cornbread
If a coffee cake and cornbread had a very tasty, crumb-topped baby, this would be it.
8. Sheet-Pan Pancakes with Chocolate Chips
It’s Easter and you don’t have time to flip pancakes while everyone hunts for eggs. With this sheet-pan wonder, you don’t have to flip a thing.
9. Veggie Niçoise Salad with Red Curry Green Beans
Come for the tender potatoes; stay for the impeccably cooked hard-boiled eggs.
10. Cherry Tomato Galette with Garlic and Herbs
This is like a fancy pizza that got dressed up in its Sunday best. (Psst: The crust is store-bought puff pastry.)
11. Doughnut Muffins
The only thing tastier than a dozen doughnuts? A dozen of these fluffy, sugary treats.
13. Glazed Blueberry Cake
Cake for breakfast? We wouldn’t dare. Cake for brunch, on the other hand…
14. Tempeh Bacon Bagels
Even non-vegans will gobble up these breakfast sammies.
15. Chocolate Banana Bread Babka
She is beauty, she is grace and she is positively going to steal the brunch show.
16. Breakfast Caprese with Soft-Boiled Eggs
Salad for breakfast is a thing, guys. And it’s better than you’d expect.
17. Deviled Eggs, Three Ways
What will it be, roasted garlic, sriracha or capers? (The correct answer is all three.)
18. Eggs Benedict with Easy Hollandaise Sauce
The secret to making rich, creamy homemade hollandaise lies with your blender.
19. Sheet Pan Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Dill
We’ll be the first to admit that cooking eggs for a crowd isn’t the easiest task. Enter this one-pan wonder, which happens to pair splendidly with a mimosa.
20. Nutella Pancakes
Slathering chocolate-hazelnut spread on top of a stack is fine, but we much prefer to stuff it inside. You know, for effect.
21. Eggs in a Basket
Since the entire dish is baked in the oven, you can quickly assemble and let it cook while you sip coffee and catch up with guests (or dip into the hidden Easter baskets).
22. Citrus, Fennel and Avocado Salad
You know how on Easter it’s usually freezing, raining or snowing? Thank God we have citrus to remind us of the sunny days to come.
23. Beet and Goat Cheese Tart
A good cook always has a little frozen puff pastry hidden up her sleeve…er…in her freezer.
24. Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls
Store-bought dough will shave hours off the prep time. Tell everyone you’ve been up since 4 a.m.
25. Green Shakshuka
The original is made with tomato sauce, but we like to mix things up every once in a while. (We never skip the crusty bread for dipping, though.)
26. Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Frittata
Drop everything into the slow cooker the night before, then wake up to brunch ready and waiting for you.
27. Mini Carrot Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
28. Cherry-Almond Baked Oatmeal
Oatmeal is usually reserved for weekdays. This baked version, however, is special enough to serve to a crowd.
29. Monkey-Bread Danish
Cinnamon streusel, meet cream cheese filling. You’re going to be best friends, we can tell.
30. Bacon-Wrapped Eggs
When it comes to entertaining, we’d be lost without our muffin tin. These babies are going to disappear the minute you pull them out of the oven.
31. Waffle-Iron Sweet Potato Hash Browns
The ratio of crispy to soft is going to rock your world. (The three-item ingredient list will too.)
32. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Muffins
They’ll think you made regular old muffins until they take a bite.
33. Roasted Potato Galette with Crème Fraîche and Smoked Salmon
We’ve never met a potato recipe we didn’t like, but this one takes the cake. Pile it high with all the fixings and wait for the oohs and ahhs.
34. Kale Quiche with Cheddar-Rice Crust
The easiest way to get your requisite greens is to bake them into a pie.
35. Carrot Cake Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Glaze
Is it breakfast or dessert? All we know is that it’s delicious, no matter when you eat it.
36. Whole-Wheat Feta Tart with Caramelized Onions and Herbs
The easy press-in crust and quick filling make this impressive savory pie a no-brainer addition to your spread.
37. Spicy Orange-Honey Glazed Ham
Glazed ham for brunch? On Easter, it’s fair game. Green eggs optional, Sam I Am.
38. Sunday Morning French Toast
It’s a classic with the best kind of twist: A whole batch is made in one pan, so you can skip the frying-slices-at-the-stove thing.
39. Johnnycakes with Rhubarb and Sour Cherries
Rhubarb season will be gone in the blink of an eye, so take advantage if you’re fortunate enough to get your hands on some.
40. Maple Candied Bacon
Sweet and salty is our favorite flavor combination.
41. Joanna Gaines’s Asparagus and Fontina Quiche
It’s not a real brunch until a gorgeously flaky quiche hits the table.
42. Giant Cinnamon Roll
You have two options here: Slice it into pieces and plate it like a fancy-pants, or set out forks and let everyone dive right in.
43. Asparagus, Pea and Ricotta Tarts
Spring produce + store-bought puff pastry = the crowd-pleaser that looks much more sophisticated (and time-consuming) than it is.
44. Quiche with Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Crust
We guarantee at least one person at the table won’t be eating gluten. Luckily, this will please the whole guest list.
45. Mini Citrus Monkey Bread
They’re even better than the ones from that upscale bakery down the street.
46. Everything Bagel Tomato Galettes
Quick, easy, cute and ready to eat straight out of the oven. You might want to make a double batch.
47. Layered Smoked Salmon Dip with Mini Bagel Chips
Everything tastes better when it’s three times smaller, even bagels and lox. This also takes ten minutes to put together, so everybody wins.
48. The Best Potatoes au Gratin Ever
If you’re going the savory route, we highly recommend something cheesy or potato-y. If it checks both boxes, even better.
49. Sheet Tray Pancakes with Peaches and Strawberries
You can swap the fruit for whatever looks best at the farmers market.
50. Slow-Cooked Salmon
Not everyone is a ham person. We get it. Serve them a fancy (yet secretly easy) fillet of salmon instead.