With Easter and springtime celebrations just around the corner, now is the perfect time to brush up your brunch menu. Here are 15 sweet, savory, and oh-so-good Easter brunch recipes to guarantee an event worth remembering.
1. Ham & Cheese Brunch Bake
Forget your traditional Easter ham (or make some room alongside it), because this ham & cheese brunch bake hits all the breakfast spots. Gooey with ham, eggs and cheese, with unending herb and veggie options, this has people-pleaser written all over it.
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3. Strawberry Sweet Rolls
While nothing beats a good old-fashioned cinnamon roll, these irresistible strawberry variations may just earn a permanent spot on the breakfast line-up. Featuring ripe berries, juicy preserves, and the perfect glaze, these are the best of both breakfast AND dessert.
4. Cheesy Bacon Quiche
A bistro brunch essential, this cheesy bacon quiche will bring even the pickiest of eaters to the table for seconds. Quiche (or its cousin quiche Lorraine) is fast and easy to make, and the best part is you can pretty much use any ingredients you have on hand, from cured meats to veggies and various cheeses.
5. Carrot Fritters
These vegetarian, gluten-free fritters are typically described as a meeting between latkes and pancakes. Gold and crispy on the outside, these are fantastic when dipped in the suggested yogurt or served as a side dish alternative.
6. Overnight French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup
For those with a little extra time to spare, this decadent Southern delight is sure to be a showstopper at your Easter brunch. Although you’ll need to assemble and chill everything at least 8 hours before serving, the good news is the ingredients are probably already in your pantry or easy to find–booze optional, of course!
7. Ham-and-Cheese Waffles
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The ham and cheese sandwich gets a breakfast do-over with this impossibly good waffle spin. Furthermore, you can finally get your savory AND sweet on, as a little cranberry syrup lends just the right amount of sweetness while cutting through some of the starch.
8. Spring Vegetable Frittata
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A frittata is a delicious, decidedly pic-worthy breakfast choice on any given day, but this spring-inspired veggie frittata is sure to earn you legit bragging rights. An ideal choice for vegetarians or those who’d prefer something on the lighter side, you can’t go wrong with this healthy Easter entree.
9. Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes
The pineapple upside-down cake may seem like a relic from the retro past but these pancakes prove that some classics just need a modern counterpart! Those with a sweet tooth will love this dream between breakfast and dessert, and any leftover batter can be saved for pineapple upside-down muffins.
10. Crockpot Casserole
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Slow cookers favor heavily in holiday fare, and we’d be remiss not to include at least one crock pot-friendly Easter dish. Featuring all your breakfast favorites, from sausage to hash browns and plenty of veggie options, this casserole can be assembled and set to go before bed, ensuring a very fine Easter morning.
11. Cheesy Ham, Corn, and Grits Bake Recipe
This country-inspired comfort food dish lends a nostalgic touch to your Easter brunch spread, reminding us that good food never goes out of style.
12. Banana Bread Waffles
Banana bread has yet to fall out of favor, and such a cozy classic is hardly a stranger at the breakfast table. This spring why not spruce up your Easter brunch with a batch of banana bread pancakes, chocolate chips optional?
13. Monkey Bread Muffins
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Banana bread isn’t the only fan favorite getting a springtime boost, and these monkey bread muffins are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. Easy to prepare and fast-baking, these are a fuss-free treat to surprise guests with.
14. Breakfast Sausage Meatballs with Apple Butter Dipping Sauce Recipe
These meatballs are almost too good for words, so we trust you’ll take us at ours when we insist this is a not-to-be-missed brunch addition. Your friends and family won’t get enough of these savory sausage morsels dipped in their rich apple butter, so make you set some aside for yourself!
15. Easter Bread
No Easter brunch would be complete without a nod to this time-honored tradition. Easter bread continues to be served in Greek, Italian and Eastern European Easter celebrations, and is a wonderful way to share a multicultural connection this spring.
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Easter is a way to bring loved ones together and celebrate the hope and renewal of spring, and what better way to celebrate than with your own Easter brunch? From quintessential classics like bacon and eggs to sweet pastry fusions like banana bread and waffles, all the breakfasts musts get their turn on this updated brunch menu.
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