80 Brunch Recipes That Will Make This Easter Your Best Yet (2024)

Fuel up for that egg hunt!

By Camille Lowder and Mackenzie Filson
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We'll tell it like it is: If you aren't a big fan of candy, don't have kids (meaning no or visits with the Easter Bunny), and don't want to have a big to-do for dinner, you might think Easter isn't for you. But must we remind you about Easter brunch?! Getting to sleep in and then make an event out of the combination of lunch and breakfast? It’s truly the best of both worlds—it’s a combination of the two meals, of course, but also a mix of savory and sweet fare, so everyone can find something to enjoy (even if it's just the mimosas!). Whether you’re serving a crowd or are having a low-key, smaller Easter, this list of 80 Easter bunny-approved brunch ideas is for you.

While cereal and oatmeal are great for weekdays, a special weekend meal calls for pulling out all the stops. This means more involved dishes like cinnamon rolls, pancakes, and French toast. We’ve got lots of recipes for you, including some shortcut ones, like overnight French toast (no need to get up early!) or overnight cinnamon rolls (great for serving a crowd). Now that you’ve got your sweets, round out your brunch table with some savory options too. Our classic quiche or a breakfast casserole like our everything bagel casserole or our are go-tos for a reason, and couldn't be easier to make. Bonus: They're both great dishes to serve when you want to serve eggs without having to make them to everyone’s preference.

Whatever you make, the key is variety: Try and hit a mix of carbs, protein, and veggies for the best brunch spread ever. And don’t forget the Easter co*cktails—no brunch is complete without mimosas and other springy drinks! Want more Easter inspiration? Check out our Easter lunch and Easter dinner ideas too.

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Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes

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Pancakes exist in many, many forms depending where you’re from or what you like: Dutch- or German-style sweet pancakes are a culmination of basic ingredients that turn into a cakey custard. And we love our classic skillet Dutch baby, but we’re also very into the mini versions as well, especially since they still have that iconic well that is perfect for filling with jams, preserves, fruits, and whipped cream.

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Breakfast Strata

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This healthy dish will fuel you and your family up for the Easter egg hunt. Your kids will be so into the sausage, eggs, and bread here, they won't even notice we snuck in some mushrooms and spinach too. Feel free to swap the fontina for Gruyère or white cheddar instead.

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

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If you can't get enough of carrot cake this time of year (us too!), these pancakes are for you. They're fluffy, well spiced, and full of toasted walnuts and carrots for a sweet sweet Easter morning.

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Eggs Benedict

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If your go-to brunch order is eggs Benny, you might be surprised to learn how easy it is to make this classic egg dish at home. With a simple blender hollandaise sauce, crispy golden Canadian bacon, and runny poached eggs, this is the best way to make restaurant-quality eggs Benedict in less than 20 minutes.

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Strawberry Pound Cake

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Classic pound cake gets an upgrade with swirls of strawberry jam throughout and iced with tangy strawberry glaze. This streamlined recipe relies on a few crucial ingredients to maximize the flavor while the method remains extremely simple.

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Crispy Hash Brown-Crusted Bacon & Cheddar Quiche

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The classic combo of bacon, egg, and cheese gets a #glowup with this delectable breakfast recipe. We decided to take the humble sammie and turn it into a silky quiche, then take it one step further with a crispy hash brown crust.

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Easter Bunny Twists

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Made with store-bought puff pastry and a quick cinnamon sugar filling, these adorable bunny-shaped pastries will delight everyone at your Easter brunch buffet. Oh, and did we mention the cream cheese frosting bunny tails?

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Quiche

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Quiche is a perennial fave in the canon of classic brunch dishes, and this version is the best. Soft, creamy filling studded with ham, chives, and Gruyère rests inside a crunchy, buttery pie crust to create the breakfast of your dreams.

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Lemon Rolls

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If cinnamon rolls went on vacation, they'd be these lemon rolls. These pillows of cream cheese-covered sunshine are stuffed with a lemon curd filling that’s studded with ground cardamom and grated ginger, making this a treat everyone will want a piece of this Easter.

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Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls

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If you’re looking for the easiest sweet treat to make for your Easter brunch, look no further than these adorable bunnies. All you need are store-bought canned cinnamon rolls to make these bunny-shaped treats that are as fun to decorate as they are to eat.

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Asparagus Quiche

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Finding ways to use asparagus when it's in season becomes top priority. Using it in a quiche is one of our favorite ways; just take a look at this perfect-for-spring recipe!

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Lemon-Blueberry Puff Pastry Tart

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With a lemon cream cheese base, jammy blueberries, and a crunchy crumble, this tart is absolutely perfect. Best part? It's SO easy to through together, thanks to puff pastry.

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Peter Cottontail Pancakes

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These adorable pancakes might seem tricky, until you break down the basic shapes: one palm-sized pancake (the body), two oval silver dollar ones (the feet), and one medium-sized circle with two ears coming off it (the head). Use Nutella—or even peanut butter—to make the pads of the paws, and a little swirl of whipped cream for the tail, and you're all set!

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14

Pinwheel Sandwiches

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These pinwheels are easy to assemble, look great on a platter, and are ideal for an Easter party. To make them, you'll layer flour tortillas with ranch-flavored mayonnaise, sliced cheese, deli meats, and lettuce. All that's left to do is roll them up tightly and slice. See, simple!

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15

Brunch Lasagna

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Make this hearty make-ahead breakfast casserole for your next indulgent breakfast get-together (Galentine's Day, perhaps?!) and get ready to make it again and again. With a crispy hash brown topping, sweet & savory breakfast sausage, creamy eggs, and melted cheese, this casserole is like a classic diner breakfast all rolled into one dish.

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Lemon Blueberry Babka

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A traditional babka is a braided, sweet yeasted bread filled with chocolate. This summery take is filled with a blueberry sauce and topped in an easy lemon glaze. The twisted bread is striking, with its bright purply-blue swirls throughout. If lemon blueberry is one of your favorite pairings (us too), this needs to be at the top of your list. Our classic lemon blueberry bread should be next!

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17

Rhubarb Cake

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Rhubarb is strikingly beautiful, and this cake shows it off well. The stalks bake right into the cake, becoming soft and jammy, and are surrounded by a crunchy sugary crust. It’s quick and simple–more like a snacking or breakfast cake–meaning you can eat it with your hands (while the kids Easter egg hunt, perhaps?).

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5-Ingredient Almond Croissant

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It's true, homemade croissants aren't the quickest or easiest choice. Until now. For a more convenient approach, we made one giant croissant out of store-bought puff pastry. Only using 5 ingredients, you still get an almond-filled, shatteringly crisp pastry that makes serving a crowd super-simple.

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Lemon Blueberry Dutch Baby

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A Dutch baby is a big puffy and custardy pancake that is baked in the oven, making its edges and top crispy while the center stays soft. This one is made extra special with some blueberries, which burst and get a little jammy while baking. Spread some lemon curd on top for the perfect spring brunch dish.

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Potato Chip Frittata

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For added crunch, we loaded this frittata with potato chips. We went with sour cream & onion, but feel free to sub in your own favorite flavor! Don't forget to top with chives, sour cream, and even more chips to really make this frittata a next-level breakfast.

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