Easter truly feels like the start of spring: time to pull out your favorite pastels, celebrate the sunshine, and consume far too many sweets. It’s also the perfect time to give thanks for our loved ones—and what better way to celebrate family than gathering around the table for brunch? That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best Easter brunch recipes so you can enjoy this quintessential spring holiday in delicious style.
Whether you’re a sweet or savory brunch kind of person, we’ve got you covered. So, kick off your spring with joy, gratitude, and a few of these delicious recipes on the table. It’s never too early to start planning your Easter menu, so give one of these Easter brunch recipes a whirl and save the rest for weekends to come.
Blueberry Pancakes With Ricotta and Orange from Drizzle and Dip
Have you ever seen anything more mouth-watering than these delicious pancakes? Blueberries and oranges infuse them with a sweet, springy taste without being overwhelmingly sugary. The ricotta and Greek yogurt give them a rich, fluffy, and creamy consistency that elevates this recipe from your everyday pancake. You just might have to make a double batch.
Deviled Eggs with Brisket and Herbs from Camille Styles
Put a spin on the usual deviled eggs with the unexpected addition of brisket. Think of it as a repackaged steak and eggs breakfast—a cuter, bite-sized, and Easter-friendly version.
Brunch Frittata from Camille Styles
Frittatas are always a crowd-pleaser and easy to throw together, making it the ideal brunch dish. This recipe kicks it up a notch with hearty ingredients like sausage, fingerling potatoes, and bacon while still keeping it seasonal and fresh with spinach, basil, green onions, and cherry tomatoes. It’s an elegant take on the foolproof frittata.
Gluten-Free Spring Lemon-Herb Popovers from Boulder Locavore
Popovers just feel extra festive, don’t they? This gluten-free Easter brunch recipe is a must-try if you or anyone at your table has dietary restrictions. They’re so light, airy, and custardy that you’d never know they are G-free.
Blueberry Lemon Thyme Smash from Half-Baked Harvest
Please excuse us as we make a pitcher of this perfect springtime cocktail. It’s a refreshing and visually stunning little drink made with fruits you likely have at home and a dash of tequila and St. Germain. It’s also the kind of cocktail that is flexible enough to withstand substitutions if you have any particular preferences or want to adjust the basic ingredients as the season’s change.
Vegan Risotto With Miso and Spring Vegetables from Minimalist Baker
Don’t be daunted by the fact that this recipe is vegan because this risotto is as rich and creamy as any full-dairy version we’ve tried. Olive oil and vegan parmesan work beautifully as alternatives in this recipe, and the umami of the miso gives this risotto a deep, rich flavor.
Spring Quiche With Butternut Squash, Peas, and Feta from Desserts for Breakfast
Despite its inherent simplicity, a beautiful quiche always feels like a grand affair. A good Easter brunch recipe will be just as aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious, and this spring quiche fits the bill. An abundance of peas, squash, and feta come together for a truly tasty meal. We promise we won’t tell if you use a store-bought crust instead of making your own.
Carrot Cake Coffee Cake from Pinch of Yum
Both carrot cake and coffee cake are divine on their own, so the combination of the two makes for a decadent and scrumptious brunch treat. It’s dense, cinnamon-y, and has a swoon-worthy streusel topping, making it the best of both worlds.
Rustic Rhubarb, Almond, and Honey Tart from The Bojon Gourmet
If you’re a little intimidated by rhubarb but have always wanted to try it out, then this tart from The Bojon Gourmet is the perfect way to dip your toes into the water. They’re simply halved lengthwise, laid over the almond paste, and drizzled with honey and powdered sugar. The rhubarb’s sojourn in the oven leaves them melty and tender—you won’t even need a knife and fork to enjoy.
Bright Spring Salad from Love and Lemons
Make sure everyone gets their greens in with this light and refreshing salad. The radishes give it a pop of color, seasonal ingredients like asparagus and peas make it a very spring-y dish, and the roasted chickpeas give this almost entirely veggie salad a nice crunch. Use it as a side salad this Easter and then add it to your lunchtime repertoire for the rest of the season.
Croque Madame Toasts from Spoon Fork Bacon
Whip up a mornay sauce, smear toast with mustard, and top with thinly sliced ham, cheese, and egg then toss these toasts into the oven for a decadent Easter treat. It’s an uncomplicated way to bring this classic French breakfast sandwich to your brunch table.
Honey Roasted Carrots With Spicy Citrus, Sage, and Pepitas from Camille Styles
This sophisticated side dish is a textural delight. The sweet carrots juxtaposed with spicy orange glaze and the crunchy pepitas make for a rich, herbaceous bite. You’ll want to bookmark this recipe for Easter and beyond, as you can easily sub the carrots for other veggies as the seasons change.
Sticky Buns With Pecans Recipe from Oh, Sweet Basil
Get a head start on brunch the night before with these sticky and sweet cinnamon buns. There is a bit of prep time, however. Once you make the sticky bun dough, then you have to let it sit in a warm place until it’s doubled in size. But, there are few things as satisfying as a good cinnamon roll, and these definitely won’t disappoint. Add them to your Easter brunch recipes list and prepare for “oohs” and “ahhs” come Easter morning.
Grapefruit Brûlée With Black Pepper by Drizzle and Dip
How decadent is this simple grapefruit brûlée recipe? It’s so unexpected and unique that it is practically audacious. No one at your Easter brunch will see this tart citrus dish coming, in the best way possible. Even if you’re not typically a grapefruit lover, you’re going to want to give it a whirl. The combination of the golden, scorched sugar and black pepper gives the grapefruit an unexpected flavor you’d expect from a Michelin-starred restaurant, not a family meal.
Easter Brunch Fruit Smoothies from Camille Styles
A layered fruit smoothie may look fanciful, but it really couldn’t be simpler to make. Keep things fresh and sweet with these super customizable smoothies that will make even the pickiest eaters happy. It’s the best way to sneak in a few greens without complaint and is an easy drink to enjoy while enjoying the morning if you’d rather not be tied to the kitchen.
What are your favorite Easter brunch recipes? Share the link or details with us below.
This post was originally published on March 28, 2015, and has since been updated.
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