Brunch. Some people live for it. A beautiful invention of modern times, it's sort of a free-for-all of all things delicious, combining our favorite foods from breakfast, lunch, and plenty of sweets, and presenting them in a way that makes them totally appropriate to eat in the early-to-midday.
Easter brunch occurs on Easter Sunday and can be enjoyed in the early morning hours before you and your loved ones start your Easter festivities or it can be enjoyed in the midday or early afternoon so that your family and friends can fuel up before or after the big Easter egg hunt. Easter brunch is usually a casual family affair centered around a buffet of indulgent foods from sweet eats to more savory treats, but any menu can be made more elegant depending on your brunch needs. Be sure to serve a few vegan and vegetarian options for your guests with specific dietary preferences.
Easter brunch is usually buffet-style and can be held either indoors or outdoors. Set up a casual brunch buffet by utilizing a large table outside and lay out an assortment of these yummy treats for a brunch filled with sunshine and good eats, or you can lay out your brunch buffet on your kitchen counters or on your kitchen island and allow your guests to help themselves as they mingle. Easter brunch can also be held in your formal dining room and it can be used as an excuse to dig out your prettiest plates for an elegant feast the whole family will love. Pile your prettiest plates high with an assortment of these recipes and serve your guests family-style by allowing them to just pass-the-plate when they need a refill.
The main goal of pulling off an exquisite Easter brunch is to keep it simple. Layout a plain white or pastel tablecloth. Add some mason jars, pickle jars, or other kinds of jars, and reuse them by cleaning off their labels, then using them as vases. Use either one type of flower in muted tones or one muted color of several types of flowers. Fill the mason jars with water and arrange the flowers casually for an easy decoration that is sure to make your brunch buffet pop. Consider going to your local nursery and planting various succulents in mason jars or other colorful containers, using them as decorations, then allowing your guests to take them home as an Easter memento.
A good way to begin planning your Easter brunch feast is by picking one main drink recipe, one savory recipe, and one sweet recipe, so that you can provide an assortment of yummy dishes for your family and friends. It is suggested that you include freshly brewed coffee and the juice of your choice as a base for you drink table making sure to also feature one specialty drink for your guests to enjoy. Keep it as simple as possible so that you can mingle with your guests and not be tied-up in the kitchen the whole time. Add more recipes depending on how large of a crowd you are expecting and be sure to get the kids involved, small hands love to mix recipes and help form dough, which can help you multi-task while preparing your family meal.
Whether your thing is cake, sandwich-turned-casserole, or just good ol' eggs, bacon, and biscuits in hand-held form, we've roped together some over our favorite brunch munches from across Key Ingredient to inspire your best not-quite-breakfast-not-quite-lunch brunch! Mix and match these recipes to create the perfect brunch spread for your Easter brunch feast. Whether you need easy-peasy recipes or something a little more elaborate, we have included everything from kid-friendly recipes, casual brunch eats, and fancy brunch recipes.
Iced Nutella Coffee utilizes everyone's favorite chocolate-hazelnut spread, Nutella, to create a sweet, iced coffee drink that is sure to wake up all of your guests. Serve this beverage at your Easter brunch for a sure-fire beverage that all of your guests are going to love.
Spice up your Easter brunch with this recipe for Spicy Sangre Blood Orange Margaritas. Filled with the vibrant flavors of zesty blood orange, fresh jalapeño, and everyone's favorite liquor, silver tequila, this recipe is sure to get the party started.
This non-alcoholic punch is great for the whole family, but of course, the grown-ups can choose to spruce theirs up with their favorite hooch of choice. Vodka would make these like dressed up mimosas, or simply substitute Champagne for ginger ale. Prepare this recipe is a pitcher or punch bowl, provide a bucket of ice, and assorted glasses on a separate table so your guests can just help themselves.
This recipe is perfect for any first-time brunch hosts because you can make these pancakes the night before or up to three months ahead of time and keep them in your freezer until you are ready to eat them. This easy recipe can be dressed up with flavored maple syrup, fresh fruit and whipped cream, or just served the classic way with butter and syrup.
This is one of those recipes that, when you read the ingredients list, you realize it can't not be absolutely delicious. Sweet figs, salty pancetta, rich, tangy goat cheese, ciabatta, onions, Parmesan, nutmeg, and thyme combine to make a brunch casserole for the history books.
There's something irresistibly cute about mini pancakes. Topped with a dollop of Champagne mascarpone and fresh orange zest, you can't so no to these little guys and they will look absolutely stunning on your brunch buffet spread. These vegetarian sweet-treats are sure to impress your guests! Get the kids in the kitchen to help you make and stack these little gems.
Because French toast wasn't already decadent enough. This brunch favorite does require soaking the bread overnight, which means it will be ready for you to make right before your guests arrive. Make-ahead dishes like this one are perfect for brunches and parties because most of the preparation occurs the night before.
Although the combination of turkey, Swiss cheese, strawberry compote, and powdered sugar may sound odd to the uninitiated, those who have tasted the wonders of the Monte Cristo sandwich understand its allure. Do yourself a favor and make this insanely tasty brunch casserole for your Easter brunch feast.
A go-to when serving guests, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls make putting together this shareable brunch ring a snap. You'll be a brunch hero when this beauty comes out of the oven—remember, not all heroes wear capes, and our favorite ones wear aprons. Get the kids involved by allowing them to help you form this savory brunch wreath!
Ahh, the timeless pairing of cinnamon and apples. Refrigerated biscuits make this sweet brunch bake incredibly easy to put together—just mix the filling ingredients together, top with torn biscuit pieces in a baking dish, and bake. You can substitute fresh apples for apple pie filling if you want to make this dish even easier to make.
Beignets are heavenly fried bites of dough, like the lightest, best donut holes you've ever had, and they are usually dusted with powdered sugar. Fresh lemon zest and a bit of brandy take these over the top making this recipe the bright pop of citrus flavor your brunch celebration needs. The kids will love helping your form these balls of dough before you fry them.
This recipe is as easy to make as it is delicious, made from pre-packaged biscuit dough, your favorite sliced ham, and fresh eggs, this recipe comes together in no time to feed all of your hungry guests. Make this recipe with assorted sauteed vegetables instead of ham for a vegetarian main course the whole family will enjoy and don't forget to get the kids involved, they will love helping you make these hand-held noshes.
Don't have time to make dough from scratch in the morning? No problem—you can make this whole recipe ahead of time and bake it when you wake up. Thyme, fresh lemon zest, and a healthy dose of butter will convince you that these are worth the effort, especially when compared to regular store-bought cinnamon rolls.
Ah, the brunch cake--the perfect excuse to eat dessert for breakfast, what a beautiful invention of modern times. Strawberry preserves and cream cheese give this crumbly cake its distinctive flavors, and almond slices baked on top create a nice crunchy contrast. Serve this with fresh coffee for a sweet treat all of your guests will enjoy.
These vegan-friendly matcha green tea cupcakes are the perfectly cute, sweet treats that everyone will love. Filled with the flavors of vibrant matcha green tea and topped with a sweet and creamy icing, these dainty little treats are sure to get your guests into the Easter brunch spirit.
This ooey, gooey, jalapeño and cheese grits casserole is the most delicious vegetarian main course for your Easter brunch that everyone is sure to enjoy. Serve this recipe as is or make it extra decadent with the addition of salsa and sour cream, yum! Want to make meaty? Just added crisped bacon or cooked breakfast sausage for a girts casserole all the meat-lovers are sure to rave about.
This luscious chocolate mousse is guaranteed to be loved by vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores alike. Filled with the rich flavors of cocoa and healthy ingredients, such as, chia seeds, almond butter, and avocado, this recipe allows you and your guests to indulge without feeling guilty. Get the kiddos in the kitchen to help you mix up these magical treats!
Filled with Italian meats and cheese, all encased in a beautifully flaky crust, the tradition behind this pie is that it is made the day before and enjoyed at noon on Easter to symbolize the end of the Lenten fast. This recipe is one of the Brown-Eyed Baker's own traditional family recipes and is sure to be a delicious savory pie at your Easter celebration.
There is nothing quite like scratch-made, fluffy, fresh-out-of-the-oven biscuits. This recipe is easy, delicious, and yields the fluffiest biscuits you've ever had the privilege of eating, so dive on into to these pillowy delights and be sure to pair them with creamy, white, black-peppered gravy!
This recipe is super easy, straight-forward, and guarantees you a deliciously rich and creamy white gravy perfect to smother fluffy biscuits in or really anything else that will benefit from being smothered in creamy gravy. This recipe is courtesy of Stockpiling Moms, who has perfected this specific recipe through trial and error so that you can make the perfect gravy with ease.
Now you have everything you need to make the perfect Easter brunch spread. Be sure to check out our other Easter articles for more ideas and recipes to help you celebrate Easter with a feast! Need ideas for your Easter dessert table? Want to include a traditional Easter bread into your Easter festivities this year? Need to make the best Easter dinner this year? Or do you just want to know everything you can about Easter eggs and how to use leftovers? We've got you covered.
Stockpiling Moms is made up of the friend duo of Melissa and Shelley who after years of making their communities a better place, decided to take their talents to the internet, thus creating and expanding their positive influences to reach all of their followers.
The Brown-Eyed Baker accredits her talent for baking from inheriting her grandmother's baking genetics. She lives by the mantra that there's nothing wrong with eating dessert first and she wants to share her love of cooking comfort food and baking delicious desserts with all of her avid followers.