35 Irresistible Easter Brunch Recipes

Kick-start the spring holiday with one of these scrumptious Easter recipe ideas. Whether you crave sweet stacks of pancakes or a slice of savory quiche, these Easter brunch recipes will surely please (and make the perfect appetizer for those Easter-basket chocolates!).

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    Veggie Skillet Biscuits

    Satisfyingly crunchy on the bottom yet buttery and moist at the core, these cheddar-spiked biscuits bake right in a cast-iron skillet.

    Easter Recipe Tip: Slice in half and stuff with ham for a handheld Easter brunch idea.

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    Baked Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit

    Use seasonal fruit (in spring, mango or strawberries) to top this sweet breakfast casserole.

    Easter Recipe Tip: Prepare the oatmeal base the evening before, chill overnight, then bake for 45 minutes while the kids search for Easter eggs.

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    Mini Cinnamon-Sugar Donuts

    Start your Easter brunch on a sweet note by setting out a plate of itty-bitty donuts as an appetizer. Because they're baked instead of fried, you won't feel weighed down before the main course.

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    Olive Oil Cake with Roasted Citrus

    Expand your cake horizons by baking with olive oil, rosemary, and citrus. It's an unexpectedly delectable dessert combination.

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    Roasted Leg of Lamb

    Make brunch the main meal of the day by serving this hearty entree as the centerpiece of your Easter brunch menu. Don't be intimidated: This lamb entree is as easy as 1. Rubbing with herbs, 2. Roasting, and 3. Allowing to rest before slicing.

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    Protein-Packed Pancakes

    Customize the buttermilk pancake recipe with variations like banana-walnut, blueberry-bran, and double-chocolate peanut butter to please your whole crowd.

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    Zucchini-Banana Flaxseed Muffins

    Pair a savory recipe, like any of the frittatas or egg casseroles here, with these skinny zucchini muffins. The entire recipe contains less than half a cup of brown sugar, but the banana ensures these muffins are still plenty sweet.

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    Southwestern Bean and Andouille Frittata

    Bust out your cast-iron pan (or any broiler-proof skillet) and spice things up with an unique south-of-the-border egg recipe.

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    Nutty Honey Mini Rolls

    Go ahead, push snooze. These teensy, honey-glazed breakfast rolls start with store-bought dough, so the prep time is just 25 minutes -- talk about a great Easter recipe idea!

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    Mushroom and Cheese Sourdough Toasts

    Turn to these open-face breakfast sandwiches if you have a hungry crowd hanging around the kitchen. The entire egg recipe takes just 30 minutes to make.

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    Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Bits and Raspberries

    When you think of Easter recipe ideas, pancakes might not jump to the top of your list, but these stacks of chocolaty flapjacks topped with fresh berries are sure to make everyone smile. Hint: For pancakes that stay warm without getting soggy, keep them in the oven on low.

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    Egg and Veggie Casserole

    Balance out all of the sugary candy with a vegetable casserole. Because the eggs are added at the end of the baking time, you can cook them exactly to your desired yolk doneness.

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    Chocolate Waffles with Mocha Syrup

    Rethink a breakfast classic with help from rich melted chocolate in the batter. Each fluffy waffle is drizzled with our decadent coffee liqueur-laced syrup for an irresistible Easter brunch treat.

    Easter Recipe Tip: Leave out the liqueur for a family-friendly version of the tasty chocolate waffles.

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    Bacon-and-Egg Muffins

    This Easter recipe idea can be reused for on-the-go breakfasts. Scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, and cheddar cheese combine with a cornmeal batter for some seriously delicious muffins. Dip this Easter brunch item in maple syrup for a mouthwatering sweet-and-savory bite.

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    Garlic and Pineapple Glazed Ham

    Slightly sweet, with honey and pineapple, and slightly spicy, courtesy of crushed red pepper and garlic, this glazed ham tastes much more complex than it actually is to prepare.

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    Eggs Benedict Bake

    Eggs Benedict is a classic Easter brunch recipe, and with our breakfast casserole version, you can feed your whole crowd at once! Your breakfast guests will love feeling spoiled by the indulgent recipe; you'll love how it takes less than a half-hour to bake and can be prepped the day before.

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    Apricot-Raisin Hot Cross Buns

    No need to reserve buns from the bakery. You can make your own, complete with an apricot twist. The lightly sweet rolls pair perfectly with more savory Easter recipe ideas.

    Easter Recipe Tip: Remaining hot cross buns can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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    Breakfast Ham and Egg Cups

    Keep it simple with this six-ingredient Easter recipe idea. Basil pesto and Italian cheeses give the single-serve egg bakes a caprese-inspired spin.

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    Berry Breakfast Pizzas

    If you're searching for new Easter recipe ideas, look no further. This berry-topped breakfast pizza recipe is equal parts yummy and easy. You can even create a make-your-own station, which young guests are sure to love.

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    Sunshine Toast with Bacon and Tomatoes

    Add a little sunshine to your Easter brunch with a bright and cheery twist on the classic egg sandwich, courtesy of sun-shape cookie cutters. Not only does the easy breakfast recipe come together in just 20 minutes, but all your Easter guests (kids and adults alike!) will love the fun and tasty toast.

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    Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    This simple but indulgent zucchini bread is a great Easter recipe idea when you're not sure what to bring. Complete the bread -- including the dark chocolate drizzle -- the night before so it has time to set.

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    Strawberries and Cream Cheese Waffle Sandwiches

    These "waffles" are actually whole grain sandwich bread, making these scrumptious sammies an even simpler Easter brunch recipe. Fill each sandwich with strawberries and cream cheese, and toast them in the waffle maker.

    Easter Recipe Tip: Add sunflower seeds and granola to the cream cheese mixture for a sweet snack that packs a crunch.

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    Our Best Donuts

    Homemade donuts are a great addition to an Easter brunch. Make the dough the night before and chill in the refrigerator to save time. Let guests choose their topping: powdered sugar, cinnamon-sugar, or melted chocolate.

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    Pecan-Maple Bacon

    Bacon is a brunch requirement, but who says it has to be bacon as usual? Three extra ingredients (maple syrup, pecans, and black pepper) turn plain ol' bacon into a unique Easter recipe idea.

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    Creme Fraiche Pancakes

    Creme fraiche and sour cream combine with traditional pancake mix for a finished flapjack that's fluffy and rich. For a laid-back Easter brunch, start flipping after your guests arrive so the pancakes stay fresh.

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    Salmon Hash

    Don't reserve a.m. salmon for bagels only. This egg hash is an ideal vehicle for the omega-3-rich seafood.

    Easter Recipe Tip: If you don't have bread stuffing handy, use diced potatoes as the starch instead.

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    Strawberry Shortcake Scones

    Three parts ricotta to one part whipping cream make these strawberry scones tender and moist.

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    Apple-Bourbon Monkey Bread

    Spike caramely monkey bread with bourbon for an Easter brunch recipe that really brings the cheer.

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    Bacon-and-Cheese Deviled Eggs

    Update this Easter brunch favorite with delicious add-ins such as cheddar cheese and chives. With bacon on top, these Easter deviled eggs will fly off the plate.

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    Lemon-Raspberry Coffee Cake

    Sweeten up your morning with an Easter brunch coffee cake. This one is dotted with bright red raspberries and features hints of lemon and buttermilk in each bite.

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    Radishes with Crispy Prosciutto

    It's easy for your Easter guests to get their veggie fix when said produce tastes this amazing! Salty, crispy prosciutto makes a pan full of radishes, leafy greens, and shallots seem like a splurge.

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    People-Pleasing Cinnamon Rolls

    Stuffed with chopped nuts, chocolate pieces, and raisins, these sweet and sticky cinnamon rolls are always a hit. The recipe makes 16 servings, so you'll have enough to go around if you're hosting a crowd for Easter brunch.

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    Vanilla French Toast

    If you're a last-minute chef, make this French toast for Easter brunch. The classic recipe, dolled up with vanilla, takes just 14 minutes to make.

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    Lemon Crepes

    Honey-infused mascarpone cheese is the starring ingredient in these light lemon crepes. Serve with the berries that look best in your supermarket this week.

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    Berry-Orange Coffee Cakes

    These scrumptious mini cakes are bursting with flavor thanks to ingredients like ricotta, fresh cranberries, crystallized ginger, and toasted walnuts. Bake the Easter brunch bread in a muffin tin for a grab-and-go Easter treat.

    Easter Recipe Tip: Substitute cranberries for fresh strawberries or another in-season fruit for spring flavor.

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    Delicious Easter Menus

    Jump-start your Easter dinner plans with one of our delicious Easter menus. Each menu provides a tasty side and delicious dessert alongside each of our main courses, making your Easter menu planning a breeze. We've included Easter dinner ideas for lamb, ham, asparagus, and more to get your Easter menu started.
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