Delicious Easter Brunch Recipes

These delectable dishes are perfect for your Easter brunch menu, whether you're serving brunch for a small group or a meal for a crowd. Our go-to brunch recipes include tasty frittata, classic French toast, and crumbly coffee cake -- just to name a few!

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Bacon-Asparagus Strata

    Layers of crispy bacon, asparagus, and red peppers come together with eggs, Swiss cheese, bread cubes, and seasoning to make this flavorful strata. It can chill overnight, so cut the time it takes to make in half by prepping the dish the night before and baking it on Easter morning.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Chill  2 hrs  to 24 hrs 
Bake   50 mins  325°F 
Peach Pancakes and Chai Syrup

    Classic breakfast pancakes get a fruity twist in this recipe; the spiced chai syrup -- made with chai tea bags, dark brown sugar, and peach juice -- is a zippy substitute for regular maple. Top with chopped peaches for a delicious, special occasion short stack.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Two-Tone Banana Bread

    Melted chocolate folded into part of the batter for this banana bread adds a sweet pop of flavor. At the table, serve with chocolate-hazelnut spread for a yummy Easter brunch treat.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Cool   10 mins 
Bake   55 mins  to 1 hr  350°F 
Cranberry Scones

    These crumbly pastry wedges are always a crowd-pleaser at breakfast or brunch; for a different flavor, you can substitute snipped dried cherries, dried currants, or dried raisins.

Serving size: 12 scones
Prep   25 mins 
Cool   5 mins 
Bake   12 mins  400°F 
Vanilla French Toast

    Spice up regular French toast with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar; top with sliced bananas and powdered sugar for an easy and delicious Easter breakfast.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Cook   4 mins per slice
Spinach and Cheese Omelet

    Cayenne pepper and chives spice up the eggs in this fresh omelet; baby spinach leaves and red pepper relish add a healthy flavor twist.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Cook   8 mins 
Our Best Doughnuts

    Homemade doughnuts are a great addition to a special occasion brunch table -- make the dough the night before and chill in the refrigerator to save prep time Easter morning.

Serving size: about 15 doughnuts and doughnut holes
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  2 hrs 
Cook   2 mins per batch
People-Pleasing Cinnamon Rolls

    Sweet and sticky cinnamon rolls are always a hit with a crowd -- this recipe makes 16 servings, so you'll have enough to go around if you're hosting a large group for Easter brunch.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Rise  1 hr 
Cool   30 mins 
Two-Potato Frittata

    Ready in less than 30 minutes, this savory egg dish sports simple flavors with sweet and Yukon gold potatoes, red onion, garlic, and roasted pepper.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   7 mins 
Bake   21 mins  450°F /400 degrees F
Puffed Oven Pancake with Brown Sugar-Banana Sauce

    This thin, puffed pancake bakes in the oven for 20 minutes and is topped with a rum-infused brown sugar and banana sauce -- a deliciously easy spring breakfast treat!

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Bake   20 mins  400°F 
Pineapple Upside-Down Coffee Cake

    This tasty dessert turned breakfast coffee cake is a perfect pastry for Easter brunch. Serve it warm and topped with yogurt and maraschino cherries.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   35 mins  to  40 mins  350°F 
Spice Tea Breakfast Bread Pudding

    Dried cherries, chopped persimmon, and orange spice tea are the secret ingredients in this breakfast bread pudding, which serves 12 and is ready in an hour.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   45 mins  375°F 
Cool   10 mins 
Breakfast Casserole

    Potatoes, leeks, ham, Swiss cheese, and eggs go into this simple breakfast bake that serves 6 -- perfect for a small Easter brunch.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   35 mins  350°F 
Coconut Waffles

    Add a sweet touch to your brunch menu with these coconut-and-chocolate-topped waffles. Almonds add satisfying crunch. A dollop of whipped cream makes the perfect finishing touch.

Makes: 8 servings
Serving size: 8 waffles
Prep   10 mins 
Bake   3 mins per waffle
Shrimp-Artichoke Frittata

    This shrimp and artichoke combo features fresh cherry tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and green onions -- and it's all ready and on the table in just 25 minutes.

Makes: 3 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
Loaded Hash Browns

    These slow cooker hash browns have all the fixings -- pork sausage, onion, cheese, mushrooms, and jalapeno peppers -- so the dish is perfect as either a side or the star offering for brunch.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook  8 hrs  to 9 hrs (low) or 4-4.5 hours (high)
Overnight Coffee Cake

    Ricotta cheese keeps this brunch staple nice and moist. Wheat germ adds a healthy twist to a classic topping of nutmeg, cinnamon, and brown sugar.

Makes: 15 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   35 mins  350°F 
Turkey and Apple Breakfast Sausage

    For a flavorful take on breakfast sausage, try this recipe in which shredded apple, sage, paprika, and nutmeg spice up the patties made from ground turkey.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   12 mins 
Broil   10 mins 
Lower-Fat Eggs Benedict

    Go ahead -- pour on the hollandaise sauce with this recipe; The low-fat yogurt and skim milk that go into it make it a bit healthier than what tops the regular version of the classic egg dish -- perfect as an Easter morning starter.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
Berries Romanoff

    This sweet side combines an assortment of fresh berries with a creamy base. Make the base the night before and chill in the refrigerator, and it will be ready in minutes the next day.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Chill  5 hrs  to 25 hrs 
Bread Pudding Quiche with Berries & Bacon

    This quiche features a cinnamon bread crumb crust and savory-sweet topping of fresh berries and crisp bacon. Save time by baking the crust the day before your brunch and storing it at room temperature.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Cool   15 mins 
Bake  1 hr 4 mins 300 degrees F/375 degrees F/325 degrees F
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