If you’re already planning your Easter brunch, you’ve in the right place! Whether you’re hosting a small family gathering or a feast for a crowd, this collection of 45 best Easter brunch ideas has so many options for easy entertaining at home. The best part? So many of these recipes for Easter brunch are make-ahead dishes and lots of them are gluten free and vegan friendly as well. With these crowd pleasers, you’ll be ready for a fantastic, stress-free celebration!
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What are some good Easter brunch food ideas?
You may be wondering: what should be on my Easter brunch menu? A complete brunch menu usually will have something savory, like classic eggs benedict, an easy egg bake or anything with bacon! And you can’t forget my favorite part—the sweets! Whether it’s french toast, cinnamon rolls, scones, sweet breads or Easter bread, we’ve included all the sweet and savory treats synonymous with a celebratory brunch. This collection of small Easter brunch ideas also includes brunch sides like potatoes and veggies, and finishing touches like cocktails and desserts.
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Easter Brunch Ideas for a Crowd
If you’ve got a big group this year, you’re in luck! We’ve got so many large-scale Easter brunch recipes like make-ahead casseroles, pancakes and waffles—even a delicious brunch grazing board. Plus, this collection includes lots of healthy Easter brunch ideas and gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and keto options to accommodate all of your guests.
And if you’re cooking for an intimate group this year, these Easter eats for two to four include small brunch salads, lots of easily scalable brunch treats and small batch jams. So no matter what size your group is, you’ll find all of the Easter brunch ideas you need in this list!
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How do you set up an Easter buffet?
A buffet-style meal is one of the best Easter brunch menu ideas for a crowd. First, gather all your recipes in advance so that you can begin shopping and prepping. Then, a few days before, gather all the serving dishes and utensils you’ll need for the buffet serving area.The night before, set your dining table so that you’re free the morning of your Easter buffet to handle last-minute tasks. On Easter morning all you have to do is pop a few things in the oven, light the candles and you’re ready to host!
Easter Cookies You’ll Love
Easy Easter Appetizers
Make-Ahead Easter Sides
Creative Easter Cakes
Leg of Lamb Recipes for Easter
Easy Hollandaise Sauce for Eggs Benedict
This recipe is super easy, and great for entertaining, because you can have it waiting on the stove for you while you toast the muffins, and make those perfectly runny eggs.
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Lemon-Blueberry Dutch Baby
Like a giant popover, a Dutch baby emerges from the oven puffed, golden and looking spectacular, yet it’s a super-easy brunch option. Trust us, guests will grab their phones to snap this Instagram-worthy beauty!
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Nutella French Toast
Nutella’s creamy, nutty, chocolaty taste screams flavor. Pair it with bananas, cinnamon, whipped cream, and syrup, and you’ve got yourself a delectably brunch-tastic treat.
Get the recipe: Nutella French Toast
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Lemon-Almond Strata with Fresh Raspberries
Take the stress out of serving something special next Sunday—or at any brunch—with this sweet, rich strata. Similar to a bread pudding, it easily comes together the night before.
Get the recipe: Lemon-Almond Strata with Fresh Raspberries
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Easy Vegetable Pie
Springtime is the perfect time to add more fresh, local produce to your meals, especially your Easter brunch or dinner. This Easy Veggie Pie fits that bill with three veggies: cauliflower, broccoli, and onion.
Get the recipe: Easy Vegetable Pie
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Make-Ahead Cinnamon Coffee Cake
With a generous shower of buttery nuts and brown sugar, plus a drizzle of icing, Rebecca Lang’s make-ahead coffee cake channels the flavor of classic cinnamon rolls.
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Blueberry Lemon Biscuits
Delicately crisp on the outside and tender on the inside bursting with blueberries and lemon zest, these Blueberry Lemon Biscuits are the perfect breakfast.
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The Ultimate Breakfast Board
This Ultimate Breakfast Board is perfect for serving a crowd! Versatile and unique, this board is made for entertainment!
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Spinach and Bacon Hash Brown Quiche
A delightful classic quiche recipe gets an update. This Spinach and bacon hash brown quiche is perfect for your brunch entertaining.
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The Best Deviled Eggs (Divine Eggs)
These Divine Eggs are made perfectly with creamy Miracle Whip, tangy mustard and sweet relish—the BEST Classic Deviled Eggs recipe that is sure to impress. An Easter and holiday MUST!
Get the recipe: The Best Deviled Eggs (Divine Eggs)
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Lemon Cinnamon Rolls
Made with a flaky biscuit dough, a sugary citrus filling and a zippy cream cheese drizzle, this Lemon Cinnamon Rolls biscuit recipe are a deliciously perfect way to enjoy a classic pastry in a new and exciting flavorful way WITH NO YEAST!
Get the recipe: Lemon Cinnamon Rolls
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Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits
These delicious Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits have a rich and flaky texture with only 7 ingredients! They taste just like the buttermilk biscuits you know and love, but dairy free!
Get the recipe: Vegan Buttermilk Biscuits
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Hash Brown Nests with Scrambled Eggs
With only a few basic ingredients like frozen hash brown style potatoes, eggs, and basic seasonings and herbs, you can make these adorable Hash Brown Nests with Scrambled Eggs for the perfect centerpiece for an Easter brunch that will delight everyone!
Get the recipe: Hash Brown Nests with Scrambled Eggs
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Southern-Style Smoked Gouda Grits
These creamy Southern-Style Smoked Gouda Grits taste like brunch after Sunday service. They take about 20 minutes to prepare and have just a handful of ingredients.
Get the recipe: Southern-Style Smoked Gouda Grits
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Strawberry French Toast Casserole
Strawberry French Toast Casserole is a simple yet tasty make-ahead breakfast of buttery stacked french toast, topped cream cheese and strawberry jam, then finished with powdered sugar. Everyone will love this fruity spin on a breakfast classic. Get ready because brunch is served!
Get the recipe: Strawberry French Toast Casserole
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Chicken and Waffles with Honey-Cinnamon Butter
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Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
This streusel-topped blueberry lemon cream cheese coffee cake is the most delicious treat for your brunch celebration and sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Get the recipe: Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
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Monkey Bread from Scratch
This Cinnamon Monkey Bread from scratch is going to become your sinful go to brunch treat. Fluffy pull apart sweet bread rolls dipped in butter, rolled in cinnamon and sugar and drizzled with a vanilla glaze.
Get the recipe: Monkey Bread from Scratch
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The Best Lobster Benedict Recipe
This lobster benedict recipe is a luxurious breakfast and brunch dish that is perfect for lobster season! Toasty english muffins are the bed for butter poached lobster meat and lobster tails which are topped with a beautiful poached egg covered in rich and creamy hollandaise sauce.
Get the recipe: The Best Lobster Benedict Recipe
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Mini Citrus Bundt Cakes
Mini Citrus Bundt Cakes are a bright, delicious dessert to complement any Easter brunch!
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Easy Keto Cinnamon Muffins
These fluffy and delicious Keto cinammon muffins are a must-have on any breakfast or brunch table. Topped with a wonderful crumbly streusel, they are easy to make, sugar-free, and gluten-free too which means those with these food allergies or on special diets can also get to enjoy them.
Get the recipe: Easy Keto Cinnamon Muffins
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Air Fryer Eggs Benedict
Poached eggs and peameal bacon can be easily done in the Air Fryer while the Hollandaise sauce is being made, and the english muffin is being toasted. Easily and quickly make this fancy and delicious dish for Easter brunch!
Get the recipe: Air Fryer Eggs Benedict
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Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Pancakes
Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast?! Make delicious, healthy carrot cake pancakes with this easy recipe! Top with coconut yogurt, almonds, and maple syrup for the ultimate treat!
Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Pancakes
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Shaved Asparagus Salad
Vibrant and crisp shaved asparagus salad with peanut dressing is perfect for Easter brunch or any springtime gathering. Raw asparagus is paired with cucumber, avocado and egg for a nutritious and flavorful spring dish.
Get the recipe: Shaved Asparagus Salad
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Dirty Jerk Shrimp and Grits
Dirty Jerk Shrimp and Grits! Add a twist to the traditional version with plump shrimp in a jerk creamed sauce with shrimp over cheese grits. In just 20 minutes, have a delicious meal that can be enjoyed at any time of day!
Get the recipe: Dirty Jerk Shrimp and Grits
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Blackberry Cheese Danish
Blackberry Cheese Danish is filled with lemon-thyme cream cheese, and topped with luscious blackberries on a buttery puff pastry crust. It’s finished with a delightful sugar glaze.
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Portuguese Sweet Bread
Portuguese sweet bread is an Easter tradition! Similar to brioche but sweeter! This super-easy recipe makes 2 loaves or 16 rolls. Serve with coffee and warm butter.
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Lebanese Potato and Egg Recipe
This Lebanese Potato and Egg Recipe, also known as Batata Wa Bayd, is a wonderful holiday side dish to serve with your meal. It mixes together eggs, potatoes with onion, garlic, warm Mediterranean spices along and fresh parsley. Serve with pita bread, a dollop of Greek yogurt and hot sauce.
Get the recipe: Lebanese Potato and Egg Recipe
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Cast Iron Veggie Frittata
This fluffy, protein-packed Cast-Iron Veggie Frittata comes together all in one bowl; and the veggies can be swapped to fill your fancy. You’re going to love this low-effort breakfast!
Get the recipe: Cast Iron Veggie Frittata
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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Fresh lemon and ricotta cheese make these pancakes stand out from ordinary pancakes.
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Yerba Mate Latte
A tea service adds an extra special touch to Easter brunch. This Yerba Mate Latte is an easy, great tasting alternative to coffee your guests will enjoy.
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Blueberry Almond Flour Scones
Blueberry Almond Flour Scones made grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and paleo friendly. This easy scone recipe requires zero baking experience and turns out with perfect texture!
Get the recipe: Blueberry Almond Flour Scones
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Blackberry Champagne Cocktail
This Blackberry Champagne Cocktail is a festive sparkling cocktail that’s perfect for brunch parties.
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These classic homemade blueberry pancakes are a staple for any breakfast or brunch menu. They’re soft, fluffy and made with fresh, juicy blueberries delivering a taste of Spring in every bite.
Get the recipe: Blueberry Pancakes
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These protein waffles are the perfect addition for Easter brunch. Even better is creating the ultimate waffle toppings bar complete with sweet, savory and crunchy toppings.
Get the recipe: Kodiak Waffles
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Make-Ahead Banana Coffee Cake
Make-Ahead Banana Coffee Cake brings coffee cake and banana bread into one bite. Prep this recipe the night before and bake it in the morning for a warm-from-the-oven Easter breakfast.
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Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns
Celebrate Easter with these delicious Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns! They are fresh, fluffy and are sure to impress your family and friends. Prepare them in 15 minutes and bake for just 20 minutes. Serve with butter or any other spread of your choice.
Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns
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Sausage and Vegetable Quiche with Four-Blend Cheddar
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Easter Bread Wreath
This delicious Easter Bread Wreath Recipe is a traditional old fashioned Easter bread recipe. Make one for your family this year.
Get the recipe: Easter Bread Wreath
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5-Minute Vegan Parfait
This beautiful vegan parfait will be your new favorite 5-minute breakfast recipe! It’s bursting with color, nutrients, texture and flavor, easily customizable and fun to make.
Get the recipe: 5-Minute Vegan Parfait
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Japanese Souffle Pancakes
These souffle pancakes are way easier to make than they look! They are SO light, fluffy, and dreamy!
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A perfect no-cook and healthy Easter brunch idea. Enjoyed by kids and adults!
Get the recipe: Fruit Platter
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Vegan Cinnamon Quick Bread
Cozy up with thick slices of tender vegan cinnamon quick bread, bursting with cinnamon flavor and mouthwatering cinnamon sugar topping.
Get the recipe: Vegan Cinnamon Quick Bread
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Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
These Roasted Breakfast Potatoes are full of smoky flavor and require very little effort to make. Everything is roasted all in one pan and done in 30 minutes or less!
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Orange Ricotta Pancakes
Orange Ricotta Pancakes | Make the most of your Cara Cara oranges while they are in season in this fluffy, citrusy pancake recipe.
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