More than 30 Easter brunch ideas and brunch recipes, from pancakes and waffles to breakfast casseroles and fruit salads — throw the ultimate Easter brunch with these tips and tricks!
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My name is Ashley, and I’m a brunch fanatic.
I have dreams of inviting friends over for dinner but serving them brunch instead (for some reason, I feel like most of my friends would think this is weird), and I live for the Easter brunch potluck our church puts on every year.
Whenever the husband and I or the whole family is out for a relaxing lunch or dinner (one that isn’t fast food burgers), we do brunch.
We have a list of favorite all-day breakfast spots, and we’re constantly adding to the list.
Breakfast food is what my dreams are (actually) made of.
Local brunch-loving friends: please let me cook you brunch at 6pm one day, when we actually have time to sit around and relax and enjoy it together, because Easter brunch comes just once a year.
I can’t explain why, but for the other big holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving…) we don’t do any big brunches. It’s horrible, right?!
And so I really am waiting a whole year for the big brunch buffet.
For that reason, and because it pleases me to think about my sitting down to a giant table spread with each of these dishes, I wanted to come up with the ultimate list of Easter brunch ideas.
- Try to include a wide variety of types of food: high protein, healthy dishes mingled with sugar-laden coffee cakes and donuts, next to coffee and juice and punch and water (because I’m saving my sugar calories for that french toast bake).
- Cut fruit and make fruit salads just a couple of hours before serving — they just don’t last like we would like them too!
- Choose a few dishes that can be made up to 24 hours ahead, and some that need to be cut or cooked fresh — this way you won’t be scrambling on the big day doing everything simultaneously. Casseroles are great dishes that can be prepped completely in advance.