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45+ Easter Brunch Ideas

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.

But seriously.

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.

Tips and tricks for these 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.

Sweet Easter brunch ideas:

The BEST Cinnamon Buns Recipe

cinnamon buns frosted and unfrosted overhead on sheet pan

Crockpot French Toast Recipe

crockpot french toast with syrup drizzle and fresh raspberries

Creamy Fruit Salad Recipe with Homemade Vanilla Dressing

fruit salad in clear glass bowl with creamy vanilla dressing drizzled over top

Whole Wheat Pancakes

whole wheat pancakes with syrup drizzle and fresh berries on the side

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

3 slices of chocolate chip banana bread laying on marble background

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

sour cream coffee cake slice close up

Carrot Cake Baked Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting

carrot cake baked donuts overhead close up on marble background with frosting and toasted coconut

Hawaiian Fruit Salad Recipe

hawaiian fruit salad in glass bowl with dressing being drizzle over top

Blueberry Overnight French Toast Bake

blueberry overnight french toast bake in white baking dish overhead

Raspberry Cheesecake Stuffed Brioche French Toast

raspberry cheesecake brioche french toast with fresh raspberrie son top and syrup drizzle

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

lemon ricotta pancakes stack with fresh blackberries and lemons in the background

Easy Chocolate Crepes

chocolate crepes with whipped cream and strawberry sauce overhead on white plate

Strawberry & Rhubarb Tart

strawberry rhubarb tart overhead on marble background with strawberries and lemons on the side

1 Hour Orange Rolls

orange rolls with glaze on white plate and fork on the plate

Dutch Baby Pancake

dutch baby pancake slice on white plate with whipped cream and raspberries

Breakfast Fruit Tarts

breakfast fruit tarts on white plate with blackberries raspberries and kiwi

Cinnamon Butter

cinnamon butter in jar with knife scooping butter

Lemon Blueberry Scones

lemon blueberry scones close up overhead with lemon slices and fresh blueberries around it

Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls

carrot cake cinnamon rolls on white plate with white background and frosting on top

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake Casserole

pancake casserole with blueberries and syrup being poured overtop

Cinnamon Roll Bites

cinnamon roll bites in clear glass pie plate being drizzled with glaze

Lemon Raspberry Crepes

lemon raspberry crepes on white plate with lemons and raspberry filling in the background

Key Lime Pie Jell-O Mold

key lime jello mold on white plate with crushed graham crackers on top

Buttermilk Pancakes

buttermilk pancakes with a dab of butter and syrup on top

Orange Berry Fruit Salad

orange berry fruit salad in white bowl overhead on black background

Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

lemon blueberry cream cheese coffee cake slice on white plate with lemons in the background

Small Batch Meyer Lemon Scones

meyer lemon scones small batch on sheet pan with glaze and fresh lemon slices

Cinnamon Roll Crumb Cake

cinnamon roll crumb cake slice on white plate with whole cake in background

Savory Easter brunch ideas:

Easy Ham Quiche

easy ham quiche slice on white plate with quiche in background

Easy Loaded Baked Potato Quiche

slice of loaded baked potato easy quiche on white plate on blue background

Easy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

tater tot breakfast casserole being scooped out of grey and white baking dish

Savory Parmesan French Toast

savory french toast on white plate with hollandaise sauce

How to Make Crispy Shredded Hashbrowns

crispy shredded hashbrowns on white plate with crispy bacon

Easy Mini Quiche Recipe with Spinach and Roasted Red Peppers

mini quiche on a black cooling rack

Smoked Salmon Egg Salad Sandwiches

smoked salmon egg salad sandwiches on wooden board

Spinach and Feta Greek Egg Bake

greek egg bake with spinach and feta on white plate

Breakfast Potatoes

crispy breakfast potatoes in white bowl on white background

Caramelized Onion and Spinach Quiche

spinach quiche in white baking dish on wooden cutting board

Sausage Strata with Asiago and Asparagus

sausage strata with asiago and asparagus being scooped with metal spoon

Eggs Benedict Breakfast Enchiladas

eggs benedict breakfast enchiladas in white baking dish

Crispy Hash Brown Crust Pizza

hashbrown crust pizza with fresh tomatoes and prosciutto close up

Easy Broccoli Cheese Quiche

broccoli cheese quiche on white plate with quiche in the background

Hash Brown Scrambled Egg Cups

hashbrown scrambled egg cups on white plate

Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Casserole

biscuits and gravy egg bake in red casserole dish

Asparagus, Mushroom and Cheese Egg Cups

asparagus mushroom cheese egg cups overhead in muffin pan

Cheesy Roasted Potato Breakfast Bake

cheesy roasted potato breakfast casserole close up slice on metal scoop

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Nachos

breakfast nachos with scrambled eggs breakfast sausage and peppers
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Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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