Planning for a holiday brunch or dinner is one of my favorite things to do! My husband and I often start plotting our menu weeks in advance.
Easter brunch is no exception. Plotting out fun appetizers, tasty egg dishes and delicious desserts is standard protocol for us.
Whether you're looking for sweet or savory, here are 15 tasty recipes you'll want to make for Easter brunch this year.
Vegan Carrot Muffins Recipe
Carrot cake lovers, take note! These carrot muffins are the perfect muffin for Easter brunch. They're loaded with freshly shaved carrot and pineapple mixed with vanilla and warm spices like cinnamon and ginger before being topped with chopped pecans. They're also totally vegan so people who avoid dairy or eat plant-based can enjoy them as well!
Cheesy Avocado Egg in a Hole Recipe
You may not be familiar with egg-in-a-hole, but you chances are you probably know it by a different name. There are no less than 65 different names for the same dish. Our version, this cheesy avocado egg in a hole recipe, is amped up with creamy avocado, ham and gooey cheese. In truth this could be a meal all on its own, but we love it paired with our favorite brunch dishes.
Carrot Cake Pancakes Recipe
Hands down the very best pancakes to make for Easter brunch, don't sleep on our carrot cake pancakes recipe! These pancakes taste just like carrot cake - they're loaded with freshly grated carrots and chopped pecans then topped with homemade whipped cream and berries. The combination is incredibly delicious and that's what makes these pancakes our favorite.
Glazed Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe
Few flavors pair as well as cranberry and orange. They're the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Toss in a little cinnamon and ginger and these glazed cranberry orange scones explode with flavor. They will make your taste buds entirely happy, especially at brunch paired with your other favorite savory brunch recipes on Easter morning.
Blueberry Breakfast Cake Recipe
My two favorite things to have for breakfast are blueberries and cake. They just go together so well! Our blueberry breakfast cake recipe includes very little flour, which makes this cake extra dense with a creamy cheesecake-like texture. It's absolutely divine! Simple to make, but elevated enough to feel really special, this is the perfect breakfast cake for serving at brunch.
Smoked Salmon Avocado Cream Cheese Pastries Recipe
These smoked salmon avocado cream cheese pastries will seriously impress at your Easter brunch gathering. Homemade avocado cream cheese combined with smoked salmon, fresh herbs, and capers makes for the ideal appetizer any time of day! These pastries are the perfect combination of salty, tart and savory making them perfect for brunch.
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe
These lemon poppy seed muffins are quick and easy and make the perfect breakfast or snack. They also freeze well for easy to grab snacks on the go! That said, they're also special enough to be right at home on your Easter brunch table. A classic muffin loaded with bright lemon flavor - it's like a taste of spring with the addition of the amazing poppy seed texture.
Carrot Cake Instant Pot French Toast Recipe
When I tell you that this is the brunch recipe to end all brunch recipes, I am barely exaggerating. This carrot cake Instant Pot French toast recipe serves you all the goodness and flavor you're seeking in a fraction of the time. Hello, brunch! The bread is soft and eggy packed with cinnamon, sweet coconut sugar, juicy pineapple and flecks of carrots.
Protein Waffles Recipe
Don't let the name of these protein waffles throw you off - these are some of our very favorite waffles to make! Why note serve these delicious, protein-packed waffles for Easter brunch? They're made with vanilla protein powder and cottage cheese (trust me, the result is delicious) then drizzled with peanut butter and topped with fresh berries. The result is incredible!
Croque Monsieur Rolls Recipe
I'm not sure there was ever a dish as perfect for Easter brunch as a pan of croque monsieur rolls! Our croque monsieur roll recipe features a fluffy homemade dough that is entirely worth the bit of extra effort. The dough yields super tender bread that is lands between the inside of a croissant and a beautiful loaf of brioche. Loads with cheese and ham, you don't get better than this for Easter brunch.
Giant Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Believe me when I say that everyone will go crazy over this giant cinnamon roll at your Easter brunch! Fluffy bread filled with sweet cinnamon and the most irresistible cream cheese frosting? There is no way to resist this delicious, oversized cinnamon roll. You can add in different spices with the cinnamon, or even add berries or use Nutella instead!
Peach Fritters with Maple Glaze Recipe
Soft, melt in your mouth peach fritters with maple glaze are my idea of absolute perfection. These peach fritters will be a hit at your Easter brunch and then quickly come your new favorite addition to breakfast. If you're on the fence, let me tell you that these peach fritters are basically like eating a fried peach cobbler coated in maple glaze. Delicious!
Raspberry Lemon Blondies Recipe
Fast and easy to make, these chewy raspberry lemon blondies are just the right mix of tart and sweet - and will disappear way too quickly! The bright, tart and sweet pairing of lemon and raspberry is so lovely for Easter brunch. Something about that combination of flavors feels perfectly like spring. They whisk up easily and the glaze poured over top is the perfect touch.
Cream Cheese Bundt Cake Recipe
Easter brunch is one of those occasions where serving up a pretty cake is entirely appropriate. Might we suggest this cream cheese bundt cake recipe? It's dense, rich and melts in your mouth, which is the best kind of cake if you ask me! This simple yet stunning cream cheese bundt cake is decepitvely easy to make and your family will love every bite.
Chocolate Strawberry Brioche French Toast Recipe
I'm not sure any Easter brunch menu is complete without a fancy French toast recipe and this chocolate strawberry brioche French toast recipe is begging to be considered. The basis of this French toast recipe is soft, buttery brioche which is then dipped in the requisite egg mixture and coated in coconut before cooking and topping with creamy chocolate whipped cream and berries.
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