Easter is such a fun holiday! With the Easter egg hunts, family gathering, church and festivities, it’s a holiday that so many love. If your family is like ours, we center these family holidays around food.
In case your family gathering happens to be between the morning and lunch time we will be sharing all of our favorite Easter brunch recipes that everyone loves.
From casseroles to pastries to pancakes and waffles (perfect for a waffle bar), we are sharing the most popular Easter brunch ideas for you to enjoy this holiday season.
Tips for a Great Easter Brunch
What is a good time to serve brunch? Brunch usually starts between 9 and 10 am. Once you get to 11am you can skip the “br” and just serve lunch. Also, brunch is perfect for a self serve buffet style presentation.
Prep ahead of time: Unlike hosting a dinner, brunch means that you don’t have all day to prepare. Getting things done ahead of time will make the morning go more smoothly.
Get your grocery shopping done early. Not only will you beat the crowds, but you don’t risk the store being out of a needed item.
Clean the house
Decorate and set up tables
Prep any food items
Plan the menu a week or two in advance. This will help you when you’re out shopping as well as if people ask to bring a dish. You’ll know exactly what items you want to serve and how they can help.
Include both sweet and savory items to the menu as well as both hot and cold items.
Incorporate make ahead items to the menu. See individual posts for more info.
Don’t hesitate to have guests bring a dish, especially a warm dish. Spreading out the making of hot dishes means you can offer more hot dishes with less work on your part.
Easter Brunch Casseroles
Easter Breakfast Casseroles
Nothing is easier than preparing a breakfast casserole for your Easter brunch. From sweet to savory, we are sharing our favorite casseroles for you to try this holiday. Breakfast casseroles can almost always be made in advance, are very simple and take just minutes to throw together.
Here are some of our favorite sweet and savory breakfast casseroles perfect for your Easter brunch.
Overnight French Toast Recipe
Overnight French Toast Bake - this layered breakfast recipe has layers of Texas toast, cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar and eggs!
This overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake gives you all the ooey gooey goodness of warm cinnamon rolls, with the ease of an overnight breakfast casserole. It's the perfect breakfast or brunch item during the holidays!
A delicious Biscuit Egg Casserole recipe filled with biscuits, cheese, eggs and sausage, and takes only minutes to throw together! This breakfast casserole is a family favorite for weekends and holidays!
This Breakfast Enchiladas Casserole is everything you love about enchiladas and breakfast casseroles in one recipe! Corn tortillas, eggs, sausage, bacon, green chili sauce, sour cream, and lots of cheese!! Definitely a crowd pleaser!
We love to make muffins, coffee cakes and cinnamon rolls for a sweet treat during our Easter brunch. From fruit-filled to cinnamon and sugar filled, these pastries are another great addition to your holiday brunch.
Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Delicious One Hour Cinnamon Rolls with homemade cream cheese frosting. These rolls are super soft and result in a quick, mouth-watering cinnamon treat that is delicious any morning or holiday.
Cinnamon Walnut Sticky Buns - a twist on traditional cinnamon rolls, these sticky buns are finger lickin' good!! With a delicious cinnamon filling and topped with a honey, brown sugar, and walnut glaze... SO GOOD!
Delicious Cream Cheese Coffee Cake - can't get better than this!! Coffee cake swirled with cream cheese and topped with a cinnamon streusel!
Total Time: 50minutes
Apple Cinnamon Muffin Recipe
These apple cinnamon muffins are moist, tender and filled with a delicious apple cinnamon flavor. With chunks of apples and a cinnamon sugar topping - they're perfect for breakfast or a delicious snack.
These French Toast Muffins are easy to make, using things you already have in your pantry! Your choice of bread, cubed and covered in egg and vanilla mixture, topped with a delicious sugary topping, and baked until golden and crispy.
Have you ever tried having a Waffle or Pancake bar at your Easter brunch? Trust us when we say it’s ALWAYS a hit!!
Have all the pancakes, waffles and even crepes or Swedish pancakes ready along with all the fillings, and everyone will love going down the line assembling their plates. Don’t forget to try our Homemade Whipped Cream and Buttermilk Syrup which are great additions to these dishes!
Banana Pancake Recipe
Light and fluffy Banana Pancakes that are simple and so full of flavor. Everyone loves these pancakes that are perfect topped with Nutella, chocolate syrup or even buttermilk syrup.
Dutch Baby Pancakes are a super simple, fun, and delicious breakfast that the whole family will love. Similar to German Pancakes (but made in a rounded skillet), these dutch babies are simple and can be topped with powdered sugar, syrup, berries, jam.
Crispy, fluffy, Belgian waffles to start your day off with a smile. Top them with all of your favorite fruits , spreads and syrups. Once you try these homemade waffles, you'll never want the box mix again.
Along with the breakfast casseroles, pastries and sweet dishes, we have a few more Easter breakfast ideas we think you’ll enjoy. They are simple and great to enjoy Easter morning.
Bacon Breakfast Pizza Recipe
This Bacon Breakfast Pizza is a cheesy breakfast recipe topped with eggs, bacon and your favorite breakfast ingredients! It's simple, quick and is easily customized based off of your favorite morning ingredients.
This CLASSIC Biscuits and Gravy recipe is one everyone knows and loves! Delicious buttery biscuits smothered in a homemade sausage gravy! It only takes a few simple ingredients and is perfect for breakfast (dinner) or a holiday morning!
We hope you enjoy these delicious brunch ideas for your next holiday. Be sure to comment below and let us know what you love to bring to Easter brunch so we can include it in our list. 🙂
Incorporate all the finishing touches that you would use at dinner such as:
Flowers to decorate
Matching palette: Easter usually means pastel colors and floral patterns. Use the palette from serving bowls to table centerpieces. Using a coordinating palette helps all the different elements of a brunch come together.
Have a space, both indoor and outdoor, for children to play
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