18 Easter Brunch Recipes

From hot cross buns and quiche to cinnamon rolls and coconut cream pie, find inspiration with some of my favorite Easter brunch recipes!

Hot cross buns in baking pan

Easter is a special holiday for so many reasons– and Easter brunch is traditional meal to celebrate the glorious day! We usually start the day with biscuit breakfast casserole or quiche and cinnamon rolls, then have a big Easter egg hunt with the kids at my in-law’s. They’re hosting again this year and we’re each bringing a favorite brunch recipe.

I’ve been gathering Easter brunch recipe ideas all week and below are 18 of my favorites. I just updated this post to include newer recipes and I’d LOVE to know if you try any!

collage of Easter brunch recipes including lemon poppy seed cake, quiche, hot cross buns, and strawberry sweet rolls

1) Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

The soaking syrup is everything!

2) Goat Cheese Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche

Quiche always impresses at brunch and this is one of our favorites.

3) Hot Cross Buns

This is my family’s recipe for the traditional classic!

4) Strawberry Rolls with Sweet Lemon Glaze

Start these the night before to save yourself some time on Easter morning.

collage of Easter brunch recipes including blueberry french toast casserole, biscuit breakfast casserole, kale, orange, and quinoa salad, and easy cinnamon rolls

5) Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Start this the night before, too!

6) Biscuit Breakfast Casserole

Sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit all in one dish!

7) Blood Orange Avocado Quinoa & Kale Salad

Perfect side dish with glazed ham.

8) Easy Cinnamon Rolls

We cut 1 rise, so you have cinnamon rolls with ALL the flavor in half the time.

9) Fruit Pizza

The homemade sugar cookie crust is the best part!

fruit pizza

collage of Easter brunch recipes including creamy green bean casserole, cornbread, carrot cake, and lemon blueberry scones

10) Creamy Green Bean Casserole

It’s all completely from scratch– no cans!

11) Cornbread

Our favorite recipe for sweet cornbread.

12) Carrot Cake

This is my favorite recipe for the classic!

13) Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones

Make a double batch because these scones disappear FAST. Or you can build-your-own flavor with my base scone recipe!

collage of Easter brunch recipes including lemon blueberry layer cake, biscuits, sour cream crumb cake, and coconut cake

14) Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake

A forever favorite cake recipe.

15) Homemade Biscuits

Flaky homemade biscuits are always a good brunch idea!

16) Sour Cream Crumb Cake

What’s brunch without crumb cake?

17) Coconut Cake

Soft, fluffy, moist, perfect!

18) Coconut Cream Pie

Nothing compares to coconut cream pie piled with whipped cream!

slice of coconut cream pie on a plate

Q: Have you tried any of these recipes? Tell me about it!

Q: Tell me your Easter brunch/dinner menu!


  1. I absolutely love your selection of recipes. They all look fantastic!

  2. Vivian | stayaliveandcooking says:

    Woaaah, imagine these all on a table together! I would not be able to stop eating. I love the fact that you combined so many different recipes: cakes – quiches – chocolate together. Smart!

  3. Emily @ Life on Food says:

    We always have a carrot or zucchini cake or loaf for Easter. I can just imagine what a beautiful table there would be if you make one of each of these. So delicious too.

  4. Omg Girl, total yumness!!!! These all look like the perfect thing for Easter. How will I ever narrow it down to which one to make first!

  5. Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It says:

    I would love to join you for brunch so we can eat all of the things and I can hang out with Jude. 🙂 My friend is attending Sky Brunch at the Top of The Tower here and I’m soooo jealous. Their brunch spread is insane!! 

    1. I’ve been dying to go to sky brunch!

  6. demeter | beaming baker says:

    Oh, happy day! I LOVE brunch! Sally, before I joined ya at this hypothetical brunch, I would first need to put Phoebe’s maternity pants on. Just sayin.’ 
    Your family’s entire menu sounds so incredibly delish (esp your glorious pineapple upside down cake!!)
    Okay, so I’m just drooling over your strawberry buns, honey butter rolls, jalapeno cornbread muffins, and… just about everything else on this list. Don’t even get me started on that lemon blueberry layer cake of yours…
    Anyway, CANNOT wait to see the pics of your glittery eggs! Happy almost Easter, Sally! xo

    1. (looks at large easter meal while wearing said pants) “you are my everest!”

      1. demeter | beaming baker says:

        LOLOL. “Here come the meat sweats!!!”

  7. I haven’t had pineapple upside down cake in years and yours looks so good!! Your Lemon and Strawberry scones are on my list to try and the blueberry lemon cake looks amazing! Basically it all looks amazing and I have a lot of baking in my future!

  8. Each year at my church, we do a huge Easter breakfast after our Sunrise Service. My dad is in charge of it so my family typically spends the weekend planning, prepping, and decorating for that. It is truly one of my favorite parts of the year…..buuuuttt, this post has me wishing I could host an Easter brunch. Everything looks so delicious! Have a Happy Easter!

  9. OMG Sally I’ve been making that blood orange salad (with some modifications) since you posted it! I’ve made it 3 times already, its so good! 

    I’m making a great carrot cake for Easter, and eggs of course on Sunday morning 🙂 Hope your family has a nice holiday!

    1. isn’t that salad fantastic?! glad you love it too!

  10. Catherine Smith says:

    I won 1st place in the State Fair of Texas baking competition with that Lemon Blueberry Layer cake!! And I got 3rd with your carrot cake (the layered one). I always give you all the credit when people ask for the recipe! I’ve also made the pineapple upside down cake, and I love making it in that pie plate which curves the edges. I really need to try the lemon coconut layer cake!

    1. Oh my gosh– those wins! That is AMAZING. This made my morning!

  11. I have made your glazed lemon poppy seed cake (and so much more just not any others from this post) and it was heavenly! Your recipes have become my “go to” anytime I bake anything. Thank you!!

  12. Guilty as charged! I’m a total perfectionist. Nobody comes into the kitchen when I’m baking! 🙂

  13. I have made your scones which are amazin! Going to be trying to carrot cake at some point as it looks fabulous. i am making Scalloped Pinneaple and Chocolate Zucchini Cake made into a bunny with head, bowtie and ears. Colored icing, twizzlers (I hope) and jelly beans. Wish me luck on the decorating. it will go along with Mothers menu.

    1. Sounds like the CUTEST cake!

  14. Sally all the recipes look to die for!! I am already planning on making few of these!!

    1. Let me know which ones you try!

  15. Hi Sally! We made the Unbelievable Blueberry French Toast Casserole for Christmas Morning and it was UNBELIEVABLE! So delicious! I love blueberries. 🙂 For Easter, we are trying out your Fruit Pizza for dessert. It looks so light, delicious and fun!

    1. Have fun decorating the fruit pizza! I love that recipe.

  16. Mikayla Weed says:

    Hi Sally,
    My Mom was looking for a pineapple smothered ham recipe, and you mentioned it in your post today, do you have a recipe?

    1. I’m unsure which recipe my mom uses– I’ll have to ask her! I don’t have a recipe myself at this time.

  17. This might sounds a bit strange but for Easter I am making your funfetti cheesecake! It is also my grandmas birthday so that is why I picked it! I am also going to make your lemon bars from your first cookbook. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter. Can’t wait to dig into the cheesecake!!!

    1. Not strange at all! I love that cheesecake!

  18. Sharon K (The Farm Chick Bakes) says:

    Hi Sally! Hoppy Easter! Ahhh my favorite time of year….Spring! The smell of hyacinth plants, all my spring bulbs emerge and bloom, my mountain pinks, the first fresh cut of grass…ahhh….I love Easter and the smells that come with it! For my Easter Breakfast (I don’t have brunch as I’m a very early riser to tend to chickens and the barnyard animals so I’m starving by 6:30am!) I make Sausage, green pepper, onion and cheddar Omelettes (made with fresh from the farm eggs of course), homemade shredded hash browns and hickory-smoked bacon…I can smell my house now! Dinner always composes of a Honey Baked Ham from where else? Honey Baked Ham! I CRAVE that crusted glaze on it every year! Along with that I always make Garlic red bliss mashed potatos with lots of fresh chives and pepper, green bean casserole, pineapple casserole and crescent rolls. I usually do a pineapple upside down cake for dessert but will forego that this year to try YOUR Lemon Coconut Cake! My mouth has been watering ever since you first posted it! And I PROMISE Sally (no crying in the jam isle here)….I WILL make the homemade Lemon Curd recipe you supply with it! Besides Peanut Butter and Chocolate together? These two paired are beyond the moon together! I always add just a ‘touch’ of coconut extract in my coconut cake recipes because, well, I love Coconut! I’m hungry already and can’t wait for Sunday! Happy Easter to you and your family Sally!

  19. Sally- I love your blog and try your recipes all the time, in fact, I am making your funfetti layer cake for my sister’s 30th birthday this weekend. I don’t celebrate Easter but everything looks so amazing that now all I want to do is host an Easter brunch. Thank you! Hope you make it out to Los Angeles soon! 

    1. Hey Jenny! Enjoy that funfetti layer cake 🙂 I was out in Newport Beach just south of LA last month. Sorry to have missed you!

  20. Your pineapple upside down cake is now a tradition in our house as well. lol

  21. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says:

    That cheesecake carrot cake looks INSANE! 

  22. Happy Easter Sally! Making your goat cheese quiche today and the lemon blueberry scones on Easter morning! 

  23. I’m made several of these before and LOVE the lemon blueberry combos! I am a huge fan of your carrot cake and can’t wait to get home to do this new variation with the cheesecake ribbon. {Swoon}. That fruit tart might be calling my name tomorrow morning.

  24. Easter’s come and passed now. It was a (small) feast for 3 at my house! Although I didn’t make those blueberry scones for the occasion, I HAVE made them before and they are divine. We had a simple Guiness beef stew, followed by tons of mini eggs and brownies for dessert. Had big gathering for St. Patrick’s day, so wanted something small. Hope you had a great Easter, Sally! 

    1. Your Easter sounds perfect. 🙂

  25. Austria Azaceta says:

    Hi Sally,
    Just wanted to let you know that I made the strawberries & cream coffee cake for Easter at my in-laws yesterday.  It took the full 55 min bake time & turned out beautifully!! Possibly my new favorite dessert!!  So so yummy!!  Everyone enjoyed!! Thanks so much for yet another fantastic recipe!! 🙂

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