If you’re planning to celebrate the Easter holiday with a midday meal, here is a basket-full of Easter brunch recipe inspiration. From traditional hot cross buns to make-ahead breakfast casserole, you’ll find a variety of popular Easter brunch recipes below, both sweet and savory.
Easter Brunch Ideas
Easter food typically includes heaps of chocolate (like these peanut butter Easter eggs!), but in between all the sweets and egg hunts, there has to be a nourishing meal. I’ve collected my favorite Easter brunch recipes below. And don’t forget that coconut Easter cake is 100% acceptable in the morning. 😉
Breakfast casserole is the real Easter brunch M.V.P., but today’s list also includes egg-free options, impressive pastries, simple salads, and kid-friendly favorites. If you’re looking for ham recipes, I’ve made and loved this citrus spice glazed ham. It’s fantastic, and makes excellent leftovers.
My favorite egg-free savory Easter brunch recipe is this ham & potato casserole:
Whether you’re hosting the big Sunday meal, or toting along a side dish, you’re sure to find a new favorite Easter brunch recipe here. Hop to it!
See my general breakfast recipes page, which includes an easy frittata recipe, for all of my published breakfast recipe options.
Favorite Easter Brunch Recipes
Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole
This breakfast casserole recipe is an incredibly convenient breakfast choice because it’s make-ahead and infinitely adaptable. Use your favorite seasonings and cheeses, vegetables like peppers and mushrooms, meats like sausage or bacon—or you can make it vegetarian.
Homemade Cheddar Biscuits
Soft, flaky, and fantastically flavorful, these egg-free homemade cheddar biscuits practically fly off the table anytime they’re served. Good thing they’re so quick and easy to make!
Hot Cross Buns
Hot cross buns are a traditional Easter treat and I’m happy to share my family’s favorite version with you! Featuring a deliciously spiced sweet dough, flour cross, and orange glaze, these buns are truly one of my favorite yeasted bread recipes.
Easy Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch
These easy cinnamon rolls are perfect for yeast beginners because they only require 1 rise. Each cinnamon roll is extra soft with the most delicious cinnamon-sugar swirl! Choose from a few easy icing flavors to top the warm & gooey rolls.
Savory Ham & Cheese Scones
These ham & cheese scones are flaky and soft with crisp-crumbly edges. But instead of sugary extras, we’re loading them with savory and satisfying flavors including cheddar cheese, ham, garlic powder, black pepper, and fresh chives.
The Perfect Quiche
This is a perfect base quiche recipe. Use a combination of milk and heavy cream for the richest, creamiest filling, and the flavors are up to you! Add your favorites such as bacon, feta cheese, ham, white cheddar cheese, crab meat, or spinach.
Baked Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole
A French toast bake is always easier than dipping and cooking individual slices of French toast. This one is stuffed with sweet cream cheese and topped with a brown sugar crumble topping. The best part? You can prep the casserole the night before.
Lemon Blueberry Muffins
These light and fluffy lemon blueberry muffins taste just as good—or better!—than any bakery version. Greek yogurt keeps them extra moist, creamed butter creates a wonderfully soft and fluffy texture, and blueberries and lemon add a burst of flavor.
Biscuit Breakfast Casserole
This biscuit breakfast casserole combines eggs, sausage, peppers, and cheese with buttery biscuits all in one dish. It’s the definition of breakfast comfort food! Switch it up by using your favorite cheese, herbs, and veggies. You can assemble it the night before.
Raspberry Twist Bread
The simple way you twist up the dough with raspberry jam results in multiple buttery flaky layers and pockets of sweet raspberry. This tastes like a danish pastry, and feeds a hungry crowd!
Sour Cream Coffee Cake (With Crumb Topping)
Simple and classic, this buttery cinnamon crumb coffee cake is anything but plain! Sour cream ensures a moist, light (not overly dense) breakfast cake, and there’s double the brown sugar cinnamon crumb streusel.
Breakfast Strata Recipe
Breakfast strata is a simple yet satisfying brunch dish. This is my favorite version of the egg-and-bread casserole, loaded with sautéed spinach, crisp bacon, and plenty of parmesan cheese. Use crusty day-old bread so each bite is chewy and textured. You can prep the strata the night before.
Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones
These lemon blueberry scones are bursting with juicy blueberries and a delicious lemon zing. They’re buttery and moist, with crisp-crumbly edges and soft flaky centers. A drizzle of sweet lemon glaze on top takes these scones to new heights.
Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake
Learn how to make a giant cinnamon roll cake, using my easy 7-ingredient cinnamon roll dough. This is ALWAYS a crowd pleaser, and a big hit at holiday brunches.
Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastry Braid
With layers of buttery flaky dough and a sweet cheese filling, this blueberry cream cheese pastry braid is undoubtedly irresistible. The recipe yields 2 braids, which is enough for a large gathering of hungry guests.
Ham & Potato Casserole Recipe
This savory ham and potato casserole is cheesy, flavorful, and satisfying. It’s a delicious way to use leftover ham, and it can do double duty as a brunch recipe or a dinner dish. It’s also completely egg-free.
Favorite Strawberry Bacon Salad
My favorite strawberry bacon salad is always a crowd-pleaser, any time of day! If you already have cooked bacon, it only takes about 15 minutes to throw together.
Lemon Blueberry Tart
If you need a sweet treat to end your Easter brunch meal, enjoy this cool, creamy, and undeniably beautiful lemon blueberry tart. This recipe combines a buttery shortbread crust, a fresh lemon filling, and homemade blueberry sauce swirl.
If you’re in the mood for rolls, I love serving these honey butter rolls with Easter brunch or supper. They make a wonderful base for leftover Easter ham sandwiches, too!
And if you need more inspiration in the sweets category, I have you covered. Here is a collection of 20 spring dessert recipes including homemade coconut cream pie and fluffy angel food cake. Each would make a perfectly sweet addition to your holiday meal.
- Here is my full collection of Easter recipes including a post of 18+ Easter dessert ideas.
- I have a growing selection of gluten-free recipes, too.
- If you’re looking for deviled eggs, I love these sour cream and bacon deviled eggs!
Q: What are your favorite Easter brunch recipes? It’s always hard for me to choose, but this blackberry cream cheese crumb cake is always a massive hit.
Reader Comments & Reviews
My daughter and I just made your Hummingbird Cake for her birthday. What a treat. Delicious, Thank You
Absolutely one of my favorites, too. So glad you enjoyed it.
Do you have any Low Carb Recipes?
Hi Beverly! We aren’t experts in low carb baking, but you may find some recipes to enjoy in the healthy baking section of our website.
This is not my first rodeo. But I must admit that I have been very impressed with your recipes. You always have a recipe for every occasion, also. Bravo, Sally!
do you have gluteen free receipes
I sure do! Here are all of the gluten free recipes I have published.
Thank you so much!