I love all of the holidays, but there is something so special about Easter to me. I don't know if it's the pastels, the spring weather, or the excuse to wear a pretty dress and hunt jewel-toned eggs, but it's always been one of my favorite holidays. And when you combine it with the best meal of the day? Well Easter brunch is just the greatest. I've yet to host one, but I already have a giant list of Easter brunch recipes ready to go for the day I can strap on a pastel apron and use plastic eggs and Peeps as table decorations.
I guess it makes sense that the two go together ― brunch is so perfect for spring mornings. You're not dying for a piping hot cup of coffee because it's not freezing outside, and you're also not having your stomach churn at the thought of breakfast because it's a million degrees outside. When I think of brunch, I think of sundresses, sitting outside with a crisp breeze, and so much delicious food. I mean, you don't pour cereal at brunch, right? You eat lots of fruit, some savory favorites, and fancy dishes like Eggs Benedict. And you can't forget the cocktails. I mean, mimosas aren't exactly a Thursday morning, before work kind of drink are they? So for your perfect Easter brunch, try these 15 recipes and soak up all spring brunch has to offer (like fruit-filled pastries and a Bloody Mary or two).
1. Parmesan Bacon Knots
You're probably making rolls for Easter dinner anyway, so why not whip up some extra dough for these Parmesan bacon knots from A Spicy Perspective? Perfect for brunch and a fun way to serve up bacon.
2. Spring Asparagus & Goat Cheese Quiche
The best part about Easter brunch is that it's the perfect time to make a dish that serves a lot of people, which is why this spring asparagus and goat cheese quiche from Blogging Over Thyme is so great. Plus you're going to look super fancy serving this up instead of your standard quiche.
3. Berries & Brie Breakfast Bake
Bet you can't say berries and brie breakfast bake ten times fast, but I bet you can devour it at Easter brunch. From Cook Nourish Bliss, this sweet dish is super easy to put together, looks beautiful, and is a crowd-pleaser.
4. Scrambled Egg & Roasted Asparagus Toast
Good old-fashioned scrambled eggs and toast get an upgrade with this foodiecrush recipe for scrambled egg and roasted asparagus toast. Because asparagus is a spring veggie, this is a great choice for Easter brunch, but it's also easy to make a big batch of for your family, and even little kids can enjoy it.
5. Strawberries & Cream Stuffed French Toast
French toast is always great for brunch, but stuffed French toast? Yum. Mel's Kitchen Cafe has a great recipe for strawberries and cream stuffed French toast which is seriously making me consider hosting Easter brunch just so I can eat it.
6. Bloody Mary Bar
Y'all, it's not brunch without a Bloody Mary. Jelly Toast has a great recipe to follow for making your own Bloody Mary bar. Guests can choose their own garnishes to create the ultimate Bloody Mary, and you can all drink your way through Easter brunch.
7. Fruit-Filled Puff Pastry Donuts
Fruit is always a must at brunch, but there are so many fun ways to incorporate it into your menu, like with these fruit-filled puff pastry donuts with lemon glaze from The Comfort of Cooking. They're not a difficult recipe, and they are a sweet addition to your Easter brunch table.
8. Spaghetti Squash Egg Baskets
Nests and eggs are perfect for spring, right? A Cozy Kitchen has an adorable recipe for spaghetti squash egg baskets, a healthy alternative to baking eggs in hash browns. Not only are they yummy, but they would look so cute on a pretty platter in the middle of your table.
9. Frosty Orange Juice
The kids at your brunch table will love this, but the adults might enjoy it even more. (Like me.) From The Merrythought, give a crowd favorite an update with this frosty orange juice recipe. Simple to throw together and the perfect pastel orange for Easter, it's also seriously good, like a melted Creamsicle.
10. Easy Monkey Bread
Monkey bread is one of those things I always buy because as much as I love it, it looks way too complicated to make at home. But Averie Cooks is saving your Easter brunch with this easy monkey bread recipe. By using Bisquick in the dough, you'll be able to whip this up in no time on Easter Sunday and seriously impress everyone.
11. Grapefruit Mimosa
Remember when I said it wasn't brunch without a Bloody Mary? I lied. You also need a mimosa to make it brunch time. Damn Delicious has created a fun take on the classic mimosa with this grapefruit mimosa recipe. It's seriously scrumptious, but it's also so pretty!
12. Baked Ham & Swiss Sliders
Ham and Easter go together like . . . well. Like ham and Easter. So for your Easter brunch, put these baked ham and Swiss sliders from The Comfort of Cooking together. An easy, no-fuss recipe and one your kids will especially love.
13. Baked Frittata With Roasted Red Peppers, Arugula, & Pesto
The best thing about baked egg dishes is that they're totally versatile, but I love Gimme Some Oven's recipe for a baked frittata with roasted red peppers, arugula, and pesto. The pesto seems to marry all of the flavors together perfectly, and it only takes about 15 minutes to throw together.
14. Toasted Almond & Coconut Scones
It's not Easter for me without some form of coconut. Whether it's my granny's coconut cake or those chocolate covered coconut nests, I'm all about it. If you're like me and make the same connection, try these toasted almond and coconut scones from Good Life Eats. Scones are such a classic brunch item and the almond and coconut make it a great spring treat.
15. Arugula & Prosciutto Eggs Benedict
Nothing sounds fancier at brunch than Eggs Benedict, which is why the arugula and prosciutto Eggs Benedict recipe from foodiecrush is perfect for your morning. Don't be intimated by the recipe, especially as it includes making hollandaise sauce in a blender. And when else are you going to whip up Eggs Benedict? It's not exactly a busy weekday morning kind of breakfast.