50 Easter Brunch Ideas That Are Quick, Easy and Festive

It’s Easter Sunday: This is not the time for soggy cereal and toast. If you’re celebrating the day with brunch (you know, in between the holiday crafts and copious amounts of candy), might we suggest one of these 50 Easter brunch ideas? They’re festive and spring-y—think kale quiche, feta tart and carrot cake doughnuts—while still being ridiculously easy to prepare, which means you’ll have plenty of time for an egg hunt.

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Regular old buttered toast just won’t cut it on a holiday, but add a schmear of ricotta and honey-soaked citrus and now we’re talking.

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We’ve found the perfect use for those sad, sagging bananas you’ve been “saving” on your counter for weeks.

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Want to shake things up? Swap the veggies for whatever you have. Just don’t skip the bacon.

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This feels like a fancy restaurant salad even though it’s super easy to pull off in your own kitchen. (Just don’t tell anyone that.)

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Sure, you could serve these with maple syrup. But we think our honey-vanilla dipping sauce is also worth a try.

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We really do like green eggs, at least when they’re these delicious bites.

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If a coffee cake and cornbread had a very tasty, crumb-topped baby, this would be it.

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It’s Easter and you don’t have time to flip pancakes while everyone hunts for eggs. With this sheet-pan wonder, you don’t have to flip a thing.

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Come for the tender potatoes; stay for the impeccably cooked hard-boiled eggs.

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This is like a fancy pizza that got dressed up in its Sunday best. (Psst: The crust is store-bought puff pastry.)

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The only thing tastier than a dozen doughnuts? A dozen of these fluffy, sugary treats.

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Is it a cake or is it a quick bread? We’re not sure, but we’re definitely having a second slice.

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Cake for breakfast? We wouldn’t dare. Cake for brunch , on the other hand…

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Even non-vegans will gobble up these breakfast sammies.

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She is beauty, she is grace and she is positively going to steal the brunch show.

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Salad for breakfast is a thing, guys. And it’s better than you’d expect.

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What will it be, roasted garlic, sriracha or capers? (The correct answer is all three.)

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The secret to making rich, creamy homemade hollandaise lies with your blender.

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We’ll be the first to admit that cooking eggs for a crowd isn’t the easiest task. Enter this one-pan wonder, which happens to pair splendidly with a mimosa.

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Slathering chocolate-hazelnut spread on top of a stack is fine, but we much prefer to stuff it inside. You know, for effect.

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Since the entire dish is baked in the oven, you can quickly assemble and let it cook while you sip coffee and catch up with guests (or dip into the hidden Easter baskets).

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You know how on Easter it’s usually freezing, raining or snowing? Thank God we have citrus to remind us of the sunny days to come.

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A good cook always has a little frozen puff pastry hidden up her sleeve…er…in her freezer.

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Store-bought dough will shave hours off the prep time. Tell everyone you’ve been up since 4 a.m.

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The original is made with tomato sauce, but we like to mix things up every once in a while. (We never skip the crusty bread for dipping, though.)

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Drop everything into the slow cooker the night before, then wake up to brunch ready and waiting for you.

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Carrots…bunnies…get it?

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Oatmeal is usually reserved for weekdays. This baked version, however, is special enough to serve to a crowd.

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Cinnamon streusel, meet cream cheese filling. You’re going to be best friends, we can tell.

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When it comes to entertaining, we’d be lost without our muffin tin. These babies are going to disappear the minute you pull them out of the oven.

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The ratio of crispy to soft is going to rock your world. (The three-item ingredient list will too.)

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They’ll think you made regular old muffins until they take a bite.

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We’ve never met a potato recipe we didn’t like, but this one takes the cake. Pile it high with all the fixings and wait for the oohs and ahhs.

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The easiest way to get your requisite greens is to bake them into a pie.

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Is it breakfast or dessert? All we know is that it’s delicious, no matter when you eat it.

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The easy press-in crust and quick filling make this impressive savory pie a no-brainer addition to your spread.

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Glazed ham for brunch? On Easter, it’s fair game. Green eggs optional, Sam I Am.

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It’s a classic with the best kind of twist: A whole batch is made in one pan, so you can skip the frying-slices-at-the-stove thing.

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Rhubarb season will be gone in the blink of an eye, so take advantage if you’re fortunate enough to get your hands on some.

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Sweet and salty is our favorite flavor combination.

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It’s not a real brunch until a gorgeously flaky quiche hits the table.

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You have two options here: Slice it into pieces and plate it like a fancy-pants, or set out forks and let everyone dive right in.

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Spring produce + store-bought puff pastry = the crowd-pleaser that looks much more sophisticated (and time-consuming) than it is.

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We guarantee at least one person at the table won’t be eating gluten. Luckily, this will please the whole guest list.

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They’re even better than the ones from that upscale bakery down the street.

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Quick, easy, cute and ready to eat straight out of the oven. You might want to make a double batch.

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Everything tastes better when it’s three times smaller, even bagels and lox. This also takes ten minutes to put together, so everybody wins.

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If you’re going the savory route, we highly recommend something cheesy or potato-y. If it checks both boxes, even better.

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You can swap the fruit for whatever looks best at the farmers market.

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Not everyone is a ham person. We get it. Serve them a fancy (yet secretly easy) fillet of salmon instead.

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