10 easy Easter brunch recipes

Because you can't live on chocolate eggs alone—trust us, we've tried—you'll need our best brunch recipes.

By Today's Parent
10 easy Easter brunch recipes

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Easter brunch recipes

Cheddar Cornbread Pancakes

Slightly sweet, crunchy and cheesy, these pancakes go well with just about anything: smoked salmon, sour cream and chives, or swap the salmon for crumbled bacon, or stack them on a plate with a few spoonfuls of soft scrambled eggs. Get the recipe: Cheddar Cornbread Pancakes 

Plate with fried cornbread pancakes topped with smoked salmon and sour creamPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Apple-Cinnamon Monkey Bread

With a name like Monkey Bread, it’s destined to please, but then you pull its doughy bits apart and bite into hunk of apple cider-glazed goodness: Over the top delicious. The journey is almost as fun as the destination, too—this brunch show-stopper is made by rolling up balls of yeasted dough, dipping them in melted butter, then rolling through cinnamon sugar and layering them into a bundt pan. Kids will love making it as much as they love eating it. Get the recipe: Apple-Cinnamon Monkey Bread

plate of fresh monkey breadPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Spanish Chorizo Frittata

Why would you make the eggs, potatoes and sausage separately when you could toss it into a pan and use some eggs and cheese to bind it all together? This one-skillet wonder is a perfect make-ahead dish—because you know that egg hunt is going to go long. Get the recipe: Spanish Chorizo Frittata

skillet with sausage frittata

Breakfast Pizza

Want to serve something easy-ish but still super impressive? Pizza is always the answer—even at brunch. This one uses store-bought dough and six cups of spinach. In the last few minutes of baking, simply crack the eggs right on top of the pizza, slide it back into the oven and they’ll cook to sunny-side-up perfection. Get the recipe: Breakfast Pizza

pan pizza with bacon and eggsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Maple-Bacon French Toast

For a morning when you’d much rather focus on your kids’ Easter basket glee (ie: sneakily pocket as many of their chocolates as you can) than on actual cooking, this slow-cooker French toast is your rescue. Get the recipe: Maple-Bacon French Toast

two slices of french toast with bacon on topPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Breakfast Confetti Sliders

Who doesn’t love a good breakfast sandwich? This one has a homemade feel: You can make the biscuits from scratch (or swap in English muffins), hand-form the sausage patties (sausage with the casings removed!) and throw some veggies into that scramble. We’re not saying they’d be complete with those hashbrowns you can buy in the frozen aisle…that’s up to you. Get the recipe: Breakfast Confetti Sliders

breakfast sandwich with sausage patty, egg and cheesePhoto: Erik Putz

Ham and Cheese Waffles

The best brunch mixes sweet and savoury. These waffles have shredded sharp cheddar and black forest ham baked right in. Pass the maple syrup. Get the recipe: Ham and Cheese Waffles

plate of waffles with ham and cheese insidePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Cheese and Sausage Croissant Strata

If a deep dish of soft croissant smothered in an eggy batter and studded with mushrooms, sausage and Swiss cheese is wrong, then we don’t want to be right. Make it the night before and sleep in for goodness sake. Get the recipe: Cheese and Sausage Croissant Strata 

casserole dish of holiday strataPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Dutch Pancakes

Make a batch of these babies and offer up different types of fruit, nuts and spreads (Nutella!) to stuff inside. Freshly whipped cream is never a bad idea, either. Get the recipe: Dutch Pancakes

fresh dutch pancakes filled with pearPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Hard-Boiled Rooster and his Chicks

If you’re ever going to craft a rooster and some chicks out of hard-boiled eggs—complete with cheddar beaks and currant eyes—then Easter is the time. Bonus: It’s a pretty cute way to use up all those coloured eggs. Get the recipe: Hard-Boiled Rooster and his Chicks

10 easy Easter brunch recipesPhoto: Erik Putz

Read more:
How to make marbleized Easter eggs
10 great Easter dinner recipes
10 delicious Easter dessert recipes

This article was originally published on Apr 15, 2019

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