This year, treat your family to an elaborate Easter brunch in the comfort of your home, brightening up your weekend and fuelling the kids up for their Easter egg hunt. From classics like quiche and pancakes to indulgent treats like cinnamon rolls and cheesy casseroles, create an unforgettable menu with these irresistible sweet and savoury recipes.
Freshly-baked biscuits become the main course instead of a side with these ham, cheese and egg-filled buttermilk delights. Serve them hot from the oven with a colourful side salad and crispy breakfast potatoes.
This light and airy bread can be made sweet or savoury. Enjoy a slice along with a cup of coffee or turn it into French toast for Easter brunch.
Bunny Butt Carrot Cake Pancakes
Every-bunny will love a stack of these delightfully spiced carrot cake pancakes, but you get egg-stra special points for the adorable presentation. Can’t get enough that spiced cake with cream cheese frosting? Look no further than our most crave-worthy carrot cake recipes for inspiration.
Matcha and White Chocolate Oat Muffins
Skip the usual blueberry or banana recipes and add these healthy, yet flavourful oat muffins to your Easter brunch menu instead. Infused with Japanese matcha and studded with white chocolate, you may not be able to resist a second helping.
French Toast Bread Pudding
Slice up a robust challah, add some eggs, heavy cream, grated orange zest and maple syrup and you’ve got yourself a winning brunch dish.
Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
These savoury bites are a definite palate pleaser for your family’s brunch spread. Load them with the creamy filling, minced smoked salmon, a dollop of salmon roe and sprinkle of chopped chives.
Hot Cross Buns
Packed with fragrant cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, these traditional hot cross buns are best served for an Easter brunch or after-dinner treat.
A simple brunch or dessert, rustic white bread is grilled until golden brown, topped with strawberries and sugar and then broiled until the sugar caramelizes. Make it extra special by skipping the store-bought loaf and baking your very own rustic ciabatta bread.
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
As the name suggests, these delectable cinnamon rolls are a slow-made work of love that are absolutely worth the wait. They’re decadent enough for dessert but can also be served as a satisfying brunch.
Cinnamon Bun Pancakes
When you’re craving cinnamon buns but short on time, whip up a batch of these sweet pancakes. Skip the maple syrup and serve them hot with a drizzle of white icing.
Classic fluffy muffins are studded with fresh blueberries and lightened up with yogurt. Don’t overlook the versatility of frozen fruit and try these easy recipes that prove frozen blueberries belong in your freezer.
Chocolate-Banana Pancake Breakfast Casserole
What’s better than chocolate for breakfast? Chocolate mixed with bananas and folded into a pancake-inspired casserole, of course. Not only can this dish be made with things you probably already have around the house, but you can also assemble everything the night before. That way, all you need to do the next morning is pop the dish into the oven while you have a shower, put the coffee on and presto! Warm, delicious, pancake casserole.
Classic Lemon Pound Cake
Whether served as a sweet brunch or for dessert after a big meal, this classic lemon pound cake will bring freshness to your table.
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Frittata
Turn to this easy, yet indulgent recipe when you need a simple brunch or even dinner. Pair with some simple spring potatoes and a side salad for a light, satisfying meal.
Frittata With Asparagus Tomato and Fontina
A dish that’s as at home on the dinner table as it is at a holiday brunch, this delectable frittata is flavour powerhouse.
Sausage Kale Strata
Sausage, mushrooms, eggs, cheese and kale get tossed together with ciabatta bread for a substantial holiday brunch main.
Maple Oat Nut Scones
A delectable coffee and maple icing finishes off these buttery pecan and oat scones for a perfect brunch.
Overnight Belgian Waffles
Start the batter for these classic waffles the night before. Not only does it guarantee a light-as-air brunch, it means you can spend less time cooking and more time enjoying your homemade creations. It doesn’t have to be a special occasion or holiday to make a batch of golden, fluffy waffles: these recipes will make you jump right out of bed.
Perfect Pancakes (and Toppings!)
Start your breakfast or brunch on the right foot with golden pancakes and a flurry of tasty toppings including chocolate chips, berries, yogurt and fruit.
A tasty and unexpected appetizer, this tart can be made in advance and set out buffet style for your family to slice up and enjoy over and over.
Ham and Scallion Scones With Lemon Herb Chevre
Savoury scones get holiday-ready with a dash of lemon and herb goat cheese.
Maple Crêpe Cake
Impress your family and practice your crêpe making skills with this beautiful cake filled with layer-after-layer of maple custard.
Florida Grapefruit Shortcakes
The burst of citrus flavour in this dish makes these shortcakes perfect as a light dessert or decadent brunch.
Sour Cream Pecan Coffee Cake
A scrumptious twist on the classic coffee cake, this moist cake is topped with a pecan streusel for some sugary crunch.
These classic crispy potato bites from Ina Garten require minimal ingredients and take only 20 minutes to make.
Classic Cinnamon Sticky Buns
An irresistible combination of airy dough, gooey maple coating and cinnamon-sugar filling, these sticky buns will satisfy the sweetest of cravings (not matter what time of day!).
These fuss-free breakfast egg baskets nix most of the work involved in creating brunch and bring everything together in one simple dish.
Fluffy Japanese Pancakes
Crispy on the outside and custardy on the inside, these Japanese pancakes are like fluffy little breakfast souffles. Serve with butter and maple syrup.
Breakfast Yorkshire Pudding
Get the whole family involved in customizing these light and tasty breakfast popovers. Pull out the leftovers for a bite-sized brunch.
New Potato Skillet With Baked Eggs
Springtime’s new potatoes have tender skins and are loaded with potassium. This iron skillet spring meal is paired with peas and eggs for for a one-pan brunch or dinner that is sure to please the entire family. For more simple meals that make cleanup a breeze, check out these one-pan dinners with 7 ingredients or less.
Sheet Pan Bacon and Egg Sandwiches For a Crowd
Serve up an informal breakfast that your family can assemble themselves. Just bake the egg filling and toast some buns with cheese. Sheet pan breakfast for the win!
A mix of russet and sweet potatoes are fried together with with red bell peppers, yellow squash, onion and zucchini for a tasty vegetarian brunch. Serve with a soft poached or fried egg.
Ham, Tomato and Swiss Quiche
Packaged crescent roll dough is used for the crust in this super simple quiche that’s chock-full of diced smoked ham, grated Swiss cheese and diced tomato.
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bread Box
Gather everyone around when you slice into this breakfast loaf. Your family will love the surprise filling, complete with fluffy scrambled eggs, American cheese and crumbled bacon.
Avocado Rose Eggs Benedict
An Instagram-worthy Easter brunch is made easy-peasy with a quick blender Hollandaise. Be sure to use a perfectly fresh, yet slightly firm avocado; this will help create the signature rose shape.
Potato Nests With Peas, Ham and Cream Cheese
Spruce up your spring menu with cute nests that bring together your favourite flavours and add a touch of brightness to everyone’s plate. They also make adorable, two-bite appetizers or snacks.
Scrambled Eggs With Smoked Salmon
Enjoy an extra special breakfast without the extra effort, with this simple scrambled egg recipe that makes the most of delicate smoked salmon.
Colourful Layered Eggs
The humble omelette gets a spring-like makeover with layers of flavour including tomato and saffron, savoury olive tapenade and fragrant chives combined with basil.
Crème Brûlée French Toast With Drunken Strawberries
Leftover challah is the best bread for this dish and in fact; the dryer, the better. You’re going to soak it for at least 30 minutes, so feel free to crisp it in the oven before. A little orange liqueur and sugar helps get your sliced berries extra juicy, so don’t forget to serve with the sweet sauce.
Ham and Cheese Bake
Giada De Laurentiis recommends this cheese-laden delight — which, with 12 eggs, is like a quiche — for brunch. It’s a great way to combine any leftover cheeses you may have in the fridge — if you believe in leftover cheese.
Brunch-Style Cheddar-Apple Crisp
Take apple crisp from dessert to brunch with the addition of sharp cheddar cheese and a sweet and tangy maple syrup on the side. Serve it with your favourite egg dish or by itself for a sweet treat.
Slow Cooker Ham, Cheese and Spinach Crustless Quiche
When you’re making an elaborate holiday brunch, save oven space with this delightful quiche that’s made in the slow cooker! Filled with ham, shallots and fontina and topped with wilted spinach and grated Parmesan, it’s impossible to resist a slice.
Sausage Gravy Breakfast Lasagna
You don’t have to wait for dinner to enjoy a slice of heaven. This breakfast casserole uses sausage gravy, spinach and a blend of ooey, gooey cheeses between lasagna noodles.
Slow Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole
Imagine all your favourite breakfast dishes combined into one casserole-style masterpiece and it’s easy to understand the charm of this dish that bring together waffles, breakfast sausage, eggs, cheddar and Swiss cheese.
Whole-Grain Caramel Apple Oven Pancake
An æbleskiver is a cross between a pancake and a popover and it’s a classic Scandinavian breakfast food, commonly filled with or served alongside stewed apples. If you don’t have an æbleskiver mold, serve a family-style apple pancake instead.
Whole Wheat Vegan Waffles
Made with simple pantry staples, a plate of these will pack a flavour punch and crisp waffle crunch whether topped with berries or soaked in syrup.
Leek-Zucchini Cheese Tart
Mild leeks and zucchini get a boost from ricotta, Parmesan, feta and eggs. It’s a shareable summer tart-meets-quiche that proves it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
Brie and Broccoli Quiche
A rich, flavourful quiche is an ideal dish to make ahead of time and reheat later. Ree’s inventive recipe uses thick slices of chopped Brie – instead of typical Gouda or cheddar – which delivers a velvety smooth texture that’s tough to beat.
Gluten-Free Banana Bread
Looking for a gluten-free banana bread recipe that actually stays moist? This version delivers. The combination of rice and tapioca flour make the perfect gluten-free alternative for a dense yet tender loaf that’s full of banana bread flavour.
Valerie’s Brunch Frittata
Treat yourself to a savoury brunch with tomatoes, asparagus, herbs and goat cheese, all ready in just half an hour.
Waffled Carrot Cake
Did you know you can make cake in a waffle maker? Skip the homemade batter and opt for a boxed carrot cake mix for a simple treat. This homemade cream cheese icing gives it a decadent touch. For the real deal, browse our best carrot cake recipes.
This easy, no-flip omelette can be made in minutes with the help of your broiler. Both beginners and seasoned home cooks will love this recipe’s straightforwardness and impressive, classic French bistro appearance.