Easter Breakfast & Brunch Recipes

Hosting an Easter breakfast or brunch? Our make-ahead recipes will help you save time and impress family and guests. Also, find lots of casseroles, egg dishes and delicious desserts for your Easter table.

Staff Picks

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 901
Everyone needs a delicious coffee cake recipe in their repertoire, and this cinnamon streusel coffee cake recipe is the perfect option. Meaning "something strewn" in Old German, streusel is easy to throw together -- and then to throw on top of this sour-cream coffee cake. The sweet glaze in the recipe is the perfect coffee cake topping.

Vanilla Glaze for Cinnamon-Bun Bites

Rating: 4 stars 30
Make this glaze while the Cinnamon-Bun Bites are baking. Recipe adapted with permission from "Williams-Sonoma Family Meals: Creating Traditions in the Kitchen," copyright 2009 by Maria Helm Sinskey and Williams-Sonoma, published by Weldon Owen, San Francisco.

Spinach and Gruyere Quiches

Rating: 3 stars 1112
An outstanding quiche relies on a few simple elements: a creamy egg custard, buttery homemade crust, and flavorful cheese and vegetables. This family-friendly brunch recipe delivers all three.

Baked French Toast

Rating: 3.5 stars 630
Thick brioche slices soak up the batter, while sugared pecans lend a caramelized crunch to this make-ahead baked French toast recipe to feed a hungry breakfast or brunch crowd.

Eggs Goldenrod

Hard-boiled eggs are paired with creamy white gravy and buttered toast in this old-school Southern dish. It's just the thing for Easter breakfast.

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

Rating: 3.5 stars 156
Like quiche, this savory dish has a custard filling; using frozen puff pastry instead of traditional pie dough makes it even simpler to prepare. This time-saving recipe is perfect for brunch.

Asparagus Custard Tart

Rating: 3.5 stars 194
This tart is unapologetically rich—there is puff pastry, Gruyere, goat cheese, and cream—yet the overall effect is one of lightness. It's a handy make-ahead addition to a festive spring brunch spread, but paired with a green salad, it also makes a satisfying supper on its own.

Quiche Lorraine

Rating: 3 stars 157
Perhaps the most famous quiche, Lorraine is named for its region of origin in France. The classic recipe contains no cheese, only eggs, cream, and thick chunks of slab bacon, perfect for a family-friendly brunch.

Cinnamon-Bun Bites

Rating: 3.5 stars 344
Serve these bites directly from the baking dish, or unmold them and place the whole mound on a serving dish or in a basket. Recipe adapted with permission from "Williams-Sonoma Family Meals: Creating Traditions in the Kitchen," copyright 2009 by Maria Helm Sinskey and Williams-Sonoma, published by Weldon Owen, San Francisco.

Vanilla Chia Pudding

Rating: 4 stars 125
Chia seeds are available at health-food stores and online. They're rich in omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants.

Hot Cross Buns

Rating: 4 stars 128
In England, hot cross buns—soft and slightly sweet little cakes with a cross cut into the tops—are traditionally served on Good Friday.

New York-Style Crumb Cake

European immigrants made this confection -- which has large, crisp crumbs on top -- a New York City coffee-shop favorite. An optional layer of jam between the batter and topping adds a fruity component.
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Inspiration and Ideas

21 Easter Brunch Recipes to Welcome the Arrival of Spring
From egg casseroles to baked French toast, these recipes will fuel your annual Easter egg hunt. 
Our Most Delectable Egg Dishes for Easter Brunch
You have to have eggs for Easter brunch! And not just the dyed kind—we're talking deviled eggs, quiches, frittatas, omelets, and so much more.
Easter Babka
Rating: 3 stars 52

This delicious recipe for Easter babka comes from the "Martha Stewart Living" television show.