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: 3.32 stars
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.

Spinach and Gruyere Quiches

Rating: 3.19 stars
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.

Leek-and-Goat-Cheese Tart with Rye Crust

This rustic-yet-elegant tart combines buttery leeks and scallions with creamy, bright goat cheese, and cradles them together inside a crisp and tender rye-flour crust.   

Baked French Toast

Rating: 3.44 stars
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.

Asparagus Custard Tart

Rating: 3.3 stars
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.

Roasted Radish Tart

No, those aren't flowers adorning this creamy cauliflower tart! They're thinly sliced watermelon radishes—they take on that distinctive shape, not to mention that stunning shade of deep fuchsia, when baked.

Vanilla Glaze for Cinnamon-Bun Bites

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.

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.

Easter Babka

Rating: 3.19 stars
This delicious recipe for Easter babka comes from the "Martha Stewart Living" television show.

Garlicky Beans

Instead of broiling the garlic, you can also char cloves one at a time over the flame of a gas stove, holding and turning with tongs, until blackened and blistering, about 30 seconds to 1 minute each. The beans make a delectable side for Shrimp and Clams a la Plancha.

Hot Cross Buns

Rating: 3.89 stars
In England, hot cross buns—soft and slightly sweet little cakes with a cross cut into the tops—are traditionally served on Good Friday.

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

Rating: 3.44 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

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.

Our Best Baked and Glazed Ham Recipes for Easter

A juicy baked ham is the perfect Easter dish; take this classic holiday entrée to the next level by giving yours an irresistible glazed exterior.

Cheese Danish

Try your hand at a homemade version of the classic breakfast pastry -- buttery dough filled with sweetened farmer's cheese and raisins. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 502.