Big traditional Easter brunch with ham, quiche, and carrot cake

Easter Brunch Ideas

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These delectable Easter foods will ensure you have a delicious brunch. You can find all the recipes here for Easter brunch ideas to satisfy your whole family.


Ah, Easter in the South. Warming weather and new beginnings. Beautiful pastel outfits are donned, and children rush to find Easter eggs. Friends, family, and neighbors gather to share wonderful meals. 

In preparation for the holiday, we have some delicious Easter brunch recipe ideas for you. You can mix and match these items to make the perfect meal!

We’ve also included a few how-to videos to help with the preparation of your holiday foods. Be sure to check out our Easter candy charcuterie board idea as well!

We hope these Easter recipes will delight you, your family, and friends. Happy Easter!

Festive Drinks

Sure, you’ll serve coffee, tea, and juice… but you need some extra-special drinks for the holiday as well!

Start your Easter morning off right with these great beverages.

Champagne Cocktails

Check out our list of favorite Champagne Cocktail Recipes for some great mimosas, bellinis, punch, and many unique champagne-based cocktails.

What’s better than champagne for a holiday celebration?!

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Southern Coffee Punch

Coffee at brunch is a must, but a way to make it extra special is to go with a flavor that will amaze, like red velvet cake coffee. Or better yet, get really fancy and…

Add ice cream!

I love this version of the classic Coffee Punch recipe because it uses strong fresh brewed coffee instead of instant coffee. Try a flavorful twist on coffee punch with Fire Department Coffee’s delicious salted caramel bourbon-infused coffee, and add vanilla and caramel ice cream. And get yourself a cup before it quickly disappears!

Easy Coffee Punch Recipe! - The Frugal Girls

Easy Coffee Punch Recipe! – The Frugal Girls

Are you ready to meet the superstar of your next party? This Easy Coffee Punch Recipe is always such a hit with guests! Just 5 ingredients.

Easter Breads and Goodies

Let’s get this Easter Sunday brunch started with the basics. You’ll need some brunch side dishes like bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, and Greek yogurt with fresh berries and granola. Don’t forget some veggies if you’re serving lunch foods.

Some breakfast breads and goodies like deviled eggs will complement your main courses. Here are some yummy items to add into the mix.

Maple Pecan Banana Bread

This Easter brunch recipe is a moist banana bread made with simple ingredients like pecans and maple syrup.

You’ll love the Southern flavor of this banana bread!

Banana bread with pecans

Maple Pecan Banana Bread

This recipe is a twist on the classic banana bread recipe. Ours is a healthy and moist banana bread made with simple natural ingredients like crunchy pecans and maple syrup. There is no refined sugar added.

Deviled Eggs

Who needs an Easter egg hunt when we can just make the best type of Easter eggs??

This classic deviled eggs recipe is the perfect side dish for your Easter brunch.

Southern Deviled Eggs

Want to make some southern deviled eggs that are easy, fast, healthy and yummy? Use this recipe for your next picnic or potluck.

Pink Salad

 Just look at this lovely jello salad. It’s pastel pink and has Easter deliciousness written all over it.

It’s cool, light, and sweet, and it will delight your whole crowd.

pink salad in 3 cups

Pink Salad

If you want to make a nice fluffy sweet pink salad, this will do it. It has fruit and just the right amount of fluff to make it super tasty.

And check out how easy Pink Salad is to make!

Apricot Muffins

These are the perfect tasty muffins for your Easter brunch.

Dried apricots and yogurt are the ingredients that make these muffins so yummy.

dried apricot muffins

Apricot Muffins

These apricot muffins are breakfast muffins made with dried apricots and yogurt. They can be served with butter, honey, apricot preserve, or maple syrup.

Easter Bread

Easter bread is a wonderful tradition to add to your Easter menu.

It’s a slightly sweet, light bread adorned with dyed hard-boiled eggs. It’s perfect for adding a festive touch to your brunch.

Easter Bread Makes The Celebration Even Sweeter

Easter Bread Makes The Celebration Even Sweeter

Easter bread is an Italian and Greek tradition. It's a sweetened, yeasted dough with colored eggs baked right into the dough.

Cinnamon Rolls

With cream cheese frosting, these rich treats are a truly indulgent start to your Easter morning.

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

These delicious rolls are very easy to make because your bread machine does all of the hard work. They are best when served warm, and reheat well (if they last that long).

Breakfast Carrot Cake

Bake this healthy kid-friendly carrot cake for your Easter brunch.

These cakes also make great food gifts for family and friends during the holidays. Just use your loaf pan or 2 half-size loaf pans to bake a giftable yummy treat.

breakfast carrot cakes on plate

Breakfast Carrot Cake | A simple carrot cake recipe without frosting

A delicious, simple, and easy carrot cake recipe made without frosting that is perfect to serve with coffee or warm milk as a breakfast or as an afternoon snack with hot tea.

Fruit Salad with Peach Pie Filling

This fruit salad with Jell-O and peach pie filling is delicious as a brunch side dish or as a dessert over a light and airy angel food cake. It’s very versatile and depends on your preference and menu.

You could even dish out individual bowls of fruit salad and top them each with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream or cool whip for extra flair.

fruit salad with peach pie filling in a glass bowl on table

Fruit Salad With Peach Pie Filling

This fruit salad recipe uses peach pie filling to make it tasty, sweet, and crowd pleasing. It can be made a day ahead and only uses a few ingredients.

Main Dishes for Your Easter Brunch

Here we have the centerpiece dishes for your Easter breakfast or brunch. You might want to pick two or more, depending on the size of the crowd for your Easter gathering.

Basic breakfast items like buttermilk waffles or buttermilk pancakes from scratch are great, as well as some fancier breakfast creations and lunch menu dishes.

Eggs Benedict Casserole

An eggs benedict breakfast that’s also a casserole? My Southern heart says yes please.

This recipe has a prior day prep, so you just need a quick bake on Easter Sunday, and it’s ready to serve.

Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole - Cooking Classy

Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole – Cooking Classy

Eggs Benedict Casserole is the perfect holiday breakfast! It’s brimming with salty Canadian bacon, rich eggs, hearty English muffins and it’s finished off with a creamy, flavorful hollandaise sauce.

Apple Tansey

It’s not an omelet and it’s not an apple tart; the apple tansey is something wonderfully right in the middle.

This Easter recipe is an easy one. Check out our video to see how simple it is to whip up this dish, right in your skillet!

Apple Tansey

This colonial American dessert recipe dates back to the 18th century. One taste and you'll see why it has endured the test of time!

French Toast Casserole

Here we have another delightfully Southern brunch casserole.

Drizzled with maple syrup, this breakfast is to die for. Add some fresh berries…maybe a little whipped cream…and you have a fantastic Easter Sunday brunch.

Easy French Toast Casserole

Easy French Toast Casserole

French toast casserole is a delicious and decadent spin on the classic breakfast dish that can easily feed a crowd.

Goat Cheese Quiche

This is no Plain Jane Quiche Lorraine. This dish is a spinach quiche with a delicious and unique goat cheese flavor.

The caramelized onions are what really put it over the top for me – amazing!

Goat Cheese Quiche {The BEST Veggie Quiche}– WellPlated.com

Goat Cheese Quiche {The BEST Veggie Quiche}– WellPlated.com

This caramelized goat cheese quiche with spinach has rich flavors, a creamy filling, and a crisp, buttery crust. Perfect for brunch or weeknight meals!

Dutch Baby Pancake

Light and custardy, these “pancakes” are not like a traditional pancake at all. Dutch pancakes are otherworldly delicious, and if you’ve never had one, Easter brunch is the perfect occasion.

Dust them with powdered sugar, add a little maple syrup, and your favorite berries.

Dutch Baby German Pancakes - NatashasKitchen.com

Dutch Baby German Pancakes – NatashasKitchen.com

Dutch Baby Pancakes (or German Pancakes) are a cross between crepes and popovers. They have a billowy puffed crust with a custard center.

Easter Bunny Pancakes

This is one of our favorite Easter brunch ideas if you’re serving kids. This easy Easter creation is just perfect.

No complex recipe here; just a fun idea of how to put together a cute Easter bunny!

Easter Bunny Pancakes

Easter Bunny Pancakes

Make these fun Easter bunny pancakes with the kids for Easter breakfast! Pancakes and Sundays get perfectly together, this means you can start celebrating the Easter holiday as early as breakfast time.

Egg Cups

This baked egg treat has lots of fresh veggies and creamy cheddar cheese.

It’s convenient and easy to make these individual egg cups in your muffin tin. Great for when you’re serving a crowd for Easter breakfast!

Egg Breakfast Cups Recipe by Tasty

Egg Breakfast Cups Recipe by Tasty

Here’s what you need: eggs, salt, pepper, spinach, tomato, onion, bell pepper, broccoli, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese

Guacamole Toast

 Avocado toast is quick to make, so it’s great for both weekdays and for a relaxing weekend breakfast.

Add a poached egg to turn this toast into a special Easter treat.

guacamole toast

Guacamole Recipe | How to Make Avocado Toast

This is an easy homemade guacamole recipe. Guacamole dip is perfect to pair with tortilla chips for a snack, or toast for breakfast. Avocado toast is quick to make, so it’s great for both weekdays and for a relaxing weekend breakfast.

Baked Ham

For a traditional Easter brunch, a baked ham makes the perfect centerpiece dish. And if you prefer to eat this later in the day, it’s also perfect for Easter dinner.

Here we’ve found the perfect ham recipe with a lovely brown sugar glaze for the ideal amount of sweetness.

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze - Spend With Pennies

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze – Spend With Pennies

Baked ham is one of our favorite holiday meals! It’s tender inside while the outside is brushed with a brown sugar glaze and caramelized for a hint of sweetness.

Glazed Salmon

Salmon is another one of those perfect brunch foods, and is great for Easter. This balsamic glazed salmon is tender and delicious.

And if you’re making ham or salmon, a great vegetable to serve at your brunch is roasted asparagus.

Balsamic Glazed Salmon (Homemade Balsamic Glaze!) - Cooking Classy

Balsamic Glazed Salmon (Homemade Balsamic Glaze!) – Cooking Classy

This Balsamic Glazed Salmon is easy to make, yet the end results are amazingly delicious! It’s one of those impressive entrees that’s sure to please.

Easter Brunch Desserts

And finally we have our Easter desserts.

A cake plus a spread of Easter candy is a perfect way to finish up your brunch!

Chocolate Chip Cake

This yummy chocolate chip cake will be a hit when served up at your Easter gathering.

It is easy to make and easy to take! So bake away and then spread the love to others.

Chocolate Chip Cake

This chocolate chip cake is a moist, delicious and easy to make dessert, perfect to serve with tea, coffee, or for any potluck.

Vegan Carrot Cake

A moist, perfectly frosted slice of carrot cake is a classic Southern dessert. Carrot cake is perfect for any time of year and is especially lovely at Easter.

This is a vegan version of the cake, perfect for folks with allergies or special diets.

vegan carrot cake slice

Vegan Carrot Cake

This carrot cake recipe uses healthy ingredients like applesauce and crushed pineapple to keep it moist, delicious, and vegan!

Butter Cookies

Butter cookies are a staple for any holiday. Their taste is nostalgic of the Christmas and Easter holiday seasons.

Add some pink and purple frosting or sanding sugar to these butter cookies for a really festive treat.

old fashioned butter cookies and coffee

Old Fashioned Butter Cookies (without eggs)

You’ll love this old fashioned butter cookie recipe. They’re buttery and crunchy and will delight the whole family. And similar to a shortbread cookie, they’re also egg-free!

Pea Pickin’ Cake

It’s light, it’s fruity, and it’s Southern. The pea pickin’ cake is the perfect sweet ending to your brunch.

We love this cake because it’s so moist and delicious.

Pea Pickin’ Cake

This Pea Pickin' cake is a good old fashioned Southern dessert served at potlucks, barbecues, and family gatherings.

Easter Candy Charcuterie Board

The kids are going to receive nice Easter baskets, but what about the adults? Where’s OUR candy??

And so, we present to you the Easter candy charcuterie board. A holiday tradition that folks of all ages will love!

Easter Candy Charcuterie Board

This Easter candy charcuterie board will make your Easter gathering a huge hit! Kids and adults of all ages will love this treat.

Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot cake is a classic in the South just like a good pound cake, 10 layer chocolate cake, or a scrumptious pecan pie. It just oozes gooey, delightful flavor in each bite. Translate that into a cookie, and you have an easier, more portable version of the cake.

Have “carrot cake cookie” will travel!!

Carrot Cake Cookies

If you love a good carrot cake, you'll love these old fashioned carrot cake cookies that are tasty and simple to make. Watch them fly off the table.

Here’s a handy list of all these Easter brunch ideas. Happy Easter from Southern Eats and Goodies!

Big traditional Easter brunch with ham, quiche, and carrot cake

20+ Easter Brunch Ideas

These delectable Easter foods will ensure you have a delicious Easter brunch. You can find all the recipes here for Easter brunch ideas to satisfy your whole family.
5 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, Southern

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  • Select Easter menu items from the above list.
  • Follow the links to the recipes.
  • Prepare your Easter brunch and enjoy!
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