Easter Brunch Ideas

Slofoodgroup Team March 27, 2021

Simple and Impressive Recipes for What To Serve On Easter Sunday

Brunch—it doesn’t fit into a single culinary mold. We love it because it allows you and your guests to enjoy a mix of all of your favorites food types, sizes, and flavor profiles. From breakfast favorites and salads to rich and flavorful proteins and dense desserts, this meal between meals has it all!  Easter brunch is no exception. In fact, it’s usually seems more like a brunch buffet on steroids!

There are no hard-set rules for an Easter Brunch menu, but you also don’t want to fall short of expectations. To ensure you don’t disappoint,  there are a few categories you might not want to leave off the table. You’ll want to make sure you have fresh fruit, some sort of egg dish, pastries, breakfast classics, some bite-sized goodies, and a healthy green. 

We’ve pulled together a list of some of our favorite brunch recipes from our blog, most of which can be prepared in advance and all of which are sure to impress, so you can relax and enjoy your company on Easter Sunday. 

Easy Recipes For Any Easter Brunch Buffet

Greens and salads

Green Salad with Citrus Clove Dressing & Pomegranate Arils - This salad is so versatile, by switching out the pomegranate arils with early spring strawberries, it easily transforms to a spring salad. The citrus clove dressing is sweet, creamy, and tangy and melds perfectly with almost any fruit. 

Lemon Scented Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Morels - This dish satisfies your need for something green and incorporates an element of surprise with the addition of dried Spanish chorizo sausage and morel mushrooms. 

Fajita Steak Salad - Served warm, this salad makes a fantastic,  healthy, weeknight entree, but you can also prepare the steak ahead of time and keep it chilled until about an hour before setting your buffet and serve it atop the salad at room temperature. 

Baked goods

Apple Cinnamon Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Mini Muffins - So often, folks with gluten sensitivities are left out of the pastry game at brunch, but that’s not the case with these protein-packed mini muffins!

Pizza Bianca with Smoked Dried Plums, Parmesan, Garlic Confit & Gold - This gold-donned flatbread is not only gorgeous, it incorporates the dual elements of being a pastry and containing fruit!

Butternut Squash Spiced Doughnuts - At this time of year, hard winter squashes are still readily available, so why not turn them into a delectable, spiced donut?

Brown Butter Madeleines - Position these delicate little butter cakes next to the coffee; they are the perfect pairing!

Bite-sized Morsels

Morel, Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Crostini - You’ll definitely want to include this crusty baguette with a savory onion and mushroom topping on your buffet. It spans the spectrum from rustic to elegant! 

Apple & Ham Crustless Tartlets - Brunch isn’t brunch without eggs. These cute little tartlets are delicious and poppable. You should probably consider a double-batch.

Lumpfish Caviar with Sour Cream & Caper Spread - You would be hard-pressed to find a brunch buffet without some sort of seafood–usually caviar or smoked salmon. This creamy sour cream spread works so well with the salty caviar and capers.

Fruit

Berry Salad with Cinnamon Balsamic Reduction - The acidity in balsamic vinegar really brings out the sweetness in this berry salad. 

Peaches with Ceylon Cinnamon & Rum Reduction & Vanilla Cream - Peaches and cream is such wonderful flavor and texture combination. Add a cinnamon and rum reduction and infused the cream with vanilla, and you have a perfectly elegant fruit dish for your easter brunch. 

Fruit Display with 24 Karat Gold Flecks & Vanilla Bean Yogurt Dip - The deep purples, blues, and reds in in this fruit display are really brought out by the flecks of 24K edible gold. The rich and creamy yogurt dip is no less impressive, with the black vanilla caviar speckled throughout.

Yogurt, Berry, and Banana Stuffed Papaya with Ground Cinnamon - Berries frequent brunch menus, but tropical fruits like papaya aren't nearly as common. Filled with yogurt, banana, berries, and fresh-ground Ceylon cinnamon, this fruit dish is sure to be a hit!

Breakfast Classics 

Crispy Cinnamon Roasted Potatoes - Potatoes are a perfect side to any meal and certainly can’t be left off of the brunch menu!

Cinnamon & Nutmeg Churro French Toast - Another breakfast classic—French Toast; this one has been  kicked up a notch with churro seasonings! it’s perfectly fine to prepare these ahead of time and keep them in a warmer.

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Peach-Berry Compote & Rosemary Whipped Cream - Potato pancakes are good, sweet potato pancakes are better—especially when accompanied by rosemary whipped cream!

Low Carb Waffles with Ugandan Vanilla Beans - A guilt-free waffle, yes please!

Morel Mushroom, Leek, & Italian Sausage Quiche - You can never have too many egg dishes at Easter brunch! Want a more breakfast-like feel? Switch out the Italian sausage for slices of breakfast sausage. 

Celeriac Steaks with Citrus & Horseradish - Ok, so celery root is far from a breakfast classic, but steak is and you don't want to leave your vegetarians out! This is such a fun, refreshing, and unexpected dish to include on any brunch menu!

Beverages

White Peach Bellini with Gold Flakes and Vanilla - Your guests will fill like royalty when you serve them bellinis with specks of vanilla and gold flakes floating amongst the bubbles!

Saffron Bloody Mary - This bloody mary is like none you’ve ever tasted and a welcome variation of the traditional hangover cure. 

Coffee & Vanilla - You certainly can’t leave coffee off your brunch menu and is there any other flavor that accompanies coffee more than vanilla? 

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You can’t go wrong by including any (or all) of these dishes on your brunch menu. Just be careful, you might end up having to host Easter brunch every year!





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