Easter is that time of the year where families gather to remember the Risen Saviour and generally, includes going to church and gathering around the table usually for brunch. Other families gather with friends and have a relaxed long weekend which may involve some travel. Every family does something on this holiday and it just varies how we do it but one thing remains, food. We all have to eat and a great way to mark a special holiday is with a good meal and I am a sucker for a beautiful brunch.
Here are some delicious recipes for your easter brunch, I have gathered these from different recipe makers. I have chosen five savory and five sweet/dessert dishes.
Sausage and Caramelized Onion Quiche
‘Erica’s recipes’ brings us this gorgeous mix of two of my favorite ingredients, sausage and caramelized onions. Oh and did I forget to mention, cheese? Yup. Nothing screams brunch as a great quiche! Give her recipe a look, Click Here.
Easter Eggs Benedict
This recipe by Heather from ‘Rocky Mountain Cooking’ pays homage to the token food of easter, the egg. Signifying ‘new life’ the humble egg is elevated to brunch level by being cooked to perfection and smothered in a pink peppercorn hollandaise sauce. Take a look at these eggs benedict served on a bed of asparagus and bacon, it is worth adding to your menu!
Egg Burritos to Die For
If you are health conscious and looking for something that is low carb and high protein, this recipe from ‘Kalyn’s Kitchen’ will hit the spot. Topped with the classical flavours that make a burrito delicious, this recipe will feed your easter crowd and leave them satisfied.
Bacon Asparagus Tarts
You guys may have noticed I am on an asparagus kick! I just can’t deny those fresh green stalks and that unique taste. Chrysa from ‘Thrifty Jinxy’ gets the importance of this beautiful vegetable and also the added bonus of bacon. This is a very simple recipe to make and anything to help make easter brunch quick is awesome, check the recipe out here.
Crockpot Pork Loin With Rosemary Applesauce
Sometimes you need something to be the star of the brunch and this pork loin will surely do that. Hayley from ‘The Simple Supper’ makes this in her crock pot and then makes a beautiful sauce to go with the pork. The recipe is very simple to follow and also has ingredients that are allergy friendly. Keep this recipe handy!
Pina Colada Crepes
This recipe was one that I came up with for New Year’s brunch but honestly the fruitiness and the creaminess reminds me of spring and would be excellent in an easter brunch. These crepes are delicious thin pancakes with the perfect filling combining pineapples and coconut. If your guests are not into heavy desserts then this recipe combines the brunch aspect with the dessert. Also it really looks like you put a lot of effort into it!
Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls
One of the most common secular icons for easter include the bunny and him leaving eggs for kids to find resulting in the ‘big egg hunt’. Of course, all that work ends up in him being hungry and his favorite snack has to be Carrots! This carrot cake inspired cinnamon rolls by Kat & Melinda from ‘Home Made Interest’ combine the flavours of both the traditional carrot cake and the cinnamon roll. The end result is the perfect baked roll to accompany your easter brunch.
Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake
Fresh strawberries and fresh whipped cream just sounds perfect for spring. The lightness and the fruitiness combines for a perfect bite, now imagine that with some old fashioned strawberry shortcake. Jessica from ‘A Farm Girl’s Kitchen’ marries these flavours and brings us a perfect shortcake recipe that will be a hit at your next easter brunch.
Easy Hot Cross Buns
“Hot cross buns, hot cross buns, one a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!” I have heard this rhyme since I was a kid but I had not eaten one till I was an adult. If made correctly they are light and soft as Renee’s Kitchen Adventures achieved in her recipe. She has perfected it after having her first attempt not go as successfully. She boasts that this recipe yields soft buns with a light spiced flavour and extremely moist.
The Best Gluten-Free Creme Egg Brownies
Finally, for those who love chocolate or need a gluten free option, Elizabeth from ‘Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary’ has this delicious recipe for dessert. If you are obsessed with Cadbury’s creme eggs these brownies have them hidden like little treasures that you hunt for. This creme egg brownie recipe is based of Elizabeth’s very popular ooey gooey brownie recipe, this lady is serious about her brownies. I would consider adding this recipe to end your brunch memorably.
I hope these recipes serve you well and that you enjoy making these dishes. Remember that the key to having a stress free brunch is planning and keeping it simple. Take time in the week to write your grocery list and do your groceries with enough time to spare. Prepare your ingredients as much as you can the night before that means chop your veggies, fruits, etc. Before going to bed set out all the platters, serving dishes, cutlery, etc. When all is done and said, I hope you enjoy breaking bread with your family.
Happy Cooking and have a blessed easter!