11 Ways to Up Your Easter Brunch Game
Delicious recipes—syrupy waffles, poached eggs, sweet or savoury scones!—to make this weekend.
Okay, so we’re a little obsessed with Easter brunch (see editorial director Anicka Quin’s fave recipe, here), but there really is nothing better than waking up on Easter morning to a spread of delicious food. To help, we’ve scoured the WL Recipe Finder for sweet and savoury recipes—crepes, scones and egg dishes galore!—that will take your brunch to the next level. Whether you’re cooking for the whole family or just yourself, these dishes will be sure to start your morning right.
For Sweet Breakfast Lovers
Instead of indulging in sugar-coated chicks, cream-filled eggs, and chocolate bunnies, try any of these delicious breakfast dishes to sweeten up your Easter morning.
Spruce-up the typical Easter pancake breakfast by making this sweet treat instead. Layered with delicious lemon cream, topped with fresh fruit and dusted with powdered sugar, this sweet dessert also makes a wonderful breakfast option.
Chocolate is an Easter staple—the day wouldn’t be complete without a magnificent egg hunt—so why not bring this ingredient to the breakfast table? These delicious crepes are infused with hazelnut extract (or hazelnut liqueur), stuffed with a rich Nutella cheesecake filling and topped with fresh berries and seedless raspberry jam.
Throw your plain ol’ pancakes out the window and serve this puffed-up Dutch baby instead. Topped with caramelized apples and whipped cream (or your fave fruit), this dish serves up to six and is a quick and delicious option for Easter brunch.
This recipe from Oakland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen may not be as sweet as the others on this list, but it still makes for a delicious breakfast; these creative waffles are best served drizzled with homemade apple cider syrup.
This recipe from Jackie Kai Ellis, owner of Beaucoup Bakery, is a foolproof dish that will impress everyone at the brunch table. The recipe can be made in advance, frozen and then baked fresh on Easter morning—it’s perfect for any baker who doesn’t have time to make an elaborate breakfast, but still wants something delicious on the table.
Making breakfast for a big crowd can be stressful, and there’s nothing wrong with a having a festive chocolate drink (or two!).
For Savoury Breakfast Lovers
We know not everyone will want to start the day with something sweet. Here are four dishes to make if you aren’t in the mood for sugary crepes or waffles.
Eggs Benedict is a favourite holiday breakfast. Add a bit of sophistication and flair by infusing your hollandaise with lobster; this creative twist on a classic dish will easily spice-up your morning.
Don’t be fooled by it’s name: this dish doesn’t actually call for sour cream. The salty flavour of chopped bacon perfectly compliments the scone’s tangy flavour, a result of combining sharp cheddar cheese with heavy whipping cream.
For an even bigger twist on the classic eggs Benedict, try poaching asparagus alongside your eggs and serve it all under a layer of delectable truffled hollandaise. Forgo the traditional English muffin and find the finest bread to catch all the delicious drips.
This sorrel and ricotta frittata is a simple-yet-tasty option for breakfast. One serving will easily feed four people, making this dish a delicious option for a large family.