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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.

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1. Lemon Cream Crepe Cake

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.

11 Ways to Up Your Easter Brunch Game - Western Living
2. Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe

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.

11 Ways to Up Your Easter Brunch Game - Western Living
3. Classic Dutch Baby

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.

11 Ways to Up Your Easter Brunch Game - Western Living
4. Cornmeal Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup

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.

11 Ways to Up Your Easter Brunch Game - Western Living
5. Foolproof Chocolate Scones

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.

11 Ways to Up Your Easter Brunch Game - Western Living
6. Bourbon-and-Rum-Spiked Hot Chocolate

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.

11 Ways to Up Your Easter Brunch Game - Western Living
1. Lobster Eggs Benedict

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.

11 Ways to Up Your Easter Brunch Game - Western Living
2. Bacon, Sour Cream and Chive Scones

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.

11 Ways to Up Your Easter Brunch Game - Western Living
3. Poached Eggs And Asparagus With Truffled Hollandaise

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.

11 Ways to Up Your Easter Brunch Game - Western Living
4. Sorrel and Ricotta Frittata

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.

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