26 Last-Minute Easy Easter Brunch Ideas You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less
So, it's the day before (or day of, we won't judge), and you're hosting an Easter brunch. We have you covered with foolproof last-minute Easter brunch recipes you can make in 30 minutes or less. And the best part? None of these dishes look rushed or last minute, so your friends and family will think you've been slaving away since Palm Sunday, when really you started cooking 20 minutes ago…
Microwave a potato for roughly 8 minutes, then crack an egg inside and finish the dish in the oven. Mix and match the fillings according to preference or just use the ingredients you have on hand. (via Brit + Co)
Honey Strawberry Basil Margarita
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The strawberry and basil combo is just the thing for a spring morning and we're obsessed. We're also equally as obsessed with the hot honey rim ;). This is the perfect drink for sitting on your porch or lounging by the pool, and we'll be making it all summer long. (via Brit + Co /The Southern Millennial)
You can’t go wrong with a frittata, even when you're pressed for time. This recipe is so quick to whip up, you can have this dish ready before anyone says they’re hungry. Grill it over a fire pit, or simply cook it over your stovetop. (via Brit + Co)
Maple Bacon Carrots
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We're kind of in love with these bites. And the best part may just be those hash browns. Top these eggs cups with hot sauce and diced avocado if you know what's good for you. (via Feel Good Foodie)
A few minutes is all it takes to throw together these epic sandwiches. Give them an Italian twist with prosciutto, mozzarella, and pesto and you'll be thinking about them long after they're gone! (via Brit + Co)
If you want to show your family that you’re a well-rounded adult, make them fancy and nutritious pancake fruit tarts. You could even use frozen waffles for a more turn-key solution. (via Brit + Co)
This delicious dish (full of cheese and veggies) will take you just 25 minutes. Enjoy a well deserved mimosa; you’re going to pull of Easter on the fly after all. (via Brit + Co)
Easter brunch is more than just pastries and breakfast foods. Try these springy toasts, drizzled with plenty of sweet balsamic glaze, for a quick savory lunch option. You can even opt to top it with a spring veg like pea shoots or sunflower sprouts. (via Brit + Co)
Cheeseburgers might not be the most festive item on this list, but they're sure to be loved by everyone! Spice them up by using food coloring on the buns or seeing how many colorful veggies you can add on top of the patty. (via Brit + Co/The Complete Book for Teen Chefs)
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Store-bought puff pastry is a freezer staple that can help you out in a multitude of situations, even if you buy it as a backup plan for Easter morning. This dish is certain to please the whole crowd. Who doesn't love cinnamon buns?! (via Brit + Co)
The best way to save time while making a dish is to skip the oven altogether — and that’s where salad comes in. Especially if that salad is as colorful as this one! The most difficult part of this beautiful recipe is using a microplane to slice all the root veg. (via Brit + Co)
Dust off that waffle maker. The kids *and* adults will love this recipe, which also makes for an amazing addition to Mother's Day or Valentine's Day. (via Brit + Co)
These drop biscuits are almost like cornbread and have the added bonus of cheddar, chives and jalapeños mixed into the batter. Spread a bit of butter or experiment with spicy and sweet flavors by adding some jam instead. (via Brit + Co)
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For the Donuts
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup softened, salted butter (like the salted Minerva Dairy butter)
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp rose water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries
For the Strawberry Glaze
- 2 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 tbsp pureed strawberries
For the Donuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- First start by creaming 1/2 cup of softened, salted butter and 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar together in a medium sized bowl.
- Then add in 2 eggs, 1 tsp of vanilla and 1/4 tsp of rose water and combine.
- Mix in 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup of milk. Set aside.
- In a small bowl mix 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1/4 tsp of baking soda, 1 tsp of baking powder and 1/4 tsp of salt together.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients a little at a time until all is incorporated together.
- Grind 1 1/2 cups of freeze-dried strawberries. Sift them into the batter and mix until all is combined.
- Transfer the donut batter into a piping bag fitted with a large tip. Pipe the batter into a greased donut pan, 3/4 of the way full. Bake the donuts at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
- Let them cool in the pan for a few minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack to completely cool.
For the Strawberry Glaze
- While they are cooling make the icing by pureeing a few strawberries, enough to make 2-3 tbsp of puree.
- Add 2 cups of powdered sugar in a bowl and add 2 tbsp of the strawberry puree. Mix until all the powdered sugar is dissolved. If it is too dry add a little bit more of the strawberry puree. It should be a very thick icing.
- Dip each donut in the glaze. Sprinkle each donut with crushed freeze-dried strawberries if you desire. Let the glaze set and then serve!
Nothing says spring like asparagus, and we are always down to cover any and every vegetable in cheese. This savory and cheesy combination takes about 20 minutes in the oven. (via Brit + Co)
Everyone has that friend or family member who always seems to be on a diet. This particular recipe fits the bill for gluten-free, keto, and low-carb diets, and yet it's full of flavor. What more could they want? (viaCali'Flour Kitchen by Amy Lacey/Brit + Co)
What's brunch without bacon? Coconut sugar, espresso powder, and pumpkin spice turn it into something truly magical. (via Brit + Co)
We're all about strawberry recipes once the weather starts warming up, and this fruity drink is one of our faves. It'll take you under 10 minutes to whip up, and then you can go back to prepping that Easter ham. (via Brit + Co)
These little puffs make portioning for a crowd easy-peasy. Plus, adding some cheese on top might be the secret to getting picky eaters to chow down. (via Brit + Co)
Add more spring color to your plate with sweet potato toast. Dress up yours however you like; we love the idea of an egg cracked into the center, then pan-seared until the whites set. It's a great low-carb egg-in-a-hole alternative! (via Brit + Co)
Party-goers will sip and snack happily with a fully loaded drink, complete with pickled veg, bacon, and more noshable goodies. Hot sauce optional but encouraged. (via Brit + Co)
It isn’t Easter without a plate full of deviled eggs. These look fancy AF, but they only take minutes to assemble. Not a fan of smoked salmon? Just sprinkle on some paprika instead. (via Brit + Co)
Boost your meal with a healthy salad full of greens. This recipe doesn't have to be *too* healthy, however, so feel free to sprinkle on some extra Parmesan cheese ;). (via Brit + Co)
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