Easter brunch has a tendency to sneak up on us: One day you’re thinking about Easter egg decorating ideas, and the next you realize you haven’t even planned out your Easter brunch menu. Here are 16 last-minute Easter brunch recipes you can make in 30 minutes or less.
1. Kale + Mushroom Frittata: If that egg hunt took a little longer than expected, a frittata will be your saving grace. You’ll more than likely have a few (raw) eggs left to spare, and from there you can throw in whatever veggies (or meats) you have on hand. This one has cherry tomatoes, kale and mushrooms, but the possibilities are endless.
2. Ham + Egg Cups: You can’t go wrong with a recipe that has just *two* ingredients. It’s easy enough to add sautéed veggies in the bottom or sprinkle on fresh herbs if you like, but these beauties will only set you back 15 minutes and require very little effort.
3. Ham + Cheese Croissants With Honey Mustard Glaze: Seven minutes is all it takes to throw together these epic buttery croissant sandwiches. Since there are so few ingredients, opt for quality ham and cheese to get the best flavor.
4. Cheesy Baked Egg and Bacon Boats: If you’re traveling somewhere this Easter, these egg boats are a great portable option. Mix and match the fillings according to preference, or just use the ingredients you have on hand.
5. Breakfast Crepes With Smoked Salmon: If you want to show your family that you’re a well-rounded adult, make them fancy (and nutritious) crepes. These whole wheat crepes have a nutty flavor that stands up well to the smoked salmon, capers and red onion. Finish them off with scrambled eggs and no one will believe that this meal took you just 15 minutes.
6. Easy French Toast: French toast is best when made classically and simply. Soak thick slices of challah bread in a cinnamon, egg and milk mixture, then fry them in a skillet for a few minutes until they’re a toasty golden brown. Serve with a variety of fruits and syrups for a quick French toast bar.
7. Green Spring Toasts: Easter brunch is more than just sweet pastries and breakfast foods. Try these springy toasts for a quick savory lunch option. That is, if grilled sourdough smeared with feta and mint spread and topped with spring peas sounds good to you too.
8. Fruit and Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastries: 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. Any fruit flavor will work. Make a few different versions to please the whole crowd.
9. Blueberry and Oats Breakfast Cookies: It’s always thoughtful to have a gluten-free option at any table. These flavorful breakfast cookies are just as delicious as they are good for you, and everyone (including gluten-lovers) will be obsessed.
10. Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins With Streusel: It’s just not brunch without a big basket of blueberry muffins. With the egg hunt on your mind, you might be tempted to stop and buy ready-made muffins, but with a bake time clocking in at only 16 minutes, there’s really no reason. Everyone will enjoy these before the big meal, so make sure there are plenty to go around
11. Orange and Fennel Salad: The best way to save time while making a dish is to skip the oven altogether — that’s where salad comes in. The most difficult part of the this beautiful salad is making the citrus-dill vinaigrette. If you’d call whisking “difficult,” that is.
12. Loaded Potato Waffles: Dust off that waffle maker. If you already have leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge, this dish takes only 15 minutes to come together. The kids *and* adults will love this one.
13. Cinnamon Sugar Drop Biscuits: Think of these drop biscuits as a cross between snickerdoodles and your family’s favorite biscuit recipe. These baked goodies will make your grandma proud.
14. Lemon Basil Scones With Two-Ingredient Lemon Glaze: Lemon and basil are an unlikely match made in heaven. These scones have such a refreshing flavor, you’ll forget that they’re pretty much huge, flavored biscuits.
15. Cinnabon Soft Pretzels With Cream Cheese Glaze: Transform a tube of store-bought cinnamon rolls into soft pretzel goodness with just a flick of the wrist. Drizzle on a quick homemade cream cheese glaze and no one will know that you didn’t spend hours waiting for fresh dough to rise.
16. Apricot Raspberry Dutch Baby Pancake: Dutch baby pancakes are a lazy girl’s way of making pancakes for a crowd. Seriously, who has time to hang out in the kitchen flipping pancakes when you could be hunting Easter eggs with the kiddos?
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