With Easter coming up, your to-do list is undoubtedly getting longer and longer by the day. Invite the family over, fill the Easter baskets, hide the eggs—well, you can leave that last one up to the Easter Bunny at least. Figuring out what to cook is often just one more item on the never-ending list, so don’t let it come down to the last minute. Check out this list, where we have compiled some of the yummiest (and at least somewhat healthy) brunch ideas to make your Easter meal run as smoothly as possible. All of these recipes are decadent and perfect for a mid-morning or early afternoon brunch meal, so give them a try and let us know what you think!
Carrot Cake Waffles
We did say decadent, didn’t we? Our delicious carrot cake waffles are made without any refined sugars, so you can feel good about feeding them to your family. The carrots naturally sweeten the waffles with just a touch of maple syrup to help out. Use our Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour to keep this delicious treat gluten free, and top with raisins and nuts for some added flavor. The icing on top? Well, it is more like frosting. Coconut cream frosting that is. This recipe is free of gluten, dairy, and soy and is also vegan!
Custardy Baked Orzo with Spinach, Bacon, and Feta
Orzo is not typically the number one item on a brunch menu, but this dish will quickly change your mind. With only three steps, this is definitely our favorite kind of recipe. Plus, you can sub in your favorite non-dairy cheese, turkey bacon, or any other ingredients for added flavor. Packed with eggs, leeks, spinach, and Greek yogurt, however, you will be surprised at how healthy this creamy concoction is on its own. Easy to make, easy to serve, this treat will quickly become an Easter tradition!
Orange Sweet Rolls
What’s brunch without a little indulgence? Let’s not forget, we are still celebrating a holiday, which always calls for some type of sweet treat. With that being said, we always try and opt for healthier options when we can. That’s why we’re convinced this orange sweet roll recipe is the perfect addition to your family’s Easter festivities! This recipe still uses the traditional warm flavors of cinnamon and brown sugar that everyone loves, but substitutes the processed and enriched flour for an organic unbleached all purpose flour. For an added bonus, the orange marmalade adds a refreshing twist that will have your guests coming back for seconds!
Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad
When it comes to brunch, bring a lighter dish to the party with this flavorful cranberry kale quinoa salad. Every gathering needs that healthy side dish, so why not make it something that everyone will love? With sweet cranberries and tangy feta, this crowd-pleasing salad is sure to be a hit! It also includes a healthy serving of quinoa, which will leave your guests feeling full and satisfied. This salad highlights a winning combination of bold flavors and healthy ingredients that are perfect for holiday festivities.
Arugula Eggs Benedict with Crispy Farina Cakes
This recipe is a perfect example of a new twist on a classic recipe. Our Arugula Eggs Benedict combines savory and sweet in a way that has not been rivaled in years, and many chefs love to play with the ingredients to try and find their perfect combination. This recipe in particular is delicious and decadent—not to mention significantly healthier than the original. We start with a Crispy Farina Cake instead of an English Muffin, pile on arugula and a poached egg, and then top it off with a sauce of goat cheese and sun-dried tomato, seasoned to perfection. The creamy texture of this sauce and the runny egg yolk soak into the farina cake to create a delightful blend of flavors that will have your Easter guests begging for more!
This year, your Easter brunch can incorporate the best aspects of both breakfast and lunch to give your families a holiday meal that they will always remember. Forget the ham and asparagus—these recipes are unique and simple to make, all while being packed with delicious flavors! Try your favorites today and let us know what you think in the comments. We would love to hear about your favorite Easter brunch memories and recipes!