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15 Favorite Brunch Ideas for Easter and Beyond

15 Make Ahead Brunch Recipes for Easter - www.countrycleaver.com.jpgBrunch is my favorite meal. Not that I brunch very often, but when I do – it’s the best. It’s the best of both breakfast, and lunch, of sweet pastries and savory snacks. You can’t lose when you win at brunch! With Easter coming up this weekend, these are my 15 favorite treats for brunch that you can make ahead of time or really quickly the morning of to get your celebration started off right. I think celebrating is best done on a full and happy tummy, don’t you agree? Check out my fifteen favorites below!

Try these 20-Minute Blueberry Cream Cheese Danishes – Or these 20-Minute Cream Cheese Danishes! Brunch isn’t brunch without some pastry at the table!

20 Minute Blueberry Cream Cheese Danishes - www.countrycleaver.com These are so simple for breakfast or a weekend brunch! Toast them in your toaster for a quick meal! 1.jpg

For something made the night before, you will love this Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bake! And the men folk will approve, too.

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bake - www.countrycleaver.com

Uncle Ray’s Sweet Potato Casserole shouldn’t be limited to just Thanksgiving! Give this sweet hot dish a try at Easter. The kids will finally eat their veggies no questions asked, guaranteed!

Ray's Famous Sweet Potato Casserole

For something springy to sip on – make a fresh batch of these Arenciata Cetriolo Spritzers! AKA Cucumber Orange Spritzers!! They are a springy, and yes, slightly boozy treat for your celebrations. If you’re into that sort of thing.

Arenciata Certriolo Spritzer - www.countrycleaver.com

 

Another great Make Now Bake Later brunch idea is this Blueberry Pecan Baked French Toast that I made for the Tasty Kitchen Blog a few weeks ago! Ben and I ate the whole pan ourselves – so I know it will be a hit with you, too!

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Make a pitcher of these Bacon and Beet Bloody Marys ahead of time and keep them chilled and in a pitcher, ready to be served!

DIY Beet Infused Vodka Bloody Mary - www.countrycleaver.com

Cookies and bars are totally legit at brunch, right? It goes hand in hand with the pastry part of what brunch is all about! These Gooey Butterscotch Walnut Bars will have you testifying this holiday season!

Butterscotch Walnut Bars - www.countrycleaver.com

 

And how would I forget this Healthy Blueberry Pecan Crumble Coffee Cake?! DOI!

Blueberry Pecan Crumble Coffee Cake - www.countrycleaver.com

 

This Ooey Gooey Apricot Orange Coffee Ring recipes makes two large rings, so they are perfect to make in advance and freeze. Make one and freeze one for later, or just give one away to a friend!

Gooey Apricot Orange Coffee Cake Ring

 

One Bite No Bake Coconut Cream Pies are just well, an obvious choice for brunch!

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This is just too simple to make the morning of! Prep your ingredients that night before and then toss it all in a hot pan the next morning – it’s a fancy unflipped omelet! Sweet Potato and Spring Vegetable Frittata

Sweet Potato and Spring Vegetable Frittata - www.countrycleaver.com

 

Blueberry Lemon Glazed Baked Donuts are an awesome make ahead treat. Make them the night before and glaze them the morning of, for a time saving and utterly sweet snack!

Blueberry Lemon Doughnuts - www.countrycleaver.com

 

Strawberries are in season! And this Strawberry Basil Sorbet Bellini is just fitting for spring! Use another fruit sorbet instead of strawberry for a fun and festive change.

Strawberry Basil Sorbet Bellinis - www.countrycleaver.com

 

And what is a brunch without Eggs Benedict?! This is one of my favorites! Crab Eggs Benedict. It might not be a make ahead meal  but it is a classic!

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Bourbon Banana Nut Stuffed French Toast - Prep it all the night before and then put it all together in a jiffy! You can’t argue with a boat load of banana and maple syrup!

Bourbon Banana Nut Stuffed French Toast - www.countrycleaver.com

 

 

   

6 Responses to “15 Favorite Brunch Ideas for Easter and Beyond”

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — April 18, 2014 @ 6:37 am

    Why is brunch so delicious?!?!

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    Shaina — April 18, 2014 @ 9:01 am

    Those danishes are calling my name.

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    Tieghan — April 18, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

    Brunch is the best meal. Gimme them all! :)

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — April 19, 2014 @ 7:31 am

    Brunch is by far my favorite meal. This post made me HUNGRY!

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    Amy (Super Healthy Kids) — April 21, 2014 @ 7:29 am

    Make ahead is the way to go!!

    • Megan replied: — April 21st, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

      I completely agree!! I’ve got too little time on my hands to do everything on the fly!

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