Written by Liz –
Spring is here! And that means time for brunch, spring vegetables and Easter delicacies. You won’t find any cute bunnies or other Easter treats for kids in this Easter Brunch menu; it’s a strictly grown-up affair. You can easily switch out the egg dish, vegetable side dish, coffee or pastry/dessert to come up with your own custom brunch menu.
1. Main Dish – Egg, Ham & Cheese Brunch Nests (shown above)
These egg nests have a spicy secret: chipotle chiles. You can adjust the amount of chipotle to get just the level of spice you like. And topped with cilantro-avocado crema adds just the right amount of cool to the dish. Thanks to Ericka of Nibbles and Feasts for this recipe; check out her blog for more.
2. Side Dish – Roasted Carrots with Shallots & Thyme
With many vegetables, cooking destroys some of their vitamins, but this isn’t the case with carrots. You can absorb more beta carotene from cooked carrots than from raw ones. If you like garlic, add a few peeled whole cloves to the mix. Or try these Roasted Asparagus with Pesto & Lemon.
3. Breakfast Bread – Pull-Apart Cinnamon Chocolate Coffeecake (above)
This coffeecake has the best of all breakfast breads: cinnamon, glaze on top and chocolate. Pull-apart bread is so easy to serve, and it goes really well with coffee before the meal, or as a dessert. Try this Orange-Kissed Brown Sugar Maple Espresso, using one of Coffee-mate’s new flavors plus orange peel for a citrus twist.
4. Dessert – Maple Browned Butter Bacon Cupcakes
Whether you’re baking for an upscale party, an Easter brunch or a winter respite, cupcakes are a universal favorite. These sweet and savory cupcakes will specifically please bacon lovers with a sweet tooth – and isn’t that everyone?
- Egg, Ham & Cheese Brunch Nests
- Roasted Carrots with Shallots & Thyme
- Pull-Apart Cinnamon Chocolate Coffeecake
- Orange-Kissed Brown Sugar Maple Espresso
- Maple Browned Butter Bacon Cupcakes
More Easter Brunch Menu recipes:
Roasted Asparagus with Pesto & Lemon
Caramel Macchiato Cappuccino