A busy day of gift-giving and egg hunts should start with a delicious Easter Sunday breakfast! Having everyone together at the table is perfect for bonding, too.
So, let’s make brekkie extra festive and memorable. Here are some creative and easy ideas you can add to your “Easter-rific” spread!
Easter Fairy Bread
Here’s an idea for an Easter Sunday breakfast that does not involve any cooking. Grab a loaf of sliced white bread and divide them into pairs.
Now, get one bread slice from each pair. Then, use an Easter-themed cookie cutter to make an egg, bunny or carrot cut-out at the centre. Set the cut-outs and bread slices aside.
Spread peanut butter, chocolate spread or cream cheese on the remaining bread slices.
Finally, place the cut-out bread on top to make a sandwich and fill the centre with sprinkles. You can finish your bread creation with piped egg details or bunny cottontail.
But what about the leftover cut-outs? Turn them into bite-sized sandwiches. Or slather them with butter, then toast!
Bunny Bum Pancakes
Who doesn’t love pancakes or pikelets for breakfast? You can quickly whip up a batch using boxed pancake mix or your secret homemade recipe.
Once cooked, stack and decorate them to look like Easter bunny faces. Form bunny eyes, nose and whiskers using fruit, chocolate eggs, cooked bacon or cheese.
For variation, you can also cook the pancakes in various shapes and sizes to make the bunny body parts. I use a measuring cup to pour the batter onto the hot griddle.
Then, let the kids put the pancake parts together. And, do not forget the whipped cream for making those fuzzy bunny tails!
Make-Ahead French Toast Casserole
If you need to feed several people on Easter morning, cooking a big batch of pancakes may not be such a good idea.
The solution? Make a breakfast bake instead. This Easter Sunday breakfast dish is equally delicious and can work as a hot cross bun alternative. Plus, you can prep it the night before.
To make one, get a shallow baking dish and fill it with thick brioche or white bread slices. Then, whisk the eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla extract in a bowl. You can also spice it up with a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon.
Pour your egg mixture over the bread. Finally, sprinkle over fruits like blueberries, sliced apples or bananas.
Cover your baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Come Easter morning, turn the oven on, then set it to 180C.
Uncover your breakfast casserole, place it in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or unit golden. You can also stick a paring knife in the centre to check if it’s cooked through.
Once baked, let it cool down for a few minutes. Then, scoop out a portion onto a plate with a drizzle of maple syrup plus yoghurt or fruit on the side. Yum!
Easter Oatmeal Bowl
Are you looking for healthy Easter Sunday breakfast ideas? I suggest preparing bowls of oatmeal or porridge.
But, of course, we need to make it healthier and Easter-ready. So, get your knife and cutting board. Then, turn banana, apple, strawberry or mango slices into a bunny, chick or flower.
Alternatively, prep the fruit slices and let your kids do the decorating before gobbling down their healthy breakfast.
Egg Yoghurt Pops
Frozen treats in the morning? Why not! They’re the perfect end to a yummy breakfast meal.
These are also great alternatives to keep chocolate and lolly eating under control. To start, have flavoured or plain yoghurt, granola and berries ready.
Then, bring out your egg-shape or mini muffin silicone mould and enough lolly or cake pop sticks. Next, follow this layering procedure:
- Put half a spoon of yoghurt into the mould, about one-third full each.
- Next, push granola chunks and chopped berries into each mould compartment.
- Now, add a lolly stick, making sure it lays flat and centred as possible.
- Fill the mould with more yoghurt to cover both fruit bits and stick.
Put the mould in the freezer and allow the popsicles to set for about 2 hours or overnight. When it’s time for Easter Sunday breakfast, pop the treats out.
Then, arrange them on a plate or platter to make them easy to pass around.
Have a Fun-Filled Easter
These Easter Sunday breakfast ideas may be easy and too simple for a special occasion. But, trust me.
A familiar breakfast menu will give you lots of happy faces and thumbs-ups. And you won’t have to deal with leftovers, too.
It is best to keep things relaxed so you can enjoy the day with your kids more.