Chocolate pancakes, warm hot cross buns, eggs drenched in hollandaise… how do you like to indulge on Easter Sunday? Check out our favourite ideas, including homemade brioche (it’s easier than you think), chocolate checkerboard hot cross buns and Simnel tear ’n’ share buns.


Next, check out our best Easter cupcake ideas, inspiration for roast lamb, Easter bread recipes and how to host a perfect Easter feast. For more Easter ideas, discover our complete Easter recipe collection, try one of our Easter desserts or browse our picks of the best Easter eggs to buy and the best Easter table decoration ideas.

1. Raspberry frangipane croissant bake

Raspberry frangipane croissant bake in a baking dish

Almond croissant lovers won't be able to get enough of this brunch bake, which transforms leftover plain croissants into a hearty pudding with the help of a little frangipane.

2. Next level eggs royale

A serving of eggs royale

Easter feasting is all about eggs, so make this classic brunch with poached eggs over the long weekend Or, try Gordon Ramsay's classic eggs benedict recipe with toasted muffins, poached eggs, homemade hollandaise and slices of ham.

3. Spelt pancakes with rhubarb

Spelt crepes on a plate with rhubarb, toasted almond flakes and crème fraîche

For pretty-in-pink pancakes that taste just as good as they look, these spelt pancakes are topped with delicate stewed rhubarb, orange zest, toasted almonds and crème fraîche. Plus, discover our top recipes using rhubarb.

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4. Full English shakshuka

Full English shakshuka served in a pan with toast

Streaky bacon, chipolatas, cherry tomatoes, buttery mushrooms, haricot beans and eggs, all cooked together in a fiery tomato sauce, with plenty of hot buttered toast on the side. This Full English shakshuka will set you up for the whole of Easter Sunday.

5. Chocolate checkerboard hot cross buns

Glazed chocolate hot cross buns on metal tray

These chocolate checkerboard hot cross buns are as fun as they are delicious. Arrange your dark chocolate orange buns and white chocolate cherry buns in a checkerboard pattern before baking, then tear and share at the table. Delicious toasted with lightly salted butter.

6. Flatbreads with brunch-style eggs

A baked egg dish with flatbreads on the side

Did you know that you only need flour, water and a little oil to make flatbreads? Our vegetarian flatbreads with brunch-style eggs is so simple that the kids can help make it. The bread is perfect for mopping up the cheesy, creamy tomato sauce that the eggs cook in.

7. Hot cross cinnamon buns

A batch of hot cross cinnamon buns

This squidgy bun brings together the best of both worlds – cinnamon rolls and the hot cross variety – to create a power couple of Easter brunch dreams. Feeling inspired? Try more twists on hot cross buns.

8. Chocolate & banana French toast

A tower of chocolate French toast

Imagine this: a crusty white bread sandwich filled with milk chocolate and sliced banana, drenched in a creamy maple syrup mix, then fried in foaming butter until crisp and golden. Does Easter brunch get any more indulgent than our chocolate & banana French toast recipe? Now try our cinnamon & blueberry French toast for a vegan-friendly brunch treat.

9. Smoked salmon coddled eggs

Cobbled eggs with toast soldiers on the side

Tom Kerridge’s recipe for smoked salmon coddled eggs ticks all the boxes for an indulgent East brunch. Crack an egg into a ramekin, drizzle with double cream, then top with velvety smoked salmon and gruyère cheese. Bake until the yolks are runny and serve with sourdough soldiers.

10. Chocolate-filled pancakes with caramelised banana

Stack of pancakes topped with chocolate, bananas and syrup

Indulge in an epic Easter Sunday brunch with our towering stack of fluffy American-style pancakes, stuffed with chocolate hazelnut spread and topped with caramelised banana slices, a glug of maple syrup and toasted hazelnuts. For a plant-based variation, try our vegan banana pancakes.


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