Feed The Church: Easter Breakfast and Brunch Collection
Every church and service is different. Whether you are doing donuts, scones, coffee cakes, single serving egg bakes, fruit trays or an entire brunch; this great list is the round up to store! I will try to group these into quick throw together/ no baking section, to simple bakes (muffins/ scones/ etc.), then right into the more elaborate cooking recipes. From French toast casseroles, breakfast lasagna and so on. Either way, this is a great go-to list to have stored for your next church function or Easter Brunch.
Easter Breakfast and Brunch Collection: NO BAKE
Breakfast items that are no bakes and super simple can be package to plate items too. From donuts, granola bars, to mini muffins, butter cookies, and packaged pre-made items too. Pancakes, juice slushes, cold coffee drinks, carnation breakfast drinks, fruit platters and trays with dips, peanut butter and jellies, yogurts, whips, breakfast bananas, cold oat cups, hard boiled eggs and anything on a stick for kids. There are so many ways to feed a crowd last minute with no/ very low prep. Here are a few specific ideas.
Almond Cookies- yes, you read that correctly. These Almond No-Bake Healthy Breakfast Cookies are a great treat or a wonderful addition to your breakfast or brunch buffet. @IHeartNapTime
Almond Milk Pudding a delicious. Another twist to this delicious treat is Almond Milk Fig Chia Pudding.
An Any Season Fruit Bowl is a simple and effective way to deliciously feed a crowd! With this as an individually dished item, your crew can grab and pass through the line quickly. If your sit down crowd or relaxed buffet style is preferred, make one large bowl to disperse as desired. @TasteofHome
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats are delicious. And while overnight oats can be made to every taste bud, apple cinnamon is a hit across the board. @ JarsofLemon
Since we did overnight oats and you may want a second for a go-to option, the next suggestion that is definitely a crowd pleaser, is the Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats.
Apple Nachos are a favorite in our home for any special occasion. Baked or raw is fine here!
Or the Apple Slice Cookies with a variation of toppings again. @OneLittleProject
Banana Bar Express- There are so many variations to toppings, but here is one idea to help launch some ideas. So Find Banana Sushi Here.
Banana Balls are a great recipe kids LOVE! No bake snacks and treats with bananas are a win win!
Berry Yogurt Smoothies are an amazingly delicious treat to serve with your breakfast or brunch buffet. @ChefSavvy
Breakfast Ball Cookies are another No Bake Treat many will love. Get your recipe from @homemademastery for these No-Bake Breakfast Cookies.
Breakfast Banana Splits are a wonderful way to create a quick, delicious treat for any holiday in the morning. @jollytomato
Cottage Cheese Bowls are another way to have a no-bake/ cook side. @Boundbyfood
Fruit Trays are a great addition to any gathering. Make them as simple or luxurious as you desire.
Donuts are another simple way to please a morning crowd without too much fuss. Krispy Kreme is one that has some cute Easter donuts.
Donuts that are self decorated is another quick option to bring to a gathering. @Chez CateyLou
Fruit Parfaits are another amazing and delicious hit at gatherings. Make a large bowl for buffet style or feed more with premade individual cups that are easy to grab in line. @titusjoy
Another great simple breakfast that feels more like a treat are cereal bars. The best part is the variations with all the different cereals. S’mores cereal and golden graham cereal bars are at the top of the list here. Check another simple flavor even your local gas station carries for that last minute bring. Honey Nut Cherrios Cereal- No Bake Bar from @FeelGoodFoodie
Here is one more variety from @Melskitchen, Get your No Bake -Best Energy Bite Recipe
No Bake Energy Bites are another favorite simple treat for the crowd platter. Simple to make, and delicious to eat! So many variations are available, here is one @ gimmesomeoven
Quinoa Fruit Salad is another delicious and nutritious way to add variety into your breakfast or brunch buffet this special occasion. @ TheRecipeCritic has this Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad Recipe.
Ricotta Breakfast Bowls are another great way to eat healthy, not bake and have a nutrient packed delicious breakfast for a crowd.
Easter Breakfast and Brunch Collection: Baked Goods
Of course when we get into more baked goods for breakfast, this can be deceiving. Sometimes these are the fastest things to throw together, but just need time to bake. Remember, a lot of these items can be made ahead of time also. Do not forget to add mini waffles, mini pancakes, little bakes and buckles, even cakes into muffins. With muffins, scones, coffee cakes, various breads and fruit desserts, the list is endless. Here are a few to get you started.
Berry French Toast Bake is another favorite in our home. Adjust the recipe to feed your crew and enjoy! It will be a hit at your breakfast or brunch gathering!
Blueberry Buckle is amazing, this is slightly different than my recipe, but an amazing bake for any gathering!
Carrot Cake into Muffins- My absolute favorite way to ring in Resurrection Sunday! Get your Carrot Cake Muffin Recipe.
Cinnamon Rolls. (A Cinnabon Copycat Recipe, YUM!)Who can resist a warm, freshly baked, frosted, melt in your mouth cinnamon roll. Another addition to any special morning delight. (Or anytime of the day really.) @InsanelyGood
Cinnamon Roll Bake is another super simple bake that is delicious, but can be made ahead of time too. @cookiesandcups
A simple baked item for a crowd (or for yourself) is a good coffee cake. Try this “Best Coffee Cake” w/ Extra Crumb @ Sally’s Baking Addiction Delicious!
How about a good cinnamon filled Coffee Cake? @cookiesandcups
Another delicious coffee cake recipe is this wonderful Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe.
How about some scones? These cranberry pecan scones are sure to be a hit, yummy!
Easter Crumb Cake is a delicious way to welcome your morning coffee on Easter morning. Get the Crumb Cake Recipe.
Look at this super cute Easter Bread! Not only does it look scrumptious, but festive too. @anitalianinmykitchen
Speaking of Coffee Cake, try this Graham Cracker Coffee Cake– yummy!
Hot Cross Buns– I love this recipe it is AMAZING! Find your go-to Hot Cross Buns Recipe @recipetineats -Great for your holiday eats and gatherings!
Or Loaves of bread. So many choices, but this Lemon Loaf is SO GOOD!
Oatmeal and Apples are always a favorite. This next recipe @ Chocolatexdiaries is delicious. Apple Crisp Oatmeal Squares.
Orange Dream Pull-Apart Bread makes everyone excited to see what is in the oven! Not only is the smell amazing, but that taste is YUMMY! A crowd pleaser for sure! @TasteofHome
Strawberry Banana Muffins are another great addition to your table of food. Sweet, warm fruity blend of goodness at your fingertip!
Zucchini Muffins brought to you by WellPlated, and they are scrumptious!
Easter Breakfast and Brunch Collection: Delicious Breakfast Bakes
Last, but no least are the bakes. If you have at it before, chances are you can make it into a bake, a soup or a salad. At least that’s what my husband says. LOL. Pretty accurate. Most anything you enjoy for breakfast can be made into a baked dish.
Amish Breakfast Casserole is a delicious breakfast bake to start us off. It is traditional and everyone makes it different, so it is always a crowd hit for brunch.
Bacon and Egg Casserole is another favorite!
Another version of a great breakfast casserole, the Bisquick Breakfast Bake casserole. A simple and delicious bake!
Blueberry Overnight French Toast Casserole is another amazing breakfast recipe.
Egg Muffins are another great single serve or plated breakfast addition at your gathering. Ham and Egg Muffins @ dinneratthezoo are an excellent choice.
French Toast Casserole @belleofthekitchen
Crockpot French Toast is an alternative way to feed a crowd simply.
Baked Banana French Toast (overnight casserole) is another fruit variation that is sure to stand out.
Another great breakfast casserole that is super simple to through together and will please a crowd, is the Biscuits and Gravy Casserole. Num!
Tator Tot Breakfast Casserole @lilluna
Hashbrown Casserole is a favorite every brunch you attend. Although there are different combinations of fillings, this is a great recipe.
Hashbrown Casserole is so delicious! It will not dissapoint at your next gathering.
Have some meat lovers in your crowd, or just want to through something in the breakfast bar a little heartier for the guys. These Maple-glazed Sausages are one choice that will be enjoyed!
Quinches- Mini Sausages to be precise are also a favortie, especially among the light eaters or kids that grab and go!
Another family favorite, right up my grandpa’s alley; is the Raisin Bread and Sausage Breakfast Bake Casserole. If you have a traditional, southern food fan; they will LOVE this recipe!
Sausage and pancakes into one casserole is a delicious hit as well. Get your Sausage and Pancake Casserole Recipe. @TasteofHome
We cannot make this list without adding the infamous Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bake! Yummy!
Spinach and Mushroom Fritata @dijalalicooks
Quinche Lorraine is another delicious add to your gathering.
Easter Breakfast and Brunch Collection: Delicious Breakfast Food
And many of your favorite dishes can be slightly altered for breakfast. Do not forget if you are feeding a crowd, you can always go Crockpot or Nesco style to create more of a buffet bar. Do not forget you can make breakfast quesadillas, breakfast burritos, breakfast tacos, breakfast skillet potatoes, breakfast baked potatoes, and so on. Just slightly change your flavor profile and your toppings and you are good to go! Also your favorites can be prepared slightly different to feed a hungry crowd for a brunch too!
If you are unfamiliar with Breakfast Tacos, here is a great recipe.
Like Shrimp and Grits– YUM!
Also, depending on your crowd size and desires, do not forget your tradition Easter or Ressurection foods. Sliced ham can be cooked ahead or served with all the sides if you desire. Or, potatoes. If you do not want mashed potatoes and gravy, remember potatoes make great pancakes, fried skillets (plain or loaded with ham, peppers, onions, mushrooms and/or anything you desire.) You could even go the fried potatoes, cubed ham, cabbage and onion for a side. But also pancakes, waffles, fruit breads, spreads and bakes can be made single serve. Make use muffin tins for single serve egg cups or bakes. Mason jars work great for parfait, fruit cups and/or flavored quick oats. You can also bake in glass jars for more single serve options.
Have a beautiful Resurrection Sunday Service!
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