15 Sweet and Savory Vegan Brunch Recipes to Enjoy on Easter!

Amanda M. Rye

If you’re searching for delicious vegan recipes to serve on Easter morning, you’ve come to the right place! These sweet and savory brunch options are the perfect way to refuel after hunting for plastic eggs around the house. You can make a whole spread of options for your family or house members to pile onto their plates and will definitely still have enough leftovers to enjoy throughout the week. Get ready to be amazed. These vegan brunch recipes are (vegan) eggselent for your Easter celebration!

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1. Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

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An Easter favorite, indulge yourself with some lovely, sticky vegan Hot Cross Buns by Fabio Gallo. A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with raisins that are marked with a cross on the top. Traditionally, they are eaten on Good Friday. Serve these fresh from the oven with some butter and jam. Simplicity at its best.

2. Deviled Veggs

Deviled Veggs

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Introducing Deviled Veggs by Chris Bartis! The secret to holding the soy cream, tofu, and sour cream all together is agar agar, which gives the white portion a gelatin-like texture. When you make these, stick as close as you can to this recipe, use the whitest ingredients you can find. Serve these at a party and they’re guaranteed to blow the minds of all your guests.

3. Walnut Blueberry Muffins

Walnut Blueberry Muffins

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These Walnut Blueberry Muffins by Nikki and Zuzana are the perfect solution to your search for a healthy muffin recipe. They are made using only whole food plant-based ingredients and have zero processed sugar. They are moist, rich in flavor, and full of omega 3s. A great option for an on-a-go breakfast or a smart mid-day snack.

4. Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart

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Celebrate the asparagus season with this mind-blowingly delicious vegan Asparagus Tart by Tania Pilcher which will make a beautiful centerpiece at your dinner table. Creamy cashew & tofu filling, crunchy asparagus and flaky pastry make it one delicious number to share with your friends and family.

5. Colomba di Pasqua: Italian Easter Sweet Bread

Colomba di Pasqua: Italian Easter Sweet Bread

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Colomba di Pasquale is a traditional Italian Easter bread traditionally made with flour, eggs, sugar, yeast, and butter. The dough is speckled with dried fruit and then fashioned into a dove shape (“colomba” in Italian) and then topped with sugar and slivered almonds before baking. This Colomba di Pasqua: Italian Easter Sweet Bread by Pavani Nandula makes it possible without the eggs or dairy!

6. Frittata


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To make the magical eggless batter for this Frittata by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez, you simply need chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, ground flax seeds, salt, water, and that’s it. If you don’t have some of these items at home, you can easily find them at your local grocery store or online. Within minutes, these simple ingredients transform into a rich and flavorful egg-like frittata without any eggs!

7. Balsamic Strawberry Brioche French Toast

Balsamic Strawberry Brioche French Toast

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This Balsamic Strawberry Brioche French Toast by Shanika Graham-White is a great option for breakfast or brunch. This French Toast is thick, delicious, uses a handful of ingredients, naturally sweetened, and completely dairy-free and vegan. Fully laced with decadent balsamic flavor, this french toast dish comes completely ready to be your family’s new staple.

8. Biscuits and Gravy

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Biscuits and gravy are a popular breakfast dish in the South. Fluffy biscuits are covered in a creamy white gravy that is traditionally filled with sausage. This vegan version uses textured vegetable protein (TVP) to replace the sausage. The creaminess of the gravy combined with the flaky layers of biscuits makes this the perfect comforting breakfast. You will love these Biscuits and Gravy by Francesca Bonadonna!

9.  Monkey Bread Cinnamon Rolls

Monkey Bread Cinnamon Rolls

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This monkey bread is like lots of baby cinnamon rolls stacked together. Each piece of dough rolled into a little ball, dipped into cinnamon sugar and then baked into a mountain of sticky, gooey, fluffy, tender, and oh so delicious bread, and to top it all off a drizzling of cinnamon icing. To eat, simply tear off the balls, kind of like how monkeys tear and pick at their own food. The smell of this bread is incredible as the fragrance of cinnamon drifts through the kitchen. You have to try Lauren Wright‘s Monkey Bread Cinnamon Rolls!

10. Zucchini Vegan Egg Nests

vegan Zucchini Vegan Egg Nests

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This recipe is a fun take on the “zucchini egg nest,” a popular recipe for paleo and keto lovers. Of course, this recipe doesn’t use a real egg – It’s a delicious zucchini vegan egg nest for the plant-based foodie. You have to try Hannah Sunderani‘s Zucchini Vegan Egg Nests!

11. Fluffy Lemon Waffles

Vegan Fluffy Lemon Waffles with fruit

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Crispy golden waffles made with freshly squeezed lemon juice and zest to make an intensely satisfying breakfast which just so happens to be vegan. With subtle hints of vanilla and lightly dusted with powdered sugar, these Fluffy Lemon Waffles by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez are here to wow your weekend.

12. Skillet Sausage Peppers and Roasted Potatoes

Skillet Sausage Peppers and Roasted Potatoes

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This Skillet Sausage Peppers and Roasted Potatoes by Robin Runner is a delicious and convenient breakfast! It’s also great toss with pasta. Versatility is key. Plus when cleaning out your fridge, its a great way to use up onions and peppers you have on hand.

13. Carrot Cake Pancakes

Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes

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These Carrot Cake Pancakes by Kristen Genton are so easy to make and a very impressive breakfast to wake up to or make for someone else to wake up to. They’re loaded with all the goodies such as raisins, walnuts, and coconut, yet still retain the same carrot cake goodness that we all love.

14. Spinach Crepes

Spinach Crepes

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Don’t be intimidated by making crepes—they are much easier than you might think! These spinach crepes take about 20 minutes to prepare and miraculously don’t fall apart or stick to the pan, despite the absence of eggs and oil in the batter. Spinach is a source of iron; chickpea (garbanzo) flour provides steady energy and, though once a rarity, is now commonly available in supermarkets. This recipe is filling, a perfect choice for a postworkout morning meal or Sunday brunch with friends and family. The spinach taste is mild, so if you are still a bit apprehensive about making these crepes, don’t be! Give them a try! The recipe for these Spinach Crepes is reprinted with permission from Plant Powered Athlete by Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Nikki Lefler

15. Cinnamon Cluster Scones

Cinnamon Cluster Scones

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Cinnamon rolls, coffee cake, apple cinnamon–it’s all so delicious. Who doesn’t love cinnamon? These Cinnamon Cluster Scones by Kristen Genton are a crossover between scones and coffee cake. They are sweet but not too sweet with loads of cinnamon clusters throughout. Then they are topped with a sweet cinnamon glaze. Truly spectacular.

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