35 Vegan Recipes for Your Best Easter Brunch Ever

Let’s hop to it, hungry rabbits!

Marla Rose
4 min readMar 29, 2024

Many years ago, I was at an Easter brunch my friend’s parents hosted and they served lamb. I was not a vegan yet but had been a vegetarian since I was 15. Her father led us in a prayer before the meal and said something to the effect of, “Today, we eat lamb to remind us of Jesus, who was as gentle as a lamb.” He said this without irony and no one seemed to register the weirdness of feasting on the body of Jesus’ proxy (this was a Catholic family, they were fine with the concept of eating and drinking symbols of Christ) or that the celebrated kindness and compassion of Jesus wasn’t extended to the lamb, a being so nonviolent as to be a reminder of Christ. It was weird, but also par for course, if that makes any sense. I stuck to my asparagus.

There are a million reasons to stop eating animals and supporting the industries that profit from their misery (this includes the dairy and egg industries) but what do we do if we want to keep enjoying brunch and the dishes we love? Simple swaps of ingredients from animal origin to plants is the way! Whether using homemade replacements or store-bought, simple or more complicated recipes, it is up to you, but with a little planning and an open mind, you can have a delectable brunch that celebrates the best of Spring — new growth and change, new life, a love and appreciation of the earth — this Easter.

Eggy Things

Spring Green Frittata via Feasting at Home
Just Egg Frittata via The VGN Way
Potato Nests with Egg Salad via Exceedingly Vegan
Chickpea Omelette via The Hidden Veggies
Fluffy Vegan Omelette via Sweet Potato Soul

Savory Pie Things

Asparagus and Mushroom Quiche via Emilie Eats
Mini Crustless Tofu Quiches via FatFree Vegan
Spinach Mushroom Tart via Vegan Richa
Puff Pastry Potato Tarts via This Savory Vegan
Creamy Broccoli Pie via The Happy Pear

Spuds-y Things

Hash Brown Casserole via Holy Cow Vegan
The Best Breakfast Hash via Build Your Bite
Air Fryer Potatoes O’Brien via Brand New Vegan
Roasted Breakfast Potatoes via Eat with Clarity
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes via It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Pancake and Waffle-y Things

Blini via Scones and Scrubs
Carrot Cake Pancakes via Feel Good Foodie
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes via The Beet
Easy Waffles via The Kitchn
Carrot Waffles via Love & Lemons

Breads and Sweet things

Tsoureki (Greek Easter bread) via The Full Helping
Southern-Style Buttermilk Biscuits via Nora Cooks
Buttermilk Biscuits and Country Gravy via The Simple Veganista
Hot Cross Buns via Delightful Adventures
Carrot Cake with Buttercream Frosting via Loving It Vegan
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting via Vegan Huggs
Lemon Cupcakes for Easter via Wallflower Kitchen
Three Muffin Recipes Perfect for Easter Brunch via Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery
Pop Tarts via Connoisseurus Veg
The Best Vegan Easter Cookies via Vegan Runner Eats

Assorted Tasty Things

Blintzes via Nosh with Micah
Sausage and Peppers Rice Skillet via This Savory Vegan
Puffy Popovers of the Vegan Kind via Eat the Vegan Rainbow
Smoked “Salmon” + Cream Cheese via Run2Food
Vegan Bacon (adapted from Gordon Ramsay) via Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen


Marla Rose is cofounding partner of VeganStreet.com.