Being vegan during a major holiday can be difficult, and Easter is no exception. If you're going to someone else's house for a meal like brunch, chances are good that the hosts won't take your diet into consideration — or, if they do, they'll make one dish that's just okay. It's like, A for effort and all that, but everyone deserves to eat something delicious, especially during brunch! That's why your best bet is making your own vegan Easter brunch dish. Not only is it considered polite (you're contributing!), but it's also for your own good, because you'll know that you have at least one awesome thing you can eat.
Or maybe you're hosting Easter brunch this year, and some of your guests aren't vegan. You'll need some recipes that will prove that eschewing meat and dairy products does not equal one boring meal after another — basically, you'll need some crowd-pleasing ideas that will make everyone forget all about eggs. Luckily, there are tons of vegan brunch recipes on the Internet that will impress guests all over the place, whether you're hosting or not. These vegan brunch ideas are perfect for Easter and spring weather, using some of the best flavors of the season. They just might become one of your new favorites!
1. Vegan Aebelskivers
I don't know about you, but when I think brunch, I think: pancakes. Or, more accurately, elaborate pancakes instead of your plain old options you can make any day. Aebelskivers are a perfect option for a crowd, because they're small enough that they won't overwhelm the rest of the meal. This vegan recipe from Veganosity is filled with yummy fruit or chocolate, your choice.
2. Grain-Free Tomato, Eggplant, And Roasted Garlic Tart
This gluten-free falafel crust tart from Pure Ella is perfect as a savory option for a brunch. Eggplant and tomato are always crowd favorites, and roasted garlic as well as other warming spices make this a satisfying option for anyone.
3. Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
Another crowd favorite? Cinnamon rolls, of course. My Darling Vegan has a recipe for vegan cinnamon rolls that look out of this world. Vegan butter and soy milk lend for a sweet flavor that no one will be able to stop eating.
4. Blueberry Breakfast Casserole
Casseroles are a great brunch option because they can be put together the night before. In the morning, just stick them in the oven and you're pretty much good to go. This vegan blueberry breakfast casserole from Veggie Primer is filled with blueberries, bananas, and other sweet flavors.
5. Cashew Sugared Donut Holes
The best thing about brunch is that you can get away with basically eating dessert in the morning. Donut holes are a perfect option, and this vegan version from Vegan In The Freezer is a great one to try for a special occasion like Easter. Cashew sugar gives a unique, sweet flavor.
6. Potato Leek Vegan Quiche
Loaded with potatoes, leeks, and tofu, this vegan quiche recipe from Connoisseurus Veg will not disappoint anyone. Full of flavor and yummy spices, no one will miss the cheese or eggs! To make things easier on yourself, you can always buy a vegan pie crust instead of making it.
7. Matcha Chia Pudding
There are two great things about chia pudding: one, it always looks aesthetically pleasing, especially when topped with colorful spring fruit. And two, it can be prepared the night before, leaving you with a (mostly) stress-free morning. This chia pudding from May I Have That Recipe has matcha and the fruit of your choice for a simple brunch dish.
8. Asparagus Cashew Cream Tart
An asparagus tart just looks like Easter, you know? This recipe from My Darling Vegan is made with delicious cashew cream, fresh asparagus, and vegan puff pastry, and is a lot easier than it seems. It's also really impressive looking.
9. Strawberry Nutella Bruschetta
Who wouldn't want Nutella for breakfast? This "bruschetta" from Simple Vegan Blog uses fresh strawberries, nuts, and of course, lots of yummy Nutella for an easy to put together recipe that will definitely be a crowd pleaser. Buy a variety of bread so that people can spread this on whatever they choose.
10. Tropical Mango Coconut Granola
If you don't want to go too crazy, this mango coconut granola from Veganosity is a great option. It's easy to put together, it's full of flavors everyone will love, and it's really versatile. Serve it with a variety of yogurt or oatmeal, or have people eat it with their choice of milk. Or just leave it as is - it's so sweet and delicious that people will just want to grab it out of the jar.
11. Smashed Chickpea Salad
No one will miss egg salad when you're serving this chickpea salad from May I Have That Recipe. Loaded with veggies and seasoning, it's also mixed up with a tangy mustard dressing. You can serve this with toast as a sandwich, or just on its own.
12. Chia Waffles
This vegan waffles from Pure Ella are bound to be something everyone will love. Made with chia seeds, they're super filling, and the whipped coconut topping is sweet and perfect with spring fresh berries. Plus, it offers a beautiful presentation!
13. Vegan Breakfast Burritos
Tofu is a great substitute for eggs in these vegan breakfast burritos from Simple Vegan Blog. Add avocados, lots of salsa, and some nutritional yeast as cheese — plus any other toppings you think might work.
14. Banana Macadamia Nut Muffins
Muffins are a great brunch staple for a reason - everyone loves them, and they're super versatile. They're great to bring if you're going somewhere. This banana macadamia nut muffins from Vegan In The Freezer don't require eggs and they still come out amazing. You can't go wrong with this mix of flavors!
15. Nacho Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is a brunch favorite, and if you want to do something a little different, try this spin on them from Veggie Primer. Black beans, corn, and vegan nacho "cheese" sauce will make these totally irresistible. All you have to do is get everything together, and then people can make their own pieces!
16. Vegan Meyer Lemon Bars
Lemon bars will remind everyone that summer is (almost) around the corner. And if you've never had Meyer lemons, you're missing out. They're super sweet and perfect for desserts like this one from May I Have That Recipe.
17. Loaded Avocado Quesadillas
Skip the traditional Easter brunch ideas and do something a little more fun, like these avocado quesadillas from Connoisseurus Veg. They're stuffed with veggies and spices and are sure to become the biggest hit at brunch.
18. Vegan Gluten-Free Crepes
These gluten-free, oil free, vegan crepes from Simple Vegan Blog might not sound super exciting, but they are sure to taste delicious. Top them with lots of berries and fruits - the warm filling is the star.
19. Loaded Potato Breakfast Bowl
Is it really brunch if it doesn't include potatoes? This bowl from Veggie Primer is made up of a delicious potato hash, lots of veggies, and a creamy mushroom sauce. What's not to love?
20. Savory Mediterranean Oatmeal
When most people think of oatmeal, they think of something sweet and sugary. Savory oatmeal, like this one from Veganosity, is just as delicious and is perfect for brunch because of the mix of flavors. The olives and tomatoes mix so well with the creamy oatmeal.