We’ve all been there: waking up from a blissful sleep to a frantic text from your aunt about which dish you’re bringing to the family Easter brunch only to realize you’ve given no thought to this because the days of showing up empty handed have unceremoniously — and suddenly — passed you. Not to worry! We’ve rounded up a potpourri of recipes to whip together like you’re actually Ina Garten.
These recipes are each quick, easy, and (mostly) sweet. Perfect for the one day a year when you start your morning with a bite of a chocolate bunny (always starting with the ears, of course).
1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Blender Pancakes
Care of Jessica in the Kitchen, this delicious short-stack is gluten-free, vegan, and done in 30 minutes! Sounds like the most yummy way to be healthy and quick — and yes, the recipe for the raspberry compote is included.
2. Cadbury Mini Eggs Skillet Cookie
This one’s perfect since you’ve probably got Cadbury mini-eggs lying around your house anyway. A Cozy Kitchen offers the perfect recipe for a sweet treat that only takes 37 minutes to make. This will be the hit of the brunch and nobody will know that you hadn’t planned it for weeks ahead.
3. Avocado Pesto Toast
Everyone loves avocado toast, so you know this will go over well. The pesto is an added twist, brilliantly thought up by Cookie and Kate. Add an egg (though you might want to make this once you get to the house where you’re brunching), and it’s the perfect meal.
4. Lasagna Stuffed Peppers
Lasagna is a traditional Easter brunch dish, so this is the perfect quick-take on a celebratory meal. Since you don’t have to wait for ricotta to bake, this recipe by Naturally Ella only takes 45 minutes and is super healthy. So you don’t have to feel guilty about eating your weight in chocolate later.
5. Creamed Spinach Baked Eggs
You probably have all of the ingredients to this simple dish in your refrigerator, and it’s on the cheap since Budget Bytes makes sure to include the cost of each recipe’s ingredients. This recipe is easy to make, fairly quick, and totally delicious (hello, it’s creamed).
6. Double Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
These sound intricate, but they’re actually super simple thanks to Cookie and Kate’s clear and concise recipe for a sure-to-be crowd pleaser. All you need are the baking basics, lemon, and poppy seeds! Do your makeup while the muffins are baking and repeat this phrase to yourself in the mirror: “I am a culinary genius.”
Now get out there and make Ina Garten (and us) proud. Happy Easter, chef!