Easter Grazing Platter for an Easy No-Cook Easter Brunch

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An Easter grazing platter is the perfect crowd-pleasing Easter Brunch. Feeding a crowd? This no-cook brunch is low on effort and high on yum!

easter grazing board with hot cross buns, fruit, berries, yoghurt, easter chocolate for easter brunch

Are you looking for breakfast ideas to feed a crowd this easter? Or maybe you want a bit of a treat for easter without a lot of fuss and effort.

This easter brunch board is based on the Continental breakfast of cold foods and fruit. It requires minimal food prep and no cooking, making breakfast easy and fuss-free while elevating the meal into something special. You get to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family and guests.

Not only is it easy, it’s a fun brunch as well. My kids were so excited about this platter; they loved helping put it together as much as they enjoyed eating it! They are getting a bit old for egg hunts, so an easter brunch grazing board we can share as a family is a good alternative.

The abundant spread of a grazing board and the selection of different little morsels add to the festive atmosphere of the holiday.

Planning The Perfect Easter Brunch Grazing Platter

When planning your brunch board, consider a diverse range of ingredients to create a visually appealing and delicious spread. Because March/April is Autumn in Australia, it’s an excellent time for fruit, with a wide variety of fruits in season

You’ll also want to think about how much food per person. I plan for two, three at the most, mini ‘bread’ items like pastries or hot cross buns, a handful of fruit, a small amount of yoghurt and a couple of chocolates. You can always keep extra in the fridge to top up the platter if it runs low and people are still hungry.

While I put the pots of yoghurt out on the platter for the photo above, I keep the yoghurt in a container with some bowls so people can serve themselves the amount they like. You can have some toasted muesli or fruit puree to top the yoghurt. Alternatively, you can serve some chocolate overnight oats or chia pudding cups.

Food Ideas for Your Easter Grazing Platter

This easter brunch platter is a riff off the Continental breakfast – a selection of cold, easy-to-serve foods. Below is a list of potential items you could include in your platter. You don’t have to include all the ideas below, just the ones that work for you.

  • Mini pastries like Danishes or cinnamon scrolls (I got one savoury, spinach and feta, and one sweet, apple Danish)
  • Fresh hot cross buns
  • Toast or bagels with a variety of spreads
  • Mini croissants
  • Mini pancakes or pikelets
  • Yogurt (you can get the squeezy tubes for young kids)
  • Berry coulis
  • Granola/toasted muesli (storebought or homemade)
  • Overnight oats
  • Chia seed puddings
  • A selection of fresh fruit (grapes, apples, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, mango, peaches, passionfruit, kiwi fruit, watermelon etc.)
  • Chocolate easter eggs 

Fruit is not my husband’s favourite food (unless it’s pineapple on a burger). If you have family or guests who don’t like a sweet breakfast and you’re looking for some savoury ideas for your easter platter, you could include:

  • Cheese
  • Smoked salmon
  • Ham and other charcuterie board-type meats
  • Avocado spread
  • pre-made mini quiches
  • hard-boiled eggs
  • corn or vegetable fritters

The savoury ideas aren’t as quick and easy as a cold platter, but they add variety for people who prefer a savoury breakfast.

Serve your platter with some fresh juice, tea, coffee or even a mimosa if you’re inclined.

Money-saving tip: I got the pastries and hot cross buns on markdown, saving money.

You can freeze the hot cross buns in the bag they come in or individually wrapped for up to 2 months and pastries individually wrapped for up to two weeks. To reheat the pastries, put them on a tray, cover them with foil, and heat them at 180° for 10 minutes.

I picked up some cheap fruit at our local markets.

Easter eggs go on sale long before easter, so watch for sales or make your own as part of a fun easter activity. 

You might also like How to Easily Make Homemade Easter Chocolates

Building a Brunch Grazing Platter

For my platter, I used a breakfast tray I picked up cheaply from Kmart. We use this tray for food platters, as a craft table, for breakfast in bed, or just carrying stuff from one room back to its place. 

Alternatively, you can use a chopping board or a baking tray or lay some baking paper on the table. 

I arranged the larger items first, like the hot cross buns and pastries, then added the fruit, and finally filled the gaps in with berries and chocolate. Serve with juice (my kids preferred milk), tea, coffee or a beverage of your choice.

A delicious cold-food grazing platter is the perfect relaxed breakfast for the easter weekend, whether you’re feeding a crowd or your immediate family.

For more special occasion breakfasts, check out our collection of fancy breakfast ideas that don’t cost the budget.

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