These fun Mother’s Day brunch ideas are easy and packed with flavor! Impress everyone with these luxuriously tasty recipes (especially mom).
When it comes to Mother’s Day, there’s nothing more fun than a luxurious brunch! (Well, that’s this mom’s opinion.) Here are our top Mother’s Day brunch recipes to impress everyone: especially mom! Cozy up to spiced oatmeal bakes, fluffy eggs with goat cheese, smoked salmon bagel boards, and bright strawberry smoothies! Whatever mom you’re cooking for, we think she’ll love these Mother’s Day recipes.
And now…32 Mother’s Day brunch ideas & recipes!
Next up in our Mother’s Day recipes: fancy scrambled eggs! These fluffy scrambled eggs with goat cheese come together in no time and goat cheese adds an elevated flair, perfect for a special breakfast or brunch!
This is one of our showstopper Mother’s Day recipes! The buttery scent of this recipe in the oven will win over everyone, including mom. This Asparagus Quiche is packed with savory, cozy flavor and a crispy crust. It’s a total crowd pleaser and you can serve it either warm or room temperature.
Also try: Vegetarian Spinach Quiche with Almond Crust
Here’s a festive treat that mom will love: Strawberry Bread! This sweet quick bread is sweet and moist, studded with ripe red berries and scented with vanilla. Each bite will have you coming back for more! It’s fantastic as is, but drizzle it with a quick lemon icing to finish with a pop of zingy sweet.
There’s just something about smoked salmon anything for breakfast or brunch that feels luxurious. Here’s a fun Mother’s Day recipe that takes minutes to whip up but feels elegant: Smoked Salmon Omelette! The flavor is unreal: smoky, buttery salmon against tender eggs, a burst of salty feta and fresh herbaceous chives. It looks stunning but takes just minutes to make. Add strawberry smoothies or coffee smoothies on the side.
Here’s a perfect brunch recipe: the frittata! A frittata is an Italian dish that’s best described as a crustless egg pie. It’s often served for breakfast or brunch, but it works for dinner too. The spinach feta filling is perfectly salted, savory and delicious!
The ultimate pancake? You might think buttermilk. But here’s a secret: Greek yogurt pancakes are the best out there! They’re ultra fluffy, with a tangy flavor and a delicious texture. These pancakes have whole wheat flour for a healthy spin, and taste incredible topped with maple syrup and a dollop of…you guessed it: Greek yogurt. You can also make them as Sour Cream Pancakes!
Also try: Greek Yogurt Pancakes, Cozy Applesauce Pancakes or Peanut Butter Pancakes
Here’s a Mother’s Day recipe that’s even more delicious than it sounds…these insanely tasty Strawberry Muffins with cream cheese swirl! Imagine: a muffin with a tender crumb: just sweet enough and delightfully moist. Then add a strawberry cream cheese topping, that coats everything in sweet savory richness.
The classic mimosa stars orange juice and champagne: but why not add bright red strawberries to the mix? Pureeing fresh strawberries with the orange juice adds fruity berry notes to the flavor palate. Even better, the color is vibrantly rosy! It’s a stunning brunch cocktail that makes any occasion more festive.
Why not make yogurt parfaits and layer them with fruit and homemade granola? Try this easy peanut butter granola recipe, just a handful of ingredients and it comes out beautifully clumpy with a rich, cinnamon-spiced flavor.
Bake up scrambled eggs in muffin tin cups with healthy veggies, and they’re a deliciously fun Mother’s Day recipe! The filling is packed with good stuff: loads of spinach, cottage cheese for healthy protein, and jarred red pepper.
Also try: Crustless Quiche with Spinach (the same recipe baked in a pie plate)
Is mom a coffee lover? Try this Coffee Smoothie! Because if you’re going to drink coffee, why not add bananas, oats and almond butter to the mix? This puree has just the right bittersweet flavor without lots of added sugar, and smooth, creamy texture (like a frosty!).
Here’s a genius simple Mother’s Day recipe idea: Ricotta Toast! Spread ricotta cheese on toast, then load it up with sweet or savory toppings. Go basic with juicy ripe tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil, or hearty with tender smoked salmon, capers and fresh dill. Or go sweet with fruit, a drizzle of honey and cinnamon.
Did you know you can make hash browns…without the bag of frozen potatoes? Homemade hash brownsare incredibly delicious, and here’s the thing: they’re not much harder than cracking open a bag of frozen ones. These hash browns are browned and crispy, with flecks of tender moist shreds that combine into a texture that tastes like a cozy hug. Salt them to perfection with lots of black pepper, and you might not be able to put down your fork.
These healthy banana bread muffins are a fan favorite and would be absolutely perfect in a brunch spread of Mother’s Day recipes. They’re lightly sweet and made mostly of oats and bananas! They’re blender muffins so they’re easy to make at home.
This one is everything you need in a cozy Mother’s Day recipe! It’s simple to put together with that classic waffle house flavor, and works with a standard waffle maker or Belgian. Or, try our Fluffy Gluten Free Waffles made with almond flour and eggs, so fluffy your family won’t believe they’re gluten-free.
What’s more festive than traditional English crumpets? These perfect circles of golden batter are crispy on the outside and spongy on the inside, ideal for topping with butter or jam. This mashup of an English muffin and a pancake is one of the most satisfying breakfast or snacks you’ll find. It’s a fun project that results in irresistible golden orbs with the best yeasted flavor and spongy texture (or find them frozen at the grocery).
This stunning acai bowl would be a perfect centerpiece in a Mother’s Day brunch! What’s an acai bowl? If you’ve never had one, it’s a smoothie bowl with the smoothie made from acai berries. The bowl is loaded with toppings like fruit, granola, coconut and almond butter.
Want a hearty, savory Mother’s Day recipe? Try this Breakfast Skillet! Cheesy hash browns topped with runny egg yolks and salsa? Yes please! Even better, the spices in the potatoes mimic breakfast sausage (hello, fennel!) so the entire vibe is extremely hearty and satisfying.
Here’s a fun luxurious Mother’s Day brunch idea: Salmon Salad! It’s a creamy, crunchy mix of tangy flavors: just like Tuna Salad but using canned salmon. The flavor is savory and satisfying, and this recipe has a healthy spin with less mayo. Class it up for a fancy brunch with fresh herbs and serve on a croissant.
Here’s the most perfect strawberry smoothie! It’s light and creamy, with just the right icy and airy texture. Often smoothies are too bitter or overly sweet, but this one’s just right. It’s lightly sweet, with just the right berry essence.
Also try: Banana Smoothie
Here’s the ideal Mother’s Day brunch recipe, easy and full of irresistible flavor. In fact, we’re head over heels for it: Banana baked oatmeal! This incredible recipe is wholesome and filling, and it’s made with good-for-you ingredients: mostly oats and bananas. Top with almond butter and bananas. Mom will adore it!
This Bloody Mary recipe is actually made of healthy stuff: tomatoes, horseradish, garlic, lemon. Whip it up to go with your Mother’s Day recipes (we’ve also got a Virgin Bloody Mary). Spicy and perfectly seasoned, it’s full of vegetable goodness. Since it’s easy to mix up, it’s a great alternative to pre-made mix – and refreshingly delicious.
Here’s an impressive muffins recipe that no one can resist: these Cinnamon Streusel Muffins! It’s light, fluffy and moist, sparkling with a glittery streusel topping. The secret? A surprising ingredient brings just the right texture to these little cakes: cottage cheese! It’s unexpected but stands in for a bit of the oil and makes for perfectly moist muffins.
These carrot cake pancakes are perfect: sweet enough with a healthy spin! They’re lightly sweetened with maple syrup, tender and moist from the carrots, and perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Even better, top them with maple Greek yogurt and the sweet tang is magic. It’s like eating a piece of carrot cake…that’s suitable for breakfast.
What’s a better Mother’s Day recipe than omelettes made to order? This recipe makes for the most delicious omelette you’ve ever had: classic French style, with a golden exterior, soft interior, and loads of savory flavor.
These blender blueberry muffins are flavorful and naturally sweet, made with 100% oats and maple syrup. They’re perfect Mother’s Day recipes for mamas who love treats with a healthy spin!
Here’s a fantastic cozy Mother’s Day recipe: Banana Pancakes! This one is totally classic: with simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. You can customize it to different diets, and to the amount of bananas you have on hand.
These tender baked eggs are one of our favorite simple yet fancy recipes! It’s an easy way to make a special Mother’s Day breakfast out of everyday ingredients. Here you’ll throw the eggs into small baking dishes, then load them up with toppings of your choice. Go simple like Parmesan and herbs, or fancy like sautéed spinach and mushrooms.
Need an easy Mother’s Day brunch cocktail that looks impressive? Try the Vodka Sunrise! This layered cocktail looks like a gradient of a summer sunrise. The way that orange juice fades into bright pink grenadine is truly magical! All you need are three ingredients for this spin on the classic Tequila Sunrise.
Need a show-stopping pancakes recipe for Mother’s Day? Look no further than these Lemon Ricotta Pancakes! They’re impossibly fluffy and light, with a pop citrus flavor on the finish. Even better: they’re packed with protein and made with half the flour of a normal pancake! They might sound fancy, but they’re so easy to whip up and perfect for impressing friends and family at a lazy breakfast or brunch.
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These fluffy blueberry waffles are about to become everyone’s favorite! Topped with a quick blueberry sauce, they’re brunch perfection on a plate.
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 large egg
4 tablespoons butter, melted (substitute coconut oil for dairy-free)
1 ¼ cups milk (substitute non-dairy milk for dairy-free)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 recipe Quick Blueberry Sauce, for serving
Greek yogurt, Homemade Whipped Cream or Yogurt Whipped Cream, for serving (optional)
Preheat the waffle iron to the high heat setting.
In a medium bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and kosher salt until thoroughly combined. In another bowl, whisk the egg. Then stir in the melted butter, milk, vanilla, and maple syrup. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix gently until just combined. Stir in the blueberries.
Immediately, add the batter into the center of the waffle iron and let it spread it to within 1/2-inch of the sides, then cook according to the waffle iron’s instructions. Remove the cooked waffles and place them on a baking sheet without stacking. Make the waffles to order, or place cooked waffles in a 300°F oven to keep warm. Serve with Quick Blueberry Sauce. (As a note, these blueberry waffles stick to the waffle iron a bit more than a standard waffle, so make sure to clean it afterwards.)
Cooked waffles can be frozen; place them in a plastic bag and remove the remaining air with a straw before sealing. To reheat, remove from the freezer and lightly toast in a toaster.
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