Show Mom just how much you care by taking over the kitchen this Mother’s Day to make a special brunch in her honor. From the moment she wakes, shower her with love, bacon, and pancakes for the ultimate Mother’s Day celebration.
Whether you are thinking brunch-in-bed or ready to host a crowd this Mother’s Day, we have rounded up a few recipes that are easy-to-make and impressive starts for this special day. Let the smell of bacon frying and sweet scones baking bring a smile to your mother’s face.
Add ambience with arranged flowers, fresh-squeezed juice, and a hot pot of coffee to round out your mid-morning feast. Plenty of our favorite brunch recipes for Mom are easy and safe for kids to make on their own, like our microwaveable egg scramble and Nutella Breakfast Pizza recipes, while others might require a helping hand from the nearest adult, like our Easy Roasted Spring Breakfast Skillet and Basic Brunch Crepes.
For moms with a sweet tooth, try our chocolate waffles, clafoutis, or brunch cake. If your mom prefers more savory dishes, try our easy-to-make spaghetti carbonara that is rich and creamy — it’s never too early for pasta.
For more tasty brunch options to serve this Mother’s Day, check out 23 of our favorite recipes with Mom in mind this Mother’s Day.
Sweet bell peppers are balanced by briny artichoke hearts and robust spinach. This crowd-pleaser is quick to prepare and ideal for a family brunch. — Meatless Monday
A few leftover bagels, a pound of chorizo, and some eggs are all you need to make an exquisite Mother’s Day brunch casserole that you can even assemble the night before for an easy morning.
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This light and airy cake is the perfect Mother’s Day brunch cake for the mom with a sweet tooth.
Serve a continental breakfast/brunch this Mother’s Day with these healthy and delicious carrot muffin made with walnuts, honey, and plenty of zesty orange.
If you are expecting a crowd this Mother’s Day, make this easy brunch quiche that is designed with a crowd in mind.
These croissants are such an impressive breakfast, and can be made by even the most unskilled cooks. — Hannah Hoskins
First, sauté your favorite spring vegetables you picked up at your local farmers market. Then top with your eggs and fresh herbs, and finish in the oven for a delicious, fragrant springtime start to your Mother’s Day.
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Swap the traditional Canadian bacon for sliced avocado in this California-style eggs benedict recipe. Mom will love the roasted tomatoes and goat cheese garnish.
Topped with a warm orange marmalade glaze and chopped white chocolate (or milk or dark — whatever floats your boat!) these show-stopping treats will seriously make your Mother’s Day memorable. — Laura Pucillo
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If you have young kids that insist upon fixing brunch for Mom themselves, look no further than this microwave-ready recipe that is much safer than turning your little ones loose with open flames. Bonus: In three minutes, breakfast will be ready to serve!
In some families, the kids and significant others are just as adept as Mom in the kitchen, but I wanted to develop a recipe that was fairly foolproof for whomever was going to (wo)man the stove. Oven-baked pancakes came to mind, but they often fall flat. Then it occurred to me that they have similarities with clafoutis, the classic French dessert that typically features mid-summer cherries. Both are rather custardy in their pastry-ness and who doesn’t like the idea of dessert for breakfast? They both basically involve whipping up an easy pancake or crepe-like batter, pouring it into a heat-proof pan and then letting the oven do the work. Why stand over a hot stove cooking slice after slice of French toast? In keeping with a spring theme, I present you with a Lemon Blueberry Clafoutis.
This recipe is kid-friendly, so that the kids can get in on the Mother’s Day brunch action, but also a delicious, sweet start to your Mother’s Day.
For the classic mom, stick with traditional brunch fare, like this rolled omelette in the French-style. Follow Julia Child’s foolproof method. Serve plain or stuffed with whatever filling you desire.
This brunch casserole includes all the breakfast pre-requisites — eggs, sausage, toast — in one dish; perfect for serving a crowd this Mother’s Day brunch without creating too much of a kitchen nightmare.
Sunny side up egg on top of a waffle topped with smoked salmon is a sophisticated, yet easy to prepare breakfast-in-bed option for Mom this Mother’s Day.
You can make these scones ahead of time, and rewarm before serving. Whip up a lemon curd or serve with clotted cream and jam for an easy start to Mother’s Day brunch.
This egg scramble with springtime spinach and salty feta is the perfect easy and healthy breakfast to make this Mother’s Day. With this recipe, you don’t have to be a Master Chef to cook an impressive Mother’s Day brunch.
This soufflé-like pancake needs an extra-hot skillet to rise correctly, and while this recipe can be made any time of year with whatever add-ins you prefer, we can’t help but love sweet, spring and summer strawberries in ours.
This brunch pizza is perfect for the mom who prefers a savory start to her day over sweet. Use store-bought pizza dough to simplify the cooking process and cook the eggs only until the whites are set, leaving the yolks runny.
I like to prepare a frittata the same way I do an omelette, but instead of rolling the cooked eggs onto a plate, I serve the frittata open-face, as with the zucchini and mozzarella frittata here. One trick is to flash the pan into the oven for just a few minutes to heat the cheese. But the eggs shouldn’t be cooked any longer than with an omelette. — John Besh