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20 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes that Mom Will Love

Show mom just how much she means to you with this collection of 20 Mother’s Day brunch recipes. From French toast, crepes, waffles, pancakes, donuts, quiches, scones, and various sweets, here you’ll find plenty of brunch recipe ideas for Mother’s Day.

There are even a few surprises such as a homemade S’mores frappe, vegan biscuits and gravy, French toast bites, and tiramisu waffles. If you’re wondering what to make for Mother’s Day Day brunch, read on for inspiration. 

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

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Savory brunch recipes for Mother’s Day

If you want wholesome, filling or rich breakfast and brunch recipes that mom will love, then choose the following savory recipes. Lots of them can be a complete breakfast on their own or try them as an addition to your brunch menu.

Recipes to make the morning of

The following recipes are best made right before serving. Let mom relax while you cook them, or get her involved for some extra family time. Serve them hot and fresh for best flavor and texture.

Overhead shot of vegan biscuits and gravy on a white plateVegan Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy | Recipe by Gimme Some Oven

If there are any dietary restrictions in the family, this one’s for you. These vegan biscuits with mushroom gravy are wonderfully delicious and comforting. The gravy is made with almond milk and other vegan ingredients…all in less than 30 minutes.

Four prepared Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos with a small bowl of salsa next to themSweet Potato Breakfast Tacos | Recipe by Plating Pixels

Tacos may not typically be considered a breakfast item. Hopefully, that changes with these Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos. Start with roasted sweet potato cubes, then combine with crisp bacon pieces, scrambled eggs, and cheddar cheese in tortillas for a truly unique breakfast experience mom and the entire family will enjoy.

Three just baked Hash Brown Egg Nests on a plate. One with egg yolk running out of it.Hash Brown Egg Nests with Avocado | Recipe by The Cooking Jar 

A complete breakfast packed into cute little muffin cups. Eggs, bacon, and cheese in a hash brown ‘nest’ are sure to delight the entire family. There’s also an option for low-carb muffins without the hash browns.

Two Raspberry and Chocolate With Almonds Grilled Cheeses stacked togetherRaspberry and Chocolate With Almonds Grilled Cheese | Recipe by Foodie Crush

Part sweet, part savory, 100% amazing. Mascarpone, raspberries, milk chocolate, almonds, and orange zest are melted between thick pieces of angel food cake in this surprising take on grilled cheese. I may never be able to go back to plain cheddar grilled cheese sandwiches again.

Prep ahead brunch recipes

The following recipes are great for prepping ahead, leaving more time for visiting with mom. Whether it’s quiches, frittatas or savory scones, make these the night before Mother’s Day and reheat the morning of. These are better fresh the day of, but will be just as tasty if made ahead.

Slice of Kale and Feta Frittata on a small plate with a bit taken out of itKale and Feta Frittata  | Recipe by Plating Pixels

A simple frittata loaded with whole ingredients such as kale, mushrooms, and tomatoes. The vibrant colors make a beautiful presentation and are sure to impress mom.  It’s also gluten-free and vegetarian, with plenty of protein.

Slice of Chorizo and Cheddar Quiche with Quinoa Crust on a plateChorizo and Cheddar Quiche with Quinoa Crust | Recipe by Plating Pixels

If you’re a fan of quiches but have gluten-free restrictions, then try one with a quinoa crust. It’s got a dense and chewy texture, with plenty of nutrients. Filled with chorizo, egg, milk, cheese, green onion, and spices, then baked into a wholesome, all-in-one breakfast quiche.

Mushroom, Spinach, and Ham Quiche in a pie pan with a slice cut out of itMushroom, Spinach, and Ham Quiche | Recipe by Plating Pixels

A mixture of mushroom, spinach, ham, and cheese creates a creamy, rich and moist quiche. It’s easy to assemble and uses store-bought crust to save time.

Whole wheat ham and cheddar savory scones on parchment paper with hand drizzling honey on one of themWhole Wheat Ham and Cheese Scones | Recipe by Plating Pixels

Scones don’t have to be sweet and full of empty calories. Try this healthier whole-wheat variety with ham and cheese baked right in for added protein. Top these fluffy and crisp scones with a bit of honey for a sweet and savory combo.

Sweet brunch recipes for Mother’s Day

If you want to show mom just how sweet she is, these sweet breakfast recipes will do that. They’re truly unique and will satisfy any sweet tooth. Pair them with some of the savory recipes above, or enjoy them as a special treat on this special day.

Two Banana Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast with Strawberry Topping on a plate sprinkled with powdered sugarBanana Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast with Strawberry Topping | Recipe by Plating Pixels

This will satisfy your sweet tooth and is a unique spin on basic French toast. Banana combined with brown sugar glazed bananas and a silky cream cheese center melds with a fresh strawberry compote topping.

Three Breakfast Crepes with Strawberry Coconut Sauce on a plateDairy-Free Breakfast Crepes with Strawberry Sauce | Recipe by Plating Pixels

Who said crepes have to be difficult or time-consuming? These dairy-free, diet friendly, breakfast crepes are topped with a coconut milk and strawberry puree glaze and come together in less than 20 minutes. Plus you’ll learn a secret to making crepe batter fast, with no soaking time needed.


Overhead shot of gluten-free Eggnog Waffles on a plate with hand pouring eggnog drizzle over themGluten Free Eggnog Waffles  | Recipe by Plating Pixels

Are you a fan of eggnog, but want to enjoy more than just during the holiday season? Now you can with these wholesome waffles that are naturally sweetened and made with oat flour. It’s got eggnog cooked right in for loads of flavor.

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Pancake on a plate topped with a slice of butter next to a cup of coffeeHealthy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes | Recipe by Plating Pixels

A quick and easy pancake breakfast that still has a decadent feel. These lightened-up oatmeal pancakes are dense, yet fluffy and moist. Made with wholesome ingredients including oats, almond flour, olive oil, eggs, and banana.

Close up of Homemade S'mores Frappe in a glass topped with toasted marshmallowsHomemade S’mores Frappe | Recipe by Plating Pixels

If you ever went camping as a child you’ll love this Homemade S’mores Frappe. Made with espresso, milk and toasted marshmallow syrup. It’s topped with chocolate sauce, graham cracker crumbs, and toasted mini marshmallows for a truly authentic s’more experience in a cup.

Pastries and baked goods

If you want to save time, or are traveling to visit mom, bake these recipes before Mother’s Day. They’ll last at last a couple of days and are great leftover. Serve as is or warm up to enhance the flavors.

Just baked Berry Crumbles in ramekins on a baking sheetBerry Crumbles | Recipe by Girl Gone Gourmet

Who doesn’t love a single-serving, perfectly proportioned just-for-mom breakfast dessert? These fruity sweet berry crumbles are easy to make and will be a striking addition to your Mother’s Day breakfast.

Just baked Fig, Pear and Apple Crisp in a white square baking dish with fresh figs next to itFig, Pear and Apple Crisp | Recipe by Plating Pixels

While technically fall flavors, you can enjoy this Fig, Pear and Apple Crisp any time of the year, including Mother’s Day. This gorgeous fruit bake is covered with a crumbly, golden almond and oat crisp topping.

Homemade Cinnamon Roll on a plate with baking pan of more rolls in backgroundHomemade Cinnamon Rolls | Recipe by Pastry Workshop

If you’ve ever wanted to make homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch, then this recipe will teach you how. Its a great alternative to the store-bought variety which often contains preservatives and artificial ingredients.

Cookies and Cream Baked Donuts on a wire rack, one with a bite taken out of itCookies and Cream Baked Donuts | Recipe by A Beautiful Mess

Chocolate donuts with cookies and creme flavor will add a bit of decadence. Good news is they are baked for less mess and a healthier alternative to fried donuts. They have a crumbly (not dense) texture and are topped with a silky cream cheese glaze.

Close up of white chocolate cranberry scones on a baking sheet with fresh cherries next to itWhite Chocolate Cranberry Scones | Recipe by Plating Pixels

This White Chocolate Cranberry Scones recipe is baked with cherry yogurt for a healthier option that creates moist, flaky scones. White chocolate and dried cranberries add sweet texture that creates a divine flavor combination.

Unique recipes for Mother’s Day

The following recipes will create a brunch mom will never forget. They’re twists on classic breakfast staples that meld together unique flavors and textures. 

Pile of Cinnamon French Toast Bites in a metal bowlCinnamon French Toast Bites | Recipe by RecipTin Eats

I was blown away by this French toast in bite-size form recipe. These Cinnamon French Toast Bites are “sautéd” to create crisp outsides that compliment the chewy insides. Coated in cinnamon sugar for a one of a kind brunch treat. Stack of Tiramisu Waffles topped with cream and shaved chocolate garnishTiramisu Waffles | Recipe by Love and Olive Oil

Now you can have your cake and eat your breakfast too with these tiramisu waffles. Large, fluffy waffles layered with a homemade mascarpone creme filling. I’m tempted to enjoy it outside of brunch hours as a dessert!

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  1. Oh so many of these look fabulous, I’m going to have to email my husband this list! Can we talk about that sweet raspberry grilled cheese, I’m drooling!

  2. So many wonderful options to celebrate for any occasion! These look too good to just keep them for Mother’s day!

  3. Such a wonderful collection of recipes! That s’mores frappe looks absolutely incredible. Definitely need to start with that.

  4. So difficult to choose! So many fab recipe ideas! Since Mother’s day actually falls on my birthday this year, it’s going to be a double celebration!! Going get my hubby to have a look at this post. After all he’s the one who’s going to be doing the cooking! Me? I’ll be sitting in the garden enjoying the spring sunshine, hopefully!

  5. Wow, these all look so great, I don’t know which to try first! I think I’ll definitely be sending this bookmark over to my husband with a hint hint nudge nudge, haha

  6. What a fabulous list of recipes. This is definitely going to be hard to decide which ones to make first.

  7. I am going to have to share this with my husband and kids…hint…hint. Maybe they will surprise me on Mother’s Day with some of these amazing brunch options! They all look so tempting!

  8. Hi Matthew and Olia! Thank you SO MUCH for including my French Toast Bites in this amazing round up! I’ve seen a lot of Mother’s Day round ups but this one really stands out! 🙂

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