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
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.
Vegan 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.
Sweet 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.
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.
Raspberry 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.
Kale 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.
Chorizo 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 | 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 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.
Banana 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.
Dairy-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.
Gluten 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 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.
Homemade 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.
Berry 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.
Fig, 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 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 | 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.
White 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.
Cinnamon 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. Tiramisu 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!