stack of belgian waffles
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May 4, 2022

26 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Moms love brunch. Well, let’s be real…everyone loves brunch. Grab all the best brunch recipes you’ll need to celebrate your mama this year!

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May 4, 2022
26 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes
stack of belgian waffles

Moms love brunch. Well, let’s be real…everyone loves brunch. Grab all the best brunch recipes you’ll need to celebrate your mama this year!

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26 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Celebrate Mother’s Day with an all-out brunch spread. From savory sides, to pretty layer cakes, to sweet breakfast treats, we have all the Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes you’ll need!

fluffy belgian waffles with syrup

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Moms love brunch. Well, let’s be real…everyone loves brunch. At brunch it’s totally acceptable to eat a full plate of eggs and bacon, followed by pancakes, french toast, and cinnamon rolls. And then ten minutes later pop a few macarons, a slice of cake, and wash it all down with a cocktail. I mean…sounds like my kind of party. You get the savory AND the sweet.

And Mother’s Day brunch is all about going ALL out. In the name of mom of course.

Green Shakshuka aka poached eggs cooked in a spiced green tomato sauce and topped with cilantro and feta. Talk about the best breakfast ever!

What makes a good Mother’s Day brunch recipe?

Now you might be thinking that brunch is a free for all and you can serve whatever you want. And to an extent…yes. Brunch is an inclusive place, but for a celebratory Mother’s Day brunch your scrumptious spread should reflect the occasion. This isn’t an occasion for regular ol’ pancakes or scrambled eggs. Take advantage of Mother’s Day to spoil mom with some special recipes!

  • Celebratory: Special occasion brunches call for special treats. Now is the time to make that slightly more intensive quiche, whip out the waffle iron, or indulge in a decadent layer cake.
  • Almost too pretty to eat: We eat with her eyes first and an aesthetically pleasing brunch spread can make Mother’s Day brunch taste even better.
  • Crowd pleasing: Brunch is all about the variety, so you’ll want to make sure there is something to appease everyone’s taste.

Make any day feel like a birthday with the best ever vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. This cake IS the celebration!

Mother’s Day Brunch Sweets

From coffee cake to pancakes to french toast bakes, we have a plethora of classic brunch sweets to serve up for Mother’s Day brunch.

1. Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are the ultimate brunch treat. But blueberry cinnamon rolls scream spring! You’ll love these festive sweet rolls loaded up with a lemon blueberry filling.

blueberry cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting

2. Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

Lemon poppy seed is one of my favorite flavor combinations for spring. This lemon poppy seed loaf cake is super moist and tender and easily sliced up and shared for Mother’s Day brunch.

lemon poppyseed bread

3. Orange Marmalade French Toast Bake

French toast bakes are the perfect special treat to whip for Mother’s Day brunch. This one is loaded up with orange zest and marmalade for a bright and zingy spring breakfast treat.

This buttery and bright Orange Marmalade French Toast Bake is perfect for Sunday brunch. It comes together in a pinch and will have everyone coming back for seconds...or thirds :)

4. Strawberries and Cream Crepes

Crepes are like fancy pancakes. But they’re sneaky no-fuss to make. Plus, you can easily customize them with different fillings so everyone can satisfy their own craving. Which makes them perfect for a fancy Mother’s Day Brunch! We love filling ours with whipped cream and Bonne Maman preserves!

strawberry crepes with whipped cream

5. Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Ahh lemon poppy seed again. But, make it a scrumptious gluten free pancake. These pancakes come together in a pinch, but taste worthy of a restaurant. AND they’re gluten free so everyone can enjoy them regardless of dietary restrictions.

Light and fluffy Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes made with almond flour and lemon zest. But proceed with caution: you might eat the whole batch!

6. Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry pancakes are a classic and these ultra light and fluffy blueberry pancakes are the cream of the crop. Load them up with fresh blueberries for the prefect Mother’s Day Brunch crowd pleaser.

half eaten blueberry pancakes

7. Classic Belgian Waffles

These buttery  Belgian waffles are the perfect special treat for Mother’s Day. They’re thick, fluffy, loaded up with butter and perfect for soaking up maple syrup.

stack of homemade belgian waffles with butter and syrup

8. Almond Croissant French Toast Bake

What’s better than almond croissants? Almond croissants smothered in a delicious french toast batter and baked up into a big ol’ shareable french toast bake.

almond croissant french toast bake

9. Classic Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sometimes a classic is classic for a reason. And this classic sour cream coffee cake is a prime example. She’s moist, she’s buttery, she’s loaded up with a delicious brown sugar swirl and streusel.

moist sour cream coffee cake with streusel

10. Blueberry Crumb Cake

And if you’re a fan of coffee cake, you’ll love this blueberry coffee cake made with a big swirl of scrumptious blueberry jam.

blueberry coffee cake on a cooling rack

11. Banana Bread French Toast

You hear me, BANANA BREAD FRENCH TOAST. This decadent french toast is made with thick slices of banana bread. If your mom is a banana bread lover, she will love this french toast.

banana bread french toast on a plate

12. Blueberry Streusel Scones

These blueberry streusel scones are impossible moist and loaded up with fresh blueberries. They’re also topped with the most scrumptious buttery streusel that will leave everyone asking for the recipe.

Blueberry scones with a decadent streusel topping. These blueberry streusel scones are perfect for mother's day!

13. Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

These lemon poppy seed scones are topped with a zingy lemon icing and loaded up with poppyseeds. You’ll love these pretty lemons scones for all your spring occasions.

lemon poppyseed scones with lemon glaze

Mother’s Day Brunch Desserts

The beautiful thing about Mother’s Day brunch is that you can totally eat cake for breakfast too. Think of it like an afternoon tea full of bite sized treats, almost too pretty to eat (emphasis on the almost) cakes, and crowd pleasing cheesecakes. Some of my favorites brunch desserts I’m considering for my mama this year are:

14. Pistachio Cake

I ADORE this cake. And you will too. This scrumptious pistachio cake is made with real pistachios and no artificial flavors, giving it the most delicate pistachio flavor and the most amazing texture. It’s a little extra work to make your own pistachio flour, but SO worth it.

homemade pistachio cake

15. Strawberry Shortcake Macarons

Nothing says fancy brunch to me more than macarons. These strawberry shortcake macarons are the perfect bite sized treat to serve for dessert!

strawberry jam filled macarons

16. Lemon Curd Cheesecake

My mom LOVES cheesecake, so I always like to include one in our Mother’s Day brunch line up. This lemon curd cheesecake is dreamy, creamy, and loaded up with lemon flavor.

whole lemon cheesecake with plated slices

17. Lemon Layer Cake

I love make this lemon cake for all my spring occasions. It’s light, fluffy, super moist and has the perfect amount of tang.

lemon layer cake on a cake stand

18. Olive Oil Cake

This no-fuss olive oil cake is the perfect Mother’s Day brunch recipe. It’s made in just one bowl with simple ingredients, but tastes worthy of a restaurant. I love to fold in some fresh berries or swirl it with thick ribbons jam.

olive oil cake slices with knife

Savory Mother’s Day Brunch

But wait–there’s MORE. Obviously you need a little salty to go with all that sweetness. I always like to make some sort of egg dish, and some other savory spring favorites for brunch like salads, a cheeseboard, bagels, or even pizza will really round out your brunch spread.

19. Homemade Bagels

Once you get the hang of making homemade bagels you’ll never look back. They’re made with just a handful of simple ingredients and are SO good.

homemade bagels with cream cheese

20. Spring Fingerling Potatoes

Use up all those in season peas with these spring fingerling potatoes. They’re a scrumptious savory side to include in your Mother’s Day brunch spread and super easy to make!

21. Green Shakshuka

Shakshuka is one of those special egg dishes that I love to whip up for brunch. And this green shakshuka is the perfect spring treat to make for mom! It’s loaded up with fresh herbs and is perfect for sharing.

Green Shakshuka aka poached eggs cooked in a spiced green tomato sauce and topped with cilantro and feta. Talk about the best breakfast ever!

22. A Crowd-Pleasing Cheeseboard

You can’t go wrong with a cheeseboard. Feel free to modify this with your mom’s favorite cheeses, crackers, fruits, and nuts. I’ve outlined exactly how to put together a gorgeous cheeseboard in this post!

how to make the perfect instagrammable cheeseboard

23. Pesto Caprese Panzanella Salad

Nothing says spring more to me than caprese with juicy tomatoes, torn mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. Smother all of that in a scrumptious homemade pesto tossed with homemade croutons and I can promise you mom will be pleased.

pesto caprese panzanella salad drizzled with pesto on a serving platter

Mother’s Day Brunch Drinks

And of course you have to wash down all those scrumptious treats with pretty cocktail to cheers to mom! I love these Mother’s Day Brunch recipes for all the best spring drinks:

24. Aperol Spritz

Aperol spritzes are perfect for toasting to mom. Made with just 3 ingredients, this Italian drink is the perfect bright and bubbly way to ring in Mother’s Day.

Summer cocktail season is here! We're celebrating with this bubbly and refreshing easy aperol spritz recipe. Perfect for a hot night. Or day :)

25. The Ginger Rogers

This is one of the best light and refreshing spring cocktails out there.  It’s a concoction of fresh grapefruit juice, a homemade ginger syrup, and gin!

Named after the iconic dancer Ginger Rogers, this refreshing cocktail is made with fresh grapefruit juice, homemade ginger syrup, and gin!

26. Frozen Rose

Mom’s love a good frosé AKA frozen rosé. This recipe is loaded up with frozen strawberries and is the best special drink to serve up for Mother’s Day brunch if the weather is hot!

 Happy brunchin’, bbs. Enjoy Mother’s Day brunch with your mamas!


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  1. I don’t think it’s too late for any of these after Mother’s Day, I’ll take each one of them for the next 26 Sundays, including the drinks, so thank you for all of them!

  2. The recipes for Mothers Day Brunch Cakes are Outstanding. Writing skills are very good and the images are too great. Looking forward to see more recipes from you. Lots of love. Thanks!!

  3. Your French Toast Bakes are the best! They are easy to put together, easy to bake and delicious. Perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.