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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Nothing says fancy brunch to me more than macarons. These strawberry shortcake macarons are the perfect bite sized treat to serve for dessert!
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.
I love make this lemon cake for all my spring occasions. It’s light, fluffy, super moist and has the perfect amount of tang.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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!
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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