Our 15 Best Mother's Day Brunch Recipes Are What She Really Wants on Her Special Day
Start Mom off with a colorful glass of fruity bubbles to set the tone for a lovely brunch. Fresh strawberries are blended with brandy and a touch of sugar, then topped with sparkling wine and garnished with more strawberries. "Made this for my wife for Mother's Day," says Jerry Lee Burch Jr. "I took the advice of several reviews and added more bubbly."
Spring Vegetable Frittata for Mother
"It always feels a little wrong making a frittata with freshly cooked vegetables, since the whole point of the dish is to use up leftovers, but seeing as we're making this for a Mother's Day brunch special, we'll make an exception. Make sure all your vegetables are tender, hot, and well seasoned before adding your eggs, and not a lot can go wrong." —Chef John
Lemon Blueberry Scones
"Light and tender scones, bursting with blueberries and the fresh taste of lemon. The optional lemon glaze takes these over the top." —Kim's Cooking Now
"I barely stirred the dough after putting in the liquid and then slightly kneaded it on my cutting board and pressed onto a square about an inch thick. I cut into 24 small triangles and baked for 17 minutes. This made perfect tea size snack scones." —Julie Hill Alvarez
Smoked Salmon Dill Eggs Benedict
"Despite the absence of the traditional hollandaise sauce, this smoked salmon eggs Benedict is really, really good." —Chef John
"This was a delicious recipe. I love eggs Benedict but didn't want to spend the time on hollandaise sauce. I found this recipe and wanted to give it a try. I love smoked salmon and dill together. I used a meaty smoked salmon. Not the thin sliced kind. I also used a garlic citrus herb blend with the melted butter instead of just dill." —JDaghri
Easy French Toast Waffles
Treat Mom to a fun twist French toast by making it in your waffle maker. You get all the custardy richness of French toast imprinted with dozens of crispy waffle iron ridges, all the better to capture golden pools of butter and syrup.
"I made this recipe (with a few variations) for Mother's Day," says Ms.DoveAli. "It was absolutely amazing!! I was already planning on fixing French toast, but I wanted to do something different. This recipe was a lifesaver. My sister and I are lactose intolerant so I used almond milk for the egg mixture. I'd highly recommend this dish for any occasion."
Crustless Spinach Quiche
"I made this for a Mother's Day brunch," says LRP77. "It was fabulous! I liked that the recipe didn't have a crust. Leftovers were very tasty too. I used reduced fat Cheddar instead of Muenster cheese."
Almond French Toast
If Mom loves almonds, this almond-crusted French toast is for her. "My husband made this for me for Mother’s Day!" says Jane Holly. "Delicious! He made it exactly as the recipe, and it turned out beautifully!"
Fresh springtime asparagus, savory bacon, and Swiss cheese flavor this easy-to-make quiche. Several home cooks decorated the tops of their quiches with long stalks of steamed or roasted asparagus.
"I made this for Mother's Day and it was a HIT!" says LisaA. Very easy to make (my first quiche!) and very good! Definitely a keeper."
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Strata
This make-ahead breakfast casserole sits in the fridge overnight and gets baked the next morning.
Recipe creator Serenity says, "This is an easy recipe for guys who want to surprise that special someone with breakfast in bed!"
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce
She's not just any mom, and these aren't just any pancakes. They're bright and lemony pancakes made fluffy with ricotta cheese and topped with a homemade blueberry sauce. Mom deserves no less.
"Fantastic! I made these exactly as written so I could rate it fairly. I loved the blueberry and lemon flavors together. The pancakes were light and airy. I read all the reviews first, so I didn't just throw it all in a bowl. I think keeping them warm in 150 degree oven finished them off inside." —djspugs
You can make this light and fluffy baked omelet in one 8x8 casserole dish or several individual ramekins (just reduce the baking time to about 30 minutes), and customize it with the ingredients of your choice.
"This is a great recipe! I modified the original ingredients by adding a little more ham. I also added mushrooms and onions which I sauteed in butter and seasoned with garlic salt (8 oz. fresh sliced mushrooms and a medium white onion) in place of the minced onion. I made it for my wife and kids on Mother's Day and the whole family enjoyed it very much." —JHARMS
Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast
"This was a great recipe. I made it for my in-laws for Mother's Day brunch. After reading many of the reviews, I made a few adjustments as well. I added more strawberries, just over 2 cups. I only used 1 block of cream cheese, which I found sufficient. I used a loaf of Italian bread. I added some cinnamon and some vanilla to the egg mixture. The only issue I came across was the cook time. After cooking for an hour, the center was still pretty runny. I cooked it for another 15-20 minutes and it was just great. Everyone loved it." —Kasey
Baked Apple Roses
Treat Mom to lovely rose blossoms made of whisper-thin apple slices rolled up in a puff pastry base, dusted with cinnamon sugar, and baked in ramekins or muffin tins.
Lorre says, "Followed the recipe, using the instructions in the video. They were beautiful and delicious. Would say they are just as (or more) tasty than apple pie, yet more beautiful and easier to make. "
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Even the littlest kids can get in on the fun of making homemade chocolate-dipped strawberries for Mom. You can decorate freshly dipped strawberries with sprinkles, or you can drizzle a contrasting chocolate over dipped strawberries after the coating dries.
Tip: Make sure strawberries are washed and completely dry before dipping.
White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Fruit Tart
Here's a gorgeous Mother's Day brunch dessert that's surprisingly easy to make. It's a simple butter-sugar-flour tart crust filled with an indulgent mixture of white chocolate, heavy cream, and cream cheese, and topped with glazed berries. Donnamactx says, "I have made this for years and it is always a hit. It is beautiful and very impressive visually. No one believes how easy it is."