Mother's Day Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Tasty crepe, French toast, and eggs recipes that mom will flip for, complete with how-to videos, ratings, reviews, and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Strawberry Waffles

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A rather quick and easy waffle recipe, with the added goodness of fresh strawberries. Serve warm, topped with warm maple syrup, or the fruit syrup of your choice.

Chef John's Monte Cristo Benedict

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Imagine the best French toast you've ever had, combined with the best ham and cheese sandwich you've ever had, topped with perfectly poached eggs. You don't need any Hollandaise because the poached egg yolks are the sauce.

Blueberry Waffles with Fast Blueberry Sauce

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I am fortunate to have four blueberry bushes in my back yard, and they supply me with fresh blueberries all summer long. This is one of the recipes that I use to help use up the massive amount of berries that I pick each summer.

Basic Crepes

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Here is a simple but delicious crepe batter which can be made in minutes. It's made from ingredients that everyone has on hand.

Vanilla Berry Parfaits

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Delicious and easy, this is a fabulous mix of berries and yogurt! If you like, you can make a thin layer of graham crackers or granola in each vanilla/berry layer. That gives it a little more crunch.

Sunday Morning Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

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I love lemon poppy seed muffins and who doesn't love pancakes? So I brought the flavors together in this fluffy pancake recipe one lazy Sunday morning, and we loved them. It's quick to make and adds a little something extra to our weekend breakfasts. I hope you enjoy them on YOUR lazy Sunday morning.

Crustless Spinach Quiche

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I serve this in the summer for brunch with a side of sausage links and a fresh fruit bowl!

Norwegian Pancakes - Pannekaken

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My Norwegian grandmother made this for us as a treat, and it continues to be a favorite my mother makes for my kids. Very easy and versatile. Serve rolled like a crepe with syrup or jam. Can also be a dessert stuffed with a sweetened cream cheese and lingon berry mixture.

Chef John's Cheese Blintzes

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If you're ever talking to someone who's been to, or used to live in, New York City, and the subject of cheese blintzes comes up, you will almost always see their face light up. While there are several steps, they're fairly simple, and so totally worth the effort.

Liege Belgian Waffles with Pearl Sugar

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These are sweeter than traditional Brussels Belgian waffles - a sweeter waffle that can be served for breakfast or dessert. Serve waffles warm or cooled with whipped cream and berries or drizzled with warm, melted chocolate.

Blini (Russian Pancakes)

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Widely popular Russian dish, especially eaten during the Maslenitsa festival in Russia. All kinds of fillings are possible--sweet or savory.

Danish Cinnamon Snails

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Americans would call these cinnamon rolls--but this version is the original Danish version and it's absolutely wonderful. They are traditionally served with coffee or tea at Christmas time, and they are to die for!

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Cheese Blintzes

Make the crepes and filling ahead of time, assemble the blintzes the night before, and cook them in the morning so they're piping hot for brunch.

Quiche a la Benedict

"I love this recipe! I've made it for Mother's Day brunch." – lizwalker