Mother's Day Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

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

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Blueberry Waffles with Fast Blueberry Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 125
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.

Strawberry French Toast

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This makes an elegant looking breakfast or brunch and can be made up the night before then grilled in the morning. I have used fresh strawberries and just blended them to use in making the sauce. Top with whipped cream.

Chef John's Monte Cristo Benedict

Rating: 4.5 stars 124
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.

Basic Crepes

Rating: 4.5 stars 3853
See how easy it is to make crepes. You'll need just 6 common ingredients for these French-style pancakes.

Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes

Rating: 5 stars 168
If these pancakes were any lighter, they would float off the plate--and I didn't even separate the eggs and whip the whites. Also, I used water instead of milk--and I liked them better that way. I like to serve these with a pat of butter, a pinch of lemon zest, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Poached Eggs Caprese

Rating: 4.5 stars 88
A delicious dish inspired by eggs Benedict with mozzarella, tomatoes, and pesto.

Lemon-Ricotta Cornmeal Waffles

Rating: 5 stars 4
Slightly dense waffles with a hint of lemon flavor and ricotta cheese for richness. If you like corn muffins, I think you will like these. Pairs well with fresh berries.

Overnight Asparagus Mushroom Strata

Rating: 4.5 stars 166
This recipe of my mom's is a colorful make-ahead dish that makes brunch a breeze! Substitute the asparagus with other veggies such as broccoli or zucchini, or add a cup of cooked diced ham or sausage for a non-vegetarian twist.

Chef John's Cheese Blintzes

Rating: 4.5 stars 87
Make the crepes and assemble the blintzes the night before, and cook them in the morning so they're piping hot for brunch.

Strawberry Bellini

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
A nice drink for Mother's Day, a brunch, or a shower.

Eggs Benedict Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 310
Overnight Eggs Benedict! Easy to make ahead, perfect for brunch or a special occasion or overnight house guests.
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Roasted Asparagus Prosciutto and Egg

Rating: 5 stars 38
Yes, cooking prosciutto does make dishes salty, but the taste of this dish is actually quite mild and pleasant to my palate.

Inspiration and Ideas

Strawberry Waffles
Rating: Unrated 12
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.
Crustless Spinach Quiche
Rating: 4.5 stars 3225

This crustless quiche made with spinach and Muenster cheese is quick and easy!