Mother’s Day is a special time to celebrate the most important women in your life. What better way to show your appreciation than by serving a few of these delicious Mother’s Day brunch recipes?
We’ve got fifteen creative ideas that are sure to wow your mom. From savory egg bakes, to sweet apple roses, and plenty of champagne cocktails, there’s something here for everyone on your guest list. So grab your party planner and show your mom just how much you love her!
According to a 2018 Zagat Survey, only 4% of moms enjoy being served breakfast in bed (count me in that group!). What we really want is to enjoy a delicious meal that we don’t have to cook…or clean up after.
That’s one reason that brunch is so perfect for Mother’s Day. There are plenty of recipes that the kids can help cook. Then, dads and older kids can help with the cleanup.
So this year, let mom relax with a glass of something special, play a few games together, and serve up one of these amazing brunch recipes. She’ll be so impressed with your thoughtfulness and culinary skills! Not to mention, these dishes are all relatively easy to prepare, so you won’t be stuck in the kitchen all day.
Mother's Day Brunch Recipes
These mini ham and broccoli quiche bites are the perfect bite sized appetizer for Mother's Day brunch. Made in a mini muffin tin, these little ham and cheese quiche cups are easy to make ahead and so delicious.
French baguette egg boats are the perfect alternative to traditional breakfast quiche or pans of scrambled eggs. They're especially good for a crowd since they can easily be made ahead and kept warm until time for brunch to start.
Made with homemade blueberry simple syrup, lemonade, and your favorite champagne, blueberry lemonade mimosas light, sweet and the perfect fruity addition to a Mother's Day brunch.
If you're hosting a crowd for Mother's Day brunch, then you're going to need an easy, big batch drink recipe. With only a few ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, rainbow sherbet punch is a delicious and colorful beverage that's everyone can enjoy.
While you're grabbing a grocery store bouquet for mom, why not grab a few simple ingredients needed to make these delicious and beautiful apple roses for her too? They may look impressive, but she doesn't need to know how easy they actually are to make.
Turn cheesy appetizer bites into a mega-sized, satisfying brunch side dish with this cheesy and herb filed giant gougeres recipe.
Tip: Make them in advance and freeze them for instant effortless Mother's Day brunch goodness!
Bring out mom's inner child with this delicious and decadent take on French toast.
There’s a reason everyone loves a quick and easy mimosas recipe for brunch or any other celebration. In only 5 minutes you can whip up the classic orange mimosa, or a fun non-alcoholic version that everyone in the family can enjoy.
Make a spring-inspired twist on cranberry brie bites by swapping out the cranberry sauce for blueberry preserves or peach jam. Easy and delicious!
If you love peanut brittle, you’re going to love this recipe for homemade brown sugar cashew brittle. Crunchy and sweet with hints of toffee and vanilla, it’s the perfect dessert to add to your Mother's Day brunch this year.
Strawberry Delight: Layers of no bake cheesecake filling with real strawberries and a graham cracker crust come together to create an easy and delicious dessert that everyone loves.
For a classic mom, you can't go wrong with a classic champagne cocktail. Don't forget to make everything easy for your guests by preparing a bowl full of pink bitters-soaked homemade sugar cubes.
Mmmmm. This chewy coconut macaroons recipe is just the best! Light and chewy on the inside with a crisp exterior, you can't go wrong with this recipe.
The Shirley Temple is a pretty, pink, non alcoholic drink for kids, but is also loved by adults. It's the perfect easy mocktail recipe when you want to feel fancy and enjoy a fizzy, refreshing drink.
Scones aren't just for afternoon tea. And with over 35 delicious scone flavors to choose from, you're sure to find something here that mom will love.
How about an easy - and tasty - recipe that the kids can help make too? This classic banana bread recipe results in a moist, dense bread that is delicious as-is or with your favorite add-ins.
There's always someone on the guest list that's looking for protein-packed, healthy choices. This quinoa egg bake is just for them. It's so tasty, and is filled with a good dose of both protein and vegetables for a winning combination.
From cucumber sandwiches to egg salad, and even vegetarian ideas...you can't go wrong with a few light finger sandwiches sandwiches at your Mother's Day brunch.
Mother’s Day brunch recipes are the perfect way to show your appreciation for the most important women in your life. Most of these recipes here are easy to prepare or can be made ahead of time, so you can relax and enjoy your time with mom…which is what she really wants anyway.
More Mother’s Day Inspiration:
- 15 Sentimental Gifts for mom – Top Picks for This Year
- Garden Inspired Mother’s Day Party
- 19 Gifts for the Woman who has everything
This post was originally published on May 8, 2012. It has been updated to add new recipes and fix broken links.