Make Mom Feel Special With These Mother's Day Brunch Ideas

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Plan the Ultimate Mother's Day Brunch MenuCaitlin Bensel
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Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mama just how much you care. After all, she’s been there for you through thick and thin. Through early mornings and late nights. And she’s likely prepared your breakfast on more than one occasion. Well, now is the time to return the favor and give your mom the morning off! Spoil her with breakfast in bed or prepare a bigger Mother's Day brunch for the whole family. Either way, she’ll love to be treated to her favorite egg recipes, waffles, overnight oats, and even a fruity spritz! Whip up Ree Drummond's heart-shaped pancakes or make a batch of lemon poppy seed muffins—they double as a homemade gift.

To get your morning started, kick off your Mother's Day brunch party with a DIY mimosa bar (or pick from one of your favorite spring cocktails), then prepare a feast with breakfast recipes like spinach quiche, upside-down rhubarb cake, and baked French toast. Here, you'll also find Mother's Day lunch ideas, like chicken Cobb salad and grilled turkey burgers. Whichever direction you choose, just remember that it doesn't have to be fancy to impress mom. "This kind of occasion isn't about elaborate food," Ree says. "It's about the sweet, sweet gesture." Of course, a Mother's Day dessert couldn't hurt either! 😉

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

These muffins will brighten mom's day! The bakery-style treats are loaded with lemon flavor, topped with a crunchy streusel, and drizzled with a lemon glaze.

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mothers day brunch lemon poppyseed muffins
Will Dickey

Asparagus Quiche

Making quiche from scratch has never been easier. Just don't tell mom that you used refrigerated pie crust! Who are we kidding—the flavorful spring asparagus filling is enough to make her smile!

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mothers day brunch asparagus quiche
Will Dickey

White Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

Buttery croissants, white chocolate custard, and fresh fruit—this bread pudding is one of the best you'll ever have! We also love the addition of sliced almonds for a bit of crunch.

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mothers day brunch white chocolate croissant bread pudding
Caitlin Bensel

Heart-Shaped Pancakes

Nothing says "I love you, Mom" quite like heart-shaped pancakes! Shaping them is easy with a pastry bag, a ziploc bag, or even a squeeze bottle. Get the kids to help with this one.

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C.W. Newell

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

If a savory breakfast is what you're after, give this twist on biscuits and gravy a try! You'll make the gravy from scratch, but use canned biscuits for a time-saving hack!

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Caitlin Bensel

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

The sweet-tart flavor and pink color of rhubarb make it perfect for Mother's Day! Plus, it looks so impressive on this upside-down cake.

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mothers day brunch rhubarb cake
Caitlin Bensel

Baked Oatmeal with Berries

This recipe is perfect for breakfast in bed because you can help your little ones prepare it the night before. All your kids have to do is scoop out a serving and pop it in the microwave!

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mothers day brunch baked oatmeal
Danielle Daly

Nutella Crepes

You'll feel like you're at a restaurant in Paris with these homemade Nutella crepes. You can get creative with the filling by swapping in any fruits you like best: strawberries, pitted cherries, or sliced pears are all great options.

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mothers day brunch nutella crepes
Will Dickey

Raspberry Sorbet Spritz

Celebrate all the lovely ladies in your life by saying cheers with this pretty pink spritz! It's made with raspberry sorbet, orange liqueur, and sparkling rosé wine.

Get the Raspberry Sorbet Spritz recipe.

mothers day brunch sorbet spritz
Will Dickey

Tiramisu Overnight Oats

Coffee loving moms will appreciate this dessert-inspired breakfast. In fact, they'll love that it tastes like a treat, but it's actually packed with good-for-you ingredients, like rolled oats and chia seeds.

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Caitlin Bensel

Eggs Florentine

Once you know how to poach eggs, this classic breakfast dish couldn't be easier! Even the hollandaise is practically foolproof when made in a blender.

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mothers day brunch eggs florentine
Caitlin Bensel

Peach Bellini

Fruity, bubbly, and fun—this brunch cocktail is great for serving a crowd. You can even blend up the peach, strawberry, and schnapps mixture the night before, then top it off with prosecco when you're ready to serve.

Get the Peach Bellini recipe.

mothers day brunch peach bellini
Caitlin Bensel

French Toast Sticks

Make mom feel like a kid again with these adorable French toast sticks. You can dip them in maple syrup or serve them up with berries. Either way, there's no fork or knife required!

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mothers day brunch french toast sticks
Caitlin Bensel

Bacon Brunch Ring

Impress the whole family with this over-the-top brunch recipe. It has scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese all wrapped up in a flaky pastry.

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mothers day brunch bacon brunch ring
Will Dickey

Strawberry Lemonade

Come springtime, we'll be putting this strawberry lemonade recipe on repeat! You can make it your own by adding sparkling water for a bubbly drink, fresh mint, ginger beer. or even vodka to make it boozy!

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Caitlin Bensel

Chocolate Chip Muffins

These homemade muffins double as a sweet Mother's Day gift for anyone in the family! Package them up in a basket with other goodies or simply present them to your mom with a bouquet of flowers.

Get the Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe.

mothers day brunch chocolate chip muffins
Caitlin Bensel

Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt parfaits are so much fun to make and eat! You can get the little ones in your family to help build each cup with layers of homemade granola, fresh fruit, and yogurt.

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Caitlin Bensel

Breakfast Enchiladas

We love enchiladas so much that we decided to make them for breakfast, too! This variation is made with eggs, chorizo, cheese, and store-bought enchilada sauce to keep things easy!

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mothers day brunch breakfast enchiladas
Caitlin Bensel

Avocado Toast

Jump on the avocado toast trend by setting up a fun mix-and-match station with various toppings. Eggs and bacon, mango-coconut, and pico de gallo are all great places to start!

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Caitlin Bensel

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

A slice of this streusel-filled cinnamon coffee cake alongside a cup of coffee is sure to make your mom smile. It's simple, yet so delicious!

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Caitlin Bensel

Breakfast Salad

Moms are always trying to get us to eat our greens. So why not show her how well you've been listening with this healthy breakfast salad recipe.

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mothers day brunch breakfast salad
Caitlin Bensel

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Pastry

Remember those flaky hand-held pockets when you were a kid? This homemade version is just like that, but even better!

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Caitlin Bensel

Strawberry Cobbler

Use your trusty cast-iron skillet to make this sweet strawberry dessert even more scrumptious. It helps create a golden crust from the batter.

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mothers day brunch strawberry cobbler
Caitlin Bensel

White Wine Spritzer

If your mom's ideal menu includes a bottle of wine, then this springy spritzer is for you! It's made with chilled white wine, sparkling water, and tons of fresh fruit.

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mothers day brunch white wine spritzer
Caitlin Bensel

Carrot Cake Muffins

Easier than making a whole cake, but just as delicious—these carrot cake muffins are perfect for bringing on any Mother's Day adventure.

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Caitlin Bensel

Walnut Brownie Baked Oatmeal

Chocolate for brunch? Anything goes on mom's day! And luckily, this recipe has some healthy elements, too.

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Caitlin Bensel

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

If you're hosting a big brunch party with the whole family, you'll want an equally big breakfast that's fit for a crowd. Enter: this bacon, egg, cheese, and tater tot casserole!

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mothers day brunch tater tot breakfast casserole
Caitlin Bensel

Lemon Tart

Not only will this tart impress your mom, but the citrusy flavors will brighten her day. Serve it up with fresh fruit and whipped cream if you want to go the extra mile.

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mothers day brunch lemon tart
Will Dickey

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

These are not your mama's cinnamon rolls—but don't worry, she'll love them all the same! They're sticky, sweet, and covered in frosting.

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cinnamon roll monkey bread with glaze
Will Dickey

Cinnamon-Pecan Yeasted Waffles

These cinnamon waffles are studded with crunchy pecans and then topped with candied pecans for good measure. They really are a comforting treat.

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Caitlin Bensel

Blueberry Buckle

There's no shortage of fresh blueberries in this crumbly cake. Each slice is loaded with the sweet berries.

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Will Dickey

Pesto Chicken Salad Croissants

Cute mini croissants make the perfect vessel for holding this pesto chicken salad sandwich. They're elegant yet easy to put together.

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pesto chicken salad croissants on pink and white plate
Ryan Liebe

Blueberry Pancakes

Not only are the blueberries cooked into these pancakes, but there are extra blueberries on top, too! Extra butter and syrup are also highly encouraged.

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blueberry pancakes on plate with pancakes on wire rack in back
Will Dickey

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Add this fresh spring salad to your menu and mom will be proud! It's as tasty as it is beautiful.

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strawberry spinach salad with lemon poppy seed dressing
Will Dickey

Frozen Lemonade

There's nothing better on a warm spring day then a glass of refreshing lemonade. That is—until you've tried this frozen lemonade recipe! It's next-level good.

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Nicole Dubois

Ham and Cheese Frittata with Caramelized Onions

You can get as creative as you'd like when it comes to frittatas, but you can't go wrong with classic ham and cheese. The caramelized onions make it feel just a touch unique.

Get Ree's Ham and Cheese Frittata with Caramelized Onions recipe.

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Fruit Tart

Surprise mom with a rainbow of colors this Mother's Day. She'll be wowed by the variety of fruits and the delicious cream cheese filling.

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Caitlin Bensel

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

These pancakes might look simple, but they have a surprising ingredient that makes them light and fluffy: ricotta cheese!

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Will Dicky

Spinach Quiche

To make this impressive quiche even easier, look for a pre-made pie crust in the refrigerator section of the supermarket. The shortcut will mean you have more time to spend hanging out with mom!

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spinach quiche in glass pan with yellow mug of coffee
Will Dickey

Sticky Buns

Sweet, gooey, and loaded with pecans—sticky buns will be a recipe you come back to again and again. In fact, it might just become a Mother's Day tradition.

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mothers day brunch sticky buns with nuts
Will Dickey

Strawberry Muffins

Fluffy, tender, and bursting with fresh berries—these homemade muffins are perfect for brunch, but they also make a cute DIY gift idea. Pair them with strawberry butter or jam for even more berry flavor.

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strawberry muffins cut open with strawberry butter and pink flowers
Will Dickey

Prosciutto Breakfast Cups

These adorable egg bites are wrapped in crispy prosciutto, but it's the sun-dried tomatoes and pesto that make it so full of flavor.

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fathers day brunch recipes ideas prosciutto breakfast cups
TEIGHAN GERARD AND KRISTEN KILPATRICK

Fruit Salad with Grapefruit-Vanilla Syrup

Adding a syrup made with grapefruit juice and vanilla bean to the fruit salad takes it from simple to spectacular. For an extra burst of freshness, try garnishing with mint.

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Cookies-and-Cream Rolls

This twist on sweet rolls swaps out the cinnamon for crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. It's a fun, dessert-like treat that the whole family will love.

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Will Dickey

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

This no-fuss casserole is totally customizable. You can swap in any vegetable you like best (try broccoli instead of peppers and onions instead of scallions)— just be sure to cook them first.

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Hector Manuel Sanchez

Giant Dutch Baby Pancake with Raspberries and Nutella Syrup

If you've never heard of a dutch baby before, it's basically a giant pancake that doesn't need to be flipped! Instead, it's baked in the oven for a hands-free approach.

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Hector Manuel Sanchez

Popovers

There's nothing better than warm rolls with butter—except maybe warm popovers! They're light, golden, and oh-so fluffy.

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Will Dickey

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Just like your favorite cinnamon rolls, this casserole is loaded with warm spices and gooey frosting. So, what's the secret to making them? Refrigerated cinnamon roll dough!

Get Ree's Cinnamon Roll Casserole recipe.

mothers day brunch casserole
Ralph Smith

Quiche Lorraine

Eggs and bacon are a must-have at most brunch parties, but dish takes it one step further by combining them in a flaky pie crust!

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mothers day brunch recipes quiche lorraine
Will Dickey

Classic Bloody Mary

Here's a fun brunch idea for Mother's Day: Try putting together a bloody Mary bar with various garnishes that everyone can add themselves. Try toppings like pickles, cherry tomatoes, green olives, and even bacon!

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Will Dickey

Baked Feta Egg Casserole

Baked feta pasta, prepare to meet your match! This TikTok-inspired recipe features jammy tomatoes, creamy feta, and earthy red peppers.

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Hector Manuel Sanchez

Petit Orange Vanilla Scones

Host a Mother's Day tea party and serve these adorable mini scones with your mom's favorite variety of teas. We especially love the orange-scented glaze!

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petit orange vanilla scones on pink plate
Ryan Liebe

Everything Bagel Casserole

Here's a game-changing recipe that'll delight the whole family: an everything bagel casserole! Day-old bagels work best for this delightfully inventive main.

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everything bagel casserole mothers day brunch recipe
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Pecan Pie French Toast Casserole

Step aside, regular French toast: This version, loaded with a rich, custard-like filling, is next-level good.

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Hector Manuel Sanchez

Cheesy Asparagus Tart

We love the addition of spring leeks on this flaky tart, but if you can't find them, swap in onions or shallots instead. No matter what—it'll taste delicious!

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cheesy asparagus tart
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Blueberry-Basil Limeade

Whether you have kids at the table or you're celebrating a mom-to-be, everyone will love this tangy, fruity, non-alcoholic mocktail on Mother's Day. Serve it in a big pitcher filled with fresh blueberries, basil, and ice.

Get Ree's Blueberry-Basil Limeade recipe.

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Strawberry Butter

This is an easy way to turn any meal into something special. Show mom just how much you care by whipping up a delicious strawberry butter—perfect for spreading on toast or pancakes!

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Blueberry Scones with Vanilla Icing

Even if you can't make it to Pawhuska for a taste of The Merc's blueberry scones, you can make them yourself with this easy recipe. Serve them to mom with a cup of coffee for a perfect morning brunch.

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Buff Strickland

Creamy Pasta Primavera

Primavera literally means "spring" in Italian so it's perfect for Mother's Day. Not to mention, Ree's mom used to make this pasta dish all the time.

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Sweet Strawberries

Whether you serve these with the main course or have them for dessert, these sugary strawberries are simply delicious. Try them over pancakes, on toasted bread, or completely on their own.

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Strawberry Pie

This gorgeous berry pie will be the star of your Mother's Day brunch. Serve it with fresh made whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream if the weather heats up.

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strawberry pie
Will Dickey

Spicy Cowgirl Coffee

If your mom's a fan of coffee for brunch, she’ll love this fun twist on cold brew. It's spicy, chocolatey, and a little bit sweet. Make one for the mother-figure in your life and she’ll be hooked.

Get Ree's Spicy Cowgirl Coffee recipe.

spicy cowgirl iced coffee in mason jar with blue striped straw
Yunhee Kim

Arugula and Three-Pea Salad

There's not one, not two, but three types of peas in this fabulous salad. It's also loaded with fresh herbs, creamy goat cheese, and thinly-sliced radishes.

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Beatriz da Costa

Watermelon-Raspberry Frozen Sangria

The word "refreshing" barely scratches the surface here. This festive drink is summer in a glass—and because it's a blender recipe, you don't have to wait for the fruit to infuse.

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Ralph Smith

Whipped Deviled Eggs with Dill

It couldn't be easier to pipe the filling into these eggs: Just scrape the mixture into a plastic bag, snip off a corner, and give it a go.

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Greek Pesto Pasta Salad

The best part about this salad? You don't have to make the pesto yourself (though you're welcome to!). Instead, find prepared pesto at your local grocery store.

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Ryan Dausch

Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles

These waffles are downright special. They’re seasoned with bright lemon zest and feature a glaze in place of the usual syrup.

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Ralph Smith

Eggs Benedict Strata

Never had a strata before? It's basically an egg casserole made with delicious, crusty bread. You—and more importantly, she—will love it.

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mothers day brunch ideas strata
Ralph Smith

Grilled Breakfast Pizza

If "pizza" wasn't on your mind when it came to planning your Mother's Day brunch menu, well...start your planning over! This breakfast-style pie is made right on the grill and is beyond delicious.

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Ralph Smith

Sunrise Fruit Salad

Toasted coconut adds nuttiness and a subtle crunch to this tangy fruit salad. It'll have her dreaming of warmer days ahead.

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Ralph Smith

Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is the perfect brunch food: delicious, filling but not too filling, and easily adaptable to any sides.

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Ralph Smith

Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls make an appearance at the Drummond family Christmas brunch, but they’re just as delicious on Mother's Day—or, well, any day, for that matter.

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mothers day brunch ideas rolls
Ralph Smith

Cowboy Quiche

This is no ordinary quiche. Bacon, caramelized onions, and sharp cheddar cheese make it fit for a cowboy (or cowgirl!).

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mothers day brunch ideas quiche
Ralph Smith

Baked French Toast

Ree tops hers with lots of butter, syrup, and fresh blueberries! Yum. You can set out an assortment of different toppings for your mom to choose from.

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mothers day brunch ideas french toast
Ralph Smith

Individual Sausage Casseroles

These individual sausage and egg bites freeze wonderfully, and they couldn't look cuter. In fact, you could even serve them right out of the muffin tin!

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individual sausage casseroles with fruit salad
Danielle Daly

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