When I was younger, the prep for Mother's Day was always intense for my siblings and me. Every year, about two weeks prior to the big day for our favorite lady, all three of us would pile up in my older sister's room to discuss all the things we wanted to get her. Though we were never really able to afford the gifts that we picked out, one thing we were able to do was give her a big smile through handcrafted cards, quality time, and mostly failed attempts at what were supposed to be deliciously made Mother's Day brunch recipes.
Although my sister, my brother, and I are now old enough to get my mom all the gifts we thought she wanted all of those years ago, I've found that giving her handmade cards and a home-cooked brunch is all she really wants now. Being that I'm the only child who doesn't live in the same state as her, just being with her and giving her that quality time is really all she asks for. Well, that and me making her a few of the tasty recipes that I run across daily as a novice chef.
Whether you're trying to prove to your mom that you can make a great brunch option, or if you're just trying to make her day, these 15 Mother's Day brunch recipes are sure to do the trick.
1. Chicken Curry Salad
Jam packed with flavor, A Cozy Kitchen's chicken curry salad is a quick and simple option for a low-key brunch with mom.
2. Blueberry Baked French Toast
Brunch just isn't brunch without a breakfast dish, and since french toast is absolutely my favorite, this blueberry baked french toast from A Pretty Life in The Suburbs was a premiere choice for Mother's Day brunch options.
3. Baked Eggs With Spinach And Tomatoes
I've never really been a big fan of spinach, but my mom loves it! This delicious looking baked eggs with spinach and tomatoes is a perfect combination for brunch with my mom.
4. Candy Flower Cupcakes
This recipe of candy flower cupcakes from Bakerella is reserved for the sweet-loving mother. Or, if you're like me, the sweet-loving daughter that pretends it's for the mom.
5. Wheat-Free Buttermilk Pancakes
If you're looking for a delicious brunch item for mom, try making these wheat-free buttermilk pancakes from A Pretty Life in The Suburbs.
6. Ribboned Asparagus and Quinoa Salad
While salads are usually more of a lunch option, I couldn't resist throwing Cookie and Kate's ribboned asparagus and quinoa salad in this round-up for a healthy and new option to present to mom this Mother's Day.
7. Baked Vegetable Cheese Dip
Brunch has always been reserved for the less heavier foods, and this quick baked vegetable cheese dip from Jelly Toast finds a way to be lighter than most lunches, but filling enough to stand alone as its own meal.
8. Southwest Breakfast Scramble
One thing that I know about my mom is that Mexican food is a favorite. Imagine my pleasure when I came across this cost-effective southwest breakfast scramble from Budget Bytes that incorporated breakfast foods in a Mexican-like dish. My life is now complete.
9. Coca-Cola Brown Sugar Pound Cake
When I relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, I realized how much everyone here loved Coca-Cola. Being a Pepsi gal myself, I was a slightly against this Coca-Cola brown sugar pound cake from Chewsy Lover. However, who could say no to something so tastefully put together? Not me and not your mom either.
10. Thai Crunch Salad With Sweet And Spicy Dressing
Whether you serve this as a side salad, a precursor to the main meal, or as the main meal itself, Mel's Kitchen Cafe's Thai crunch salad with sweet and spicy dressing is sure to be a hit at your Mother's Day brunch.
11. Dark Chocolate Raspberry French Toast Casserole
I've said it before and I'll be quick to say it again: I love french toast! Deliciously Yum's dark chocolate raspberry french toast casserole might be a little more advanced than my regular choosing, but having this for brunch wouldn't be a bad place to try it out.
12. Grilled Cheese Crepes With Shaved Asparagus
Asparagus is surely a "thing" for me, and after finally convincing my mom it should be a "thing" for her too, she's fallen in love with it. Naturally Ella's grilled cheese crepes with shaved asparagus is a perfect bonding meal for my mom and I this Mother's Day.
13. Strawberry Bourbon Jam-Filled Mini Hand Pies
These strawberry bourbon jam-filled mini hand pies from Mama Harris' Kitchen should be a first thought when putting together your menu for this year's brunch.
14. Chocolate Swirl Meringue Nests
If the photo of these chocolate swirl meringue nests from Jelly Toast isn't enough to convince you of throwing this on your Mother's Day brunch line-up, I have no clue what will be.
15. Dutch Baby With Lavender Sugar
A tasty addition to the Mother's Day brunch menu, A Cozy Kitchen's dutch baby with lavender sugar is all you need to give mom some sweet lovin' this year.