Brunch-Themed Baby Shower Recipes


For the mom-to-be who thinks brunch is a way of life, celebrate new life with a brunch-themed baby shower full of delectable dishes. These are the best recipes to make for the party.

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cake getting cut at baby shower
Stephanie Williams

While there's no shortage of baby shower themes sure to elicit a good time, nothing takes a party to the next level like a mouthwatering menu. And celebrating the mom-to-be who loves brunch—a modern take on the most important meal of the day—is an indisputable way to ensure everyone's stomachs go home happy, including the guest of honor who's eating for two. Instead of booking a table at a restaurant, create a wow-worthy feast of your own with one of these tried and true recipes. With dishes spanning from savory to sweet and decadent to simple, here, you'll find flavors to match every guests' taste buds and ensure there's one very satisfied mom-to-be.

Surprise and delight partygoers with old-fashioned cinnamon buns dripping in sweet and tangy cream cheese icing. For something a little nutty yet undeniably sweet, bake individual Mini Almond Bundt Cakes as a nod to the new bun in the oven. If the expecting mom prefers protein-packed, savory staples, serve Sausage and Swiss Chard Strata or savory pastry pockets; either are easy ways to make sure she gets to taste some of her favorite flavors.

Forego the classic, entry-level-brunch favorite that is avocado toast and feed guests nutritious Beets with Greens and Ricotta on Toast. It's a guaranteed way to surprise friends and family with the naturally earthy, sweet flavors of beets, which are brought out by a shocking dash of coffee grounds.

No brunch is complete without a festive drink. Stand by the mom-to-be being alcohol-free with a thirst-quenching mocktail. We're sharing fruit-infused and sparkling options safe and nutritious for the entire party. Sadly, the party must end, but the tasty treats can continue. Send brunch attendees home with a cupcake-in-a-jar as an on-theme party favor.

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Blueberry Buttermilk Scones


Flakey, buttery, and absolutely delicious, dish out delightful blueberry scones as a brunch aperitif. Pro tip: To make sure these scones are light and delicate, handle the dough as little as possible.

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Mini Frittatas


Serve eggs in the form of a tasty frittata. This recipe updates the traditional breakfast dish with a mini take, which means it's the perfect finger food option.

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Beets with Greens and Ricotta on Toast


Up your baby shower menu with this enhanced version of the brunch classic. The perfect combination of earthy-yet-sweet, golden beets sit enticingly atop rich ricotta for a picture-perfect dish. The unsung hero of the ingredient list is the touch of ground coffee that brings out the beet's flavor profile.

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Mini Almond Bundt Cakes


Even though she's eating for two, the mom-to-be will delight in these delectable almond cakes for one. The best part is that no one needs to share thanks to this recipe's mini size.

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Fruit Platter with Whipped Ricotta

fruit platter with whipped ricotta
Ryan Liebe

Ensure the expecting mother gets her allotted fruits and veggies with this charming platter. Ripe peaches, sweet figs, and mouthwatering watermelon are just a few of the fruits that make an appearance in this people-pleasing plate.

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Earl Grey Pots de Creme

Steve Baxter

Dainty and sweet, bake these custards right into your favorite teacups for a brunch dessert. We updated the classic treat with a tea infusion for that little something extra that both baby shower guests and the mom-to-be will love.

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Pistachio-Raspberry Tea Cakes


The perfect harmony of salty and sweet lives within these delightful tea cakes. Try baking both full-size and mini versions of the scrumptious, nutty option.

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Cinnamon Rolls

cinnamon rolls in glass pan with bowl of frosting
Lennart Weibull

Satisfy the expecting mother's craving for sweets with a rich cinnamon roll. Fragrant with cinnamon and enriched with a cream-cheese glaze, these beloved pastries make an unforgettable addition to any brunch-themed baby shower.

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Sausage and Swiss Chard Strata


Something like a cross between an omelet casserole and bread pudding, our version of the strata is perfect for a brunch crowd as it can be made ahead of time.

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Savory Pocket Pastries

scrambled egg sausage pocket
Ngoc Minh Ngo

Egg-filled pastries are a savory take on a homemade pop-tart. Stuffed with scrambled eggs, sausage, and cheddar, this flavorful pastry is encased in a flaky whole-wheat crust perfect for a brunch-themed baby shower.

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Cupcake-in-a-Jar Favors


Send your guests and mom-to-be home with an edible favor. These jarred treats are a sweet ending to a beautiful brunch.

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Minted Mandarin and Strawberry Coolers

Jennifer Causey

Ensure the mom-to-be doesn't feel left out of the fun brunch drink options with a thirst quenching mocktail. Muddled strawberries, oranges, and mint come together seamlessly in this mojito-like beverage.

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Pineapple-Guava Mocktail

Aaron Dyer

A basic brunch turns becomes a tropical party when you serve this mouthwatering ombré mocktail everyone will be dreaming about long after the bundle of joy is born. With simple ingredients consisting of pineapple, salt, ice, guava juice, lime juice, and grenadine syrup, this easy to make beverage is a must-serve.

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