Mother's Day Brunch Recipes for Breakfast in Bed or a Feast at the Table
So many people choose to show Mom their love by making her breakfast in bed. If that's not her (or your) jam, serve her a glorious Mother's Day brunch instead. The recipes here are sure to get Mother's Day off to a delicious start, no matter how she likes to celebrate. Some of our recipes are just right for serving on a pretty tray in bed. Whatever you do, don't forget the fresh-brewed coffee or a pot of tea. If you're planning a family feast for a later in the morning, we have more elaborate entrées that will take brunch to the next level.
What could be better for breakfast for Mom than a delicious stack of our test kitchen's tried-and-true fluffy buttermilk pancakes? Follow our step-by-step guide, then serve them with whipped cream, strawberries, and maple syrup—it's like having strawberry shortcake for breakfast!
If Mom's taste runs more to the savory than the sweet, our stunning Roasted Radish Tart is just the thing. Consider it the most elegant quiche ever—we're sure mom will, too. If you'll be short on time or you plan to bringing breakfast to Mom, baked French toast is just the thing to whip up. This make-ahead wonder recipe can be assembled the night before and baked in the morning; make sure you have plenty of maple syrup for serving. There are both pears and raspberries in the French toast but if mom prefers tropical fruits, choose the most colorful and ripest fruits available and make our coconut-pistachio crunch, a sweet, gluten-free take on granola to pair with the fruit salad. The crunch is made ahead so all that's left to do on Mother's Day morning is prep the fruits and arrange them beautifully.
Whether she prefers sweet or savory, here you'll find our most delectable recipes for breakfast in bed or a Mother's Day brunch. Treat Mom in style and don't forget to tell her how much you love her.
Roasted Radish Tart
Skip the bouquet of flowers and present Mom with blooming radishes atop a creamy cauliflower tart instead.
Pear-and-Raspberry Baked French Toast
Buttermilk Oat Waffles
Tropical Fruit with Coconut-Pistachio Crunch
The sweet granola-like mixture of pistachios and toasted coconut sets this colorful fruit salad apart. Serve with a dollop of sour cream for richness—Mom deserves it.
Peekaboo Avocado Toast
Don't make Mom choose between avocado toast and eggs-in-a-hole on her day; whip up both for brunch!
Baked Cake Donuts
Donuts in a rainbow of festive hues are just the thing for Mother's Day brunch. Let Mom have her pick from powdered, glazed, or smothered in toasted coconut.
Tell Mom you love her by spelling it out with cinnamon sugar on toast. Bonus points if you pair it with a fruit-on-the-bottom, hearts-on-the-top yogurt parfait.
Zucchini Waffle with Smoked Salmon and Greens
Mom will adore waking up to these savory waffles that call for grated zucchini, Gruyère, scallions, and fresh dill in the batter. Serve with sautéed spinach, crème fraîche, and smoked salmon for a super-sophisticated brunch.
Swiss-Chard Frittata with Rye Berries
Scrambled-Egg and Sausage Pocket Pastries
Potato-Crusted Herb Quiche
Lemon-Poppy Seed Buttermilk Biscuits
Crab-and-Avocado Eggs Benedict
A luxe brunch dish for Mom, nutty brown butter adds dimension to the combination of crabmeat, avocado, and poached eggs in this Benedict.
Whole-Wheat Brown-Sugar Sticky Buns
Ham and Egg Crepe Squares
Breakfast never looked so elegant. These crepes are lined with Black Forest ham—there's also a sunny-side-up egg peeking out of each.
Yogurt Panna Cotta with Strawberries and Granola
These decadent pastries will transport Mom straight to Paris. They're reminiscent of pain au chocolat but so much easier to make. Don't forget the coffee!
Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups
A fun twist on a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich, these cups are a guaranteed Mom-pleaser. The recipe is super versatile: Use crumbled sausage or spinach instead of bacon, or sprinkle with Parmesan or Mom's favorite cheese.