42 Easy and Delicious Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

Potato Cinnamon Rolls
Photo: Karla Conrad

Celebrate the most important woman in your life with these Mother's Day brunch ideas. We have a full menu, including pancakes, breakfast pizzas, parfaits, and more. Show how much you care by serving Mom breakfast in bed with one (or all!) of these delicious Mother's Day brunch options.

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Frico Fried Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches

Frico Fried Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches
Andy Lyons

This easy Mother's Day breakfast is as simple as an egg sandwiched between cheese, sandwiched between bread. Yum! All you need to make this recipe are eggs, cheese, English muffins, arugula, and sun-dried tomatoes. Watch our step-by-step tutorial to help make it in a snap.

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Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Potato Cinnamon Rolls
Karla Conrad

Mashed potatoes are the secret ingredient to these homemade cinnamon rolls. They add even more ooey-gooey deliciousness than expected, and you can pause the bread-making process for up to 24 hours in the refrigerator. There are many ways to top these rolls—with vanilla icing, cream cheese icing, or a brown butter drizzle—and we have the recipes for all three!

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Banana-Stuffed French Toast

Banana-Stuffed French Toast
Andy Lyons

A banana and whipped cream cheese are sandwiched between thick-cut French bread in this incredible French toast. Mom will say "Merci!" for this delicious Mother's Day breakfast recipe (and so will you because it bakes on a sheet pan in the oven)!

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Sweet Potato-Black Bean Huevos Rancheros

Sweet Potato-Black Bean Huevos Rancheros topped with fried egg on yellow plate
Carson Downing

Does your mom have a fully stamped passport? Transport her with our Sweet Potato Black Bean Huevos Rancheros—complete with protein-filled eggs and beans—for a satisfying start to Mother's Day. The star of this hearty (but not heavy) breakfast is the caramelized sweet potatoes, but don't forget to serve it with a side of salsa fresca or guac in a ceramic ramekin ($8 for a set of 4, World Market).

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Crunchy Oat Squares

Crunchy Oat Squares
Jason Donnelly

Think outside the (cereal) box with DIY oat squares served with milk in a bowl. Voila! It's Mother's Day breakfast in bed with a homemade touch. Bonus: These healthy breakfast treats can be made up to a week ahead.

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Slow Cooker Caramel-Banana-Pecan Bread Casserole

Caramel-Banana-Pecan Bread Casserole
Scott Little

Get Mother's Day brunch going with a time-saving slow cooker recipe, like our Slow Cooker Caramel-Banana-Pecan Bread Casserole. It's as easy as tossing ingredients into your slow cooker ($25, Target) the day before, then enjoying this yummy caramel dessert with Mom on her special day.

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Brioche Bread Pudding Muffins with Maple Caramel

Brioche Bread Pudding Muffins with Maple Caramel
Carson Downing

Give Mom a break from the kitchen and bake up a batch of showstopping muffins like these Brioche Bread Pudding Muffins with Maple Caramel. Surprisingly simple and decadent thanks to a drizzle of maple caramel sauce, these French toast-like treats are a sweet show of appreciation.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls
Dera Burreson, Ryan Krull

This totally shareable breakfast dish features bacon and chicken baked inside biscuits with gooey cheddar cheese and ranch dressing. Simply layer the stuffed biscuit balls (with extra bacon and cheese) in a fluted tube or bundt pan and bake until golden brown for an irresistible start to the day. Plus, you'll earn major Mom points on Mother's Day when you wake her up to the smell of bacon and bread.

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Lavender-Honey Lemon Tart

Lavender-Honey Lemon Tart
Carson Downing

If your mom enjoys trying the latest food trends, she'll love sampling intriguing ingredients in her breakfast (such as delightfully floral lavender). A hint of lavender-infused honey sweetens this citrusy tart while candied lemon slices make it a unique and pretty Mother's Day brunch idea. For an added touch, make a double batch of the lavender honey and gift her a jar so she can use it on her scones, toast, and oatmeal long after Mother's Day has passed.

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French Omelet

French Omelet
Jason Donnelly

If your mom loves to revisit her recipe box, whip out one of the classics for this year's Mother's Day plans. Omelets are a breakfast favorite that can be made special for Mom with easy variations: Sub egg whites for whole eggs for a lower-cholesterol breakfast, or add green pepper, onion, and ham to make a Denver omelet.

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Pork and Hot Pepper Hash

Pork and Hot Pepper Hash
Andy Lyons

Turn up the heat for your Mother's Day breakfast. Poblano and jalapeño peppers pack a punch in this meat-and-potatoes pleaser. The pork-and-pepper hash—perfect for the mom who likes her food hot—features sunny-side up eggs on a bed of Yukon gold potatoes with a blend of spices.

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Carrot Cake Refrigerator Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Refrigerator Oatmeal
Karla Conrad

Help Mom greet the morning with a smile by whipping up a batch of overnight oats that pays homage to a spring dessert favorite. A healthy mix of rolled oats, yogurt, and mix-ins means this so-easy recipe is perfect for a Mother's Day breakfast on the go. Just mix in a few ingredients (Greek yogurt, shredded carrots, fruit, nuts, and maple syrup), refrigerate, and enjoy the next morning for a satisfying oatmeal treat. Make these in a set of glass Mason jars ($12 for a set of 12, Walmart) for easy prep and storage.

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Egg Baguette Bakes

Egg Baguette Bakes
Andy Lyons

Baguettes and breakfast: Mom's new favorite pairing. This Mother's Day, serve up a scrumptious brunch that's as creative as it is mouthwatering. Italian sausage, sweet peppers, and more are baked alongside egg and cheese in this brunch recipe.

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Fruit Quinoa

Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Fruit Quinoa
Andy Lyons

Need a gluten-free recipe for Mom? No fear! Versatile quinoa can be used in savory and sweet dishes alike. Here, we mix in apple juice, peanut butter, and banana slices for a healthy Mother's Day breakfast.

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Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Bits and Raspberries

Banana Pancakes Chocolate Bits Raspberries
Jason Donnelly

Satisfy Mom's craving for sweet, juicy fruit by adding fresh raspberries and bananas to your favorite pancake recipe. Whole wheat flour and low-fat milk keep the pancakes health-conscious (each serving is around 300 calories), while chocolate chips add an extra bit of sweetness.

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Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies

Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies
Karla Conrad

Save plenty of time for Mom's favorite activities this Mother's Day with our easy breakfast cookies. The scrumptious cookies are not only delicious, healthy, and filling, but also the perfect to-go breakfast.

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Florentine Eggs Benedict

Florentine Eggs Benedict
Peter Ardito

Thank Mom for all she's done with a fancy brunch dish she'd be happy to serve herself. With poached eggs stacked on top of smoked turkey and drizzled with heavenly hollandaise sauce, eggs Benedict is the perfect food to pamper Mom on Mother's Day. The pretty open-face breakfast sandwiches are a brunch classic and a breeze to prepare.

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Berry Breakfast Pizzas

Berry Breakfast Pizzas
Karla Conrad

If your mom loves ordering a good pizza pie, try this fresh and juicy produce-packed breakfast version to start her day. Spread cream cheese on pita rounds and top with berries in a delectable sauce. The elegant pastry pies take just 25 minutes to prepare, so you'll spend less time in the kitchen and more time with Mom.

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Oatmeal with Goat Cheese, Dates, Walnuts and Honey

Oatmeal Goat Cheese Dates Walnuts Honey
Blaine Moats

No meat? No problem. Add a few special ingredients to Mom's morning oatmeal for a vegetarian dish she'll love. Dates and honey lend sweetness, while goat cheese makes the dish deliciously creamy. Choose from quick-cooking, regular rolled, or steel-cut oats.

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Coffee Banana Bread

Coffee Banana Bread
Karla Conrad

Give Mom a double dose of her daily cup of joe with a loaf of banana bread made with ground coffee beans. The caffeinated beverage is twice as nice in baked goods and perfect for Mother's Day brunch. Grab a few bananas and a bread pan ($9, Target) and get baking!

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Grilled Donuts

Grilled Doughnuts
Andy Lyons

Make your mom the guest of honor at a Mother's Day grill-out. Hot off the coals, these fun spring donuts are sure to put a smile on her face.

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Bagel Bar

bagel brunch
Andy Lyons

Another Mother's Day brunch theme idea we love: Bagel bar. A pretty spread like this comes together easily thanks to fun toppers like lox and avocado. Arrange all the ingredients on a round serving tray for a beautiful brunch board just for Mom. See how it's done!

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Sweet Potato Biscuit Sandwiches with Ham and Redeye Gravy

Sweet Potato Biscuit Sandwiches with Ham and Redeye Gravy
Andy Lyons

Biscuits and gravy are a Southern comfort food classic. But why not kick it up a notch with warm, flaky sweet potato biscuits sandwiched together with ham, bacon, scrambled eggs, and warm redeye gravy for a fun twist on tradition? If you've never had redeye gravy, you're in for a treat. The simple Southern favorite comes together with just the pan drippings from the ham and bacon and 1 cup of strong coffee for a sweet-salty sauce that makes this sandwich unforgettable.

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Roasted Breakfast Pears

Roasted Breakfast Pears
Karla Conrad

Prepare a breakfast that even the mother with the most advanced cooking skills will appreciate. Make this sweet fruit dish the night before, then top with maple syrup-laced Greek yogurt and orange peel to serve.

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Pink Peppercorn and Rose Tea Cakes

pink peppercorn rose tea cakes
Victoria Pearson

Everything's coming up roses this Mother's Day, thanks to these homemade doughnuts made with rose water. Once they come out of the doughnut pan ($14, Target), a cream cheese glaze and edible rose petals take these fragrant cakes over the top.

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Carrot Breakfast Cookies

Carrot Breakfast Cookies
Blaine Moats

Yes, you can treat Mom to cookies for breakfast! These delicious breakfast treats pack shredded carrots, nuts, and dried fruit into a sweet and healthy Mother's Day cookie.

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Matcha Green Tea Latte

Matcha Green Tea Latte
Matthew Clark

Tell Mom how matcha you love her, with a DIY latte made right at home. Since matcha has many health benefits, you'll be starting Mother's Day off on the right foot. All you need is matcha powder ($7, Walmart), almond milk, honey, and a little bit of sugar.

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Pear-Bacon Strata

Pear-bacon strata on white plate
Blaine Moats

Sweet pears and salty bacon make an undeniable duo in this easy Mother's Day brunch strata. Best of all, your oven does most of the work for you. Just layer bread cubes, cooked bacon, pears, and cheese in a Dutch oven pan, bake, and finish with a drizzle of honey and some fresh thyme for a sweet and salty breakfast that everyone will gobble up.

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Minted Arnold Palmer

How to Make a Minted Arnold Palmer

Minted Arnold Palmers are the perfect excuse to make this year's Mother's Day brunch an al fresco affair. Fresh mint and lemon wedges give these patio-worthy sippers a barista's touch—and you can even step it up with some vodka if Mom's in the mood for a cocktail.

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Stuffed Waffles

stuffed waffles tomato basil
Blaine Moats

Digging into a Mother's Day brunch at home? Get out the waffle maker ($12, Target)! Nothing soothes the soul like a classic breakfast comfort food, but this recipe takes it a step further by layering cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and basil between spoonfuls of batter. Served with pepper jelly (for sweet heat), honey butter, or sour cream there's no wrong time to serve this dish.

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Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding Bowl
Jacob Fox

Replace Mom's usual overnight oats with this gorgeous chia pudding. Variations like Mexican chocolate and coconut and tropical fruit let you personalize as you please.

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Layered Blueberry (Pan)Cake

Layered Blueberry (Pan)Cake
Hannah Bigot

Out of all our Mother's Day brunch ideas, this one takes the cake! Stack three blueberry cakes atop creamy layers of frosting then drizzle with maple syrup and blueberries for the most delicious mashup Mom has ever seen. Top with white chocolate squares to resemble butter.

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Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs

Jalapeno Popper Deviled eggs

Get brunch started with bites worth waking up for. Jalapeno popper deviled eggs have the breakfast aspects of egg and smoky bacon with the appetizer tinge of poppable spicy peppers.

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Vegan Stuffed French Toast

Vegan Stuffed French Toast

Mom will never guess what's stuffed inside this vegan French toast: peanut butter and jelly! Get even more nostalgic with a fluffy marshmallow-inspired topper.

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Vietnamese Coffee

heat proof mug with condensed milk and Vietnamese drip coffee and filter
Irrin0215/Getty Images

Amp up Mom's usual morning coffee with this recipe for Vietnamese coffee. Whether she prefers it hot or iced, it's a sweet way to give her a caffeine boost. You can even make a vegan version with coconut milk and simple syrup.

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Pressure Cooker Smoky Habanero Hot Sauce

Pressure Cooker Smoky Habanero Hot Sauce
Jason Donnelly

Mom a fan of hot sauce? You'll want to add this DIY condiment to your Mother's Day brunch menu. Make an extra batch as a gift she'll use again and again, all with the help of your Instant Pot or pressure cooker.

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Ham Souffle Roll

Ham Souffle Roll
Blaine Moats

Prepared in a shallow baking pan, this souffle-meets-casserole combo can remain in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking. Parsley sauce adds a pop of freshness, both in flavor and color.

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Ginger-Acai Bowls with Almond-Pepita Clusters

Ginger-Acai Bowls
Blaine Moats

Heading out for a spin class together? Before you get going, greet mom with one of our favorite Mother's Day breakfast-in-bed ideas: an acai bowl. This one's got all the protein and probiotics to kickstart your day of fun.

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Breakfast Grilled Cheese

Breakfast Grilled Cheese
Matthew Clark

Grilled cheese for breakfast? You know it. Sandwich Mom's breakfast favorites like cheesy eggs and bacon between frozen waffles for a fun and easy Mother's Day breakfast idea.

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Breakfast Salad with Avocado and Eggs

Breakfast Salad with Avocado and Eggs
Jason Donnelly

This Mother's Day salad has everything Mom could ask for in a breakfast: prosciutto, avocado, and all the garden-fresh fixings. The basil, parsley, and lemon-based dressing is sure to put an extra pep in her step. You can even make this ahead of time by prepping the dressing and vegetables early and then assembling salad and cooking the eggs when it's time to surprise Mom.

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Chocolate Waffle Cake

Chocolate Waffle Cake
Hannah Bigot

The best brunches have the perfect mix of sweet and savory. Lean into the sweet with this decadent waffle cake made with layer upon layer of chocolaty goodness. Fresh berries top it all off.

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The Porcupine

Porcupine drink
Andy Lyons

For the best brunch of the year, impress Mom with a pitcher of Porcupine. Prosecco and pale ale provide the bubbles for this pineapple-flavored punch. Rosemary sprigs and pineapple wedges are fresh and tasty garnishes in this pitcher cocktail recipe.

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