These tasty Mother’s Day recipes are simple but packed with flavor, from fluffy scrambled eggs to baked oatmeal to showstopping waffles!
With Mother’s Day around the corner, we wanted to share a few of our favorite Mother’s Day recipes with you! We’ve included highlights in our brunch category: cozy baked banana oatmeal, soft, pillowy eggs with goat cheese, bright strawberry coconut smoothies, and so many more! Check out the links below for more Mother’s Day recipes.
On Mother’s Day
Before sharing these Mother’s Day recipes, a quick aside: we do know that Mother’s Day can be a tough day for many. It can be emotional remembering a dear mom or child who is no longer with us, or experiencing the heartache of yearning to be a mother. Know that our thoughts are with you! Many of you know Alex and my story and know that Mother’s Day has been a hard day in past years. However, it’s been getting easier each year: especially after finally becoming a mother with the birth of our son Larson. Our thoughts and hearts are with each of you in whatever situation you find yourself.
Next up in our Mother’s Day recipes: fancy scrambled eggs! These fluffy scrambled eggs with goat cheese come together in no time and goat cheese adds an elevated flair, perfect for a special breakfast or brunch!
This carrot cake baked oatmeal is perfect for Mother’s Day recipes: the flavor has a major spring-time vibe! It’s cozy and comforting: flecked with orange carrots, and flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. It takes over an hour to put together, so make sure to make it when you have plenty of time. The leftovers save well and make for a healthy breakfast recipe that lasts throughout the week! It’s also a nice make-ahead dish for a special brunch.
This is one of our showstopper Mother’s Day recipes! The buttery scent of this recipe in the oven will win over everyone, including mom. This crowd-pleasing Asparagus Quiche is packed with savory, cozy flavor. It’s a total crowd pleaser and you can serve it either warm or room temperature.
Here’s a Mother's Day recipe that’s even more delicious than it sounds…these insanely tasty Strawberry Muffins with cream cheese swirl! Imagine: a muffin with a tender crumb: just sweet enough and delightfully moist. Then add a strawberry cream cheese topping, that coats everything in sweet savory richness.
The ultimate pancake? You might think buttermilk. But here’s a secret: Greek yogurt pancakes are the best out there! They’re ultra fluffy, with a tangy flavor and a delicious texture. These pancakes have whole wheat flour for a healthy spin, and taste incredible topped with maple syrup and a dollop of…you guessed it: Greek yogurt. You can also make them as Sour Cream Pancakes!
One of our favorite make ahead Mother’s Day recipe is this healthy granola! And when we say healthy, we mean actually healthy! So many granola recipes are loaded with sugar, fat, and additives: this one is low calorie and still nutrient dense. It’s maple pecan flavor and is so tasty.
Did you know you can make hash browns…without the bag of frozen potatoes? Homemade hash brownsare incredibly delicious, and here’s the thing: they’re not much harder than cracking open a bag of frozen ones. These hash browns are browned and crispy, with flecks of tender moist shreds that combine into a texture that tastes like a cozy hug. Salt them to perfection with lots of black pepper, and you might not be able to put down your fork.
These healthy banana bread muffins are a fan favorite and would be absolutely perfect in a brunch spread of Mother’s Day recipes. They’re lightly sweet and made mostly of oats and bananas! They’re blender muffins so they’re easy to make at home.
This one is everything you need in a cozy Mother's Day recipe! It’s simple to put together with that classic waffle house flavor, and works with a standard waffle maker or Belgian. Or, try our Fluffy Gluten Free Waffles made with almond flour and eggs, so fluffy your family won’t believe they’re gluten-free.
This stunning acai bowl would be a perfect centerpiece in a Mother’s Day brunch! What’s an acai bowl? If you’ve never had one, it’s a smoothie bowl with the smoothie made from acai berries. The bowl is loaded with toppings like fruit, granola, coconut and almond butter.
Want a hearty, savory Mother's Day recipe? Try this Breakfast Skillet! Cheesy hash browns topped with runny egg yolks and salsa? Yes please! Even better, the spices in the potatoes mimic breakfast sausage (hello, fennel!) so the entire vibe is extremely hearty and satisfying.
Here's the most perfect strawberry smoothie! It's light and creamy, with just the right icy and airy texture. Often smoothies are too bitter or overly sweet, but this one's just right. It's lightly sweet, with just the right berry essence.
Here’s the ideal Mother's Day brunch recipe, easy and full of irresistible flavor. In fact, we’re head over heels for it: Banana baked oatmeal! This incredible recipe is wholesome and filling, and it’s made with good-for-you ingredients: mostly oats and bananas. Top with almond butter and bananas. Mom will adore it!
This Bloody Mary recipe is actually made of healthy stuff: tomatoes, horseradish, garlic, lemon. Whip it up to go with your Mother’s Day recipes (we've also got a Virgin Bloody Mary). Spicy and perfectly seasoned, it’s full of vegetable goodness. Since it’s easy to mix up, it’s a great alternative to pre-made mix – and refreshingly delicious.
These carrot cake pancakes are perfect: sweet enough with a healthy spin! They’re lightly sweetened with maple syrup, tender and moist from the carrots, and perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Even better, top them with maple Greek yogurt and the sweet tang is magic. It’s like eating a piece of carrot cake…that’s suitable for breakfast.
What's a better Mother's Day recipe than omelettes made to order? This recipe makes for the most delicious omelette you’ve ever had: classic French style, with a golden exterior, soft interior, and loads of savory flavor.
Here's a fantastic cozy Mother's Day recipe: Banana Pancakes! This one is totally classic: with simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. You can customize it to different diets, and to the amount of bananas you have on hand.
These tender baked eggs are one of our favorite simple yet fancy recipes! It’s an easy way to make a special Mother's Day breakfast out of everyday ingredients. Here you’ll throw the eggs into small baking dishes, then load them up with toppings of your choice. Go simple like Parmesan and herbs, or fancy like sautéed spinach and mushrooms.
In a medium bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and kosher salt until thoroughly combined. In another bowl, whisk the egg. Then stir in the melted butter, milk, vanilla, and maple syrup. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix gently until just combined. Stir in the blueberries.
Immediately, add the batter into the center of the waffle iron and let it spread it to within 1/2-inch of the sides, then cook according to the waffle iron’s instructions. Remove the cooked waffles and place them on a baking sheet without stacking. Make the waffles to order, or place cooked waffles in a 300°F oven to keep warm. Serve with Quick Blueberry Sauce. (As a note, these blueberry waffles stick to the waffle iron a bit more than a standard waffle, so make sure to clean it afterwards.)
Cooked waffles can be frozen; place them in a plastic bag and remove the remaining air with a straw before sealing. To reheat, remove from the freezer and lightly toast in a toaster.
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Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.