20 Mother’s Day Recipes

These tasty Mother’s Day recipes are simple but packed with flavor, from fluffy scrambled eggs to baked oatmeal to showstopping waffles!

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Asparagus

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: chewy, lemon poppy seed pancakes, soft, pillowy eggs with goat cheese, bright strawberry coconut smoothies, and so many more! If you’re a mom who’s up for Mexican, the loaded rancheros tacos are a hit in our household. 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.

And now: our best Mother’s Day recipes!

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Blueberry waffles

Mother’s Day Blueberry Waffles


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 waffles or 2 large Belgian waffles 1x

Description

These fluffy blueberry waffles are about to become everyone’s favorite! Topped with a quick blueberry sauce, they’re brunch perfection on a plate.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted (substitute coconut oil for dairy-free)
  • 1 1/4 cups milk (substitute non-dairy milk for dairy-free)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 recipe Quick Blueberry Sauce, for serving
  • Greek yogurt, Homemade Whipped Cream or Yogurt Whipped Cream, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the waffle iron to the high heat setting.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.

  • Category: Brunch
  • Method: Waffle
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Mother’s Day recipes, Mother’s Day brunch

Last updated: February 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

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

Cookbook Author and photographer

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.

6 Comments

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    Lily | Kale & Caramel
    May 4, 2016 at 11:27 am

    These all look absolutely amazing! Will now be dreaming about those strawberry rhubarb muffins until I make them. Thanks for including K&C’s soda floats, too <3. And double thank you for recognizing the complexities of the holiday—as a motherless daughter, it's a day that often makes me want to hide from the Internet. Approaching it with this kind of inclusivity (and deliciousness) helps so much! xoxoxo, L

    • Reply
      Sonja
      May 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Lily, I want to give you a big hug! Thank you for sharing this and I’m so sorry that Mother’s Day is tough. :( Our thoughts will be with you this weekend! xoxo

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    Rami @ Tasteaholics
    May 4, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Great post! I’ve been thinking about what to make for my mother on Sunday and those muffins look delectable! Thank you

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    Kari
    May 5, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    There are so many delicious options here! It’s hard to choose just one!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

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    Kate
    May 10, 2020 at 6:37 am

    Is it possible to make the batter for the blueberry waffles ahead of time (I.e., an hour before cooking)?

    • Reply
      Alex Overhiser
      May 11, 2020 at 9:03 am

      The batter will get very thick. We’d recommend not combining the wets and dries until ready to cook.

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