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These fun Mother’s Day brunch ideas are easy and packed with flavor! Impress everyone with these luxuriously tasty recipes (especially mom).

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When it comes to Mother’s Day, there’s nothing more fun than a luxurious brunch! (Well, that’s this mom’s opinion.) Here are our top Mother’s Day brunch recipes to impress everyone: especially mom! Cozy up to spiced oatmeal bakes, fluffy eggs with goat cheese, smoked salmon bagel boards, and bright strawberry smoothies! Whatever mom you’re cooking for, we think she’ll love these Mother’s Day recipes.

And now…40 Mother’s Day brunch ideas & recipes!

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Blueberry waffles

40 Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas & Recipes!

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


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


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted (substitute coconut oil for dairy-free)
  • 1 ¼ 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)


  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

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. a great resource, thank you for all of this Mother’s Day inspiration, the classic Bloody Mary is the best place to start, there’s a reason its a classic, no need to tweak it really!

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

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

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

  4. 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

    1. 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