Looking for Mother’s Day recipe ideas? Here are five delicious and crowd pleasing Mother’s Day brunch menus to get your wheels turning!
Looking for Mother’s Day recipes? We’ve created three different Mother’s Day brunch menus to help get your wheels turning! These menus are fun to cook and eat together with friends or family (like this waffle party and Mexican fiesta), so cooking is the main event instead of a chore. Even if you don’t use the actual recipes, we hope the concepts are inspiring and lead to ideas for dinner club nights or family activities! Keep reading for our Mother’s Day brunch menus.
Related: 20 Mother’s Day Recipes
Five brunch menus
The first menu is an actual Mother’s day brunch meal is a spring brunch we had with some dear friends! We arranged it on a whim and told each friend to bring a recipe to contribute using local and seasonal ingredients. Luckily they are each amazing cooks and it turned out incredible: each dish complimented the other perfectly. We learned new recipes from each other, and the whole event was a sort of creative collaboration. With sun streaming in the windows, a white table cloth, some tulips, and deep conversation, we wished the afternoon would never end.
Springy Mother’s Day Brunch
This Mother’s Day brunch menu features everything spring, like asparagus, strawberries, and rhubarb! The eggs are a super simple but elegant; mixed with tangy goat cheese they’re an elevated take on scrambled eggs. Pair it with a whole grain strawberry rhubarb muffins and creamy strawberry smoothies, and it’s a lovely way to celebrate spring.
Showstopper Mother’s Day Brunch
This showstopper Mother’s Day brunch features our vegetarian spinach quiche, an incredibly flavorful main dish featuring a gluten-free almond olive oil crust and a spinach and Gruyere filling. Since this menu is all about impressing, we’ve also included our festive carrot cake baked steel cut oatmeal, which is always a hit with a crowd. Make up some of our healthy banana bread muffins in advance, and serve with a treat: our homemade Bloody Mary’s!
Chocolate Lovers Mother’s Day Brunch
This Mother’s Day brunch is all about chocolate: with a healthy twist! Our chocolate brownie vegan pancakes are lightly sweet and feature spelt flour for some whole grain goodness. And our chocolate muesli is a delightful mix of lightly toasted oats and coconut with tart cherries (and a few chocolate chips, if you’d like). Pair it all with our lightly sweet chocolate blueberry smoothie recipe! It’s designed to be just sweet enough, but not leave you with a sugar high (it’s also a vegan brunch menu if you choose the almond milk option).
Chocolate Muesli + yogurt or almond milk
Mexican Inspired Mother’s Day Brunch
This Mother’s Day brunch is for mamas who love Mexican inspired eats! Our tacos rancheros are a huge hit: super flavorful and beautiful to look at. Pair them with our seriously simple refried black beans for a full meal. And then of course, strawberry margaritas are the perfect drink accessory!
Breakfast in Bed
This final Mother’s Day brunch menu is truly simple: these dippy eggs with toast soldiers look beautiful and are quick to whip up! Accessorize them with fresh fruit and coffee, and it’s a simple way to make a special meal for a special mom.
Looking for more Mother’s Day recipes?
If you’re looking for more inspiration, we have dozens more Mother’s Day recipes that are perfect for brunch! Here are a few of our favorites:
- 20 Mother’s Day Recipes
- Lemon Poppy Seed Oat Pancakes
- Carrot Cake Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Best Fluffy Gluten Free Waffles
- Homemade Acai Bowl
- Tacos Rancheros
- Sweet Potato Hash Browns
- White Bean Shakshuka with Feta
- Blackberry, Ricotta & Onion Savory Tart
- Roasted Tomato & Asparagus Frittata
- 97 Brunch Recipes
About the Authors
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.