Mother’s Day Brunch Menus

Looking for Mother’s Day recipe ideas? Here are five delicious and crowd pleasing Mother’s Day brunch menus to get your wheels turning!

Mother's Day brunch

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.

Mother's Day brunch

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.

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese and Asparagus

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Strawberry Coconut Smoothies


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!

Vegetarian Spinach Quiche with Almond Crust

Carrot Cake Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

Healthy Banana Bread Muffins

Bloody Marys

Cold Brew Coffee

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 Brownie Vegan Pancakes

Chocolate Muesli + yogurt or almond milk

Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie

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!

Tacos Rancheros

Refried Black Beans Recipe

Strawberry Margarita with Lime Ice

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.

Dippy Eggs with Cheese-Fried Toast Soldiers

Fresh fruit


Mother's Day brunch
Mother's Day brunch

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:

Spring Brunch Menu | A Couple Cooks

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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.


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    Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table
    May 5, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Great, sunny photos from what was clearly a beautiful afternoon! I love how you made the variety of dishes work for the blog, and how everyone pitched in to create a special, seasonal dinner. I definitely want to adopt the idea!

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      May 6, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you! Yes, it was so fun to have others contribute. We will have to start doing this more often too :)

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    May 5, 2015 at 11:09 am

    We’ve already had Mothers Day (it’s March here in the UK, weirdly) but I’d happily make this gorgeous brunch for my Mum any weekend. Strawberries are just coming into season here and I can’t get enough of them. Plus asparagus and eggs – all my favourites xx

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    Sara @ Cake Over Steak
    May 5, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Oh man this makes me want to host a brunch! They tend to feel more relaxed than a dinner party, and brunch food is usually the best. :-)

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      May 6, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      I agree – I think I might be a brunch party convert!

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    dixya | food, pleasure, and health
    May 5, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    this look wonderful…brunch is definitely the way to spend a quality time :)

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    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    May 6, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Perfect brunch menu. I just made a rhubarb cake and love that tart sweet combo so I’m looking forward to your muffin recipe. There’s nothing better than enjoying brunch with good friends on a lazy weekend.

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    May 6, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Way to capture the beauty of this day!!! I want to do it all again.

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