Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

The best collection of Mother’s Day recipes to celebrate the moms in your life with a special brunch, breakfast in bed, or light luncheon.

Mother’s Day is the special day every May when we celebrate the incredible women in our lives. It’s a great reason to gather together and spend good quality time with, or in remembrance of, a remarkable lady. And what better way to gather and share memories than over a delicious, extra special meal?

Whether you are looking to pamper your mom with breakfast in bed, need some Mother’s Day brunch ideas, or want to put together a light luncheon, this collection has the recipes you need. From fresh berry filled treats to savory egg dishes to sweet brunch desserts, adding any of these recipes to your Mother’s Day menu is sure to impress mom!

Sweet Breakfast in Bed Recipes

Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to make all your favorite fresh berry recipes! Strawberry Rolls are berry-sweet and buttery White Chocolate Raspberry Scones are great with coffee. Even classic Blueberry Waffles made with fresh blueberries are sure to wow!


White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

White Chocolate Raspberry Scones are perfect for a holiday or relaxed weekend breakfast. Made with sour cream, heavy cream, white chocolate, and berries.
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Strawberry Rolls

Easy Strawberry Rolls with Strawberry Frosting are buttery sweet rolls with a strawberry jam filling and topped with rich strawberry cream cheese frosting.
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Blueberry Waffles

Blueberry Waffles are a classic breakfast recipe. Light, fluffy waffles with sweet blueberries are perfect topped with butter, syrup, or blueberry sauce.
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Lemon Blueberry Biscuits

Lemon Blueberry Biscuits are the perfect buttery sweet biscuit recipe with made fresh blueberries and lemon zest plus a tangy lemon glaze.
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Berry Stuffed French Toast

Berry Stuffed French Toast is an indulgent breakfast with thick-cut, golden brown, fluffy toast filled with cream cheese, blueberries, and strawberries.
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French Toast Sticks

Crispy French Toast Sticks are a favorite kid-friendly breakfast! Quick easy crispy cinnamon bread planks perfect for dipping in maple syrup.
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Lemon Curd Sticky Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Curd Sticky Rolls have a soft, buttery dough filled with lemon curd, lemony butter-sugar, and are glazed with cream cheese frosting.
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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are the ultimate melt in your mouth tender fluffy pancakes recipe made with fresh lemon juice and creamy ricotta.
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Perfect Fluffy Pancakes

Perfect Fluffy Pancakes are the ultimate way to start the day. Use pantry ingredients like sugar, baking powder, and vanilla to make the best pancakes ever!
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Savory Breakfast Classics

Mother’s Day is about making the women in your life feel special, and a great way to do that is making classic breakfast dishes from scratch! From Pork Breakfast Sausage to Biscuits and Gravy, a traditional savory breakfast recipe can feel extra special when it’s homemade with love.


Breakfast Pork Sausage

Breakfast Pork Sausage is a hearty addition to any morning. With savory flavors of sage, marjoram, and red pepper, and a sweet hint from brown sugar.
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Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and Gravy made with breakfast sausage, milk, and seasoning, served over flakey buttermilk biscuits is a quick and easy breakfast ready in only 20 minutes!
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Egg in a Hole

Egg in a Hole is a delicious piece of buttery, toasty bread with a piece cut out of the center for an egg. Perfect for a savory breakfast or brunch.
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Eggs Benedict

Try our Eggs Benedict made with a foolproof vinegar-free poaching method with creamy hollandaise sauce and ham steaks on an English muffin!
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Maple Breakfast Sausage

Maple Breakfast Sausage is the perfect sweet and savory protein to add to your morning. Enjoy juicy and tasty sausages in just 10 minutes!
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Denver Omelette

Denver Omelettes are the perfect recipe to enjoy any morning with creamy eggs, onions, bell peppers, diced ham, and melty cheddar cheese.
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Pigs in a Pool

Pigs in a Pool are perfect to serve for brunch. Sausage surrounded by breading baked in muffin tins for a savory and cute breakfast treat.
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Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak is made with a seasoned buttermilk crust topped with an easy, perfect milk gravy ready in less than 45 minutes!
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Loaded Breakfast Pancakes

Loaded Breakfast Pancakes are all your favorite breakfast foods in one! Classic pancake batter loaded with eggs, potatoes, bacon, and cheese.
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Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

My Cheesy Baked Chilaquiles and Cheesy Breakfast Enchiladas are easy and yummy casseroles perfect for serving a crowd. If you really want to impress, then try sweet and savory Sausage Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls!

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Casseroles and Bakes for Brunch


Cheesy Baked Chilaquiles

Cheesy Baked Chilaquiles is an easy breakfast casserole with scrambled eggs, cheese, salsa, and tortilla chips. A tasty fun twist on a popular Mexican dish!
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Sausage Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

Sausage Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls are easy homemade cinnamon rolls stuffed with pork sausage, fresh blueberries, and cinnamon sugar. With cream cheese icing!
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Cheesy Breakfast Enchiladas

Cheesy Breakfast Enchiladas are an easy Mexican casserole. Corn tortillas loaded with bacon, cheese, onions, and bell peppers, topped with cheesy eggs.
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Blueberry Cream Cheese Monkey Bread

Blueberry Cream Cheese Monkey Bread is the ultimate indulgent treat with sticky bread mixed with juicy blueberries and topped with cream cheese icing.
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Monte Cristo Casserole

Monte Cristo Casserole has the savory and sweet flavors of the classic sandwich like ham, cheese, eggs, french bread and a dusting of brown sugar.
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Oven-Baked Omelette

Oven-Baked Omelette is a great way to make eggs to share all baked in an 8×8 pan. The fluffy eggs are topped with onion, cheese, pepper, and ham.
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Orange Marmalade French Toast Bake

Orange Marmalade French Toast Bake is the perfect fluffy breakfast bake with a sweet marmalade topping, crunchy pecans, and warm spices.
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Sheet Pan Pancakes

Sheet Pan Pancakes with mixed berries and homemade pancake batter let you make pancakes for a crowd without standing over the oven!
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Fancy Classic Brunch Recipes


Tomato Goat Cheese Galette

Tomato Goat Cheese Galette is a beautiful, delicious brunch dish. Sweet, juicy tomatoes and goat cheese baked in a golden brown flaky pastry.
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Peach Berry Caprese Salad

Peach Berry Caprese Salad is the perfect sweet and juicy fruit salad with mozzarella balls, basil, and a zesty lemon and honey balsamic dressing.
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Cream Tea Scones

Cream Tea Scones are a classic British scones recipe that are soft, flaky and lightly sweet. Perfect with strawberry jam, berries, and cream!
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Mushroom Feta Crustless Quiche

Mushroom Feta Crustless Quiche with caramelized mushrooms, sweet onions, ricotta and feta cheese. Gluten free and perfect to make ahead.
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Summer Fruit Galette

Summer Fruit Galette is a tart and sweet quick seasonal dessert with a flaky pastry crust and blueberry peach strawberry filling. Ready in 35 minutes!
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Cast Iron Pancakes

Easy Cast Iron Pancake recipe for a giant homemade pancakes baked in the oven. Deliciously tender skillet baked pancake with crispy edges.
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Easy Crepes

Easy Crepes are an amazing and easy breakfast made with simple ingredients and perfect for adding your favorite sweet or savory toppings.
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Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine made with bacon, onions and swiss cheese in a flaky pie crust makes an easy breakfast or delicious brunch option for a crowd!
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Belgian Waffles

Belgian Waffles are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and oh so easy to make; ready in just a few minutes with pantry ingredients!
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Buttermilk Biscuits with Chocolate Gravy

Buttermilk Biscuits with Chocolate Gravy is a Southern breakfast recipe for the flakiest buttery biscuits and a rich silky chocolate sauce.
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Coffee Cakes for Brunch

Serve one of my delicious coffee cake recipes at brunch to let your guests treat themselves with some cake for breakfast. After the guests leave, curl up with a cup of coffee and a leftover slice for an afternoon snack with mom.


Strawberry Coffee Cake

Strawberry Coffee Cake is moist, crumbly perfection! Buttery, sweet cake is topped with fresh strawberries and a sweet streusel topping!
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Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake, a perfect Mother’s Day treat you can make without turning the kitchen upside down making cinnamon rolls. Make this for your Mom!
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Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake is a sweet and tender bakery-style treat! Buttery sour cream cake with chocolate chips and cinnamon sugar topping.
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NY Crumb Coffee Cake

Classic New York Crumb Cake just like the kind you would find in your favorite coffee shop, tender cake topped with chunks of cinnamon sugar!
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Almond Bundt Cake

Almond Bundt Cake is an easy, moist pound cake filled with almond flavor from almond extract, sliced almonds and dusted with powdered sugar.
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Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake with a tender center and creamy filling topped with a crunchy, buttery oat topping.
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Banana Bread Coffee Cake

Banana Bread Coffee Cake is a brunch treat that's made with cream cheese, large eggs, bananas, and vanilla extract.
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Luncheon Recipes for Mother’s Day

Instead of a fancy brunch on Mother’s Day, why not host a light luncheon instead? Salads like Chickpea Salad and Greek Orzo Salad can be made the night before for an easy lunch. My Turkey Havarti Apple Sandwich and Grilled Veggie Sandwich prove that simple can still be special!

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Salad Recipes Mom Will Love


BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad combines classic sandwich ingredients into an easy Summer salad perfect to serve at your next cookout. Try it today!
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Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad

Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with almonds, feta, and an easy balsamic and olive oil dressing is the perfect side dish for a potluck or get together.
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Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad is the perfect fresh and healthy dish with a homemade red wine vinaigrette over chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, and onions. 
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Steak Salad

Delicious Steak Salad recipe for a hearty steakhouse salad with juicy steak strips, crisp greens, fresh veggies and creamy homemade dressing.
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Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad is a tangy, slightly spicy salad with plenty of flavorful veggies and tender steak topped off with ginger, sriracha, and lime dressing.
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Tortellini Salad

This easy Tortellini Salad is the best Italian pasta salad! Cheese tortellini, black olives, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni in a simple Italian dressing.
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Greek Orzo Salad

Greek Orzo Salad is a light summer side dish with tender orzo pasta, fresh veggies, olives and feta cheese tossed with lemony vinaigrette.
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Easy Delicious Lunch Sandwiches


Turkey Havarti Apple Sandwiches

Turkey Havarti Apple Sandwiches are a flavorful recipe perfect for packed lunches with turkey, cheese, crisp lettuce, and sweet apples.
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Italian Sub Sandwich

Italian Sub Sandwich is a classic deli sub loaded with salami, ham, mortadella, provolone cheese and all the fixings topped with homemade Italian dressing!
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Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches are the perfect dish to serve at a Summer BBQ, made with tender, seasoned chicken, crispy bacon, lettuce, and tomato.
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Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Grilled Veggie Sandwich is a great vegetarian dish that anyone would enjoy, made with a variety of ingredients like lettuce, tomato, zucchini, and mustard.
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Shrimp Roll Sandwich

The Shrimp Roll Sandwich is a shrimp salad stuffed into a buttery, toasted bun. It's a quick family dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes!
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Croissant Club Sandwich Bake

Croissant Club Sandwich Bake turns a classic into a perfect holiday brunch dish with bacon, ham, turkey, and cheddar with an easy egg custard in 45 minutes.
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Appetizers for Brunch or Lunch

Whether you host a large brunch or light lunch, be sure to have some tasty dips and appetizers for mom and guests to snack on while you share memories.


Easy Cheese Board

An Easy Cheese Board is perfect for holiday parties, get-togethers with friends, or any event. Follow simple directions to make it look perfect.
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Pigs In A Blanket

Pigs in A Blanket are an iconic party appetizer that are so quick to make! Bring on the nostalgia with these crescent dough wrapped mini dogs.
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Cheesy Pesto Pinwheels

Cheesy Pesto Pinwheels are the perfect party snack. Crescent rolls, pesto sauce, red peppers and cheese come together in 30 minutes for a tasty appetizer.
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Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes are an easy and healthy main course or appetizer with minimal breading and mayonnaise, made with jumbo lump and canned crab meat.
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Easy Spinach Dip

Easy Spinach Dip is the ultimate party dip! Creamy dip in 5 minutes with spinach, water chestnuts, sour cream, cream cheese, and Knorr mix.
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Fruit Dip (2 Ingredients!)

Fruit Dip is the easiest party snack ever! With 2 ingredients, you just whip together cream cheese and marshmallow fluff for a light fluffy dip in minutes!
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Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is easy and addicting! Made with cream cheese, fresh spinach and artichoke hearts, perfect for your party it stays warm the whole time.
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Spicy Louisiana Shrimp Dip

Spicy Louisiana Shrimp Dip is a spicy, creamy dip with cajun spices that you can make in 30 minutes. It’ll be the hit of your party.

Maki Rolls

This Maki Roll makes homemade sushi easy by combining crab, tuna, salmon, and other favorite sushi fillings in a rice and seaweed roll.
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BLT Dip Bites

These little BLT bites are full of your favorite Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich flavors in a small crispy bread cup. Made with cream cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, bacon and parsley, they are a fantastic holiday or football party food!
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Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta is a fancy party appetizer with sweet strawberries, balsamic reduction, and creamy goat cheese over toast.
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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

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