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Spoil your mom at brunch, dinner, or both!! These Mother’s Day brunch ideas will help you plan and execute a wonderful spread for the lovely lady in your life.   

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A collage of mother's day brunch ideas.

We Love to Spoil Mom!

I love breakfast food and any excuse to have it! Brunch is the perfect time to enjoy savory or sweet, breakfast or lunch!

We usually have a big gathering on Mother’s Day to celebrate the women in our lives and that always includes plenty of good food. We have our favorite Mother’s Day brunch ideas to make the day extra special!

Why we love these recipes:

  • Special touches. From planning the menu to the mouth-watering recipes, Moms will love all the little details used to make this day special.
  • Delicious recipes. We’ve included classic brunch staples like Cinnamon Rolls, and Eggs Benedict, along with a variety of easy breakfast ideas and breakfast casserole recipes.
  • Planning tips. To make hosting a breeze, we’ve laid it out for you!
Breakfast Charcuterie Board filled with breakfast and brunch items.

Hosting 101

With these tips, your Mother’s Day brunch can go smoothly!

  1. Decide how many you can comfortably seat, then invite the coordinating amount. 
  2. If the weather permits, hosting an outdoor brunch is not only lovely, but you can usually set up more seating.
  3. Decide if you want to have a more formal sit-down brunch or take a family-style buffet approach. 
  4. Often, Mother’s Day brunch is for moms only, but if children are attending, have an activity center to help keep them occupied.  
Chocolate muffins in a bowl.

planning the menu

Mother’s Day brunch is particularly fun to make a menu for. Mix and match your favorite “fancy” breakfast foods and lunch foods.

  • Plan the menu a couple of weeks beforehand. This allows you to watch for sales at the grocery store.
  • Try new recipes. Try out new recipes to work out any tweaks. 
  • Coordinate. If a guest is offering to bring a dish be sure it coordinates with the other menu items.
  • Breakfast vs lunch. Stick to more breakfast-type foods, plan more lunch-y foods, or mix them. 
  • Make ahead. Include dishes that can be made ahead of time.
  • Heated items. Identify what needs to be heated/cooked the morning of and be sure there is enough time and space to do so.
  • Storebought dishes. There’s no shame in purchasing something from your favorite bakery or pre-made from the local grocers.
  • Balance. Have a balance of flavor – sweet and savory, hot and cold, and different colors and textures. 
  • Drinks. Plan drinks like favorite punches, virgin cocktails, water with lemon juice, Hot Chocolate, or simple orange juice.
Chicken salad with lettuce on a croissant with a side of baby carrots and whole strawberries on a white plate.

Best Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Sheet Pan Pancakes topped with strawberries is a fan favorite that will feed a crowd! Avocado toast is also wildly popular.

This list includes some of our most delectable options, ones that we include in every brunch spread and are always a hit!

1 Bacon and Cheese Quiche

Breakfast, Main Course Bacon and Cheese Quiche
Total Time: 1 hour

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2 Coffee Cake Recipe

Breakfast Coffee Cake Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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4.99 from 2520 votes
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3 Buttermilk Waffles Recipe

Breakfast Buttermilk Waffles Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 376 votes
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4 Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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4.98 from 709 votes
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5 French Toast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast French Toast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 5 hours

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5 from 3297 votes
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6 Breakfast Charcuterie Board Ideas

Breakfast Breakfast Charcuterie Board Ideas
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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7 Best Scones Recipe

Breakfast, Dessert Best Scones Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 42 votes
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8 German Pancakes

Breakfast German Pancakes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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4.98 from 160 votes
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9 Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 22 minutes

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5 from 510 votes
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10 Frittata Recipe

Main Course Frittata Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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More Mothers Day Brunch Recipes

Keep it simple with oatmeal, Greek yogurt, and your favorite toppings! Our Yogurt Parfait Board is a hit. We love to include fresh berries, granola, honey, and a few sweets.

Bake up a Spinach quiche or whip up any of these additional delicious options.

11 Yogurt Parfait Board Recipe

Breakfast, Snack Yogurt Parfait Board Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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12 Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Dessert, Snack Yogurt Parfait Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes

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5 from 24 votes
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13 Pancake Recipe

Breakfast Pancake Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 284 votes
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14 Broccoli Quiche

Breakfast Broccoli Quiche
Total Time: 1 hour

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5 from 23 votes
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15 Swedish Pancakes Recipe

Breakfast Swedish Pancakes Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 179 votes
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16 Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 22 minutes

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5 from 510 votes
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17 Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour

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5 from 102 votes
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18 Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole

Breakfast Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 204 votes
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19 Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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20 Easy Crepe Recipe

Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course Easy Crepe Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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21 Buttermilk Waffles Recipe

Breakfast Buttermilk Waffles Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 376 votes
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22 Blueberry French Toast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Blueberry French Toast Casserole Recipe
5 from 13 votes
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23 Easy French Toast Recipe

Breakfast Easy French Toast Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 16 votes
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24 Creme Brulee French Toast Recipe

Breakfast Creme Brulee French Toast Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.97 from 30 votes
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25 Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole

Breakfast Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
Total Time: 6 hours 50 minutes

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4.99 from 254 votes
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26 Breakfast Ring Recipe

Breakfast Breakfast Ring Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 14 votes
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27 Breakfast Hand Pies Recipe

Breakfast Breakfast Hand Pies Recipe
Total Time: 21 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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28 Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Breakfast, Side Dish Sweet Potato Hash Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 32 votes
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29 Omelette Recipe

Breakfast Omelette Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 3 votes
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30 Chilaquiles Recipe

Breakfast Chilaquiles Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 20 votes
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31 Toad in the Hole Recipe

Breakfast Toad in the Hole Recipe
Total Time: 6 minutes

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5 from 35 votes
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32 Fruit Salad Recipe

Side Dish Fruit Salad Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

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5 from 49 votes
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Even More Mother’s Day Brunch ideas

I told you I love breakfast! These baked sweets, savory sandwiches, and more will keep the celebration going. There are plenty of ideas to feed a small crowd or the whole crew. Now you just need to narrow down your choices!

33 Cherry Danish Recipe

Breakfast Cherry Danish Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 24 votes
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34 Cinnamon Bites Recipe

Breakfast, Dessert Cinnamon Bites Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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4.99 from 77 votes
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35 Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Breakfast Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

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4.97 from 138 votes
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36 Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Breakfast Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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5 from 28 votes
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37 Apple Crescent Dumplings Recipe

Dessert Apple Crescent Dumplings Recipe
Total Time: 38 minutes
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38 Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe

Breakfast Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 217 votes
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39 Hash Brown Egg Cups Recipe

Breakfast Hash Brown Egg Cups Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 29 votes
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40 Puff Pastry Sausage Roll Recipe

Appetizer, Breakfast Puff Pastry Sausage Roll Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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4.92 from 25 votes
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41 Orange Muffins Recipe

Bread, Breakfast, Snack Orange Muffins Recipe
Total Time: 36 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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42 Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe

Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 98 votes
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43 Monte Cristo Sliders Recipe

Appetizer Monte Cristo Sliders Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.89 from 9 votes
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44 Lemon Crumb Muffin Recipe

Breakfast Lemon Crumb Muffin Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.70 from 13 votes
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45 Cinnamon Roll Muffins Recipe

Breakfast Cinnamon Roll Muffins Recipe
Total Time: 28 minutes
4.67 from 6 votes
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46 Lemon Zucchini Muffins Recipe

Bread Lemon Zucchini Muffins Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
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47 Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Recipe

Breakfast Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Recipe
Total Time: 16 minutes
5 from 18 votes
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48 Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Recipe

Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Recipe
Total Time: 18 minutes
4.91 from 21 votes
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49 Bacon Wrapped Smokies Recipes

Appetizer Bacon Wrapped Smokies Recipes
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 81 votes
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50 Breakfast Tacos Recipe

Breakfast Breakfast Tacos Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 10 votes
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51 Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Breakfast Breakfast Burrito Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 18 votes
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52 Fruit Kabobs

Side Dish Fruit Kabobs
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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53 Fruit Dip

Dessert, Snack Fruit Dip
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 207 votes
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54 Nutella Dip Recipe

Dessert Nutella Dip Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 23 votes
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55 Pina Colada Dip Recipe

Appetizer, Dessert Pina Colada Dip Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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A Breakfast Favorite!

There’s nothing better than big, fluffy Buttermilk Waffles first thing in the morning! This will be your new favorite breakfast recipe!!

Belgian waffles are made with a very deep waffle maker and call for different ingredients. Buttermilk waffles are a classic recipe that can be made in any waffle maker!

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55+ Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

By: Lil’ Luna
Spoil your mom at brunch, dinner, or both!! These Mother's Day brunch ideas will help you plan and execute a wonderful spread for the lovely lady in your life.   
Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

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Instructions 

  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Then whisk together buttermilk and butter in another medium bowl. Add eggs in, and stir until combined.
  • Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk until just combined, fold in vanilla. (there were still lumps). Let batter rest for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat waffle iron, then grease. Pour about ⅓-½ cup of batter into the waffle iron (or until batter reached about ½ inch to the edge of the iron). Cook until light brown. Top with syrup or other favorite toppings like berries or whip cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 600mg, Potassium: 341mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 525IU, Calcium: 182mg, Iron: 2.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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We hope you enjoy this list of wonderful Mother’s Day brunch ideas. With so many delicious and easy recipes to choose from you’re sure to find the perfect dishes to celebrate mom’s special day!

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5 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    Brunch Pastries are usually sweet and so tlreally I love the puff pastry sausage rolls.

  2. Olivia says:

    Loved all your ideas for Mothers Day. The recipes were simple and delicious. So much to choose from. Fun!

  3. Joy says:

    Brunch is the best!! Especially when you can share it with your mom! Your casseroles are always a hit at our house!!

  4. Jessica says:

    Thank you for this amazing list of recipes for Mother’s Day! I’m having a hard time figuring out what to make because I want to make all of it. Haha!

  5. Erin says:

    I wish I could make one of everything for Mother’s Day Brunch! Everything looks so good. I think the Swedish pancakes are definitely on the list, tho, I’ve made them before, and they’re incredible!