Mother's Day Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Treat your mom on her special day with favorite recipes for pancakes, frittata, cinnamon rolls, waffles and more from Food Network.

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Egg White Frittata with Lox and Arugula

Giada's egg white frittata includes three flavor-forward main ingredients: lox, arugula and lemon zest.  

Get the Recipe: Egg White Frittata with Lox and Arugula

Blueberry Pancakes

Trisha's brunch-perfect pancakes are made with sour cream, lemon zest and blueberries (fresh or frozen berries will work just fine).

Blueberry-Lemon Muffins

Fresh blueberries and tangy lemon zest give these muffins their irresistible flavor.  

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Muffins

The Eggbert's Sunriser

This recipe is inspired by Ree's favorite meal at Eggbert's diner in Bartlesville, Okla.

Get the Recipe: The Eggbert's Sunriser

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

The Pioneer Woman makes these blueberry-filled pancakes for her son (they're his favorite breakfast). But they're also great when you're cooking for Mom.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Cinnamon Rolls

If you need to feed a crowd on Mother's Day, whip up dozens of The Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls and serve them fresh from the oven.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Rolls

Crispy Breakfast Pita

Giada makes a pizza-style breakfast using pita bread topped with cheese, prosciutto, spinach and a fried egg. Make one for the special mom in your life, and serve it with a glass of ice-cold orange juice.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Breakfast Pita

Perfect French Toast

Drizzle French toast with a browned butter and maple syrup topping for the ultimate easy breakfast.

Get the Recipe: Perfect French Toast

Farmhouse Hash with Pot-Poached Eggs

If you've got a big family to feed this holiday, make Sandra's sausage-stocked hash with poached eggs.

Get the Recipe: Farmhouse Hash With Pot-Poached Eggs

Ham and Cheese Quick Bread

This savory bread can be served warm or toasted the next day and topped with egg salad for lunch or a snack.

Get the Recipe: Ham and Cheese Quick Bread

Marmalade Muffins

Make a morning breadbasket of treats including these orange-filled and glazed muffins.

Get the Recipe: Marmalade Muffins

Lazy Sunday Mimosa

Give the classic Champagne brunch drink a pretty-in-pink spin by using a mix of blood orange and pineapple juices — and decorating the glasses with sanding sugar.

Get the Recipe: Lazy Sunday Mimosa

Maple-Pecan Scones

Make a coffee icing for Ree's Maple-Pecan Scones.

Get the Recipe: Maple-Pecan Scones

Shrikhand and Pooris

Aarti says her mother, Rose, was a stickler for keeping her three daughters' breakfasts healthy. Pooris, or puffy Indian fried breads, were a rare treat. But every now and then, Aarti would smell the telltale aroma of dough hitting hot oil and get so excited that she'd run around the house shrieking, "Pooooris." Rose serves hers with a yogurt pudding called shrikhand; a bite of the two together tastes like a cream-filled doughnut.

Get the Recipe: Shrikhand and Pooris

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Frittata

Salmon and cream cheese, classic bagel toppers, work just as well in an egg dish as they do on a breakfast sandwich. Serve this savory frittata with crispy hash browns.

Get the Recipe: Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Frittata

Peach Ginger Bellini

Doesn't Mom deserve a cocktail on her special day? A Bellini is a classic Italian cocktail made with sparkling wine and peach puree. Tyler gives his version a twist with the addition of ginger syrup.

Get the Recipe: Peach Ginger Bellini

Breakfast Tart with Pancetta and Green Onions

Giada's easiest-ever quiche is made with a shortcut ingredient: store-bought pie crust. The kids can help mix the filling to make a Mom-approved breakfast the whole family will love.

Get the Recipe: Breakfast Tart With Pancetta and Green Onions

Cauliflower and Ham Crustless Quiche

Make Mom a homemade quiche without the fuss of a crust. This baked egg casserole is bursting with the flavors of ham, Swiss cheese and mild cauliflower.

Get the Recipe: Cauliflower and Ham Crustless Quiche

Chocolate Waffles

Add chocolate syrup to your batter for a sweet take on the classic breakfast waffle.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Waffles

Strawberry Corn Cakes

Give store-bought corn muffin mix a major upgrade: Add lemon zest and vanilla to the batter, and stuff the muffins with strawberries for an easy-to-make breakfast, brunch or dessert treat.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Corn Cakes

Crepes with Peanut Butter and Jam

Crepes are like very thin pancakes and they're quite easy to make at home; Giada fills hers with peanut butter and jam for a sweet breakfast, brunch or fun breakfast-style dinner.

Get the Recipe: Crepes With Peanut Butter and Jam

Lemon Pudding Cake with Berries

Finish brunch off with something sweet: individual lemon pudding cakes topped with fresh berries.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Pudding Cake with Fresh Mixed Berries

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

The addition of semisweet chocolate chips is what makes these extra-special pancakes for Mother's Day.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Crustless Zucchini Quiche

Zucchini and eggs get a major punch of flavor from fresh herbs and ultra-flavorful cheeses in this low-maintenance quiche recipe.

Get the Recipe: Zucchini and Goat Cheese Crustless Quiche

Lemon Tiramisu Trifle

Creamy, lemony layers are brightened by berries in this no-bake cross between tiramisu and trifle. Kids can assemble this treat with very little help.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Tiramisu Trifle

Penne with Treviso and Goat Cheese

Baby spinach and chopped Treviso give color and flavor to this penne pasta dish, which gets a generous helping of Parmesan and crumbled goat cheese.

Get the Recipe: Penne with Treviso and Goat Cheese

Roasted Asparagus

Giada's recipe for this star spring vegetable couldn't be easier. Just drizzle asparagus with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, then roast for 15 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Asparagus

Green Salad with Brown Butter Walnut Vinaigrette

Dress up simple mixed greens by drizzling them with a brown-butter vinaigrette made with walnuts, garlic and rosemary. Finish the salad with a touch of crumbled blue cheese.   

Get the Recipe: Green Salad with Brown Butter Walnut Vinaigrette

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