40 Mother's Day Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Treat mom on her special day with a delicious morning meal. Whether you’re letting her sleep late and making a showstopping brunch or bringing her an early-morning breakfast in bed, you’ll find all the recipes you need to show her just how much you care.

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Lemon Pudding Cake with Berries

Make brunch special by adding something sweet: individual lemon pudding cakes topped with fresh berries.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Pudding Cake with Fresh Mixed Berries

Raspberry Sunrise Mimosa

This beautiful drink is the perfect fancy treat for Mother's Day. Extra points for serving it to her in bed.

Get the Recipe: Raspberry Sunrise Mimosa

Blueberry Pancakes

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

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Pancakes

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

Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta

Diced strawberries, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of sea salt will add the most beautiful flavor to this special bruschetta-inspired dish.

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Grapefruit Spritzers

Sweet, sparkly grapefruit spritzers will make any mom feel pampered. Be sure to add one to mom's breakfast-in-bed tray!

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Italian Cinnamon Rolls

Giada gives traditional cinnamon buns an Italian twist with the addition of citrus zest and anise seed, which lends a slight licorice flavor to the breakfast favorite. Pro tip: make the dough ahead of time (up to two days) and set yourself up for a stress-free brunch.

Get the Recipe: Italian 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

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

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Toast Bowls

Toast bowls are the best thing since sliced bread. And they're the perfect vessel for bacon and eggs. But don't feel confined to breakfast — they're also great filled with chicken or tuna salad for lunch.

Get the Recipe: Bacon, Egg and Cheese Toast Bowls

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.

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Blackberry Mint Mule

Fresh ginger and blackberries make Tiffani's take on the classic Moscow mule extra festive.

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Peanut Butter and Bacon Scones

Combine two favorites into one! The sweet nut butter and smoky, savory bacon give classic scones a special twist.

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Sheet Pan Mother's Day Brunch

We're not actually sure if this is more of a gift for her or for you: Cooking an entire brunch on two sheet pans means you'll have sausage, French toast and a fruit topping all done at the same time and hardly any dishes to clean up.

Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Mother's Day Brunch

Yogurt Creme Brulee with Fresh Fruit and Granola

"Yogurt makes this dessert rich, tangy and guilt-free," says Bobby. We think mom will love it.

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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

Raspberry-Orange Sparklers

Mom deserves a day — or a brunch at the very least — of luxury. Treat her to something special like these simple (but fancy!) sparkling cocktail.

Get the Recipe: Raspberry-Orange Sparklers

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

Breakfast Lasagna

Cooking for a crowd? Giada puts a French twist on classic Italian lasagna by layering savory chickpea crepes with eggs, cheese and pancetta.

Get the Recipe: Breakfast Lasagna

Ham and Cheese Quick Bread

This savory bread is fantastic served warm from the oven. Save the leftovers (if you have any!) and top with egg salad for lunch the next day.

Get the Recipe: Ham and Cheese Quick Bread

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.

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Tarte Flambe with Softly Scrambled Eggs and Goat Cheese

"I turned a traditional French tart into more of a pizza, which works really well for brunch," says Bobby.

Get the Recipe: Tarte Flambe with Softly Scrambled Eggs and Goat Cheese

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

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

Baked Challah French Toast

Molly's make-ahead French toast casserole is the easiest main you can serve at brunch. The challah bread soaks up a sweet custard overnight, so all you have to do before serving is pop the casserole in the oven and make a quick blueberry syrup with frozen blueberries and lemon juice for a dish that looks like you spent all day prepping.

Get the Recipe: Baked Challah French Toast

Dutch Baby Pancake with Raspberry-Orange Coulis

A Dutch baby is like a combination of a popover and pancake, usually made in a hot skillet, and perfect for Mother's Day brunch. The end product is gorgeous — you get the same wow factor as a giant, puffed up souffle, but almost no effort.

Get the Recipe: Dutch Baby Pancake with Raspberry-Orange Coulis

Blueberry-Lemon Muffins

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

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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

Cucumber Finger Sandwiches

Ree's finger sandwiches are a dainty (and simple!) option for your Mother's Day spread.

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Peach Puff Pastry Doughnuts

The easiest way to make homemade doughnuts? Puff pastry! The dough creates tons of buttery, flaky layers that are perfect topped with sweet icing.

Get the Recipe: Peach Puff Pastry Doughnuts

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

Milk Chocolate and Almond Croissants

Dress up puff pastry with a few special ingredients (chocolate and almonds) and you’ll have a treat worthy of mom’s big day in no time!

Get the Recipe: Milk Chocolate and Almond Croissants

The Eggbert's Sunriser

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

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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

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.

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Chocolate Waffles

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

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Country Ham Biscuits and Scallion-Pimento Cheese

The best part of brunch is always the dishes that blur the lines between breakfast and lunch, like these tender biscuits stuffed with ham and savory pimento cheese. Mom’s sure to approve!

Get the Recipe: Country Ham Biscuits and Scallion-Pimento Cheese

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

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

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