Are you in charge of your family’s Mother’s Day brunch this year? It is important that you start the day off right for your mom with a delicious brunch that encompasses all of her favorite foods.
Here are 12 of the best Mother’s Day brunch recipes that are always a hit with the moms for this occasion.
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Strawberry Skillet Corn Cake
You are missing out if you have never tried baking a corn cake. Similar to cornbread but sweeter, this strawberry skillet corn cake is a beautiful addition to your Mother’s Day brunch table. The dish is also lighter and less dense than traditional cornbread. Be sure to serve this dish with some fresh whipped cream and extra strawberries on top.
Spicy Breakfast Lasagna
Serving a crowd? This spicy breakfast lasagna recipe makes 16 servings, making it a great option for your brunch with all of your loved ones. Because you prepare this dish the night before, you can relax on Mother’s Day morning as you simply pop it into the oven. The lasagna contains noodles, hashbrowns, eggs, sausage, and more. It is a great entree choice if you know that your guests will prefer a hearty and savory option over something lighter.
Baked Challah French Toast
Challah bread makes a wonderful french toast base due to its rich texture that soaks up the egg mixture. This baked challah french toast will be a winner for everyone. Like the lasagna, this french toast can be made a day in advance so that you can cut down on your work the day of the brunch. Good toppings for this french toast include classic maple syrup, whipped cream, and fresh fruit.
If your Mother’s Day brunch is an open house affair with people coming and going, you might want to put out a spread of finger foods. These refreshing cucumber sandwiches will be devoured. The thinly sliced cucumbers are placed between slices of crustless bread alongside dill and chive cream cheese. While the recipe calls for white bread, you can also substitute wheat, rye, or pumpernickel bread in its place. These dainty sandwiches will go fast so be sure to make a lot the first time around.
Blueberry Muffin Cake
This spin on traditional blueberry muffins is a fun way to switch up your usual brunch menu. The blueberry muffin cake bakes up in one pan. Feel free to double the recipe and bake it in a 9×13-inch pan instead. You can also use frozen blueberries rather than fresh ones. Dust the cake with powdered sugar when it is finished or use a lemony glaze to add an additional layer of sweetness. Either way, the cake is sure to be a hit on your Mother’s Day brunch table.
Spinach Mushroom Quiche
No Mother’s Day brunch is complete without a fluffy quiche. While there are countless quiche recipes to choose from, this spinach mushroom quiche always receives rave reviews. The feta and swiss cheese add extra zip to the recipe. With mushrooms and spinach, this quiche is also on the healthier side. But feel free to add in some bacon or sausage if you are hosting meat lovers at your brunch.
Although it may look complicated, shakshuka is an easy dish to pull together for your brunch gathering. This ethnic dish hails from the Middle East and North Africa. The dish consists of tomatoes, onions, garlic, spices, and poached eggs. You can customize the shakshuka to fit any spice level. For extra heat, add a dash of cayenne pepper. As a bonus, this dish is also incredibly healthy.
Dutch Baby Pancake
Make your brunch extra fun with this dutch baby pancake recipe. A dutch baby is a combination of a pancake and a crepe with a little bit of the characteristics of a popover. You may need a little practice to perfect this recipe but it will be well worth your effort. The ingredients are incredibly simple. You may even have everything that you need already on hand. Top your dutch baby with powdered sugar or fruit jam.
For a delicious side dish to eggs, try this tasty onion tart. Because it uses a store-bought pastry, you can easily pull this dish off with minimal effort. The pastry is topped with scallions, goat cheese, ricotta, herbs, and lemon. This side dish will add an elegant touch to your Mother’s Day brunch, showing mom that you cared to make it a special event.
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Why settle for an ordinary shrimp cocktail when you can please mom with this inventive Mexican shrimp cocktail dish? This version of the classic appetizer features shrimp, cucumber, celery, red onion, and avocado. Serve with tortilla chips or crostini on the side for dipping. This zesty dish makes an excellent starter to nearly any brunch menu.
Baked Apple and Brie Tarts
These mouth-watering baked apple and brie tarts make excellent appetizers or sweet desserts for your Mother’s Day brunch. The tarts look much fancier than their preparation would suggest, especially if you use store-bought phyllo dough. The creamy brie is the perfect complement to the tart apples.
In addition to these recipes, you also need to make sure that you have a bevy of beverages on hand to please mom. Whether that is a specialty coffee, a sparkling mimosa, or simply a refreshing spritzer, you know what she likes the best. A bouquet of fresh flowers for her on the brunch table will be the perfect finishing touch to her special meal with her family.