My mother is the best mother in the world. I know a lot of people say this about their moms, but stay with me here. Since I express my love through food, I am sharing with you the top Mother’s Day recipes that I plan to make to celebrate the most important woman in my life.
My mother has been there through everything for me, and she has been fiercely by my side as I moved through careers, breakups, disappointments, and achievements. Basically she is everything a mom should be, and I intend to spoil her in one of my favorite ways — through endless amounts of food.
Mother’s Day treats and brunch recipes are a tradition in my family. Every year, we gather around the family table — all 20 of us cousins, uncles, aunts, and grandparents — to honor the mothers in the family with a massive feast. It can be tough to decide exactly what to make to spoil your mother rotten, but I have rounded up some seriously indulgent and decadent Mother's Day recipes that will show your mother just how much you care. From breakfast ideas to dessert to everything in between, here are all the recipes you need to make sure Mom's day is deliciously unforgettable.
1. Chocolate Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream
Start off Mother’s Day with a sweet treat for the sweetest woman you know. Damn Delicious brings the chocolate with a touch of spring in the creamy fresh strawberry frosting.
2. Strawberry Tartlets
Really knock her socks off with these fancy strawberry tartlets from Food Fanatic. Your mom will barely believe that you were able to pull off something so pretty. She doesn’t have to know how easy it was for you to whip it up.
3. Hibiscus Mimosa
If your mom is anything like mine, you know that brunch isn’t complete for her without a cocktail. These mimosas from The Kitchn are the ultimate way to get her sipping in style.
4. Double Chocolate Banana Cake
Did you put everything off until the last minute, and don’t know what to make? No worries, because Sugar et al has the easiest cake recipe that’s just as indulgent and decadent as those cakes that take hours to master.
5. Cookie Butter Funfetti Triple Chip Bars
Forget buying her flowers that will die in a couple of days. These cookie butter bars from Averie Cooks might not last much longer, but they are much tastier and prettier to look at.
6. Rose & Lavender Macarons
For those of you with the urge to get classy AF with your Mother’s Day baking, bust out these macarons from Food Fanatic. They’ll put the ooo-la-la back into her life.
7. Mini Cheese Danishes
Big brunches mean it’s time to load up on the sweets. These adorable mini Danishes from The Kitchn are the perfect poppable bites to load up the buffet with.
8. Grilled Cheese Eggs Benny
If your mom is a major foodie, you know you have to bring out the big guns on Mother’s Day to really impress her. I Am a Food Blog makes that mission easy with this over-the-top ridiculous eggs Benedict.
9. Ombre Rose Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
Make cookies just as beautiful as your mom. Bake Love Give’s ombre cookies are absolutely stunning, especially when paired with tea and an afternoon on the patio.
10. Chocolate Chip & Cherry Blondies
For those of you who might not be able to be with your mom on Mother’s Day, be there in spirit with a box full of these blondies from Averie Cooks. It’s the surprise that keeps on giving, at least as long as the blondies last.
11. Lemon Cream Scones
Really delicious scones are hard to come by, and are such a lovely touch for a Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch. Food Fanatic’s lemon cream scones encompass everything you love about spring. Just try not to eat them all before you get them to your mom.
12. Caramel-Pecan Sticky Buns
Sticky, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth perfection like these buns from The Kitchn are the ideal treat for any mother who’s got a major sweet tooth. She won’t be able to resist stopping after one or two… or five.
13. Crispy Bacon Waffles with Bourbon Butter & Blueberry Syrup
Surprising mom with breakfast in bed was a tradition in my family growing up. Before we went to family brunch, we’d sneak the really good recipes to my mom, and these insane bacon waffles from How Sweet It Is would have blown her mind.
14. Spring Thyme Lemonade
I'm hoping Mother’s Day will be a gorgeous spring day, so spend it on the porch with a couple huge glasses of thyme lemonade from The Little Epicurean. Splash a little vodka in there, and you’ve got the best way to spoil your mom for the afternoon.
15. Coconut Peanut Butter Magic Cake Bars
Show your mom how much you love her by not eating any of these magic cake bars from Averie Cooks before you give them to her. Hopefully she’ll be nice and share with you.
16. Lemon Ricotta Waffles with Poppy Seeds
Kick your plain ol’ waffles up a couple of notches with Joy the Baker’s lemon ricotta recipe. It’s basically everything you love about spring recipes in every bite.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there.
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