Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and our moms are often the most important people in our lives, so it only makes sense to combine these two things and celebrate Mother's Day with a brunch. The perfect Mother's Day brunch recipes are hard to come by, but the 21 below have pretty much everything a breakfast goer could want. From sweet to savory, protein-fueled to sugar-coated, Mom deserves it all.
There are a couple of routes to go when it comes to Mother's Day brunch. There's the classic breakfast in bed option, the easy head-to-a-restaurant option, and finally, my favorite, the host-a-brunch-I-didn't-think-through option. Before you get overwhelmed at the idea of a Mother's Day brunch in your apartment (or house, go you!), it's much easier than you think as long as you do some basic planning. First, make sure there are no dietary restrictions before you design the menu. Second, make sure you have plenty of brunch cocktails on hand. Because, while we love to be around our moms, the day is bound to have a few bumps that can easily be solved with a Bloody Mary or a mimosa in hand. Check out the recipes below for a perfect Mother's Day brunch, and don't forget the flowers!
1. Spring Vegetable Shakshuka
The amazing flavors in this recipe from A Better Happier St. Sebastian make for an amazing Mother's Day brunch.
2. Brussels Sprouts and Purple Potato Hash
You have all of the breakfast essentials in this hash from A Beautiful Mess. Just add a glass of OJ.
3. Rosemary Sausage Skewers and Potato Chorizo Salad
This delicious dish from Apron and Sneakers is more sophisticated than your average Mom brunch, but come on, she's worth it.
4. Bagel Sandwich
A Cozy Kitchen proves that bagel sandwiches are all you really need in life with this killer dish.
5. Skillet Biscuits with Bacon and Gravy
Put that skillet to good use with Climbing Grier Mountain's recipe for biscuits and gravy.
6. Lemon Quinoa and Egg Bowls
This super healthy dish from A Farm Girl's Dabbles will start Mother's Day off right.
7. Blueberry Baked French Toast
I've never heard four words as wonderful as "blueberry baked French toast." Head over to A Pretty Life In The Suburbs for the amazing recipe.
8. Cinnamon Toast Tiramisu
Impress Mom with this incredible breakfast (but actually a dessert, shhh) from A Beautiful Mess.
9. Blintz Pancakes and Blackberry Sauce
Not only is this meal from A Spicy Perspective delicious, it's beautiful too.
10. Peach, Whipped Feta, and Avocado Toast
The colors of this toast are irresistible. Treat Mom to this healthy breakfast from Back To Her Roots.
11. Breakfast Quesadillas
Quesadillas are a breakfast food now thanks to Big Girls Small Kitchen.
12. Grilled Asparagus and Red Pepper Toast
Toast never looked so classy. Head over to A Farm Girl's Dabbles for the recipe.
13. Lox and Fixings Spread
Make your own bagel spread with this amazing recipe from Cooking for Keeps.
14. Easy Ricotta Cake with Fresh Berries
This sweet cake from Climbing Grier Mountain is pretty simple to make, and perfect for a brunch at your in-law's place.
15. Orange Ricotta Stuffed French Toast
Say it with me, French toast forever! Crepes of Wrath has the recipe for this stunning stuffed French toast.
16. Breakfast Hash Brown Cups
Nothing will make your mom prouder than cups made out of potatoes, trust me. Click through to Damn Delicious for the deets.
17. Sausage and Spinach Casserole with Poached Eggs
You can't call yourself a brunch fanatic until you can poach your own eggs. Show off your skills to Mom with this Domestic Fits recipe.
18. Blood Orange Parfait with Meyer Lemon Syrup
A parfait is simple and delicious. This one from Food and Style is stunning too.
19. "Chicken" and Waffles
For the vegan or vegetarian moms out there, try this "chicken" and waffles dish from Fo Reals Life.
20. Roasted Vegetable Toad in the Hole
If you need another reason to use that pan your mom got you, try this recipe from Five and Spice.
21. Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread Pankcakes
Finally you can prove to Mom that you've been eating your vegetables with these zucchini pancakes from Food Doodles.
Images: A Better Happier St. Sebastian, A Beautiful Mess (2), Apron and Sneakers, A Cozy Kitchen, Climbing Grier Mountain (2), A Farm Girl's Dabbles (2), A Pretty Life In The Suburbs, A Spicy Perspective, Back To Her Roots, Big Girls Small Kitchen, Cooking for Keeps, Damn Delicious, Domestic Fits, Food and Style, Fo Reals Life, Five and Spice, Food Doodles