Celebrating your mother on her special day shouldn’t include crossing your fingers hoping you can get a table at a restaurant or standing in a long buffet line. Why not serve a healthy, flavorful brunch with classic recipes that mom will love in the comfort of your home? She’s worked hard all her life for you, now you treat her with an award-worthy, delicious meal! There is nothing that says “I love you” like a home-cooked meal.
Each one of the following recipes is tested and approved by fellow food bloggers (and I included a recipe of my own). The recipes are meant to be healthier than the usual carb-heavy buffet holiday meal. Scroll down to pick your favorite recipes!
If you’re someone who needs to feed a lot of people, then you will love making my Blackberry Belgian Waffles as a crowd-pleasing breakfast option. They’re easy to prepare! The deep pockets of warm waffle are just the vessels you need to hold melted butter, warm maple syrup, and a few extra blackberries. Grab the recipe.
Not of fan of waffles or don’t own a waffle maker? I’ve got you covered! Opt instead for yummy Brioche French Toast with Whipped Lemon Mascarpone from Windy City Dinner Fairy. Cinnamon and vanilla make this french toast mixture unique and scrumptious. Note: You’ll need a stand mixer or hand mixer for the mascarpone. Get the recipe.
Enjoying a variety of textures and flavors makes for a well-rounded brunch so I never forget to include a green salad. Buy This Cook That’s Grilled Citrus Spring Salad is a mixture of asparagus, garden radishes, and sweet green peas tossed in homemade vinaigrette and topped with glazed pecans for garnish. Grab the recipe.
For me, it’s not a classic breakfast without an egg dish on the menu. I love the idea of a make-ahead frittata that can be warmed up in the oven just as I’m setting the table. This Sun-Dried Tomato and Sweet Potato Frittata by Whole New Mom can be prepared in under 30 minutes and serves four people so double the recipe if necessary. Making a frittata is as easy as whisking together ingredients with eggs and baking until finished! Grab the recipe.
Incorporating finger foods like appetizers is great for pairing up with other breakfast foods! Maria Moore Nutrition’s Cheddar Chive Cauliflower Bites are a cinch to make using a muffin pan. If you have any leftovers (I doubt you will!) you can store them in the refrigerator for up to three days. Heck, why not send leftovers home with mom? Grab the recipe.
Your mom deserves an honorary toast on Mother’s Day so raise a glass of Strawberry Lemon Rose Sangría by The Toasty Kitchen! A batch recipe can be made several hours in advance (that’s if you can resist drinking it!). Who doesn’t love a glass of gorgeous bubbly? Get the recipe.
Let’s end Mother’s Day on a delicious high note with dessert, but one that continues with the healthy theme we’ve established for brunch. I appreciate ending a full meal with a light dessert like this Honey Lemon Fruit Salad Recipe from The Seasoned Mom. Simple syrup glazes over fresh berries in this recipe bursting with citrus flavor. Get the recipe.
I’m so happy to help you pull recipes together for Mother’s Day with help of my food blogging friends. I know you want to not only spoil your mom but also impress her a bit, and these recipes lined up on the table will do just that for brunch! Enjoy the moment with your mom — she’s the best!