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I always look forward to Sunday brunches with my mom!
We get to wake up a bit later than usual, spending the slow day together without work in mind.
The best part about brunch is that we can enjoy our Mother’s Day breakfast over refreshing mimosas (no judgment!) and lots of gossips.
That’s why hosting an intimate brunch party is the perfect idea for Mother’s Day! If you and your mom love brunch as we do, throw that apron on and whip up classic brunch favorites.
Sure, you can go to your favorite brunch place with mom. But why do that when you can show more of your love and gratitude on her special day by making dishes from the heart?
Check out these awesome homemade Mother’s Day brunch ideas to do for the woman of the day!
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1. Gluten-Free Pancake with Berries
I can’t imagine brunch without stacks of fluffy pancakes dripping with sweet maple syrup.
Pancakes are one of the superior brunch foods and it’s why these gluten-free pancakes are one of the best brunch ideas for mother’s day!
2. Vegan Strawberry Corn Cakes
Corn cakes are one of the ultimate comfort foods to warm the soul.
This vegan-friendly cake is a unique twist to the classic soul food, the cornbread.
Make it sweeter with strawberries and a tart lemon glaze, and you’ve got a Mother’s Day dessert!
3. Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad
Even if it isn’t Mother’s Day, you and your family will love this filling salad for your next meatless Monday dinner!
This salad touches base with many flavors, delighting the tastebuds with sweet, tart, nutty, and savory flavors!
4. Mother’s Day Smoothie
Give your mom some love by serving her a thirst-quenching smoothie filled with healthy ingredients.
She’ll surely perk up with this perfect morning smoothie, as it’s filled with antioxidants from the fruits and protein from Greek yogurt!
5. Strawberry Cream Mimosa
I refuse to have brunch without mimosas, it’s not brunch without some of that bubbly champagne and juice!
Pair a sumptuous meal with a strawberry cream mimosa that sets the mood and puts mom in celebration mode!
Instead of the classic orange juice, make it with tart strawberries to elevate the look and flavor!
6. Easy Creamy Macaroni Salad Recipe
Your mom probably had her own variation of the classic macaroni salad when growing up.
In some countries, it’s a traditional holiday dish!
Dedicate this creamy macaroni salad to the mom who’s painstakingly served delicious food (like this recipe) for the family.
7. Asian Spicy Noodle Soup
Bring up the heat this Mother’s Day with this vegan-friendly Asian spicy noodle soup!
It’s perfect for moms who can handle the spice, though don’t worry, you can adjust it to your liking.
If you’re on a time crunch, you’ll love this Asian noodle recipe because it only takes 15 minutes to whip up!
8. Cherry Filled Crepes
Crepes are one of the ultimate Mother’s Day brunch dessert ideas… Though if you ask me, I would also have them as a main course.
Satisfy your mom’s sweet tooth with this rich, indulgent cherry-filled crepe.
Don’t forget to top it off with a lot of whipped cream!
9. Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta
This brunch appetizer is one for the books. I would have never thought of strawberry and ricotta cheese working so perfectly together until now.
Make your brunch all the more fancier with this vegan dish!
10. Easy Vegan Quiche
Just because you or your mom follow a vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean you’re limited to brunch options!
This quiche allows you to enjoy a staple brunch dish thanks to using tofu instead of egg.
11. Heart Shape Pizza Recipe
Tell your mom how much you love them in the best way possible: Homemade pizza!
The heart-shaped pizza will surely leave your mom giddy and her stomach filled with happiness.
You can even have your kids helping out to show grandma their appreciation.
12. Light Turkey Burger
If your mom’s a health buff, you can both enjoy burgers without guilt with this recipe!
Lean turkey burgers aren’t just light brunch recipes for Thanksgiving.
I love them for any occasion and you can fill them with veggies and light sauce to make your brunch lighter.
It’s also loaded with protein to energize everyone for the day of Mother’s Day festivities ahead.
13. Healthy Eggs with Hash
If you’re running out of easy and healthy Mother’s day brunch recipes, try this simple yet delicious healthy breakfast hash!
It’s filled with nutritious ingredients that make this dish both filling and delicious.
Plus, it’s paleo-friendly and sugar-free!
14. Healthy Egg Muffins With Hash Browns
Here’s another healthy protein-packed brunch idea!
These egg muffins are fluffy yet loaded with bacon, veggies, and a thick hashbrown crust.
Don’t forget to add a ton of cheese, so you’ll be savoring every bite.
15. Healthy French Toast Recipe
We all know French toast is filled with sugar and calories, but not this one!
This is a healthier version of mom’s favorite brunch dish, using only one tablespoon of coconut sugar to sweeten things up.
If you still want a sweeter French toast, top it with banana and strawberry slices for natural sugar!
16. Croque Madam
Remember the sandwiches your mom used to make? Impress her with your cooking skills and make a fancy version of your lunch back in school.
Here’s another popular and insanely mouthwatering brunch dish, which is stuffed with ham, mustard, egg, and a creamy Bechamel sauce.
17. Fresh Bellini
Other than the infamous mimosa, bellinis are another fizzy cocktail many people enjoy during brunch.
If you’re up for something sweet and bubbly but want a change from the usual mimosa, then these peach bellinis are the way to go.
18. Mixed Berry Flaugnarde
Don’t be intimidated by the fancy, hard-to-pronounce name!
This can take your brunch party to the next level, with each bite melting in your mouth from creamy, berry goodness.
This is a fantastic dessert that everyone will fawn over, especially your mom!
19. Smoked Salmon Bagel
Transport yourself to New York with the classic bagel, a popular brunch option in the city that never sleeps.
Also known as lox, this bagel recipe will taste amazing with a cup of coffee.
20. Espresso Rubbed Brunch Sliders
What’s missing from my brunch list?
If mom isn’t a huge fan of caffeine, change her mind with this espresso-rubbed brunch slider!
This is such an interesting recipe not just because it uses an espresso spice rub, but because of the vanilla bacon!
Let the bitter, sweet, and savory flavors pleasantly surprise your tastebuds!