Skip the Crowded Restaurants. Here Are 27 Recipes That Are Perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch.

Editor’s Note: These recipes were originally posted for Easter brunch, but we think that they’re also perfect for Mother’s Day brunch! Enjoy, and make sure you tell us about your favorite brunch recipes in the comments section below.
Brunch has always been my favorite meal. Maybe it’s because when you have the time to sit down to brunch, it seems like a special occasion. Maybe it’s because brunch isn’t a meal we get to enjoy every day. But whatever the reason, “brunch” means it’s time to pull out all the stops. If you’re looking for something delicious and impressive, whether for a special occasion brunch or any Sunday brunch, forget your “usual” brunch ideas and try some of these 27 delicious and memorable recipes!

  1. Cranberry Scones

    Does anything say “classy spring brunch” like a good scone? This creamy buttermilk recipe beautifully compliments the tart cranberries, resulting in the perfect scone.

  2. Asparagus, Egg and Prosciutto Tart

    A tart doesn’t have to be a fruit cake. In this case, a tart is defined as a savory mix of roasted asparagus, cheesy eggs and spicy prosciutto. We like that definition.

  3. Fruit and Granola Parfaits

    For the health-conscious among us, opt for these light (but still delicious) granola and fruit parfaits.

  4. Orange and Ricotta Pancakes

    Unbelievable, we know. With a zing of orange and the indulgent creaminess of ricotta cheese, your brunch guests won’t know what to do with themselves.

  5. Chocolate Zucchini Bread

    If you’ve never tried zucchini bread before, now is the time. Perfect for a mid-morning (or anytime) snack, this healthy but sweet bread is the best of both worlds.

  6. Berry Breakfast Pizza

    You’ve heard of pizza, you may have even heard of dessert pizza – but have you heard of breakfast pizza? Top a toasted pita with a yogurt “sauce” and any medley of berries you’d like. A perfect DIY brunch bar for your guests!

  7. Epic Cinnamon Rolls

    You CANNOT go wrong with cinnamon rolls. I defy any person who says they don’t like these little guys – especially with this extra gooey, extra cinnamon-y recipe.

  8. Apricot and Raisin Hot Cross Buns

    Celebrate Easter with a traditional hot cross buns recipes, but upgraded with swirls of apricot! (Downside: you will have the “Hot Cross Buns” nursery rhyme stuck in your head, potentially all day).

  9. Chocolate Waffles in Mocha Sauce

    Chocolate lovers rejoice, for here is your ultimate breakfast! These chocolate waffles, drizzled with a homemade mocha sauce, are the stuff of chocolate-lovers dreams.

  10. Slow Cooker Pecan French Toast

    French toast just got a little sweeter with a coating of sticky pecans! The best part about this recipe? It can be made in your slow cooker, so you can go about your hectic holiday without having to worry about cooking!

  11. Banana Pancakes with Raspberry and Chocolate Bits

    There’s a lot going on here. Banana pancakes (a healthier take on your regular pancakes) meets the undeniable combo of raspberries and chocolate.

  12. Egg Benedict Bake

    Another traditional Easter recipe, eggs Benedict is a real holiday treat! And this casserole recipe makes it possible to feed a whole crowd at once.

  13. Salmon and Goat Cheese Crepes

    Pinkies up, please. This is the fanciest Easter brunch dish you could muster up. Your guests are about to be so impressed with you.

  14. Uber-Blueberry Muffins

    Note the “uber”. That means that this blueberry muffin recipe is out of this world.

  15. Sunshine Toast

    Bring a little sunshine to brunch with these adorable sun-shaped eggs, courtesy of a handy sunshine cookie cutter.

  16. Ham and Gravy on Biscuits

    Who says ham is just for Easter dinner? Bring it to brunch with some Red Eye gravy all on a warm, buttered biscuit.

  17. Bacon and Cheese Deviled Eggs

    Brunch is also about finger food. These deviled eggs are packed with bacon and cheese to really take your snacks to the next level.

  18. Blueberry Bread Pudding

    Complete with a sweet blueberry sauce, this bread pudding is more of a dessert than anything! This one is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

  19. Ham, Asparagus and Cheese Strata 

    Strata is a traditional egg casserole that can be adjusted with many different fixings. For an extra Easter flair, opt for ham and asparagus.

  20. Scrambled Eggs and Sweet Potato

    How could we forget the wonder-food, the sweet potato? Saute potato chunks with some well-seasoned eggs and serve to some very lucky brunch-goers.

  21. Lemon Raspberry Coffee Cake

    Coffee cake gets a spring twist with some tart lemon and raspberry flavors! Plus, the raspberries on top just look absolutely lovely for an Easter spread.

  22. Bacon, Egg and Hash Brown Nests

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    Brunch on-the-go, anyone? These hash brown nests are home to fried bacon and eggs, resulting in the ideal brunch item. Small, yet powerful.

  23. Brunch Ring

    Instead of worrying about all your separate brunch items, why not make all your brunch favorites in one? Biscuits, bacon, avocado and more, this ring is brunch in itself.

  24. Monkey Bread

    What would a brunch be without some gooey monkey bread? This slow cooker recipe makes the cooking simple and the result unbelievably yummy.

  25. Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake

    Cranberry and orange are the perfect flavor combination. Then combining them in a moist cake dripping with sweet icing?…Did we mention perfect?

  26. Cheesy Egg and Potato Bake

    Looking for something more hearty? This filling cheesy potato and egg bake has all your favorite parts of brunch baked into one casserole dish.

  27. Veggie Egg Cups

    If you love the idea of an egg nest but want to make it a bit more healthy, try these veggie egg cups. All the deliciousness of your on-the-go egg “muffins”, but with your favorite vegetables baked in!

 

Do you have any bright brunch ideas? Share them in the comments section below!