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30 Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas (+ Easy Recipes)

These Mother’s Day brunch ideas are a great way to treat Mom this year!

Whether it’s just the two of you or the whole gang, these brunch recipes are sure to impress.

Scotch Pancakes with Berries
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The only problem? Mom’s the one who always makes the best food!

Luckily, I have you covered.

This list of the 30 best Mother’s Day brunch ideas is sure to wow mom, but it won’t require you to put in too much work either.

And don’t worry, everything will look so lovely and taste so good that mom will never know you Googled “Easy Brunch Recipes” to create this spread. 

1. Mixed Berry Flaugnarde

With a name like flaugnarde, you may be thinking about giving this one a hard pass, but don’t let the fancy name fool you.

This mixed berry flaugnarde is incredibly easy to make.

It takes only an hour to cook, and 45 minutes of that is the baking time. If you and your mom are fans of berries, you don’t want to skip this recipe.

It’s sweet, melt-in-your-mouth good, and full of all your favorite berries.

Blueberry French Toast Casserole

2. Blueberry French Toast Casserole

This is another good option for berry lovers.

It doesn’t take much longer to prepare than the flaugnarde, but it requires many more ingredients and is a lot more decadent.

Your mom will love it.

It’s the perfect breakfast casserole because it’s almost like a cross between French toast and a blueberry cheesecake.

It’s incredibly sweet, but it’s still tremendously good.

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3. Mini Fruit Galettes

If you’re looking for a sweet treat that tastes great but is quick, fun, and easy to make for your Mother’s Day brunch, these mini-galettes are ideal.

Aside from the fruit, they only require five ingredients, and you won’t have to worry about any complicated shaping or dough-folding.

You can also fill them with whatever type of fruit you like.

French Toast with Strawberries and Chocolate Syrup

4. Baileys French Toast

This fantastic dish combines a popular brunch staple, French toast, fluffy whipped topping, and the always yummy Baileys Original Irish Cream. Yes, that Baileys.

It’s a phenomenal dish for any brunch, but if you’re brunching with your mother, it’s even more special because who doesn’t love getting just a teensy bit boozy with mom?

Top it with your favorite fruits, chocolate sauce, or whatever else you like.

Or try something a little more unique, like this French toast bagel. The Baileys will work well with cinnamon-raisin!

5. Raspberry Swirl Sweet Rolls

There’s just something about berries and brunch that go together.

This yummy dish has a warm raspberry filling, sweet, rich sweet roll dough, and a glaze made from confectioners’ sugar and heavy cream.

It’s like a classic warm cinnamon roll with a raspberry twist.

6. Chilaquiles

If you’re looking for something a little more savory and a lot more ethnic, these Chilaquiles rojos are it. 

Start with a base of homemade (or store-bought) crispy tortilla chips, and smother them with radishes, fried eggs, feta cheese, green onions, guacamole, red sauce, and more.

It’ll turn your brunch into a real fiesta.

Blueberry Muffins

7. Blueberry Muffins

I’m a firm believer in sticking with what works, and Starbucks’ blueberry muffins definitely work.

That’s why I always pull out this copycat recipe when I’m looking for easy brunch ideas.

They’re buttery and moist, and the blueberries give them that special fruity tang that only blueberries can provide.

Best of all, you can make extra and freeze them for those inevitable rushed mornings.

8. Breakfast Egg Muffins

You might think something called an “egg muffin” wouldn’t have a lot going on, and when it comes to making them, you’re right.

They’re super simple and only require eggs, cheese, herbs, and spices. 

But these breakfast muffins are also packed with spinach, tomatoes, peppers, avocado, parsley, and more.

You can even top them with more good stuff, such as salsa or hot sauce.

Stacks of Pancakes with Blueberry

9. Blueberry Pancakes

These pancakes are sweet, buttery, and Trisha Yearwood-approved!

They’re light, fluffy, and packed full of antioxidant-rich blueberries for a delicious, healthy breakfast. 

Best of all, they take less than 15 minutes to cook.

10. Bagels and Lox

Nothing makes a brunch better than a bagel bar. Bagels are quick and easy, and you can lay them out with all your mom’s favorite cream cheese spreads and toppings. 

If you want to make the bar extra special, add some smoked salmon and lox to the table.

11. Vanilla Corn Cake with Roasted Strawberries

If you’ve never had vanilla corn cake, you’re in for a treat.

If you have any southern roots, you’ll really love it because it has this sweet, crumbly texture that’ll put you in mind of both cake and sweet cornbread.

It’s quite tasty on its own, but if you add some whipped cream and a few roasted strawberries, it quickly becomes unforgettable. 

12. Fancy Fruit Salad

It’s hard to go wrong with fruit salad, and this fruit salad, which combines the sweetness of honey and vanilla with the zest of lemon juice, lemon zest, and orange juice, is even better than most. 

You can use whatever fruits you like most, but I’ve found that the more tropical fruits pair better with the dressing.

Cinnamon Rolls With Cream Cheese Icing

13. Cinnamon Rolls

Fresh cinnamon rolls are another excellent brunch treat, but most people don’t have the time to make them any other way than out of a can. This recipe is a game-changer.

By using Bisquick, you can make homemade cinnamon rolls in about 45 minutes.

The outsides crisp up nicely, and the centers are warm and gooey, just like a cinnamon roll should be.

The glaze takes only two simple ingredients – milk and powdered sugar – and tastes so good you’ll be tempted to eat it straight from the bowl.

14. Crepes

The idea of making homemade crepes sometimes scares people off, but this recipe makes crepe-making reasonably simple, although the crepes still take a little over an hour to cook. 

Despite the lengthy prep time, these are worth it, especially for Mother’s Day. 

You should have most of the ingredients in your kitchen already, and you can go as simple or as extravagant as you want on the fillings.

You can use cheese, basil, and tomatoes or eggs, ham, and hollandaise sauce for savory crepes. 

If you want to go the sweet route, the options are limitless: chocolate, strawberry, or caramel sauce, fruits, peanut butter, Nutella, pastry cream, salted caramel, and more.

You can even lay out a crepe bar!

Bisquick Waffles with Chicken and Blueberry

15. Waffles

Bisquick is also the secret to making thick, fluffy waffles in 10 minutes or less.

All you’ll need is a waffle iron, some vegetable oil, two cups of milk, an egg, and the Bisquick mix, and you’re good to go!

16. Cheddar Bacon Corn Muffins

There’s just something unbeatable about combining the sweetness of corn muffins with the saltiness of bacon and cheddar.

That’s why these muffins are my go-to brunch muffins nine times out of ten.

Throw some green onions in there for an extra kick, and there won’t be a single muffin left on the table.

Scones with Pecan and Cranberry

17. Scones

This recipe will teach you to make the perfect scones. It also has numerous suggestions for scone variations, including nutty, zesty, spicy, fruity, and sweet.

No matter your palette, these scones can be adapted to please it. 

18. Croque Madame

Absolutely delicious and done in 30 minutes, “Croque madame” is the French name of a really good baked sandwich. 

You’ll assemble the Gruyère cheese, ham, Dijon mustard, and Mornay sauce between the slices of brioche bread.

Plop a seasoned fried egg on the top, and bake the whole thing. 

The hardest thing about this recipe is figuring out how to pronounce it. 

Strawberry Banana Granola Parfaits

19. Parfaits

Parfaits are quick and easy to make, and they look as good as they taste.

This recipe calls for bananas and strawberries, but you can adjust it to feature your mom’s favorite fruits.

Throw them together with some Greek yogurt, almonds, honey, oats, and a few other things.

You’ll have a couple of almost-too-lovely-to-eat treats in less than half an hour. 

20. Dutch Baby

A giant pancake topped with berries, whipped topping, and powdered sugar? Yes, please!

That’s essentially what a Dutch baby is, and it makes traditional pancakes pale in comparison. 

You can play with the toppings if you like, substituting cheese and chives, other fruits, peanut butter or jam, eggs, breakfast meats, or lemon curd for the berries and whipped cream.

Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

21. Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes

Potatoes are a great addition to breakfast or brunch, and these potatoes have a lot going on!

Fry them up with peppers, onions, garlic, parmesan cheese, and all your favorite herbs and spices.

They’re a hearty, long-lasting way to start the day.

Sweet Potato Frittata Casserole

22. Frittata

If you’re looking for something filling, savory, and with a rich, herby taste, this sweet potato frittata is another good option.

When you first glance at the ingredients list, it seems like a lot.

However, the whole thing takes less than an hour to fix.

It shares many of its ingredients with the parmesan potatoes – red onions, bell peppers, garlic, parsley, basil, and cheese. 

As a result, either one works great as a “main” brunch dish to anchor the meal.

Ohana Bread Pudding

23. ‘Ohana Bread Pudding

Oh wow. Just looking at this devilishly decadent bread pudding is almost enough to put me into a sugar coma.

Even so, I highly recommend it as a must-have Mother’s Day brunch sweet.

The bread pudding is the perfect consistency with its crispy outside and moist, soft center.

Once you cover it in caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream, and sliced bananas, there’s no going back. 

It’s a very rich dessert, but it’s also insanely delicious.

24. Truffles

I’ll be honest; homemade truffles take quite a bit of time to make, but if anyone’s worth your time and trouble, it’s your mom on Mother’s Day.

The ingredients list is pretty simple, though.

All you need are a few high-quality chocolate bars, some heavy cream, and either unsalted butter or vanilla extract. That’ll take care of the truffles themselves.

As for the toppings, you’re limited only by your imagination. I recommend crushed nuts, sprinkles, coconut, cocoa powder, or tempered chocolate. 

Starbucks Lemon Loaf with Vanilla Icing

25. Lemon Loaf

If you like your sweets tangy with some zest to them, you’ll love this copycat recipe for Starbucks’ lemon loaf. 

Thanks to the cake and pudding mixes, it’s super moist and light. It also freezes for up to 6 months. 

26. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

The fantastic thing about chocolate-covered strawberries is that despite how quick and uncomplicated they are to make, everyone loves them and considers them a first-rate delicacy.

Simply melt some high-quality chocolate – I recommend Ghirardelli baking chips – and dip the strawberries into them. 

Then you can put them in the fridge to chill, or you can add additional toppings, such as coconut or crushed nuts.

27. Spinach Strawberry Salad

If you’re looking for a somewhat healthier option for your Mother’s Day brunch date with Mom, this salad is an excellent option.

It tastes great; it’s relatively good for you, and it’s beautiful.

The green spinach, red strawberries, purple onions, brown pecans, and white feta cheese combine to make a lovely tableau that’s almost too gorgeous and colorful to eat. 

Then again, it’s too yummy not to eat, so you might be in a bit of pickle with this one.

28. Latte

When setting out the perfect brunch spread, you can’t forget the drinks. All you’ll need to make this tasty latte is a whisk and some coffee and milk.

Throw a little cinnamon on top if you want an extra dash of sweetness.

29. Bellini

There’s no better way to top off your brunch than with the delightful tang of a peach bellini. It’s crisp, cool, and not too sweet.

All you’ll need are peaches and a bottle of Prosecco. 

They take about 15 minutes to mix, but they’re best if served chilled, so allow about half an hour for chilling before serving. 

Mint Grapefruit Mimosa

30. Mimosa

Mimosas are another great way to end the day, and this recipe for mint grapefruit mimosas is the best mimosa recipe I’ve ever found.

It’s sweet, but the grapefruit adds a little bite to it that’s perfect as an after-brunch palette cleanser or as a complement to those chocolate-covered strawberries mentioned up above.

If you or your mom aren’t drinkers, you can make them with club soda or sparkling grape juice instead. 

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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