Mother's Day is an excellent opportunity to express your
gratitude to the mothers and mother figures in your life. If you're planning a
brunch, use this list of recipes to create a Mother's Day brunch menu.
What Is a Mother's Day Brunch?
Mother's Day brunch is a Mother's Day gathering to honor the
mothers and mother figures in one's life. The host prepares a variety of dishes
(usually pastries, savory egg dishes, and fruit) for a gathering of loved ones.
3 Tips for Creating a Mother's Day Brunch Menu
Coordination and planning are required for a successful
brunch. To plan your own Mother's Day brunch, consider the following
1. Consider the environment. Consider the setting and people
involved before selecting the menu, just as you would for any other gathering. You
won't need as many dishes or large serving platters if you plan to serve
breakfast in bed for your mother. If you want to feed a large group, choose
dishes that can be easily made in large quantities, such as a breakfast
2. Combine sweet and savory foods. The key to a
well-balanced brunch menu is to avoid over-emphasizing sweet or savory dishes.
If you serve sweet pastries, make sure to include savory options as well (like
scrambled eggs or salad).
3. Make mom's favorites. Choose dishes that you know
your mother will enjoy. On her special day, she will feel appreciated. For
instance, if she enjoys French toast, you could prepare a French toast
casserole for the family.
Mother's Day Brunch Menu
Hosting a Mother's Day brunch is one of the best Mother's
Day gifts you can give. Use the following brunch and breakfast recipes as
inspiration for your next gathering:
Apple cider muffins: Make apple cider muffins for a decadent
pastry option for your Mother's Day breakfast spread. Apple cider muffins are
tender, moist individual cakes made with apple cider and baked in a muffin pan.
Cinnamon-sugar streusel and apple cider glaze are two popular toppings for
apple cider muffins.
Avocado toast: Avocado toast is a quick and easy brunch
dish. Avocado toast is exactly what it sounds like: creamy avocado on toast.
The best avocado toast requires a perfect avocado, which should be ripe enough
to spread easily. The avocado really shines when paired with good toast, a
drizzle of good olive oil, and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
Bagels: Bagels are dense, ring-shaped breads made from
yeasted, enriched dough that is boiled briefly before baking to achieve a chewy
texture and a shiny crust. Serve homemade bagels with a variety of toppings at
your brunch (cream cheese, smoked salmon, veggies, butter, etc.).
Beet salad: For a well-rounded menu, include a simple salad
recipe. A salad with beets and goat cheese is a popular and tasty combination.
Candied pecans, shaved red onion, sunflower seeds, and feta cheese are popular
beet salad add-ins.
Blueberry scones: If you're looking for a simple, buttery
pastry for your Mother's Day brunch, look no further than blueberry sconesâ€”a
biscuit-like quick bread studded with juicy blueberries and made with wheat or
oatmeal flour and baking powder for leavening. Blueberry scones can be served
with lemon glaze, clotted cream, or a simple dusting of powdered sugar.
Brioche buns: Brioche buns make a delicious addition to any
Mother's Day brunch. They're no-knead bread rolls made from brioche, a buttery
French yeast bread dough. The butter adds moisture, and the egg yolks give the
interior a golden color. For the finishing touch, sprinkle with strawberries
and powdered sugar.
Toasted bread pudding: Bread pudding is a sweet dish made
from stale bread that has been soaked in a mixture of milk, eggs, sugar, and
various mix-ins such as raisins or chocolate chips before being baked until
tender and crisp around the edges. To round out brunch, serve bread pudding as
a Mother's Day dessert.
Buttermilk biscuits: Buttermilk biscuits are one of the
loveliest ways to start the day, whether you make them from a tin or from
scratch, and they make a special treat on Mother's Day. Buttermilk biscuits can
be served with eggs and bacon (for biscuit sandwiches) or with butter and jam.
Charcuterie board: For a quick and easy snack that guests
can enjoy, try a charcuterie board. A charcuterie board is a platter of cured
meats (such as prosciutto and sopressata), cheeses, fruits, vegetables, nuts,
spreads, dips, and crackers.
Cinnamon rolls: Cinnamon rolls are a must-order menu item if
the mother figure in your life enjoys pastries. A cinnamon roll is a sweet
rolled pastry filled with gooey cinnamon-sugar filling and topped with
Citrus caviar vinaigrette: Serving homemade vinaigrette with
vegetables or salad is an excellent way to elevate the side dishes at your
brunch. Chef Gordon Ramsay's citrus caviar vinaigrette can be made three to
four days ahead of time.
Croissant: Make homemade croissants for your Mother's Day
brunch if you want to make it a labor of love. They're a great addition to any
brunch menu because they can be savory (served with butter or chicken salad) or
sweet (served with fruit) (served with jam or honey). Just keep in mind that
baking French croissants is a multi-day process, but Chef Dominique Ansel can
walk you through it.
Croque monsieur: Serve croque monsieur, a classic
French sandwich made with gruyÃ¨re cheese, ham, and buttered bread, for a French
twist on brunch. Simply top a croque monsieur with a poached or fried egg to
transform it into another French favorite, a croque madame.
Eggs benedict: Eggs Benedict is a classic brunch dish made
of a pillowy base stacked high with poached eggs and smothered in hollandaise
sauce (an emulsion of egg yolks, melted butter, lemon juice, salt, pepper and
French toast: French toast is a simple way to please a crowd
on Mother's Day. It's also a great way to use up any leftover bread. With fresh
fruit salad and orange juice, serve your French toast.
Frittata: Frittata is an Italian egg dish that resembles an
omelet. It contains eggs and dairy, as well as a variety of other ingredients
such as meat, cheese, and vegetables. Consider frittata to be a crustless,
low-carb quiche. Because a frittata is a savory dish, garnish it with chives
and serve it with a side salad.
Granola: Granola comes in a variety of mix-ins (common ones
include dried fruit, chocolate, and nuts), making it an easily customizable
brunch side dish. Granola can be added to yogurt or pancakes to add crunch. You
could even set up a granola bar and invite guests to make their own concoction.
Lemon ricotta pancakes: Lemon ricotta pancakes will take
your Mother's Day brunch to the next level. Lemon ricotta pancakes can be made
with fresh blueberries or chocolate chips mixed into the batter.
Mimosas: If you intend to serve alcoholic beverages, mimosas
are a must. A mimosa is a refreshing, fizzy cocktail made of equal parts
Champagne (or other sparkling wine) and orange juice and served in a champagne
flute with an orange twist. If you don't want to deal with juices, serve rosÃ©
or Champagne instead.
Poppy seed muffins: Poppy seed muffins are a favorite
breakfast treat. These single-serving quick breads are typically sweeter and
denser than cupcakes, with a variety of mix-ins ranging from sliced nuts to
coconut flakes. Lemon extract (or lemon zest) is a popular flavoring for poppy
seed muffins because it balances out the nuttiness of the poppy seeds.
Quiche: Unlike its frittata cousin, a quiche adds flair to
the table in the form of a flaky, golden shortcrust. A quiche is made with
eggs, an indulgent amount of dairy, and any number of filling combinations,
ranging from ham and cheddar cheese to garlicky mushrooms and sauteed spinach
(just pick the one that the mom in your life prefers), all nestled in a basic
Sourdough waffles: Make sourdough waffles to elevate your
traditional waffles, which have a tangy flavor, crispy exterior, and puffy
texture that sets them apart. Sourdough waffles can be served sweetly with
maple syrup, butter, fruits, and whipped cream, or savory with fried chicken.
Sweet dutch baby: A large popover baked in a cast-iron
skillet is known as a Dutch baby. This puffy popover is also known as a German
pancake, Dutch baby pancake, or oven pancake. Because it is baked in the oven,
it may be easier to make than crÃªpes. Serve with fresh raspberries or maple
syrup on top of your Dutch baby.