10 Recipes for an Elegant Mother's Day Brunch
Mom's been cooking for you all your life — now it's your turn to delight her with a well-curated Mother's Day brunch. For inspiration, we rounded up ten of our favorite recipes any mom will enjoy.
Has anyone ever loved you (or put up with you) more than your mom? If your mother is like most, she's spent years preparing countless meals for you and even convinced you to eat your vegetables from time to time. Mother's Day is a day to show your mom your appreciation for all that (it's on May 12 in 2019, so you still have time to prepare, never fear!). This year, you can return the favor and treat her to a special Mother's Day brunch at home. We've put together a few of our brunch favorites to help you make it a special day.
Eggs Benedict Cups
Eggs Benedict Cups by Bijoux and Bits
If your mom follows a keto or low-carb diet, your search is over. This recipe comes with all the usual suspects minus the English muffin: Eggs and Canadian bacon make up the egg cups, which are served with hollandaise sauce. If you want to mix it up, top it with a slice of fresh avocado or a slice of Swiss cheese instead of the hollandaise. But the real magic is in the muffin tins — saving you from having to poach eggs and having to clean up the mess the goes with it.
Orange-Pecan Overnight French Toast
Orange-Pecan Overnight French Toast by Husbands That Cook
This recipe requires a bit more work and a few more ingredients than your typical French toast recipe, but it's worth it. Orange zest, fresh juice, and a bit of Grand Marnier give the toast a citrusy zip while the pecan topping lends it a sweet crunch. While it's a fairly involved recipe, it is meant to be assembled the night beforehand, so your morning is free to entertain Mom (or sleep in).
Peach Bellinis by Eat. Drink. Love.
Who knew five ingredients could make such a great drink recipe for Mother's Day brunch? Whirr together frozen peaches, peach schnapps, a little sugar, and your favorite sparkling wine for a cheerful bellini.
Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake
Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake by Averie Cooks
One Yummly user said this blueberry Dutch baby begs to be served with champagne, making this a no-brainer brunch recipe for Mom. Dutch babies are made the same way as you'd make popovers or Yorkshire puddings with the addition of sugar, but this one takes the idea further by adding sugar and blueberries for a fruity brunch treat. If you like citrus flavors with your blueberries, another Yummly user says she serves it with lemon curd, and that sounds pretty delicious to us.
Puffed Pancake with Strawberries
Puffed Pancake with Strawberries by Epicurious
Strawberries, powdered sugar, butter, and eggs. Need we say more? Much like the blueberry Dutch baby, these light and airy pancakes sizzle in a skillet on the stovetop before being baked in the oven at 450 degrees until they puff up for a souffle-like breakfast treat. They're then topped with strawberries and powdered sugar.
Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Chives
Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Chives by Kitchen Confidante
For those of us with moms who lean toward savory breakfasts, you can't go wrong with this recipe. It's easy to make, with the added flavor boost of sauteed onions. After the onions are browned, you then add in the eggs to scramble and when they're almost done, you mix in the salmon. Garnish with chives and let mom dig in!
Apple Stuffed Belgian Waffles
Apple Stuffed Belgian Waffles by Epicurious
For moms on the other end of the sweet-savory spectrum, there is the apple-stuffed Belgian waffle. The recipe starts by lightly sauteeing the apples in butter while you whip the egg whites to fold into the batter. The batter is then poured into the waffle iron and topped with apples before it's all pressed together for a brunch every mom deserves.
Grand Mimosa by Liquor.com
Turn that mimosa into a "mom-osa" for Mother's Day brunch this year! This recipe is about as easy as they get -- pour the orange juice and Grand Marnier into a glass and top it with sparkling wine. Let mom sip while you put the finishing touches on the brunch dishes.
Classic Quiche Lorraine
Classic Quiche Lorraine by 12Tomatoes
Brunch just isn't brunch without a quiche. This recipe is a traditional quiche Lorraine recipe so you can expect all the richness of cream, Gruyère cheese, bacon, and eggs ensconced in a pie crust and baked. Serve it warm, cold, or however mom wants it.
Strawberry & Greens Salad with Honey Vinaigrette
Strawberry & Greens Salad with Honey Vinaigrette by Averie Cooks
This salad gives mom a respite between the eggs and the waffles. Strawberries and mixed greens are topped with pine nuts and a honey vinaigrette to make an excellent palate cleanser for Mother's Day brunch. Not only does it give mom a break from the rich foods, it also adds a splash of color to the table.
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