Here are some easy Mother’s Day brunch recipes to make breakfast extra special for Mom! Pancakes, eggs, potatoes, breakfast muffins and more!
You discreetly open one eye and scan the room. Maybe if you don’t move they will think you are still sleeping. Crash! The door flies open, the scrambled eggs go airborne and you know they have found you out! There they stand in the doorway – your family, grinning from ear to ear. It’s another Mother’s Day and once again they are treating you like a goddess- bringing you a tray full of burnt offerings (known in our culture as breakfast in bed).
There’s blackened toast, large brown lumps you think may be scrambled eggs, coffee “paste”, and oh, are these strips of bacon, beef jerky or dog treats? Then of course you look at their smiling faces full of love and you are reminded how blessed you are. Gratefully, you pick up your fork and start eating. Has anything ever tasted more like manna from heaven?
If you’d rather be able to identify your Mother’s Day breakfast this year, then discreetly slip these Mother’s Day brunch recipes to your husband or children so that he can make sure that this heartwarming moment is also a tasty memory for you!
Easy Breakfast Tips For Mother’s Day Brunch And More!
- You can do so many things with breadstick dough. One of those things is to take a sausage and wrap it with breadstick dough and bake at 350° until brown (about 15 minutes). You can also take these on a camping trip. Stick the sausage on a stick, wrap with dough and cook over the campfire, turning until golden brown.
- Coffee cake isn’t just for breakfast. Serve it for dessert with ice cream or drizzle it with some caramel or chocolate syrup.
- To use leftover coffee cake, cube it to make bread pudding or in a trifle.
- If you are in a hurry, most coffee cake recipes can be made into muffins. Pour the batter into muffin cups and if it calls for streusel topping, sprinkle a little over each muffin. Bake at the same temperature as the coffee cake but only bake for about 1/4 the amount of time or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- To kick any coffee cake up a notch, sprinkle it with powdered sugar or brown sugar or drizzle with a glaze.
Easy Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes
Serve any of the Mother’s Day brunch recipes in today’s post with some fruit, juice, coffee or tea. You can pick and choose how elaborate you want the Mother’s Day breakfast to be, with as few as one or two breakfast recipes or a full brunch spread!
If you’re making these recipes for your wife or mother, you can make breakfast extra special by serving it with a small bouquet of flowers, pretty dishes, fancy doilies, fancy folded napkins or anything creative you want to use to make her feel like it is more special than a regular breakfast! If it doesn’t work out perfectly, don’t worry! Mom will appreciate it because you made it for her!
These Mother’s Day brunch recipes can be used for any special occasion, so they also work well for holidays like Easter, Christmas, the weekend after Thanksgiving or any time you have guests.
Here’s a classic homemade pancake recipe, perfect for breakfast anytime! If you’ve never made them, pancakes are easy to make. The key is not to let the pan get too hot so they don’t burn. Cook them on medium heat, but if the pan or griddle starts to get too hot, turn it down a little as you go.
Pour out the batter in small circles or if you want them about the same size, you can measure it out with a ladle or turkey baster. When the edges start to set and bubbles form over the tops, they are ready to turn over. If you’re not sure, you can carefully try to slide a spatula under one of them and if it starts to fall apart, it’s not quite time to flip.Print
Easy Pancakes Recipe
- Yield: 15–18 medium pancakes 1x
2 cups flour, all-purpose or wheat
1 1/2 cups milk
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
5 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
- In a bowl, mix ingredients, just enough to moisten the dry ingredients. The mixture will be thick and lumpy.
- Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat and lightly grease.
- Cook the pancakes on a hot greased griddle.
- Flip when bubbles break on the surface and the edges begin to dry. Makes 15-18 medium pancakes.
Scrambled eggs are an easy breakfast item that’s almost foolproof and perfect to include with other Mother’s Day brunch recipes if you’re setting out a big breakfast buffet. As long as you keep an eye on them so they don’t burn, they are easy to make! The recipe calls for margarine, but any oil or grease will work. I like to use bacon grease because it adds a nice flavor boost!
I usually don’t make scrambled eggs with the milk or water, but if you’d like them to be a little extra fluffy, you might try it!Print
Scrambled Eggs Recipe
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
4 Tbsp. milk or water (optional)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 tsp. margarine (or bacon grease)
- Stir all of the ingredients except the margarine in a bowl until well blended.
- Heat a skillet on medium heat.
- Add margarine to the skillet.
- Pour the egg mixture into the skillet.
- Stir constantly about 4 minutes until the eggs are fluffy and set. Serves 4.
This country fried potatoes recipe is a classic old-fashioned breakfast recipe that will remind you of breakfast at grandma’s house! If you want to make a breakfast skillet, you can add sliced onions, bell peppers, garlic and more!Print
Country Fried Potatoes Recipe
- Yield: 4–6 servings 1x
6 Tbsp. bacon grease or margarine
6 potatoes, peeled and sliced
salt and pepper
- Melt bacon grease or margarine in a frying pan over medium heat.
- Add the potatoes to the pan.
- Cook until golden brown, turning occasionally to brown all sides.
- Remove potatoes from the pan.
- Salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4-6.
This breakfast muffins recipe is one of those mother’s day brunch recipes that can easily mix and match with the other recipes or can stand alone as its own one dish breakfast! Don’t let the long list of instructions intimidate you. It is really an easy recipe to make!Print
Breakfast Muffins Recipe
4 slices bacon (we used turkey bacon and veggie bacon)
3 Tbsp. milk
salt and pepper
1 can biscuits (10 biscuits)
1/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- Cook the bacon until it’s almost done.
- Chop into small bits and set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 400°.
- Whisk together eggs, milk and a pinch of salt and pepper (to taste).
- Roll out each biscuit until it’s slightly bigger than the circumference of your muffin tin.
- Grease the muffin tin.
- Push one biscuit into each muffin cup, making sure to push it all the way down and to the sides. Leave the ridge hanging over the edge.
- Divide the cheese evenly in each of the biscuit cups.
- Then pour in egg, filling each cup only halfway. They will look empty, but resist the urge to top them off because they will puff up when baked.
- Sprinkle bacon over the top of the egg.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden and eggs are set.
- Use a butter knife to loosen each muffin. Serve warm.
If your egg does overflow, just let it bake the rest of the way. Then remove the extra egg when you are loosening the muffins.
Crescent Cinnamon Rolls
1 can crescent rolls
cinnamon and sugar
- Brush each crescent roll triangle with butter.
- Sprinkle each one with cinnamon and sugar and roll up.
- Place on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake according to the package instructions.
- While baking, make a glaze of about 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp. milk.
- Drizzle glaze on the rolls while warm.
Another variation on this crescent cinnamon rolls recipe:
1/4 cup strawberry or raspberry jam or jelly
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- On a pan with parchment paper or greased foil*, lay out the crescent roll dough into a large rectangle shape, pressing perforations together.
- Melt butter and jam in a small bowl.
- Add cinnamon and sugar. Spread on the dough.
- Sprinkle with nuts.
- Roll up like a jelly roll.
- Bake about 15 minutes, until golden brown.
- Cover with glaze while warm (if you want the glaze).
This easy Orange Julius recipe copycat makes a cool and extra fancy drink that amps up regular orange juice to make it something really special! This creamy orange drink is cool and refreshing and will compliment the other Mother’ Day brunch recipes very well!Print
Creamy Orange Shake Recipe (like Orange Julius)
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water (optional)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
5–6 ice cubes
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
Combine ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serves 4.
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