Happy National Brunch Day! Cook it right.
I am not sure why or when Mother’s Day became known as a major brunch and breakfast holiday. Not that I am complaining. Breakfast — and its more luxurious weekend version, brunch — is my favorite meal of the day. Mother’s Day is the occasion to make the most important meal of the day for the most important woman in your life. Here’s a roundup of 2021 Mother’s Day Breakfast and Bunch Recipes she (you) will love.
On the Healthy Side: Mother’s Day Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
For moms who want to keep things on the more nutritious side, these recipes taste fabulous and pay extra attention to health and wellness.
A new (better) take on old-school Bircher muesli, with apples, yogurt, nuts, and seeds.
An easy, elegant, no-cook alternative to bagel and lox that tastes fresh and savory.
A lightly sweet, very healthy green smoothie recipe, loaded with fruits, vegetables, and add-ins as you like.
Mother’s Day Recipes: Beautiful Baked Goods
Bake a simple and special recipe for Mother’s Day 2021. Scones, crumb cake, and muffins are just what breakfast and brunch call for this year.
Let’s get right to the point: This sticky bun French toast casserole is one of the best things we’ve ever eaten. An overnight baked French toast that tastes just like a sticky bun, but with no hassle. Soak the bread in a cinnamon-sweet custard, bake, then smother with homemade pecan goo. Meet your new favorite breakfast recipe.
The official Buckingham Palace recipe. What better to make her feel like queen for a day than a tender, buttery royal English scone?
Mother’s Day breakfast deserves the sweet, simple comfort of a tender vanilla cake topped with big, buttery brown sugar clumps. This simple cake combines classic sour cream coffee cake and New Jersey-style crumb buns into one delicious cake heaped with streusel.
Incredibly moist, perfectly sweet, and full of texture and flavor from ingredients like apple, coconut, and millet, and baking spices.
Incredible Egg Recipes for Mother’s Day Breakfast
Eggs often make the centerpiece of any breakfast spread, and deserve to be egg-stra (sorry) special on Mother’s Day. These egg recipes are guaranteed to please.
Quiche is always in style. What’s not to love about the combination of tender butter crust and fluffy, eggy filling? This vegetarian leek and goat cheese tart is my current favorite.
Authentic, savory French comfort food, right in your home kitchen. Bring a little Paris to your kitchen table.
Mushroom and goat cheese scrambled eggs, fluffy, earthy, and folded with an elegant sprinkle of fresh chives.
Waffles and Pancake Recipes for Mother’s Day Breakfast and Brunch
Mother’s Day breakfast and brunch recipes don’t get more fun and classic old-fashioned pancakes and waffles. From the Kennedys’ family waffles to cornmeal blueberry pancakes, these recipes stack up great.
Buttermilk pancakes go extra homey with cornmeal. Topped with warm, homemade blueberry maple syrup for the best breakfast ever.
John F. Kennedy's Buttermilk Waffles
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1 tablespoons sugar
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon cake flour
- pinch salt
- 1 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon baking powder (or 4 teaspoons)
- Preheat and grease a waffle iron according the directions.
- Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolks and beat until combined.
- Alternately add the flour and buttermilk.
- In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites to stiff peaks. PRO TIP: For maximum stability and fluffiness, use room-temperature eggs and make sure there is not a trace of fat or egg yolk in the bowl.
- When ready to make the waffles, fold in the egg whites and baking powder. The mixture should be light and fluffy.
- Bake in the waffle iron and serve with warm maple syrup and melted butter.