Recently I spent my Sunday with Whole Foods, Sur la Table, and a bunch of local Seattle bloggers for Mother’s Day Brunch Bootcamp. Whole Food’s Chef Hayden showed us how to make Bloody Mary Eggs Benedict and two cocktails; an aperol spritzer and mango Thai basil spritzer. Then we were given the run down on DIY flower arrangements which is a lot easier than it looks, especially when you have access to an entire market of beautiful flowers. If this sounds amazing check out my friend McKenna’s recap of the event on her blog The Modern Mosaic, where you can find the recipes to the Benedict and drinks I mentioned above. The mango spritzer was delicious!
You’ll notice that I don’t have an eggs Benedict on this list because I really think you should go try the recipe on McKenna’s blog that Chef Hayden provided for us. The addition of pickled green beans was really tasty and unexpected. But I have put together quite the list of brunch dishes that would delight any mother. Everything from muffins to frittatas to a yogurt granola tart. I tried to give a variety, because not everyone likes the same thing and I wanted to showcase some dishes that aren’t your typical brunch standards. I didn’t want you stuck with just a quiche for Mother’s Day brunch (but there is a nice recipe for one below with asparagus and garlic confit, in case you needed one).
And at the very least this roundup will get your wheels spinning for Mother’s Day ideas. We’ve got about two weeks, so it’s time to narrow down the options. If you’re stuck, consider checking out my Mother’s Day Pinterest board for recipes and other Mother’s Day inspiration.
Blueberry Swirl Muffins | Honestly Yum – These are the prettiest muffins I’ve ever seen. They also look gosh darn delicious and as a blueberry muffin fan you’d be crazy not to swoon at the sight of these. Blueberry muffins, with a blueberry sauce swirl AND a streusel topping. Here you go, mum, a basket of muffins. Fin.
Spring Onion Fritatta | Love & Lemons – A frittata! Anyone who goes looking for brunch recipes must know that there will be a frittata. Less in-depth than a quiche, and a step above your regular egg dish. Spring onions, asparagus, peas, cheese, all combined to make a delightfully fluffy and tasty fritatta.
Sprouted Flour Bagel + Beet & Honey Cured Salmon | Renée Kemps – If I were a mother, I would want this for Mother’s day (or the breakfast board below but we’ll get to that). I love me some bagels and cream cheese with salmon! This recipe is more work but I’d love to try my hand at making some beet and honey cured salmon. Totally worth it.
Baked Eggs with Spinach, Ricotta, Leek and Chargrilled Pepper | Top with Cinnamon – It was hard to avoid doing a bunch of egg dishes for this post. There are so many yummy sounding recipes that put eggs front and center. And despite the long complicated name, this recipe really is a delicious baked combo of eggs, spinach, ricotta, leek and chargrilled pepper.
Breakfast Sausage Biscuit Gravy Casserole | Lady & Pups – We needed a little hearty (and hefty) breakfast option for this roundup. And what is more hearty than a biscuit gravy casserole with apple fennel sausage? Put everyone into a food coma. G’night Ma!
Granola-Crusted Yogurt Fruit Tart | Honestly Yum – I love that they’ve taken granola and yogurt to a whole new level with this tart. No time wasted putting together individual bowls for people, just divide up this beautiful dish.
Breakfast Board | A Cup of Joe – This is probably the easiest to prepare and great for a group. Make a spread! Hard boiled eggs, bread, cheeses, fruit, and pickled items. You could add pastries or meats as well. Perfect for those who like variety.
Buttermilk Apple Pancakes with an Apple Toffee Balsamic Maple Syrup | Adventures in Cooking – Mmm pancakes. Everyone likes pancakes! It’s not the most brunchy recipe but it is a favorite. Buttermilk. Apple. Pancakes. Smothered in toffee maple syrup. Yes, please.
Spring Asparagus And Goat Cheese Quiche | A Beautiful Plate – A quiche is the ultimate Mother’s Day brunch recipe. This particular quiche takes advantage of fresh spring produce like asparagus and adds a delicious garlic confit and goat cheese to the mix.
Easy Laminated Nutella Morning Buns | Lady & Pups – Who wouldn’t want to wake up to warm nutella buns? Amazingly, this recipe doesn’t require a ton of pastry folding so any amateur baker can try their hand at these buttery, chocolatey buns of glory.