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Mother’s Day is just a few days away, and we’ve got brunch on the brain! These 21 recipes have you covered for all ideas from sweet to savory, food to drink, and everything in-between. Make Mom feel extra-special by making any one of these delicious and easy-to-follow recipes for Mother’s Day brunch this year.

Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

I have what is likely an unpopular opinion to share: I’m not a regular brunch fan. Call me old-fashioned, but I’m much more inclined to enjoy three solid meals a day rather than combining two of them. That being said, there is a time and a place for a good brunch, and Mother’s Day is definitely one of those times — and the place is, preferably, at home (so I can stay in my jammies and not have to wait for a table when I’m getting hangry, amiright).

This year, my mom is in town for Mother’s Day because it is also my oldest daughter’s birthday (she’ll be SEVEN, hold me), so we have some extra celebrating to do! But before we bring out the cake and blow out the candles, we’ll be enjoying a homemade brunch feast. The day is going to be centered around a lot of eating, and I’m very OK with that.

If you’re looking to brunch-ify your Mother’s Day for that special lady in your life, I have not one, not two, but 21 Mother’s Day brunch recipe ideas for you, all curated for you right here. Whether you want to go sweet or savory, make a meal or a fancy pastry, this recipe list has you covered.

Sweet Brunch Recipe Ideas

lemon poppy seed muffins on a cooling rack

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

These sweet, lemon-flavored, poppy-seed-flecked, bakery-style muffins are literal sunshine in baked good form. The kids will love to help make them, Mom will love eating them, everyone will be happy. Win-win-win.

syrup pouring onto a stack of oatmeal chocolate chip pancakes

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes

No one should have to choose between dessert for breakfast or breakfast for dessert, which is why these oatmeal chocolate chip cookie-flavored pancakes make the choice easy for you. Bonus points if you serve these on a platter in bed with flowers and orange juice and coffee like they do in the movies.

a close-up shot of a slice of berry cream cheese coffee cake

Triple Berry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Soft, sweet cake + thick crumb topping + a ribbon of cream cheese and fresh berries = this jaw-droppingly beautiful and delicious coffee cake, just begging to be a part of Mom’s day.

blueberry brioche french toast casserole on a plate

Blueberry Brioche French Toast Casserole

French toast casserole is great, but a French toast casserole made with soft and tender brioche bread and fresh blueberries bursting with juices is GREAT. This makes enough for a group, so feel free to halve the recipe for a small family (though the leftovers will keep for a day or two, also!).

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Chocolate Hazelnut Latte

Mom loves coffee, but Mom really loves fancy coffee every now and then (I speak from experience). This Nutella-flavored latte is not only easy to make, but it’s what Mom wants (trust me).

overnight caramel pecan sticky buns on cooling rack

Overnight Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns

Forgo the last-minute trip to the bakery or the grocery store to buy sticky buns and make these homemade buns instead! You’ll need to do some prep the night before, but that makes the morning mayhem with you + the kids that much easier.

strawberry crumble muffins on cooling rack

Strawberry Crumble Muffins

I couldn’t love these muffins more if I tried, and once you make them, I bet you’ll feel the same. They just scream springtime, and they’re the perfect treat to enjoy on Mother’s Day or any day.

slices of blueberry lemon muffin bread on cooling rack

Blueberry Lemon Muffin Bread

Is it a bread? A muffin? Both? Doesn’t matter — whatever it is, it’s DELICIOUS. I mean, that crumbly topping and those fresh blueberries? Hellooo.

overnight cinnamon rolls in a baking dish

Ooey-Gooey Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

“I don’t like cinnamon rolls,” said no one, ever. Make Mother’s Day brunch extra-fancy and extra-special with these easy overnight cinnamon rolls and truly everyone will be pleased.

Savory Brunch Recipe Ideas

sheet pan shakshuka on a surface

Sheet Pan Shakshuka

I remember the first time I tried shakshuka and wondered where it had been all my life. The tangy tomato sauce, the soft-yolk eggs, the feta cheese scattered on top… YUM. This sheet-pan version is just as tasty and just as easy as the original.

a hand grabbing a salmon pinwheel from a cutting board

5-Ingredient Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

We are big fans of smoked salmon in our household, so we eat like 1,536 of these pinwheels whenever we make them. Good thing they only need five ingredients to come together; so if your fam also loves the smoked salmon, you can prep a bunch in no time.

caprese sandwiches with burrata on parchment paper

Open-Faced Caprese Sandwiches with Brown Butter and Burrata

Open-faced caprese sandwiches with brown butter + burrata = a fancy way to say TASTY TOAST. If you can’t find burrata at the store, fresh mozzarella works well, too!

homemade fruit nut crisps

Homemade Fruit and Nut Crisps

This recipe is a perennial favorite on the blog, and for good reason. Have you ever tried Raincoast Crisps before? Have you also ever noticed the price tag? Now you can make them at home for a fraction of the cost. Moms everywhere will be impressed.

a stack of southern buttermilk biscuits

Flaky, Fluffy Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

There’s nothing better than a good biscuit for brunch topped with soft butter, or fruity jam, or scrambled eggs, or cheese and ham, or — you get it. Bonus: I walk you through each step in this recipe so you know just what to do!

Dessert Recipe Ideas

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My Favorite Fruit Pizza

This is a really fun recipe to make with kiddos! They will love making their own work of art in fruit form, and Mom will love eating it (after she takes about a gazillion pics).

sliced instant pot chocolate cheesecake on a plate

Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake

You read that correctly — DESSERT in the Instant Pot! If you’re like my dad where the IP reigns supreme in your household, consider this your gateway into making desserts in the countertop appliance, too. It’s actually really, really good.

a piece of raspberry pound cake tiramisu on a stack of plates

Raspberry Pound Cake Tiramisu

Say “hey” to this no-bake cake! Layers of store-bought (or homemade, if that’s how you roll!) pound cake, a whipped cream-mascarpone mixture, orange liqueur-spiked raspberry jam and fresh raspberries make this easy “tiramisu” almost too pretty to eat (almost).

black forest cherry brownies on parchment paper

Black Forest Cherry Brownies

Make Mom feel loved with an extra-fudgy, crinkly-top brownie with Black Forest flavors. It’s just the right thing to do.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

If you’re looking for a show-stopping dessert for Mother’s Day brunch, this lemon poppy seed cake is it. Every layer is delightfully sweet and citrusy, sprinkled with poppy seeds and completely delicious.

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Flourless Brownies with Salted Caramel Topping

These gluten-free brownies are a hit for anyone who tries them. And that salted caramel sauce on top? Mom will swoon.

a stack of strawberry rhubarb cheesecake bars on a plate

Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars

These triple-layered dessert bars are not only seasonal, they’re delectable. Shortbread crust? Check. Fruity strawberry-rhubarb center? Check. Creamy cheesecake topping? Check. Perfect for Mother’s Day (or any day)? Check.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmoms, moms-to-be, moms with babes no longer earthside, those with hearts that long to be mamas, etc. — this day is for all of you. <3