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Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

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Mother’s Day Brunch is a special meal which is celebrated to honor and appreciate mothers and mother figures in our lives. Families traditionally gather together to share a meal, usually in the late morning or early afternoon.

Brunch combines elements of breakfast and lunch, offering a variety of dishes such as eggs, pastries, salads, fruits, sandwiches, and sometimes even more elaborate dishes like quiches or seafood.

Mother's Day brunch menu with six images of food options to serve.

My blogging friends and I have created the ultimate list of brunch ideas for Mother’s Day. Now all you have to do is cook! Doesn’t that sound easy?

Or you can turn it into a potluck and have everyone bring a dish. Just share this post with your family members and let them choose which one they would like to bring.

Wouldn’t that be fun? Even better, have all of the men and kids create this special meal for the Mom in their life since she is the one that does all of the heavy lifting the other 364 days a year.

However you choose to celebrate, I’m sure you find some delicious inspiration below in this Mother’s Day Brunch Menu plan.

Pastries and Breads

Pastries and breads can be paired with a variety of spreads, toppings, and accompaniments, allowing your guests to customize their brunch options. For example, croissants can be served with jam or butter, while bagels can be enjoyed with cream cheese, lox, or various sandwich fillings.

Whether someone prefers a sweet pastry or a savory biscuit, there’s usually something that satisfies everyone’s appetite. They also add visual appeal to the brunch table with their attractive shapes, textures, and colors.

These crumpets are perfect for any tea party, breakfast or brunch. top them with butter, jam, or ham and eggs.
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crumpets on a cake plate.
The Best Cinnamon Rolls
The best cinnamon rolls made with a soft and fluffy dough filled with cinnamon, butter and sugar topped with a silky cream cheese icing.
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Two cinnamon rolls topped with cream cheese icing on small plates.
Knotted Orange Sweet Rolls
Warm, fluffy, and dripping with simple orange glaze, these Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls are the perfect addition to any holiday dinner or brunch.
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Vanilla Baked Donuts
There is no need to feel guilty when you can treat your mom to these easy Baked Vanilla Donuts. These light and airy donuts are made festive with a tinted pink vanilla frosting and decked out with fun sprinkles!
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Vanilla donuts topped with pink icing and sprinkles.
French Onion Sour Cream Biscuits
Who needs regular old biscuits when you could have these fluffy and flavorful French Onion Sour Cream Biscuits?! They are great spin on a southern classic!
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French onion sour cream biscuits on a plate.
Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins
Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins bursting with ripe blueberries and topped with a crumbly almond topping. The perfect breakfast treat!
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Five streusel topped blueberry muffins on a round wire cooling rack surrounded by fresh blueberries.
Cinnamon Rolls Crumb Cake
This Cinnamon Roll Crumb Cake starts with refrigerated cinnamon rolls – but you make it extra special with a homemade crumb topping! This recipe is perfect for Mother's Day!
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Lemon Cream Cheese Danish
Flaky puff pastry is baked with a cream cheese center, then topped with a dollop of tart lemon curd and drizzle of sweet glaze.
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Looking down on eight lemon filled puff pastry danish drizzled with glaze on a platter.
Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
These light and fluffy, Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits are easy enough to whip up for any meal! Top them with butter and honey, jam or sausage gravy.
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Egg Dishes

Eggs are traditionally associated with breakfast, making them a natural fit for brunch, which combines elements of breakfast and lunch.

They can be prepared in countless ways, allowing for a wide variety of brunch options. From simple scrambled eggs to more elaborate dishes like quiches, pizzas, or Eggs Benedict, there’s something to suit every taste and preference.

Asparagus Brunch Pizza
This fresh, delicious, and perfect for spring Asparagus Brunch Pizza will make everyone in the family hungry for more!
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pizza topped with asparagus, cheese and sunny side up eggs on a brown sheet of parchment paper
Classic Eggs Benedict
Making a delicious Classic Eggs Benedict breakfast at home is much easier than you think, especially when you whirl up the hollandaise sauce in the blender.
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Whole30 Huevos Rancheros
Whole30 Huevos Rancheros are a grain and dairy-free version of a classic Mexican dish with fried eggs, cooked tomato salsa and sliced avocado.
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Two fried eggs topped with tomato sauce, and sliced avocado.
Classic Quiche Lorraine
Classic Quiche Lorraine – A savory tart filled with a blend of eggs, cream, Gruyère, and crispy bacon, baked in a buttery pastry crust.
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Classic Quiche Lorraine sliced in a ceramic tart pan.
Sourdough Breakfast Strata
Sourdough Breakfast Strata with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and fontina cheese is perfect for brunch or dinner!
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A slice of Sourdough Breakfast Strata on a plate with mixed fruit.
Eggs Benedict Pizza
No English muffins, no problem. You don’t need them when you make this delicious Eggs Benedict Pizza for breakfast or brunch!
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Eggs Benedict Pizza © COOKING WITH CURLS
Breakfast Potato Nachos
Thinly sliced roasted potatoes are topped with scrambled eggs, diced red pepper, chopped steak, and melted cheeses for the perfect breakfast meal any time of day!
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Baked sliced potatoes topped with chopped red pepper and scrambled eggs on a baking sheet with bowls of green salsa and sour cream.

Salads and Fruits

Including salads and fruits provides balance to the brunch menu by offering lighter, fresher options amidst potentially heavier and richer dishes like eggs, pastries, and meats.

Salads and fruits add vibrant colors and visual appeal to your brunch spread, enhancing the overall presentation of the meal. Brightly colored fruits and fresh greens also make the table look more inviting and appetizing

Fresh Vegetable Salad
Fresh Vegetable Salad is a quick & easy recipe that’s loaded with veggies and tossed in a creamy dressing making it the perfect side dish for brunches and potlucks!
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Mixed Berry Yogurt Parfait
Mixed Berry Yogurt Parfait is a great way to start the day with layers of Greek yogurt, fresh berries and slightly sweet and crunchy granola.
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Greek yogurt, granola, fresh raspberries, strawberries and blueberries layered in small glass bowls.
Chopped Kale Salad
Chopped kale salad is a healthy mix of shredded kale, cabbage, broccoli, red pepper, dried cherries, and pine nuts tossed with citrus dressing.
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A small bowl of chopped kale salad.
Peas Salad with Shrimp
This Pea Salad with Shrimp recipe is a super easy side dish that's perfect for any gathering! It's light and creamy and your family will fight for seconds!
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Watermelon Fruit Salad
This Watermelon Fruit Salad with mixed berries and citrus-honey dressing is a light and refreshing addition to your backyard barbecue or holiday party.
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Watermelon, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries fruit salad tossed together in a large white serving bowl and garnished with mint leaves.
California Spa Salad
Simple California Spa Salad made with mixed greens, berries, and avocado tossed in a sweet and tangy citrus vinaigrette is ready in minutes!
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A big salad made with mixed greens, berries, avocado, pistachios and micro greens.
Papaya Mango Parfait
Start your morning off with this luscious Papaya Mango Parfait with Greek yogurt, granola, honey, and of course chunks of papaya and mango!
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Papaya Mango Yogurt Parfait in a small glass bowl.

Savory Bites

Savory bites come in many forms and can be adapted to suit different culinary preferences and any dietary restrictions. From breakfast sandwiches to savory soups and breakfast boards, there are endless possibilities for incorporating savory elements into the brunch menu.

Pina Colada Cheese Ball
This Pina Colada Cheese Ball recipe is sure to be a favorite at your parties! Features the delicious flavors of macadamia nuts, cream cheese, pineapple, green onions, and coconut.
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Cheese ball with chopped nuts on a plate with crackers.
Instant Pot Carrot Soup
Instant Pot Carrot Soup – a creamy pressure cooker soup that is so easy to make! This cozy spicy and sweet carrot soup is the perfect comfort food for cold days and ready in under 30 minutes.
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A bowl of creamy carrot soup with crusty bread on the edge.
Zucchini Bisque
Rich and creamy zucchini bisque is an easy and delicious, full-flavored soup recipe that can be served warm or chilled any time of year.
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A bowl of creamy zucchini soup swirled with cream and topped with fresh thyme sprigs.
Smoked Salmon Breakfast Platter
Smoked Salmon Breakfast Platter is the ultimate spread for a special breakfast or brunch! Recipe is complete with tips on how to build the perfect salmon platter!
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Smoked salmon breakfast platter with bagels, and toppings.
Oven Baked Shrimp
Oven Baked Shrimp is perfect recipe for an appetizer or light meal. Toss shrimp with olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, and parmesan.
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Oven Roasted Shrimp on a platter.
Southern Sausage Gravy
This Southern Sausage Gravy recipe is made from scratch and perfectly tops fluffy buttermilk biscuits for a classic breakfast meal.
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thick, creamy sausage gravy in a white serving bowl with a plate of biscuits and gravy in the background.
Bacon Egg and Cheese Croissant
Imagine waking up to a warm, buttery croissant, topped with a layer of crispy bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs, and gooey, melted cheese in a delicious Bacon Egg and Cheese Croissant sandwich.
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Bacon, scrambled egg, and melted cheese on a croissant with a glass of orange juice in the background.


Beverages can enhance the flavors of the dishes served at brunch. Orange juice pairs well with sweet pastries, while coffee can complement the richness of savory dishes like eggs benedict or quiche. Offering a selection of beverages, with or without alcohol, allows guests to find the perfect pairing for their meal.

Blackberry Lemon Gin & Tonic
Blackberry Lemon Gin & Tonic is one of our favorite mixed drinks. It’s one of those perfect cocktails for a hot summer day. Blackberries, lemon & gin is a delicious combination! Serve it at all your parties & backyard BBQ’s.
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Chambord® Royale
Make your next occasion extra special with a Chambord® Royale cocktail. It’s the perfect cocktail for New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, even Mother’s Day!
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Chambord® Royale cookingwithcurls.com
Watermelon Basil Lemonade
The refreshing blend of juicy watermelon mixed with aromatic fresh basil, and the zesty tang of lemons, tastes like summer in a glass.
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Two glasses of pink watermelon basil lemonade drinks with a lemon wedge and basil garnish.
Limoncello Spritzer
Your guests will love this delicious and easy Italian lemon cocktail spritzer made with limoncello, prosecco and club soda!
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Cherry Lemonade
Light and refreshing Cherry Lemonade is the perfect way to cool off during a long, hot summer!
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two glass mason jars filled with cherry lemonade with one blue and one green straw with lemon wedges and fresh cherries surrounding them on a wooden board
Raspberry Moscow Mule
Fresh summer raspberries and mint it really takes a regular moscow mule up to the next level. Like to the top of a mountain kind of level.
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Two raspberry moscow mules in copper mugs.
Dragon Fruit Smoothie
This exotic and colorful Dragon Fruit Smoothie recipe loaded with berry flavor, vitamins and anti-oxidants to start your day off right!
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Bright pink dragon fruit smoothie in a small glass surrounded by fresh berries.
Limoncello Moscow Mule
This simple Moscow Mule recipe combines Italian Limoncello and citrus vodka with lemon juice and ice cubes, all served in a glass mug.
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Limoncello Moscow Mule in a glass mug with ice and lemon wheel garnish.
Be your own barista at home and make delicious Espresso in minutes!
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small white cup of perfect espresso next to a colorful striped napkin


Serving dessert provides a satisfying conclusion to the meal, allowing guests to indulge in something sweet after enjoying savory and/or lighter fare.

Desserts can be paired with various beverages such as coffee, tea, or dessert wines, enhancing their flavors, making it a more memorable and enjoyable experience for guests.

Lemon Pound Cake
This sweet lemon trifle makes the perfect summer dessert. With lemon curd, fresh berries, and whipped cream, it's a dessert that everyone loves!
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Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake
This decadent Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake with Oreo cookie crust and ganache topping is rich, creamy and sinfully delicious with a dense texture that is perfect for chocolate lovers!
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Lemon Berry Trifle
This sweet lemon trifle makes the perfect summer dessert. With lemon curd, fresh berries, and whipped cream, it's a dessert that everyone loves!
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Chocolate Gravy
Sweet and smooth chocolate gravy tastes just as amazing as it sounds. Pour it over warm biscuits for a tasty breakfast treat, or over ice cream.
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Very Berry Cobbler
Celebrate the flavors of summer with a delicious Very Berry Cobbler topped with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!
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Very Berry Cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream | cookingwithcurls.com

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