Mother’s Day is in two days. If, like me, you love your mom but you also have a Tendency toward Procrastination, then this post is for you. I’ve gathered up some easy and delicious Mother’s Day brunch recipes. Most are from This Very Site, and a few are from some of my blogging buddies.
Not only do I have the procrastination gene, lots of what I make is a bit fussy. Lots of steps, lots of components. But when faced with a deadline a mere two days away, it’s time to strip things down to the basics. What you’ll find here truly are easy recipes to put together. Simple, delicious, no more than ten or so ingredients, if that, and easy to make. Make mom happy and don’t stress yourself out.
And now, without further ado, I give you
Easy and Delicious Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes
- Indian Cappuccino (or Beaten Coffee). One of my new favorite indulgences. All you need is your favorite instant coffee, sugar, water and milk. You have just taken the first step toward elevating breakfast in bed. Make one of these for mom, and she likely won’t even mind that you gave her a paper napkin.
- Sparkling Berry Mint Lemonade Add a shot of vodka to make this an adult beverage. You probably won’t miss the alcohol though. This drink has a ton of flavor all on its own, and it’s so pink and pretty!
- Hibiscus Rose Sharbat Another refreshing non-alcoholic beverage, this one is from Turkey. Add some to Prosecco for a brunch spin.
- Minty Cardinal Punch from my friend Stacy of Food Lust, People Love Now this is one gorgeous, minty, citrusy punch that packs a bit of a kick from vodka and some je ne sais quois from orange bitters. Fabulous.
- Coconut Oat Vanilla Nut Creamer If your mom is allergic to dairy or is vegan but still craves a creamy, indulgent coffee treat, make her this coffee creamer from my friend Kathy’s book, Oatrageous Oatmeals. I wouldn’t have believed a non-dairy creamer could add so much body to coffee, but now I’m a true believer.
Appetizers/Biscuits (Unless you eat a ton of them, which could happen)
- The Best Poppy Seed Party Ham Biscuits Lord, but these are one of my favorite things. One of my mom’s too. If you have never made these before, drop everything and get started.
- Saffron Crackers with Citrus Fennel Pollen Sea Salt If you don’t have that particular sea salt, worry not and just make these with any flaky sea salt. And if you don’t have any saffron, use a touch of turmeric for color. Do make these, though. Homemade crackers are really easy to make and oh so delicious.
- Strawberry Spelt Biscuits from Kathy of Healthy Slow Cooking She even says these are specifically for breakfast in bed. So you have to make them.
- Broiled Goat Cheese Crostini This is one of The Beloved’s and my go-to special snacks. Very quick to put together, but very schmancy. Perfect for Mother’s Day.
- High-Rise Flaky Cheddar Bay Biscuits Cheddar Bay meets flaky biscuit. Heavenly. Make these. 30 minutes from start to finish.
Main Dish Brunchy Goodness
- Oyster Mushroom, Thyme and Chevre Tart Worth it for the dough alone. The Lazy Baker’s Puff from the book Baking by Hand is magic. And so is this tart. Simple ingredients prepared simply equals beautiful food.
- Greek-Style Grilled Vegetable Gazpacho takes the beautiful and vibrant flavors of a Greek Salad and turns them into a refreshing cold soup. Garnished with cubed feta and kalamata olives, this soup is a real treat. To simplify matters, skip the grilling. Your soup will still be delicious!
- Blackberry Mojito Overnight Oats Nothing easier than overnight oats, and Kathy’s version is fabulous.
- Savory Basque Tart Starting with store-bought puff pastry makes putting together Stacy’s flavorful tart a snap. Leeks, ham, soft cheese and grape tomatoes combine to wonderful effect.
- Apple-Challah Baked French Toast from my friend Betsy is sure to please. This one is easy to because you can assemble the whole thing the night before and then bake it in the morning. Betsy even made her challah from scratch, but we won’t tell if you buy some at the store. Then you can just spoon the apple filling right into the pan with the custard and bread. Easy!
- Spicy Croque Madame Now this is a special sandwich. Soft poached egg and spicy bechamel sauce over grilled cheese? Bring it.
- Vegan Vanilla Chai Pancakes Sophisticated flavor and a short ingredient list. Perfect for the procrastinator. If you don’t have the chai spice, substitute apple pie spice or just some cinnamon. They will still be delicious.
Perfect Mother’s Day Desserts
- Lemon Almond Sponge Cake from Jamie of Life’s a Feast is light and lemony, a perfect ending to a Mother’s Day Brunch. It’s also gluten-free if that’s an issue for your mom.
- Lemon Raspberry Cake from Betsy of Desserts Required is a gorgeous, velvety lemon pound cake studded with fresh raspberries and glazed with a sweet-tart lemon glaze. Lovely.
- Strawberry Moscato Pound Cake Moist and a little boozy–not too much–with a beautiful but easy to do two-tone glaze, this cake is a showstopper that won’t leave you sweating.
- Brown Butter Blueberry Buckle is alliterative and addictive. How do you like them apples…um, blueberries? Plus, it’s easy to make and keeps well. Dress it up with a dollop of whipped cream or maybe even a spoonful or two of lemon curd.
- Lemon Posset with Blueberry Gelee As far as desserts go, posset is one of the easiest: cream, sugar and lemon juice cooked together. Think of it like key lime pie filling without the egg. Intense and perfect, it’s complemented with a layer of mellow blueberry gelee. You could also lose the gelee and just serve it with some blueberry jam or fresh whole blueberries.
- Whipped Cream Pound Cake Is there anything more simple, pure and delicious than a whipped cream pound cake? No. No there is not.
I hope I’ve delivered what I promised: easy and delicious Mother’s Day brunch recipes. Most have no more than 10-12 ingredients, some have way fewer. None take too long to make, and all are perfect for serving your mom (or asking your kids to serve to you) on Mother’s Day. I hope you’ve found some inspiration here.
Thank you for spending time with me today. And to all the moms and people with moms, Happy Mother’s Day.
Have a lovely day.