Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Brunch is just about the best meal of the week. Brunch is lazy. Brunch is enjoyed with the best people in your life – your partner, your dog, your kids, or your best girlfriends. Brunch is hearty, delicate and boozy all at the same time. And I personally love making brunch as much as I like going out to brunch.

sweet potato pancakes
The perfect brunch has something sweet, something salty and something delicious to drink like strongly brewed coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice. A bloody mary or mimosa doesn’t hurt either. I always try to serve one baked item, such as a muffin or scone’; something with eggs, like poaches eggs over latkes or a quiche; a nice big fruit salad; orange juice and coffee.

Here are some of my tried-and-true favorite brunch recipes perfect to make for the special mother in your life:

Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Scones from Food52

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins from Bon Apetit. I like to replace 1/2 cup of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour. I also add 1 Tbsp flax seed to the dry ingredients.

banana chocolate chip muffins

Madame Croque Muffins from Rachel Khoo I love this recipe and make it over and over again – just leave out the ham to make it kosher. No one will ever know that you altered the recipe.

Sweet potato pancakes

Asparagus Leek and Gruyere Quiche from Martha Stewart

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Latkes from The Nosher! One of my favorite interpretations of Jewish food.

blueberry ricotta scones

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