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27 MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AND BREAKFAST IDEAS

What better way to express your gratitude than with a beautifully prepared, homemade Mother’s Day brunch. Find all the inspiration you need for a show-stopping  Mother’s Day brunch menu—including savory egg dishes, sweet pastries, decadent pancakes, fresh salads and more.

Preparing this brunch can be a creative treat for you as well as a gift for your guests with some delicious recipes and a few great appliances. The KitchenAid® stand mixer with a few versatile attachments, a KitchenAid® blender or food processor and a great coffee maker or espresso machine, from the KitchenAid® Coffee Collection, are just what you need to bring it all together.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH IDEAS AND RECIPES

A great Mother’s Day brunch menu is a mashup of the best of breakfast and lunch. It can include anything from classic Eggs Benedict with perfectly poached eggs, to light, flaky butter biscuits slathered with sweet jams, or homemade sausage stuffed with your favorite cuts of meat and seasoned with your unique spice blends. How many dishes you serve and whether a sweet or savory dish is at the heart of your menu is up to you.

Versatile and packed with possibilities, there are so many delicious ways to create a memorable and mouth watering brunch menu. Here are 27 craveworthy Mother’s Day Brunch recipes from starters to coffee and dessert.

Woman beating dough with handheld mixer Woman beating dough with handheld mixer

SOMETHING TO START

Ham and cheese gougeres

1. SWISS CHEESE AND HAM GOUGERES

Light, puffy and buttery, these savory “cream puffs” are a foolproof way to get the party started.

Mini quiche

2. BITE-SIZED GOLDEN BEET AND GOAT CHEESE QUICHES WITH PINE NUT CRUST

Tender, cheesy and earthy, these nut-crusted mini quiches are a fresh update on a classic brunch item. Using a KitchenAid® food processor to mix the pastry ingredients and cut in the cold butter will help create a flaky nut crust.

Zucchini caprese rolls

3. ZUCCHINI CAPRESE ROLLS

For a lighter take on a fan favorite, wrap tomatoes, basil and mozzarella in thin sheets of zucchini and drizzle with a little balsamic glaze. Create thin sheets of zucchini easily with the KitchenAid® Vegetable Sheet Cutter Attachment.


Cinnamon rolls being removed from oven Cinnamon rolls being removed from oven

SOMETHING SWEET

Banana bread French toast

4. CINNAMON BANANA BREAD FRENCH TOAST

This twist on french toast replaces regular bread with banana bread for an over-the-top, decadent dish.

Ombre waffles

5. OMBRE WAFFLES

These eye-catching waffles use a mixture of beets and blackberries to naturally color this brunch masterpiece—a feast for all the senses.

Crepes with goat cheese and berries

6. CREPES WITH GOAT CHEESE AND STRAWBERRY RHUBARB SAUCE

Sweet, creamy and tart, these pretty crepes have the flavors of spring in every bite. 

Carrot pancakes

7. CARROT PANCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE SYRUP AND CANDIED PECANS

Crunchy, sweet, creamy, comforting—these pancakes have all the “feels” and all the deliciousness of carrot cake rolled into a Mother’s Day breakfast confection.


Eggs being broken over vegetable hash Eggs being broken over vegetable hash

SOMETHING SAVORY

Kale and almond Dutch baby

8. SAVORY KALE DUTCH BABY

This flavorful Dutch Baby, made with walnuts and kale, is more souffle than pancake. Top it with soft fried eggs for a delicious and satisfying main course. The KitchenAid® K400 Variable Speed Blender will blend the wet ingredients to creamy perfection and power through nuts and kale as well.

 Brussels sprout frittata

9. SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUT FRITTATA

Packed with veggies, Italian sausage and goat cheese, this frittata has Mother’s Day brunch written all over it.

Asparagus omelet

10. ASPARAGUS SOUFFLED OMELET WITH SPICY CILANTRO SAUCE

Bring a little heat to the party with this pillowy, souffled omelet, studded with asparagus and creamy avocado.

Spiralized potato pancakes with smoked salmon

11. POTATO PANCAKES WITH SMOKED SALMON

A bed of crispy spiralized potatoes and onions create festive pancake “nests” for smoked salmon, garnished with creme fraiche, lemon and chives. The KitchenAid® 7 Blade Spiralizer Plus Attachment spiralizes and slices a variety of fruits and veggies for noodles and more.

Shakshuka with green zhug

12. ISRAELI SHAKSHUKA WITH ZHUG

This classic Middle Eastern egg dish features a bright, red tomato sauce and a spicy, green zhug. Serve with homemade pitas to soak up every bit of saucy goodness.


KitchenAid® Spiralizer Attachment spiralizing colorful beets KitchenAid® Spiralizer Attachment spiralizing colorful beets

SOMETHING FRESH

Quinoa salad

13. QUINOA SALAD WITH CITRUS DRESSING

Bright, beautiful, and packed with texture, this hearty salad can be a healthy counterpoint to indulgent pastries and other brunch treats.

Caprese zucchini noodle salad

14. CAPRESE ZUCCHINI NOODLE SALAD

Fresh and flavorful zoodles make this salad sing. Serve it as a light main course, or as a refreshing side salad. The KitchenAid® 7 Blade Spiralizer Plus Attachment helps create a variety of veggie noodles for a fresh, crisp addition to any salad.

Layered fruit parfaits

15. LAYERED FRUIT PARFAITS

Transform your favorite seasonal fruits and berries into simple, parfait rainbows that look almost too pretty to eat.


Freshly whipped butter being spread on homemade bread Freshly whipped butter being spread on homemade bread

SOMETHING ON THE SIDE

Homemade sausage

16. CRANBERRY SAUSAGE

Freshly ground chicken, warm seasonings and tart cranberries, make these homemade sausages a side dish star. The KitchenAid® Metal Food Grinder Attachment works with any KitchenAid® stand mixer to grind a variety of meats.

Waffles made with spiralized potatoes

17. HASH BROWN WAFFLES

A waffle iron and spiralized russet potatoes quickly turn hash browns into something special. 

Flaky biscuits

18. EVERYDAY FLAKY BISCUITS

Brunch just wouldn’t be brunch without warm, flaky homemade biscuits. The KitchenAid® pastry beater attachment cuts cold butter into doughs for light, flaky pastries. 


Vanilla cupcakes with pink frosting being garnished with fresh berries Vanilla cupcakes with pink frosting being garnished with fresh berries

SOMETHING FOR DESSERT

Cupcakes with chocolate covered strawberries

19. MINI CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES

The perfect union of cupcakes and a Mother’s Day favorite—chocolate covered strawberries—in one sweet flavorful treat.

Chocolate dipped fruit

20. CHOCOLATE DIPPED FRUIT

Dazzle your guests with these easy, chocolatey, “bedazzled,” dipped berries and fruit slices.

Lavender shortbread cookies

21. LAVENDER SHORTBREAD COOKIES

These light, buttery classic cookies are laced with a hint of lavender for a subtle floral note. Pulse the lavender and sugars in the bowl of a KitchenAid® food processor to infuse sugars with the herbal fragrance before adding to other ingredients.


Cocktails being dispensed into clear glasses Cocktails being dispensed into clear glasses

SOMETHING TO DRINK (SPIRITED)

Cocktails with fresh fruit juices and citrus garnishes

22. FRESHLY SQUEEZED JUICE COCKTAIL AND MOCKTAIL

Freshly squeezed juices are shaken together with ice and spiked with (optional) tequila for a bright mocktail or bracing cocktail.

Pineapple cocktails with straws and fresh sage garnishes

23. SAGE HONEY PINEAPPLE BLENDED COCKTAIL

A simple syrup made with honey and sage is blended in a KitchenAid® K400 Variable Speed Blender with frozen pineapple, lime juice and vodka for a cool, fruity drink.

Watermelon cocktails garnished with fresh mint

24. WATERMELON SANGRIA

Watermelon, berries, citrus, white wine and vodka are combined for a crisp, refreshing sangria that complements a variety of brunch dishes.


Espresso being expressed from KitchenAid® Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine Espresso being expressed from KitchenAid® Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine

SOMETHING TO DRINK (CAFFEINATED)

Thai iced coffee

25. HOMEMADE THAI ICED COFFEE

Perfectly brewed coffee, richly sweetened and iced is a delicious, indulgent grace note to a great brunch. Every well crafted cup of coffee starts with freshly ground coffee beans. KitchenAid® offers both blade and burr coffee grinders to help brew your perfect cup of coffee.

Coffee drinks with ice cream

26. CHOCOLATE AFFOGATO

Turn coffee into dessert with this espresso and chocolate gelato combo.

Cappuccino next to KitchenAid® Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine

27. CAPPUCCINO

There’s no better ending to a delicious meal than a simple, well-brewed, frothy cappuccino. The KitchenAid® Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine and KitchenAid® Automatic Milk Frother Attachment create delicious lattes and cappuccinos.


Baked goods in open KitchenAid® range Baked goods in open KitchenAid® range

HOW DO I CREATE A MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH MENU?

A three course menu is often the right amount of food for brunch. This includes a starter, main course and dessert. A more elaborate Mother’s Day brunch menu might also include sides and a salad. Whether you’re serving a three or five course meal or buffet, it should always include plenty of drinks.

Brunch should be a celebration of foods, so a mix of different cuisines can add to the fun. It’s also important to consider a balance of sweet and savory dishes. Start by thinking about the main course. If your entree is a sweet dish, start with a savory nibble or light salad. If you’re serving a savory main course, cinnamon roll bread  or small pastries can pair well.

Fruit-based desserts are a great option for a Mother’s Day brunch. In addition to classic chocolate covered strawberries, a light fruit tart with seasonal berries, or a pretty parfait stacked with colorful fruits and topped with clouds of soft whipped cream can be the perfect note to end on.

Every great brunch should include a signature cocktail or mocktail. Think about a drink you can serve in a pitcher, like sangria, that you can make ahead and just add ice to the day of the breakfast. It goes without saying that brunch wouldn’t be complete without a cup of perfectly brewed coffee or a great shot of espresso.

Coffee maker on countertop surrounded by fresh pastries Coffee maker on countertop surrounded by fresh pastries

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO SET UP A MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH BUFFET?

If you’re entertaining a larger group, a brunch buffet is a great option. A few simple tips will help it run smoothly. Start with plates, end with utensils, so guests don’t have to juggle. Vary the height and color of dishes for an interesting presentation and serve more cold food than hot for better control of temps.

To help avoid “traffic jams,” set up a separate “station” or table for drinks. If your room is large enough, give it some distance from the buffet table to avoid too many people collecting in one spot.

Keep the decor simple, and allow the food to take center stage. Crisp, white linens always work well and won’t detract from the food. Even if you’re using paper napkins, match them to your tablecloth and have plenty of stacks of them. Add a vase or two of fresh spring flowers to bring all the additional color and visual interest you need.

SHOP KITCHENAID® STAND MIXERS AND COUNTERTOP APPLIANCES

Every great homemade brunch starts with the iconic KitchenAid® stand mixer with a curated assortment of attachments and accessories to create everything from tender pastries to homemade sausages. Add a KitchenAid® blender or food processor for silky sauces and airy souffles. Or check out a KitchenAid® countertop oven to extend your oven capacity to your countertop and don’t miss the KitchenAid® Coffee Collection for the frothiest cappuccinos and richest coffees.

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