Looking for Mother’s Day recipe ideas? I’ve gathered up my favorite brunch and dessert recipes that are perfect for celebrating mom. I’ve got savory and sweet brunch recipes, fun cocktails and drinks, elegant desserts plus low-carb keto recipes you will love.
If you’re planning a special Mother’s Day brunch, I’ve got a lot of recipes for you to browse. Whether you’re serving a few or a crowd, there are plenty of main dishes, sides, and fun brunch drinks to choose from. If you want more recipes be sure to check out my whole breakfast recipes collection.
Instant Pot Sous Vide Eggs | These eggs have a velvety texture and you can make them with a variety of mix-ins like gruyere cheese, bacon, spinach, veggies and other types of cheese. They are similar to the ones sold at Starbucks and are very quick and easy to make.
Big, Fluffy Baked Buttermilk Pancakes | These impressive pancakes are baked in the oven so you don’t have to stand over the stove flipping pancakes all morning. They’re fluffy and light and only take 30 minutes to make.
Baked French Brick Toast | Inspired by Taiwanese brick toast this twist on French toast is a fun breakfast for Mother’s Day. A large cube of toast is filled with fresh fruit and mascarpone whipped cream.
Loaded Breakfast Totchos | Tater tots topped with bacon, sausage, fried eggs, cheese and other toppings is great for brunch when you’re hosting a crowd.
Souffle Omelet | This is an impressive and unique egg dish that you can serve for brunch and it isn’t that hard to make. The eggs are incredibly fluffy and soft, with a melted cheese center.
Japanese Souffle Pancakes | These pancakes are a big breakfast trend in Japan and they are very easy to make at home. They are so light and fluffy and I share all of my best tips and tricks for making them.
Giant Instant Pot Pancake | This giant pancake is easy to make and cooks in an Instant Pot. One pancake can serve several people making it perfect for brunch. Or, if you don’t have an Instant Pot, try my rice cooker pancake which is similar.
Cloud Eggs | This is a fun way to serve eggs. The whites are whipped to a meringue state and then baked with the yolks. They’re flavored with cheese and herbs.
Eggs en Cocotte | These are French baked eggs and it’s a very easy breakfast. They are flavored with herbs and bacon and baked until the whites are set and the yolks are thickened. It’s a fancy looking recipe but actually very easy to make.
Cold Brew Irish Coffee Cocktail | An Irish coffee cocktail made with cold brew coffee! This drink is cold, creamy, sweet and refreshing. Perfect for brunch.
Sweet Avocado Smoothie | This creamy avocado smoothie is made with just four simple ingredients and no additional fruit, letting the avocado flavor shine through. It is a healthier version of a popular Vietnamese shake. If you like green tea you might like to try my green tea smoothie, too.
Matcha Green Tea Latte | This latte is perfect for a spring brunch and you can make it hot or iced depending on your tastes. The green from the matcha is so pretty swirled in the glass with the milk.
Cold Brew Vietnamese Iced Coffee | This Vietnamese-style inspired coffee combines concentrated cold-brewed coffee with ice and condensed milk, for a cold and refreshing drink.
Strawberry Champagne | For a special brunch it’s nice to have some champagne and my strawberry champagne cocktails are fruity and fresh. It’s a nice change from a traditional mimosa.
Avocado Roses and Toast Nine Ways | Learn how to make pretty avocado roses and then use them to make colorful and delicious toasts that are perfect for brunch.
Cinnamon Roll Muffins | These muffins are a lot easier to make than traditional cinnamon rolls but have all the same great flavors including a drizzle of icing on top.
Melting Potatoes | This roasted potato dish is a unique side dish to serve for brunch. The potatoes are crispy on the outside, with a tender interior that almost melts in your mouth.
Avocado Blueberry Muffins | Avocado and blueberry flavored muffins with plenty of streusel topping. These muffins are a twist on traditional blueberry muffins and are a great addition to your weekend brunch.
Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus | This simple roasted asparagus dish is a delicious way to enjoy asparagus and makes an easy side dish.
I’ve gathered up some delicious desserts that are great for brunch or after dinner depending on how you plan to celebrate with your mom. Want even more ideas? Browse my cakes and dessert recipes collections for even more sweet treats.
Apple Rose Tarts | These cute apple tarts are made with puff pastry sheets and shaped like roses. They are easy to make and a fun dessert.
Molten Nutella Lava Cakes | You only need four ingredients to make these decadent cakes. The cakes have a molten Nutella center and are very easy to make.
Rose Champagne Mug Cake | This fluffy cake is flavored with rosé champagne and cooks in the microwave in just 1 minute. You can even cook it directly in the champagne glass!
Coffee Jelly | This easy coffee jelly is served in individual clear espresso cups and topped with sweetened condensed milk, making it look like a real shot of espresso.
4-Ingredient Apple Cake | This apple cake is just four ingredients and tastes like a French apple cake. There is no butter or oil or baking powder needed. The end result is a fluffy and moist cake full of apple pieces.
Three-Ingredient Sponge Cake | This easy sponge cake recipe produces a fluffy and moist sponge cake. The sponge cake can be simply decorated with fresh fruits, glazes, or other toppings or used to create multi-layered fancy cakes.
We have family members who follow a keto diet and so I love to come up with delicious low-carb and keto-friendly recipes for every occasion including Mother’s Day! If you need keto recipes for brunch or dessert, I’ve got you covered.
Low Carb Keto Bagels | These savory cheesy bagels are keto, low carb, gluten-free and wheat flour-free. They are just 5 ingredients and easy to make.
Keto Pumpkin Chaffles | Chaffles are low-car keto waffles made primarily with cheese and egg. When cooked, they puff up and have a chewy texture with a crispy exterior. This sweet chaffle is made with cream cheese and pumpkin spices and you can serve them like regular waffles.
3-Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cake | This is a very simple cake to make with just three ingredients. It’s perfect for anyone who loves peanut butter.
Keto Donut Muffins | Fluffy baked donut muffins that are low carb, gluten-free and keto-friendly. These muffins taste like old fashioned cake donuts and are easy to make.
Keto Snickerdoodle Muffins | These muffins are fluffy, moist, and taste like snickerdoodles in muffin form. The muffins are topped with a cinnamon sweetener coating and have a tangy flavor just like snickerdoodles.
Keto Lemon Cake | This lemon loaf pound cake is moist, fluffy and full of lemon flavor. It’s finished with a sweet lemon glaze. It’s also an easy one-bowl recipe. No mixer is needed! You might like my keto blueberry bread, too!
Low Carb Sweet Butter Biscuits | Easy drop biscuits that are buttery, fluffy and lightly sweetened. These low carb and keto-friendly biscuits take less than 30 minutes to make! I also have a savory cheesy keto biscuits recipe, so be sure to check them out, too.
3-Ingredient Keto Japanese Cheesecake | A low carb and keto-friendly version of Japanese souffle cheesecake that is just 3 ingredients. This cake is easy to make, and has a fluffy, light texture. Or, try my chocolate keto cheesecake, too!
Keto Avocado Brownies | A low carb, keto-friendly avocado brownie recipe. These easy brownies have a rich chocolate flavor and fudgy texture from the use of avocados.
Keto Bread Rolls | Fluffy bread rolls that are keto, low carb, and gluten-free. These savory soft rolls can be served as is or used for sandwiches and sliders.