Planning to stay home and cook a special meal for your Mum or the mother figure in your life this Mother’s Day? Whip up a tasty morning spread that lingers into brunch, and you’re sure to score some brownie points!
From French toast to fool-proof frittatas and all the sweet treats in between, find the recipes you need right here to step up your brunch game this Mother’s Day.
Make next level pancakes with a one pan creation that doesn’t require you to be a master flipper. Prepare your pancake mix as you normally would (this recipe calls for blueberries but you could use any flavour combinations your Mum likes), cook it on the stovetop for 5 minutes before transferring it to the oven for a crispy finish. The verdict? One giant lip-smacking pancake you can all enjoy together.
Simple to make, yet full of flavour that really packs a punch, Shakshuka is another one pan creation made with tomatoes, onions, spices and eggs served with bread for dipping. It’s a dish that originated in North Africa and regularly features on the breakfast and dinner table of many Middle Eastern countries. This recipe doesn’t require a lot of ingredients to be delicious, but you can experiment with whatever kind of vegetables and toppings you like.
This is the kind of French toast that’s perfect for a crowd without compromising on taste. Not too sweet and not too heavy, you’ll save time on cooking individual French toast dishes for your Mum and the fam. We personally think it resembles more of a lasagne than a casserole, but call it what you want and make this creation your own!
Elevate a breakfast favourite with homemade avocado and salmon salsa, and your Mum will love you (even more) for it. There’s not much to it, but when plated together on a fresh slice of sourdough, it will make your everyday scrambled eggs look café quality.
If you’re an early riser and time is on your side this slow cooked zucchini, leak and potato frittata is a brunch winner! Once it’s in the slow cooker all the hard work is done, and you can sit back and relax until it’s time to serve up and eat.
Does your mum love a good hash brown? Show her how creative you can be in the kitchen with these hearty hash brown egg cups. It includes all your breakfast staples – eggs, bacon and chives perfectly cooked and assembled in a hash brown shell made from scratch. And it’s not as hard as you might think!
7. Strawberry shortcakes (aka scones)
Strawberries are back on our shelves again, but if you’re struggling to find them at your local grocer, you can substitute this shortcake-come-scones recipe with any other berries to make a syrup, or just stick with your favourite jam. We suggest making your own whipped cream (we personally like Chantilly cream with scones), as homemade is always best.
You can’t go wrong when you’ve got 5 different ways to combine this breakfast hero. So quick and easy to make, you can serve it as a breakfast entrée or side dish with another brunch creation.
If Mum or anyone else in your fam is gluten intolerant, here’s a yummy gluten free cake that is also dairy free and suitable for vegetarians. See if any of your ‘non gluten free’ guests can tell the difference – it tastes that good! You can also make this cake ahead as it freezes quite well. And it’s also okay to feed this to the kids. Despite the title of this recipe, there is no coffee ingredient in it.
10. Smoothie bowls
Fuel a healthy and Insta-worthy meal with one of these super scrumptious smoothie bowl ideas. While it might not be the first thing you think about for brunch, having a lighter option that looks as amazing as it tastes is worth including on your Mother’s Day menu.