Treating your Mom to a restaurant brunch is thoughtful and sweet. But cooking a Mother’s Day brunch for your Momma (or mother-like figure) is an even more thoughtful and personalized gesture! It’s the small things that speak volumes. Plus, cooking for someone is not only a way to show that you care about their well-being, but it also shows you’re willing to put in the time and effort to create something special just for them. And when you cook your Mom Mother’s Day brunch, you can tailor the menu to her likes and dietary restrictions — and even incorporate some of her favorite dishes.
So if you’re trying to shower your Mom, momma-friends, or an important Mother-like figure in your life with love, no need to spend lots of money this Mother’s Day. These easy-prep Mother’s Day brunch ideas will leave them feeling special and nourished! Plus, it’s a beautiful way to show your love and appreciation. Made with just a handful of simple, wholesome ingredients, here’s a must-have Mother’s Day menu if you’re cooking at home!
5 Tips to a Delicious & Easy to Prep Mother’s Day Brunch
#1 Keep It Simple & Fresh
No need to get all extravagant with fancy ingredients and long-winded recipes! Sometimes simple is best (and healthiest). Opt for minimally-processed ingredients and nutrient-dense foods and recipes. Need some inspo? Keep scrolling!
#2 Choose Sweet & Savory
Whether you love dessert-for-breakfast items (hello fluffy pancakes and baked goods) or savory dishes (think: avocado toast and egg bakes), there’s room at the table for everyone! Having a brunch spread with a few sweet and a few savory menu items is an easy way to make the morning enjoyable for all.
#3 Prep in Advance
Want to save time and stress? Prep in advance! Sweet dishes like baked goods and savory dishes like quiche and egg bakes can be made and prepped ahead of time. Just warm it up the morning of, and serve fresh out of the oven!
#4 Make it Special
Moms love a sentimental touch. It could be as simple as making the pancakes into heart shapes, setting the table with love, or leaving a heartfelt card on the counter. It’s not about a perfect-looking meal or setup, it’s about the love and thought that went into planning the meal. Make it special!
#5 Clean Up!
If you do one thing, clean up for Mom! Clear the table, wash the dishes, load the washer, and package up any leftovers. It’s Mom’s day to sit back and relax.
16 Easy Prep Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes
#1 Baked Avocado Eggs
This filling brunch item takes minutes to prep and requires just two ingredients — a ripe avocado and an egg. It’s full of fiber and protein, loaded with healthy fats, and is dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly!
To prepare this Mother’s Day menu item, all you have to do is bake your eggs directly in an avocado with your favorite spices. It’s truly that easy!
- 2 avocados, halved and seeded
- 4 large eggs
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Avocado or coconut oil spray
- Optional toppings: fresh herbs of choice such as chives or basil, shredded cheese, salsa, or guacamole
Step #1: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and lightly grease a baking sheet with avocado or coconut oil spray.
Step #2: Slice the avocado lengthwise and remove the pit. Scoop out a few tablespoons of avocado flesh (enough to create a small hole in the center for the egg to bake). Save the leftover avocado to serve.
Step #3: Gently crack 1 egg into a small bowl. Pour the egg into the scooped-out avocado center, keeping the yolk intact.
Step #4: Repeat the above steps with the remaining eggs.
Step #5: Season with spices of choice then place into the oven and bake. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the egg whites have cooked but the yolks are still runny. Remove from the oven and serve with leftover avocado or your favorite toppings such as salsa, cheese, or fresh herbs.
#2 Easy-Prep Crustless Quiche
Also known as a Baked Avocado Eggs, this make-ahead egg recipe will be loved by all! Fill it with Mom’s favorite spring-inspired veggies (like spinach, asparagus, or zucchini) and bake it with love. To save time, make this brunch recipe in advance and heat it up on Mother’s Day! This yummy recipe is gluten-free, Paleo and vegetarian-friendly and can be easily customized.
- 6-8 large eggs
- ½ cup cream or full-fat non-dairy milk such as cashew or almond milk
- 1 ½ cups pre-cooked veggies of choice (such as sweet potato, broccoli, onion, or zucchini)
- ½ cup pre-cooked protein of choice (such as sausage or ham), optional
- sea salt
- 1 handful baby spinach, loosely chopped
- ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs of choice (such as basil or parsley)
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
Step #1: Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking dish with parchment paper.
Step #2: In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper together
Step #3: Fold in the pre-cooked veggies and optional protein until well combined. Next, pour the mixture into the baking dish lined with parchment paper. Option to sprinkle additional cheese on top.
Step #4: Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until eggs are cooked through. Remove from oven and serve warm!
#3 Grated Egg & Avocado Toast
If you haven’t tried this trending TikTok Grated Egg Toast, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity. Everyone loves avocado toast, right? Well, if you can believe it, this hack will make your go-to recipe that much better.
All you have to do is boil an egg and prepare your favorite avocado toast as normal (but forgo any toppings). Once your avocado is slathered on top of your toast, you’re ready to add your grated egg. Using a sharp grater, simply grate your boiled egg directly over the avocado toast until it’s evenly covered. Add any spices, add-ons, or sauces of choice, such as cheese or salsa. Enjoy!
#4 Sparkling Mother’s Day Mimosa
Mom deserves to start the day with a little bubbly. It’s a celebration, after all! Serve up a Mother’s Day mimosa by combining a splash of cold-pressed orange juice with some bubbly. If you want to get fancy, you can add in a sprig of rosemary, fresh strawberries, or a splash of grapefruit juice! Pour it into a mimosa glass, and cheers to Mom!
#5 5-Minute Brownie Batter Mug Cake
This 5-minute mug cake is the chocolatey morning Mom needs. Made with seven simple ingredients such as oat flour, banana, peanut butter, and cacao, mornings are about to get a whole lot sweeter! Top it with warm raspberries and a drizzle of PB and deliver it to Mom alongside a freshly brewed cup of coffee for a breakfast-in-bed surprise.
- 3 tbsp oat flour
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- ½ mashed banana
- 1 tbsp peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
- 1 ½ tbsp non-dairy milk (we love almond, oat, or cashew)
- ½ tsp baking powder
- Raspberries, fresh or warmed
- Nut butter
- Non-dairy chocolate chips
Step #1: Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl until well mixed.
Step #2: Grease a ramekin with oil, then add brownie batter mixture.
Step #3: Microwave for 90 seconds. Top with any additional toppings, and serve warm!
#6 Spicy Golden Mother’s Day Mocktail Margarita
This Spicy Golden Mother’s Day Mocktail Margarita is made with anti-inflammatory ingredients like pineapple, ginger, turmeric, and cayenne for a healthier take on a traditional Margarita. Filled with hydrating electrolytes like raw coconut water and a dash of all-natural sweetener, it’s the perfect pick-me-up to keep Mom energized and glowing!
- 1 cup Harmless harvest coconut water (sub favorite raw coconut water or kombucha)
- 1/2 cup fresh pineapple
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1-inch knob ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1-inch knob turmeric, peeled and roughly chopped
- ½ jalapeno, deseeded and thinly sliced (optional)
- Raw honey to taste, about 1-2 tbsp (optional)
- Cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
- Sparkling water
Step #1: Add the coconut water, pineapple, lime juice, turmeric, and ginger to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Once blended, strain into a cocktail shaker or large glass.
Step #2: Add the raw honey and cayenne pepper to the glass or shaker. Stir until well combined. Taste test and adjust as needed adding additional honey or lime.
Step #3: Pour the mixture into two serving glasses over ice and top with sparkling water. Add any additional garnishes, such as jalapeno and fresh pineapple.
Step #4: Enjoy!
#7 Berries & Cream Yogurt-Stuffed Toast
This Berries & Cream Yogurt-Stuffed Toast comes together in minutes and will surely be a crowd-pleaser. It tastes so decadent that it’s hard to believe it’s healthy! Made with protein-packed egg and Greek yogurt, your favorite toast, and a hint of natural sweetener, enjoy a sweet take on brunch in a yummy and delicious way.
- 1 egg
- 2 slices of bread of choice
- ½ cup unsweetened Greek yogurt (or full-fat coconut yogurt)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 tsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Fresh berries of choice
- Fresh berries
- Nut butter of choice
Step #1: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F or set your air fryer to 350 degrees F
Step #2: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon until smooth
Step #3: Next, prep the bread. Using the back of a fork, press into the center of the bread with medium-firm pressure until you create a depression.
Step #4: Add the sliced bread to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then pour the yogurt filling into the hollow center of the bread. Top with fresh berries of choice and an additional sprinkle of cinnamon.
Step #5: Add bread to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the edges of the bread are golden brown and custard is baked. If using an air fryer, bake in the air fryer for 10 minutes or until golden.
Step #6: Remove from the oven and let the toast cool for 10 minutes, allowing the custard to set. Serve with toppings of choice, such as nut butter and fresh berries. Enjoy!
- While any bread can be used in this recipe, thickly-sliced bread that is less porous works best. It will yield a creamier custard center that holds together
- For a more indulgent toast, add additional toppings before baking, such as dairy-free chocolate chips, slivered nuts, or additional sliced fruit
#8 Pancake Dippers
These cute and yummy pancake dippers are a fun and simple Mother’s Day brunch item to add to the list! Easily prepped with grain and gluten-free Pancake Mix like Simple Mills, they can be whipped up in minutes! Dip your favorite fruit like banana coins and strawberry slices in the batter, then cook it to golden fluffy perfection. Serve with fresh fruit, yogurt, coco whip, or any additional toppings of choice!
- Pancake or waffle mix of choice (we used Simple Mills almond flour pancake mix)
- 1 banana
- 1 cup strawberries
- Coconut or avocado oil to coat
- Greek yogurt
- Fresh fruit
- Maple syrup
Step #1: In a mixing bowl, make your batter as instructed on your pancake or waffle mix of choice (we used Simple Mills almond flour mix).
Step #2: Slice your banana into 1-inch to 1 ½ -inch pieces and strawberries into 1-inch slices. Set aside
Step #3: Coat a frying pan with coconut or avocado oil and heat on medium heat
Step #4: Dip the banana and strawberry slices in the pancake batter until well coated, then place on a heated frying pan. Make sure the batter is thick enough to coat each banana and strawberry slice well — a thin consistency won’t yield the same results.
Step #5: Cook the banana and strawberry slices on medium heat for a minute or until golden brown
Step #6: Flip the bananas and strawberries and cook the opposite sides until golden.
Step #7: Remove from the pan and set on a serving dish. Top with additional toppings such as yogurt, fresh fruit, maple syrup, and nut butter. Serve and enjoy!
#9 Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Baked Oats are a classic make-ahead Mother’s Day menu idea. It tastes like you’re having cake for breakfast, except it’s packed with good-for-you ingredients like fiber-filled oats and antioxidant-rich blueberries. It’s plant-based, gluten-free, and the perfect light and flavorful spring recipe that Mom will love!
- 1 cup of gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 ripe banana
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup of non-dairy milk (we love almond, oat, or cashew)
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Step #1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step #2: In a high-speed blender or food processor, blend the oats, banana, non-dairy milk, maple syrup, baking powder, and cinnamon until smooth. Then, fold in the blueberries and stir until well combined.
Step #3: Grease two small ramekins with oil and evenly divide the mixture between the two baking dishes. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
#10 Cinnamon Swirl Mug Muffin
Love cinnamon rolls but don’t love the sugar and calories that come with it? Mom probably agrees. If you want to serve up the taste in a healthy and delicious way, try whipping up this single-serve cinnamon swirl mug muffin!
Featuring a few wholesome ingredients like oats, egg whites, cinnamon, and a simple coconut butter glaze. It’s easy to prep, naturally sweetened, and beyond delicious!
Cinnamon Mug Cake
- ½ cup oats
- 1 egg white
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tbsp maple syrup
- ⅓ cup mashed banana
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tbsp ground flax
- ½ cup unsweetened oat or almond milk
- 2 cup coconut butter
- ½ tbsp maple syrup, optional
- 1-2 tbsp almond milk or non-dairy milk of choice
Step #1: Coat a mug or ramekin with oil or cooking spray.
Step #2: In a small bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Combine the egg white, banana, almond milk, vanilla, and maple syrup and stir until well combined. Then, mix in the oats, cinnamon, and ground flax seed. Stir well.
Step #3: Transfer the muffin mixture into the greased mug or ramekin. Sprinkle extra cinnamon on top, then microwave for 2 minutes. Continue cooking in 30-second increments until fully cooked and fluffy.
Step #4: Remove from the microwave and make the glaze. To make the glaze, warm the coconut butter until it is slightly melted. Combine with a splash of almond milk and optional maple syrup. Drizzle the glaze over the cinnamon muffin. Serve warm and enjoy!
#11 Chia Pudding Parfaits
Layer on the love for Mom with this chia pudding parfait. Prep a big batch of your favorite chia pudding, then assemble the parfait the day of! Alternate layers of chia pudding, Greek yogurt, fresh berries, and granola. Then, top it off with any additional toppings like nut butter, honey, or coconut whipped cream!
The best part? This easy-prep Mother’s Day brunch recipe can be customized for any diet or food preference. Swap out Greek yogurt with coconut yogurt, or add a scoop of protein to the chia pudding base for a protein-packed meal. You can even make homemade nut milk (like cashew or coconut) for your chia pudding recipe if time allows! Serve with Mom’s favorite toppings, such as granola, fresh berries, or homemade coco whip.
#12 DIY Brunch Bar
While this isn’t a recipe per se, Mom is bound to love this idea! Set up a DIY breakfast bar with a variety of build-your-own bowl add-ins. You could have bowls of fresh fruit and pre-prepped chia pudding, homemade or store-bought granola, homemade chia jam, Greek or coconut yogurt, breakfast energy balls, or baked goods… The options are endless! And all of these dishes can be prepped ahead of time. You’ll just need to plate and serve!
#13 Breakfast Cookies
Cookies for breakfast are always a good idea, especially on a special day like Mother’s Day! The best part? They can be made ahead of time and customized for any diet. Load them up with omegas by adding seeds like chia or pumpkin, skip the sugar for a natural alternative like bananas or maple syrup, or keep them paleo by using almond or coconut flour in place of oats!
Need some cookie inspiration? Try this FitOn PRO Oat & Cinnamon Breakfast Cookie recipe.
- 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ⅓ cup coconut flakes, unsweetened
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ⅓ cup almond
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 2 dates, pitted (optional)
- ¼ cup warm water
- 1 pinch cinnamon, to serve
- tahini, to taste
Step #1: Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Step #2: Mix all ingredients in a food processor until it forms a sticky mixture. If it’s too dry, try adding a touch more water.
Step #3: Spoon 1 tbsp of mixture onto the baking tray and shape into circles. Repeat with remaining mixture.
Step #4: Bake for 15-17 minutes until golden around the edges.
Step #5: Remove from the oven and let cool. Drizzle with extra tahini and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.
#14 Banana Bread Muffins
Let’s face it, everyone loves banana bread. And while we love a homemade batch, sometimes we just don’t have the time. Luckily, you can grab a healthy store-bought Banana Bread mix like Simple Mills, add in any additional ingredients like chocolate chips or blueberries, and prep ahead of time! Aside from tasting like the real deal, this store-bought mix is grain-free, gluten-free, and can easily be made vegan. Simply follow the boxed instructions and customize to your liking. Enjoy!
#15 Simple Sangria (Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic)
Whether you make this tasty recipe with wine or cold-pressed juice, it’s a yummy way to celebrate Mom, and cheers to all her hard work. Low in sugar and packed with antioxidants, there’s no sweeter way to start the day!
- 16 oz Kombucha of choice
- 1 bottle low-sugar red wine (or sub 2 cups of cold-pressed juice like pomegranate, orange, or cranberry for a mocktail option)
- 1 granny smith apple, sliced
- 1 navel orange, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup berries, fresh or frozen
- 1-2 limes, sliced
Step #1: In a large pitcher, combine the kombucha and red wine. Then, add in the mixed fruit and stir to combine.
Step #2: Chill in the fridge for 2-4 hours minimum, or overnight. Option to serve over ice and top with additional fresh fruit or kombucha.
#16 Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Low-sugar chocolate pudding for breakfast or brunch? Yep, you heard right! This easy-prep decadent dish is made with creamy ripe avocado, antioxidant-rich cacao, non-dairy milk, and a splash of all-natural sweetener. Mom deserves chocolate on her special day — this is a perfect (and healthy) way to serve it!
- 2 ripe avocados
- ½ cup cacao or cocoa powder
- ¼ cup non-dairy milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 tbsp honey, maple syrup, or sweetener of choice
Step #1: Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Step #2: If the mixture is too thick, add 1 tbsp liquid as needed to thin.
Step #3: Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes and serve!
A Simple, Easy, & Delicious Mother’s Day Menu
No need to complicate your morning with fancy restaurants or complicated menu items! Celebrate Mother’s Day at home with these simple and easy-prep meal ideas that will leave Mom feeling loved, appreciated, satiated, and satisfied. From low-sugar and paleo-friendly options to dessert-for-breakfast dishes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! With menu items like this, the Mom in your life is guaranteed to feel celebrated! Just don’t forget to clean up.