Celebrate Mother’s Day in the most delicious way possible with our collection of 25 heartwarming breakfast recipes. From indulgent Cinnamon and Raisin Baked French Toast to impressive Eggs Benedict or Cheese Blintz Soufflés, we have something to suit mom’s tastes and preferences. So, whether surprising your mom with breakfast in bed or hosting a special brunch for the whole family, these delicious recipes are guaranteed to make her day extra special. Show your love and appreciation by treating your mom to a morning of heartwarming flavors and unforgettable moments!

Tips for Planning a Special Mother’s Day Breakfast

Planning a delicious breakfast for mom on her special day requires some careful thought and advance preparation to ensure that everything goes smoothly and your mom feels truly loved. Here are a few tips to help you plan the perfect breakfast for your mom:

  1. Know her preferences. Take some time to think about your mom’s favorite breakfast foods. Does she prefer sweet or savory? Does she have any dietary restrictions or allergies? Knowing her preferences will help you craft a menu she will truly enjoy.
  2. Prepare in advance. To avoid any last-minute stress, plan your menu focusing on not only mom’s preferences but also dishes that can be prepared in part – or entirely – ahead.
  3. Create a bright, cozy atmosphere. Decorate the table with fresh flowers, use bright linens, and use your good china to make your mom feel extra special.
  4. Get the whole family involved. If you’re hosting a family brunch, assign tasks to different family members, from decorating the table to cooking various dishes. Not only will this lighten the load for you, but it will also make the breakfast feel more like a collective effort.

25 Mother’s Day Breakfast Recipes

Here are 25 recipes for you to choose from in planning breakfast for you mom. They are divided into 4 sections:

  • French Toast, Waffles, and Pancake Recipes 
  • Breakfast Egg Dishes
  • Homemade Pastries and Baked Goods
  • Miscellaneous Additions to Complete the Meal

French Toast, Waffles, and Pancake Recipes – for a sweet start to the day

If your mom is a fan of classic breakfast favorites, then indulgent French toast casserole, crispy waffles, or fluffy pancakes are the way to go. These simple yet elegant dishes can be customized with various toppings and flavorings to suit your mom’s taste. Here are 5 recipes to choose from:

Slice of Baked French Toast on a white plate with rest of casserole in the background alongside bowl of sliced bananas and flowers

Easy Baked Banana French Toast with Caramel Sauce

Treat yourself to the ultimate breakfast indulgence with our mouthwatering Baked Banana French Toast with Caramel Sauce. This delectable breakfast casserole turns traditional French toast into a truly decadent delight by adding the appealing flavors of caramel and banana. And, it’s quick and easy to prepare in 10 minutes the night before serving!

Oval baking dish filled with Baked Cinnamon French Toast, topped with berries and a spoon dishing out one serving

Cinnamon and Raisin Baked French Toast with Fresh Berries

Baked Cinnamon French Toast is full of divine flavors, varying textures and bright colors – and is super easy to prepare ahead of time. Purchased cinnamon raisin bread slices are steeped in a sweet-creamy mixture of egg, sugar, milk, cream and vanilla, then baked in a water bath. Easy, luscious, elegant and impressive!

White plate with Cinnamon Apple Waffles

Cinnamon Apple Waffles

These Cinnamon Apple Waffles are full of sweet, spiced, well-balanced flavors. Grated fresh apples are mixed into a batter punctuated by cinnamon and brown sugar, with tangy yogurt keeping the sweetness in check. They’re crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside – and I share my secrets on how to make them that way!

Banana Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Maple Syrup

Greek yogurt, mashed bananas, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla are added to a basic pancake batter, ramping up the flavor factor in these Banana Yogurt Pancakes. I also recommend using whole wheat flour and lower fat milk to make them healthier.


Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes are light, fluffy, and bursting with juicy blueberries. And, they’re made even better with a touch of tangy buttermilk.

Breakfast Egg Dishes – that will make her heart melt

Eggs are a versatile ingredient that can be prepared in countless ways, making them a perfect addition to your Mother’s Day breakfast menu. Whether your mom prefers a classic brunch dish like Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce, a healthy frittata, or an impressive Cheese Blintz Soufflé, there’s an egg dish out there that will make her heart melt. Here are 10 delicious egg recipes to choose from:

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Classic Eggs Benedict with Blender Hollandaise Sauce

To me, there’s nothing more rustically elegant – or delicious – for breakfast than Eggs Benedict. Toasted English muffins topped with slices of sweet Canadian bacon and delicate poached eggs, then slathered with buttery, lemony Hollandaise sauce. Poaching the eggs ahead of time and making the hollandaise sauce in a blender (then reheating shortly before serving) simplify the prep work significantly on these impressive eggs.

Smoked Salmon Benedict with Mustard-Dill Sauce

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Mustard-Dill Sauce is a scrumptious, lighter version of traditional Eggs Benedict. Plus, the sauce is super easy to prepare!

Light blue cups filled with Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Baked Eggs in Tomatoes

Impressive and easy to prepare, Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Hollandaise Sauce is a delicious, vegetarian breakfast or brunch dish.

White ramekin filled with Christmas Morning Eggs

Baked Eggs in Ramekins

These baked eggs are quick and easy to prepare – and oh, so scrumptious! I can’t recall a Christmas morning without them. Eggs are baked in a nest of Cheddar cheese, along with green chiles and sour cream. Can be prepared ahead of time, and also baked in one large dish!

Overhead of cast iron skillet holding Poached Eggs in Italian Tomato Sauce

Eggs in Purgatory Recipe (Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce)

Poached Eggs in Italian Tomato Sauce are full of flavor and take just minutes to put together in the morning. Eggs are poached in a sweet and slightly spicy mixture of diced tomatoes flavored with basil, oregano, garlic, parsley, rosemary and red pepper flakes. Starting with canned Italian tomatoes makes this a quick and easy breakfast that’s also impressive.

Square white plate with Toasted Bagel with Egg Salad and Smoked Salmon

Egg Salad and Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich

Tasty and colorful, Toasted Bagels with Egg Salad and Smoked Salmon are my husband Robert’s favorite breakfast. A bit tangy, a bit smoky and full of flavor, they are quick and easy to prepare. And, the egg salad can be made 24 hours ahead, too!


Cheese Blintz Soufflés with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

Cheese Blintz Soufflés with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce are a quick and easy variation on traditional cheese blintzes. Egg batter is layered with a cream cheese-cottage cheese filling in individual souffle dishes or ramekins, baked, then topped with an intensely flavored Blueberry Balsamic Sauce. The result is a delicious and impressive breakfast, brunch or lunch dish!

Overhead view of Vegetable Frittata in cast iron skillet set on a cutting board, with mushrooms, cheese, spinach and biscuits around the side

Easy and Delicious Healthy Vegetable Frittata Recipe 

As a breakfast enthusiast, I’ve perfected the art of the frittata, and this veggie-packed version is my absolute favorite! My Delicious Healthy Vegetable Frittata is packed with vibrant flavors and can be made with a variety of fresh veggies, making it both healthy and satisfying. Plus, it’s quick and easy to prepare, making it a great recipe to have in your repertoire.

Overhead shot of mushroom, spinach, zucchini pie with sliced tomatoes on top

Garden Vegetable Quiche Recipe

Mushroom, Spinach, Tomato and Zucchini Pie is the perfect dish to prepare with the fresh bounty from your garden or your favorite market.


Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Omelets

Quick and easy, these healthy, 5-ingredient, gluten-free omelets, were inspired by a trip to Southern France. Step by step omelet making instructions included!

Homemade Pastries and Baked Goods – for a touch of indulgence

If your mom has a sweet tooth, nothing says “I love you” like homemade pastries and baked goods. From bright muffins to gooey cinnamon rolls, these indulgent treats are sure to make your mom feel loved and appreciated. Here are 8 time-tested recipes to choose from:

white platter holding around 1 dozen mini pecan rolls

Irresistibly Delicious and Easy to Make: Mini Pecan Rolls

Indulge your taste buds with the mouthwatering goodness of homemade Mini Pecan Rolls! There’s something magical about the combination of warm, gooey caramel, crunchy pecans, spicy cinnamon and slightly tangy dough (from buttermilk) that makes these rolls an absolute delight.

White plate holding a batch of No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls with a peach and cinnamon sticks on the side

No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls with Peach Filling

These No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls with Peach Filling are amazingly easy to prepare, and I help you make them right the first time by providing detailed step-by-step instructions with photos. Sweet fresh peaches, spicy cinnamon and warm brown sugar all coordinate together perfectly inside these soft rolls and result in a luxurious, comforting, feel-good way to start your day!

single Peach Muffin on a plate wtih a platter holding more muffins in back

Peach Muffins with Fresh Peaches and Sour Cream

Tender and moist, these Fresh Peach Muffins are full of fresh, comforting, well balanced flavors. Each muffin is full of juicy peach chunks nestled in a brown sugar-sour cream base that’s topped with a warm, spiced cinnamon sugar mixture. Easy to prepare without a blender or mixer, this peach muffin recipe has definitely stood the test of time – I’ve been making it for over 20 years.

White cake stand holding Overnight Bundt Caramel Rolls

Overnight Caramel Rolls with Frozen Bread Dough (AKA Monkey Bread)

Overnight Bundt Caramel Rolls are easy to prepare, oo-ey, goo-ey, cinnamon-y bites of moist deliciousness! Not only do they take only about 5 minutes to prepare, you make them the night before, and pop them in the oven the next morning around 35-45 minutes before serving. Easy enough for everyday, elegant enough for special occasions and entertaining!

white basket filled with Lemon Blueberry Muffins, with flowers in the background

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Super moist Lemon Blueberry Muffins are are easy to prepare, and are a great accompaniment to most brunch dishes and many main dish salads as well. Plus, they can be made ahead and frozen, making them a perfect addition to an entertaining menu!

Sliced toasted english muffin with orange marmalade

Homemade Sourdough English Muffins

Discover the joy of creating your very own Sourdough English Muffins at home. These delectable treats offer a unique combination of sourdough’s signature tang and the classic chewy English muffin texture that will leave your taste buds singing with delight. These muffins are delicious toasted with butter and jam, as mom used to do, or as part of an egg sandwich, or with Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce!

Eight slices of lemon bread, arranged overlapping on a white background.

Easy Lemon Bread Recipe

This delightful Lemon Bread Recipe is a fresh and bright treat that promises a burst of lemon in every bite. Its moist, tender texture is achieved through a careful combination of ingredients and techniques. With a triple hit of lemon from zest, extract and juice, the bread is overflowing with tangy citrus flavor. And, toasted chopped pecans provide a satisfying crunch and balancing flavor.

Blueberry Cake on a cake stand with a slice of cake

Blueberry Delight Cake with Crumb Topping

Indulge in a taste sensation with our Blueberry Delight Cake! This scrumptious cake features a sweet, moist base bursting with fresh blueberries. A buttery crumb topping accented with cinnamom adds the perfect textural contrast, making every bite a delight.

Miscellaneous Additions – to complete the meal

 To round out the breakfast, I recommend adding a bowl of fresh fruit including berries, chopped mango, chopped apples, or whatever fruit is in season that mom likes. For a Mother’s Day brunch, start the meal with a classic brunch cocktail, like a Bloody Mary or Mimosa (champagne and orange juice).
In addition, here are two recipes that I love to serve at a special occasion breakfast or brunch, that don’t fit in any of the above categories:

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Mango Banana Smoothie

This Banana Mango Smoothie is bright and bursting with fresh flavors that will transport your taste buds straight to the tropics. The sweetness of the mango and banana perfectly balances the tangy citrus of the orange and lime, while a hint of mint adds a refreshing and cooling effect. Each sip is like a burst of sunshine that will leave you feeling invigorated and ready to take on the day.

Oval platter filled with Spiced Bacon Twists

Sweet and Spicy Twisted Bacon

These addictively delicious Spiced Bacon Twists are chewy, crunchy and both sweet and savory. Salty, smoky bacon is dredged in a sweet and spicy brown sugar mixture and then baked until crispy. The resulting bacon has the most wonderful caramel taste, with a bit of zing.

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Hi, I'm Lee.

I am inspired by my mother, Sally’s, love of cooking and entertaining to gather friends and family together over great meals and conversation. In fact, I held my first dinner party at the age of 16. Throughout the years, I’ve provided recipes, menu advice and cooking tips to friends seeking uncomplicated and delicious ideas for home entertaining.

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