21 sweet and savoury recipes for the best brunch this Mother's Day

Because planning the perfect brunch is all about balance — and you’d better get it right for this woman!

Because planning the perfect brunch is all about balance — and you’d better get it right for this woman!

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This article was originally published on May 10, 2017.

Mother's Day is fast approaching (this Sunday!), and if you're stressing over what to get her this year (ahem, here are a few good places to start), you can be sure that a safe way to kick things off is with the greatest gift of all: brunch. Because what better way to honour that hard-working Mom in your life than with a delicious meal — that she doesn't have to make herself!

Planning the perfect brunch is all about balance: mixing in go-to savoury egg dishes with dessert-for-breakfast classics; testing out savoury stuffed French toast alongside staples like scrambled eggs; and matching foods that can be frozen ahead of time, like these kale and zucchini muffins, with favourites that taste best fresh out of the oven. Luckily, we've taken care of the menu options for you, so now all you have to do is get cookin!

Whether you're hosting a big family affair to celebrate multiple generations of moms, or are simply planning to surprise that mom in your life with breakfast in bed, these sweet and savoury brunch recipes are sure to bring a smile to her face this Mother's Day.

Small bites and salads

Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread

A Really Good Kale Salad

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Smoked Salmon Potato Bites

Fruit Salad, 3 Ways

Delicious drinks

Grapefruit Champagne Cocktail

Ginger Basil Grapefruit Mocktail

Savoury staples


Tex-Mex Tortilla Frittata

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Spring Vegetable Quiche

Shahir's Savoury Stuffed French Toast

Bacon and Egg Rice Bowls

Sweet mains

Carrot Cake Pancakes

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Liv B's Light n' Fluffy Vegan Banana Waffles

Shahir's Sweet Stuffed French Toast

Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

Blood Orange Tart

Decadent desserts

Lemon Tiramisu

Joy McCarthy's Chocolate Chia Mousse

Opera Tea Cake

Dark Chocolate Mud Pie

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