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25 Easy Make-Ahead Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

This Mother’s Day, why not skip the store-bought stuff and enjoy a handmade holiday complete with a few wholesome make-ahead Mother’s Day brunch recipes? The founder of America’s Mother’s Day, Julia Ward Howe, eventually opposed the holiday she created because she regretted how commercialized it had become. And I wholeheartedly agree. Because while moms love cards and flowers, everyone over the age of four knows that what moms love best is something you made with your own two hands. So this Mother’s Day, break out the construction paper and glue and make your own card, pick some flowers from the backyard, and get in the kitchen and rattle those pots and pans. You’ll want to make as much in advance as you can. Not only does it make your life easier, a little foresight shows you care and makes it clear this isn’t something you threw together at the last minute. Here are 25 scrumptious recipes you can make ahead of time for a brunch that will show that special lady how much you care.

  • 25 Scrumptious Make-Ahead Recipes for Mother’s Day Brunch 1 of 26
    25 Scrumptious Make-Ahead Recipes for Mother's Day Brunch

    Cook up a tasty homemade feast with one of these 25 easy make-ahead Mother's Day brunch recipes. 

  • Strawberry Baked French Toast 2 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Strawberry Baked French Toast

    Baked French toast is essentially bread pudding except you get to have it for breakfast, and this is totally awesome. 

    Get the recipe here

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  • Pain au Chocolat 3 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Pain au Chocolat

    Shhhhh! Don't tell, but flaky homemade pain au chocolat is a total cinch to make at home. Just get some pre-made puff pastry dough, add a little (good) chocolate, and bake. That was easy, wasn't it?

    Get the recipe here  

    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal

  • Coffee and Doughnut Bread Pudding 4 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's day Brunch Recipes - Coffee Doughnut Bread Pudding

    It's the eternal dilemma you want doughnuts but need them to be even more decadent and substantial. Well, here you go. This coffee and doughnut bread pudding is a cinch to create and makes for a deliciously over-the-top brunch recipe.

    Get the recipe here

    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal

  • Blackberry Baked Oatmeal 5 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Blackberry Baked Oatmeal

    Looking for a no-fail recipe that's easy, healthy, and incredibly delicious? Of course you are. Once you try this baked blackberry oatmeal, you'll never want to have anything for breakfast again.

    Get the recipe here

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  • Kale and Cheddar Strata 6 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Kale and Cheddar Strata

    Make up a savory treat for your Mother's Day brunch with this melt-in-your-mouth kale and cheddar strata. 

    Get the recipe for kale and cheddar strata

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  • Strawberry Banana Bread 7 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Strawberry Banana Bread

    This easy banana bread recipe also happens to be delicious. Kids can really get into this one too have them help you mash the banana or stir in the strawberries.

    Get the recipe here 

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  • Blueberry Lime Buckle 8 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Recipes - Blueberry Lime Buckle

    Buckles are a classic quick cake that's perfect for brunch. This buckle highlights the flavors of blueberry and lime, and features an irresistible streusel topping.

    Get the recipe here

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  • Homemade Toasted Coconut Granola 9 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Homemade Toasted Coconut Granola

    Look, it may not seem like a little homemade granola is going to make mom's day, but trust me, it is. Make up a batch of this in secret and surprise her with a cup of yummy granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit, and this will definitely be a Mother's Day to remember!

    Get the recipe on Brooklyn Supper here

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  • Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles with Strawberries 10 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles with Strawberries

    Cornmeal lends a bit of nuttiness and texture to traditional waffles, and these cornmeal waffles are terrific with any number of seasonal fruits. And, it's a little-known secret that cornmeal waffles reheat beautifully, so try making these the night before and reheating them by spreading them out on a baking sheet and heating in a 350 degree oven for 7 - 10 minutes.

    Get the recipe on Brooklyn Supper here 

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  • Blueberry Lemon Scones 11 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Blueberry Lemon Scones

    These buttery scones make the most out of the classic blueberry and lemon combo. Just the thing to complement a little coffee and fruit for breakfast in bed.

    Get the recipe here 

    Image: Laura Levy

  • Big Crumb Rhubarb Coffee Cake 12 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Big Crumb Rhubarb Coffee Cake

    This moist and delicious coffee cake recipe features tangy seasonal rhubarb! 

    Get the recipe here  

    Image: Kelsey Banfield

  • Blueberry Cornbread Muffins 13 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Blueberry Cornbread Muffins

    These eye-catching blueberry cornmeal muffins are a wonderful compliment to a bacon and egg breakfast. Best of all, they are a snap to whip up the night before!

    Get the recipe here  

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  • Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal 14 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

    No matter what the occasion, this is always one of my favorite breakfast recipes. With big bursts of fresh blueberries and toothsome oatmeal, this effortless recipe is perfect for Mother's Day brunch.

    Get the recipe here

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  • Apple Blood Orange Buckle 15 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Apple Blood Orange Buckle

    This sweet and tangy buckle has a citrusy crumb topping that any mom will delight in. 

    Get the recipe on Brooklyn Supper here 

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  • Meyer Lemon Almond Cake 16 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Meyer Lemon Almond Cake

    This sweet and nutty quick cake is topped with a tangy glaze made with real Meyer lemons.

    Get the recipe here

    Image: Kelsey Banfield

  • Clementine Olive Oil Cake 17 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Clementine Olive Oil Cake

    Cake batter made with olive oil yields a lovely crumb. This easy olive oil cake is infused with the quietly-sweet tang of real clementines. 

    Get the recipe on Brooklyn Supper here

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  • Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake 18 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

    This moist and delicious coffee cake takes a lighter and healthier approach to the traditional coffee cake, and mom is going to be totally down with that.

    Get the recipe for here

    Image: Jennifer Leal

  • Savory Breakfast Casserole 19 of 26
    Make Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Savory Breakfast Casserole

    With plenty of eggs, cheese, and sausage, this savory breakfast casserole is guaranteed to hit the spot.

    Get the recipe here 

    Image: Jaime Richardson

  • Mushroom and Leek Quiche 20 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Mushroom and Leek Quiche

    Quiche feels fancy, but is actually pretty simple to make. If you're a newbie to homemade crusts, keep in mind that practice makes perfect. If all else fails, save a little time and effort with a pre-made crust. 

    Get the recipe here

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  • Kumquat Clementine Coffee Cake 21 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Kumquat Clementine Coffee Cake

    This easy-to-make coffee cake is studded with the unique flavors of kumquat and clementine.

    Get the recipe here

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  • Pear Vanilla Baked Oatmeal 22 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Pear Vanilla Baked Oatmeal

    The flavors of comforting pear and real vanilla bean meld beautifully in this pear vanilla baked oatmeal recipe.

    Get the recipe here  

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  • Tiny Maple Walnut Coffee Cakes 23 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Maple Walnut Coffee Cakes

    These little maple walnut coffee cakes are sweet, nutty, and totally satisfying. 

    Get the recipe here

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  • Nutella Baked Oatmeal 24 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Nutella Baked Oatmeal

    Turn a classic baked oatmeal into a nutty, chocolaty treat with this simple Nutella baked oatmeal recipe.

    Get the recipe here  

    Image: Shaina Olmanson

  • Cinnamon Swirl Muffins 25 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Cinnamon Swirl Muffins

    These tangy and light cinnamon swirl muffins feature real buttermilk and a generous swirl of cinnamon. Warmed, with a big pat of butter, they are the perfect compliment to a steamy mug of Mom's favorite tea.

    Get the recipe here

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  • Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast 26 of 26
    Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch Recipes - Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast

    Apples and cinnamon are fantastic in this puddling-like baked French toast!

    Get the recipe here  

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