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:
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.
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!
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 F oven for seven to 10 minutes.
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.
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 complement to a steamy mug of mom's favorite tea.