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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:

1. Strawberry Baked French Toast

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

Baked French toast is essentially bread pudding except you get to have it for breakfast, and that is totally awesome. (via Babble)

2. Pain au Chocolat

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Image Source: Julievr

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? (via Babble)

3. Coffee & Doughnut Bread Pudding

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Image Source: Julievr

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. (via Babble)

4. Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

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 else for breakfast again. (via Babble)

5. Kale and Cheddar Strata

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

Make up a savory treat for your Mother’s Day brunch with this melt-in-your-mouth kale and cheddar strata. (via Babble)

6. Strawberry Banana Bread

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

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. (via Babble)

7. Blueberry Lime Buckle

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

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. (via Babble)

8. Toasted Coconut Granola

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Image Source: Brooklyn Supper

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! (via Brooklyn Supper)

9. Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles with Strawberries

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Image Source: Brooklyn Supper

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 Mother’s Day morning. (via Brooklyn Supper)

10. Blueberry Lemon Scones

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Image Source: Laura’s Recipes

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. (via Babble)

11. Big Crumb Rhubarb Coffee Cake

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Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

This moist and delicious coffee cake recipe features tangy seasonal rhubarb! (via Babble)

12. Blueberry Cornbread Muffins

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

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

13. Lemon Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

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. (via Babble)

14. Apple Blood Orange Buckle

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Image Source: Brooklyn Supper

This sweet and tangy buckle has a citrusy crumb topping that any mom will delight in. (via Brooklyn Supper)

15. Meyer Lemon Almond Cake

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Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

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

16. Clementine Olive Oil Cake

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Image Source: Brooklyn Supper

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. (via Brooklyn Supper)

17. Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

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Image Source: Jennifer Savor

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. (via Babble)

18. Savory Breakfast Casserole

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Image Source: Jaime

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

19. Mushroom and Leek Quiche

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

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. (via Babble)

20. Kumquat & Clementine Coffee Cake

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

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

21. Baked Pear Vanilla Oatmeal

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

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

22. Tiny Maple Walnut Coffee Cakes

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Image Source: Julievr

These little maple walnut coffee cakes are sweet, nutty, and totally satisfying. (via Babble)

23. Nutella Baked Oatmeal

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Image Source: Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Turn a classic baked oatmeal into a nutty, chocolatey treat with this simple Nutella baked oatmeal recipe. (via Babble)

24. Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Muffins

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

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. (via Babble)

25. Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast

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Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

Apples and cinnamon are fantastic in this puddling-like baked French toast! (via Babble)

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