Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil the special women in our lives, and what better way to show appreciation than a homemade brunch? Take some time before Mother's Day to test out your recipes so you have time to make your own personal tweaks!

1. Classic Belgian Waffles with a Twist

Waffles are always a hit, and on Mother's Day, they're a must. Take the classic Belgian waffle batter and add a twist with flavors like vanilla bean, lemon zest, or even a pinch of cinnamon. Serve them with an array of toppings, from the traditional berries and whipped cream to more indulgent options like caramelized bananas, chocolate shavings, or a scoop of her favorite ice cream.

2. Build-Your-Own Avocado Toast Bar

For the health-conscious moms, an Avocado Toast Bar is a fabulous and customizable option. Provide a variety of hearty breads, spreads like cream cheese or hummus, multiple toppings such as smoked salmon, eggs (poached, scrambled, or sunny-side up), a rainbow of fresh veggies, and of course, the star of the show – ripe avocados. The interactive nature of making one's toast is bound to create a fun and personalized experience!

3. Tantalizing French Toast Casserole

Elevate the familiar comfort of French toast by making it into a casserole. Prepare thick slices of brioche or challah bread, soak them in a rich custard overnight, and bake the next morning. The result is a golden, puffed, and scrumptious casserole that's perfect with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar. It's a definite crowd-pleaser that requires minimal work on the day!

4. Spectacular Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict exudes indulgence and is a timeless brunch favorite. Poach the eggs to molten perfection, grill up some Canadian bacon, and whip up a smooth, lemony hollandaise sauce. Balance it out with some steamed asparagus or spinach for a nutritious touch. Serve them atop English muffins or crispy hash browns for a savory Mother's Day brunch treat.

5. Zesty Shakshuka with Herbed Feta

For moms who love a bit of spice, cook up a Shakshuka – a North African dish featuring eggs poached in a rich, zesty tomato sauce. Amp up the flavor by adding a variety of bell peppers, onions, garlic, and some heat with a pinch of cayenne or a sprinkle of harissa. Finish by adding crumbled herbed feta on top, and serve with warm pita or crusty bread for dipping.

6. Elegant Smoked Salmon Crepes

Give the brunch a touch of elegance with thin, delicate crepes filled with creamy dill and lemon infused cream cheese and a generous layer of smoked salmon. Roll them up and slice into spirals for a sophisticated presentation. Garnish with capers, red onion, and a squeeze of lemon to complete the flavors of this luxurious dish.

7. Wholesome Quiche with a Spinach and Gruyère

A savory quiche is not only delicious but quite versatile. Mix up a savory custard with eggs, milk, and cream, then add sautéed spinach, caramelized onions, and nutty Gruyère cheese. Pour it into a buttery pie crust, and bake until golden brown. A slice of this alongside a simple green salad makes for a lovely, well-rounded brunch.

8. Delectable Mini Pancake Stacks

Play with portion size and make mini pancake stacks that are as delightful to behold as they are to eat. Use a small scoop to measure out the batter for those picture-perfect mini pancakes. Offer a variety of toppings and dips, such as fresh fruit compotes, chocolate ganache, or vanilla bean whipped cream, for a fun and interactive sweet adventure.

9. Refreshing Breakfast Parfait Buffet

For those looking for something lighter yet extremely customizable, opt for a Breakfast Parfait Buffet. Present a spread of yogurt options, granolas, a medley of fresh fruits, nuts, and seeds. Moms and kids alike will enjoy creating their own layers of these ingredients to build a personalized parfait. It's not just delicious; it’s also a feast for the eyes.

10. Delightful Biscuits and Gravy

If your mom loves a hearty, Southern-inspired meal, biscuits and gravy is the way to go. Make fluffy, buttermilk biscuits and serve them alongside a generous portion of creamy sausage gravy. This rich dish is simple and comforting, and it pairs perfectly with a classic mimosa or a warm cup of her favorite coffee.

This Mother's Day, make mom the center of attention by crafting a menu that caters to her taste buds. Whether you express your appreciation through sweet or savory, traditional or trendy dishes, what matters most is the time and effort you put into making the day special for her. Don't forget the flowers and a heartfelt note, and you'll have a Mother's Day brunch to remember!

Team Flouwr