Below you’ll find a collection of brunch recipes that have been Mother-approved on my end, and I have a pretty good feeling that they’ll be mom-loved on your end, too. They’re divided into categories to make your search a little easier.

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Sweets & Baking Recipes

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Broiled Grapefruit with Mint Sugar

5 (2 ratings)
Caramelized, tart grapefruit topped with sweet, refreshing mint sugar! An elegant, easy breakfast side! 
Ingredients: grapefruit, mint, sugar, maple syrup
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Lemon Lavender Scones

4.97 (52 ratings)
Warm and fragrant lavender is lightly infused throughout the scones, with a burst of lemon – topped with a drizzle of sweet icing for the perfect addition!
Ingredients: dried lavender flowers, lemon, butter, all the baking essentials
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Triple Berry Clafoutis - An easy and elegant French dessert that's slightly sweet, made with your favorite summer fruits! | Fork in the Kitchen

Triple Berry Clafoutis

5 (17 ratings)
An easy and elegant French dessert that's delicately sweet, made with a delicious blend of berries.
Ingredients: eggs, berries, lemon, flour, milk, butter
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lemon mascarpone pancakes with strawberry sauce stacked on plate by fork in the kitchen

Lemon Mascarpone Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

4.75 (12 ratings)
Melt-in-your-mouth mascarpone pancakes brightened up with lemon, and topped with a sweet strawberry sauce!
Ingredients: mascarpone cheese, fresh lemon, strawberries
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Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with Vanilla Bean Icing | Fork in the Kitchen

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

4.50 (2 ratings)
Light, moist lemon poppy seed bread coated with a slightly sweet vanilla bean icing.
Ingredients: baking essentials, lemon, poppy seeds, eggs, sour cream
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rosemary bagels overhead spread on parchment

Rosemary Bagels

5 (29 ratings)
With a chewy exterior and soft, yet slightly dense interior, these homemade Rosemary Bagels will change your brunch game!
Ingredients: flour, yeast, fresh rosemary, flaky salt
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Almond Cardamom Cake is light and moist with strong almond flavor and a subtle complex cardamom flavor - excellent with coffee and best served warm with a sprinkle of powdered sugar!

Almond Cardamom Cake

5 (3 ratings)
A snack cake that is light, moist, and with rich flavor!
Ingredients: almond paste, butter, eggs, sugar, flour, cardamom, almonds
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slice of lemon almond cake on plate with fork

Lemon Almond Bundt Cake

5 (4 ratings)
Light, moist bundt cake that has layers of fresh lemon flavor and warming almond throughout; topped off with a sweet almond icing.
Ingredients: sugar, lemon, butter, cake flour, milk, almond extract
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Savory Brunch Recipes

green shakshuka in skillet with spoon

Green Shakshuka with Kale, Leeks, Artichokes, & Feta

5 (5 ratings)
A hearty mix of artichoke hearts, kale, and eggs with a spicy kick. Definitely serve with bread!
Ingredients: leeks, onion, serrano peppers, garlic, artichoke hearts, cilantro, kale, eggs
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croque madame sandwiches with fried egg on board by fork in the kitchen

Croque Madame {2 Ways}

5 (3 ratings)
Some say it's grilled cheese on a whole other level: this traditional French sandwich is made with lots of melty gruyere, a creamy bechamel sauce, and a fried egg. Make it traditionally or vegetarian.
Ingredients: sourdough bread, gruyere cheese, onions, ham (if using), egg, mustard
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round wood board filled with burrata, tomatoes, potatoes, toast, and eggs alongside silverware

Breakfast Charcuterie Board with Burrata & More!

5 (16 ratings)
This breakfast charcuterie board is always a crowd-pleaser. It's a choose-your-own-adventure kind of meal!
Ingredients: potatoes, tomatoes, rosemary, eggs, burrata cheese, romesco sauce
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overhead romseco toast

Romesco Toast with Jammy Eggs

5 (5 ratings)
This easy breakfast recipe will be your new go-to for a delicious brunch! Thick sourdough bread slices topped with flavorful, fresh romesco sauce and perfectly jammy eggs.
Ingredients: sourdough bread, romesco sauce, eggs
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overhead asparagus pea tart

Asparagus Pea Tart

5 (3 ratings)
These individual tarts are bursting with fresh spring flavors and are easy to make.
Ingredients: ricotta, mint, parsley, asparagus, peas, puff pastry dough
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everything bagel with over easy egg, romesco sauce, avocado, arugula

Vegetarian Breakfast Bagel Sandwich with Romesco

5 (3 ratings)
An epic breakfast sandwich with everyone's favorite combination: romesco sauce and eggs.
Ingredients: romesco sauce, egg, avocado, everything bagel, microgreens
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Plate of golden brown potato croquettes next to parsley and linen.

Cheesy Potato Croquettes

5 (3 ratings)
Cheesy, creamy potato croquettes, with a delicately crisp exterior and a luxurious mashed potato interior.
Ingredients: potatoes, Boursin cheese, breadcrumbs
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Egg-Based Brunch Recipes

Slice of kale goat cheese quiche on plate with fork.

Kale & Goat Cheese Quiche

5 (7 ratings)
A light quiche with a creamy egg base, kale, shallots, and a tangy herb garlic goat cheese topping!
Ingredients: egg, kale, cream, shallot, goat cheese
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mediterranean quiche slice on plate with fork

Mediterranean Vegetable Quiche

5 (1 rating)
A quiche full of flavor and veggies.
Ingredients: pie crust, onion, zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, thyme, eggs, cream, gruyere, goat cheese
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egg bake with arugula on top

Sliced Yukon Gold Potato & Egg Breakfast Casserole

5 (9 ratings)
An easy, elegant frittata-like dish to serve at breakfast or brunch. Top with arugula for added texture, color, and bright, peppery freshness. 
Ingredients: gruyere cheese, rosemary, garlic, shallot, eggs, cream, parmesan
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Spinach Eggs and Ricotta Toast - a quick, healthy, delicious breakfast! | Fork in the Kitchen

Spinach Eggs and Ricotta Toast

5 (1 rating)
A grown-up, healthy version of green eggs. Spinach and eggs cooked to perfection with creamy ricotta and fresh tomatoes.
Ingredients: spinach, eggs, ricotta, sourdough toast, tomatoes
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Salads & Sides

green vegetable salad with asparagus and peas in bowl

Bright Spring Vegetable Salad

5 (4 ratings)
A bright salad bursting with flavor and texture.
Ingredients: asparagus, peas, arugula, almond, lemon, mint
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Farmer's Market Strawberry Corn Salad - an easy, simple salad with fresh summer flavors! | Fork in the Kitchen

Farmer’s Market Strawberry Corn Salad

This salad has everything you need with a contrast of flavors and textures, all with fresh Farmer's Market ingredients.
Ingredients: spinach, strawberries, corn, Dubliner cheese, dijon mustard, honey, sunflower seeds
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up close citrus salad with avocado and watercress

Citrus Avocado Salad

5 (3 ratings)
A bright, refreshing salad that only takes about 10 minutes to make.
Ingredients: citrus fruits, avocado, pistachios, watercress or arugula
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Gruyere and Thyme Stacked Potatoes - a recipe perfect for a Thanksgiving side or appetizer! | Fork in the Kitchen

Gruyere and Thyme Stacked Potatoes

4.98 (112 ratings)
Everyone's favorite side dish with its crispy edges and creamy centers.
Ingredients: Yukon Gold potatoes, butter, gruyere cheese, parmesan cheese, thyme
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Fresh Corn & Zucchini Salad | Fork in the Kitchen

Fresh Corn & Zucchini Salad

5 (2 ratings)
A fresh, bright way to enjoy your favorite summer vegetables – with a slightly tangy dressing and creamy mozzarella!
Ingredients: sweet corn, zucchini, shallot, mozzarella cheese
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Cocktail Recipes

champagne flute with lavender flowers and french 75 with lemon twist

Lavender Infused French 75

5 (2 ratings)
This elevated and elegant version of a classic French 75 is an instant spring hit!
Ingredients: dried lavender, vodka or gin, lemon, Champagne or prosecco
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Glasses of rose sangria with strawberries and mint.

Strawberry Mint Sangria with Rosé

5 (1 rating)
A light, crisp sangria full of refreshing flavors; it's so easy to make, too!
Ingredients: strawberries, mint, sugar, lemon, rose wine, club soda
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two glasses of bloody mary with mozzarella, tomato, and basil on a tray

Caprese Bloody Mary

An Italian twist on your favorite Bloody Mary – with the addition of balsamic vinegar and a Caprese skewer – you'll love the garnish and appreciate the spice!
Ingredients: tomato juice, lemon, balsamic vinegar, vodka
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Get the Recipe Mother’s Day Recipes: Strawberry Spinach Salad

There's no better way to say 'I love you, Mom' than to go all out making her a delicious brunch on Mother's Day! Impress her with a spread of cocktails, brunch boards, vegetarian quiches, and desserts. Whichever menu route you go, I guarantee she'll be left feeling loved, happy, and full!

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Dressing: whisk together shallot, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, honey, dijon, and salt and pepper to taste. I start with 1 teaspoon honey and add more to taste – depending on how tangy you want the dressing.
  • Toss together spinach, strawberries, corn kernels, sunflower seeds, and cheese. Toss with dressing immediately before serving.
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