recipe roundup – Mother’s Day brunch

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday! But you didn’t need a reminder, did you? Last year on Mother’s Day my family teamed up with another family we’re super close with for an epic Mother’s Day barbeque. We had gourmet burgers and a zillion burger toppings and salads and our mom’s stayed off their feet for the entire night. This year I’m on the other side of the world, so I thought I’d help you all out with some ideas for a fab Mother’s Day Brunch. You’re the best, moms, I salute you.

Does mom like eggs? How about poached eggs on crispy polenta (above). You can assemble a build-your-own station for your brunch table.

Breakfast pizza! How could you forget? Make your mom a breakfast pizza!

Roasted pumpkin and kale frittata . Even though spring has (mostly) sprung, you should be able to find winter squash in the markets still. And kale is back in season. If mom likes kale, this frittata will rock her world!

Or! If you’re lucky enough to have fresh corn and tomatoes in your life, here’s another fab frittata: Grilled corn and tomato frittata!

Egg quesadillas are fast and easy and moms love them. Well, my mom loves them.

What if you had some home made granola on your brunch buffet? What if you made your mom a big ol’ jar of it to take home and enjoy later? Aww, she’s so proud of you! Cranberry walnut granola is big time yummy.

But so is this one: No (refined) sugar chocolate coconut granola. It’s a tough call. Make them both!

Does your mom love muffins? But muffins that are on the healthier side? Banana spelt weekend muffins are a sure fired win.

Rhubarb muffins! Rhubarb is in season now! My mom tried to trick me into thinking that rhubarb was dessert when I was little and I didn’t believe her because that junk was growing in the backyard AND it was sour. Now I love it! Moms are always right.

My sister-in-law loves these Orange Earl Grey muffins. She’s a mom. Somebody make her some!

(Pssssst! There are way more muffin recipes here!)

Can we talk treats now? It is Mother’s Day, after all, and your mom deserves a treat. Chocolate zucchini loaf with quinoa is all the stuff that treats are made of, but still with a healthy dose of veggies and whole grains in there.

Banana hazelnut pancakes are just straight up treats. No fooling around here.

Home made bagels! Seriously, your mother made you. Make her some home made bagels already. You might become her favourite (admit it, mom!).

Maple oat scones are another great treat that also happen to be loaded with whole grains. Total Mother’s Day brunch material.

Maybe let’s make our moms some cake. Moms deserve cake. This cranberry spelt streusel cake is awesome, especially if your mom is a streusel topping stealing fiend. You know the type. You can swap out the cranberries for another in-season fruit if you like.

All text and photos © The Muffin Myth 2012


  1. heather says

    I could gobble up the results of every one of those recipes. lets have Mother’s Day in August this year!

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