I don't think I'm alone in saying...brunch is the best. Go savory, go sweet, serve lattes, or serve champagne. OR ALL OF THE ABOVE. Anything and everything is fair game.
Zippy, zingy, bright, sunny, and sweet, this showstopper breakfast treat takes the cake (ha.) because you do ALL of the work the day before serving it.
With a tender and flaky homemade biscuit base and a brown sugar-maple syrup-toasted pecan topping, this Cinnamon Roll Biscuit Cake will knock your mom's socks off! (And if that happens, offer to do the laundry.)
I'm talking the basics of making stratas, along with recipes for four variations. Really, though, the varieties are kind of limitless.
Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread: thin layers of buttery, cinnamon-sugar goodness bake up into a masterpiece that's a cinch to make...and so fun to eat.
With three layers - a flaky pastry, an almond pâte à choux, and an almond icing - Danish Puffs are a delight for brunch that look fancy but are actually easy to make.
A Dutch Baby, or German pancake, is a big, one-skillet pancake. It poofs in the oven, then deflates to a silky, eggy, beautiful pancake with crispy edges. This is perfect for a small brunch celebration! Serves 3-4.
They're crunchy, cheesy, with just the right amount of spice. Cheese straws are ESSENTIAL to a Southern brunch or cocktail hour.
My mom LOVED a homemade cheese cracker...and made lots of them. Crunchy, cheesy, buttery, spicy. They're addictive and perfect if your Mother's Day brunch involves a charcuterie board.
I am completely smitten with these lemon sweet rolls. They're fluffy and soft, lightly sweet, and kissed with vanilla and lemon. They're perfect for teatime or brunch. If you're out to impress mom (or your mother-in-law) this year, make these!
These muffins are moist and bursting with the flavor of peaches and blueberries. Coconut sugar adds a depth of flavor here, a toastiness that is so warm and comforting.
So, maybe your mom's palate favors chocolate over fruit? Never fear! Chocolate Banana Muffins with Cookie Dough Streusel are unexpected and delish! They actually taste best when whipped up the night before.
For a decidedly British brunch, Chelsea Buns feature rolls flavored with citrus and spices, a cinnamon-spiced and dried fruit filling, and a light glaze.
Soft and light, bursting with blueberries...this bundt cake works well for brunch alongside crispy bacon and a mimosa. (Be sure to grease that Bundt pan well!!!)
I don't know about you, but I gained 5 pounds just looking at all of those options. Would making them all...for myself...be overkill?