4 Impressive Mother’s Day Brunch Menus

POSTED April 15, 2019

Mother’s Day—the special day when you shower her with gifts, find time in your busy schedule…and stress about what to cook for Mom’s big day. We can’t help you choose the perfect gift (but might we recommend a delicious charcuterie platter?) or find room on your calendar. But when it comes to planning the menu, we’ve thought of every detail.

Whether you’re a son or a daughter trying to make your mom feel special, or a dad hoping to get the family together, we have four Mother’s Day brunch menus that are sure to please every special person in your life.

Option 1: Mom’s Sweet Tooth Brunch

If your mom has a serious sweet tooth, this decadent brunch menu is sure to delight.

Golden Balsamic + Mint Berry Salad

This fruit salad is an easy way to love on your favorite berries. We take a colorful medley of berries, then jazz them up with a sweet-and-tangy dressing of fresh mint and Golden Balsamic vinegar.

Nutella Latte

Treat your mom to a café-style latte complete with a hint of sweet and nutty Nutella. Combine a hot shot of espresso with Nutella and pour in steamed milk. Add a drizzle of our balsamic glaze to the rim of your mug for an extra bit of flavor, and you can take credit for making mom’s new favorite drink!

Raspberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast with Balsamic Glaze

This recipe delivers some next-level brunch magic. We start with traditional French toast; stuff it with a creamy and sweet mascarpone raspberry filling; only to top it all off with a creamy sweet-and-tart balsamic glaze.

Recipe: Golden Balsamic + Mint Berry Salad
Recipe: Nutella Latte
Recipe: Raspberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast with Balsamic Glaze

Our Dark Chocolate Espresso Waffles are loaded with rich chocolate and tart sour cherries, delivering the perfect amount of sweetness without overwhelming your taste buds.

Option #2: Italian-Style Mother’s Day Brunch

Featuring some of our favorite Italian brunch recipes, this savory, classy brunch menu makes enough food for the whole family—even if they want seconds.

Granino and Fig Spread

Nothing says Italian brunch like serving up a sweet and savory cheese board for dessert. Our sweet Fig Spread complements the sharp, nutty flavor of Granino for a burst of after-brunch flavor.

Italian-Style Breakfast Strata

This rich, savory strata recipe uses filo dough instead of bread for an elegant upgrade. We load up our strata with tons of Italian flavors, including roasted red peppers, Calamata olives, roasted tomatoes, and lots of fresh Parmesan.

Aperol Spritz

This refreshing, orange-flavored Italian classic is the perfect Mother’s Day cocktail. Saluti!

Recipe: Granino and Fig Spread
Recipe: Italian-Style Breakfast Strata
Sparkling drink in a wine glass with an orange slice floating above the ice
Recipe: Aperol Spritz

Tomato, Avocado and Pesto Toast

Avocado toast is the perfect brunch starter—especially with this recipe. Start with a sprinkle of goat cheese; add sun-dried tomatoes, avocado, pesto, and a few chili peppers; then top it off with fresh heirloom tomatoes for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Option #3: Mother’s Day Al Fresco

When the weather’s right there’s no better place to celebrate Mother’s Day than outside on the patio. From a light salad, to a simple pizza, to brownies and a refreshing mocktail, our menu is perfect for a relaxing brunch al fresco.

California Salad with Avocado Oil Vinaigrette

This unique recipe dresses up a standard green salad with ricotta salata, chickpeas, fresh dill, and an irresistible homemade avocado oil dressing.

Twisted Tomato Carbonara Pizza

In this impressive carbonara pizza recipe we poach eggs in our fresh tomato-basil Pomodoro Fresco Sauce to add a tangy-tomato kick to the salty pancetta and provolone.

Triple Chocolate Espresso Brownies

Everything you ever wanted in a dessert is right here in this brownie. It’s rich and fudgy, with a silky-smooth chocolate ganache glaze on top and a hint of espresso to add extra flavor.

Recipe: California Salad with Avocado Oil Vinaigrette
Recipe: Twisted Tomato Carbonara Pizza
Recipe: Triple Chocolate Espresso Brownies

A shrub is a simple infusion of fruit, vinegar and sugar that, when topped with sparkling soda and other flavors, makes for a unique and interesting refreshment – no alcohol required (although it certainly wouldn’t suffer if you wanted to add some). Play around with different fruits, vinegars, and flavorings to make your own unique concoction.

Option #4: Light and Fresh Mother’s Day Brunch

Health-conscious moms will love this menu, featuring tons of fresh vegetables, a fruity dessert, and a refreshing cocktail to top it off.

Olive, Tomato and Pesto Grain Bowl

Featuring one of our favorite pastas, the tiny and tasty acini di pepe, this grain bowl is hearty, healthy, and supremely satisfying.

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

Fruit and balsamic vinegar are a perfect pair that results in a burst of sweet, complex flavor. Serve these balsamic strawberries as a simple dessert or use them as a topping for gelato, ice cream, or frozen yogurt.

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

Fruit and balsamic vinegar are a perfect pair that results in a burst of sweet, complex flavor. Serve these balsamic strawberries as a simple dessert or use them as a topping for gelato, ice cream, or frozen yogurt.

A grain bowl with Olives, Tomatoes, and Pesto
Recipe: Olive, Tomato and Pesto Grain Bowl
Recipe: Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar
Recipe: Bubbly Negroni

Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Dip

Smooth and satisfying, this dip resembles hummus—but adds an extra serving of veggies to your plate. Serve it alongside your favorite crudités and toasted pita bread to kickstart a delicious celebratory brunch.

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