Mother’s Day is coming up Sunday. Will you be showering you mom with gifts or really good food?
I never plan a big Mother’s Day celebration because I don’t want to spend the day working to “celebrate” me. Of course, a girl has to eat and restaurants are always busy on Mother’s Day. Might as well enjoy good food (and some gifts).
I’m a big fan of Mother’s Day brunch. I love breakfast foods and I don’t always take the time to make them.
Easy Mother’s Day Brunch Menu
Since it is Mother’s Day I’m going to give you ideas for EASY brunch ideas. First, I have a tip for you. Every brunch seems better if you have a big, pretty bowl of fruit. This time of year I love strawberries, cantaloupe, cuties (because they separate so easy), grapes, blueberries and anything else that strikes your fancy.
Muffins and Sweet Breads
Start with some easy muffins or sweet breads. Choose one or two recipes depending on how much you need. These can be made the day before. I prefer:
- Strawberry Banana Muffins (gluten-free)
- Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread (gluten-free)
- Banana Bread (whole wheat)
- Blueberry Muffins (whole wheat)
Oatmeal Bar or Pancakes
Make a big pot of oatmeal and have an assortment of fruit, seeds and nuts to mix in. I love making Steel Cut Oats in my Instant Pot. You can prepare everything the day before and then easily make the oatmeal right before brunch.
If oatmeal is more of an everyday food instead of a “special” food have pancakes instead. You can use many of the same toppings or if you want a decadent option add Enjoy Life chocolate chips. We have a big electric griddle that makes cooking a bunch of pancakes really easy.
Everything can’t be sweet. I love having Breakfast Tacos or Breakfast Hash. You can make them mild or with a little kick. Sometimes I’ll do a tofu scramble when I’m out of tortillas. Usually the tacos win.
Serve with coffee and you have a Mother’s Day brunch that dreams are made of, especially if I don’t have to do the dishes.
Of course, gifts are always a nice touch!
Today you can get a great deal on the Instant Pot at Amazon. This is a great starter model and it’s a screaming deal. You should get one for all of the mom’s in your life. But really, my husband loves cooking in our Instant Pot so really anyone who needs a gift would love it.
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If you are looking for something more personal you can always write your mom (or wife) a letter or clean the house, acts of service are sweet gifts. Of course, a Fitbit isn’t bad either.
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