Give mum the morning she deserves with an extra-special Mother’s Day brunch. What would your mum enjoy the most – homemade crumpets drenched in honey? A great big portion of lemon croissant bake? A delicate blueberry brunch clafoutis? We’ve got plenty of savoury options too, including Bloody Mary scrambled eggs, a fiery shakshuka and cheesy waffles.
1. Homemade crumpets with ricotta, berries & thyme honey
It’s easier than you think to make fluffy crumpets, and mum will really appreciate you making them from scratch. The batter calls for easy-to-find ingredients and you only have to let the yeast do its work for about an hour. Serve with ricotta, berries and a little honey.
2. Green goddess smoothie bowl
Want to start the day with a splash of colour? Our green goddess smoothie bowl is a riot of blueberries, banana, raspberries, mango, avocado and more – plus it’s simple to make, so the kids can get involved. Top with homemade cinnamon seeds.
3. Blueberry & lemon croissant bake
Really spoil mum with this epic blueberry & lemon croissant bake, made irresistible with lemon curd, custard and shop-bought croissants. Serve warm sprinkled with icing sugar and a glass of buck’s fizz on the side.
4. Eggs benedict pancakes
Ramp-up eggs benedict by serving poached eggs and thick-cut ham on top of little chive pancakes. Make your own hollandaise sauce if you have the patience, or buy a decent ready-made jar for pouring on top. Rich and decadent, eggs benedict pancakes are the perfect treat for mum.
5. French toast bacon butties
It’s French toast, plus bacon – what could go wrong? Wow mum with this stack of French toast bacon butties, made by soaking white bread in a sugary egg mix, frying until crisp and serving with grilled back bacon rashers. Delicious with date syrup.
6. Bloody Mary scrambled eggs & smoked salmon
Make scrambled eggs so much more exciting on Mother’s Day with a dash of Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, freshly-snipped chives and slices of creamy smoked salmon. Add warm cherry tomatoes and plenty of toast to finish this Bloody Mary scrambled eggs & smoked salmon dish.
7. Blueberry brunch clafoutis
Want to make mum something really special? We love Tom Kerridge’s brunch clafoutis, made with blueberries soaked in maple syrup and red wine. The clafoutis batter comes flavoured with kirsch and the candied bacon on the side is unmissable.
8. Cheese & herb waffles
If you’re lucky enough to have a waffle maker, then this cheese & herb waffle recipe is a must-try for Mother’s Day. It’s easy to make your own waffle batter – this one comes flavoured with paprika and cheese and tastes brilliant with fried eggs and spinach.
9. Healthy shakshuka
If mum would prefer a lighter start to the day, try making her this healthy vegetarian shakshuka recipe. It’s packed with peppers, red onion, spinach and cherry tomatoes, and comes flavoured with three different spices. Delicious with toasted sourdough, for dipping.
10. Full English frittata
This Full English frittata is perfect for any fry up-loving mother. Fry everything in the same pan, tip it all into a roasting tin, then cover with an egg and soured cream mix. Bake until golden and bubbling.
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