Looking for Mother's Day brunch ideas? We can't think of anyone more worthy of a slap-up breakfast in bed than mum. Make our Mother's Day brunch recipes to celebrate, from sweet brunch recipes (fluffy pancakes, brioche French toast) to hearty, savoury ideas like our super cute eggs and ham baked in croissant cups, or epic breakfast burritos.


Serve one of our Mother's Day breakfast recipes on a tray with a pot of your mum's favourite tea or coffee and a vase of flowers for a really thoughtful breakfast in bed. For more breakfast ideas, check out our easy breakfast recipes.

Looking for more ways to treat your mum? Try our Mother's Day menu ideas, Mother's Day cakes and Mother's Day desserts.

Sweet Mother's Day breakfast ideas

Salted caramel-stuffed pancakes

Treat your mum to the ultimate sweet and salty breakfast in bed with our light and fluffy pancakes packed with salted caramel. This easy recipe is simple to make and ready in just 30 minutes - an easy treat for the whole family. Try our indulgent pancake recipes here...

Salted Caramel Pancakes Recipe

Blueberry smoothie and granola bowls

Deliver a picture-perfect breakfast in bed to your mum on Mother's Day. Check out our vibrant smoothie bowl with crunchy granola, blueberries and shaved coconut. This easy recipe is vegan friendly and comes from food writer John Gregory-Smith.

Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe with Granola

Easy banana bread with peanut butter frosting

This is an easy Mother's Day brunch idea that looks really impressive. It’s hard to improve on a classic banana bread, but we think the peanut butter addition just edges it! A real nutty twist on everyone's favourite. Serve on a breakfast tray with a freshly brewed coffee for the best start to Mother's Day. Click here to find our tips to make the perfect banana bread, with plenty more banana bread recipes to try.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Cinnamon buns

Yes they take a little while to make, but how impressed will mum be when you present her with homemade cinnamon buns and fill the house with delicious aromas on Mother's Day? This recipe comes filled with marzipan and drizzled in chocolate, but personalise it however you wish.

Two cinnamon swirls on plate, drizzled in chocolate

Homemade crumpets

Everyone loves crumpets in the morning, so why not go the extra mile and make these fluffy homemade crumpets, freshly toasted and slathered with butter.

A wire cooling rack filled with golden crumpets, with one crumpet on a plate with a knife and butter

Sweetcorn French toast with blueberries

Check out this super easy French toast recipe using sweetcorn, ready in 30 minutes. Try for an indulgent Mother's Day brunch.

French Toast Recipe with Sweetcorn and Blueberries

Breakfast rhubarb

Try poaching rhubarb in honey and orange, then top with yogurt, for a simple, healthy and delicious breakfast idea for your mum.

Stewed Rhubarb Recipe

Fluffy ricotta pancakes with whipped honey butter

These fluffy ricotta pancakes with whipped honey butter are perfect for a special breakfast treat. If you haven’t tried whipping butter try this. It makes it light and airy and allows you to incorporate subtle sweet or savoury flavours.

A white plate topped with two fluffy ricotta pancakes and drizzled with berry and liquorice compote and The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell

Tropical smoothie bowl

The easiest Mother's Day breakfast idea, made using ready made smoothie mix that you can top with colourful ingredients. This tropical smoothie bowl is really easy to prepare and made with refreshing fruit and veg including carrot, pineapple, kiwi and papaya. Use mint leaves and coconut shavings to garnish or mix and match with different toppings.

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An orange smoothie in a bowl with slices of green kiwi fruit

Rhubarb breakfast pots

Our pretty pink breakfast pots make a simple and healthy Mother's Day breakfast idea, rippled with honeyed rhubarb and topped with oats and hazelnuts. More pretty rhubarb recipes to try here...

Rhubarb breakfast pots with granola topping served on a tray

Buckwheat pancakes

Want to make your mum pancakes, but without the calories? This recipe for cinnamon buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup, yogurt, and fresh raspberries comes in at under 300 calories per serving so mums on a diet can still be treated.

Buckwheat pancakes

French toast with sticky toffee walnuts

Make this hearty and indulgent Mother's Day brunch idea. Your mum is bound to love this easy recipe. The toffee walnuts are so easy to make too that this is sure to become a family favourite. Click here to find out how to make the perfect French toast.

French Toast Recipe with Sticky Toffee Walnuts

Savoury Mother's Day breakfast ideas

Halloumi breakfast bowls

Present your mum with the prettiest breakfast bowl on Mother's Day morning. Check out our vibrant breakfast bowl with salty pan-fried halloumi, creamy beetroot borani topped with crunchy dukkah. This wholesome recipe comes from food writer John Gregory-Smith.

Halloumi, eggi and salad bowl on a bed of pureed beetroot borani yogurt

Eggs royale with smoked trout & yuzu hollandaise

Because your mum deserves royal treatment, try this posh Mother's Day brunch idea. Now this is something really special... smarten breakfast up with eggs royale (poached eggs and smoked salmon on an English muffin) and a homemade yuzu hollandaise. Go on, you can do it! Give yourself plenty of time to make it though, as hollandaise sauce does require patience.

Eggs royale with trout and yuzu hollandaise

Coddled duck eggs with smoked haddock and spinach

Want an egg recipe to make for Mother's Day? Try our easy recipe for rich coddled duck eggs baked with soft smoked haddock and topped with fresh chives - perfect for a Sunday brunch.

Coddled Egg Recipe with Duck Eggs and Smoked Haddock

Eggs and ham baked in croissant cups

Use croissant dough to make these cute breakfast cups filled with ham and eggs – perfect to serve as an indulgent and unique Mother's Day brunch.

Breakfast Croissant Recipe with Ham and Eggs

Posh breakfast muffins

Make your mum feel super posh with these easy but impressive breakfast muffins packed with avocado, smoked salmon and frittata - ready in 30 minutes.

Breakfast Muffins with Smoked Salmon

Breakfast tacos

For a more unusual Mother's Day brunch recipe, try our breakfast tacos. Use eggs with deep yellow yolks, like Burford Browns, so you get a nice colour contrast with the beans and chorizo, topped with pretty pink pickled onions.

A tray of breakfast tacos holding scrambled egg, chorizo and beans

Baked avocado with smoked salmon and egg

Does your mum love avocado? This unique recipe is a great healthy brunch idea for Mother's Day that looks really pretty. Serve on a tray with rye bread toast dippers (click here for our rye bread recipe), a pot of tea and a vase of daffodils.

Baked avocado with smoked salmon and egg

Green spinach pancakes with smoked salmon

Looking for a colourful Mother's Day brunch idea? Our savoury pancakes are packed with healthy spinach and served with smoked salmon for a delicate brunch for mum.

Spinach Pancake Recipe with Smoked Salmon

Bacon and egg crumpet melts

Spoil your mum with bacon, eggs AND crumpets. This quick and easy brunch recipe is perfect for lazy breakfast in bed.

Bacon and Egg Easy Crumpet Recipe

Ramp up your Mother's Day brunch with a Bloody Mary, click here for our easy recipe...

Bloody Mary in glasses

Treat your mum to a Champagne breakfast on Mother's Day with a glass of pink Champagne

We've found the best rosé Champagnes and pink sparkling wines to try. Click the link above to find out which are our favourites...


Don't forget the Mother's Day present!

Click here for our up-to-date gift guide for the perfect Mother's Day present

Want to try the best pink gins?

Click here for the results of our taste test

Flavours include:

  • Pinot noir gin
  • Pink grapefruit gin
  • Rhuabrb gin
Four bottles of pink gin lined up in a row

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