A homemade Mother’s Day brunch is a thoughtful way to celebrate Mom’s special day and we’ve got some great recipes to honor the occasion.

Collage photo including Hungarian crepes with raspberry sauce, spinach quiche, bacon and leek strata, and chocolate chip pancakes

Ideas for a Make-Ahead Mother’s Day Brunch

Whether you are hosting your first or fiftieth Mother’s Day brunch, using our make-ahead tips and recipes will help put the relaxation back into your celebration.

Ideas for make-ahead brunch dishes:

  • Strata: Strata is a bread, egg, and cheese casserole that has a savory bread pudding consistency once baked. To make ahead, assemble the strata the night before, cover it, and place it in the fridge. Then, bake it the next morning.
  • Quiche: Quiche can be prepared a day or two before your brunch. Simply, prepare the recipe from start to finish and store it covered in your refrigerator. When you are ready to serve, reheat the quiche at 325°F for about 15 to 20 minutes until warmed through.
  • Crepes: You can prepare either the batter or the finished crepes up to one day in advance. For detailed tips, check out our Hungarian Crepes recipe.
  • Candied Bacon: You can make this sweet and savory treat up to a full week ahead and store it in a sealed container in the fridge.

Brunch cocktails:

Let your guests mix their own liqueurs, wine, and fresh fruit combinations using our fruity prosecco cocktail instructions. They’re an easy and elegant addition to a brunch celebration and light enough to be served early in the day.

This article was written by contributing author Jennifer Partridge. Jennifer is a freelance writer, artist, teacher, and experienced cook who has perfected a delicious gluten-free lifestyle. You’ll find her food articles and advice on gluten-free substitutions throughout the website.

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

A homemade Mother's Day brunch is a thoughtful way to celebrate Mom's special day and we've got some great recipes to honor the occasion.