31 Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas

31 Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas

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Dear UK-based readers: Mother’s Day is fast approaching. It’s time to spoil the heck out of your mother, whether she likes it or not. If you’re thinking about cooking something nice for your mother to wake up to this year, you’re in luck. I’m bringing you 31 Mother’s Day breakfast ideas to suit everyone.

Are you ready for them? Yes? Let’s get started!

31 Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas

Whether the mother in your life is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, a sugar addict, a pastry addict, or more, there’ll be a recipe here to suit. I hope you find something that works perfectly for you!

1: Breakfast Heart Tart

By Tesco Real Food

Why not show your mum just how much you love her, with a breakfast heart tart? You’ll need to set aside around 20 minutes of preparation time, plus around 30 minutes of cooking time. You could easily tweak the recipe to incorporate more of your mum’s favourite foods, too. Winning all ‘round, I’d say. Wouldn’t you?

Breakfast Heart Tarts - Tesco Real Food

2: Pancake Brunch Board

By Baking with Aimee

For when you’re not really sure which pancake topping your mum wants more, provide them all! Grazing tables are all the rage these days, and they’re so simple to whip up. Not just great for Mother’s Day breakfast, you could also create this brunch board for pancake day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) too.

Pancake Brunch Board - Baking with Aimee

3: Vegan Chocolate Chunk Pancakes

By Baking with Aimee

While I’m on the subject of pancakes, Baking with Aimee has another delicious breakfast idea, too – and this one’s for the vegan mums with a sweet tooth. Incorporating vegan-friendly chocolate into the mix, this is a sweet treat that we can all appreciate.

Vegan Chocolate Chunk Pancakes - Baking with Aimee

4: Strawberry Lemon Pound Cake

By Browned Butter Blondie

If there was ever a day to have cake for breakfast, Mother’s Day would most definitely be the right one. This strawberry lemon pound cake will be a firm favourite for all the family, but just make sure your mum gets the biggest serving!

In fact, if you’re interested in Mother’s Day loaf cake ideas, Browned Butter Blondie also has nine other versions you could whip up. (Don’t say I never bring you the good stuff!)

Strawberry Lemon Pound Cake - Browned Butter Blondie

5: Smashed Blackberry and Goat Cheese Toasts

By Wry Toast

Toast is one of the greatest starting points for a breakfast dish, especially if you’re planning to cook breakfast for someone else. (You can never know all their preferences, right?) With the right amount of cheese and a handful of berries, your toast could be livened up like never before – and the possibilities are endless. There are so many ways in which you could tweak this dish.

Smashed Blackberry and Goat Cheese Toasts - Wry Toasts

6: Jamaican Green Banana Porridge

By My Forking Life

Mother’s Day is on different dates in different parts in the world. In Norway, for example, it is on the second Sunday in the month of February. It is always on the 8th of March in places such as Serbia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Albania, Vietnam, and more. Incidentally, this is also the same day as International Women’s Day. In Jamaica, it falls on May 14th 2023, May 12th 2024, and May 11th 2025.

Jamaican Green Banana Porridge - My Forking Life

7: Air Fryer Sausage Breakfast Casserole

By Air Fryer Fanatics

In my opinion, the humble air fryer is one of the best ever new inventions. Not only does it help to keep costs down, it is more eco-friendly than the oven and other cooking methods, and it’s healthier too, using a fraction of the fat/butter/etc.

Air Fryer Sausage Breakfast Casserole - Air Fryer Fanatics

8: Air Fryer McDonalds Copycat Egg McMuffin

By Adventures of a Nurse

While we’re on the subject of air fryer breakfast dishes I feel it’s only fair to suggest this copycat breakfast treat, which is exactly the same as the fast-food variety – but cheaper, better tasting, and super quick to whip up!

Copy Cat Egg McMuffin - Adventures of a Nurse

9: Easy Vanilla Low Carb Protein Waffles

By Wholesome Yum

In Armenia, there are technically two different types of Mother’s Day. The first one is the one we are accustomed to and falls on the 8th of March every year. There is also a second celebration of mothers, with Maternity and Beauty Day, which falls on the 7th of April annually. So, if you want a Mother’s Day breakfast twice in one year, you’ll know where to go!

Easy Vanilla Low Carb Protein Waffles - Wholesome Yum

10: Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk

By Two Healthy Kitchens

Chia seeds is known as a superfood these days, with a host of reported benefits that include promoting healthy weight loss and reducing the risks of heart attacks and other cardio conditions. It’s so simply to cook with, and cheap to buy. It also adds a nice little something to what might otherwise be a rather boring dish.

Chia Pudding with Coconut Milk and Berries - Two Healthy Kitchens

11: Pomegranate and Orange Breakfast Parfaits

By Tesco Real Food

Sweet, zesty, crunchy, and tangy, all in one – that’s just one thing to love about this delicious breakfast idea. You might just fall in love with this one so much, you’ll eat it all-year-long. Even better news: this breakfast only takes between 5 and 10 minutes to whip up.

Pomegranate and Orange Breakfast Parfaits - Tesco Real Food

12: Belgian Waffles

By Café Delites

For breakfast pancakes that are fluffy, light, and simply delightful, you should definitely consider making the mother in your life Belgian waffles. This recipe uses corn starch (and you can also use corn flour) to get that soft-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside part of pancakes that other types just don’t manage.

Belgian Waffles - Cafe Delites

13: Ricotta Avocado Toast with Poached Egg

By Joyful Healthy Eats

Ready in ten minutes and under 270 calories, this is one breakfast you’re going to want to make for yourself as well as your mum! Warming and healthy, it’ll look like you put in a lot more effort than you actually did, if you serve this up.

Ricotta Avocado Toast with Poached Egg - Joyful Healthy Eats

14: Soft Scrambled Eggs with Potatoes

By My Kitchen Love

Believe it or not, the modern-day version of Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on different dates in different countries, is thought to date back to the early 1900s. It was in West Virginia that the tradition began, kick-started by a lady called Anna Jarvis in Grafton-based Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in 1905. It wasn’t until a couple of years later, in 1907, that the day was first properly and formally marked. (Sort-of.)

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Potatoes - My Kitchen Love

15: Bagel with Wasabi Cream Cheese, Smoked Salmon, and Avocado

By Drizzle and Dip

Use the mother in your life’s favourite bagel for this delicious breakfast, which is quick and easy to whip up if you have the right ingredients. Just make sure the receiver of this breakfast dish likes wasabi before they put it in their mouth. Otherwise, they might be in for a rather nasty surprise.

Bagel with Wasabi Cream Cheese, Smoked Salmon, and Avocado - Drizzle and Dip

16: Energy-Boosting Smoothie Bowl

By Food Matters

Smoothie bowls are like smoothies but they come in a bowl, just as the name suggests. They’re also usually adorned or decorated with fruits and other things, to make them even more nutritious and healthy. Food Matters offers three different recipes on the above link, feature banana, dragon fruit, and green breakfast smoothie bowls.  

Energy-Boosting Smoothie Bowl = Food Matters

17: Breakfast Salad with Egg & Salsa Verde Vinaigrette

By Eating Well

Do you need a Mother’s Day breakfast idea that you can whip up in less than ten minutes? I’ve got just the thing for you! This one takes less than ten to put together and cook, and will impress your mother… providing she likes all of the ingredients, of course.

In my opinion, this one’s definitely a winner.

Breakfast Salad with Egg & Salsa Verde Vinaigrette - Eating Well

18: Congee (Chinese Rice Pudding)

By Spruce Eats

In China, carnations (the flowers) are the most common flower bought and given to mothers on Mother’s Day. The country doesn’t typically celebrate the day, although there are ‘hot spots’ of activity. There had been a campaign of sorts to have the traditional carnation with lilies.

Congee Chinese Rice Pudding - The Spruce Eats

19: No Bake Breakfast Cookies

By I Heart Nap Time

The best thing about Mother’s Day breakfast ideas like these breakfast cookies is that you don’t need to actually cook them – hence the no-bake part of the name. With just five ingredients, this might be the quickest and easiest dish on this list!

No Bake Breakfast Cookies - I Heart Nap Time

20: Fried Egg Breakfast Taco

By Sprinkle and Sprouts

Once you’ve grabbed the card and organised the presents and made sure the kids are in their appropriate places, I bet the last thing you have time to do is cook dinner. Thankfully, this dish can be ready in a flash, with minimal effort – and it’s super delicious.

Fried Egg Breakfast Taco - Sprinkle and Sprouts

21: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Sushi

By A Mind Full Mom

Crunchy, child-friendly, easy to make, and requiring minimal ingredients – what’s not to love about Mother’s Day breakfast ideas like this one? This sweet treat can be rolled in a wide variety of ingredients, including breakfast cereals, nuts, and more.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Sushi - A Mind Full Mom

22: Wild Blueberry Scones

By One Little Project

These scones are great for breakfast, a on-the-go snack, or even a tasty dessert, depending on how you serve them. Cut them in half and spread with a little butter for a tasty breakfast, or go for traditional cream and jam. You have many choices… and they’re all super delicious.

Wild Blueberry Scones - One Little Project

23: Cherry Pistachio Ricotta Bowl with Honey and Cacao Nibs

By The Suburban Soapbox

You probably don’t eat ricotta for breakfast that much, but it’s a really great and nutritious dish, especially with fruit and other tasty treats like this one has. Easy to whip up, delicious to eat, it ticks all the boxes.

Cherry Pistachio Ricotta Bowl with Honey Cacao Nibs - The Suburban Soap Box

24: Spinach and Mushroom Egg White Frittata

By Foodie Crush

It’s typical to serve a mother her breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, but you don’t have to do that. In fact, unless you have a pretty stable tray, you might want to avoid egg all over the bed. Ideally, you’ll know your mother enough to know what’s going to be a treat for her. If not, you could always ask.

Spinach and Mushroom Egg White Frittata - Foodie Crush

25: Breakfast Panzanella

By Love and Lemons

This is a great way to use up leftovers from the night before’s salad, turning them into delicious Mother’s Day breakfast ideas that you can easily tweak. Add a little more of this or take something of that out. Maybe, just maybe, add a few tasty ingredients of your own. It’s time to get experimental. (Just make sure you taste it before you serve it up.)

Breakfast Panzanella - Love and Lemons

26: Raspberry Peach Smoothie

By Eat This Not That

Is your mum a fan of smoothies for breakfast? Why not make her one like this? It’s delicious, healthy and filled with vitamins to kick-start the day the right way. Heck, why not make yourself one while you’re there?

Raspberry Peach Smoothie - Eat This

27: Foolproof Eggs Benedict

By Favorite Family Recipes

Some people avoid making this breakfast dish because of the potential for it to go wrong, but this recipe is – quite literally – a foolproof way of mastering it. Why not impress your mother-figure with this delicious dish?

Foolproof Eggs Benedict - Foolproof Family Recipes

28: Morning Glory Quinoa Breakfast Bars

By Simply Quinoa

If you’re on the hunt for breakfast on the go, for yourself or the mother in your life, these quinoa breakfast bars are just perfect it – and they’re vegan-friendly and gluten-free at the same time. If you’re asking me, I’d say they were perfect all ‘round, wouldn’t you?

Morning Glory Quinoa Breakfast Bars - Simply Quinoa

29: Ninja Foodi Bacon Cheese French Toast

By Mommy Hates Cooking

First of all, the name of this cooking blog is brilliant, and I love it. Second of all, you can have it prepared in less than 15 minutes and cooked in less than 15 minutes. Quick, easy, tasty, and totally customisable.

Ninja Foodi Bacon Cheese French Toast - Mommy Hates Cooking

30: Texas Breakfast Kolaches

By 2 Cookin Mamas

In case you didn’t know, kalaches are essentially fancy, rolled-up sandwiches. They’re great for breakfast dishes, can be made in advance and frozen, and are technically pigs-in-blankets but for breakfast… which is possibly one of the best breakfast ideas in the whole world.

Texas Breakfast Kolaches - 2 Cookin Mamas

31: Pink Grapefruit Breakfast Pots

By Tesco Real Food

If you want something pretty in pink and super healthy, this grapefruit breakfast treat is definitely one way to do it. Tangy enough to wake you up in the morning, and delicious enough that it doesn’t even feel like healthy food, I bet the mother in your life will be really appreciative for this one. Don’t forget to report back and let us know!

Pink Grapefruit Breakfast Pots - Tesco Real Food

So, what do you think? Are you impressed with these 31 Mother’s Day breakfast ideas? Or are you still on the hunt for the perfect thing? Feel free to take a peek at the other breakfast-related posts on Buzzy Kitchen. You never what you might find when you go hunting around in there.

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