It’s nearly Mother’s Day once again, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by making a delicious and thoughtful breakfast for the mothers in your life. Ideally, your beautiful breakfast creation is served up on a platter in bed, but if that’s not an option, having the table set when your mom wakes up will do just fine! From fancier recipes like the blueberry ricotta pancake dippers below, to the classic “M-O-M” shaped pancakes, there’s a recipe for every type of mother on here.
Check out 10 "breakfast in bed" recipes to surprise your mother on this special occasion. Oh, and Happy Mother’s Day!
10 Blueberry Ricotta Pancake Dippers
Easy to make, and easy to eat in bed, but with a gourmet twist! These blueberry ricotta pancake dippers are the perfect adult version of a classic. Made with ricotta, lemon juice, and lots of fresh blueberries, your mom won’t be able to stop dipping these bad boys into her pool of maple syrup. Check out the recipe here.
9 Prosciutto and Cheese Biscuits
Is your mom more of a savory gal? Then these prosciutto and cheese biscuits are perfect. Light, fluffy, and jam-packed with prosciutto, aged cheddar cheese, and fresh basil, these biscuits are sure to impress. Be sure to serve them fresh from the oven and have some butter handy! Get the recipe here.
8 Double-Stacked Cinnamon Roll Cake
Okay, now this recipe is an example of what I like to call "the dessert-breakfast combination". While cinnamon rolls on their own are certainly breakfast territory, making a cake out of them definitely veers into dessert territory. And guess what? It’s delicious! This double-stacked cinnamon roll cake is perfect for the whole family (just be sure to leave some extra icing for mom). Plus, if you’re not the best cook, this cake is made with Pillsbury’s pre-made cinnamon rolls so you really can’t screw it up! Find the recipe here.
7 Savory Tomato Scones
Yet another savory recipe. If your mom’s isn’t into sweets, then I bet she’ll love these savory tomato scones. Made with goat cheese and tons of sun dried tomato, I like to think of this as an Italian version of your classic English scone. Insider tip: find a goat cheese with herbs for an extra bit of flavor. Find the recipe here.
6 Pancake Coin Brochettes with Fresh Berries
So adorable and so easy! These pancake coin brochettes are essentially just mini pancakes (very mini pancakes), stacked onto a toothpick, and topped with a fresh berry of your choice (my personal favorite is blackberry). Make the pancakes from scratch or buy a boxed mix if you’re in a rush. Be sure to have some maple syrup, whipped cream, or Nutella on hand to dip the brochettes in! Find the recipe here.
5 Overnight Cinnamon French Toast Casserole
This overnight casserole takes all the pressure off in the morning – as long as you remember to wake up in time to put it in the oven. Made with a delicious cinnamon pecan bread, orange juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and topped with a sweet brown sugar-based streusel just before entering the oven, this cinnamon french toast casserole is sure to be a hit with mom. Get the recipe here.
4 Pea, Feta, and Summer Herb Frittata
Looking for something a little lighter? This pea, feta, and summer herb frittata may be just the thing. Featuring eggs, zucchini, sun dried tomato, fresh herbs, feta cheese, and green peas, this frittata is mouth-watering. Bake ahead and serve a slice alongside some orange juice and fresh coffee and you’ve got breakfast in bed! Check out the recipe here.
3 Spicy Potato, Bok Choy, and Shallot Hash
Now this is fancy. If you want to impress your mom with an out-of-the-ordinary mother’s day breakfast then you have to try this hash! Combining potatoes, shallots, bok choy, eggs, hot sauce, and Thai bird chili, this hash is both spicy and unexpected. Note: if you can’t find bok choy, you can substitute for brussels sprouts or cabbage. Find the recipe here.
2 Maple Bacon Breakfast Sandwich
Is your mother a fan of the almighty breakfast sandwich? Then now’s the time to try and make one yourself. And what better recipe to start with than this maple bacon breakfast sandwich? This scrumptious sandwich is made with a bagel (though you could substitute for your mom’s preferred type of bread), maple bacon, scrambled eggs, fresh avocado slices, and sautéed spinach. Yum! Get the recipe here.
1 Mom’s-the-Word Pancakes
A super fun option – especially for kids – is to go the classic route and make some adorable “M-O-M” pancakes! Find some cookie cutters or do it free-style (if you dare). If making letters proves a bit too challenging, you can always revert to heart-shaped pancakes or good old-fashioned circles. Add in some berries or a dash of cinnamon for a more flavorful alternative. Check out the recipe here.