Easy Mother’s Day Recipes

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delightful roundup of my favorite Mother’s Day recipes that are sure to make Mom feel cherished and appreciated. Whether you’re planning a cozy breakfast in bed or a family feast, I’ve got you covered with a roundup of recipes to make the day one to remember.

From classic breakfast dishes, to brunch favorites, and breads and muffins, this list has recipes to start the day off strong. Or, if your family opts to celebrate a bit later, check out these lighter lunch ideas and main dinner dishes. And last but certainly not least, take your pick from a selection of delectable desserts.

Whether she’s a Mom, Grandma, Auntie, or a special mother figure in your life, this list of recipes will give you plenty of ideas on how to shower her with love this Mother’s Day. If you make any of these for her, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Brunch Favorites

buttermilk waffles on a white plate
Classic Buttermilk Waffles from Scratch
You can't go wrong with a classic like buttermilk waffles! Whip these up and serve them on a tray for Mom to enjoy from the comfort of bed. Don't forget to include some of her favorite toppings – sliced berries, bananas, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, whipped cream – the options are endless!
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casserole in a dish
Easy Eggs Benedict Casserole
All the things you love about Eggs Benedict, but in easy casserole form! Prep this the night before and just pop it in the oven on Mother's Day morning to make brunch preparation a breeze!
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a stack of pancakes on a plate with blueberry syrup on top
Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup
These pancakes are lightly sweetened, fluffy, and bursting with lemony flavor – basically they absolutely perfect for springtime and Mother's Day!
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a slice of an egg casserole on a speckled plate with milk in the background
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
This slow cooker breakfast casserole is perfect if you're wanting to minimize how much prep you need to do the morning of your Mother's Day brunch. Set your slow cooker the night before and you'll have one less dish to make in the morning!
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a cutting board filled with french toast, fresh berries, bacon and syrup
French Toast Breakfast Board
This French Toast Breakfast Board is perfect for a family brunch. Load it up with everyone's favorites – homemade French Toast, bacon, syrup, fresh fruit, & scrambled eggs are some of our favorites. It's a fun way to make Mother's Day Brunch feel extra special!
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scones on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Glazed Strawberry Scones
Do you want to really impress Mom on Mother's Day? How about hosting a tea party complete with homemade strawberry scones? Scones may seem intimidating to bake, but I promise if you follow my steps you'll be shocked how simple they really are!
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spinach quiche with two pieces missing in a white pie pan
Quiche Florentine
This Quiche Florentine is a perfect, classic option for Mother's Day Brunch! Serve it with some fresh fruit and mimosas – Mom will feel like she's at a luxury resort!
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Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders
These breakfast sliders are protein packed with ground sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs and cheese all in between soft and fluffy Hawaiian roll slider buns brushed with butter and everything but the bagel seasoning. This is a breakfast the whole family is sure to love!
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Orange Cinnamon Rolls
These sweet, pillowy, ultra soft Orange Cinnamon Rolls are such a treat. They're absolutely perfect for Mother's Day Brunch!
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Breads & Muffins

loaf of banana bread with slice cut off
Classic Banana Bread
You just can't beat a slice of this Classic Banana Bread! Serve it warmed up with a spread of butter and it's the perfect amount of sweet for Mother's Day morning, or really any time of day!
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Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
These Lemon Poppyseed Muffins are just as good as ones you'd get from a bakery. They're moist, lemony, and SO simple to make. Perfect for your Mother's Day brunch spread!
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Zucchini Banana Bread
Get ready for your new loaf obsession: Zucchini Banana Brad! This loaf marries the sweetness of overripe bananas with the subtle earthiness of zucchini. But what makes this loaf EXTRA special is the brown butter frosting. Mom will love this bread!
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Maple Snickerdoodle Muffins
These Maple Snickerdoodle Muffins are nothing short of heavenly! They're BIG bakery style muffins, loaded with the quintessential snickerdoodle flavors: cinnamon & sugar! Your kitchen will be full of the best warming smells – Mom will be so excited to see what you made for her!
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Biscoff Banana Bread
This Biscoff Banana Bread is absolutely dreamy! Each bite is filled with notes of cinnamon and a rich caramelized flavor from the cookie butter. Top the bread with a simple cookie butter glaze and some crushed-up Biscoff cookies for added texture because it looks so pretty! Mom will be so impressed with this loaf!
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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
You will absolutely love this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread for its rich, indulgent chocolate flavor and how incredibly moist it is. The zucchini adds moisture to the loaf so it really ensures it stays soft and tender.
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Peanut Butter Muffins
Is your mom a huge fan of the peanut butter & chocolate combo? If so, let me introduce you to these Peanut Butter Muffins. Easy to make, super tasty and the mini chocolate chips with peanut butter are a delicious combination. You won't regret making these!
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banana bread on parchment paper.
Cinnamon Banana Bread
This Cinnamon Banana Bread is essentially a mash up of cinnamon rolls and coffee cake but in banana bread form. And that glaze on top?! A must!! You can't go wrong with this one!
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French Toast Muffins with Blueberries
These French Toast Muffins are easy to make, fun for the whole family and perfect for Mother's Day brunch! They’re quickly made with pantry staples, blueberries and a walnut streusel topping that is to die for!
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Carrot Cake Bread
Carrot Cake Bread is the ultimate Spring treat. It mimics all the same flavors of a layered carrot cake but in an easier, fuss-free quick bread form. It’s loaded with hearty carrots, warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and it’s all topped off with a not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting.
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Rum Banana Bread
This Rum Banana Bread is a fun twist on classic banana bread. The addition of rum brings a rich, complex, and slightly boozy flavor to the banana bread without it really tasting like alcohol at all.
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Light Lunch Options

Watermelon Basil Salad
This Watermelon Basil Salad is fresh, light, and so easy to throw together. It's a great addition to a Mother's Day lunch spread and is perfect as Spring weather starts to transition to Summer!
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Chicken Waldorf Salad
This Chicken Waldorf Salad is great inside of croissants for the perfect light lunch or afternoon tea sandwiches to celebrate Mom. It's packed with flavor, is easy to prep ahead of time, and is an old classic you can't go wrong with!
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Caprese Pasta Salad
This Caprese Pasta Salad only takes minutes to bring together, is made with simple (yet great) and fresh ingredients, and can be made in advance. Serve it alongside some light sandwiches and fruit salad for the most delicious Mother's Day lunch!
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Mediterranean Orzo Salad Recipe
This orzo salad has all of your favorite Mediterranean flavors in a light pasta salad form. It's an easy and elevated pasta salad side dish filled with bright flavors and fresh herbs. It's sure to have everyone going back for second helpings!
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Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with Goat Cheese Croutons
This Strawberry Poppyseed Salad is what dreams are made of. What makes it extra special are the lightly-breaded, warm goat cheese croutons on top! Mom will love this restaurant-quality salad made from your own kitchen!
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kale salad in a wood bowl
Kale Blueberry Salad
This Massaged Kale Salad is my favorite go-to salad. Yes, I said it and I mean it! Any time I have a family dinner or friends coming over, this is the salad I love to make. Serve this for Mom on Mother's Day and I bet it quickly becomes her favorite too!
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pasta in a bowl with sausage and tomatoes and cheese.
Easy Italian Pasta Salad
This Easy Italian Pasta Salad can be served as a main or side dish and is so easy to prep. Make this the night before to make Mother's Day meal time even easier. Bonus: this pasta salad makes great leftovers too!
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Chopped Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing
This Chopped Chicken Salad is simple, healthy, and oh so easy to make. Packed with flavor and a sesame dressing that is to die for – this is one that everyone will love!
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Mother’s Day Dinner Recipes

slices of chicken breast in a mozzarella cream sauce topped with herbs
Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breast
This Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breast is a delicious dinner dish that Mom will be so impressed with. Serve this with a nice green salad and some homemade garlic bread for an impressive dinner she'll love!
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Strawberry Salsa with Salmon
This Salmon with Strawberry Salsa is a vibrant meal that's fresh, flavorful and perfect for Spring. Serve the salmon and salsa over a mixed green salad or enjoy it with rice pilaf or lemon pasta on the side – no matter how you serve it, I just know that Mom is going to love it!
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Marry Me Creamy Chicken Pasta
This pasta might be called "Marry Me Chicken Pasta" but I promise it's still a great option for Mother's Day dinner. It's made with a creamy, flavor-packed sauce, perfectly seasoned chicken, al dente pasta, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh baby spinach. Yum, yum YUM!
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whole chicken roasted with roasted vegetables in a black cast iron dutch oven
Roast Chicken with Vegetables
It's hard to go wrong with a classic like this Roast Chicken with Vegetables! This gorgeous dish is sure to blow Mom's socks off.
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Honey Glazed Ham
This beautiful, show-stopping ham is made with an orange marmalade honey glaze and is way easier to make then you'd guess. Mother's Day is the perfect special occasion to get this recipe on the table!
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chicken on a white plate with veggies, cranberries and apricots
Cranberry Apricot Chicken
This Cranberry Apricot Chicken is made with dried apricots, dried cranberries, orange juice, and white wine. And best of all – it's made in just ONE pan. This is a favorite recipe in our family and I hope it becomes one of yours too!
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a spatula serving a slice of lasagna out of the pan
Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
Nothing says "we worked hard to prepare this meal for Mom" quite as much as lasagna does. This Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna features a drool-worthy white sauce and is sure to be Mom's new fave.
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Sweet Treats for Mom

Lemon Brownies
These Lemon Brownies are absolutely to die for. They're “fudgy” thanks to the white chocolate but they still have a little bit of a delicate, cake-like texture. Perfectly moist, soft, they're packed with lots of bright lemon flavor and are the perfect way to top off a relaxing day celebrating Mom!
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Carrot Cake Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Carrot Cake is one of my favorite springtime desserts, and these Carrot Cake Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches are no exception. The cookies are soft, moist, and bursting flavor. Pair them with a nice vanilla bean or homemade cheesecake ice cream and you have the perfect fun dessert for Mother's Day!
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No Bake Mini Biscoff Cheesecakes
These Mini Biscoff Cheesecakes are perfect for special occasions like Mother's Day! They're made with a buttery and crunchy Biscoff cookie base, a rich, smooth and creamy Biscoff cheesecake filling and a drizzle of melted Biscoff spread on top. Mom will be obsessed!
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Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
If you're looking for cookies to make for Mother's Day, look no further than these Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Between the nutty brown butter flavors, delicious chunks of chocolate, and the flaky salt topping, you won't be able to eat just one!
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Mixed Berry Cobbler
This Mixed Berry Cobbler is both beautiful AND delicious. Loaded with fresh strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries and topped with a flaky, buttery biscuit topping – it's a great choice for Mother's Day dessert!
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a stack of cookies with a Lotus Biscoff cookie on top.
Cookie Butter Cookies
These Cookie Butter Cookies are one of the most popular desserts on Kroll's Korner. Make a batch (or two!) of these for Mother's Day, and you'll quickly see why!
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chocolate tart with one slice cut out, topped with berries and sea salt.
Chocolate Tart with Oreo Crust
This Chocolate Tart may seem fancy, but I promise – it’s easy to make. If you want to wow Mom with this dessert on Mother's Day, make sure to make it the day before, because you need to refrigerate the tart overnight for the filling to set.
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lemon curd cookies sprinkled with powdered sugar.
Lemon Curd Cookies
If your mom is a big lemon lover, you can't go wrong with these Lemon Curd Cookies! They're made of a buttery cookie dough paired with tangy lemon curd & a sprinkle of powdered sugar – delish!
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Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bars
With Mother's Day being in the middle of Spring, you can't go wrong with anything in the carrot cake family. These Carrot Cake Cheesecake Bars are a delicious fusion. Combining the creamy richness of vanilla bean cheesecake with the irresistible flavors of carrot cake… they really are the best of both worlds!
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Classic Strawberry Shortcake
Mother's Day is the perfect time for a classic like Strawberry Shortcake! This recipe features fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth shortcakes, sweet macerated strawberries and homemade whipped cream. It's the perfect dessert to round out a wonderful day celebrating Mom!
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