The Best Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas at Home

The magic of Mother’s Day is that we spend a whole 24 hours showering our mothers and the moms in our lives with the profound love and affection they shower us with the other 364 days of the year. Pats on backs all around! A great way to start her one big day a year? A homemade Mother’s Day brunch that doesn’t consist of burnt toast and scrambled eggs riddled with bits of shell. We know, we know. You’re not seven years old and this isn’t a breakfast-in-bed scene in a trite family comedy. But, still, your best bet for pulling this off is buying stuff she’s sure to love (and that you can’t really screw up). If you’re looking for all the perfect stuff to pick up at the grocery store, check out our list of can’t-fail Mother’s Day brunch ideas at home.

Cutwater Spicy Bloody Mary

If you don’t trust yourself behind the bar, but still want your mom to enjoy a Bloody Mary at home, leave it to the pros! This cocktail in a can is rich and zesty, packed with umami, and has the perfect consistency—somewhere between tomato juice and tomato soup. If you have a Midwestern mom like mine who can’t handle heat, grab Cutwater’s milder version for your at-home Mother’s Day Brunch.

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Birch Benders Organic Buttermilk Pancake Mix

When it comes to Mother’s Day brunch ideas, pancakes might seem like a pretty obvious one, but I ask you this: What brunch would be complete without pancakes?? Certainly none that I’d care to be a part of. Before you blindly grab some Bisquick and call it a day, allow me to suggest you “adult” by buying the best pancake mix, Birch Benders. This stuff is good. Maybe even better than homemade? The buttermilk flavor is absolutely delicious, and the tang is tamed by sugary notes that create a perfectly balanced pancake.

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Godshall’s Maple Turkey Bacon

Of course our recommended turkey bacon has to play nice with our aforementioned pancakes, so Godshall’s maple turkey bacon is up to bat for our Mother’s Day brunch at home. They have a touch of maple sweetness that’s gonna pair perfectly with that pure maple syrup you’re surely going to splurge on for your mother. These slices are a little thicker than your typical turkey bacon, so they don’t crisp up as easily as some other brands, but the flavor is out of this world—salty and a little sweet, just like mom.

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Pillsbury Grands Southern Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits

If you’ve got a big 24 hours of Mother’s Day activities ahead, get mom ready with a hearty plate of biscuits and gravy. No need to bust out the flour and shortening—mom knows you’re not a from-scratch baker. Just crack a can of Pillsbury Grands Southern Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits and throw a few into the oven. You’ll have a hot, freshly baked biscuit in no time that’s magically fluffy on the outside and super crusty on the outside. The perfect vessel for white gravy, a heavy dose of butter, or strawberry jam. Get the full spread so your mom can pick her favorite. This is Mother’s Day brunch, so we’re not cutting corners.

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King Arthur Baking Company Gluten Free Ultimate Fudge Brownie Mix

Your mom may not let you eat brownies for breakfast, but this is her day, dammit! You may see that these are gluten free and assume we’re recommending some second-rate brownie mix, one that made it onto our best brownie mix roundup out of pity to try to appeal to our gluten free readers out there. You’d be WRONG! These are incredible—fudgy and chocolatey, exactly as a brownie should be. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top to create the ultimate “my mom wouldn’t let me eat this for breakfast as a child, but I’m serving it to her to really spoil the sh*t out of her on Mother’s Day” meal.

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About the Author

Vinz Karl

Vinz Karl is a freelance contributor to Sporked and self-proclaimed Guy Fieri superfan. He believes in breakfast supremacy and is on a never-ending mission to try every flavor of Oreo out there. Originally from the Midwest, Vinz now resides in Los Angeles, where you can find him going on hikes, checking out new restaurants, and preparing for his eventual casting on CBS's Survivor.

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