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17 Healthy Brunch Ideas and 4 Refreshing Cocktails for Mother’s Day Brunch!

By May 10, 2017 April 15th, 2019 No Comments

Not sure what to make for Mother’s Day brunch this Sunday? We are tired of all the traditional choices, so we put together 14 of our favorite brunch recipes, and 4 of the most refreshing brunch cocktails to quench your thirst.

Brunch Ideas

1. Chicken and Waffles with Kicky Syrup via Cooking Light

If a chicken and waffle dish didn’t make the list, we’d never here the end of it. So here you  go. This spiced up version, with crunchy baked chicken will be a crowd favorite.

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2. Sweetened Ricotta & Apricot Crepes via Eating Well

Looking for a little sophistication at brunch? These lightly sweetened ricotta crepes, with toasted almonds and apricot jam drizzle will do the trick.

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3. Brunch Parfait via My Recipes

Wouldn’t be a healthy brunch without a parfait on the menu. This simple but tasty option is filled with almonds, strawberries, apricot preserve, granola, and low-fat vanilla yogurt.

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4. Egg and Toast Cups via My Recipes

These scrumptious all-in-one breakfast muffins are pure genius and require just one muffin tin to create perfect single-serving portions.

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5. Easy Asparagus Tarts via Well Plated

This gorgeous asparagus tart with puff pastry, is delicious, and perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch. The salty prosciutto, combined with ricotta and nutty Parmesan are a perfect compliment to the asparagus.

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6. Strawberry Ricotta Toast via The Little Epicurean

You may be seeing a trend. Ricotta is a great choice for brunch, so we might as well pair it with some strawberries, and who doesn’t like toast for breakfast. Enjoy this hand held bite of amazement.

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7. Egg-in-a-Hole with Spinach & Bacon via Eating Well

Also known as the one-eyed jack, this recipe always shines. Add some spinach and bacon, and just call it a morning. Enough said.

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8. Saucy Skillet-Poached Eggs via Cooking Light

Shake up brunch with a dish of Shakshuka, an Israeli breakfast dish sure to heat up the morning. Italians have there own version, known as eggs in purgatory. This one is our favorite.

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9. Huevos Rancheros Burritos via My Recipes

Who doesn’t like a breakfast burrito? Pair that with one of my all-time breakfast dishes the Huevos Rancheros, and your talking a home run.

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10. Black Bean And Avocado Breakfast Burrito via Gimme Some Oven

Just in case Huevos Rancheros isn’t your thing, you can certainly go for the Black Bean and Avocado Breakfast Burrito.

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11. Banana Mango Smoothie Bowls via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Breakfast bowl are one of the biggest healthy breakfast trends today, so we thought we’d at least give you our favorite.

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12. Southern Shrimp and Grits via My Recipes

A southern classic, and a New Orleans favorite, this creamy yet savory meal is perfect for brunch.

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13. Grilled Asparagus with Fried Eggs and Pancetta via My Recipes

Asparagus and fried eggs are a classic springtime combo for good reason–they’re delicious together. Add some pancetta and now it’s ready for Mother’s Day Brunch.

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14. Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

Wouldn’t be a brunch without some blueberry muffins. This super moist recipe made with buttermilk is a great choice.

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15. Fried Egg and Avocado Toasts

This one is my wife’s favorite. Whenever you add an egg on top of an already delicious food option your looking at a flavor explosion in your mouth.

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16. Whole-Grain Waffles with Cherry Sauce via Eating Well

Wouldn’t feel like a homemade brunch without some waffles. Lather some healthy cherry sauce on top for a rich syrupy flavor to pair with the crunch.

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17. Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey via My Recipes

Who doesn’t like a grilled cheese? I know your kids do. This sweet take on a classic makes it a perfect breakfast recipe.

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Cocktails for Brunch

Wouldn’t be a brunch without some refreshing adult cocktails to pair with the delicious dishes prepared for you. Here are three unique cocktails and a classic that should always be on hand.

1. Bloody Good Bloody Mary via Cooking Light

Not your ordinary Bloody Mary, Pickle juice is the secret weapon here, delivering briny tartness to make this drink lip-smackingly delicious.

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2. Raspberry-Orange Sunrises via My Recipes

This adds a fresh raspberry twist on a Mimosa.

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3. Leland Palmer via Epicurious

An alcoholic spin on an Arnold Palmer (1/2 Iced Tea / 1/2 Lemonade). Great for brunch, and even better after a round of golf. Here’s to Arnie!!!

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4. The Classic “Mimosa” via All Recipes

You can’t have brunch without this classic on hand. Make sure you have enough to last, as your patrons will be expecting bottomless Mimosas. You won’t want this well to dry out.

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