Mother’s Day breakfast and brunch recipe ideas

Here are some of my favorite recipes for a special breakfast or brunch for Mother’s day. I’m including some savory brunch ideas, as well as sweet treats and drinks to celebrate with our amazing moms.

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Savory breakfast and brunch recipes:

Savory cassava cheese bread waffles - Mother's Day breakfast and brunch recipe ideas

Savory cassava cheese bread waffles: These cheesy gluten free waffles are inspired by “pan de yuca” and are made with cheese, cassava or tapioca starch, eggs, and butter. Serve with toppings like mashed avocado, fried egg, chorizo or smoked salmon or bacon, tomato, etc.

Garbanzos or chickpeas with chorizo and chimichurri - topped with fried eggs

Garbanzos with chorizo and chimichurri: Easy recipe for sauteed garbanzos or chickpeas with chorizo and chimichurri sauce.  This delicious dish can be served alone or topped with fried or poached eggs.

Hominy corn scrambled eggs - Ecuadorian mote pillo recipe

Hominy corn scrambled eggs {Ecuadorian mote pillo}:  This satisfying breakfast dish consists of hominy sautéed with onions, garlic, achiote, eggs, milk, chives and cilantro or parsley, and served with hot black coffee and slices of fresh cheese.

Shakshuka with avocado

Shakshuka: This dish consists of eggs cooked or poached in thick sauce of tomato, onions, peppers, and spices. This variation adds chorizo or merguez sausage.

Chorizo and ripe plantain hash with egg, avocado, and queso fresco

Chorizo and ripe plantain hash {Picadillo de chorizo y plátanos maduros}: This picadillo style breakfast hash is made with fresh chorizo, sweet plantains, onions, and served with eggs, queso fresco, avocado and hot sauce.

Baked ham and potato tortilla omelette

Baked Spanish tortilla with ham: Easy recipe to prepare a homemade baked Spanish tortilla with ham. This baked tortilla style omelette is made with potatoes, eggs, onions, ham, garlic, and jalapeños (or bell peppers)

Ecuadorian mashed green plantain patties or tortillas de verde

Green plantain patties stuffed with cheese {Tortillas de verde}: Recipe for Ecuadorian green plantain patties stuffed with cheese, also known as tortillas de verde, made with a dough of green plantains, a cheese filling, and cooked on a griddle or frying pan.

Ceviche Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary Shrimp Ceviche: This Bloody Mary shrimp ceviche recipe is made with fresh tomato juice, orange juice, lime juice, Tabasco hot sauce, shrimp, red onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and vodka to taste. Use tequila for a Bloody Maria, or leave out the alcohol for a refreshing savory mocktail with ceviche flavor.

Sweet treats for breakfast and brunch:

French crepes

Homemade sweet crepes:  Our easy recipe for making sweet homemade French crepes, the batter is made with flour, sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla, and butter or oil.  Serve with your choice of fresh fruit like berries, banana, mango, or with Nutella, dulce de leche, strawberry sauce, honey, etc.

Tropical fruit salad

Tropical fruit salad: This Ecuadorian and Latin American style tropical fruit salad, called come y bebe in Ecuador, is made with a mix of tropical fruits including papaya, bananas, pineapple, and oranges.

Rhubarb strawberry rustic tart galette recipe

Rhubarb strawberry tart: This simple rhubarb strawberry tart can be prepared as classic fruit tart or as a rustic galette tart made with fresh rhubarb and strawberries.

Raspberry empanadas with sweet citrus infused goat cheese

Raspberry, goat cheese and almond empanadas: These raspberry, goat cheese and almond empanadas or sweet turnovers are a delicious treat for breakfast or brunch. These sweet empanadas are made with a filling of fresh raspberries, a sweet goat cheese mix with vanilla/orange zest, and sliced almonds.

Italian pannacotta with berries

Simple homemade panna cotta with berries: Panna cotta is a classic Italian dessert that is made with cream, milk, sugar, vanilla and gelatin. It’s a very easy to make dessert that can be made ahead of time. Top with fresh berries or fruit sauce.

Tres leches chocolate cake with caramel frosting

Chocolate tres leches cake: This mouthwatering chocolate tres leches cake is topped with a creamy dulce de leche mascarpone frosting, toasted coconut, and chocolate shavings.

Raspberry strawberry gelatin hearts

Strawberry raspberry gelatin hearts {with real fruit}: This easy recipe for making homemade strawberry raspberry gelatin hearts is made using fresh berries, sugar, water, and unflavored gelatin.

Passion fruit tiramisu recipe for Mother's Day

Passion fruit tiramisu: This tropical tiramisu recipe is made with mascarpone cream cheese, ladyfingers, eggs, sugar, rum and passion fruit.

Easy and simple strawberry cake recipe

Easy strawberry coffee cake: This unbelievably easy strawberry cake recipe is one of the easiest cakes you will ever make. And it’s made with only four ingredients: strawberries, sugar, eggs, and flour.

Refreshing brunch drink ideas:

Tropical fruit smoothie

Tropical fruit smoothie: This refreshing tropical fruit smoothie is made with papaya, banana, pineapple, mango, and orange.

Fruity oatmeal drink with naranjilla and cinnamon

Fruit oatmeal drink {Colada de avena con naranjilla}: This traditional Ecuadorian fruity oatmeal drink,  is made with oats, naranjilla fruit (or pineapple, passion fruit, etc) , panela or brown sugar, water and cinnamon. It can be served cold on warm days or warm during cold winter days.

French kir royal aperitif cocktail recipe

Kir royal: This is one of the easiest brunch cocktails to make. A kir royal, also called kir royale, is a classic french sparkling cocktail or aperitif drink made with champagne and blackcurrant liqueur.

Strawberry heart ice cubes

Champagne and strawberry ice cubes: Keep the bubbly extra chilled with these champagne and strawberry ice cubes. These adorable ice cubes can be added to bubbly/sparkling wine cocktails, white sangria, or to give an extra special touch to a glass of champagne. You can make a mocktail version with sparkling grape juice.  

Refreshing melon sangria with moscato and melons balls for Mother's Day brunch

Melon ball sangria: This refreshing and beautiful melon moscato sangria is made with a mix of melon balls, including watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew melons, plus moscato wine, sparkling water, mint, etc.  Mocktail variation instructions are included. 

Peach bellini cocktails for Mother's Day

Peach bellini cocktail: Simple recipe for a peach Bellini cocktail, made with fresh peach puree, prosecco or sparkling wine, and a dash of raspberry liqueur.

Watermelon orange mimosas

Watermelon mimosa: This watermelon mimosa is a colorful and refreshing twist on the traditional mimosa cocktail – it is made with watermelon, orange juice, sugar to taste, sparkling wine, and garnished with fresh mint.

Additional breakfast and brunch recipes you might like to try:

Homemade pineapple juice {Jugo de piña}
Simple and easy recipe for homemade pineapple juice or jugo de piña made with fresh pineapple, water, sugar/honey, and lime or lemon juice.
Check out this recipe
Homemade pineapple juice recipe
Strawberry lemonade
Easy and quick homemade strawberry lemonade recipe, made in the blender using lemons, strawberries and honey. Replace lemons with limes for strawberry limeade.
Check out this recipe
Strawberry lemonade
Pan de yuca or cheese bread
Pan de yuca, also known as cheese bread or yuca bread, are yummy melt in your mouth warm breads made with cheese and yuca or cassava starch
Check out this recipe
Crab deviled eggs
Easy recipe for crab deviled eggs made with a creamy filling of crab meat, onions, bell pepper, radish, cucumber, and more.
Check out this recipe
Crab stuffed deviled eggs
French salmon tartare
Easy recipe for a mouthwatering French salmon tartare appetizer, made with fresh raw salmon, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, whole grain French Dijon mustard, parmesan, and basil.
Check out this recipe
French salmon tartare recipe
Mango ceviche
Mango ceviche recipe prepared with fresh mango, onions, lime juice, orange juice, habanero and/or fresno red chili peppers, cilantro, salt.
Check out this recipe
Vegetarian mango ceviche recipe
Bolon de verde or fried green plantain dumplings
Bolon de verde are green plantain dumplings stuffed with cheese, chorizo or chicharrones and fried until crispy.
Check out this recipe
Llapingachos or Ecuadorian stuffed potato patties
Llapingachos are potato patties or pancakes stuffed with cheese, cooked on a hot griddle until crispy brown and served with peanut sauce, fried egg, tomato and onion curtido, avocado slices and hot sauce.
Check out this recipe
Ecuadorian mashed potato patties filled with cheese
Caesar salad with smoked salmon and avocado
Recipe for caesar salad with smoked salmon and avocado, topped with garlic croutons. The Caesar salad dressing can be made with yogurt instead of mayonnaise.
Check out this recipe
Caesar salad with smoked salmon and avocado
Shrimp stuffed avocado
Delicious recipe for shrimp stuffed avocado made with ripe avocado filled with shrimp, red onion, radish, bell pepper, celery and cilantro aioli salad.
Check out this recipe
Traditional Brazilian Brigadeiros + variations
Recipe for homemade brigadeiros, a traditional Brazilian chocolate truffle made with cocoa powder and condensed milk rolled in chocolate sprinkles. Also includes some variations, and how to make homemade condensed milk or vegan condensed milk.
Check out this recipe
Brazlian Brigadeiro recipe
Alfajores: Dulce de leche sandwich cookies
Recipe for making homemade alfajores or dulce de leche sandwich cookies. These Latin American cookies are made with all purpose flour, cornstarch, butter, baking powder, egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest, milk, and vanilla. They are filled with caramel and decorated with coconut or icing sugar.
Check out this recipe
Alfajores - easy authentic recipe
Pineapple marmalade or preserves {Dulce de piña}
Latin style pineapple marmalade or preserves, aka dulce de piña. This chunky pineapple jam is perfect as a filling for empanadas, on toast, crepes, etc.
Check out this recipe
Pineapple marmalade or preserves recipe
Strawberry sauce
Easy recipe for homemade strawberry sauce prepared with fresh (or frozen) strawberries, sugar and lemon juice.
Check out this recipe
Strawberry sauce
French molten chocolate cake {Moelleux au chocolat}
Easy recipe for a delicious and decadent French style moelleux au chocolat or molten chocolate cake. This  cake is very easy to make and is prepared with dark chocolate, salted butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. It is served with fresh basil (or mint) and your choice of berries, ice cream, or sorbet.
Check out this recipe
Moelleux chocolate cake recipe
Strawberry layer cake
Delicious and easy strawberry layer cake recipe made with layers of vanilla sponge cake, honey whipped cream, and fresh ripe strawberries.
Check out this recipe
Strawberry layer cake
Raspberry creme brulee
Easy and delicious raspberry creme brulee recipe, this fruity twist on the classic
French dessert is made with heavy cream, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla, and fresh
raspberries – or raspberry jam.

Check out this recipe
Raspberry creme brulee recipe
Coconut flan with orange caramel {Flan de coco}
Recipe for homemade coconut flan with orange caramel. This coconut flan is made with grated coconut, coconut milk, eggs, milk, and sugar, and has an orange caramel.
Check out this recipe
Recipe for coconut flan or quesillo

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