Mother’s day is on Sunday. Brunch is a popular meal for this occasion and rightly so, who wouldn’t enjoy a big, lazy mid-morning meal with or without mimosas right? If you plan to ditch the restaurants and make a special surprise meal, here’s a list of my favorite brunch recipes which can be put together without breaking a sweat.
Chilaquiles with salsa verde– This traditional Mexican breakfast/brunch dish from Lisa Dupar’s cookbook, Fried Chicken and Champagne is one of my all-time favorites. This dish is simple, flavorful, delicious and filling.
Breakfast Strata– Make-ahead casseroles are the ultimate lazy brunch treat and this recipe loaded with veggies is always a big hit.
Starbucks Chocolate Cinnamon bread– If you are going to cook for a mom who’s a big Starbucks fan, I’ve got you covered with this amazing chocolate cinnamon bread. This seasonal offering from Starbucks will definitely make your mom swoon.
Lavender Shortbread cookies– These classy, fragrant cookies would make a great addition to your brunch dessert.
Chipotle Style Vegan Tofu Sofritas– Taco/burrito bars is an easy and healthy brunch option. Sofritas can be made a day ahead and reheated just before serving.
Quinoa Carrot Cake Cookies– If you are cooking for a mom who is a health-nut, these cookies are just perfect. It is loaded with good stuff, vegan and gluten-free too.
Vegan Baked Parsnip Fries with Finger-Lime Ginger Aioli– Give the hash browns a break and make these baked parsnip fries. P.S. the vegan aioli is to die-for.
Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins– If your mom is a citrus fan like me, she is sure to love these buttery, fragrant muffins.
Vanilla Chai Cupcakes– Cupcakes can be part of brunch, especially for a special occasion like this. This cupcake is not overly sweet and bursts with chai spices in every bite.