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.