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Best Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Best Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time to make your plans. If you are planning a Mother’s Day Brunch, you want to make sure that your menu includes tasty and easy to make recipes. Y’all know that I only share “it’s so Easy even I’ll make it” recipes so rest assured, you can do this.

Here are some of my favorite Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes Ideas, that are easy to prepare ahead of time so that you can relax and enjoy Mother’s Day with your family. Many of these recipes can be frozen ahead of time or prepared the day before and then baked just before your brunch begins.

Mother’s Day Brunch Appetizer

This is one of my favorite appetizers because you can prepare and freeze weeks ahead of time and just pop in the oven a few minutes before your guest arrive.

Yield: 8 people

Best Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Best Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Simple Easy to Make

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1½ cup Sugar
  • 7-8 lemons
  • lemon zest
  • water

Instructions

  1. grate lemon for zest
  2. heat water with zest and sugar until sugar is dissolved
  3. stain the sugar and zest mixture
  4. juice all lemons
  5. add remaining water and refrigerate

Notes

Wash Lemons well

Zest two lemons and set aside

Place 2 cups of water, lemon zest and sugar in sauce pan

Heat until sugar is dissolved.  Do not boil

Strain sugar solution into pitcher

Squeeze juice from all lemons - should be approx. 1 cup of juice

Add juice to pitcher 

Fill with water until pitcher is full - 1 quart of Lemonade

Stir before serving - keep refrigerated until ready to serve.  

Serve over ice

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If you would like to have a cocktail recipe for your brunch, try this delicious Homemade Kahlua Martini Recipe which includes how to make the homemade kahlua as well.

Main Dish

For the main dish, I couldn’t resist sharing a long time favorite Hot Chicken Salad. I have had this recipe for well over 30 years and it is still one of my favorites. In addition, this recipe is easily doubled or tripled for a larger crowd.

Yield: 6 people

Hot Chicken Salad

Hot Chicken Salad

Easy and quick recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 cups Cooked Chicken Breast, salt to taste
  • 2 cups sliced Celery
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • ½ cup Lemon Juice
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup crushed potato chips
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, sharp

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients except potato chips and shredded cheese together in mixing bowl.
  2. Transfer ingredients into a lightly greased baking dish.
  3. Top with crushed potato chips and cheese.
  4. Bake in 450° oven for 10-15 minutes. Just until hot

Notes

This recipe is easily doubled or tripled for a large gathering.

Note: 

To reduce calories, you can substitute Plain Greek Yogurt for the Mayonnaise.  

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Simple Side Dish

I love serving the Hot Chicken Salad with a fresh fruit salad on the side, however this tasty side dish also works well with the Chicken Salad. This is another simple side dish that can be made in advance and is actually better with age.

Yield: 12 people

Easy German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

This is so easy even I'll make it recipes

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Box German Chocolate Cake Mix, Prepare as directed
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1 cup Coconut Flakes
  • 1 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1 box Confectioners/Powdered Sugar
  • 1 stick Butter , or Margarine

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Grease 9 x 13 Baking Dish
  3. Mix Chopped Pecans & Coconut together
  4. Spread evenly into bottom of baking dish
  5. Prepare Cake mix according to direction and beat until smooth
  6. Pour Cake mixture over top of pecan & coconut mixture
  7. Melt butter and cream cheese in sauce pan over low heat
  8. Once mixture stirs well, add powered sugar slowly, stirring continuously until mixture is smooth.
  9. Pour over top of cake mix.
  10. Bake for 25- 30 minutes

Notes

Cake freezes well.  

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I love hosting a brunch and I recently shared How to Plan Girlfriend Time which includes planning a brunch. In addition, you might also like the Christmas Brunch Menu and Recipes. I shared this menu in December, but it’s great anytime.

frankie bixby

Sunday 2nd of May 2021

Can you tell me how much butter is supposed to be used in the German chocolate upside down cake? Recipe says mix butter with cream cheese, but I don’t see how much butter is needed. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to make this, German chocolate is my mother in law’s and husband’s favorite cake. This one, with the little twist of directions will be a fun alternative to the traditional.

rahrags@gmail.com

Monday 3rd of May 2021

Frankie, I'm so glad you messaged me. It's one stick of butter. I completely left that off and it has been corrected. Thanks so much. You will love this easy recipe.

Renae

Saturday 1st of May 2021

Rachel, this is the perfect Mother’s Day brunch. The recipes sound amazing and the tablescape is gorgeous.

rahrags@gmail.com

Sunday 2nd of May 2021

Renae, I really appreciate your comments. Thanks for stopping by.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Friday 30th of April 2021

How lucky are we that you shared not only one recipe but an entire meal full of them. I have my eye on that german chocolate upside-down cake Rachel! Sharing this on my weekly wrap-up blog post tomorrow.

rahrags@gmail.com

Sunday 2nd of May 2021

Kim, I appreciate you so much.

stacy

Friday 30th of April 2021

What an amazing brunch menu! Love it Rachel!

rahrags@gmail.com

Sunday 2nd of May 2021

Stacy I really appreciate you for stopping by.

Margie Clements

Thursday 29th of April 2021

Love the recipes! How many servings for the hot chicken salad? Would like to make it for ladies craft day we do once a month. Thanks!

rahrags@gmail.com

Friday 30th of April 2021

Margie, It serves 6 but it's easy to double or triple. Thanks for stopping by.

Cindy

Thursday 29th of April 2021

This is a great menu. The chicken salad sounds amazing

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