Ideas for Mother’s Day Brunch

So, you’re all set for mom, you’ve found the perfect gift and now it’s time to WOW her with your cooking skills that you likely got (or didn’t get) from her. What better way to sweeten Mother’s Day Brunch than with a little honey. Try any combination of these recipes to impress mom. Make sure to visit our Instagram page for more great recipe and gift ideas!

Warm Peach Oatmeal served with fresh peach slices and eastern shore honey with milk pitcher and side of nuts. Candle burning. Napkins and placemats and raw ingredients on the table with hot tea and bouquet of flowers

Mother’s Day Brunch Smoothies for Mom

Almond Bliss Smoothie is a great starter for the festivities of the day! This smoothie is very filling and may be well-served in shot glasses to your guests as they arrive, just to whet their appetite.

Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie in a glass

Almond Milk Smoothie

Our Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie may sound indulgent, but you wouldn’t believe how great it is for you! Packed with fiber, protein, and super-food antioxidants, 

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This Blueberry Smoothie is packed with antioxidants and tastes delicious especially with blueberry honey! Since there is much on the menu, a short shot of smoothie is a good idea, to leave room for brunch.

Start Your Day with a Wild Blueberry Smoothie. Blueberry smoothies are rich in antioxidants and keep you feeling full and satisfied. Easy & Delicious.

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Blueberries are very low in calories and rich in dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants that contribute towards optimum health and wellness. These vitamins and minerals work together as anti-oxidants which help limit free radical injury to the body.

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Thinking Boozy Brunch? Well so are we!

Nothing wrong with getting mom a little tipsy on her day. We can rename the event, mom’s boozy brunch! You could approach the drinks in small elegant shot glasses to guests as they arrive as a signature drink.

This Blossoms+Bourbon Cocktail was Inspired by our Blossoms+Bourbon line. The line is fresh, clean, and bright with citrus and geranium bourbon. We thought it would be a great idea to come up with a drink in its honor and created the Blossoms+Bourbon Cocktail.

Our Blossoms and Bourbon Cocktail is made with fresh citrus juices and a drizzle of honey

Blossoms+Bourbon Cocktail

Orange blossom tipples are similar to the modern Screwdriver, but a little more special in our opinion. Our Bee-Inspired version takes the cake and is a perfect addition to brunches and weekend get-togethers.

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Try this Fruity Bee Collins, perfectly timed for spring. Fruit filled drinks are perfect in warm weather. They are refreshing and make a beautiful presentation.

Collins cocktail set with glass of gin on table with fruit and mint with Hendrix Gin and jar of Waxing Kara Honey

Bee Collins Cocktail

Tom Collins cocktail is a classic from long ago. The cocktail’s base is made with gin, lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water. Our fruity take on this classic cocktail is what we call the Fruity Bee Collins Cocktail. Bee Collins is made with Eastern Shore Honey instead of processed sugars and fresh summer fruits that’ll really put you in the, should we say, spirit!

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This Moscow Mule is our latest creation and will hit the spot for Mother’s Day Brunch.

Honey Moscow Mule on wood tray in copper mugs accompanied by Waxing Kara Spring Honey

How to make a Moscow Mule with Honey

Looking for the signature drink for your next barbeque? This one is terrifically refreshing and easy enough to make.

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Mother’s Day Brunch Overnight Oats

We’ve explored lots of warm oats recipes and cool refrigerated Overnight Oats recipes over the years. These are my top picks for mom.

Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats can be prepared ahead of time, to have more time for mom!

The great thing about this Chocolate Honey Overnight Oats recipe, is you can start this process the night before. Pour the ingredients together the night before and that way when you wake up in the morning, at least one thing is already done!

Chocolate Overnight Oats

These Chocolate Overnight Oats are made with honey and they are the perfect start to your day.

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With fresh-picked strawberries in season, this may just be the perfect venue for our Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats. You could make these up overnight and serve them in small 2oz glass bowls with small spoons as an appetizer.

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Oatmeal is a staple breakfast food-this Strawberry Overnight Oats recipe is easy, fast, delicious, and healthy.

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Mother’s Day Brunch Pastries for Mom

Keep the theme going for mother’s day brunch in high strawberry season. These Strawberry Scones are a delicious treat any time of year, but especially on Mother’s Day!

Honey strawberry scone with a drizzle of dairy free icing on white table with fresh strawberries

Strawberry Scones Recipe

These tasty Strawberry Scones are bursting with fresh strawberries. You'll love everything about these scones from the buttery, flaky, scone to the honey glaze!

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Is mom grain-free? Or is she watching her weight? Or maybe the whole family is partaking in the Paleo Diet? Whatever the case, these Paleo Pumpkin Muffins will please your guests.

These Paleo Pumpkin Muffins are so easy to make and incredibly delicious! Gluten free, dairy free and sweetened with honey. Serve for breakfast or dessert.

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

Let’s clarify that calling these pumpkin muffins “Paleo” is the easiest way to identify a recipe as grain-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free while sparing space for the recipe title.

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If you prefer to enjoy other muffin recipes, we have quite a collection. Easy and fast but very impressive for mother’s day brunch served warm Banana Yogurt Muffins. Or, another healthier option, if mom is a healthy eater try these Carrot-Ginger Bran Muffins. These Oat Bran Muffins were a deep symbol of love for me, try them on mom.

This ‘Un-bread’ recipe is a nut and seed bread made without any leavening agents, and one of my new favorites. Try it!

Seed and Nut Bread in loaf pan ready for baking

Nut and Seed Bread

This healthy and satisfying "bread" will feel like a cheat wihtout actually being one.

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Honey Banana Bread is easy to make the night before, and everyone loves it. You can make this recipe in muffin form as well, if you are having lots of guests for Mother’s Day Brunch this may be a great idea.

Honey Banana Bread on platter on table with knife next to it and one piece missing

Honey Banana Bread

If you have ripe bananas and a dozen other ingredients, you can make this masterpiece with ease.

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My Aunt Jane’s Apple Cake is popular at any time of the year. Not too sweet. Perfect every time and it may be my favorite cheat! It will literally make mom’s brains fall out, it’s that good.

slice of Aunt Jane's jewish apple cake on white plate with gold pinstripe and gold fork on table

Aunt Jane’s Apple Cake

This recipe comes straight from the hands of my Aunt Jane. It's a perfect apple cake to make for the Jewish New Year, but enjoy this cake anytime you are in the mood for it. It's delicious!

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You can make her this Southern Cornbread she’ll ever eat in her whole life. Complete with honey butter.

Cornbread in a round pan with a pie-shaped slice out of it still in skillet. Perfect for Thanksgiving Feast!

Southern Cornbread

Southern Cornbread is an ancient recipe that dates back to early Native American settlements. Cornbread made its first modern appearance when native American tribes provided food for the early settlers of the Americas in the south.

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Salads for Mom

We have a few tried and true salads in our arsenal. Make your favorite one and serve it with this amazing honey lemon vinaigrette. You can even quickly marinate fish or chicken with this same recipe!

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette on fresh salad of colorful vegetables on cutting board with grey striped napkin

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

A recipe for every season, especially the new year for all those greens you resolved to eat.

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This Kale Salad is the best and most surprising salad we’ve made. Try these Honey Pickled Beets on this Salad. Another recipe that you can make the night before Mother’s Day so that you are well-organized for the day ahead.

This kale salad eats like a meal. You will be surprised at how satisfying this simple salad is.

Kale Salad

I first had a version of this kale salad at the Ranch at Live Oak. This salad is a delicious meal that only takes a short time to pull together and you can make it the night before and it will stay crisp and fresh for more than 24 hours.

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Spinach and fruit salad is lovely for this time of year. Especially if you continue on with the fresh-picked strawberry theme. Here’s another idea: Why not buy some strawberry plants to send guests home with a long-lasting reminder of a perfect mother’s day brunch!

Fruit and Spinach Salad for Traditional Easter Dinner

Spinach and Fruit Salad

Spinach and fruit go together like peas and carrots. Try this salad as an appetizer or a main course.

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This amazing Papaya Salad is authentic and delicious. You can prep it the day before as well. This salad takes a lot of time, but honestly, it’s worth it. If you fire up the grill and grill a few shrimp for this preparation, it could double as a main course.

thai green papaya salad with green beans, tomatoes, peanuts, with a tangy pungent chili lime dressing in white bowl on placemat

Green Papaya Salad

Green Papaya Salad (aka Som Tum) combines sweet, sour, salty and spice perfectly balanced for the palette. This low-cost, low-calorie, nutritious salad. Easy to make and impressive.

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Our friend Karlen shared this Asian Chicken and Noodle Salad Recipe and it’s been a hit over and over again in our family.

Asian Noodle Salad up close with grilled chicken and orchid

Asian Noodle Salad with Honey

This is a terrific dish that is easily modified with ingredients you like that can be ready in just 40 minutes.

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Soup for Mother’s Day Brunch

These aren’t time-consuming recipes that take days of preparation. You will be surprised how easy this is. This Carrot Ginger Soup is quick to make and so light!

Prefect any time of the year! This easy homemade Carrot Ginger Soup so delicious it’s hard to believe how simple it is to make.

Easy Carrot Ginger Soup

Our Carrot Ginger soup is so delicious it's hard to believe how simple it is to make. I find the most nourishing foods also are the foods that require only a few ingredients and come together in less than an hour including prep time.

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No matter what you decide to make, this Thai Shrimp Stew that our friend Joyce Wallace shared may really wow mom and the entire family!

thai-green-curry-chicken on turquoise table

Thai Green Curry Chicken

Thai Green Curry is very versatile. It can be made with chicken, shrimp, tofu or vegetables. You can add as much heat as you can take by experimenting with different types of colorful peppers.

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Our favorite health coach Joyce shared her favorite Mother’s Day dish with lots of healthy ingredients try this Thai Shrimp and Kale Stew

Thai Shrimp Stew

Thai Shrimp and Kale Stew

This Thai Shrimp Stew recipe is sure to warm you up on a cold winter night. Thai cuisine is among the healthiest foods you can eat.

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What I love the most about brunch is the idea that anything goes. You can serve sweets, cocktails, egg dishes or steak! We always encourage you to play with your food.

In light of the time of the year, I would guess that weaving strawberries through the meal is a great idea since they are in season. And that’s why I would make sure everyone gets at least one of these chocolate-dipped strawberries before they leave!

Chocolate dipped strawberries on wooden cutting board with stems showing

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

We are always looking for ways to cover things in chocolate at our Honey House. These strawberries are a true treat and simple to make!

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Another great way to finish this meal is with a nice healthy Cherry Cobbler Recipe. You can use any combination of fruit in this recipe, so be creative, especially if it’s in support of a theme for the day!

cherry cobbler that's been partially served on grey striped napkin

Cherry Cobbler Recipe

This Cherry Cobbler Recipe is gluten-free but you'd never know. This is such an easy dessert to make, your family will enjoy the treat!

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And don’t forget mom! We have some of the Best Mother’s Day Honey Gifts for mom. Check them out.

About the Author


Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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