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Mother's Day Brunch: 15 Recipes That Will Wow Mom

If you really want to show Mom how much you love her, skip the crowded restaurants and make her a homemade brunch instead. From Blueberry Pancakes to Sausage Bread Pudding, all of these recipes are perfect for pampering the special moms in your life.
05/07/2016 03:44pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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If you really want to show Mom how much you love her, skip the crowded restaurants and make her a homemade brunch instead. From Blueberry Pancakes to Sausage Bread Pudding, all of these recipes are perfect for pampering the special moms in your life.

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Who can resist a stack of crispy-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside blueberry pancakes drenched in a tart and sweet blueberry syrup? Don't skip the syrup -- it only takes a few minutes to make and is definitely the best part! GET THE RECIPE

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Mom will love these light and tender cream scones warm out of the oven with a hot cup of coffee. They're delicious slathered with butter and jam. GET THE RECIPE

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Bread pudding doesn't have to be sweet. This savory version, brimming with sweet pork sausage and sharp cheddar, is deeply flavored with a crisp, golden crust and tender creamy interior. I love it for entertaining because it can be made ahead of time and feeds a crowd. GET THE RECIPE

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Part booze, part French toast, part bread pudding -- everyone in the family will flip over this dish. You can assemble it the night before, let it sit in the fridge overnight, and then just pop it in the oven when you're ready to eat. GET THE RECIPE

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Another main dish that can be prepared ahead, this elegant quiche is made with a generous layer of buttery leeks and a rich custard flavored with Parmesan cheese. GET THE RECIPE

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These maple muffins are from one of my favorite cookbooks, Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yours. They're sweetened entirely with maple syrup and, as they bake in the oven, they fill your kitchen with the most intoxicating buttery maple scent. GET THE RECIPE

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This elegant brunch strata -- really a savory bread pudding with spinach, cheese and cubes of bread baked in custard -- is perfect for entertaining because you can prepare it the day before. The next morning you simply turn the oven on, place the strata in, and then effortlessly wait for your brunch to emerge. GET THE RECIPE

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Banana bread is usually something to eat for breakfast but this one is so decadent, you could easily top it with vanilla ice cream and call it dessert. Chocolate chips and cocoa powder give it deep chocolate flavor and sour cream makes it rich, tender and ultra-moist. GET THE RECIPE

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Packed with sweet strawberries, these tender muffins with crisp, golden tops are perfect for a springtime brunch. The secret is adding lots of berries to the batter, along with a touch of almond extract to complement the fruit. GET THE RECIPE

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These are the perfect cinnamon buns: light and tender on the inside, golden and caramelized on the outside and -- best of all -- quick and easy to make. GET THE RECIPE

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For dessert, try layering fresh berries with a luscious lemon cream -- essentially a lemon curd lightened with whipped cream -- to brighten their natural sweetness. Easy and elegant! GET THE RECIPE

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These are the ultimate waffles: they stay deliciously light and crisp, no matter how much you drench them with maple syrup. GET THE RECIPE

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Baked oatmeal is a comforting Amish breakfast casserole with a consistency similar to bread pudding. There are endless variations -- the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you have on hand -- but this version filled with tart apples and plump raisins is my favorite. GET THE RECIPE

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This is such a nice change of pace from the standard mix of pre-cut fruit from the supermarket. I usually serve it for brunch -- it dresses up the table and pairs well with savory quiche and casserole dishes -- but it's also wonderful for dessert served with shortcake and whipped cream. GET THE RECIPE

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Mom deserves a drink. Grand mimosas are festive cocktails made with orange juice, Champagne and orange liqueur. Cheers! GET THE RECIPE