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Mother's Day Brunch: 20 Recipes For A Spectacular Spread

Don’t forget the bubbly!
05/13/2017 07:28am ET | Updated May 13, 2017

Imagine the look on mom’s face when she sees the delicious brunch you made without her help. It’s easier than you think, especially since many brunch recipes can be made in advance. From coffee cake to mimosas, these easy recipes have you covered.

Rich and tender from the addition of sour cream, and jam-packed with chocolate chips, this is the kind of old-fashioned, homey cake that appeals to just about everyone — and it’s super-simple to make. GET THE RECIPE

This is my go-to deviled egg recipe; adding spring herbs is a simple way to dress them up and make them just a little more flavorful. Feel free to omit the herbs or add your own favorite toppings. GET THE RECIPE

This is a delicious and elegant dip that you can whip up in 10 minutes. Serve it with crackers or as a delicious spread for bagels. GET THE RECIPE

Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best blueberry muffins — and they’re easy enough for kids (and dads) to make all by themselves. GET THE RECIPE

Bread pudding is usually sweet, but it can be made savory too. This version, brimming with sweet pork sausage and sharp cheddar, is deeply flavored with a golden crust and tender, creamy interior. GET THE RECIPE

Start with thick-cut applewood smoked bacon and slather it with a maple syrup, brown sugar, and chipotle glaze halfway through cooking — as the bacon cooks, the glaze sizzles and thickens into a shiny, candy-like coating. It’s addictive! GET THE RECIPE

This dish looks fancy but is incredibly easy. You simply wrap big, thick asparagus spears with pancetta and sauté them until nice and crisp. GET THE RECIPE

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

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

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 prepare it the day before. The next morning you simply turn the oven on, place the strata in and effortlessly wait for your brunch to emerge. GET THE RECIPE

Ideal for brunch, this double chocolate zucchini bread has deep chocolate flavor yet it’s not so sweet that it tastes like dessert. It’s also loaded with zucchini, so there’s some virtue in it. GET THE RECIPE

Baked oatmeal has a consistency similar to bread pudding. There are endless variations but this version filled with apples and raisins with a crunchy walnut topping is my favorite. Go ahead and make it ahead of time; it reheats beautifully. GET THE RECIPE

Frittatas can be dry and firm but this one is delicate and creamy, almost like a crustless quiche. GET THE RECIPE

Part booze, part french toast, part bread pudding — how can you go wrong? This crowd pleasing dish is ideal for a crowd because you can assemble it the night before, let it sit in the fridge overnight, then just pop it in the oven when you’re ready to eat. GET THE RECIPE

Studded with juicy red grapes with hints of vanilla and citrus, this is a simple and lovely Italian-style cake — perfect for breakfast, brunch or tea but also delicious topped with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream for dessert. It’s called a “harvest cake” because it’s traditionally made during the grape harvest season to use up the small grapes not going for pressing. GET THE RECIPE

These wonderful muffins are from Sarabeth’s Bakery: From My Hands to Yours. They’re sweetened entirely with maple syrup — there’s absolutely no sugar in them — and, as they bake in the oven, they fill your kitchen with the most intoxicating buttery maple scent. GET THE RECIPE

Serve this springy salad of asparagus and chopped eggs in a creamy Dijon sauce as a first course or side to poached salmon or honey baked ham. GET THE RECIPE

These perfect-with-coffee cookies are adapted from a cookbook called Biscotti: Recipes from the Kitchen of the American Academy in Rome by Mona Talbott and Mirealla Misenti. GET THE RECIPE

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

Don’t forget the bubbly! Grand mimosas are festive cocktails made with orange juice, Champagne, and orange liqueur. Cheers! GET THE RECIPE