Mother’s Day Brunch Inspiration

Plan a Mother's Day brunch for the ladies in your life with these delicious recipes!

Mother’s Day sneaks up on me every year. We have several family birthdays in the first two weeks of May and celebrating my moms sometimes gets lost in the commotion. Now that we are grown up and out of the house, Jacob and I have put priority on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as a way to thank our parents for everything they have done for us. This year will be no exception.

As you know, I love hosting and welcoming others into our house. As I was thinking of ways to celebrate our mothers, the idea of a Mother’s Day brunch popped in my head. Brunch seems to be the favored meal of our generation and I just love how many food options there are. For this Mother’s Day inspired brunch, I decided to use Pepperidge Farm® Harvest Blends bread as my base for a variety of breakfast options. Gourmet toast, french toast and egg bake are favorites in our household and all use bread as a consistent ingredient. When making multiple dishes, especially for entertaining, it is helpful to use shared ingredients for the ease of grocery shopping and prepping.

Plan a Mother's Day brunch for the ladies in your life with these delicious recipes!

To cut down on time in the kitchen, I like putting out a few food options that can be made by the guests themselves. This makes for less work on the host’s end and creates an interactive gathering. The gourmet toast is the easiest of all the dishes to make and can be specially made by the guests to their liking. Harvest Blends Seeded Grain bread is the perfect toasting bread. I set out a variety of spreads like Nutella, peanut butter, cream cheese and jam along with strawberries, chocolate chips, mint leaves and a variety of nuts for toppings. The options are all so delicious, especially on top of high-quality seed bread!

The french toast recipe is nothing special as I feel like french toast can get away with being plain and simple. I soaked the Harvest Blends Ancient Grain bread in a mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon and threw them on the griddle until golden brown. With strawberries, powdered sugar, syrup and whipped cream as optional toppings, even the most simple french toast can be dressed to brunch perfection.

The egg bake recipe has been in our family for as long as I can remember. It makes an appearance at many gatherings, including our wedding gift opening a few years ago. I love having a few recipes that are not only amazing tasting, but also hold a special place in our hearts (and stomachs). Enjoy this special family recipe for homemade sausage egg bake and give it a try for a Mother’s Day brunch.

Homemade Sausage Egg Bake

Ingredients

  • 8 slices torn Harvest Blends Sprouted Grain bread
  • 2 pounds Italian sausage
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 1/2 cups milk, divided
  • 1 can cream of celery soup

Instructions

  1. Layer cubed bread, cooked sausage and cheese in a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Mix together eggs, dry mustard and 2 cups of milk; pour over all.
  3. Add 1/2 cup remaining milk with soup, mix and layer on top.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Bake uncovered at 300°F for 75 minutes.
  6. Let sit before serving.
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Plan a Mother's Day brunch for the ladies in your life with these delicious recipes!Plan a Mother's Day brunch for the ladies in your life with these delicious recipes!Plan a Mother's Day brunch for the ladies in your life with these delicious recipes!Plan a Mother's Day brunch for the ladies in your life with these delicious recipes!Plan a Mother's Day brunch for the ladies in your life with these delicious recipes!Plan a Mother's Day brunch for the ladies in your life with these delicious recipes!Plan a Mother's Day brunch for the ladies in your life with these delicious recipes!Plan a Mother's Day brunch for the ladies in your life with these delicious recipes!

How are you celebrating the moms in your life this year? I encourage you to try Pepperidge Farm Harvest Blends bread for yourself, available in the Midwest at your local grocer.

This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. My love for brunch and all opinions are my own.

Laura Jean
  • Abby

    I’m with you on the brunch love. I think it’s so great because everyone loves breakfast food, but we also love sleeping in and not eating until late morning. It’s a win-win 🙂 I also love any form of breakfast casserole, so I’m going to hang on to this egg bake recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • YES! I am right there with you. It is the most delicious meal, with so many options and you can sleep in! Everything, everyone loves, right? Let me know if and when you try the egg bake recipe, it is amazing!!

  • I love brunch. So much. This is a fantastic collection of ideas! That toast with the strawberries is so cute. (Also, what happens in July? There are SO MANY birthdays in April and May! It’s crazy! I can’t keep up either!)

    • Thank you!! I think it is universally accepted that brunch is the best all year round, but especially for Mother’s Day! Seriously, almost all of my friends have birthdays in March, April and May!!

  • I made a terrible decision reading this in the evening… now all I can think about is french toast and powdered sugar. LOL.

    • HA! My husband and I actually make breakfast items for dinner all the time! You may just need to make french toast with powdered sugar to satisfy your craving now 🙂

  • I love breakfast food, anytime of day! It’s a great idea for Mother’s Day. Your sausage egg bake sounds yummy! I love making a main dish like that. It can just be thrown together quick and put in the oven while I work on the rest of the food for the brunch.

    • Amen to breakfast food at all times! Yes, that is why I love this recipe. The prep work is so minimal and it can be thrown in the oven and forgotten about for an hour. Plus it is easy to serve and clean up!

  • Mother’s Day always sneaks up on us, too! We’re like y’all, though, and we really want to focus on celebrating our parents since they have been amazing to us and so supportive. I love the idea of making a brunch like this for Mom, and your sausage egg bake? Divine! My mother makes something similar for Christmas morning, and I cannot wait to make your rendition for her sometime this summer… when we’ll be celebrating a belated Mother’s Day since we weren’t able to see her this past weekend!