10 Last-Minute Recipes for Mother's Day Brunch

10 Last-Minute Recipes for Mother's Day Brunch

Kelli Foster
May 11, 2018
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It might feel like it's getting down to the wire if you haven't decided what to make for Mother's Day brunch, but don't worry — you're totally fine. It's not too late to pull off a really impressive brunch dish.

The trick is leaning on fast and fancy recipes that are easy to make, and knowing a few smart grocery store shortcuts. Here are 10 to get you inspired.

1. Bananas Foster French Toast Kebabs

Good news! These cute French toast skewers are a cinch to pull together, and if you're not the one hosting brunch, they also travel really well. Hold off on the caramel drizzle until right before serving.

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2. Mango and Papaya Fruit Salad

Even though this tropical fruit salad comes together with just two fruits, it feels kinda fancy since it's two fruits most of us don't eat on a day-to-day basis. Lime zest and juice and a couple mint sprigs also help make it feel special.

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3. How To Make Sugar Buns

Boasting layers of rich, flaky pastry dough, sugar buns are a stunning morning treat. They can be made with just a handful of ingredients and hardly any planning, thanks to a box of frozen puff pastry. Pop them out of the pan immediately so they don't seize up in the pan.

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4. Fast and Fancy Lemon Biscuits

This play on classic cream biscuits gets a fresh upgrade with help from sunny citrus and a finishing touch of coarse sugar. Serve them up with some store-bought lemon curd, butter and jam, or some fresh cream and berries.

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5. Ham, Asparagus & Gruyère Tart

Frozen puff pastry does it again! It's the star ingredient that brings this fast and fancy tart to life. Stick with thin asparagus to ensure they cook through and aren't tough.

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6. Fresh Herb, Potato, and Goat Cheese Frittata

If you ask me, the fastest way to make a standard frittata feel instantly more special is with tiny nuggets of goat cheese and a mess of fresh herbs. The recipe suggests dill, basil, and chives, although any fresh herbs you have handy will work.

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7. Easy Caprese Quiche

To help this tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella quiche come together quickly, skip the homemade pie dough and grab a pre-made crust from the freezer section.

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8. Blueberry Breakfast Trifle

This falls firmly into breakfast treat territory, and there is no better time to break it out. To save some time, pick up a layer of yellow cake from the grocery store bakery department or a loaf of pound cake. And if you can't get your hands on good blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries will work just fine.

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9. Bacon Gruyère Egg Bites

In place of your standard egg casserole, try these keto-friendly egg bites. They're blended with cream cheese and Gruyère, and cook with an irresistibly silky smooth texture.

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10. Blueberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bake

If you've got a sweet tooth in your brunch crowd, this is the only breakfast casserole you need to know about. It's like French toast meets cheesecake, and while the recipe calls for sliced sandwich bread, you can easily swap in an equal amount of brioche or challah.

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