Our collection of Mothers Day breakfast recipes include last minute ideas for Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday for mums who appreciate the luxury of breakfast in bed. They include breakfast dishes that are a bit special, that are manageable on a breakfast tray, and that aren’t so filling that they’ll spoil brunch. Mother’s day brunch recipes coming next!
When I was a kid, dad and I always made mum breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day. Well, dad would make breakfast and I would help, kind of. Mum’s birthday would often fall on or around Mother’s Day, so we always tried to make it a bit special.
We generally cooked some kind of eggs, croissants that we’d buy from the bakery that morning, and a pot of tea, just the way mum liked it – my mother is very particular about her tea – and we’d pop a small vase on the tray filled with flowers I picked from our garden.
Last night my sister and I got online – she’s in Perth and I’m here in Cambodia – and went shopping together to order a delivery for mum (in Bendigo) of her favourite foods for Mother’s Day: camembert and croissants, shucked oysters, smoked salmon, blini and sour cream (you can obviously guess what I had in mind), and a bottle of sparkling Rosé.
I had hoped to be back in Australia for mum’s birthday next week and Mother’s Day tomorrow and be serving her breakfast in bed. Hopefully I can get back soon and make up for that and so many other meals I’ve missed making her. Damn you, pandemic.
Hoping you find some dishes to cook your mum from our collection of Mothers Day breakfast recipes and, if you don’t, do browse our Weekend Eggs archive of breakfast dishes from around the world that we’ve learnt in places on our travels or have created, inspired by places we’ve spent time in and lived in.
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Now let me tell you about our Mothers Day breakfast recipes for mums who enjoy breakfast in bed.
Mothers Day Breakfast Recipes for Mum This Sunday For Mums Who Love Breakfast in Bed
Mothers Day breakfast recipes for mums who enjoy breakfast in bed.
Eggs Benedict Recipe
This eggs Benedict recipe is one of my best suggestions for you for Mothers Day breakfast recipes for breakfast in bed. While eggs Benedict can be very filling, especially if you’re serving it as you normally would, with two eggs, you can lighten up this dish simply by serving one egg.
Done properly it’s an elegant dish that is still filling and rich. Eggs Benedict is also such a quintessentially New York breakfast dish, which makes it a bit special, as mum can dream that she’s cutting into this at a restaurant at a swish New York city hotel or at a sidewalk table at a New York city cafe.
If you’re serving mum an eggs Benedict, however, you will definitely need to make sure there’s a glass of bubbly on that breakfast tray. Open the bottle in mum’s room to really celebrate her.
Creamy Scrambled Eggs with Truffles Recipe
Another of my top picks of Mothers Day breakfast recipes for mums who appreciate breakfast in bed is this recipe for creamy scrambled eggs with truffles. Firstly, because it’s hard to beat scrambled eggs on a breakfast tray, as they’re so easy to eat.
Secondly, because they’re also light, so won’t fill mum up if you’re also planning brunch or lunch for Mothers Day. These scrambled eggs are rich, creamy and silky, which means you can’t skimp on the butter for this dish.
To make truffles with scrambled eggs many chefs place the truffle in a jar with the eggs for at least 24 hours so that the eggs obtain some of the aroma of the truffles. It does work, but it’s a very mild flavour. For us, this dish works best when there is some truffle flavour in the eggs before the truffle is shaved on top of the eggs when served.
Terence likes to use the little offcuts of the truffle that you sometimes get when shaving the truffles and he throws those into the egg mixture just before taking it off the heat. If you don’t have fresh truffles, a tasty alternative is to use a little truffle oil mixed in with the butter, then add a teaspoon of truffle pickers paste when you add the cream. It’s not the same, but it’s still so tasty.
Fragrant Pesto Scrambled Eggs Recipe
This is another one of my recommendations for you for Mothers Day breakfast recipes for breakfast in bed. Again, because it’s scrambled eggs and they’re easy to eat, and these are really delicious scrambled eggs.
This pesto scrambled eggs recipe makes soft scrambled eggs with basil pesto, which we serve on sourdough, with a drizzle of pesto oil, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, a sprinkle of pine nuts, and fresh basil leaves.
It comes together quickly, too. Make sure to use the freshest eggs for really silky scrambled eggs. Terence uses a good fresh Teflon-coated 24 cm pan with high sides that does not get used for anything other than eggs and is only touched by a silicone spatula.
When you turn the heat to high and the butter starts to brown, you need to work quickly. The eggs will cook in less than 90 seconds. What you want is for the eggs to get nearly cooked through and remain glossy. So make sure to have that breakfast tray completely prepped before you start these. Don’t forget the flowers!
Classic Salade Lyonnaise Recipe
Our classic salade Lyonnaise recipe is another one of my top picks for Mothers Day breakfast recipes if you’re making your mother breakfast in bed. Terence’s recipe makes a really lovely and light breakfast eggs dish that is as delicious as it looks.
It also comes together quickly, so you better have that breakfast tray prepared before you start. Soft poached eggs sit atop some frisée lettuce, with croutons, crispy bacon pieces, and a vinaigrette dressing of olive oil and vinegar.
The idea is that you get some frisée, egg white and yolk, a crouton, and some bacon in every mouthful. It’s a brilliant mix of textures and a perfect marriage of flavours.
We know that poaching eggs can be daunting if you’re not an old hand at it, so we have tips to poaching eggs in the post below.
Poached Eggs, Asparagus, Pancetta and Parmesan Recipe
This elegant poached eggs, asparagus, pancetta and parmesan recipe is another of my top picks of these Mothers Day breakfast recipes for breakfast in bed for mum.
This classic French breakfast eggs dish is healthy and light, so it won’t leave your mum feeling full, and if you pop a glass of bubbly it will leave her feeling fabulous.
This is a genius dish: the soft yolk of the poached egg acts like a sauce for the asparagus, the pancetta adds a salty flavour and some texture with its crunch, and the grated Parmigiano-Reggiano rounds out the flavours. If you don’t have pancetta in the fridge you can use bacon.
If you’re in the southern hemisphere, not in the northern hemisphere where spring means asparagus season, then use whatever is fresh and available. Spinach would work wonderfully, along with juicy ripe tomatoes cut into thick slices.
Poached Eggs with Asparagus, Pancetta and Parmesan, a Contemporary Take
This very special recipe makes Terence’s more contemporary styled take on the classic poached eggs with asparagus, pancetta and parmesan dish above and it’s another of my top recommendations for you of this collection of Mothers Day breakfast recipes if you’re serving mum breakfast in bed.
Instead of the poached egg sitting neatly on top of the asparagus, Terence places the egg in this dish on an asparagus purée made from the stems, while the asparagus tips sit prettily on top.
The grated Parmigiano Reggiano is sprinkled between the egg and asparagus purée, and pancetta and breadcrumbs are sprinkled on top to add texture and flavour.
One of the shortcomings of the traditional dish is that you lose much of the scrummy egg yolk when it bursts open onto the plate. Terence resolved that little problem by serving it in a bowl with a spoon, which also makes it super easy to eat in bed.
Jammy Soft-Boiled Eggs on Sourdough with Dill Cream Cheese and Homemade Pickles
Lastly, I reckon my recipe for jammy soft-boiled eggs on sourdough with dill cream cheese and homemade pickles is another great Mothers Day breakfast idea for breakfast in bed for mum, especially because she can eat it with hands. Don’t forget napkins!
It makes a less fancy, shareable, snack version of my recipe for slow fried eggs atop a creamy dill spread on toasted sourdough with homemade dill pickles, radishes and sweet paprika, which was inspired by my late grandfather’s daily breakfast. I recommend that dish for brunch as it’s best eaten at a dining table.
I created this recipe for those of you who, like me, loved the combination of flavours in the slow fried eggs, but wanted a simpler version that was snacky and could be shared.
It’s very filling, however, so if you’re planning on serving a Mother’s Day brunch for the family, I’d only make mum one of these. Or make one per family member and join mum in bed!
Please do let us know if you make any of our Mothers Day breakfast recipes for your mum, as we’d love to know how they turn out for you.