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Four Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

May 09, 2021

Four Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

Mother’s Day is an annual celebration of motherhood, but it’s recognized in many different ways. According to the Farmers Almanac, the celebration of Mother’s Day began in the 1800’s with a woman named Ann Reeves Jarvis. During her time, Ann’s main mission in life was to fight for her children's lives, from social welfare to non-violence, along with raising and nurturing them with love and courage.

Today, life doesn’t seem much different than what these mothers did back in the 1800’s. We continue to honor these women for all they do every single day for their children as well as their family and other loved ones!

For some reason, I feel like we all scramble around this time, as if we did not anticipate Mother’s day approaching! This time of the year happens so fast. We dread the winter and wish for the summer. Before we know it time is flying by and Mother’s Day is here!

A big Mother’s Day breakfast or lunch is something my family always did each year. We are big breakfast people so we love to load up on the bacon, eggs, coffee, and pancakes. However, for special occasions, it’s nice to switch things up a bit and try out some new recipes!

So, instead of buying yet another bouquet of flowers and a cheesy card, treat your Mom to a wonderful brunch with these simple, yet delicious recipes.

PB&J Overnight Oats

It’s like your favorite childhood snack, just without the bread! Overnight oats are fun, because you can place them in any type of jar, festive or not, and you can fill them as little or as much as you wish! Although this recipe is intended to make 2 mason jars worth of overnight oats, if you use smaller jars you can divide them up into smaller portions!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of oats (old fashion or quick oats)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup of jam of your choice!
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fruit for topping (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add together the oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, cinnamon, milk, salt into a bowl and mix well 
  2. Fill up 2 mason jars with half the mixture, then add a layer the jam overtop
  3. Following the jam, add a scoop of peanut butter, and then the rest of the oat mixture
  4. Place the mason jars into the refrigerator and let them sit overnight 
  5. Add your desired toppings & enjoy!

*This recipe makes 2 servings

Protein Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Pancakes, but a healthier version! This is another recipe that you can easily customize by adjusting the toppings, serving size, and shape of the pancakes. Some of my personal favorite toppings are fresh fruit, whip cream, and peanut butter!

Ingredients:

  • ½ scoop Vanilla Farm Fed or VEGAMN Peanut Butter Banana Protein
  • 1 banana
  • ¾ cup oats
  • ⅓ cup green yogurt, plain 
  • 2 whole eggs
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips (your choice of using regular, or can use sugar free)
  • Large skillet
  • Cooking spray
  • Your choice of pancake syrup and any additional toppings if you wish

Instructions:

  1. Combined all ingredients into a blender except for the chocolate chips 
  2. Once blended smooth, add the chocolate chips and incorporate with a spatula 
  3. Heat a large skillet on medium heat with the cooking spray, divide the batter up into 2 pancakes and cook on the skillet 

*This recipe makes 2 servings

Strawberry Orange Mimosa

Mimosas are a classic brunch beverage and easy to make with just champagne and orange juice. However, this is another recipe that you can easily alter to incorporate different fun flavors!

Have fun with it, experiment, and drink up!

Ingredients:

  • 1- 25oz bottle of Champagne (chilled)
  • 2 cups of orange juice, either freshly squeezed, or store bought (Light version with less sugar will be more healthier)
  • ½ cup of strawberries with the tops removed 
  • 6 fresh orange slices and and additional 6 slices strawberries for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Add your juice and ½ of the strawberries into a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Fill your champagne flute on an angle to avoid the fizz until it’s about half way full, then add in the orange strawberry mixture
  3. Top with your sliced orange and strawberry along the rim as you wish
  4. Enjoy!

*This recipe makes 6 servings

Balsamic Tomato Avocado Toast

I personally love avocado toast! Avocados are very versatile and when used on toast, the avocado basically acts as a healthier butter. You can go as simple or as fancy as you wish with avocado toast, and I think this is right in the middle of that spectrum. It has all my favorite things in one slice of crunchy toast! If you don’t like Feta cheese, the next best alternatives would be goat cheese, gorgonzola or crumbled blue cheese!

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of your choice of bread (I personally like Dave's Killer 21 Grain Sliced Bread the best because it has a good crunch when toasted!)
  • 2 whole avocados
  • 1 cup of arugula
  • 1 cup of the small rainbow colored tomatoes, halved 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Approximately 6 tbsp of balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • ½ crumbled Feta cheese

Instructions:

  1. First, cut your avocados in half and slowly disconnect the skin and seed of the avocado to prepare for spreading onto your toast
  2. Toast your bread
  3. And use 1 half of the avocado on each piece of toast, and spread evenly 
  4. Then layer your arugula evenly onto your 4 pieces of toast
  5. Top with your tomatoes and feta cheese
  6. Season with a little salt and pepper
  7. Lastly, drizzle your balsamic vinegar and EVOO evenly over top of each piece of toast
  8. Enjoy!

*This recipe makes 4 servings

Happy Mother’s Day from AMN!

I hope you all spoil and treat those mammas like the queens they are with these delicious recipes. I applaud every single mother out there killing it and wish you all nothing but the BEST MOTHER’S DAY!