The Best Brunch Recipes for Mother's Day

Share the traditional Mother's Day meal with your loved ones. But please, don't cook it yourself.

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Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday brunch is the best meal of the week—but it's particularly special on Mother's Day, when you can sit back and enjoy a decadent meal in the company of the kids you've done a damn good job raising. Just make sure someone else does the cooking (and dishes); today's your off day.

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Carrot Cake Waffles

This recipe has cinnamon, ginger, carrots, almonds, and coconuts—because no mama should eat frozen waffles on Mother's Day.

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Banana Pancakes

These pancakes add a little something special (Pecans! Flaxseed!) to your classic Sunday short stack.

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Sourdough Kale Strata

This egg, kale and cheese casserole is loaded with protein—to keep you energized for all the pampering that lies ahead.

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Shrimp Omelet with Mushrooms

Even the most elementary cook can master this meal (yep, we're looking at your oldest son), and the eggs provide 30 percent of your daily dose of vitamin D

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Huevos Rancheros

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Vegan Peach Granola

Prep your sweet tooth: This peach, granola, and marzipan dish is worth the indulgence. (But the ingredients are natural and animal product-free, so you won't feel that bad.)

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Photo courtesy of the Almond Board of California

Almond Quinoa Parfait

Think of it like a healthy sundae: it's just as tasty, but way better for you.

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