On the one day of the year where we all take an extra second to thank the wonderful mothers in our lives, it's important that we get the day started on a high note. Whether you're trying to impress Mom, or you are Mom and you just need to get something on the table for this day of celebration, we've got you covered on all bases. From savory to sweet, and from large crowds to just one mouth, there's something for everybody to eat for breakfast on this beautiful spring holiday.

By Sara Tane and Sara Tane
Updated May 08, 2017
Credit: Victor Protasio

Everybody has a different way of showing their good ol’ Ma just how much they love her on this special Hallmark holiday. To that same effect, every mom has her own preferred way and idea of how she wants to spend the day that’s all about her. That’s why it would be simply absurd for us to assume that every mom out there wants to wake up to the same breakfast as all other mommas. Whether you’re scratching your head trying to figure out what the mom in your life wants for breakfast, or you are Mom and need something quick and easy to feed the hungry people in your life so that you can relax on your big day, we think we’ve got just the breakfast treat for you.

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Sporty, Athletic Mom

Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes

When she sneaks out for her sunrise yoga class, she’s going to come back home at peace (#namaste) and ready to eat. Don’t keep her waiting, and have these hearty whole-wheat buttermilk pancakes waiting for her right when she strolls in. Add a special touch and cook them in a heart-shaped cookie cutter. What’s not to love?

Hippie, Vegan Mom

Watermelon-Strawberry-Granola Breakfast Bowls image
| Credit: Photo: Alison Miksch

Watermelon-Strawberry-Granola Breakfast Bowls image Photo: Alison Miksch

She cares about our beautiful planet, and she deserves the world. You might even describe her as “granola,” so it’s only fitting that you make her some. And of course, serve it in the rind of a watermelon, because why waste something that you can use? Her eyes are going to light up when she sees this watermelon granola breakfast bowl, no doubt.

Tropical, Beach Mom

Pineapple-Mango Breakfast Bowls image
| Credit: Photo: Alison Miksch

Pineapple-Mango Breakfast Bowls image Photo: Alison Miksch

When she’s not at the beach, she’s planning her next trip to one. Whether you’re spending her special day waterfront, or you’re just pretending that your toes are in the sand, treat her to this bite of sunshine. These pineapple-mango breakfast bowls make for a jaw-dropping presentation that she’s sure to love.

Cool, Trendy Mom Who Loves to Shop

Credit: Victor Protasio

Victor Protasio

She’s all about designer names and high fashion trends, so transport her morning to the bustling streets of New York City with a classic smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel. She needs something that’s going to keep her fuelled and satisfied for a long day of hitting the shops.

If you ARE Mom, and...

You have several, hungry, tiny mouths to feed

Creamy Brioche and Egg Bake image
| Credit: Photo: Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Creamy Brioche and Egg Bake image Photo: Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

You want to be in and out of the kitchen so that you can enjoy your day without any further interruptions. That means it’s time to break out this creamy egg and brioche bake, and watch as the room goes silent when it hits the table.

You’re craving something sweet and indulgent

Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Kaiserschmarrn image
| Credit: Kelsey Hansen; Food Styling: Blakeslee Giles; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Kaiserschmarrn image Photo: Kelsey Hansen; Food Styling: Blakeslee Giles; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

We think you deserve a rich treat because no Mom out there does it quite like you. That calls for this raspberry-chocolate chip kaiserschmarrn, which is basically the most decadent pancake experience you’ve ever had. Seriously, this stuff is dangerously good. Have at it!

You’re hosting brunch for extended friends and family

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| Credit: Photo: Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Karen Rankin; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Ricotta-Chive Biscuits with Baked Eggs image Photo: Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Karen Rankin; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

The easiest way to serve a crowd in an easy, no-fuss fashion? Whipping out the sheet pan, of course. We’re torn between these baked eggs with leeks and mushrooms and this sheet pan ricotta-chive biscuits with fried eggs. Both add a touch of sophistication to your brunch spread without sucking up too much time and energy on your part.

Don’t want to spend more than 10 minutes in the kitchen

We feel you, Mom! Make a simple, veggie-packed slice of eggy toast for a vibrant, springy breakfast to get the day going right. We suggest you have somebody else wash your dishes, too.

Just need a drink

Credit: Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower/Claire Spollen

Cheers to that. Whether you’re a mimosa or a bloody mary kind of gal, we’ve got you covered.