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Senior content manager Ellie Donnell shares her top breakfast and brunch recipes – perfect for treating mum this Mother’s Day (14 March).

Nothing says ‘Mum, you’re brilliant’ quite like breakfast in bed. So, show her you care from the moment she wakes up with one of these quick and easy breakfast or brunch options. There’s a wake-up call to suit every superwoman out there: serve up caramelised croissant French toast or crumpet eggs royale to lovers of luxury. Or, fill a tin with these fruity brunch muffins for the perfect edible gift. Your mum deserves the best, and these delicious ideas are exactly that.

Better yet, serve up your breakfast of choice with a bouquet of Co-op Fairtrade mixed roses to really blow her away. After all, it’s the little things that show you care.

1. Baked croissant French toast (for two)

Even if you can’t see your mum in person this year, it’s still possible to cook up a treat together. Schedule a time, then hop onto Zoom (or equivalent) to whip up this indulgent breakfast: baked croissant French toast. Just make sure you both have the ingredients to hand before you start! 

2. Crumpet eggs royale

Swap English muffins for fluffy crumpets to take this brunch classic to new heights. Our version is topped with smoked salmon, spinach, poached eggs and a punchy tomato and chilli chutney for extra oomph.

3. Earl Grey granola

Unable to see your mum in person this year? Make a batch of this Earl Grey granola, pop it in a jar and send it to her in the post! It’s crammed with toasted nuts, seeds, dried fruit and maple syrup and is ever so moreish.

4. Savoury vegan waffles

Ok, so you do need a waffle maker for this one, but we guarantee you’ll use it again and again once you give this recipe a go. Better yet, gift Mum a waffle maker and have a go at making these vegan sweet potato waffles together. There’s nothing like some quality bonding time! 

5. Chilli & candied bacon pancakes

Sweet, salty or both? This tastebud-tickling dish combines fluffy pancakes with creamy avocado, crisp, candied bacon and maple syrup. It’s guaranteed to please.

6. Overnight French toast croissant bake

Prepare this fantastic bake the night before, then simply pop it in the oven in the morning to crisp up. The sweet smell of buttery croissants and vanilla custard is a joy for any mum to wake up to.

7. Green goddess shakshuka

If your mum prefers a lighter way to start the day, this gorgeous green twist on shakshuka will tick that box. It’s packed with veggies, takes 25 minutes to cobble together, and gets 10/10 for wow-factor! Serve with toast for dipping into the runny yolks.

8. Fruity brunch muffins

Sometimes, something sweet – perhaps with a short, strong coffee on the side – is all you need to get going in the morning. Enter these fruity brunch muffins made with porridge oats, Greek-style yogurt and dried mango. You’ll struggle to stop at just one!

9. Sweetcorn fritters with avocado salsa

Some might say it’s basic, but we say it’s brilliant. You just can’t beat sweetcorn fritters and avocado (in our humble opinion).

10. British breakfast bagel

It’s incredible that six simple ingredients can make something so spectacular. But they absolutely can. All the satisfaction of a proper English breakfast – in a bagel. You’re welcome.

11. Tea-poached salmon with eggs

Salmon, sourdough and perfectly poached eggs are a surefire recipe for breakfast success.

Hungry for more? Check out all our Mother’s Day recipes or take a look at our Mother’s Day page for gorgeous gift ideas. 

Ellie Donnell
Senior content manage

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