1. Eggs on toast
You can’t go wrong with a simple classic like eggs on toast. Before you head to the stove though, make sure you check how mum likes her eggs. Does she prefer: scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, poached eggs, fried eggs, boiled eggs or a classic, folded omelette? To elevate this dish to cafe-level standards, nip out early to buy a fresh loaf of sourdough bread.
2. Sausage and egg muffin
Create a gourmet version of the fast-food breaky favourite at home, using gourmet sausages and fluffy English muffins. The success of this recipe lies in the simple-yet-genius mixture of tomato relish and creamy aioli.
3. Pancakes or pikelets
If you wake up to the smell of fresh pancakes, you know it’s going to be a good day. Ensure mum wakes up on the right side of the bed with a stack of traditional pancakes or pikelets. Alternatively, you could whip up an extra special batch of coconut pancakes served with homemade raspberry sauce.
4. Shakshuka with chorizo
If it’s a cold morning and you’re confident in the kitchen, you can’t go wrong with a heart-warming breakfast shakshuka. The eggs take about 12-minutes to bake in the oven, so make sure you use this time wisely to stack the dishwasher and wipe down the kitchen. Don’t forget to crumble a generous helping of Persian feta over the dish before serving!
5. Spanish style baked eggs with smoky beans
6. Coffee granola bowl
Is mum more of a muesli gal? Take her go-to breakfast from drab to fab by creating a granola bowl infused with black coffee.
Featuring a mix of chopped macadamias, slivered almonds, fresh blueberries, vanilla-infused dates and a healthy dollop of Greek yoghurt, this is the kind of breakfast your mum will look forward to year after year.
So you may have tried waffles with freshly cut fruit, a drizzle of molten Nutella, some cream and golden syrup but have you ever tried incorporating waffles into a savoury big breakfast? Fast Ed’s spaghetti with double cheese waffles is too good to pass up.
WATCH: Fast Ed make savoury waffles with crispy bacon
8. Choc-hazelnut chia pudding
It might technically be a dessert, but this choc-hazelnut chia pudding by Karen Martini is packed with so many nutritious superfoods it can safely pass as a sweet, nourishing Mother’s Day breakfast.
Once set, the chia seeds will take on a mousse-like consistency, perfect for topping with toasted hazelnuts, fresh raspberries and edible flowers. This recipe is also great for those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet.
9. Breakfast pizza
Left things ‘till the last minute? A breakfast pizza made with flatbread or store-bought pizza bases topped with salty ham and sliced vegetables is a great, no-fuss Mother’s Day breakfast.
10. Don’t forget a drink!
Last but not least, pair mum’s big brekkie with her favourite morning beverage, whether it’s a pot of freshly brewed tea, a low GI green smoothie, a cup of takeaway coffee from her favourite cafe or a grapefruit, pineapple and margarita mocktail.