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7 Easy, Last Minute Mother’s Day Recipes

Mother's Day Brunch

This Mother’s Day, pamper mom with pure maple syrup. If you feel inclined to make mom breakfast, you don’t need to wake up early to prepare an elaborate meal. A simple maple jam and biscuit will do. These easy Mother’s Day 2024 recipes are simple, but thoughtful.

So you waited until the last minute to plan your menu. We won’t tell on you. Thankfully these easy Mother’s Day recipes don’t require much to manifest and won’t taste like you forgot. From strawberry sauce that will elevate biscuits in under 15 minutes to a maple glaze that you can smear on store-bought scones, there are options to make breakfast taste special! If all else fails, and you’re really in a pinch, pure maple butter slathered across toasted muffins and served alongside fruit will be Sunday morning revelation.

Thoughtfully throw any of the below recipes together for a flavorful gift to mom. And don’t forget that perhaps the greatest gift of all is cleaning up afterwards.

PS. You don’t need the occasion of Mother’s Day to make mom something nice. Use these easy recipes whenever you’re looking to bring a smile to mom’s face!

Easy Strawberry Sauce

All you need to bring this bright fruit sauce to the table is about 2 cups of frozen strawberries, maple syrup and 12 minutes on the clock. Voila! You now have an accoutrement to make any bowl of yogurt and oatmeal or plate of toast and pancakes something vibrant.

Buttermilk Pancakes

We did some work here by putting the dry mix part of pancakes together. All you need to do to bring pancakes to the Mother’s Day table is whisk in eggs and milk. And then, of course, cook them up! The recipe is approachable, and the stack of pancakes is sure to be delicious! (Bonus points if you shape the pancakes into hearts.)

Check out our mix, made with maple sugar, here!

Very Easy Maple Glaze

The flavors of spring are sunny. This very easy maple glaze compliments the season’s flavors with rich notes of maple. Whether you’re whipping up a batch of cinnamon rolls (see below for a no-rise recipe), any variety of scones, or picking up pre-made pastries than can benefit from something homemade, this maple glaze will bring the flavor. Use Grade A Golden Delicate for a mild maple flavor and use Grade A Dark Robust for a stronger maple flavor.

The recipe requires little effort, no equipment (other than a bowl and fork), and will add a reliable layer of goodness.

Maple Parfait

If there’s yogurt and fruit in the fridge, oats and nuts in the pantry, and maple syrup on hand you have yourself all the ingredients needed to stack a maple parfait. This easy breakfast has a little bit of everything and presents beautifully. Make your own granola if you’d like the kitchen to smell divine when mom comes downstairs, but any store-bought granola is fine too!

If there’s no fresh fruit on hand and you forgot to run to the store, the easy strawberry sauce recipe may work as a fruity component here!

Maple Whipped Cream

Maple sugar and heavy whipping cream unite to create a fluffy topping for waffles, French toast, and pancakes. If you need to literally whip something up quickly, this is the recipe that will bring an appreciated extra something-something to any ordinary griddle item.

Dutch Baby Pancake

Instead of rising into a fluffy pancake, the Dutch Baby Pancake dramatically rises into a bowl of sorts. It’s perfect for cradling a pool of maple syrup and apples. If you don’t have apples, any fruit under a serving of maple syrup will suffice.

Aesthetically speaking, this is sure to impress mom!

Maple Cinnamon Rolls (No Rise!)

The thing about regular last minute cinnamon rolls is that you must wait for the dough to rise (twice!) before they can bake. Thus, they’re not very last minute by nature. If you don’t have the time, but still want the homemade pastry, this is the perfect recipe for you.

Requiring no yeast, simply prepare the dough and filling, roll it all up, and bake for 20-25 minutes. Finish with the recipe’s called for cream cheese frosting or smear the easy maple glaze on top.

Have a wonderful weekend!