Food editor Kristen Eppich shares celebratory brunch recipes perfect for treating Mom this Mother’s Day.
These days, our brunch options go way beyond the ubiquitous eggs benny or poached salmon. We’re more motivated than ever to cook nutritious meals at home, which is why alternative flours such as the rye in this tart crust and the buckwheat in these waffles are becoming our new pantry staples. We’re more sensitive to different diets, too — these overnight oats are vegan, gluten-free and, yes, delicious. We’ve also developed an insatiable appetite for hotter flavors, resulting in shakshuka becoming a big breakfast trend (this version is rich but not too spicy). Finally, we haven’t lost our capacity to have a little fun in the kitchen: my bacon, eggs and toast spaghetti is a creamy, crispy celebration of all things indulgent. Happy brunching!