Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Recipes That Take Less Than 1 Hour!

Kosher.com Staff May 11, 2023

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Want to make Mom something special for Mother’s Day, but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen?

The recipes below take an hour or under to make and will surely put a smile on her face!

We have savory recipes like Broccoli Quiche and Onion Tomato Pizzas, as well as sweet recipes like Cinnamon Swirl Cheese Pancakes and Breakfast Crepes.

All are delicious, and all will score you “Best Child Of The Year” award with Mom!


1. Light-N-Crisp Waffles from the Dining In Cookbook

2. Cinnamon-Swirl Cheese Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze by Chayie Schlisselfeld

Sweet cheese pancakes with a cinnamon swirl and thick cream cheese glaze. Perfect for a really special breakfast for that special someone.

3. Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins by Jocelyn Brubaker

Okay, so technically these probably should be called cupcakes. I mean, they are chocolate, have a swirl of cheesecake in them, and are baked in a cupcake pan. But since I prefer to call it a muffin tin when I make breakfast treats, we are calling these muffins today. My daughter thinks that all muffins should include chocolate chips. She is so my daughter. She also thinks that all muffins should be warmed up in the microwave to get the chocolate chips all nice and gooey. She is one smart cookie – or should it be muffin? Either way, cheesecake-swirled chocolate muffins are the perfect treat for special breakfasts, or for a fun midweek snack. It’s your call. For more delicious cheesecakes like this one, see our post The Ultimate Cheesecake Roundup.

4. Summer Fruit Bar by Rivky Kleiman

This fruit bar is not only visually pleasing but palate pleasing, too.

5. Blueberry Scones with Blueberry Chia Jam by Sara and Yossi Goldstein

Sweet rich pastry oozing with fresh blueberry goodness, paired with a berry-chia jam with no refined sugar.

6. Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie from the Dining In Cookbook

Smoothies make great, nutritious, take-along breakfasts and fun come-home snacks, too. Try different fruits for a variety of flavors.

7. Frothy Iced Coffee by Faigy Grossman

This easy version of coffee slush combines all of those delicious flavors, and takes iced coffee to a new level. By leaving out the ice cream and loads of sugar, I don’t mind treating myself to a “cuppa” or two!

8. Mini-Maple Pancake Muffins by Zehava Krohn

These muffins are essentially an entire pancake breakfast — except they don’t need a fork or a knife and don’t make a sticky mess. Instead of being poured on top, the maple flavor is inside them. They’ll also freeze beautifully, so you can make a big batch and defrost as much as you need to serve a hot breakfast, even when there’s no time to stand over a skillet.

9. Breakfast Crepes by Gitty Klein

These are way too delicious to be left in recipe form; You can only do them justice if you cook up a storm. Served with hot cocoa, they will keep your home warm. And if you don’t make them regularly, I can promise that they will quickly become your new norm.


1. Sunny-Side-Up Boats by Rivky Kleiman

A creative and delicious “egg”sperience.

2. Spaghetti Squash Brunch Casserole by Rorie Weisberg

This is a wonderful way to enjoy the feel of pasta with a lower carb load. This high-protein, super filling dish is great for breakfast, brunch lunch or a light summer dinner. It’s great warm, at room temperature, or even cold. Yields one nine- or 10-inch round pan. Watch the latest episode of Living Full ‘n Free.

3. Strawberry Feta Cheese Salad from the Dining In Cookbook

This sweet salad with fresh strawberries and salty feta cheese is a great party salad or first course appetizer.

4. Tomato and Peach Panzanella by Alon Shaya

This is a deep-summer no-brainer, making the most of those two fruits, which hit peak juiciness and sweetness simultaneously. (It’s also the perfect salad for Emily, since tomatoes and peaches are two of her absolute favorite things.) With the toast, it’s got such a good balance of temperature and texture—the warm bread softens with all those juices but is crispy enough to hold its own.

5. Personal Tomato-Onion Pizzas by Sara Wasserman

Looking for a fun Motzaei Shabbos activity? Try these personal pizzas. Instead of the traditional mozzarella topping, they’re topped with tomatoes and onions for a fun change of pace.

6. Mother’s Day Breakfast Tacos by Chavi Feldman

I just had the opportunity to try out this recipe on my brand-new son-in-law. He suggested adding hot sauce for that extra zing, and I think that did the trick to take this recipe from just ordinary to “egg-ceptional.” Thanks, Chaim!

7. Lunch Board by Gitty Friedman

Boards are fun, and they’re the perfect way to get rid of all the extra bread, crackers, wraps, etc.—lay them all on a board with these yummy dips and enjoy!

8. Broccoli Quiche by Faigy Murray

Every time I make quiche, I’m nervous that my family won’t eat it. And every time, my kids say, “Yum! Ma, how come you don’t make this more often?”

9. Mediterranean Fish Board (Perfect for Shavuot) by Adina Schlass

I love serving big fish boards for Sunday or Shabbat brunch! It offers such great variety and it’s perfect for serving a crowd, or even as a light appetizer or snack.