Mother’s Day Small Bites Outdoor Brunch Buffet


Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet has always been a tradition. Today I am sharing some fun recipes for a small bites outdoor brunch buffet!

For the past few years, I have not been a brunch fan because there is always too much food. (Which means I eat too much!) These small bites provide just the right amount of food for everyone.

Mother's Day Small Bites Brunch Buffet

Mother’s Day Outdoor Brunch Buffet

Mother's Day Small Bites Brunch Buffet

I love Mother’s Day Brunch. For years my parents came over and I cooked up a traditional outdoor brunch buffet (with help from all of my boys of course!). This year I put together a brunch buffet with a twist. I made everything in small bites!

As you can see, I made some very fun foods. All of them are fairly common breakfast items but they are so festive when served as small bites. It is so easy to make all of your favorites in small portions. I think it’s great for everyone to be able to help themselves and enjoy as much as they want to get just the right amount of food. I love that all of the items are bite-sized and that they aren’t too filling.

They all taste amazing and I can’t wait to share with you which one is my favorite!

Mother's Day Small Bites Brunch Buffet
Yogurt Berry Granola Cups Recipe

Mother’s Day Outdoor Brunch Buffet Menu

Bite-Sized Pancakes on a Skewer

Yogurt Berry Granola Cups

French Toast in a Shot Glass

Mini Avocado Toasts

Bite-Sized Blueberry Muffins

I put together a fun menu of bite-sized foods. I thought about adding an egg dish but it seemed like there was so much food already! It is pretty easy to take any of your recipes and make them smaller. Mini egg quiches and mini egg/cheese/sausage taquitos would be fun too!

Bite-Sized Pancakes on a Skewer

Mother's Day Small Bites Brunch Buffet

These are so easy to make. I made mini gluten-free pancakes and put them on a skewer with bananas and strawberries!

You can see in the photos below that I used a melon baller to portion out the pancakes. Although they weren’t perfectly round it didn’t matter. They still look cute. Next, I cut bananas and strawberries and put them on a skewer.

For the pancakes, I used the King Arthur Gluten-Free pancake mix. It’s really good and I love them. If you want a homemade pancake recipe, try my Orange Juice Pancake recipe.

Yogurt Berry Granola Cups

Mother's Day Small Bites Brunch Buffet

I make these Granola Parfaits all of the time. All you need to do is layer granola, yogurt, and fresh berries. That’s it!

French Toast in a Shot Glass

Mother's Day Small Bites Brunch Buffet

The French Toast in a Shot Glass was my favorite. They were so good. But next time I think I will melt a little butter and add it to the shot glass too!

To make this french toast, use thick bread, and slice it into rectangles. Mix one egg and about three TBL milk and mix thoroughly. Dip the bread into the egg mixture and cook in a pan sprayed with cooking spray. Fill shot glasses with a bit of syrup and drop in the french toast.

Mini Avocado Toasts

Mini Avocado Toasts Recipe

I love Avocado Toast. You can top these with grated red onions, walnuts, and any cheese you want. I just used a wonderful seasoning of salt, pepper, and garlic. Yum!

These are so easy to make. Just slice a baguette and grill under the broiler. Mash two ripe avocados and spread on the toasted bread. Top with any of the items listed above, or add your own!

Bite-Sized Blueberry Muffins

Mother's Day Small Bites Brunch Buffet

Blueberry muffins are my favorite and these bite-sized are perfect. Especially because you can have two without the guilt! You can use my recipe but only make one-half of the recipe.

Yield: 12 muffins

Leslie's Easy Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Blueberries are my favorite and I love to make these muffins.

The recipe is so simple (it's only four steps) and these muffins are delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • two large cartons of fresh blueberries


    1. Preheat over to 400 and grease muffin tins.
    2. Using the two bowl method, mix the egg, milk, and oil in one bowl and the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the other bowl.
    3. Combine both and add blueberries. Stir till lumpy.
    4. Bake 25 - 30 minutes when a wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted into the muffin.

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  1. This sounds amazing and I am going to try this Sunday…thank you and Happy Mother’s Day 🌺

  2. I absolutely love this idea and look forward to doing the small bites concept for an upcoming art day I’m hosting at my studio. Thank you for sharing, Leslie!!

  3. Everything you do is just amazing! I love this idea of small bites! Does it not matter that everything will be cold -pancakes and French toast-no way to keep it warm I guess and keep small bites? Thank you for all your posts

  4. I love all of these small bites! I’m wondering how far ahead of time the pancake skewers can be made. Thinking that the bananas would turn brown, unless you made them right before serving, or do you use something on them to prevent that?

  5. Love your mini bite idea…looks delicious, and so pretty. Do you put anything on the bananas to keep them from turning brown? Thanks for all your fab ideas💖

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