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If you love your mom, then you will want to make her this on Sunday.
You will also need to buy her pretty flowers.
I do not care how predictable they are, flowers are awesome and they can cheer even the the dreariest (or in our case, snowiest — yup, it’s happening again over here) days right up.
Buy her flowers.
I think it is pretty obvious, but I am best friends with my mom. We have kind of a special bond because one, for sixteen years I was her only little girl. She had five boys and one girl…until she went for her seventh kid (my parents are crazy) and little Asher came into the picture.
Thanks for ruining it for me Asher.
Just kidding. We all know I love that little five-year old to death!
My mom wasnt always sure about me though. Nope, for the first hour or so of my life she was terrified of having a girl. Meaning she totally expected me to be her fourth boy, but since she has never once found out the sex of her kids it was a little bit of a shock when I came into the world. She says she was just unsure of how she felt about having a girl. Aww thanks, mom.
Thankfully she got over it and then she started trying to dress me in pink dresses and girly hats. I hated it, I wanted to be one of the boys. Boxers were my choice of underwear for longer than I care to admit. Somewhere down the road things switched and I got into clothes, but I can still hang with the boys – no problem.
The second reason we are so close?
We have been through a lot of ups and down together. I can positively say, I would be nowhere, but lost without her. This is why every Mother’s Day instead buying her gifts she’ll probably return, I buy her flowers and make her breakfast, lunch, dinner and of course dessert. Yeah, I do the full day. Breakfast is always the best though.
Typically this meal would include chocolate, but this year I wanted to switch things up.
Crepes are probably one of my mom’s favorite foods. Normally I am all about crepes and chocolate, but I have really been inspired by color lately. Meaning I have come up with recipe ideas based on a color palate. No joke. I know it sounds a little crazy, but FYI, it is totally working.
So I went with a non-chocolate crepe and added some ricotta like you would with a Blintz.
Actually, these are basically Blintzes that have been cooked like you would french toast. But they are better than french toast and better than Blintzes. So much better.
Everything can be prepared the night before, which makes things so much easier the next morning. And to be honest, they’re not even that much work. Especially if you break things up.
Also, you have to, have to, make some coconut whipped cream. It literally melts over the warm crepes, and combined with the strawberries it makes for one amazing bite.
Also, make her this drink.
Because every breakfast/brunch needs a good drink. My mom HAS to have hot chocolate every single morning. It is like her coffee, so on Mother’s Day she will get a little of both. Weird combo? Yeah, definitely, but it’s Mother’s Day and since mothers are the best, we have to go all out. Two drinks it is!
If your kids are just too young to make this for you, call in the best friend, the husband or if you have to, just make it yourself. Whatever you gotta do.
And if you’re not a mother and Mom is too far away 🙁 Well, enjoy the quiet (it’s never quiet here) and take some time to make this for just for YOU! You’ll thank yourself for a dang good breakfast. I mean, enjoy this time while you can, you know?
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I mean, just look at that. I can’t even handle the deliciousness.
this looks delish! I am thinking of making it to Easter brunch. I have creme fresh – do you think that would work instead of ricotta cheese? I know the creme fresh is thinner
I think creme fraiche would work well here. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan
This looks awesome! I would like to do for a brunch of 16…so frying them would be difficult…could you just bake them in the 13×9. I know you wouldn’t get that lovely browned look but the flavor would be there.
I am unsure of how these would turn out if you did not follow the recipe as is. I would recommend trying one of these recipes for a brunch crowd:
Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
My 17 year old son made these for my Mother’s Day breakfast! Wow. So awesome and festive. Poor guy had stress over trying to whip the cartoned coconut milk, gave up and did regular whipped cream. I wasn’t allowed in the kitchen or to see the recipe so I couldn’t steer him in the right direction, lol. It was so delicious. Thanks for a great recipe with good instructions that he could follow.
Aw that is so sweet! I am really glad this recipe turned out so well for you! I hope you had an amazing Mother’s Day! xTieghan
Hey! Someone posted this photo on Instagram, didn’t credit you and also posted a totally different recipe alongside! Haha. Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/qiXnPcO4T7/?taken-by=wealth.in.health
Thanks for letting me know!
These look amazing! I need to try these for a breakfast treat!
Thank you!! 🙂
FANTASTIC!!! These were amazing. In the filling I replaced sugar with maple syrup & omitted 2 egg whites to account for the extra liquid. Next time I’ll try refrigerating overnight & baking in the morning. Then we could all eat hot crepes together which never happens with a large family. Thank you for a great recipe
SO excite you loved them!! Also, loved your swaps!
This is funny recipe, like in France we love it 😉
I’m totally asking for this whole shebang next Mothers Day!!! Everything about it is seriously amazing! I adore how colorful all of the pictures are! Pinned! 🙂
Thanks so much, Jocelyn!! Hope you had a great Mothers Day!
Such amazingly gorgeous pictures, Tieghan! I knew I had to make these when I saw them because my boyfriend loves crepes and I love french toast- perfect match! I used whole wheat flour and the mixture only made 5 crepes- much thicker than yours I think. So I only used half the ricotta mixture (saving the rest for stuffed french toast) and only made half the egg mixture (again saving for french toast). I topped mine with banana and mango because that’s what I had. Just another of your recipes that is not only beautiful but also so tasty! Thanks!
So happy you made these and loved them!! THANK YOU!! 🙂 The banana mango combo sounds awesome!
OMG. This is a ridiculously cool idea!!! I mean, french toast crepes???? Sounds amazing!!
Your relationship with your mother is so sweet! 🙂
Your mom is a lucky lady – this breakfast is gorgeous and looks so delicious!!! And you are so right about flowers – I sent some to both my mom and my mother in law. Everyone loves getting flowers!!
Flowers are seriously the best!
ooooh this is a fabulous combination!
What a great post! Your photos are stunning, and that drink looks amazing. I kind of want to steal that bouquet. Your mom is one special lady. Pinning this!
thanks so much!!