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The Most Popular Mother's Day Brunch Food in Every State

Whether you're ordering takeout, heading to a restaurant, or cooking breakfast at home, there's no denying that Mother's Day calls for an epic brunch feast. What better way to show Mom you love her than by showering her with pancakes and bacon?

With that in mind, Zippia decided to figure out every state's favorite Mother's Day brunch food, based on Google Trends data. Sure, it's not the most scientific data, but it's all in good fun!

Methodology: "Using Google Trends, we determined what brunch food each state eats a disproportionate amount of," Zippia explained in its methodology statement. "We defined brunch foods as common breakfast foods and drinks in both search volume and prominence on menus. From there, we determined what food is searched a disproportionately high amount in each state."

Whether or not you agree with your state's top choice, this list will definitely give you some ideas about what to cook (or order) this weekend.

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ALABAMA: Sausage

turkey sausage

Move over, bacon! Alabama residents prefer breakfast sausage. And it's not alone, 13 states craved sausage for Mother's Day.

ALASKA: Pancakes

pancakes smoothies

Nothing beats a stack of fluffy pancakes—Alaska knows what's up. Pancakes were the favorite in five states.

ARIZONA: Sausage

chicken sausage

Arizona joins Alabama in its love of breakfast sausage. Count us in!

ARKANSAS: Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon roll

Forget pancakes! Arkansas is all about that ooey-gooey cinnamon roll life.


pancakes topped with blueberries and raspberries

Blueberry, chocolate chip, strawberry, Nutella…the pancake possibilities are endless in California.

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bacon slices closeup

Colorado residents are bringing home the bacon this Mother's Day weekend. Bacon was the most popular in eight states.


veggie salsa omelet

Omelets can be tricky to perfect, but Connecticut residents know they're worth the extra effort.



If you're making like Delaware residents and preparing bacon this weekend, be sure to avoid these 20 Common Bacon Mistakes.



Florida doesn't have an official state vegetable, but just about any veggies would be delicious in an omelet, served with a glass of fresh Florida orange juice.

GEORGIA: Sausage

pork sausages

We'd like to think that Georgians enjoy their breakfast sausage on a Southern biscuit sandwich.

HAWAII: Cinnamon Rolls

cinnamon rolls

There's something so special about rolling out homemade cinnamon rolls; Hawaii knows baked goods are the key to Mom's heart.

IDAHO: Bloody Mary

bloody mary

Forget the food! Mother's Day brunch in Idaho is all about the drinks, and Idahoans are ready to get things started with Bloody Marys. Four states are for the Bloody Marys.

ILLINOIS: Pancakes

mini pancakes in bowl

Making pancakes to show Mom you care? Be sure to avoid these 13 Pancake Mistakes.

INDIANA: Sausage

whole30 breakfast sausage patties

If you're looking for a healthier alternative to store-bought breakfast sausage, try our Whole30 Blackberry Sage Breakfast Sausage Recipe.

IOWA: Omelet

pizza omelet on a white plate with spices

Haven't perfected your egg-cooking tricks yet? This Is the Single Best Way To Make an Omelet.

KANSAS: Orange Juice

orange juice

No brunch is complete without the beverages, and OJ is the most classic of all. You'll need it for mimosas, too!


turkey bacon

Kentucky residents have a soft spot for bacon, and we don't blame them one bit.


breaking into a cooked omelet on a grey plate

Not sure what to cook for Mom? Try our Denver Omelet Recipe.

MAINE: Bloody Mary

mimosas and bloody marys

Another vote for Bloody Marys! Sometimes, the drinks really are the best part of a brunch.

MARYLAND: Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and waffles

Now we're talking! Maryland is enjoying Mother's Day Southern-style, with fried chicken and fluffy waffles. Four states favored chicken & waffles.


mini pancakes on plate with powdered sugar

Fluffy flapjacks are the name of the game in Massachusetts.

MICHIGAN: Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls

Don't even think about buying the canned cinnamon rolls, either!


bacon frying pan

Bacon is a classic brunch dish. Need we say more?


Sausage links

Whether in link or patty form, breakfast sausage is a crowd-pleaser.


bacon on aluminum foil

If you really want to go all-out, try one of these 33 Best-Ever Bacon Recipes.


mimosa glasses

Montana is another state that prioritizes the drink menu over the food menu. Mimosas all around!


close-up of freshly cooked bacon

Stuck for ideas? Try one of these 19 Sneaky Ways to Use Bacon.

NEVADA: Chicken and Waffles

chicken and waffles with bowl of fresh blueberries

Nevada joins Maryland in its love for this sweet and savory breakfast.


frozen waffles

Make like Leslie Knope and go for waffles this weekend. New Hampshire would be proud.

NEW JERSEY: Pancakes


New Jersey is home to countless diners, so it's no surprise that pancakes hold a special place in Jersey residents' hearts.


paleo breakfast sausage in skillet

Looking for a better-for-you alternative? Try our Paleo Breakfast Sausage Recipe.

NEW YORK: Oatmeal


Oatmeal isn't always the most exciting breakfast, but it's a popular one for a reason. Add some fresh berries and maple syrup for a sweet treat.


Sausage and potatoes

Sausage is way more popular than bacon on this list, and North Carolina is A-OK with that.


Slice of hashbrown casserole with a cup of coffee

We're not talking about the frozen bricks you'll find at fast-food chains. North Dakotans know that true, homemade hash browns are one of the tastiest ways to cook a potato.

OHIO: Sausage

Chicken sausage grill

Ohio residents know that no breakfast is complete without sausage, whether it's meat or a plant-based version.

OKLAHOMA: Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast tacos combine all of the best breakfast foods—eggs, bacon, potatoes—into one tasty, handheld meal. Now that's a win!


crispy bacon squares in a pot

Crispy, juicy bacon is the name of the game in Oregon.


breakfast sausage patties in bowl

Sausage reigns supreme in Pennsylvania; why not add it to your Mother's Day brunch menu?


raw bacon being taken out of the refrigerator

Not sure if you should bake your bacon or cook it on the stovetop? This Is the Tastiest Way to Cook Bacon.


english breakfast with bacon sausage fried egg and beans

Breakfast sausage and the South are a match made in heaven.

SOUTH DAKOTA: French Toast

plate of french toast with berries

French toast is like a stack of pancakes' more sophisticated cousin. Break out the big guns with this fancy dish!


breakfast sausage links with fried eggs

A side of sausage will pair well with just about any other brunch foods.

TEXAS: Chicken and Waffles

fried chicken and waffles with syrup

Go big or go home in Texas, with a plate of fried chicken drumsticks and a thick waffle.

UTAH: Sausage

fried egg and sausage links in pan

Stuck for ideas? Try one of these 29 Best-Ever Sausage Recipes.

VERMONT: Bloody Mary

Bloody mary toppings

Nothing completes a brunch spread like a Bloody Mary, so why not make one for your mom this weekend?

VIRGINIA: Chicken and Waffles

chicken and waffles topped with slivered almonds

Virginia joins its fellow Southern states in its love for chicken and waffles.


potatoes with sausage links

Breakfast sausage reigns supreme in Washington state.

WEST VIRGINIA: Cinnamon Rolls

raw cinnamon rolls

Whether you buy them at Cinnabon or bake them from scratch, you can't go wrong with giant cinnamon rolls.

WISCONSIN: Bloody Mary

two bloody mary cocktails with lime garnish

Get the party started in Wisconsin this weekend with Bloody Marys all around.

WYOMING: Biscuits and Gravy

plate of southern biscuits

For all of the mentions of sausage on this list, Wyoming was the only state to search for biscuits and gravy, a natural pairing for all of those sausage patties.

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