Are you looking for some delicious vegan Mother’s Day options this year? Here are some great recipe ideas for brunch, baked goods, appetizers, beverages (both cocktails and mocktails), picnics, afternoon tea, and even some easy things that kids could make! I don’t know about you, but I find restaurants to be too crowded on Mother’s Day in a normal year. It’s a good day to stay home and enjoy delicious food and even better company!
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Two years ago on Mother’s Day. it rained all day. That was disappointing for sure as I would rather be out in a nice park enjoying all of the flowering trees, I certainly hope the weather is better this year! My daughter and I enjoyed spending the afternoon trying to replicate the “Pig in a Mud Bath” cake from “Nailed It”! How did we do?
Brunch Main Dishes
Here are some recipe ideas for a terrific brunch:
From Sarah Schlichter RD’s website Bucketlisttummy.com: Sweet Potato Kale Hash recipe is a creative, satisfying, and gluten free dish.
I am so impressed with the creative recipes from Aarika at JustBeetIt.com. Here are Beetroot and Sweet Potato Latkes with Cashew Cream. They are vegan and gluten-free.
Check out these vegan potato cakes from Fit Foodie Nutter for some delicious cilantro flavor.
I just love waffles. They always make a day feel special. Here are a few varieties you may enjoy:
These vegan chocolate chip waffles make the perfect Mother’s Day breakfast. They are light and fluffy on the inside, while crispy on the outside.
Then serve with coffee, tea, and plenty of fresh fruit options.
Nicole Stevens, RD has shared this recipe from her website: Lettucevegout.com: This raspberry peach crisp will give you an early taste of summer.
These healthy vegan blueberry muffins from Running on Real Food are oil-free, refined sugar-free, and easy to make in one bowl.
Banana bread with dark chocolate chunks is a super quick bread for chocolate-loving moms (like me!). Ground flaxseeds are used instead of eggs. Cashew yogurt makes for a moist texture.
Eat the rainbow with these Vietnamese Spring Rolls from Profusioncurry.com. This nonfried, low-calorie recipe is full of fresh flavors and easy to customize. These would be fun to assemble on a rainy day, too.
Here is a butternut squash walnut flatbread with sweet dried cranberries and crunch walnuts over hummus and pizza dough made with whole wheat flour.
Beverages and Mocktails for Mom
Looking for a special drink? Here are some exciting cocktails and mocktails you may enjoy:
This light, crisp, and fruity Rosé Vodka Cocktail from Friedandelions.com would be a tasty accompaniment to your brunch.
These Hibiscus Tea Cocktails from delicious table.com are a healthier refreshing festive drink.
Try this fruity, antioxidant-rich Tropical Green Tea Sangria Mocktail from Amy Gorin RD Nutrition. It’s a great combination of green tea with fruit juices.
This Sparkling Watermelon Agua Fresca is a refreshing mocktail from Cassclaycooking.com the whole family will enjoy.
If you love the flavor mojitos (like me) but don’t want all of the rum, here is a terrific non-alcoholic mojito from Fabfood4all.com
Sweet Treats for Picnics or Afternoon Tea
There are lots of ways kids can help in the kitchen. A homemade treat will be a heartfelt Mother’s Day memory. Older kids can help choose a recipe, participate in making it, and clean up. Even toddlers can get involved with these tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here are some easy vegan Mother’s day recipes that kids can help make (with a grown-up for safety).
Tastegalaxy.com has shared an easy Panzanella Salad recipe that would be fun for kids to assemble.
Here are no-bake oatmeal cookies from Liz Weiss MS RD: a super simple guilt-free breakfast cookie!
Vegan Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Gifts for the kitchen may be a big hit if your mom enjoys cooking. I just bought new non-stick pans, and they are a delight! Special mugs, hand-painted glasses, unusual spices, aprons, or cloth napkins, and kitchen towels may all be welcome.
Check my Bookshop page for ideas for vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, nutrition books, and more!
Consider a subscription to Thrive Market to help your mom find all kinds of healthy ingredients year-round.
Also check out: 25 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Father’s Day Recipes
Originally published 5/2/20. Updated 4/22/22
I hope these ideas help you get cooking to plan a wonderful Mother’s Day!