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25 Best Vegan Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas

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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?

Pig in a mud bath chocolate cake
pig in a mud bath cake

Brunch Main Dishes

Here are some recipe ideas for a terrific brunch:

sweet potato kale hash
sweet potato kale hash

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.

Easy Apple and Peanut Butter Waffles (Vegan)
Try these fluffy delicious waffles for a terrific breakfast or brunch!
Easy Apple and Peanut Butter Waffles
apple and peanut butter waffle on plate with syrup and apples in background
My Favorite Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Waffles with Pecans
Tasty waffles with pumpkin, warm spices, whole grains, and quinoa for a delightful fluffy waffle and pecan crunch
Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Waffles with Pecans
Pumpkin quinoa waffle with pecans topped with raspberries and blueberries

Then serve with coffee, tea, and plenty of fresh fruit options.

Baked Goods

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.

3 slices of banana bread with dark chocolate chunks on white plate with pink flowers
banana bread with dark chocolate chunks
Amazing Carrot Raisin Muffins
Perfect muffins with the flavors of carrot cake. They are sweet and tasty with warm spices and chewy raisins: yet low in added sugar and fat. Vegan recipe.
Amazing carrot-raisin muffins
carrot raisin muffins in basket
Healthy Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Muffins
Try these easy muffins with fresh cranberries and orange zest for a delcious light breakfast or snack! Nutritious with oatmeal and reduced in fat and added sugar. Vegan recipe.
Healthy Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Muffins
orange cranberry oatmeal muffins on white plate with oranges next to it
Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
These vegan lemon poppy seed muffins are the perfect treat this spring. Freeze leftovers for the perfect muffin on the go!
Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Appetizers

Vietnamese spring rolls with dipping sauces
Vietnamese spring rolls

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.

butternut squash walnut flatbread on blue plate
butternut squash walnut flatbread

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.

Tropical green tea sangria

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

Nut Free Protein Bars (Vegan Snack Bars)
These Gluten Free Nut Free Protein Bars are the perfect allergy free protein bars ready in under 30 minutes…
Nut Free Protein Bars (Vegan Snack Bars)
Nut Free Protein Bars (Vegan Snack Bars)
Mini Strawberry Tarts with Cashew Cream
These no bake Mini strawberry tarts have coconut and cashew cream with no added sugar. They are a yummy gluten and dairy free dessert
Mini Strawberry Tarts with Cashew Cream
Mini Strawberry Tarts with Cashew Cream
Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes
Hello, vegan gluten-free chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting! This easy and delicious recipe utilizes gluten-free flour.
Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes
Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Kids Cooking

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!

Fresh Cantaloupe Berry Nice Cream
Light and delicious dairy-free, no added sugar recipe without needing an ice cream maker! Perfect for a hot summer day.
Fresh Cantaloupe Berry Nice Cream
2 bowls or cantaloupe berry nice cream with half of a cantaloupe
Scrumptious Strawberry Sorbet
This is a super-easy light dairy-free, vegan dessert. It is inexpensive, low in added sugar, and you don't need an ice cream maker to make it.
Scrumptious Strawberry Sorbet
strawberry sorbet in glass dishes with mint leaves

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!

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