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29 Best Vegan Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas

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Are you looking for some delicious vegan Mother’s Day ideas this year? Here are some great recipe recipes 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. I think it’s a great day to stay home and enjoy tasty, healthy food and even better company!

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I enjoy cooking with my daughter on Mother’s Day. A couple of years ago we had fun trying to recreate the “Pig in a Mud Bath” cake from “Nailed It”! Then we made sushi last year. This year. I hope to make samosas, naan, and spring rolls.

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

Vegan 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 Sweet Potato Kale Hash recipe is a creative, satisfying, and gluten-free dish.

I am so impressed with the creative recipes from Aarika at 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)
These fluffy waffles with fresh apples and warm spices are surprisingly healthy. Try them for a terrific breakfast or brunch! Dairy and egg free.
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 Spice Quinoa Waffles with Pecans-complete

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

Vegan Baked Goods

Nicole Stevens, RD has shared this recipe from her website: 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

Vegan Appetizers

Vietnamese spring rolls with dipping sauces.
Vietnamese spring rolls

Eat the rainbow with these Vietnamese Spring Rolls from 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.

This vegan hummus layered dip is gluten-free: just serve it with gluten-free crackers and veggies!

Vegan Hummus Layered Dip
This easy snack elevates hummus to a new level with fresh, crunch veggies and Mediterranean flavors! You can increase the serving size for appetizers for a crowd, too!
Vegan hummus layered dip
vegan hummus layered dip on plate with crackers, red pepper strips, celery sticks, and carrot sticks.

Beverages and Mocktails for Mom

Looking for a special drink? Here are some exciting cocktails and mocktails you may enjoy:

Try blueberry lavender iced tea mocktail for an easy, light, refreshing drink:

Blueberry Lavender Iced Tea Mocktail
This refreshing, light drink provides a burst of flavor without added sugar. Perfect for thirst quenching on a hot day!
Blueberry Lavender Iced Tea Mocktail
Blueberry Lavender Iced Tea Mocktail in glass mug with lemon and lime slices.

This light, crisp, and fruity Rosé Vodka Cocktail from would be a tasty accompaniment to your brunch.

These Hibiscus Tea Cocktails from delicious 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.

If you love the flavor mojitos (like me) but don’t want all of the rum, here is a terrific non-alcoholic mojito from

Vegan Desserts for Mother’s Day

Homemade Vegan Oatmeal Date Cookies (Gluten-free)
These crave-worthy chewy cookies are a great snack or dessert (or even breakfast?). Plus chocolate chips! Enjoy childhood memories in a healthier recipe.
Oatmeal Date Cookies
homemade vegan oatmeal date cookies on baking rack and white plate
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
Blueberry Coffee Cake – Without Dairy or Eggs
Delectable and satisfying – try this coffee cake fresh and warm from the oven. Made with fresh blueberries and light and fragrant Ceylon cinnamon. A delicious and lighter vegan treat!
Blueberry Coffee Cake
Blueberry coffee cake on plate surrounded by blueberries
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 easy things, like washing vegetables, tearing lettuce, and making place cards. Here are some simple vegan Mother’s Day recipes that kids can help make (with a grown-up for safety). 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
Triple Berry Nectarine Crisp (Vegan and Gluten-Free)
This triple berry nectarine crisp is a juicy and sweet fresh summer dessert. It's very simple to make and a great recipe for kids to help with. in addition to being vegan and gluten-free, it has less added sugar and fat than typical fruit crisp recipes.
Triple Berry Nectarine Crisp
triple berry nectarine crisp in baking pan before cooking
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 5/11/23

I hope these ideas help you get cooking to plan a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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