40 Healthy-ish Mother’s Day Brunch + Dessert Recipes

May 7, 2021
These are the 40 best Healthy-ish recipes perfect for Mother's Day Brunch and Dessert. Including vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free and meat-FULL recipes!

40 Healthy-ish Mother’s Day Brunch + Dessert Recipes

These 40 Healthy-ish recipes for Mother’s Day Brunch and Dessert are the best ways to treat Mom on her special day. Including recipes for moms who are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and omnivores!

Lemon + Strawberry Layer Spring Cake

Mother’s Day is around the corner and in my book, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a homemade meal. That’s why I’ve rounded up all of the best recipes for Mother’s Day brunch and breakfast. 

From fun colorful pancakes to quick breads to towering layer cakes, these 40 recipes are guaranteed to make Mom glow this Sunday. 

Quick + Easy Funfetti Vegan Pancakes

Best Brunch Recipes for Mother’s Day

Start Mom’s day on a delicious note with these easy brunch recipes. 

Vegan Funfetti Pancakes

Is there anything more festive than fluffy homemade pancakes dotted with rainbow sprinkles? 

One-Bowl Fluffy Vegan Oreo Pancakes

If Mom is an Oreo lover, she’ll go crazy for these vegan pancakes that taste just like her favorite cookie. 

Southern Caprese Biscuit Breakfast Strata

For a savory Southern brunch recipe, this hearty biscuit strata is ideal for a crowd. 

Maple Brown Butter Banana Waffles

You’ll be so glad you broke out the waffle maker for these crisp, just-sweet-enough brown butter waffles with sweet banana flavor. 

Balsamic Strawberry Brioche French Toast

Balsamic Strawberry Brioche French Toast

This french toast recipe is perfect for May. It’s a bit sweet, a bit acidic and totally buttery and fluffy thanks to brioche bread. 

Dairy-Free Blueberry Almond Breakfast Scones

For a Mother’s Day breakfast you can take on the go or enjoy outdoors at a picnic, these flaky blueberry scones can’t be beat. 

Blueberry Whole Wheat Pancakes

These pancakes have tons of flavor from whole wheat flour and are jam-packed with fresh fruit. 

Fluffy Cinnamon Vegan Belgian Waffles (NEW)

Mom will be impressed by how light, airy and fluffy these cinnamon-spiced waffles are. Not to mention dairy-free and egg-free! 

Homemade Vegan Strawberry Pop Tarts 

Treat Mom to a childhood treat elevated by your personal touch. These adorable pop tarts are stuffed with real strawberry flavor. 

Baked Strawberry Banana French Toast Casserole

Baked Strawberry Banana French Toast Casserole 

This is a perfect big-batch brunch recipe to feed a hungry crowd on Mother’s Day morning. 

Flourless Apple Pancakes

Leaving out the flour means these pancakes are dense, cakey and totally delicious. 

Hot Honey Chicken + Chocolate Waffles

Go all-out for Mom with crispy fried chicken and (that’s right) CHOCOLATE waffles. Wait till you try this match made in heaven. 

Sweet + Spicy Cauliflower Bites + Waffles

You’ll be amazed how cauliflower turns into crisp, crunchy bites with a delicious sweet and spicy flavor. 

Easy Veggie Frittata for Any Meal

Veggie Frittata

This classic Mother’s Day brunch dish can also be served for lunch or dinner. 

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

There’s nothing better than a tall stack of chocolate chip pancakes, and this recipe gets extra moisture and sweetness from ripe bananas. 

Cinnamon French Toast + Cajun Chickpea

Go Cajun for Mother’s Day brunch with this fun savory french toast recipe topped with hearty chickpeas. 

Brooklyn-inspired Loaded Bacon, Egg, + Cheese Casserole

Brooklyn-Inspired Loaded Bacon, Egg, + Cheese Casserole

This recipe gets bold NYC flavor all baked into one fully-loaded baking dish. 

Flourless Banana Oats Waffles

Banana and oats is a perfect flavor pairing, but once you try them as waffles, you’ll never go back to regular oatmeal. 

Vegan Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancakes

Speaking of oatmeal, these whole wheat pancakes are hefty and full of wheat flavor. 

Fluffy Vegan Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancakes

Best Dessert Recipes for Mother’s Day

Classic Cinnamon Rolls

Whether you serve these fluffy cinnamon-spiced treats for breakfast or dessert, you can’t go wrong. 

Salted Caramel Apple Skillet Galette

This stunning tart has a delicious upgrade from elegant salted caramel in the filling. 

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts

Lemon Poppyseed Donuts

Light, airy and springy, the donut-loving mom in your life will go crazy for these cute little sweets. 

Vegan Cinnamon Banana Crumble Muffins

Soft and moist on the inside and crisp, crumbly on top, these muffins are a great make-ahead Mother’s Day dessert or brunch. 

The Ultimate Vegan Pecan Sticky Buns

Go wild with these thick, sticky, nutty swirled buns that happen to be dairy-free and egg-free

Not So Classic New York-Style Cheesecake

Put your own spin on NY cheesecake for mom with this unique recipe. 

Blueberry Oatmeal Cake + Cream Cheese Frosting

Blueberry Oatmeal Cake + Cream Cheese Frosting

The pretty pastel blue frosting is truly the icing on this beautiful blueberry layer cake. 

The Best Vanilla Cupcakes

This is a classic dessert with real vanilla flavor and homemade cream cheese frosting food good measure. 

Vegan Strawberry Oatmeal Cake

If Mom is more of a strawberry person, she’ll love this oaty fruity layer cake. 

Vegan Brownie Cookie Dough Cake

Because who doesn’t love cookie dough? When it’s layered with brownies too? This cake is a total crowd-pleaser!

Spiced Orange Cheesecake with Pecan Crust

Spiced Orange Cheesecake

A sophisticated dessert with beautiful spiced orange slices on top. 

Vegan Donut Board

There’s no need to choose just one flavor when you can give mom a beautiful display of colorful homemade donuts!

Cream Cheese Pound Cake + Strawberry Glaze

Tangy cream cheese ensures this pound cake is moist and tender, while the strawberry glaze is the icing on top!

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Sheet Cake

Peanut Butter lovers, this one is for you! Layers of nutty peanut flavor with fluffy chocolate chip cake. 

The Best Oreo Cheesecake Bites

Oreo Cheesecake Bites

Turn Mo’s favorite cookie and dessert into a two-bite treat!

New York-Style Cheesecake Bites

Miniaturize Mom’s favorite cheesecake with these two-bite fluffy treats. 

Lemon + Strawberry Spring Cake

This cake is pure spring with bright lemon and fruity berries in every layer. 

Maple Whole Wheat Oatmeal Strawberry Shortcake

Maple Whole Wheat Strawberry Shortcake

Give classic strawberry shortcake a new twist with whole wheat and pure maple syrup. 

Banana Pudding Cheesecake Bites

This is a classic Southern dessert reimagined for Mother’s Day into fluffy, tangy cheesecake bites.

Strawberry Sweet Rolls

Adorable rolled strawberry buns are the pink and fluffy dessert perfect for Mother’s Day. 

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

If Mom loves cheesecake, she’ll surely be excited for this beautiful tangy and fruity lemon-blueberry show-stopper.

40 Healthy-ish Mother’s Day Brunch + Dessert Recipes 


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