7 Sensational Recipes for a Plant-Based Mother’s Day She Won’t Forget!

It’s that time of year when we take a moment to thank our mothers for everything they’ve done for us. (Thank you, Mom!) A day when Mom gets to put her feet up and be spoiled.

And what better way to do that than to cook her a special meal?

Here are 7 user-tested, plant-based Mother’s Day recipe ideas—including some that are particularly good for children to help with.

And if you don’t find anything in this list to suit your mom, check out our recipe section, where there are literally hundreds of fabulous recipes sorted into easy-to-find categories, from delicious breakfasts to decadent desserts and everything in between.

1. Garlic Hash Browns and Kale

plant-Based Garlic Hash Browns with Kale

Nothing says spoil Mom like a comforting, potato-based breakfast. The garlic adds a subtle depth of flavor. Best served in bed! 

“This recipe doesn’t use butter or oil, looks gourmet without even trying and is really tasty!” —Peter  VIEW THE RECIPE.

2. Rip’s Mighty Mother’s Day Muffins

Plant-Based Mother's Day Muffins

These mighty muffins are sweetened with banana, and they have no added oil. For people avoiding gluten, just make sure to use a gluten-free oat bran.

“We have a vegan bed and breakfast…and recently switched to these wonderful muffins…our guests LOVE them…Thank you for this great recipe!!!” —Lisa  VIEW THE RECIPE.

3. Tasty and Healthy Homemade Family Pizzas

Plant-Based Pizza

Pizza recipes might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to Mother’s Day treats, but they’re great to make with kids who want to make Mom’s day special.

“My family had this [pizza] tonight, and my toddler approved. Very good!” —Melissa  VIEW THE RECIPES.

4. Hollywood Brown Rice Salad Bowl

Hollywood Brown Rice Bowl

A simple, refreshing, scrumptious rice salad!

“We loved this! My two young boys couldn’t get enough. Even my 7-year-old who is very picky about anything loved it! We made it exactly as the recipe is.” —Karen  VIEW THE RECIPE.

5. Sweet Potato Lasagna

Plant-Based Sweet Potato Lasagna

There are two givens when making lasagna: There’ll be lots of dishes, and it will be worth it! This dish is divine and sure to make her day.

“I have to be honest, at first I said, ‘I will never make this again, it is taking way too long to make!’ Then, after my afternoon had gone by and it was finally time to eat…I was in awww. Maybe it is the fact that I love sweet potatoes, or the fact that this recipe tastes amazing! I have to give it a 10 out of 10. So, go ahead and make it. It is worth it! …and yes, I will put all the effort in to make it again at some point. YUM!” —Christine  VIEW THE RECIPE.

6. Blackberry Peach Cobbler

Plant-based Blackberry Peach Cobbler

This heartwarming recipe is a winner every time! If you don’t have fresh fruit, use frozen or tinned.

“I just made this for a couple at TrueNorth and they absolutely loved it!” —Katie  VIEW THE RECIPE.

7. Raw Choco Bites with Oats and Carrots

Plant-Based Mother's Day Dessert

These exquisite “snowball” bites look and taste fancy, but they’re mainly made from banana, carrots and oats. Another recipe the little ones can help with.

 “Surprisingly awesome!” —KC  VIEW THE RECIPE. 

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Lisa Esile, MS

Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. Lisa is the author of Reach your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway?.

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