13 Vegetarian and Vegan Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes That Are Sure to Impress

"Make your mom feel extra special by whipping up some of these Mother's Day brunch recipes. There's pancakes, breakfast tacos, and more."

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. While sustainable gifts are nice, another special way to show your appreciation is whipping up some delicious Mother’s Day brunch recipes. (Served on a breakfast tray with some flowers, of course.)

If you’re struggling with ideas, no worries. We rounded up some mouthwatering options that are sure to impress, from shakshuka to chocolate muffins. Even loaded breakfast tacos made the list. Here are 13 Mother’s Day brunch recipes that are sure to make her day.

13 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes to Try

1. Shakshuka

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Photo: Cookie + Kate

This dish is a perfect, melty, savory addition to brunch. Load it with mozzarella—or a vegan cheese—and enjoy! Just make sure you’re looking for ethical labels when buying your eggs, such as Certified Humane, Food Alliance Certified, and Certified Organic.

2. Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Loaf

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Photo: Kickass Baker

This classic loaf slash cake is bright and rich with a fantastic zing. And don’t even get us started on the melt-in-your-mouth lemon yogurt glaze. You could also try a dairy-free yogurt swap!

3. Almond Flour Pancakes

Photo: Love & Lemons

To make your pancakes a little healthier, use almond flour. This recipe results in an extra-fluffy stack. Plus, you can use either almond or oat milk to make these pancakes come to life!

4. Best-Ever Vegan Waffles

Photo: Nora Cooks

If your mom is on Team Waffle, she’ll love this recipe. Top her waffle with fresh fruits and her favorite nut butter, and you’re good to go. And yes, this recipe is vegan!

5. Creamy Mushroom Smashed Avocado Toast

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Photo: Rainbow Plant Life

If you think avocado toast is basic, think again. The addition of mushrooms takes the flavor to the next level. The best part? This recipe only takes 25 minutes to make!

6. Coconut Oil Blueberry Scones

Photo: Minimalist Baker

These scones are perfection. Just bite into that beautiful, crumbly goodness, and you’ll understand. This recipe is also vegan, and you can use either vegan butter or coconut oil. Plus, these scones are freezer-friendly, so you can save leftovers for up to one month!

7. Breakfast Sandwiches

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Photo: Pinch of Yum

McDonald’s, who? These breakfast sandwiches are so good there’s a likely chance your mom will never want the drive-through version ever again. You can also easily make some plant-based swaps in this recipe, such as substituting dairy milk for a plant-based option!

8. Chocolate Muffins

Photo: Beaming Baker

Chocolate for breakfast is the best way to start the day. These muffins are gluten-free, vegan, and super easy to make. And they also double as dessert! Yum!

9. Tofu Scramble

Photo: It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Tofu scrambles are wonderful: You can make them your own, customizing them with whichever veggies you have on hand. This recipe is a great way to clean out the fridge, reduce food waste, and make your loved ones a delicious breakfast.

10.  Easy Breakfast Tacos 

Photo: Gimme Some Oven

Tacos are a win for lunch, dinner, and breakfast. Load them up with eggs, cheese, avocado, and salsa. And once again, this can be your chance to add in some vegan swaps. Try a vegan cheese—just one small sustainable swap can go a long way.

11. Vegan NY-Style Tomato “Lox” and Cashew Cream Cheese Bagels

Photo: Carrots and Flowers

This recipe allows you to get creative! No fish, meat, or dairy is necessary to recreate this famous NY-style bagel. Instead, all you need is cashews, soy yogurt, tomatoes, and of course, bagels.

12. Vegan Cinnamon Braid Buns

Photo: Two Spoons

These cinnamon bun braids are not only a gorgeous baked good, but they’re also vegan, light, fluffy, and perfect for Mother’s Day! They take a little more time to bake, but they’re definitely worth it.

13. Root Vegetable Pancakes

Photo: From My Bowl

This recipe is both vegan and gluten-free. And it’s made using just eight plant-based ingredients. Some vegan highlights in this dish are dairy-free milk, root vegetables, and cashew cream.


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Make your mom feel extra special by whipping up some of these Mother's Day brunch recipes. There's pancakes, breakfast tacos, and more.

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