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Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

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We thought it would be fun to put together our favorite Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes in one easy recipe roundup your mom and family will love. This is a collection of delicious recipes to make those special ladies in your life feel extra wonderful and celebrated, from breakfast recipes to appetizers, fresh grilled meats and veggies to classic dessert recipes everyone wants.

You’ll find over 25 delicious and festive recipes perfect for your Mother’s Day plans.

This roundup includes gluten and dairy free breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, and dessert options. Several recipes are also soy free and egg free.

A collage of 4 different featured recipes in this round up-- a lemon bundt cake, fruit pizza, mini blueberry galettes, and a trifle of banana pudding.

Whip up a couple of these safe Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes to enjoy for the special day. And pin others for the 4th of July or your next summer BBQ shenanigans.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Slices

Large slices of lemon poppy seed bread with a glaze.

You won’t believe how good these bakery-style slices of Lemon Poppy Seed Bread are. And that glaze… is amazing.

Soft Yeast Free Cinnamon Rolls

A round pie pan filled with  gooey soft cinnamon rolls with a cream cheese frosting.

Here’s the best Yeast Free Cinnamon Rolls recipe you’ll ever need. With no rise time, this dough comes together quickly. And everyone loves the cream cheese frosting on top. This will be your forever recipe.

Breakfast Burritos

A breakfast burrito mixture on top of several soft tortillas next to dairy free cream cheese ad salsa.

Breakfast Burritos are an easy and fresh Mother’s Day brunch idea. Full of flavor, these can cater to everyone’s breakfast favorites.

Chocolate Loaf Cake

Sliced chocolate loaf cake with a runny ganache topping on it.

Check out these moist Chocolate Loaf Cake topped with a decadent homemade chocolate ganache. This is an amazing combination together.

Cinnamon Swirl Waffles

A waffle with a cinnamon swirl in it and a cream cheese frosting on top of it.

Everyone loves this Cinnamon Swirl Waffles recipe with Cream Cheese frosting. These cozy waffles can feed a few or a large crowd. This recipe works for pancakes too.

French Toast Sticks

A plate of French Toast sticks with butter, syrup, and blueberries.

Mother’s Day brunch isn’t complete without these French Toast Sticks. Follow this guide to make no-fail sticks every time.

Oriental Chicken Salad

a large salad with greens, sliced carrots, toasted almond slivers, and grilled chicken

This copycat Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad is so fresh and crunchy, packed with yummy greens and fresh grilled chicken. And a side drizzle of our addictive Oriental dressing makes this the yummiest homemade salad.

Taco Salad Shells

A tortilla made into a beautiful taco shell shape with ground meat, corn, lettuce, and a dollop of dairy free sour cream.

Dress up simple tacos with these gorgeous Taco Salad Shells. These add so much pizazz to the table and beautifully house the homemade taco meat with all your favorite toppings.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

A big bowl of creamy mashed potatoes with melting butter on top.

These Creamy Mashed Potatoes have provided our family with the most delicious homemade side dish for years. No one ever guesses they are dairy free. Follow this recipe and discover our secret ingredient.

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple + Mini Sweet Peppers

A large serving platter with jasmine rice, grilled chicken, pineapple slices, and min sweet peppers.

If you’re grilling on the BBQ this Mother’s Day, keep in mind this filling meal idea– Grilled Teriyaki with Pineapple and Mini Sweet Peppers over a bed of warm rice. This meal is hearty and mouthwatering.

Grilled Shish Kabobs

Chicken, steak, onions, and bell peppers on the grill.

Everyone raves over these tender, perfectly marinated and grilled Shish Kabobs with meat and veggies. We use this recipe for other holidays and even when we go camping.

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baked chocolate chip cookies on a cookie sheet.

Here’s our Softest Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe you can eat right off the cookie sheet. These warm cookies melt in your mouth. No one can stop after just one cookie.

Pineapple Cake with Buttercream Frosting

A large slice of cake with small pineapple chunks and  buttercream frosting and a small 3 tired cake behind it with dried pineapple rings on it.

You won’t believe how easy this Pineapple Cake is to make. And it is absolutely delicious– super moist and full of pineapple flavor. This is our favorite anniversary and birthday cake recipe to use.

Cherry Dessert Pizza

A baked pizza crust with cherry pie filing and a golden brown streusel on top.

Cherry Dessert Pizza is a little slice of heaven– imagine cherry topping bursting with robust cherry flavor alongside a buttery streusel topping and sweet drizzle. This dessert pizza is commonly found at pizza buffets like Pizza Ranch and Cici’s Pizza. This is so fun to serve for Mother’s Day.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries on a plate

Chocolate covered strawberries are always a good idea– no matter if it’s a holiday celebration or not. Mothers love these homemade treats.

Homemade Banana Pudding

A large glass trifle filled with sliced bananas, creamy pudding, vanilla wafers, and a creamy cocowhip with 3 smaller dessert cups filled too.

This Homemade Banana Pudding has rich creamy layers of homemade pudding, sliced ripened bananas, vanilla wafer cookies, and whipped topping in a trifle bowl. This gluten and dairy free dessert will satisfy your sweet tooth and then some.

Cookies and Cream Parfait

3 large dessert cups filled with layers of creamy chocolate pudding, oreo like cookie crumbs, and cocowhip topped with a raspberry.

Can you believe this decadent dessert? The layers of this Cookies and Cream Parfait are absolutely fantastic– so rich and full of our favorite Oreo cookie.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

A round lemon poppy seed bundt cake iced with a thick lemon cream cheese spread ad topped with fresh lemon zest. a slice has been cut and is being lifted from the cake.

This is a Mother’s Day brunch recipe must. Our Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting is everything you imagine it to be and more– much more. You can bake and frost this delicious cake ahead of time to save time, too.

Brownie Fruit Trifle

A large glass trifle bowl with brownie chunks, creamy cocowhip, blueberries and raspberries in it,

Bite after bite of this Brownie Fruit Trifle is mouthwatering to say the least. You’ll enjoy the fudgy brownie bites with creamy cocowhip and fresh fruit. This recipe is also a hit with a crowd.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

A large baking dish filled with baked strawberries and rhubarb with a crumble crust over the top next to a container of dairy free ice cream and serving bowls.

Here’s one of our favorite spring and summer dessert recipes– Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble. Serve this tangy and sweet dessert warm with a dollop of dairy free ice cream. And if there happens to be leftovers, be sure to enjoy them for breakfast the next day.

Brownie Cookie Sandwiches

A baking sheet full of small brownie cookies with buttercream icing in-between them to for a brownie cookie sandwich,,

Don’t these cookies look like a dream come true? Brownie Cookie Sandwiches are the ultimate indulgence. You will be wooed by the taste of buttercream frosting sandwiched between two fudgy brownie cookies. These are wonderful for any brunch or BBQ plans.

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

A round cake made from 2 layers of ice cream a surprise middle and covered in frozen cocowhip with homemade ganache running over the top and sides. Oreo like cookies are placed around the cake.

This copycat Dairy Queen Oreo Ice Cream Cake has 2 layers of ice cream separated by a delicious Oreo crumb ganache middle. Then this cake is covered in a creamy frozen cocowhip with a top layer of chocolate ganache.

Lemon Streusel Bars

Don’t you want to reach out and grab these Lemon Streusel Bars? If you’re a lemon fan, these baked bars are a must. They are not only addictive but also the best lemon bars we’ve ever tasted.

Chocolate Cream Pie

A  slice of chocolate cream pie. The first layer is an oreo like cookie crust followed by a thick chocolate pudding then topped with cocowhip and decorative chocolate shavings. the rest of the pie is in the background,

Readers really enjoy the richness of this Chocolate Cream Pie. This amazing pie is filled with a mouthwatering chocolate cream filling over a 2-ingredient Oreo crust. Then it’s topped with a sweet and creamy whipped topping and bonus chocolate shavings. Your dessert table needs this make ahead recipe.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Brownies

A white baking pan showing 3 bars layer on top of each other. The first layer has a brownie crust followed by crunchy peanut butter and a top layer with melted chocolate and marshmallows.

These copycat Joanna Gains Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Brownies are stacked with 3 layers of heaven. The bottom layer features a soft, fudgy brownie topped with peanut butter. Then a top layer of sweet chocolate and marshmallows combine for the perfect brownie treat.

Chocolate Bundt Cake

A round chocolate bundt cake with a couple of slices cut out of it. One slices is on a plate next to it with chocolate ganache running down it and fresh raspberries.

Mother’s Day Brunch recipes wouldn’t be complete without this Chocolate Bundt cake. You won’t believe how moist and delicious each chocolaty slice is. Top the cake with a decadent 2-ingredient ganache that wows everyone.

Mini Blueberry Galette

Several round mini rustic dough crusts holding blueberry filling inside.

These warm, rustic Mini Blueberry Galettes taste wonderful alone or with a dollop of dairy free ice cream. Much easier and faster to make than a homemade pie, you can’t go wrong with these baked galettes.

Fruit Pizza

A large round sugar cookie crust with cream cheese and sliced fruit arranged in a colorful pattern. The fruit includes strawberries, mandarin oranges, kiwi, grapes, blueberries, and raspberries,

Each slice of this Fruit Pizza is bursting with amazing flavor. You’ll notice 3 decadent layers– the crust is a soft sugar cookie topped with a cream cheese spread with sliced fresh fruit organized in an eye-catching way. This Mother’s Day recipe always gets rave reviews.

favorite summer recipes

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Don’t these Mother’s Day Brunch recipes all look amazing? It’s almost impossible to believe they’re all gluten and dairy free; many of these recipes are free of soy and egg too.

You’ll find so many more recipes perfect for summer on our website too. Plus– we’re adding more every week.

And speaking of summer– have you pinned our allergen friendly Food Camping Guide or 4th of July Dessert roundup?

Be sure to follow along on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Like and comment often on our posts so you don’t miss the best of eating gluten and dairy free.

Eat well and feel well,

Jill

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