This collection of amazing breakfast recipes for mom is obviously in honor of Mother’s Day. But really, doesn’t mom deserve a special breakfast (in bed perhaps) every month of the year?
All of the recipes below are dairy-free and vegan, and many are also gluten-free, soy-free, and/or allergy-friendly. Plus, most of these breakfast delights are kid-friendly and relatively easy to prepare. But it wouldn’t hurt if dad decided to help out in the kitchen – now would it?
Enjoy, and if you have more well-loved vegan breakfast recipes for mom feel free to share them in the comments for this post. Links are welcomed!
Chocolate Banana Pancakes – One of the healthier pancake recipes for mom, these are easily gluten-free and packed with hearty oats.
Classic Belgian Waffles – Though they have a traditional taste and texture, these are anything but classic, since they have been modernized with healthy vegan ingredients!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Pancakes – Oh you so know who created this recipe. Yup, that would be me.
Gluten-Free Banana Flax Pancakes – Sweetened only with banana and spiked with flaxseeds, this is a great recipe for low sugar moms.
Quick Cakes – Use your favorite pancake or waffle mix, but substitute coconut milk beverage or almond milk beverage for the liquid. If the directions call for eggs, have fun with the substitutions, depending on your flavor mood. If it is a wheat-based mix, you can simply add more liquid. For gluten-free or a more cohesive stack, use egg replacer, such as Ener-G, flax eggs, or sub in up to 1/4 cup of dairy-free yogurt or banana for each egg in the box recipe. For the mix, Bob’s Red Mill and Arrowhead Mills (skip the buttermilk!) each offer delicious, wholesome wheat-based and gluten-free options. Wholesome Chow and Cherrybrook Kitchen are purely vegan mixes, or if you prefer “tradition,” even Aunt Jemima has a couple of vegan pancake and waffle mixes – just be sure to read the label! Oh, and don’t forget to top that stack with a couple pats of non-dairy non-hydrogenated margarine (like Earth Balance) for a special treat.
Speculoos Cookie Butter Pecan Rolls – Drool-worthy - enough said.
Coconut Vanilla Gluten-Free Donuts – Baked (rather than fried) for ease and health are an impressive breakfast treat!
Orange “Honey” Currant Muffins – Honey-flavored agave nectar gives these a sweet spring vibe.
Wholesome Apple Cinnamon Scones – A personal favorite from my kitchen for all those whole grain-loving moms out there! Scones are also surprisingly easy to make.
Snappy Apple Cake – Cake for breakfast? Why not when it is low in fat and loaded with apples! For a lower-glycemic load in the a.m., try using coconut sugar for the sweetener.
Banana Coconut Pecan Muffins – A classic vegan recipe that we just can’t get enough of.
Chocolate Chai Mini Coffee Cakes – Sweet and spicy, these can be baked as individual cakes or even muffins.
Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins – Made exclusively with gluten-free oats as the grain of choice.
Mix it Up – If from-scratch vegan baking makes you nervous, look for vegan mixes from brands like Cause You’re Special and the brands noted in the pancake section above, where egg-free directions are given and non-dairy milk is used as the liquid.
Pineapple Coconut Smoothie – Is mom craving a tropical vacation? Give her a warm-weather vibe with this sweet refresher.
Island Paradise Green Smoothie – A healthy one-up on the previous recipe for green smoothie loving moms.
Amazing Almond Protein Shake - For power moms – this is one of my personal favorites. I have at least one of these, in some variation every week, and in the summer, nearly every day!
Mexican Hot Chocolate - If it’s cool in the mornings where you are, mom will appreciate this warm chocolate delivery in the morning.
Easy Homemade Hotties – My crew’s favorite easy hot chocolate is just toasty chocolate non-dairy milk. Heat on the stovetop or in a mug in the microwave for 90 seconds. If desired, top with vegan marshmallows before serving.
Strawberry Chocolate Chip Vegan Crepes – This award-winning recipe is not only vegan, its also gluten-free! Amazing right? Click to believe it.
Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding – Simple, unique, and scrumptious – but for chia seed lovers only.
Veggie Quiche – Packed with vegetables, and yes, this recipe really is egg-free.
Chocolate Chia Coconut Yogurt – Pumped up dairy-free yogurt with nutritious goodness and an indulgent sweetness.
Super Easy Vegetable Quiche – Another egg-free variety, but with it’s own unique ingredients from the (more than) Tofu ‘n Sprouts mom!
Bonus: 10 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Cereals – Yes, 10 more fabulous healthy vegan recipes for mom! Enjoy hot and cold cereal recipes from rice pudding to homemade granola.