20 Easy Dairy-Free Mother’s Day Recipes to Make Breakfast Special

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Nothing brightens a person’s day more than waking up to a good meal that was made with love. That’s why moms really appreciate it when you go the extra mile, and whip up something special that they don’t get to enjoy everyday. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be difficult! These easy dairy-free mother’s day recipes are simple enough for almost any home cook. Despite being free of milk, butter, and cream, they are filled with indulgence. But don’t worry, most of these goodies are quite nutritious, too! And we have options for vegan, gluten-free, and food allergic moms.

20 Easy Dairy-Free Mother's Day Recipes for Breakfast

20 Easy Dairy-Free Mother’s Day Recipes to Make Breakfast Special

Forget the possibly catastrophe of breakfast in bed. Coax mom out of bed by wafting the scent of freshly brewed coffee. When she arrives in the kitchen, have breakfast set out for both of you (or the whole family). She’ll love a leisurely morning and the good company. A recent survey found that only 5% of moms like their breakfast in bed. The rest would rather rise at their own pace and enjoy their mother’s day breakfast with you!

Wild Blueberry Scones (Panera Copycat)

These perfect pastries never fail to impress. They’re dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, and vegan, and pair marvelously with a cup of coffee or tea and fresh fruit.

15 Dairy-Free Mother's Day Recipes That Will Make Breakfast Special (Vegan Wild Blueberry Scones Recipe - Panera Copycat!)

Triple Berry Crisp Smoothie Parfaits

Layer it on thick with these fresh smoothie parfaits. You can use store-bought crunchy granola or go the extra mile with homemade. Either way, serve it with a spoon and give her a unique smoothie bowl experience. The recipe is easily vegan, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly.

Triple Berry Crisp Smoothie Parfait Recipe - plant-based, dairy-free, single serve

Maple Pecan Overnight Oatmeal

This may sound like a wintry flavor combination, but trust me, maple pecan never goes out of season. Especially when it comes in the form of this beloved oatmeal recipe. It’s got that extra something that will make mom swoon. This breakfast does contain nuts, but it’s vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free.

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Cream Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

This from-scratch recipe is much easier than you might think! The recipe is gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and even includes a vegan option. If you don’t need gluten-free, feel free to swap in all-purpose flour for the flour blend, starch, and xanthan gum.

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Mini Matcha Latte Muffins

Every mom knows that smaller muffins means you get to eat more of them! Let her enjoy three (or six!) with a matching mug of green tea. The icing is optional, but we think she deserves it. Plus, this recipe is whole grain and plant-based.

15 Dairy-Free Mother's Day Recipes That Will Make Breakfast Special (Matcha Latte Mini Muffins - pure whole wheat, dairy-free & vegan)

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Impress her with how well you can make dairy-free scrambled eggs. There are some tricks to making it butterless, creamless, and milkless! But the method is naturally free of dairy, nuts, and soy, and the eggs can be served with bacon and sauteed vegetables.

15 Dairy-Free Mother's Day Recipes That Will Make Breakfast Special (perfectly creamy scrambled eggs)

Oprah’s Scrambled Tofu

If she isn’t an egg fan, go with tofu! Personally, I prefer a good tofu scramble, and this healthy, full meal recipe really delivers.

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Cinnamon Bun Bread

This decadent treat doesn’t require any rising time, so you can bake it just before mom gets up. It includes options for vegan, gluten-free, and even low sugar.

20 Easy Dairy-Free Mother's Day Recipes for Breakfast

Creamy Butterscotch Oatmeal

Yes, oatmeal can make a very special breakfast, especially when it is wonderfully creamy and has a sweet butterscotch flavor, like this recipe.

20 Easy Dairy-Free Mother's Day Recipes for Breakfast

Strawberry Shortcake Baked Donuts

A tender, cake donut topped with dairy-free whip and fresh seasonal strawberries – it doesn’t get much better than this. The recipe is also nut-free and soy-free, and it includes gluten-free and vegan options.

Strawberry Shortcake Donuts (Baked Recipe!) - Delicious, quick, whole grain cake donuts with easy homemade dairy-free whip and fresh strawberries.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I don’t think mom would argue chocolate for breakfast. And you don’t need to tell her that this pretty stack is healthy and plant-based. Why ruin the overly-indulgent moment?

15 Dairy-Free Mother's Day Recipes That Will Make Breakfast Special (Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Strawberries Recipe)

Instant Banana Cashew Yogurt

For gut health mamas, this prebiotic-probiotic speedy “yogurt” is the perfect blend. Just remember to soak the cashews in advance and check for the ingredients – the rest is just minutes of work! The recipe is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free.

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Apple Rhubarb Turnovers

Homemade pastry? Don’t worry, it wouldn’t be on our list of easy dairy-free Mother’s Day recipes if it wasn’t relatively simple. The secret if puff pastry, which is sold at the store and often dairy free!

20 Easy Dairy-Free Mother's Day Recipes for Breakfast

The Ultimate Breakfast Toast (with Cherry Chia Jam)

Unleash your inner-artist with dairy-free toast! This version is topped with an easy homemade chia jam for that personal touch, and topped with loads of nutritious, but delicious goodies.

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Whole Wheat Weekend Waffles

These deliciously simple waffles are a little wholesome, but still a special sweet that you can top with maple-blueberry sauce and homemade coconut whip, if you’re feeling just a little ambitious!

Whole Wheat Weekend Waffles

Chickpea Crepes

If she prefers savory breakfasts, then this Indian-inspired recipe could be just the ticket. These thin pancakes are full of flavor and can be served as is, or stuffed with vegetables and dairy-free “ricotta.”

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Dairy-Free Two-Ingredient Bagels

Yes, most bagels are naturally dairy-free, but what if you could whip up homemade soft and chewy bagels with no boiling, no rising time, and just two ingredients? Now that would make any breakfast special!

Dairy-Free Two Ingredient Bagels Recipe - Yes, they really do work and they are delicious!

Peanut Butter Cup Shakes

Yes, these are totally breakfast-worthy! Make them with almond butter, peanut butter, or sunflower seed butter, depending on your household supply.

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Personal French Toast Casseroles

Made just for her, these look like you slaved over them for hours, but are really quite simple to make. The recipe is optional vegan, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly, too.

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Grandma’s Buttermylk & Honey Bread

Nothing is better than home baked bread, in my opinion. And this gently sweet quick bread is the perfect family recipe to enjoy with coffee or tea, and a slather of dairy-free butter.

Honey Quick Bread Recipe from Grandma made with Dairy-Free Buttermilk. Naturally egg-free with vegan option!

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

16 Comments

  1. Jereann Zann on

    So many fabulous options! I think I’ll start with the cinnamon bun bread, but I want to try them all!

  2. ahhh… my mom just bought a new yogurt maker! maybe we can make a version of the banana cashew yogurt this weekend…

    everything looks so good, there are a few recipes I want to try. (and a few more tabs I now have open, ha!)

  3. Being from the south, those biscuits and gravy are calling my name. Those scrambled eggs would go great with them. Then I want to finished with either the peanut butter cup milkshake or the triple berry parfait. Yum!

  4. These recipes are completely perfect for celebrating with my mom this weekend! They look so yummy 😉

  5. I’ll take them all! Though I think I’m going to need a couple dozen of those matcha muffins. Love that they’re plant based.

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