24 Mother’s Day Recipes to Celebrate Mom
Looking for the perfect dish to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day? Here are 24 ideas for breakfast-in-bed, brunch, lunch, dinner or dessert to show her how special she is!
Public service announcement: Mother’s Day is coming up. If you haven’t already, pick up a card and gift, grab some flowers and plan to make mom one of these recipes to celebrate her this Mother’s Day!
I recently heard great advice on how to pick the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, “check out your mom’s Pinterest boards or what she’s been posting on Facebook and Instagram – then go purchase something from there.” I love this advice. Not only is it a great idea to help find the perfect gift, it shows her that you are paying attention and you care.
Once a gift is decided on, the next step is to plan out a stellar meal for the big day. Breakfast-in-bed? A nice brunch? Late afternoon lunch and tea? Fantastic dinner? We’re here to help!
To some families, Mother’s Day means serving breakfast in bed to that extraordinary person who loves, nurtures, drives the kids to piano lessons and little league, helps them with their homework and tucks them in at night. And that’s just for starters! Letting your kids help prepare a special breakfast for that special person can be a fun and exciting way for them to say, “Thanks, Mom!”
We gathered 24 of our favorite recipes – the most popular picks from our community, most pinned and most shared – in other words, any of these will be a sure hit for a Mother’s Day celebration.
24 Mother's Day Recipes to Celebrate Mom
Breakfast & Brunch Ideas
Sheet Pan Pancakes
These Sheet Pan Pancakes are so easy to whip up any day of the week – no waiting and no flipping required! Just pour onto a sheet pan, add your toppings and bake.
Berry Cherry Baked Oatmeal
Get the kiddos in the kitchen on Mother's Day to make this yummy baked oatmeal!
Flourless Raspberry Banana Pancakes
These gluten-free, berry banana pancakes are a quick and healthy alternative to ordinary pancakes. Cut into hearts to show mom how much you love her!
Stone Fruit Yogurt Parfaits with Blueberries
Make these delicious stone fruit parfaits for a delicious breakfast or dessert!
Banana, Blueberry & Mango Smoothie
This Banana, Blueberry & Mango Smoothie is the perfect quick breakfast to blend up before school.
Mixed Berry Whole Wheat Muffins
Muffins are great to make ahead and perfect to pair with savory breakfast items for Mother's Day.
Broccoli Cheese Crustless Quiches
These mini quiche bites are full of veggies, cheese and all the breakfast-in-bed goodness mom deserves!
Lunch or Afternoon Tea Ideas
Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich
Avocados and Greek yogurt replace mayonnaise traditionally used in egg salad for good fats and a little extra protein.
Mini Fruit & Yogurt Tartlets
Who doesn't love mini, bite-sized snacks? Simply top the tartlets (pre-made in the freezer section) with yogurt and your favorite chopped fruit.
This superfood salad is packed with flavor and nutrition! Add your favorite protein, like grilled chicken, tofu or beans, for a hearty meal in minutes.
Raspberry & Basil English Muffin
Raspberry and basil make a fresh flavor combination. This quick and easy breakfast is not only tasty, but packed with nutrients.
Berry Melon Bruschetta
This colorful fruity bruschetta recipe is quick to make and delicious. Serve over sliced and toasted whole wheat baguette or as a salsa with tortilla chips.
Lemon Roasted Salmon
Lemon and dill add a punch of flavor to this dish without adding extra calories or salt. The salmon and veggies are cooked at the same temperature, so dinner is quick and easy!
Raspberry Baked Chicken
You’ll love the flavor of this baked raspberry chicken with brie cheese and basil. The perfect answer to the “what’s for dinner?” dilemma.
Hearty Vegetable Tortellini Soup
You'll love how quick and easy this Hearty Vegetable Tortellini Soup is to make! It's a satisfying vegetarian meal filled with cheese tortellini, diced tomatoes, green beans, spinach and chickpeas.
Baked Chicken Parmesan with Sweet Potato Noodles
Traditional Chicken Parmesan gets a healthier makeover with this baked version. Chicken is lightly coated in a mix of breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese and baked, rather than fried.
Grilled Chicken and Grape Salad
This recipe combines grilled chicken, sweet grapes and apples, onions, goat cheese and walnuts with an easy homemade vinaigrette for a light but filling salad.
Lemon Chicken & Veggie Pasta
This simple, veggie-packed pasta dish is ready in just 30 minutes for a quick and easy dinner!
Desserts & Sweet Treats
Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies
This healthier spin on the classic chocolate chip cookie cuts down on the amount of fat and added sugar by replacing most of the butter and sugar with mashed banana.
Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies
Who says rich, chocolatey brownies can’t be a better-for-you dessert? We swap the oil and butter in traditional recipes with avocado for less saturated fat. You won’t even be able to taste the difference!
Strawberry Hand Pies with Chocolate
Filled with fresh strawberries and a little chocolate, no one in the family will be able to turn these down.
Angel Food Cupcakes with Blood Orange Frosting
These Angel Food Cupcakes with Blood Orange Frosting are a favorite sweet treat for kids.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Rich, creamy chocolate mousse without heavy cream, eggs or cooking required? When you’re craving something sweet and decadent, this healthier Chocolate Avocado Mousse is easy to whip up for a sweet treat.
Mini Apple Pie Empanadas
These mini apple pie empanadas are portioned just right for a sweet treat without going into a sugar overload.