These 42 sweet and savory delectable vegan Mother’s Day recipes will make mom’s day! Whether you’re looking to have a formal brunch, a simple breakfast in bed, or a casual picnic these healthy and delicious recipes are the perfect way to celebrate mom!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! It’s the perfect time to treat mom to a decadent breakfast in bed, a complete brunch, or a springtime plant-based dessert!
Last year I asked my family to keep it simple for Mother’s Day. What I really wanted was a day to myself LOL!
My day started with a morning run, followed by some yoga on the back deck, and my favorite healthy pancakes for breakfast. I spent some time reading on the couch, and went to Home Goods to look for beautiful dishes to include in my food photography!
It was a day that was all about the things I love the most! My kids got me a simple “Best Mom” coffee mug, and my favorite dark chocolate. It was truly one of the best Mother’s Days I have ever had!
This year I’m thinking it would be nice to go on a family hike and picnic if the weather permits! We’ll just have to wait and see about that.
If you’re looking for some simple vegan recipes to make for your Mother’s Day celebration, I’ve got you covered.
No matter what you have planned, a calm day at home, a big brunch with your extended family, or a quiet little picnic, you’re sure to find some recipes both you and mom are going to love!
Why do we celebrate Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day is set aside to honor motherhood in all its forms. The history of Mother’s Day began in ancient times when the Greeks and Romans held festivals to honor the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele.
The first modern christian form of Mother’s Day was known as “Mothering Sunday.” It occurred on the 4th Sunday of Lent, when people would return to their “mother” church for a special service.
As time went on this holiday shifted, to a day when children would present their mother’s with small gifts of love and appreciation.
Modern Mother’s Day Traditions
Mother’s Day didn’t become an official holiday in the United States until 1914. There are several women we have to thank for the Mother’s Day as we know it today.
Ann Reeves Jarvis, Julia Ward Howard, and Juliet Calhoun Blakely pioneered for women in their own ways.
Ann Jarvis organized groups of women before the civil war in which she taught women how to care for their children. Later, after the civil war, she organized “Mother’s Friendship Day,” in which mother’s came together with both Union and Confederate soldiers to encourage reconciliation.
Julia Ward Howard, an abolitionist, and suffragette, wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” which asked mothers everywhere to promote world peace.
Juliet Calhoun Blakely inspired a local Mother’s Day in Albion, Michigan.
But it wasn’t until Anna Jarvis, the daughter of Ann Jarvis, worked to make Mother’s Day a nationally recognized holiday, that the Mother’s Day we all know, became official in 1914. In later years, she would work to remove it from the calendar, due to the commercialization of the holiday.
How do we celebrate Mother’s Day today?
That really is all up to you! However, it seems to have become a tradition to make mom breakfast in bed, or go out for a special brunch.
I know every family has their own traditions, and often we honor not just our mom’s but those women in our lives who have shown us love, caring, and acceptance.
Without further ado, here are 30 delectable vegan Mother’s Day recipes to share with the special “mom” in your life!
Breakfast in Bed
These vegan breakfast in bed recipes are perfect to make for mom! They are simple enough, that the kids can help too!
Brunch Casseroles and Bakes
When it comes to making brunch for a large gathering, nothing is easier than a breakfast casserole! These special vegan Mother’s Day recipes are perfect for a group!
Vegan Mother’s Day Picnic Recipes
If you plan to take mom out for a beautiful picnic, these recipes are easy, and delicious and perfect for packing in a basket!
Vegan Mother’s Day Dessert Recipes
It wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without a sweet treat to celebrate mom! These bright and sunny desserts are bursting with sunshine and happiness.
Specialty Drinks and Mocktails
If you’re looking for a special drink to serve to mom in bed, or at your brunch, these will not disappoint! There’s something for everyone, from a fancy mimosa, to a watermelon mocktail, and frothy lattes!
I hope you found some inspiring and simple recipes to make for mom this year! Enjoy!
If you love this round-up of recipes, you may be interested in these other vegan holiday recipes!
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