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27 Vegetarian Brunch Recipes for Mother’s Day 2022

We update this post every year with new recipes to help you prepare for a special Mother’s Day brunch. Cheers to the wonderful moms out there!

A homemade Mother’s Day brunch is a great way to say a heartfelt ‘thank you mom for everything you’ve done for me’. Gather around the kitchen table to try one of these delicious vegetarian brunch recipes with easy to follow instructions.

Choose mom’s favorites from our list of pancakes, French toast, egg recipes, savory recipes, breads, salads and sweet treats. We even have a couple of gift ideas.

collage of mother's day brunch recipes

I’m not a fan of tackling the restaurant crowd for Mother’s Day. My goal is to spend quality time with my mother in a comfortable environment. So, for me, the better way is an at home, low key, low fuss celebration with a delicious breakfast or brunch.

We usually keep it simple with bagels and smoked salmon (lox), blintzes with berry sauce and a couple of the brunch recipes below.

For 25 years, my mother and I lived in different cities. We are now reunited in Toronto and I am so grateful she’s still around to celebrate at 94. She is my biggest fan and supporter 🙂

All these Mother’s Day brunch recipes are vegetarian and can be made ahead in whole or in part. Many take less than 30 minutes to make. We hope you choose one or two of them to be the star of the show.

Fluffy Pancakes and French Toast Dishes

Simple Dutch Pancake Recipe

dutch pancake in skillet with dusted sugar and berries on top
This pancake is puffy, not fluffy. Enjoy the ooh's and ah's from Mom for this impressive Dutch pancake topped with fresh berries. She won't realize how simple it is. 
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Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

lemon blueberry pancake with syrup on plate
Lemon Blueberry Pancakes are a match made in heaven. Zesty lemon, plump bursting fresh blueberries and fluffy pancakes. All smothered in butter and maple syrup or mom's favorite toppings.
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Ricotta Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas

stack of ricotta pancakes with caramelized bananas on plate
We used the simplest methods to make this ricotta pancake recipe with caramelized bananas. Results? Mouth watering!
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Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

stack of pumpkin pancakes on plate
Warm spices and healthy pumpkin purée turn regular pancakes into delicious, fluffy pumpkin spice pancakes. No need to wait for Fall. Just snag a can of pureed pumpkin.
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Apple French Toast Casserole

piece of apple french toast casserole on plate
Make this apple french toast casserole the night before, then pop it in the oven the next morning. Serve with yogurt and maple syrup. Yum.
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Baked French Toast Casserole (Sinful)

Ultimate French Toast
Talk about decadent recipes, this sinful baked French toast casserole can be made the night before and popped in the oven on mom's day. Ooey, gooey and hard not to devour this sweet treat.
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Banana French Toast

stack of banana french toast on plate with fresh fruit on top
We are infusing the French toast with bananas. This is a step above your ordinary French toast – a deliciously banana-y brunch dish. 
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Brunch Recipes With Eggs

Sous Vide Poached Eggs (with easy Hollandaise)

sous vide poached egg cut open over English muffin
Sous vide poached eggs are simply little miracles, every time. No swirling in vinegar water. No standing over the stove worrying about over cooking. Top them with an easy sous vide hollandaise if Mom is a fan.
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Breakfast Egg Bake

square of egg baked casserole on white plate
Breakfast egg bake is a great low carb brunch dish, packed with veggies and flexible to whatever veggies Mom loves.
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Classic Egg Salad Recipe

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Nothing fancy, but infinitely versatile in what you add to it and how you serve it. Stick to 3 ingredients. Or jazz it up. It's up to you.
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Potato Skillet Breakfast (with ham and eggs)

potato breakfast ham hash with eggs in skillet
OK, vegetarians would skip the ham of course or use a plant based meat. This potato breakfast skillet is a perfect way to serve comfort food if that's what your Mom loves.
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Savory Brunch Ideas

Breakfast Strata (with great fillings)

baked strata in casserole dish on table
The essence of a breakfast strata is eggs, milk, cheese and bread. The personality comes from great fillings – choose the ones Mom likes. Assemble the night before. Pop the casserole in the oven on Mother's day for a great comfort food dish.
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Tomato Tart with Puff Pastry

cut up Tomato Tart Puff Pastry appetizers
This casual, rustic tomato tart with puff pastry would make a lovely brunch addition. The tart works beautifully even when tomatoes are not at their peak due to the vinaigrette dressing that brightens them with fresh herbs, garlic and capers.
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Vegetable Strudel Recipe

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If mom loves savory food, try this medley of sweet potatoes, onion, red peppers, apple, spinach & goat cheese wrapped in a flaky buttery puff pastry. It's an easy, elegant, make-ahead delicious brunch recipe for a special occasion.
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Carrot Cake Oatmeal

A dollop of yogurt and drizzle of maple syrup make this baked carrot cake oatmeal crazy good. Satisfying, nutritious and easy to make ahead for Mother's Day.
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Salad Recipes for Brunch

All the salads, except for the crusted goat cheese salad, are vegan recipes.

Best Citrus Salad With Greens

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Sweet oranges and tangy grapefruit tossed in vinaigrette over salad greens make this delicious citrus salad a lovely all-season salad. Quick, refreshing and pretty!
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Crusted Goat Cheese Salad

crusted goat cheese round on cheese
This simple goat cheese salad stars a round of goat cheese, breaded and fried to a golden brown, then nested on some dressed greens. Pretty, creamy, tangy and crunchy.
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Peach Salad With Walnut Dressing

peach salad with walnut dressing on white plate
This beautiful peach salad puts those juicy ripe peaches of summer in the spotlight and is easy to prep ahead. Just add the deliciously rich, nutty walnut dressing before serving.
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Tropical Fruit Salad

bowl of tropical fruit salad
Make this vibrant tropical fruit salad as a gorgeous, refreshing ending to a meal or as a fresh fruit appetizer served in mini cups. Just 15 minutes prep time.
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Beet and Orange Salad Recipe

beet and orange salad with goat cheese on plate
Fresh, bright and pretty. This beet, orange and goat cheese salad is easy to put together and looks beautiful on the table.
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Breads and Sweet Brunch Recipes

Homemade English Muffins (easy step by step)

pile of english muffins on tea towel
You'll be happy to know that perfect homemade English muffins are easy to make with good instructions and no special equipment. We show 4 ways to use them for this special occasion. (This is a vegan version with no eggs).
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Montreal Bagel Recipe

pile of sesame seed bagels on cutting board
Feast on homemade soft, warm, slightly sweet and chewy bagels covered in seeds. Montreal bagels are, hands down, the best bagels anywhere (IMHO) and authentic except for the wood oven part.
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Super Moist Banana Bread (with a spoon)

banana bread sliced in half on parchment paper
Our most popular recipe. Wickedly good. We've gathered all the tips and variations (like adding chocolate chips) you'll need to ensure success and adapt the recipe to Mom's tastes and preferences.
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Moist Lemon Blueberry Loaf

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Moist, lemony and bursting with blueberries, this lemon blueberry loaf is perfect for a Mother's Day brunch. My mom finds anything with lemon a delicious dessert.
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Easy Cinnamon Buns

one cinnamon bun on plate
Sinfully delicious and only 10 minutes of hands-on time (with a shortcut), these easy cinnamon buns are a huge treat for any occasion. Make them the night before and pop them in the oven on mother's day.
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Mother’s Day Food Gifts

If your mom has a sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with…

Holiday Sugar Cookies

heart shaped iced sugar cookies
Send mom home with some heart-shaped, buttery, flaky sugar cookies. Happy Mother's Day!
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Low Sugar Strawberry Jam (without pectin)

strawberry jam over scones on plate
Make this no-fuss homemade strawberry jam without pectin to give to your mom as a Mother's Day gift. Just 3 ingredients, no canning, freezer friendly and half the sugar of traditional jams.
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Peach Jam Recipe (without pectin)

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Use frozen, peeled, sliced peaches for this recipe if peaches are not in season. Just 3 simple ingredients, 30 minutes and no special equipment. Makes a lovely gift.
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If a homemade meal or gift is not in the cards, here are some creative ways to treat your mom right on Mother’s Day (by The Spruce). Don’t forget the flowers!

Wishing all the moms a very special day!

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