Mother’s Day Recipes + a Giveaway!

A group of my favorite recipes that will be perfect for Mother's Day - brunch recipes, group recipes, seasonal recipes and dessert!

Coconut Mango Muffins

Mother’s Day is this weekend! That sure came up quick! In case you need some recipe inspiration, here are a few of my favorites that I think would be perfect for the occasion. Plus, see below for an extra special giveaway 🙂

For brunch:

I love these lightly sweet Coconut Mango Muffins. I often keep them in my freezer for a weekday breakfast or snack. To make them brunch-able, serve with the mini frittatas below:

Mini Tomato Frittatas with Dill

These little Mini Tomato Frittatas with Dill are as cute as they are delicious. I absolutely love the combo of dill and eggs. These little guys are also filled with kale, feta, scallions, and tomatoes.

Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal

This Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal might be my favorite brunch recipe ever. It’s a sweet breakfast that’s filled with so many good-for-you things like oats, almonds, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, strawberries, and bananas.

Shakshuka with Spinach and Harissa

This Shakshuka with Spinach and Harissa is a reader favorite and one of my favorites too. I just love these baked eggs in spicy tomato sauce. Serve with avocado slices and toast for dipping – yum yum!

Cinnamon Sugar Baked French Toast

This one just makes me drool. The Cinnamon Sugar Baked French Toast is a slightly more indulgent sweet breakfast than the baked oatmeal above and it’s a crowd pleaser, because who doesn’t love french toast! I originally made this using pomegranates in the winter, but now that it’s spring, I would use fresh berries instead.

Fennel & Clementine Chopped Salad

Farmers Market Inspired Recipes:

This Fennel & Clementine Chopped Salad is so pretty! It’s a crunchy slaw-like salad that’s tossed with a ginger-miso dressing and topped with clementines, avocado, and fresh mint.

Chickpea Salad Wraps with Avocado Dill Sauce

Chickpea Salad Wraps with Avocado Dill Sauce. If you love tuna salad, but not actual tuna, give these chickpea salad wraps a go! I love to eat these for lunch, but they’d also be a great springy brunch appetizer.

Farmers Market Asparagus Potato Pizza

I’ve never actually had pizza on Mother’s Day, but this super springy Farmers Market Asparagus Potato Pizza is so elegant and fresh with those pretty asparagus ribbons that I’m sure it would be a big hit.

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Dinner for a group:

You can’t go wrong with a big pan of lasagna and this Roasted Vegetable Lasagna will please vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!

Strawberry Coconut Cream Tart

For Dessert:

This Strawberry Coconut Cream Tart has a delectable almond flour crust. This is a lightly sweet, very fresh, grain-free dessert that everyone’s going to love.

Love & Lemons Mother's Day Giveaway

And a special Mother’s Day Giveaway! One lucky winner will receive:

– Our new meal planner: the Love & Lemons Meal Record & Market List
(oh and this makes a great gift, click here to order one that will arrive on time for Mother’s Day!)

– A $100 ALDI gift card – because you’ll need some groceries after you plan your meals 🙂

– A special treat to pamper yourself: These Osmia Organics skincare products: Coffee Mint Soap, Adzuki Nourishing Mask, and Pumpkin Facial Soap. I’ve been personally using and loving these items for the past few months! Their products are made with all natural, non-toxic ingredients… they feel wonderful on your skin and smell amazing, all with no fragrances – just wonderful essential oils.

To Enter: Leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite brunch food is!

The giveaway will close on Friday at 11pm CDT. A winner will be chosen at random. Because I’m shipping this one out personally, US addresses only please!


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  1. Olivia

    I love any type of pancake!

  2. Sylvia

    Hi, newbee would love to see some new scones for Mother Day Thanks

  3. Cindy A.

    My favorite is quiche.

  4. Jill Heffron

    My favorite brunch food is a tortilla espanol — also known as a big think omelette with caramelized potatoes and onions. I usually serve it with a green salad with a tangy vinaigrette or a berry salad. I think the next time I will try it with your salad with clementines and mint and watermelon radish. That would be a nice, bright contrast to the earthiness of the tortilla espanol.

  5. Margaret

    I’m a huge fan of Huevos Rancheros! Give me some spicy eggs everyday!

  6. Isabelle from

    I’m always inspired by your creations!
    My favourite brunch food is when my mom used to make berry compote and cream cheese stuffed French toast on very special occasions, and it was the best!

  7. Erin Henshaw

    Avocado toast is definitely one of my favorites but all of the recipes above look like Heaven!!!

  8. Elicia P

    My favorite happens to be french toast and a nice mimosa.

  9. Ioana Bradeanu

    My favorite brunch is egg frittata with veggies, cheese, and bacon.

  10. Shawna

    Mmmmm… Biscuits and gravy.

  11. bridget

    mixed berry baked oatmeal wins with my family every time

  12. Jillian Too

    I love simple fruit salads and hash brown casserole for brunch.

  13. Michelle

    Waffles and fresh berries!

  14. Jessica Bennett

    I LOVE a salmon and egg casserole. With homemade tartar sauce! It sounds weird but it’s sooo good!

  15. Megan

    Favorite brunch food is crepes! I make a batch the night before and then add everyone’s favorite toppings in the morning. I’m more of a sweet crepe kinda gal, while my husband prefers a gruyere/egg/ham crepe.

  16. Kira

    My favorite brunch food is tofu scramble, easy and tasty!

  17. Love the strawberry tart recipe!!!! I can’t wait to make it for my family! I’m cutting back on my sugar intake for health reasons and this recipe was a perfect fit for my dietary needs!!! Love your site!

  18. Kristin Riding

    I love french toast! I can’t wait to try the Cinnamon Sugar French Toast for brunch this weekend!

  19. juliann

    I love waffles and a fruit salad with strong black chai to sip

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