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 I originally made this using pomegranates in the winter, but now that it’s spring, I would use fresh berries instead.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. christine weeks

    I would say a fancy pancake or an omelette with a delicious bloody mary!

  2. christine weeks

    i would say a fancy pancake with a delicious bloody mary!!!

  3. Jill

    Chocolate chip pancakes because I will forever be a kid at heart!

  4. Pei

    My favorite brunch item is a savory spinach strata! A huge hit no matter the age group and all it requires is baking the morning of!

  5. Jenn

    I really love a good egg casserole or shakshuka for brunch! And, of course, if cocktails are involved, I love the Minty French 75 from the Love and Lemons cookbook – so refreshing. 🙂

  6. Jackie Killelea

    My favorite brunch food is pancakes.

  7. Sruti

    My favorite is classic bruschetta + avocado with basil from the garden!

  8. Kelly

    My favorite brunch option is a Denver omelet. Such a “simple” food but I can’t resist one if it’s on the menu. Bonus points if it comes with a side salad (arugula, of course) and some homefries!

  9. Kirst

    Best special brunch treat is definitely challah french toast! My favorites though are yogurt with granola and fresh fruit, or a smoothie bowl with granola in the summer. Yummmmm.

  10. Jennifer C.

    I love breakfast casserole! Or quiche! Or a frittata! I love breakfast any time of the day!

  11. Stacy

    If I’m making it, probably biscuits and gravy. If I’m going out for brunch, basically anything but splitting a french toast with a large group AND ordering my meal is my favorite thing to do.

  12. Arianna

    Strawberry basil French toast!

  13. Dawn

    Multi-grain Waffles and fresh fruit

  14. angie yer

    My favorite is my almond flour waffles with a side of sour cream

  15. Courtney

    I love to make a nice frittata with seasonal vegetables and sometimes a little cheese 🙂

  16. Kate

    Malted waffles topped with goat cheese, green onion, bacon and maple syrup

  17. Bobbi Wiehtoff

    I love my husband’s french toast. Mostly because I don’t have to make it!

  18. Sophia S

    My ideal brunch combines sweet and savory! I have such a sweet tooth so I always want some granola, a pancake, or a muffin on the side with something more savory. I like to sauté chopped vegetables and then put eggs right in between them, cover the pan for 5 minutes, and finish with lots of fresh herbs! It creates these wonderful pseudo-poached eggs. I want to try your mango muffin recipe, it looks delicious!

  19. Leah H.

    I love egg white omelettes with a side of crispy bacon!

  20. Erin

    My favorite go-to is waffles — either savory or sweet! Thanks for these recipes, as always!

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