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 I originally made this using pomegranates in the winter, but now that it’s spring, I would use fresh berries instead.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

    By far a good bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon, but also quiche of any kind. And coffee, always coffee.
    (Entering on behalf of my mom, as I’m not currently in the US)

  2. rhonda

    any savory brunch item

  3. MC

    My favorite brunch is an everything bagel sandwich with cream cheese and smoked salmon-YUM!!

  4. Courtney Wallace

    I’m excited to enter this giveaway! 🙂 My favorite brunch food is avocado toast on an everything bagel.

  5. Annette

    My favorite brunch food is quiche. I probably eat it only when I have brunch at a local kitchen store.

  6. Christy Peeples DuBois

    What a great goveaway!! My favorite brunch good to make is Breakfast PizzA. It is always a hit.

  7. Maddie

    I love brunch! It’s hard to choose one favorite, but I’d probably have to say a good omelet.

  8. Jennifer Essad

    Omelets – there is a restaurant on the water we like to go to for Sunday Brunch on special occasions where there is many amazing and delicious foods but the omelet station is phenomenal. I ask for one egg at a time so if I’d like a second once can be made a little later with totally different ad ins

  9. Heidi A

    Anything with eggs! My current obsession is toasted sourdough with garlic sautéed spinach and chickpeas with a runny egg on top.

  10. Emily H.

    I love biscuits and sage gravy!

  11. Kaylee

    Strawberry basil shortcakes!!!

  12. Jennifer H.

    I love savory items for brunch. I had a delicious dish with short rib and poached egg at a b and b we stayed at. So good!!!

  13. Chrissie

    Favorite Brunch food? WAFFLES!!!

  14. amanda whitley

    my favorite brunch food is scrambled eggs

  15. Shayla

    Oatmeal waffles and bacon!

  16. Kim Dahlquist

    Our favorite brunch is anything with avocado and a yummy veggie quiche. Enjoyed outside with friends and family makes it even better.

  17. Shirley Dembo

    All of your quiche recipes are great for brunch. The quiche is always a hit!

  18. jennifer

    Favorite brunch staple – mimosas and the strata at a local restaurant near me.

  19. Angela Hendricks

    I love croissants and jam! Coffee must be present. Muffins are always a plus!

  20. Edie

    My favorite brunch dish is any kind of egg casserole or scones of any kind!

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