46 Plant-Based Mother’s Day Recipes

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Assortment of plant-based mother's day recipes

Treat mom to something special this Mother’s Day! We’ve compiled a collection of our favorite sweet and savory plant-based recipes perfect for showing her you care. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!

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Breakfast or Brunch

Stack of Banana Oat Pancakes with a slice removed
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1-Bowl Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes
Vegan Banana Pancakes made in 1 bowl with wholesome ingredients! Easy, fluffy, tender, naturally sweetened, and the perfect healthier breakfast or dessert!
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Plate with a Gluten-Free Vegan Belgian Waffle topped with sliced strawberries, vegan butter, and syrup
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The Best Vegan Gluten-Free Waffles
THE BEST Vegan Gluten-Free Waffles made with 10 ingredients in 30 minutes. Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside, perfectly sweet and delicious! Top with maple syrup and fruit for the ultimate cozy breakfast.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Waffles topped with sliced bananas and chocolate chips
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1-Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Waffles
These vegan, gluten-free waffles have the crispy texture and sweet flavor of banana bread studded with chocolate chips. Plus, just 1 bowl and 30 minutes required! Enjoy as a lazy weekend treat, or make a batch ahead of time to enjoy throughout the week.
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Tray with Banana Chocolate Muffins beside a spoonful of tahini and bowl of cocoa powder
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1-Bowl Fudgy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (Vegan/GF)
The fudgiest plant-based, gluten-free chocolate muffins on the block, made in 1 bowl with wholesome ingredients like almond flour, flaxseed, cocoa powder, bananas, and more!
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Plate with a stack of Blueberry Gluten Free Scones
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Blueberry Gluten-Free Scones
Gluten-free scones that are tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, flaky, and infused with wild blueberries! Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required!
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Covering a batch of Vegan Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls with icing
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Vegan Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
Amazing fluffy and tender vegan, gluten-free cinnamon rolls! Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required for these insanely flavorful and delicious rolls!
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Slices of gluten free vegan coffee cake with glaze
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1-Bowl Vegan Coffee Cake (GF, Oil-Free)
Fluffy, tender coffee cake with a perfect crumb that’s easy to make (1 bowl!), naturally sweetened, vegan, and gluten-free. Laced with cinnamon sugar and topped with cinnamon pecan crumble!
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Baking dish of Chocolate Chip Banana Baked Oatmeal made with pecans
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1-Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Baked Oatmeal
Hearty, banana-infused baked oatmeal that’s naturally sweetened, satisfying, and requires just 1 bowl and 10 ingredients to prepare. The perfect cozy, comforting breakfast.
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Bowl of carrot cake baked oatmeal topped with shredded carrots
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Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
Carrot cake in baked oatmeal form! Tender, nutty, wholesome, naturally sweetened, and perfect for breakfast, brunch, and beyond! 1 bowl and 10 ingredients required.
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Holding a spoon in a bowl of banana bread steel cut oats
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Banana Bread Steel Cut Oats (Instant Pot Friendly!)
Creamy steel cut oats infused with the flavor of banana bread! Instant Pot friendly, incredibly comforting, and effortless to make! Just 7 wholesome ingredients required.
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Close up shot of a plate of homemade Vegan Sausages made with quinoa and mushrooms
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Easy Vegan Sausage (Soy- & Gluten-Free!)
Easy vegan sausage made with pinto beans, quinoa, nuts, and spices! Flavorful, comforting, and perfect for breakfast, brunch, and beyond!
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Spicy Tempeh Breakfast Sausages garnished with sprigs of fresh rosemary
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Spicy Tempeh Breakfast Sausage
Spicy vegan breakfast sausage made with protein-rich tempeh. Smoky, savory, and flavorful, and just 1 bowl required! A delicious, plant-based sausage alternative.
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Spoon resting on a plate of Roasted Potatoes with a bowl of ketchup
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Perfect Roasted Potatoes
Perfect roasted potatoes every time! No boiling required, 1 pan, 30 minutes, perfectly crisp edges, and tender inside. The ultimate brunch side!
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Plate of Southwest Tofu Scramble and Vegan Breakfast Potatoes for a delicious meal
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Southwest Tofu Scramble
Savory, Southwest-inspired tofu scramble for 1 with lots of veggies and a simple 5-ingredient sauce. Just 10 ingredients, 30 minutes, and 1 pan required!
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Cooking a Vegan Scrambled Egg in a cast-iron skillet
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Fluffy Vegan Scrambled Eggs
Fluffy vegan eggs made with mung beans! A delicious egg alternative made with 9 real, wholesome ingredients. Perfect for scrambles, omelets, frittatas, and more!
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Large plate with two Vegan biscuits sliced open and topped with gravy
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Vegan Biscuits and Gravy
Flaky vegan biscuits with thick, peppery mushroom gravy! A flavorful, healthy, satisfying 30-minute vegan breakfast.
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Stack of Vegan Gluten-Free Biscuits on a tray
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Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Biscuits
Fluffy, tender, vegan, gluten-free biscuits! Just 1 bowl and 9 simple ingredients required! The perfect vegan, gluten-free biscuit for any occasion!
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Dinner

Plate of vegan parmesan and herb polenta fries
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Vegan Parmesan and Herb Polenta Fries
Easy polenta fries seasoned with vegan parmesan cheese and herbs! Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, SO delicious! Just 4 ingredients required!
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Platter of Grilled Romaine Salad topped with Lemon Herbed Beans and a drizzle of vegan Caesar Dressing
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Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with Herbed White Beans
Grilled romaine salad with a smoky, charred flavor, topped with lemon-herb white beans and a quick Caesar dressing! Ready in 30 minutes and BIG flavor!
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Salad spoons in a big wood bowl filled with Arugula Salad with Crispy Shallots
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Lemony Arugula Salad with Crispy Shallot
Our go-to side salad with arugula, roasted garlic, lemon vinaigrette, crispy sautéed shallot, and our 5-minute macadamia nut cheese! Perfect for hosting and beyond!
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Bowl of vegan risotto with miso, spring vegetables, and vegan parmesan
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Vegan Risotto with Miso and Spring Vegetables
Easy, delicious risotto with asparagus, mushrooms, and peas. Vibrant umami flavor from miso paste and white wine. Just 8 ingredients required and perfect for spring (and beyond!).
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Tahini sauce next to a large bowl of Rosemary Roasted Root Vegetable Panzanella
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Rosemary Roasted Root Vegetable Panzanella
An autumnal panzanella featuring rosemary roasted root vegetables, garlicky chickpeas, and jumbo croutons. Topped with a mustard tahini dressing for the ultimate plant-based meal or side.
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Sprinkling vegan parmesan cheese over a bowl of pasta al limone
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Vegan Pasta Al Limone
A pasta that screams spring: Pasta Al Limone! Our vegan take doesn’t skimp on lemony, cheesy flavor or mega creamy texture. Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required!
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Metal tray filled with Vegan Palak Paneer with cubes of tofu
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Vegan Palak Paneer with Curried Tofu
An incredibly flavorful, vegan take on classic palak paneer with curried tofu in place of cheese! 30 minutes required, big flavor, and so delicious!
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Baking dish of Easy Vegan Lasagna topped with chopped parsley
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Easy Vegan Lasagna
Incredibly flavorful, hearty vegan lasagna made with 10 ingredients! Tender lasagna noodles are layered with Macadamia Nut Ricotta and tempeh-infused Marinara Sauce! Swoon.
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Fork resting on a plate of vegan moussaka
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Easy Vegan Moussaka
Incredibly delicious vegan moussaka with layers of roasted eggplant, hearty tomato lentil sauce, and roasted garlic cashew bechamel! Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required.
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Using a fork and knife to cut into a Cashew Cauliflower Steak topped with dates and mint
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Cashew-Crusted Cauliflower “Steak”
INCREDIBLE Cashew-Crusted Cauliflower “Steak”! 10 ingredients, flavorful, crisp on the outside, tender on the inside. A delicious side or entrée with plenty of protein!
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Plate with a grain-free Balsamic Portobello Pizza beside vegan parmesan, fresh basil, and balsamic reduction
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Balsamic-Marinated Portobello Pizzas
Incredibly flavorful balsamic-marinated portobello pizzas with roasted veggies, red sauce, and vegan cheese! Just 10 ingredients required!
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Tray of Vegan Arepa Sandwiches with a jar of hot sauce in the background
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Black Bean & Plantain Arepa Sandwiches
30-minute, 10-ingredient arepa sandwiches with roasted plantains, smoky black beans, guacamole, and habanero hot sauce! A tasty snack or satisfying vegan meal!
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Fork cutting into a bite of Sweet Potato Black Bean Tamales
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Tamales
Easy tamales stuffed with roasted sweet potatoes and chipotle-seasoned black beans. Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required for this hearty, plant-based, naturally gluten-free dish!
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Two bowls of our Rich Red Curry served over brown rice
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Rich Red Curry with Roasted Vegetables
Rich coconut milk and red pepper-based curry with roasted vegetables and cauliflower or brown rice! A hearty, flavorful, 30-minute plant-based meal.
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Drinks

Glasses of our Cold Brew Smoothie recipe beside ingredients used to make it
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Creamy Cold Brew Coffee Smoothie
Creamy cold brew coffee smoothie made with 5 simple ingredients! Naturally sweetened, creamy, chocolaty, customizable, and decaf-optional!
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Dusting a glass of our red velvet cake smoothie with cacao powder
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Red Velvet Cake Smoothie
Incredibly rich, creamy smoothie infused with the flavors of red velvet cake. Bananas, beets, and cacao powder combine to create this secretly wholesome yet indulgent treat. Just 6 simple ingredients required.
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Tall mug of our Banana Split Smoothie topped with coconut whip, cacao nibs, and a cherry
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Banana Split Smoothie
Decadent but healthy 9-ingredient banana split smoothie with frozen banana, cacao powder, and almond butter! Creamy, rich, so satisfying.
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Hands holding a glass of our iced matcha latte topped with fresh mint leaves
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Minty Iced Matcha Latte
A creamy, iced matcha latte infused with fresh mint! The perfect balance of sweetness, mint, and earthy matcha. Just 5 minutes, 5 simple ingredients, and a blender required!
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Spooning coconut whipped cream onto Vegan Hot Chocolate
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Feel Good Hot Chocolate
Insanely rich, delicious, refined-sugar-free vegan hot chocolate infused with real cocoa butter, cacao powder, and maca powder for serious feel-good vibes. Just 7 ingredients required!
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Using a wooden spoon to stir fresh fruit for making White Sangria
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Easy Traditional White Sangria
An easy, 8-ingredient (1-pitcher!) recipe for traditional white wine sangria. Brandy and wine recommendations included, and seasonally adaptable!
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Desserts

Holding a almond joy stuffed date on a plate
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Almond Joy Stuffed Dates
Incredible Almond Joy stuffed dates with just 6 ingredients required! All of the flavors of coconutty Almond Joys stuffed into a medjool date and dipped in dark chocolate. Naturally vegan and gluten-free and SO delicious.
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Squares of chocolate mint brownie bars
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No-Bake Mint Chocolate Brownie Bars
Incredible No-Bake Mint Chocolate Brownie Bars! Layers of no-bake brownie, creamy coconut mint, and chocolate ganache create the ultimate dessert for chocolate-mint lovers. Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.
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Top down shot of six vegan vanilla cupcakes topped with frosting
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Easy Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes (Gluten-Free)
Perfectly fluffy vanilla cupcakes that happen to be vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened. Just 1 bowl and 10 ingredients required!
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Dipping a Vegan Brownie Cookie into almond milk
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Fudgy Vegan Brownie Cookies
Insanely fudgy vegan brownie cookies that are tender on the inside, crisp on the outside, and reminiscent of a brownie! Just 10 ingredients required for these naturally sweetened gluten- and grain-free treats!
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Stack of Sweet Potato Brownies topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
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Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies (V/GF)
Incredibly fudgy sweet potato brownies with cacao, almond butter, and oats. Naturally sweetened with maple syrup and topped with pecans and chocolate chips for the ultimate healthier treat!
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Scoops of homemade vegan vanilla ice cream on a stack of cones
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Creamy Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream
Vegan vanilla ice cream that’s creamy, perfectly sweet, and easy to make! Just 6 ingredients and simple methods required for this dreamy dessert!
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Partially sliced oil free Gluten Free Chocolate Cake on a cake stand
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1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake
The most incredible chocolate cake that happens to be vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free. Just 1 bowl and simple methods required for this perfectly tender, moist, delectable chocolate cake that’s perfect for special occasions and beyond.
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Cake platter with half of a Vegan GF Carrot Cake topped with Cashew Buttercream Frosting
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1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
Amazing carrot cake made in 1 bowl! Simple to make, insanely moist and flavorful, and undetectably vegan and gluten-free!
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Partially eaten slice of Raw Carrot Cake resting beside the rest of the cake
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Raw Carrot Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
Raw vegan carrot cake made with 10 wholesome ingredients! Tender, 30 minutes to make, and topped with an optional cashew cream cheese frosting! 
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If you try any of these recipes, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Happy Mother’s Day, friends!

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