20 Mother’s Day Recipes including cake, cookies, scones, waffles, muffins, bread, tarts and more!
Every mom deserves a special treat, so here are a few of my favorites from my blog over the years. There’s something for everyone.
20 Mother’s Day Recipes – Includes GF Options
Whether you’re spending breakfast, lunch or dinner with mom, I’ve got you covered. From waffles to breads to cakes/cupcakes to cookies, you’re sure to find something you or your mom will love!
There are even quite a few gluten free recipes, so if you’re mom can’t have gluten like mine, there are a lot of options to choose from in addition to regular recipes too. (Look for GF next to title.)
Orange Glazed Cranberry Scones
This Orange Glazed Cranberry Scones recipe was one of my first to go viral. It’s one of the most popular recipes on my site. It’s a light and airy scone with orange zest and cranberries, then topped with a delicious orange glaze. Perfect for a fancy brunch!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread (GF)
Reese’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread is actually made with a cake mix but it tastes just like a traditional banana bread, plus my all time favorite – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – and more chocolate with the addition of chocolate chips. It’s so good, y’all!
Skinny Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Skinny Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are a lightened up version of a traditional cheesecake using lowfat cream cheese and sugar substitute. Then topped with a heavenly sauce made of Fresh From Florida Blueberries. It’s berry delicious and you won’t miss the calories one bit! It’s gluten free too.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Breakfast Cookies (GF)
Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Breakfast Cookies – A healthier chocolate chip cookie made with no flour or refined sugar and perfect for breakfast or anytime.
Sara’s Lemon Bread for Church Bake Sale
Sara’s Lemon Bread for Church Bake Sale is a homemade quick bread topped with toasted almonds and a delightful lemony glaze. Sara’s Lemon Bread for Church Bake Sale has a light and airy consistency with a nice, lemony crust around the edges. Plus, the crunch of the nuts as an added bonus.
Rose Cupcakes with Russian Pastry Tips (GF)
Rose Cupcakes with Russian Pastry Tips are chocolate cupcakes with buttercream roses made with a Russian pastry tip. Aren’t these the prettiest little rose cupcakes you ever did see! And the buttercream roses look like they would be so tricky to make, right? Wrong. I used a Russian pastry tip to create these buttercream roses and it is much easier than you think! I also used a cake mix for the cupcakes so I had more time to focus on the pretty rose decorations.
Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Cream Cheese Pound Cake is a classic, Southern recipe for a delicious pound cake made in a Bundt pan. My 92 year old great aunt Sara gave me this recipe back in 2003. She said she has made it many, many times over the years and it is always well received! She started making it in the 1970s. Everyone always wanted the recipe, she said.
Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake
Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake is a three layer chocolate cake, filled with homemade raspberry filling, frosted with chocolate ganache and topped with fresh raspberries. This Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake has three layers of “made from scratch” chocolate cake, filled with homemade raspberry filling and topped with creamy chocolate ganache frosting. And there’s a special ingredient. The cake, filling and frosting are all flavored with raspberry liqueur which is an added bonus!
French Toast Waffles with Challah Bread
You’re just 3 ingredients away from delicious French Toast Waffles with Challah Bread! Need a super quick breakfast? Look no further. These French Toast Waffles with Challah Bread can be made in a jiffy and are so yummy!
Cinnamon Roll Butterflies
This is such a sweet little project that the children can make for mom. All you need to make these adorable Cinnamon Roll Butterflies is a can of Pillsbury™ refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing and Maraschino cherries. Easy peasy!
Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart – Hey kids, this is my favorite dessert on the list. Hint, hint. But seriously, how can you go wrong with a shortbread crust, custard filling and fresh berries on top. Simply divine! I have a feeling that I’m not the only mom that would love this for Mother’s Day!
Banana Split Cobbler
Banana Split Cobbler is a fun dessert mash-up, combining two classics! It has fresh strawberries, pineapple, bananas, pecans, old fashioned oats and chocolate chips all wrapped up in a comforting cobbler. Then topped with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and sprinkles. Don’t forget the cherry on top!
No Bake Key Lime Yogurt Pie (GF)
No Bake Key Lime Yogurt Pie is a delicious dairy free, gluten free alternative to the classic dessert. My mother loves this pie because she can’t have gluten or dairy, plus it’s just really yummy! Also, it’s simple to make and you don’t even have to turn on the oven.
White Chocolate Raspberry Muffins
White Chocolate Raspberry Muffins – These muffins are great for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. If you love white chocolate, and don’t like your sweet treats too sweet, then this muffin is for you! The combination of raspberries and white chocolate is superb.
Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins (GF)
These Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins are moist and delish with a hint of lemon. Topped with a light cream cheese frosting and very easy to make. Another terrific recipe for all the moms out there that can’t have gluten.
Chewy Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies
Chewy Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies are simply the best cookies I’ve ever made and are just as the name implies, soft, chewy and delicious! I used the original M&M colors this time, but I’ve also made them with custom colors to fit a theme. You could pick mom’s favorite colors to add to the cookies.
Chocolate Raspberry Gluten Free Tart (GF)
Chocolate Raspberry Gluten Free Tart is a very tasty pie that (dare I say) is also on the healthy side because it’s gluten free, dairy free and has a good amount of protein (tofu is one of the ingredients).
Copycat Nothing Bundt Red Velvet Cake
Here’s another recipe that is super popular on my blog. It’s in the TOP 5! Copycat Nothing Bundt Red Velvet Cake is a red velvet cake with chocolate chips and a cream cheese frosting that tastes like the famous Nothing Bundt Bakery cake.
1-2-3-4 Cake with Butternut Frosting
1-2-3-4 Cake with Butternut Frosting is a basic yellow cake recipe paired with a very special icing, topped with pecans. My Aunt Emily has been making this amazingly good cake for over 30 years. And of course there’s a story behind it. A sweet lady brought this cake to her after her father passed away in 1982. She loved it so much that she figured out how to make it herself and has been making it ever since.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Heart Cake
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Heart Cake – Show mom you love her by making her this darling cake with a heart in the middle. I used 2 cake mixes, one chocolate and one strawberry, plus homemade strawberry cream cheese frosting. Isn’t it cute? What mom wouldn’t love this?
And there you have it, 20 Mother’s Day Recipes! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy being with your mom and/or children.
Happy Mother’s Day!