Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re in need of gluten free Mother’s Day recipe ideas, you’ve come to the right place!
THIRTY … that’s 30! tried and true favorite gluten free recipes will give you plenty of ways to treat mom to something homemade, cheerful, safe and yummy — spoil her (and to my family: her = me!).
Gluten Free Mother’s Day
The funny thing about Mother’s Day meals — and if you’re a mom, you know exactly what I’m going to say — mom always seems to have to do the shopping AND practically (or totally) have to make it for herself … or she gets taken out to eat. When you’re living gluten free, both options become more complicated.
I think back to a book that made me giggle every time I used to read it to my kids (suggestively perhaps) at this time of year: The Berenstain Bears and the Mama’s Day Surprise!
Poor Mama Bear had to surreptitiously scramble around to make sure all the ingredients were in the house for Papa Bear and the cubs to make her favorite breakfast. Then she would lie in bed listening to all the commotion, dreading the kitchen she was going to have to clean up afterwards.
The big surprise in this case (spoiler alert!) was that this time they actually cleaned up without her! Ah, such blissful fantasy in children’s books … but I digress.
Whether you’re the mama bear gathering necessary ingredients, or the papa bear, cub or other loving family member preparing breakfast for the mama in your life, these recipes will make things a bit easier.
Simple, easy to prepare, delicious and of course, gluten free.
It’s not hard to make a wonderful breakfast in bed or fancy homemade 3-course breakfast for your mama bear, just be prepared (reminds me of another children’s favorite, Hoodwinked … again, I digress).
Also check my Gluten Free Mother’s Day Pinterest Board for more ideas!
Breakfast in Bed is ALWAYS a good place to start, and I highly recommend these QUICK and easy gluten free breakfast recipe ideas for mom:
Gluten Free Breakfast Classics
It’s pretty hard to beat homemade gluten free biscuits in bed! Served with her favorite berries and jam, these discs of light, flaky happiness are sure to please! (how-to video for gluten free buttermilk biscuits recipe)
If savory biscuits are more your mom’s thing, these gluten free drop biscuits from Healthy Gluten Free Family will be your thing!
Gluten Free Scones will forever be one of my favorite last minute breakfast recipes because they taste amazing, but only take 20 minutes with this one-bowl recipe! This time of year, fresh berries make these scones even more special — add whatever you can find (or raid the freezer!) — they all taste amazing in this simple recipe that just so happens to pair deliciously for a breakfast in bed combo with tea or coffee!
If you’re looking to impress your mom, you can’t do better than making homemade gluten free puff pastry dough and then forming lovingly into gorgeous gluten free Danish.
Seriously, you’ll bring a tear to your mom’s eye if you make her homemade Gluten Free Danish. You know it’s true.
She may not know it’s even possible to make a gluten free Danish, much less one this good. But with my #1 Voted gfJules Flour, anything is possible and everything tastes like it should — what a great Mother’s Day gift that keeps on giving!
Imagine the look on mom’s face if you walked in with a piping hot tray of homemade Gluten Free Toaster Pastries (ok, we all know they’re really called Pop Tarts)! These are a childhood favorite, yes, but every mom (heck everyone) STILL loves them, no matter their age!
Fill with whatever jam you have on hand and you’ll have a happy mom on your hands!
Homemade gluten free pancakes and waffles are perhaps the most classic breakfast food, which doesn’t make them any less enjoyable when someone makes them FOR you! Check out my easy recipes or just grab my award-winning gfJules Gluten Free Pancake and Waffle Mix for no-fail flapjacks or waffles any mom would love!
A plate full of yummy homemade Gluten Free Pancakes and pure maple syrup … or fluffy Belgian Waffles? What would mom love more? Such tough decisions!
Gluten Free Belgian Waffles are the pretty, puffy pancake equivalent, and when made in a waffle iron, always yield perfect results.
Ok, I guess there really is one more option: how about paper thin Gluten Free Crêpes?
Fill these wafer-thin pancakes with anything mom loves: fruit, chocolate, spinach … whatever will make her happy today is what’s tucked inside these gluten free crêpes.
Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls
If you’re serious about impressing mom on her special day, let’s be honest: it’s really hard to beat cinnamon rolls.
This recipe for 52 Minute (yeast-free) Gluten free Cinnamon Rolls is an excellent choice for all of us non-morning people. The recipe really does take less than an hour from start to this delicious finish!
This recipe for traditional, yeast-based gluten free cinnamon rolls is the real deal. The smell of these rolls baking will be enough to spoil mom, but you should still save her one or two.
If your grandma made homemade cinnamon sticky buns like my grandma did, it will be the highlight of your mom’s year for you to make these Gluten Free Cinnamon Sticky Buns for her on Mother’s Day. Oven or crockpot/slow cooker methods make this recipe one you can even start the night before, if you need the extra time.
Soft and sticky and totally decadent — the perfect Mother’s Day treat!
Here’s a shortcut version of cinnamon rolls in muffin form from My Gluten-Free Kitchen: Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Muffins. This recipe looks divine!
Gluten Free Quick Breads and Donuts
Always popular, especially when you’re baking for a large family gathering — gluten free quick breads and donuts. These recipes are easily shared and pair nicely with lots of other foods on a brunch table.
Gluten Free Banana Bread is a classic that no one can refuse! Nuts or no nuts is really the only question!
Grandma’s Gluten Free Banana Bread is a fan favorite recipe on my site for a reason. It’s easily baked in a loaf or as muffins. My Best Easy Gluten Free Banana Bread is another winning recipe which uses my gfJules Gluten Free Muffin Mix as the base, making it even quicker, easier and more fool-proof to produce the perfect loaf / or muffins!
Gluten Free Zucchini Bread (mini loaves, muffins or full sized loaves) are another full-flavor, but less guilt solution for your gluten free Mother’s Day menu. Everybody loves a great loaf of zucchini bread, and this one is particularly yummy, as it’s not super oily, sugary or heavy. Yum!
People have been going gaga lately over this tart and sweet combo: Gluten Free Banana-Lime Bread. Betcha mom would love it too!
Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins are another favorite any mom would love! How adorable would a basket of these mini-muffins be for mom? For even easier gluten free muffins of any variety, use my award-winning gfJules Muffin Mix.
And speaking of blueberries, this bright and cheerful gluten free Lemon Blueberry Bread would please mom and the whole family (if she decided to share)!
If mom loves that Lemon-Blueberry combination (and who wouldn’t, really?) you couldn’t go wrong whipping up a batch of these light and airy Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Doughnuts! They’re totally irresistible and fit just as perfectly into a breakfast-in-bed theme as they do for brunch.
Equally cheerful: JUMBO gluten free Lemon Poppyseed Muffins! These beauties are like sunshine in a muffin cup!
Gluten Free Pistachio Matcha Muffins are the perfect protein boost for moms who love their muffins with a side of healthy stuff.
If your mom loves tea, these muffins are just the thing! Gluten Free Chai Tea Muffins — a little spice, a little sweet. Just right!
Gluten Free Doughnuts are a super fun idea for mom, especially if you make them into doughnut holes that are light and airy, just like (that-will-remain-unnamed) donut shop. This dreamy recipe will treat mom like the special person she is.
Fun Fact: these gluten free doughnut holes can be made in the air fryer or stove-top with oil!
Doughnuts without the guilt trip? These bite-sized Gluten Free Doughnut Holes are just right for popping, yes, but they’re also made with healthy plant-based protein to outweigh any mom guilt. Now who’s really showing they know their mom?!
Gluten Free Coffee Cakes
This beautiful Gluten Free Coffee Cake Pound Cake is equally at home for breakfast or for dessert. Maybe both?
If you’d rather opt for a more traditional coffee cake, this Gluten Free Coffee Cake Recipe is just the thing!
One of my newer muffin recipes will be just perfect for Mother’s Day breakfast: Gluten Free Streusel Coffee Cake Muffins. Am I right??
Gluten Free Breads
Whether you’re planning a brunch, lunch or just looking to serve French Toast, there’s bound to be a gluten free bread recipes here that will fit the bill!
It’s hard to choose better than a recipe you can make the night before. This Gluten Free French Toast Casserole allows you to sleep in with mom and still enjoy the fruits of your (not so difficult) labor!
Gluten Free Cinnamon Swirl Bread will make mom SWOON — it’s just like the Pepperidge Farm bread we all remember, only it’s better because it’s homemade, and it’s gluten free!
Ice it or leave it unadorned, depending on how sweet you (or mom) prefers.
Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread is another favorite for breakfast or even a later-in-the-day treat. It’s easy in a bread machine!
Homemade Gluten Free English Muffins are a classic favorite, too, but this recipe is actually super simple to make in muffin pans or popover trays!
Another head-turning bread no one would expect to find gluten free: Brioche. How exciting to surprise mom with a basket of these gluten free Brioche Rolls from There Is Life After Wheat!
Getting a later start to your Mother’s Day meal? Avocado toast is all the rage (and costs upwards of $12 at restaurants!) — why not make this hearty Gluten Free Irish Brown Bread and treat mom to fancy toast?
Treat Mom to Chocolate for Breakfast
If you can’t splurge on Mother’s Day, when can you?
Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts are a guaranteed win with mom, especially if you add SPRINKLES!
Or you could sweet talk her with gluten free chocolate donuts made a little healthier because they’re made with zucchini! You can choose to tell her, or not.
If the mom in your life loves her coffee and her chocolate, this Secret Ingredient Chocolate Zucchini Bread is just the thing! It’s an easy quick bread that has the richness of a brownie without the over-the-top sweetness. It’s quite a lovely balance — mom should really appreciate this one!
DOUBLE Chocolate Gluten Free Muffins are one of my newer muffin recipes you could surprise mom with this year — she probably hasn’t had a chance to try them for herself yet, so … what are you waiting for?
And if there’s ever a day that mom deserves cookies, it’s MOTHER’s DAY!! You really can’t go wrong just baking a big tray of heavenly gluten free chocolate chip cookies!
So what will you choose? How will you pamper mama this Mother’s Day? Even if you’re not a confident gluten free baker, my award-winning gfJules Flour and baking mixes make it EASY! Here are some more tips on baking well, gluten free.
If you do decide to pack the family in the car and head out to a restaurant, take a moment to review some of my suggestions for being cautious at restaurants. It is possible to get a great, safe meal, but once again … “Be Prepared! ”
You’ll want to pin this Roundup for later — who says you have to wait for Mother’s Day to roll around to bake yummy treats for mom, or for anyone you want to show your love.
Here’s another gluten free Mother’s Day Roundup if you still need more inspiration!