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Mother's Day is your chance to show mum just how much you care – and what better way to do it than with food you've lovingly prepared yourself? We have lots of fabulous vegan recipes that are guaranteed to make her smile. Below you'll find some ideas of how you can use them to pull out all the stops this Mothering Sunday.

From a dairy-free brunch that mum will love (serving in bed optional) to an impressive three-course lunch that's free from meat but still filled with flavour. Not to mention we've given you recipes for vegan baked goods which are perfect for afternoon tea or even better as edible homemade gifts.

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For more inspiration, have a look at our vegan baking recipes, vegan roast recipes and our wonderful vegan afternoon tea ideas.

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Vegan brunch or breakfast

Vegan banana pancakes

Every mum deserves the best on Mother's Day, that's why you should kick things off with a stack of vegan banana pancakes with fresh berries, a drizzle of maple syrup and a cuppa, of course. These are a guaranteed crowd pleaser and, with a texture this light and fluffy, no one would guess they're vegan.

If it's a lighter breakfast you're looking for, try our apricot & hazelnut muesli – it's gluten free. Or, for a savoury breakfast, smashed avocado on toast is a winner every time.

Vegan starters

Vegan leek, pea & watercress soup

Start your vegan Sunday lunch with a colourful bowl of leek, pea and watercress soup. It's packed with green goodness and truly delicious. Finish with a flourish of good quality olive oil and vegan crème fraîche or yogurt, if you like.

For a dish that's easy for everyone to dig in, try our luxury hummus. Or make our Italian-style fresh and full-of-flavour tomato bruschettas.

Vegan Sunday lunch

Vegan lentil and sweet potato cottage pie

You can't go wrong with a hearty vegan cottage pie for Sunday lunch. We've added a dash of soy sauce and red wine to the lentil filling to boost the rich, umami flavour, before topping it with a vibrant sweet potato mash. Serve alongside some steamed seasonal greens, dressed with a little salt and olive oil.

For an impressive pastry-based main, try our savoury beetroot & red onion tarte tatin. Or keep it classic and make our delightful nut roast with vegan 'cheesy' leek crumble and vegan roast potatoes.

Dairy-free pudding

Vegan rice pudding with pear and berry compote

Make sure everyone saves room for dessert because our vegan rice pudding with pear and berry compote is sweet, creamy and not to be missed. We've used almond milk to keep this pud dairy-free, which adds extra nuttiness that works wonderfully with the fruit, vanilla and maple syrup.

For a decadent dessert that's made for chocolate lovers, try our vegan cherry & almond brownies. Or dive in to our date & chocolate bread pudding – don't forget the vegan custard!

Homemade edible vegan gifts

Vegan flapjacks

Nothing says 'I love you' like homemade treats, so why not go the extra mile and bake a batch of these oaty vegan flapjacks this Mother's Day? They're easy enough for little ones to help – and you can add any combination of nuts and fruit, to make sure these really hit the spot. Once they've cooled, simply slice and pop into a pretty biscuit jar or tin.

For a delightfully zesty teatime treat, try our vegan lemon cake. Or bake our vegan scones and top with mum's favourite jam and cream alternative.


Looking for more Mother's Day ideas? You might like these:

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Have you got an all-time favourite Mother's Day recipe? Let us know in the comments.

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