Gluten Free Recipes for Mother’s Day

3 years ago

Gluten Free Recipes for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is a special time to say an extra “I love you” and “thank you” to those lovely ladies that took care of us when we were tots, and who continue to do so throughout life.

I have an amazing mother. She’s funny and strong and full of mischief, even at the age of… well, I can’t tell you. Mom tells everyone she is 39, so we’ll go with that. Because she looks so incredible, no one really questions her.

She is where I got my amazing genetics, and also where I got celiac disease (I forgive you, Mom! It turned out just fine.). And just in case you’re wondering, Mom is not where I got my love of all things food. She will tell you in a second that she hates to cook. Go figure, food has always been a passion of mine.

What Mom did  teach me was how to be kind to others, even when they aren’t kind to you; how to stay strong under adversity; how to laugh at yourself and build up others; how to serve and love everyone, because everyone has the need to be cared for; how to stand up for myself and how to be brave.

That’s not all Mom has taught me over the years, but these are the character building traits for which I am grateful. There’s more. Some things she tried to teach me didn’t stick. Like how to sew. (I feel about sewing the way Mom feels about cooking.)

And I’m still learning from her! My daughters sometime look at me and say, “Mimi!” That’s what the kids call her and that’s their way of telling me I’m becoming more like her every day. That makes me smile, because she is awesome!

If you’re still fortunate enough, like I am, to have your mom with you, tell her you love her. If you’re not, tell her in your heart – moms hear everything, forever. 

Here are Gluten Free Recipes for Mother’s Day to help make your day extra-special!

These Gluten Free Belgian Waffles are light and fluffy with rich flavor and if you have a waffle iron that makes deep indentations (one of the hallmarks of a Belgian style waffle), well, you won’t be able to tell these Gluten Free Belgian Waffles from a gluten-filled version. In the recipe you will find options for dairy-free or dairy-full to suit your individual needs. If you’d like to substitute the egg in this recipe, feel free to experiment with my Egg Alternatives for Egg Free and Vegan Diets. No waffle iron? No problem! You can’t have waffles, but you can still enjoy the wonderful flavor of waffles by using this recipe and making pancakes from the batter. Simply spoon ¼-cup portions of batter onto a hot greased griddle or skillet and cook a couple minutes on each side for light fluffy gluten free pancakes. Either way, I know you’ll love my Gluten Free Belgian Waffles recipe! Gluten Free Belgian Waffles

Start the day off with…

Gluten Free Belgian Waffles or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Waffles (above)

Grain Free Orange Crunch Muffins

 Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Tart

Add some sweet sunshine to Mom’s day with the bright flavor of lemon desserts…

Gluten-Free Lemon Sandwich Cookies (pictured, top)

Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Gluten-Free Meyer Lemon Tart (above)

Gluten Free Lemonade Layer Cake



Lighten things up with…

Tomato, Watermelon, Avocado Salad

Apple Fennel Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Spinach Squares (above)

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Strawberry Balsamic Salad (below)

Gluten Free Recipes for Mother's Day

Try one of these sweet treats…

 Gluten-Free Strawberry Pomegranate Cake

Gluten Free Strawberry Pomegranate Cake (above)

Dairy Free Caramel Ice Cream with No Bake Brownie Bites & Fudge Sauce

Chocolate Covered Sunbutter Bites


For more delish gluten-free recipes Mom will love, browse the Recipe Index. And be sure to explore my vast collection of “Smart Nutrition Backed by Science” articles in the Knowledge section and check out eBooks in the Shop.

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Happy Mother’s Day to moms everywhere!


Gigi ;)

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