Mom has a day, and its name is Mother’s Day. A special day calls for a special menu, particularly a Gluten Free Mother’s Day Menu. Mom is sweet – and she’s savory. Maybe your family kicks you out of the kitchen on Mother’s Day, and you love it. If so, please forward this post to your gifter and I’ll be honored to speak directly to the source.* If you’re the Dad, or the daughter or son, then let’s get to work. The first menu is for sweets, since life is too short to wait to plan your sweets. But they’re beautiful gluten free brunch sweets, so we’re not talking about gluten free cookies and brownies. The second menu is for savories, since savory feeds our souls and accompanies our coffee.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know the drill with the clickable collage, but just in case—hover over each photo for the recipe title, then click the picture to open a new window with that post and the entire recipe:
Here’s the 10¢ tour of your Gluten-Free Mother’s Day Sweets Menu (remember – the links are all above):
Gluten Free Miniature Apple Tarts: Mini tarts make brunch special, since they take a little extra work. This time of year, try making them with bartlett pears.
Gluten Free Yeast-Raised Donuts: These are the real deal – yeasted and deep-fried. Don’t worry. You won’t be giving Mom a heart-attack. Properly deep-fried foods don’t absorb oil. The hot oil seals the outside of the donut and then gently cooks the inside with the heat of the oil.
Gluten Free Yeast Free Cinnamon Buns: This recipe is a special preview recipe from Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Quick & Easy. This is how I make something super-impressive like cinnamon buns super quick and easy, ready in less than 40 minutes, start to finish. Make these for Mom if you haven’t planned ahead. Or make them the night before, refrigerate the shaped buns and then bake them right before brunch. Boom!
Gluten Free Morning Glory Muffins: These gluten free muffins are a bit sweet, but still have lots of nutrition Moms need. Delicious health food.
Gluten Free Pancakes: No xanthan gum and just a basic 3 gluten free flour blend in these easy, light and fluffy pancakes. Perfect.
Gluten Free Waffles: Ready in minutes just like pancakes, these waffles have secret weapons that make them crispy. Click through the picture to learn all about it. Plus, they’re a great make-ahead option since you can freeze them and just defrost them in the toaster from frozen.
Here’s the 10¢ tour of your Gluten-Free Mother’s Day Savories Menu (links are all above):
How To Roll Out Gluten Free Pie Crust: Recipe that is sweet or savory (your choice), and there’s a How To Video if you’re a scared-y cat. I thoroughly embarrass myself in the name of your pies and quiche. Talk about taking one for the team.
Gluten Free Crêpes: The batter for these perfectly light, perfectly pliable crêpes works best when you make it ahead of time. Plus, they even freeze well. Fill them with some prosciutto and Parmesan, maybe a few roasted asparagus spears. Mom will love you, Fancypants.
Gluten Free Spinach Balls: Instead of quiche, serve these 1970s-inspired hors d’oeuvres. Remind Mom of that fabulous decade when you were young and a tasty little thing yourself.
Gluten Free Savory French Toast: This could be the star of the brunch show.
Gluten Free Huevos Rancheros: Short on time? Make these huevos rancheros with store-bought gluten free corn tortillas.
Gluten Free Brown Butter Skillet Cornbread: Simply the best gluten free cornbread you have ever had. No matter what else you’ve ever had. I’m that confident (about the cornbread, not in general).
*Note: If I’m lucky, nobody is making any of these delicious gluten free brunch type foods for me on Mother’s Day, since what I dream of for Mother’s Day is an empty kitchen in which to work. Dreams are good. Whatever your plans, from my family to yours, I wish you each a very Happy Mother’s Day.
P.S. Don’t forget your copy of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Quick & Easy! Your support means the world to me. For real.