Your Gluten Free Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

Your Gluten Free Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

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 ToastThis 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.

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  • LauraBeek
    May 12, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    So I just ordered 50 lbs of better batter flour and your quick and easy cook book. I am so excited. I’m always running out of flour because it’s such a pain to mix it myself. I’m so glad that I found your blog. I CANNOT wait! What’s the best way to store the flour? I could put it in the 5 gallon buckets with the gamma lids. Would a fruit room in my basement under my front porch be fine or would my freezer be best. There is plenty of room now that my husband’s parents have finally put their food in their own freezer. yay

    • gfshoestring
      May 13, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      Hi, Laura,

      You’re so ready! I’m glad you found me, too. For how I store gluten free food (including all my gluten free flour), try reading this post on gluten free food storage. :)

      xoxo Nicole

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  • May 9, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Just because I have been missing from comments recently, doesn’t mean I’m not here, Nicole! Happy Mother’s Day to an awesome mom and genius GF baker/chef, not to mention a fab writer. Hope you get to enjoy some of your own goodies (um, from the freezer maybe) on your day :) Oh, and that Starbucks chocolate pound cake looks insane!


    • gfshoestring
      May 13, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      Hi, Dana! So good to know you’re still here. I’d miss you terribly if you left! Happy Mother’s Day to you, too. :)
      xoxo Nicole

  • Judy
    May 9, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Came back later and they all work, thanks.

  • Judy Morin
    May 9, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    For me the savory menu is clickable but the sweet menu is not! I it my computer?

    • gfshoestring
      May 9, 2013 at 12:39 PM

      I just checked, and they are both clickable for me, Judy. Sometimes, if your computer doesn’t process things very quickly, it takes a moment for the whole page to load. The collages won’t be clickable until the whole page has loaded. Maybe try refreshing and then waiting a few beats?
      xoxo Nicole

      • Lorraine Hannaford
        May 9, 2013 at 12:52 PM

        I have the same thing as Judy, :(

      • gfshoestring
        May 9, 2013 at 1:10 PM

        So sorry! Try now. I think I found a coding error. And that is so delightfully computer-nerdy that, if it weren’t for the inconvenience I caused you, I’d be proud!
        xoxo Nicole

      • EMaynard
        May 9, 2013 at 1:50 PM

        I’m still having the same issue.

      • gfshoestring
        May 9, 2013 at 2:42 PM

        You’ll need to clear your computer’s cache, EMaynard, or you’ll continue to view the cached version.

      • Donia Robinson
        May 9, 2013 at 2:49 PM

        I had that issue this morning in IE, and it does now seem to be repaired. Another way for the reader to refresh the page now (rather than clearing the cache) is to do a hard refresh of the page. On a PC, that means pressing Control and F5 at the same time while you’re viewing the page. On a Mac, it is Command and Shift and R all at the same time.

        I’m pretty sure my family attempting to make something advanced, like the doughnuts, would not be a good idea. Please do not encourage them. Maybe something easy to assemble like the huevos rancheros. ;)

      • May 9, 2013 at 4:54 PM

        Donia – I agree with you about that. I’m staying out of the kitchen on Sunday but will not be encouraging them to make this stuff – I can see it now, my kitchen coated in better batter! These are wonderful recipes all in one place though…..

        Thanks for all you do. I need to go preorder that bread book now!

        Happy mother’s day to all!

      • Evelyn David
        May 9, 2013 at 12:55 PM

        Hi! I’m having the same issue, even after refreshing the page.

  • May 9, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Happy Mothers Day Nicole, may you get breakfast in bed and a day without yelling and screaming, (wait, maybe those are my kids!) Anyways, may the day bring you happiness and someone to wash all the dirty dishes!! Lots of Gluten Free Love!!


    • gfshoestring
      May 9, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      Oh that is so perfect, Jackie! Those are most definitely my kids, I’m afraid. Having someone else wash the dishes would really be a dream come true!
      xoxo Nicole

  • JoAnn C.
    May 9, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Happy Mother’s Day, my friend. Hope your wish comes true.
    xoxo JoAnn

    • gfshoestring
      May 9, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      Thank you, JoAnn. Have a great day with your mom. :)
      xoxo Nicole

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