VEGAN BRUNCH: TREAT MOM
There's nothing that says 'I love you, Mom!' like making a gourmet meal to start off her special day. Whether she's craving sweet or savory, we've got the most mouth-watering vegan brunch menu lined up for her. So go ahead, set the table with some fresh flowers and whip up something special!
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What's more traditional than pancakes for brunch? This recipe is extra special because you don't need to worry about getting perfectly round little cakes! The use of a skillet makes it super easy and gives it a gorgeous rustic flair. Serve up with a generous dollop of Miyoko's European-Style Cultured Butter!
You know we can't get enough French-inspired cuisine at Petit Vour! This spin on traditional quiche pays true homage to the original (think buttery, flaky crust and a dense flavorful interior), yet celebrates the bounty of the season with ripe cherry tomatoes and fresh baby spinach.
This New York-style vegan bagel and lox will get any city mama's mouths watering! The secret here is the Hot Pepper Cream Cheese: cultured overnight like traditional cream cheese but taken up a notch with blistered jalapeños. A simple pickle of ribboned-carrots creates a very lox-like flavor and texture. Add some capers and dill and it's pure NYC magic!
We are all heart-eyes emoji over this gorgeous sweet and savory crostini. White beans whipped up with a little baking soda, liquid smoke, and walnut butter(!) makes for an otherworldly velvety spread that is simply unmatched. Layer on a toasty sourdough bread with balsamic reduction, freshly sliced nectarine and a sprinkle of crushed pistachios and you've got one stellar brunch canapé.
Okay, we lied. There is one more brunch-appropriate dish than pancakes, and it's this: a benny with hollandaise sauce. This tofu benedict is rich and savory, perfect for the mom who doesn't have a sweet tooth in the morning. But the real all-star here is this vegan hollandaise sauce that HotforFood calls simply: perfection.
We just adore a sweet pastry and a hot, dark espresso in the mornings, and we think mom will too! The addition of toasted almonds and powdered sugar to this buttery, flaky croissant base calls to mind the sweet satisfaction of marzipan. An egg-free vanilla custard provides a rich center that's just too good to pass up!
Remember those Pillsbury's cinnamon rolls that you could never really mess up? This is like that, but better. First of all, it's from scratch (so your mom will be happy to note your effort!). Second of all, it's pure plant-based goodness: no eggs, milk or butter, and no odd filler ingredients. And lastly, three words: SPICE. WHISKEY. PEACHES.
If there was ever a fruit parfait that could be called 'art in a glass', this is it. For moms who love lighter fare, but secretly love to indulge, this deceivingly easy parfait is a winner. Blood oranges give the cashew cream a delicious brightness while also adding a lovely pink hue. Chocolate and quinoa are combined to make a break-apart brittle that stands in for boring old granola. Top off with pomegranate kernels and shaved dark chocolate, and you can already hear mom sigh in delight!