Vegan Mother's Day Brunch

One of the earliest memories I have of Mother’s Day was when I was a young girl and my siblings and I (with the help of my dad) made my mom breakfast in bed. I think there is something so wonderful about cooking a special meal for someone you love. And on Mother’s Day, I got to be the one who made her breakfast. There’s something distinct about feeding and taking care of the one who always feeds and takes care of you. So, after many years since I last made breakfast for my mom, I thought a special way to show my appreciation for her would be to make her a wonderful brunch featuring one of my own recipes for a vegan quiche. See how easy you can assemble a little brunch for your mom, grandma, or significant other with a delicious home-made vegan quiche that is simple and easy to cook up.

First up, a brunch isn’t a brunch without drinks. The typical brunch drink is a mimosa, which is a simple mixture of champagne with a dash of orange juice. But, if you or your mom isn’t one for alcoholic drinks, then try the virgin mimosa. This is mostly carbonated water (like La Croix) with a splash of orange juice. It gives all the same tingly bubbles without any of the alcohol. And if you want to spruce up your real or virgin mimosas then try adding a few raspberries into it to make it taste and feel extra fancy. Check out our easy Mimosa recipe from Valentine's Day for a fun twist on a classic drink. 

Mother's Day Mimosa

Next up is the main attraction, the vegan quiche (recipe below). You can make this a day or two in advance if you’d like. All you have to do to reheat it, is place the little quiches either back into the muffin tray or on a cookie sheet and heat at 300◦F for 10-15 minutes.

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Vegan Quiche

Makes 6-8 Servings

Vegan Quiche Ingredients:

  • ¼ of a medium red onion sliced
  • 1 medium red potato sliced or cubed
  • 6-8 (1/4 of a container) cremini mushrooms sliced
  • ¼ green bell pepper chopped
  • ¼ orange bell pepper chopped
  • ½ a container of firm Tofu cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons of Garlic Salt (Plain salt will also work)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Turmeric
  • 1 Tablespoon of Pepper
  • ¼ cup of Soy Milk (or almond, if you prefer)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vegan Butter
  • 2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1 slice of Vegan cheese (optional)

**Tools You’ll Need: Oven, Pan/Skillet, Blender, Muffin Tra

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350◦F and heat up a pan on stove top to medium heat.
  2. Slice ¼ of a medium red onion and place slices into warmed up skillet. Continuously stir onions around until they are caramelized.
  3. After onions are tender, place potato slices and chopped bell peppers into pan. Stir often.
  4. While vegetables are cooking in pan, prepare tofu. Place firm tofu into blender with garlic salt, turmeric, pepper, and soy milk. Blend until you get a thick, smooth texture similar to a hollandaise sauce.
  5. After blending, put aside “eggy” base and use a paper towel to spread the vegan butter on the inside and top part of a muffin tray. This will help prevent the crescent rolls from sticking to the tray.
  6. Pop open crescent rolls and use two triangles to shape the bottom portion of each quiche in the muffin pan. Don’t worry about the ends sticking up out of the tray, we will fold these back over once the filling is inside.
  7. After placing crescent rolls inside muffin tray, take 1-2 tablespoons of the vegetable filling from the pan and place inside the muffin (on top of where you put your crescent rolls).
  8. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the tofu “eggy” base and place that on top the vegetables. And if you want to make it cheesy, place a little piece of vegan cheese on top.
  9. Once everything is filled inside the muffin tray, fold over the corners of the crescent rolls so they cover the top of the vegetables and tofu “eggy” base.
  10. Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Use a fork to poke inside, if it comes out clean then it is cooked all the way through. Let stand for 5 minutes, and enjoy!

The quiches are quite filling, but if you want to add a little bit more to really make it feel like a brunch, then keep reading to see what other yummy items you can put on the table.

My next suggestion is a favorite of my husband’s, which are the Trader Joe’s hashbrowns. What I like about them is they come in a fun serving size and only take 4 minutes to fry up on the stovetop. They are super easy to make and only cost a few dollars for a pack of twelve.

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TJ's Hashbrowns

Photo Credit: kirbiecravings.com

Another food item which makes any brunch feel extra fancy is fresh fruit. You can go to your local grocery store and find an assortment of freshly cut fruit packaged up and ready to serve. You can mix and match different fruits to make your own unique fruit salad, or you can buy the fruit salad assortments already available.

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Fruit Salad

If you or your mom have any other breakfast favorites, make sure to include them on the table. Otherwise, with this brunch menu you are all set to make one amazing breakfast on Mother’s Day.