If I had to create a vision board of what my ideal Mother’s Day would look like, it’d include a sunny day with lots of puffy clouds so I wouldn’t feel too terrible about making my melasma worse, a table for one on our back patio stocked with champagne, orange juice, Club Car gluten free mac and cheese, did I mention champagne, plus the six books I’ve bought in the past 3 months that I have yet to crack.
DREAM BIG, MAMAS!!!
My vision board would also include not one, not two, but all 10 of the gluten free Mother’s Day desserts I’m sharing with you today. Oh, and pictures of my children of course – the wee ones who MADE me a Mama! <3 Who I would happily watch play in the yard under the aforementioned partly sunny skies until they started asking for snacks. Then they’re all Ben’s.
Anyway, sweet, sweet Mother’s Day desserts, ladies! Honestly, forget the mac and cheese (but not the champagne…and honestly not the mac and cheese either) all I really want this Sunday is a yummy, gluten free treat, like the simple and special recipes below.
Whether you’re looking to bake for your Mom, or you’ve been sent here by your Mom (hi, I’ll take care of you!) all 10 of these recipes would be a hit with her on Mother’s Day. That said, if you know Mom’s got a penchant for pie, or a constant craving for chocolate, enjoys the classics, or something uber decadent, one of the gluten free Mother’s Day dessert recipes below is sure to be a perfect fit. :)
To all my fellow, future, and hopeful Mamas out there – HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
For the “Surprise Me!” Mom
The dreaded phrase no family wants to hear from Mom – “surprise me!” Ugh. Stop sweating because I’ve got you covered with Lemon-Blueberry Icebox Cake, which ANY Mama will love. If she likes cheesecake, ice cream, pie, lemon bars, or any dessert in between, she’ll flip over this no-bake, gluten free AND dairy-free treat. Promise!
For the Chocoholic Mom
Chocoholic Moms everywhere will melt for Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes for 2. Because the only way to make chocolate better is to add drippy, molten peanut butter. Amen.
For the Pie Loving Mom
Pie lovers, may I present Triple Berry Crumb Bars? These easy, pie-inspired bars are sweet, tart, and, speaking from experience, way easier to make then a homemade gluten free pie crust. Woof. Featuring three kinds of berries and a crumble mixture that doubles as a crust AND topping, they are so glorious.
For the Fancy Mom
Got a fun and fancy Mom? Berries in a Cloud will delight her! This is a great project for teenagers to work together on. Whip up and bake the meringue, stir up the lemon curd, then top with fresh berries before presenting on a platter. Elegant and impressive, yet not difficult to make.
For the Outdoorsy Mom
Got a Mom who loves the outdoors and camping? No-Bake S’Mores Icebox Cake is a fun and irresistable twist on the campfire classic. Emphasis on irresistable – this gluten free dessert recipe is SO delicious. Sticky, sweet, crunchy, and creamy. YUM.
For the Decadent Dessert Loving Mom
Got a gal who, if she’s doing dessert – SHE’S DOING DESSERT? It doesn’t get more decadent then Caramel Apple Crisp with Easy Caramel Sauce. Drooooool. Don’t forget the ice cream!
For the Classics Loving Mom
If Mom loves a good ol’ fashioned brownie (topped with ice cream and hot fudge sauce, of course) Gluten Free Fudgy Brownies are just the ticket. Made in just 1 bowl with everyday ingredients, they are chewy, chocolatey, and ultra fudgy.
For the Whimsical Mom
Gluten free, dairy free Dirt Cake is for the fun loving Mama who’s a kid at heart! This INSANE dessert recipe is one of my all time favorites. Rich, chocolatey, creamy and, most importantly, topped with gummy worms. So memorable, and of course the kids will love it too. ;)
For the No Fuss Mom
If Mom is a dessert purist, you cannot go wrong with No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Icebox Cake, which is simply whipped cream, gluten free sugar cookies, and sliced strawberries layered in a baking dish then refrigerated overnight. The best recipes are often the easiest, right?
For the “Let’s Do It Together!” Mom
For the sweetheartiest of all Moms – the one who loves cooking and baking with her family – Blueberry Almond Crisp. Someone preps the berries, another person makes the crisp topping, while a third layers it all together in a baking dish. Bake until golden brown then enjoy while still warm together.