Meals for Mom

There’s no better way to make your mom feel like one of a kind than preparing a nice meal for her! Try making one of these brunch or dinner recipes to let her know how much she is appreciated. If you can’t celebrate in person, try making one of these recipes over a video call to have a virtual brunch from afar. Many of these recipes can be made the day before too so you can spend quality time together on this special day. 

Banana Pancakes

These pancakes are delicious, fluffy, and simple. You can find the full recipe on our website here

Date and Almond Butter “Reese Cup” Bars

A personal EATS staff favorite, these have so many fun variations and they’re made with entirely raw foods! To maximize creaminess, soak your dates at least an hour before cooking. This recipe was inspired by Minimalist Baker’s Recipe.

Our staff member made these but substituted the almond crust for cashews and used a dark chocolate bar for the chocolate layer. She also pressed fresh strawberries and raspberries into the top layer. This is how it turned out!

Simple Huevos Rancheros

Making the best huevos rancheros all starts with the sauce. Luckily, this recipe has it covered. Creamy and versatile, this recipe holds space to make huevos rancheros whichever way your taste buds desire. 


Once you create a basic frittata, the variations are endless! Add sundried tomatoes, feta, cheese, and spinach for a summer flavor. You can start by using this recipe below, which was adapted from the Love & Lemons blog

  • 6 large eggs, use 8 eggs for a 12-inch skillet
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk, or any milk
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, more for sprinkling
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp of paprika 
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

Thai Baked Chicken

EATS staff made this at a Date Night Cooking class and it turned out great! This recipe features a cilantro, coconut milk marinade. The use of coconut milk instead of butter in the marinade is traditional in Thai cooking and tends to give the chicken a more rich, full flavor. Coconut milk is a good substitute in a marinade if there is a lactose intolerance. The acid in a milk-based marinade is what tenderizes the meat in the cooking process.  Coconut milk is still acidic, it just does not contain lactic acid which is related to lactose intolerance. Instead, it contains lauric acid. This marinade is best when it sits for at least a few hours. The full recipe can be found here

Oat Flour Waffles 

You can adjust this recipe to be gluten-free friendly—using oat flour instead of all-purpose flour. These waffles are best topped with fresh fruit, raspberry jam, or warm maple syrup. Wondering how to make oat flour? Simply pulse old fashioned rolled oats in the blender until a powder forms. Check out our other blog post on more easy pantry items to make at home.