If there’s any holiday that calls for tons of clean-eating friendly treats, springy flavors and beautiful presentation, it’s Mother’s Day. You know Mom deserves some pampering, so skip the cliché box of chocolates and make her some of the prettiest desserts you can muster.
We’ve compiled a list of goodies so gorgeous it’ll make all the Pinterest-browsing moms jealous. But don’t worry, they don’t require pastry chef prowess or unhealthy ingredients.
From traditional lemon bars to vibrant strawberry and coconut bars, we’ve got the classics covered. If you’re looking for something more unconventional, how about lavender shortbread cookies that double as art thanks to edible flowers? Or a mango tart that can easily be a substitute for a bouquet of flowers? For something simpler, try our recipe for a gorgeous minimalist clementine cake or whip up a few Paleo crepes. Whatever you do, be sure to shower your mom with love (and treats!) this Mother’s Day.
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Key Lime Cheesecake Bites
Skip the cupcakes and give your mom fresh, bright flavors in adorable personal-sized cheesecakes.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Key Lime Cheesecake Bites
Raw Lemon Bars
We all know lemon curd—the ooey, gooey delight found in lemon bars—is made for licking by the spoonful. These bars recapture that creamy deliciousness without any refined sugar or processed ingredients. Paleo, raw, vegan, and gluten-free, this is a dessert your mom can eat without feeling guilty.
Recipe: The Organic Dietitian | Raw Lemon Bars
Raspberry Raw Vegan Cheesecake
This plant-based recipe is so good it fooled the creator’s husband, who “had no idea this was a healthy dessert.” So good, your mom won’t realize there’s no actual cream or sugar.
Recipe: Yummy Mummy Kitchen | Raspberry Raw Vegan Cheesecake
No-Bake Strawberry Bars
These blissful bars are easier to make than you might think! And with only a handful of ingredients and no oven necessary. The simple, creamy filling allows strawberries to shine completely.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Strawberry Bars
Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Whether or not your mom follows the autoimmune protocol, these cookies are insanely gorgeous and double as works of art—like the adult version of your childhood craftwork.
Recipe: Thriving on Paleo | AIP Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Paleo Crepes with Nutella
These Paleo crepes work for a Mother’s Day breakfast or dessert. Enjoy the delicate crepes with melty homemade Paleo Nutella and juicy strawberries.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Crepes with Nutella
Don’t feel intimidated by the mango flower—as Bakerita demonstrates in her step-by-step tutorial, they’re just artfully arranged mango slices. That doesn’t mean Mom won’t be totally impressed by your tart skills, though.
Recipe: Bakerita | Mango Tart
Paleo Coconut Pineapple Cake
Combine the Summery flavors of pineapple and coconut in this ultra-moist cake, which tastes as good as it looks!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Coconut Pineapple Cake
Paleo Crepes Cake with Lemon Strawberry Coconut Cream
What’s better than a set of crepes? How about layers upon layers of delicate crepes piled high into a cake, held together by a luscious coconut cream and topped with mouth-watering strawberries?
Recipe: Food Faith Fitness | Paleo Crepes Cake with Lemon Strawberry Coconut Cream
Flourless Clementine Cake
This unique, simple clementine cake is perfect for the minimalist Mom. P.S. You can throw coconut sugar into a blender for a quick, Paleo-friendly powdered sugar to dust over the top.
Recipe: The Modern Buttery | Flourless Clementine Cake
Coconut Flour Lemon Pound Cake
This sunshine-yellow lemon loaf is best served sliced thick and spread with a quick Paleo-friendly coconut-lemon glaze.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Coconut Flour Lemon Pound Cake
Coconut Strawberry and Lemon Bars
We don’t know how, but Gastro Senses found a way to improve traditional lemon bars with the brilliant addition of strawberry and coconut. They’re so good, you might wanna make two trays: one for you and one for Mom.
Recipe: Gastro Senses | Coconut Strawberry and Lemon Bars
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