Mother’s Day is less than a week away…but, who’s counting?! I really savor Mother’s Day. Although it’s a busy day (and weekend) celebrating all the moms, grandmas, and aunts in my life, I appreciate this one day of the year when I don’t cook or do household chores. As a mom of three, that’s a big deal—huge! It’s the one day of the year that I only take care of me, and let everyone else figure out dinner and laundry!
Is breakfast in bed every mom’s Mother’s Day nightmare or just mine? Let me explain!
The reality of the kids (and my husband) cooking means a mess in the kitchen. Although they mean well, hubby and the kids often need my help to find an ingredient or show them how to make something so I am pulled out of bed earlier than I’d like. Also, and I admit it—I am a tough critic.
That’s why I love this idea for vegan Mother’s Day waffle pizzas. It’s fairly mess-free, let’s me customize breakfast to my tastes, and is something the kids can make on their own (or with minimal help from Dad.)
What you’ll need:
- Your favorite vegan toaster waffles
- Sweet and/or savory toppings (more on this below!)
- A variety of sauces
To make these vegan breakfast pizzas, toast the waffles until they are half way done. While they toast, prepare your sauces and toppings. Slice and chop your fruit. Cook your veggie meats and hash browns, if using.
Once the waffles are semi-toasted, place them on a baking sheet. Let the kids go to town to build their creations! After they have added all their desired toppings, place the baking sheet under the broiler for 2-3 minutes to allow the sauces and toppings to melt together, and the waffle to reach its supreme toastiness!
Put in your order and relax in bed while your breakfast is served! Everyone has their own vegan pizza favorites, but below are some ideas to inspire delicious creations.
For savory waffles, try these toppings and sauces:
- Chopped or crumbled veggie bacon
- Veggie breakfast sausage
- Shredded hash browns
- Red onion
- Dairy-free cheese shreds or slices
- Dairy-free cream cheese or spreads
For sweet waffles, try these toppings and sauces:
- Sliced berries and fruit
- Toasted coconut
- Chopped nuts
- Dairy-free mini chocolate chips
- Mini Dandies vegan marshmallows
- Hemp, chia, and/or flax seeds
- Nut butter
- Agave or maple syrup
Cheers to all the amazing women who make our worlds go round—and let’s raise a waffle to ourselves as well. As my father reminds all the time, my family doesn’t run without me. I am so honored to be part of the mother-hood!
Hungry for more pizza recipes? Try these heart-shaped pizzas, crunchy pizza bites, pizza burger, and matzah pizza. For more family friendly vegan recipes and to stay tuned to the latest from Stephanie Dreyer, subscribe to the VeegMama newsletter here.