Vegan Mother’s Day Recipe: Pizza Waffles

Vegan Mother’s Day Recipe: Pizza Waffles

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, aunts, and mother figures 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, getting my own vegan Mother’s Day brunch is a big deal! 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).

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Vegan Mother’s Day Recipe: Pizza Waffles

  • Author: Stephanie Dreyer
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3-6 waffles
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These Mother’s Day waffles are a wonderful treat for the special mother figure in your life and can be crafted in countless ways! 


  • 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/partner(s) go to town to build their own 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
  • Soyrizo
  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Capers
  • Salsa
  • 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
  • CocoWhip
  • Nut butter
  • Jam
  • Agave or maple syrup

Keywords: breakfast, brunch, dairy-free, Mother's Day, vegan breakfast, vegan waffles

How to Snazz Up Your Vegan Mother’s Day Brunch

Have a family that has more than just a few kitchen skills? Let them cook up a feast for you with these delicious side dishes to go along with your waffles.

  • Scrumptious Scramble – There are so many wonderful ways to make a delicious egg-less breakfast scramble these days! If you want to keep things really easy, there’s the JUST Egg or Follow Your Heart VeganEgg. If you’re really feeling a true tofu scramble, then our Island Teriyaki Tofu Scramble is a great way to go.
  • Fresh Fruit – Fruit is a beautiful and delicious way to brighten up any meal! Watermelon, cantaloupe, kiwi, oranges, and grapes are all wonderful and easy choices for chopping up and adding to a brunch plate.
  • Say Yes to Smoothies – Smoothies are not only another great way to brighten up a meal but they’re a ton of fun for kids to help out with! Why not whip up some Tropical Mango Banana Smoothie or take it a step further and make a Heart Beet Smoothie Bowl? You’ll be in total brunch bliss! 

Cheers to all the amazing women (and woman-like parental figures) 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 motherhood!

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Vegan Mother’s Day Pizza recipe by Stephanie Dreyer. Photos by Michelle Cehn. Content and photographs copyright of World of Vegan™, all rights reserved. Article written by Stephanie Dreyer and edited by Amanda Meth. Please note that this article contains affiliate links which support our work at World of Vegan!

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  1. Amanda · Edit

    Waffles are one of my favorite foods to eat and I love any variation on them! Great suggestions here!

  2. What a great idea!!! I love this… as my “little one” has moved away I will happily make this myself!! Yum!!

  3. Beatriz Buono-Core · Edit

    I love the idea of repurposing a waffle recipe! They look amazing!

  4. Janaye · Edit

    This was an amazing idea, love it so much!

  5. Andrea White · Edit

    YUM! These look super good! My mom would love these!

  6. What a cool idea! I love waffles, both sweet and savory. Can’t wait to give this recipe a try!


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