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Baked Lemon Chicken Recipe

The perfect gluten-free Mother's Day menu

Published: February 22, 2021 at 10:35 am

No gluten? No problem! Make meals everyone can enjoy with our delicious array of gluten-free recipes, from banana pancakes and easy chocolate mousse to spring burrata salad and the perfect baked lemon chicken

Looking for gluten-free Mother’s Day menu ideas? Want the best Mother’s Day recipes that just so happen to be gluten-free? We've selected some of our favourite Mother's Day dishes for you to try – no one will even notice there's no gluten involved.


Check out our great foodie prezzies in our Mother’s Day gift ideas or discover even more sumptuous gluten-free recipes, including desserts and easy meals.

Our favourite ideas for the perfect gluten-free Mother's Day

Gluten-free breakfast: healthy banana pancakes

Start Mother's Day with a bang with these delicious (and healthy) banana pancakes which only use three ingredients. These are gluten- and dairy-free and ready to serve in under 20 minutes.

Not a fan of banana? Try these gluten-free buckwheat pancakes instead.

Healthy Banana Pancakes Recipe

Gluten-free brunch: tex-mex baked avocados

Go all out with this fuss-free brunch to impress, packed with juicy tomatoes, eggs and avocados.

Easy Baked Avocado Brunch Recipe with Eggs

Gluten-free lunch: burrata with pickled spring veg

A fresh and colourful way to eat burrata, this super quick salad is the perfect light Mother's Day lunch. Sit the creamy cheese on top of pickled asparagus, baby carrots, radishes and more, then drizzle the whole lot with olive oil.

Burrata with sweet and sour spring veg

Gluten-free afternoon tea: gluten-free scones

Does anything scream afternoon tea more than a soft, buttery scone topped with thick clotted cream and your favourite jam? Your mum is going to love these!

Gluten-free scones

Gluten-free dinner: baked lemon chicken

This moreish traybake is packed with crisp chicken thighs, creamy lemon sauce and fragrant rosemary – plus, it looks so pretty in the pan that you can serve straight from the oven to the table.

Baked Lemon Chicken Recipe

Gluten-free dessert: affogato chocolate mousse

After all that tasty cooking, why not round off the day with this super quick and easy chocolate and espresso mousse? These creamy, gluten-free puds can easily be made ahead and are ready in just 15 minutes.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Affogato

Gluten-free homemade gift: peanut butter cookies

If you can't be with your mother this year, why not make these nutty, buttery cookies? They're quick, simple and just so happen to be gluten-free. Wrap them up nicely in a decorative tin or food wrap for the perfect gift.

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe


Tracey Raye is the health editor for olive and BBC Good Food. Tracey, MSc, is a registered nutritionist, holding a master’s degree in Personalised Nutrition. She is passionate about harnessing the power of all things health and well-being – in a way that enhances, rather than limits our lives. She covers our nourishing recipes and collections, oversees our health strategy and stays adrift of the latest health and lifestyle trends in order to bring you the tools and inspiration you need to find what health means for you.

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