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Kid-Friendly Mother's Day Breakfast-In-Bed Ideas

Kid-Friendly Mother's Day Breakfast-In-Bed Ideas

These ideas are so simple, a kid could (and should) make them


The little ones will feel super grown-up when making these delicious breakfasts for mom!

Mother's Day is one of those holidays that just about everyone celebrates. After all, it's nice to show that woman in your life (be it your mom, sister, wife, or godmother) that they mean a lot to you. All of the guidance and wisdom they've imparted on you through the years, the sacrifices they've made, it has all profoundly changed your life. So what better a time to show that special woman your appreciation with a little breakfast-in-bed?

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Of course, for the mom with youngsters running around, breakfast in bed is way easier said than done. Little ones are dying to help out, but still typically require basic supervision in the kitchen for small tasks. Bigger tasks like flipping omelettes and making crêpes are totally out of the question. But there are dozens of options for the little culinary star who wants to reward mom with a little extra sleep and breakfast on a silver platter.

Don't underestimate mug cooking. So many things can be made in a mug with just a bit of time in the microwave. There are dozens of mug cake recipes out there, if a sweet breakfast is her thing. If not, consider guiding those little hands in the direction of scrambled eggs. A little whisk of a fork and you've got fluffy scrambled eggs in minutes. Fresh fruit and parfaits are also tasty. The night before, just grab any berries that may need slicing and do the dirty work for them. They can still toss all of the ingredients together and make her a breakfast of champions. But above all, let them revel in their independence. They’ll love the fact that they were able to do something so special for mom, and practically all on their own!

From Mother’s Day menus and party ideas to the best cocktail recipes, we’ve got you covered. Find all this and more on The Daily Meal’s Mother’s Day Recipes & Menus Page.

Scrambled Egg Mugs

When it comes to kid-friendly cooking, it doesn't get easier than mugs filled with scrambled eggs. They require just a few minutes of time in the microwave and very little guidance. Your little ones get that sense of independence while still staying safe in the kitchen.

Jazzed Up Frozen Waffles

Tossing a waffle in the toaster is as simple as pushing down a button, but they aren't exactly the most glamorous treat. So instead, help them out ahead of time by throwing together a few special extras. A little homemade whipped cream and a bowl full of berries that have already been sliced make a great addition.

Check out more great Kid-Friendly Mother's Day Breakfast-In-Bed Ideas here!

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The Oatmeal Bar

If you’re looking for an easy and nutritious Mother’s Day breakfast idea, consider having your family create an oatmeal bar. “Oatmeal is packed with fiber and easy to make in the microwave with no pots or mixing spoons to clean afterwards,” explains Samina Kalloo, RDN, CDN, a mom of two young boys. “With a single-serve packet of unsweetened quick oats, it’s super easy for my boys to make without much help,” she adds.

Kalloo recommends offering nutritious mix-ins such as blueberries, almond butter, and ground flax and letting your children get creative by using the toppings to create ‘artwork’ such as adding a happy face to your bowl.


In a non-stick pan, pour enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Heat until lightly smoking and place vegetable mix until single layer.

When the edges start to dry, and the pancake moves as one piece, carefully flip. Continue to cook until golden brown. Plate and enjoy with dipping sauce!

Dipping sauce

2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce or Tamari

Combine all ingredients and set aside.

Photo: Marquardt Photography Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods

Breakfast parfait

Created by: Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods

1/4 cup (60 mL) plain yogurt

1/4 cup (60 mL) overnight oats

1/4 cup (60 mL) blueberry chia pudding

Handful of fresh blueberries

In a glass or small bowl, layer the overnight oats, blueberry chia pudding and plain yogurt. Top with fresh blueberries.

Blueberry chia pudding

1 15oz can (426 g) coconut milk

1.5 tsp (7.5 mL) vanilla extract

1/2 cup (125 mL) blueberry compote or fresh blueberries with a dash of maple syrup

Blend the coconut milk, vanilla, lemon juice, blueberry compote and water in a blender until well combined. Pour into a large bowl. Add chia seeds and mix thoroughly with a whisk until well distributed and no clumps remain. Transfer mixture to a container and refrigerate overnight.

Overnight oats

1/2 cup (125 mL) milk of choice such as almond, cashew, oat, regular, etc.

Dash of preferred sweetener such as maple syrup, honey, agave, etc.

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Leave It to the Kids

The best gifts you can give Mom can't be picked up at the store. Like macaroni necklaces and finger-painted masterpieces, the most thoughtful gifts are the ones that are homemade. Whether you surprise her with a special lunch or dinner, treat her to her favorite homemade dessert, or whip up a delicious breakfast with the help of the kiddos and these recipes &mdash Mom is sure to appreciate the gift of a made-with-love meal.

Hash Brown, Tomato and Mozzarella Quiche

Strawberry French Toast Roll-Ups

Baked Ham and Egg Cups

This quick-and-easy breakfast comes together in a flash. Let younger kids line the ramekins with ham and sprinkle cheese into each cup. Older kids can crack the eggs. Don't have ramekins? Use a muffin tin instead!

Asparagus Marinara

Coconut Pancakes

Mom will be so impressed with these homemade pancakes. Let the littlest kiddos help measure and mix the batter. Older kiddos who have some practice in the kitchen can flip flapjacks with adult supervision.

Raspberry-Lemon Bread Pudding

Biscuit Eggs Benedict

Mixed Berry Coffee Cake

Kids of all ages love measuring and mixing &mdash so why not bake Mom a sweet coffee cake for breakfast? This one uses (thawed) frozen berries to add lots of flavor for almost no effort.

Baked Egg-and-Harissa Tarts

Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon

Breakfast in 10 minutes? Yes, it&rsquos possible! Put younger kids to work smashing avocados while older kids make toast. Then, everyone can work together to top the slices of bread with avocado, smoked salmon and garnishes.

5 Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas Kids Can Make

Celebrate mom on her special day (i.e., Mother’s Day) with a kid-cooked breakfast. Okay, so the kids don’t have to (and shouldn’t – depending on their ages) cook breakfast by themselves. But, they can help out dad (or a teen sibling) by measuring, mixing and plating the food.

Check out these easy-to-make, kid-friendly Mother’s Day breakfast ideas!

Decorate toasted muffins with a cut strawberry smile, a jelly nose and blueberry eyes (or a similar fruit-filled version).

Whip up a batch of fluffy pancakes and bring mom a buffet of topping options. Try healthy choices (such as sliced fruit or peanut butter), or go for a true holiday treat and top the cakes with chocolate syrup and marshmallow fluff!

What are mom’s favorite veggies? What about her top type of cheese? Add mom’s pick to an awesome eggy omelet.

A dollop of yogurt, a splash of juice and some mixed fruit. What does this make? Add some ice and blend for a fabulous fruit smoothie. Give mom a menu of fresh options – such as bananas, apples, strawberries, raspberries, mango or blueberries.

Pile eggs, bacon, cheese, veggies and more onto thick-cut toast, a bagel or a muffin. Take the sandwich for a twist (if mom wants) and roll it into a wrap!

Child-friendly Mother's Day breakfast recipes

A lazy breakfast in bed is the ultimate weekend treat. Xanthe Clay suggests recipes simple enough for little ones to prepare tomorrow (with a little help. ) Credit: Liam Norris/Getty

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I t’s the thought that counts. Which means, frankly, this Mother’s Day she should be pretty delighted with anything she gets from the kids in the way of breakfast in bed, be it burnt toast and a tea bag in a mug of tepid water. But let’s face it, more thought counts more, and she’s worth pushing the boat out for.

And, talking of thinking, it’s a good moment for the younger ones to consider her other not-entirely-motherly attributes. What does she love doing? Gardening? Baking? Reading? Nuclear physics? Theming the breakfast tray that recognises Mummy as a person is bound to bring a smile to her face and keep your brownie-point score sky high.

It can be as simple and traditional as a warm croissant with jam and butter, plus her favourite mug of tea or coffee, and a really careful drawing that fits your theme. But a whole on-topic breakfast tray looks very cool.

T ry a home-made Coco-Pop planter for a gardener, or some mini loaves and handmade butter for a baker, or scrambled eggs and caviar for the most glamorous mother.

Older kids might want to experiment a bit more, with a proper yeasted bread, say, rather than simpler soda bread. If Mum is an Asian food fan, a bowl of steaming noodle soup is a great reminder of holidays in the Far East. But be careful before you get too wacky, mind – who wants gastronomic surprises when they have barely lifted their head from the pillow?

T hen make the prettiest tray, lined with a napkin or tea towel, a flower or two, or some fragrant herbs. When you ­carry it in to Mum, she’ll know you’ve been thinking of her for more than the time it takes to boil the kettle.

Mom’s Menu: Breakfast in Bed

This Mother’s Day say “I love you,” “I care about you,” and “I appreciate you,” without saying a word. Pamper your loved one by serving up a delicious breakfast in bed!

Perfect Pancakes and Fluffy French Toast

There are many famous rivalries—Wile E. Coyote vs. Road Runner, Red Sox vs. Yankees, Apple vs. Microsoft—but none are more infamous than Pancakes vs. French Toast. Don’t worry, we’re making the decision easy for you, by suggesting recipes so delicious, either one is sure to please! If your honey loves honey, try Honey Whole-Wheat Pancakes with Honey Lime Butter. Tired of traditional? Just add chocolate! Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cinnamon Cream and Strawberry Chocolate French Toast are subtly sweet, and so delicious. Does she like milk, bittersweet, or dark chocolate? Are her favorite fruits raspberries instead of strawberries? Don’t be afraid to let your mother or wife know you really know them by taking artistic liberties. These little changes can turn a sweet breakfast into an unforgettable gesture.

Extraordinary Eggs

For a scrambled breakfast staple try The Lady’s Perfect Scrambled Eggs. To spruce up the standard scramble, make Eggs in a Nest: crunchy, buttery phyllo dough cups filled with ham-and-cheese-laced scrambled eggs. She doesn’t like ham and cheddar? There are millions of delicious combos: gruyere and mushroom, bacon and Swiss, sausage and parmesan… the list goes on. If your loved one is more of a veggie-lover, the Yard Egg Blender Frittata is a must. It’s low maintenance and filled with fresh vegetables!

Grits and Gravy

If you’re southern, you love ‘em both! Buttery Stone-Ground Grits are classic. Hey, why mess with a good thing? Tomato Grits are so cheesy, and the green chilies add a little bite! These grits are baked, so forget constant stirring and babysitting. Creamy Mascarpone Herb Grits are rich, flavorful, and—you guessed it—creamy! As far as gravies go, Milk Gravy is as classic as it comes. Add a little bacon and sausage and you’ve got a Sausage and Bacon Gravy that’s so good your mom will trade the biscuit for a shovel!

Fantastic Fruit

Nothing rounds out a breakfast like tart, sweet, fresh fruit. From a simple Fresh Fruit Salad with Creamy Custard to an impressive Fresh Fruit Tart, anything’s possible! Parfaits are beautiful additions to any breakfast tray. A Berry Parfait with Coconut Granola is sweet and easy. It’s also Jamie Deen’s go-to Mother’s Day treat!

Creamy Coffee

No breakfast is complete without a good ol’ cup of joe (especially if your special lady is a mom on the go)! If she prefers a cold beverage, Icy Coffee Punch, Iced Mocha Frappe, and Mama’s Iced Mocha are perfect, chilly choices. If she prefers her jo hot, make her a Caramel Spice Latte or a Café Au Lait with Chocolate Dipped Spoons, you can make the spoons ahead of time, and they’re a very impressive (and delicious) addition to any coffee beverage that’s served hot.

Apple and Honey-Mustard Chicken Breasts

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Bright, semi-sweet, and just a little spicy, the recipe for apple, honey, and mustard chicken breasts is a keeper. Test the recipe on Mother's Day and it may just become a new family favorite.


When the English Cream is cool, quickly dip the brioche slice in, covering every side.

Grab the butter and spread a desired amount in a pan, making sure that the butter is evenly spread, and that the pan is over medium heat. Place the bread in the pan and wait until one side is golden. Then flip it with spatula or tongs to the other side so it also gains that beautiful golden colour.

Once both sides are golden, remove the French toast from the heat and place it on a plate.

For decoration, heat up some chocolate and make a happy design on top, as well as cut up some berries and place them all around the French toast. Try to experiment with the design and extra ingredients that will make your French toast that much more delicious. Enjoy!

English cream

1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

Measure all the ingredients and have a spatula and whisk at hand. Heat up the cream in a pot with the vanilla until it is simmering in a low/medium heat.

While the cream heats up, put the sugar with the egg yolks in a bowl and whisk until it is integrated.

Once the cream is simmering, remove it from the heat and slowly pour the egg mixture into it, making sure to whisk it in while pouring.

With the mixture now integrated with the cream, place the pot once more over low/medium heat, constantly stirring the mixture with a spatula. Do this until the cream reaches a temperature of 83 degree Celsius, or until the thickness of the cream is visibly staying on the spatula.

Once ready, take the English cream off of the heat and place it into a container or bowl to cool so it can be used to dip the French Toast in.