If Mother’s Day for you means your children bringing you breakfast-in-bed, here’s some inspiration in the form of quick and easy Mother’s Day breakfast recipes your kids can make all by themselves (with perhaps a little help from a grown-up). Happy Mother’s Day to all you lovely mums!
There are so many ways to make these really simple fruit bouquets it was difficult to pick just one (head over to Pinterest for a selection). From the very simple fruit threaded on skewers to the more elaborate Strawberry Tulips or edible arrangements, pick your child’s skill level and set them to work. If you have small cookie cutters, these are perfect to cut slices of fruit into flower or heart shapes. We love this Tropical Fruit Bouquet in a pineapple vase no less, from SheKnows. Pretty!
Jane Maynard says she’s come up with the “perfect dish for breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day: Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oatmeal. The recipe needs to be made a day in advance, so you can help with the prep without cutting into your precious Mother’s Day morning. Technically, this recipe is so easy your family might not need your help at all!” Jane had us at Chocolate! Get the recipe here.
This is so delicious. Spread on toast or bagels or, when no one’s looking just straight from the pot with a spoon! What I love about this recipe from Wiki How is it’s a really easy one for the kids to follow with very clear instructions and step by step photos. There’s nothing complicated involved, just a bit of mixing really which any child should be able to do! Yum.
Get the recipe here.
Your kids will get a laugh out of The Pioneer Woman’s right and wrong ways to make Cinnamon Toast as well as learning how to make it just right. Okay, so this requires sugar which, as we all know, isn’t so healthy, but a little treat every now and then isn’t going to hurt, right? Quick note: Ree’s recipe uses US measurements and serves 8 so you may want to tweak this a little. AllRecipes UK has a fantastic post devoted to converting measurements including those US cup measurements. For an easier Cinnamon Toast recipe, check out this one from Nigella’s Community Recipes section.
Get The Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Toast Recipe here
Smoothies are an easy option for children who want to make something delicious and pretty for Mum without requiring any complex steps. With maybe just a little supervision from an adult or older sibling, even younger children can give this one a go. And this Breakfast Smoothie from BBC Good Food is healthy too.
I love the idea of this omelette in a tea cup from Hallmark, and as it’s made in a microwave, it’s one the kids can do for themselves quite easily. Make sure they use a microwave-safe mug or cup, spray with a nonstick spray, then whisk an egg with a little water, add salt, pepper and shredded cheese and you’ve got a lovely way to serve eggs to Mum in under two minutes. You can find more details as well as more Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas here.
Cupcakes for breakfast? Why not – you can always pretend they’re muffins. If you’ve got a teenager with a Youtuber obsession, then this Funfetti Cupcake recipe from Zoella will be a hit. Watch and cook along as Zoella gives a step-by-step guide from ingredients to how to decorate the cakes with sprinkles. Perfect for older children who have some baking experience and need a bit of guidance but can do most of the cooking by themselves.