10 Mother's Day Breakfast Ideas for Kids

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These easy Mother's Day breakfast ideas your kids can make are things you will actually want to eat. 

A round tray holds a white tea pot, a coffee cup with milky coffee, 3 fresh daisies, a brown egg, and a yellow plate with a croissant and fresh strawberries with a tiny cup of jam.

A delicious Mother's Day breakfast in bed that your kids can make all on their own is not an impossible dream.

After you've worked so hard for your family all year, you deserve to be spoiled on your special day.

If you want to be served a breakfast you'll actually enjoy eating, all it takes is setting your expectations properly and giving your family a few very specific "hints."

It has long been my experience that having to guess what I want causes undue stress for my family.

Instead, if I simply tell them what I hope to see on that breakfast tray, they will go out of their way to make it happen.

Knowing in advance what they will prepare for me ensures that:

  1. I will love what they make.
  2. I can look forward to my breakfast.
  3. They will actually have fun preparing it.
  4. The whole morning goes WAY more smoothly than if they are trying to guess.

A perfect Mother's Day breakfast in bed is totally within your reach with these super easy little tips.

What Your Family Needs to Know First

If you want a delicious Mother's Day breakfast in bed, do yourself a favor and tell your family exactly what you want.

Don't make them guess.

They love you, they want to make you happy, but it will relieve the pressure from everyone and avoid disappointment from you if you take the "surprise factor" out of the equation.

You may assume your family knows these things, but they most likely do not.

Take just a minute to give them a simple heads up:

  • How do you like your morning beverage?
  • What's your favorite breakfast?
  • Do you want a magazine to read or total control over the remote?
  • Do you want to enjoy your meal at the table or do you prefer it delivered bedside?

Imagine your perfect Sunday morning, describe it to them in detail and watch as they make that magic happen!

Keep It Easy

We are thoughtful moms. Though eggs benedict may be your favorite breakfast ever, let your kids feel like superheroes by requesting simple dishes you know they are capable of making.

Just because it's easy doesn't mean it can't be delicious.

If you're stumped, I've made an awesome list to get you started.

I even designed the sweetest little printable menu for you to check off which items you want.

My girls LOVE playing restaurant, give this gift to your own kids and let them spoil you!

Get the printable right here.

10 EASY Mother's Day Breakfast Ideas for Kids

I've listed the Mother's Day breakfast ideas from the easiest to a few that require just a little bit more work.

There is plenty of space on the printable menu to mark your own personal preferences:

1. Fruit Kabobs with Piña Colada Fruit Dip

This decadent pineapple coconut fruit dip is delicious with whatever fresh fruit you love most. The kids can simply scoop some into a pretty bowl and serve it alongside the washed fruit.

While not necessary, if they're feeling a little "extra", the kids could cut melon into heart shapes using a small cookie cutter.

Piña Colada Fruit Dip
This sweet and creamy piña colada fruit dip is just perfect for dunking fresh pineapple, strawberries, or crisp ginger cookies into at your next party.
5 from 4 votes
A ruffled bowl of pina colada dip has shredded coconut on top and is surrounded by fresh strawberries, pineapple, and gingersnap cookies.

2. Easy Granola Parfait

A bowl of yogurt sprinkled with this easy homemade granola and topped with your favorite fresh berries tastes like heaven.

The best part is they can make the granola on Saturday and simply serve the yogurt parfait to you on Sunday morning.

Homemade Granola
This deliciously crispy homemade granola has hints of cinnamon and vanilla, crunchy almonds, and chewy raisins. Perfect for topping a yogurt parfait for an above-average weekday breakfast or a special addition to your brunch menu.
5 from 1 vote
A bowl of yogurt topped with homemade granola and fresh strawberries sits on a blue napkin.

3. Quick Breads with Fruit

For the super little ones, you could have a fun Mommy-Kid baking session the day before to help them bake it but then no one gets to eat it till they bring you your slice in bed the next morning.

4. Pastry or Coffee Cake

They could pick up your favorite pastry from a local bakery or if you love to bake together, make this cherry almond coffee cake together on Saturday and they can just serve it to you on Sunday.

Cherry Almond Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
This crunchy-topped coffee cake is filled with bright red fresh cherries and is a delicious treat to serve for your next brunch.
4.34 from 6 votes
A slice of cherry almond coffee cake shows the layer of big fresh cherries on the bottom and the crumbly streusel topping on top.

5. Homemade Scones

I swear, my daughter makes these all by herself! Get the recipe here.

It is just a one-bowl dough and everything is so easy it can be prepped and ready to go into the oven before the oven has even preheated!

6. Eggs in a Basket

My daughter created a tutorial to teach your kids just how to do it. You can watch her eggs in a basket video here.

It's such a simple egg dish, but it always tastes better when YOU don't have to make it!

How to Make Eggs in a Basket
This simple breakfast is a perfect recipe for kids to learn to cook all by themselves. Just in time for Mother's Day, it's a great option for breakfast in beds that the kids can make for mom.
4.50 from 2 votes
A fry pan with melted butter and a slice of bread with the center hole missing. An egg has been cracked into the hole.

7. Breakfast Burritos

You could make these easy breakfast burritos with them ahead of time and stock them in the freezer, they just have to heat them up on Mother's Day morning.

I love to eat mine with a little hot sauce drizzled on the side. Sour cream or taco sauce would also be delicious.

Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos
This big batch of spicy egg and sausage breakfast burritos are perfect for feeding a crowd or keeping on hand for busy weekday mornings.
4.49 from 127 votes
A blue plate has a stack of breakfast burritos, one is sliced open to show the sausage, eggs, and potatoes inside.

8. Homemade Waffles

They can use gourmet toaster waffles from the bakery or make them from scratch with our easy buttermilk waffles recipe.

This recipe can also be made ahead and frozen or stored in the fridge. The kids can reheat them right in the toaster!

9. Chocolate Croissant Puffs

Just three easy ingredients and only a few minutes to bake them. My girls love making these warm chocolate puffs!

Ask for them to be served with some fresh fruit and your favorite coffee.

Easy Chocolate Croissants
The best beginner baker recipe for young kids to make! This chocolate croissant recipe has just 3 ingredients but tastes like you've been in the kitchen all day.
4.98 from 46 votes
A white platter of homemade chocolate croissants made from puff pastry. One has been broken in half to show the melted chocolate filling, there's a Hershey's square of chocolate next to it.

10. Monte Cristo Sandwich Pinwheels

This easy brunch recipe uses prepared crescent roll dough and a few simple ingredients to make a sweet and savory breakfast pinwheel moms will love.

The kids will have fun baking these Monte Cristo sandwich pinwheels, dusting them with powdered sugar, and serving with tiny cups of berry jam for dipping.

Monte Cristo Sandwich Pinwheels
These sweet and savory breakfast pinwheels are inspired by the classic Monte Cristo sandwich seen on many restaurant menus. Made into easy nibbles with crescent roll dough, they are perfect for a brunch buffet.
5 from 51 votes
A plate filled with Monte Cristo crescent rolls and a little cup of strawberry jam for serving.

Even More Easy Recipes

Still not loving any of these suggestions?

How would you feel if your kids made you:

  • Orange Blueberry Pancakes
  • Classic French Toast
  • Scrambled Eggs and Toast
  • Mock Huevos Rancheros
  • Homemade Biscuits and Strawberry Jam
  • Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Get a copy of The Totally Awesome Ultimate Kids' Cookbook and The Ultimate Kids' Baking Book and your kids can learn to make all those dishes PLUS MORE.

Those children's cookbooks are your greatest investment towards a Mother's Day breakfast you will LOVE.

Printable Mother's Day Menu

Since I really want you to have the happiest Mother's Day breakfast ever, I made this simple menu printable so you can use it to tell your family what would make you happiest.

I even left space on the printable menu for you to suggest a delivery time (so they don't wake you up too early!) and a place for the Happy Chef to fill in their name.

Get the FREE Mother's Day Menu printable here.

Mother's Day Brunch Ideas

If you stumbled on this post looking for brunch ideas for hosting a more involved breakfast party for several moms in your life, you will probably enjoy my tips for how to host a brunch and these easy Mother's Day brunch recipes.

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10 Mother's day breakfast ideas your kids can make that you will actually eat

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