These easy Mother's Day breakfast ideas your kids can make are things you will actually want to eat.
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:
- I will love what they make.
- I can look forward to my breakfast.
- They will actually have fun preparing it.
- 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
- Keep It Easy
- 10 EASY Mother's Day Breakfast Ideas for Kids
- 1. Fruit Kabobs with Pina Colada Dip
- 2. Easy Granola Parfait
- 3. Quick Breads with Fruit
- 4. Pastry or Coffee Cake
- 5. Homemade Blueberry Scones
- 6. Eggs in a Basket
- 7. Breakfast Burritos
- 8. Buttermilk Waffles
- 9. Chocolate Croissant Puffs
- 10. Monte Cristo Sandwich Pinwheels
- Even More Easy Recipes
- Printable Mother's Day Menu
- Mother's Day Brunch Ideas
- More Mother's Day Ideas
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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!
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 Pina Colada 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. Check out this adorable idea!
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.
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.
5. Homemade Blueberry 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. Check it out here.
It's such a simple egg dish, but it always tastes better when YOU don't have to make it!
7. Breakfast Burritos
You could make these with them ahead of time and stock them in the freezer, they just have to heat them up on Mother's Day morning. Get the recipe here.
I love to eat mine with a little hot sauce drizzled on the side. Sour cream or taco sauce would also be delicious.
8. Buttermilk Waffles
They can use gourmet toaster waffles from the bakery or make them from scratch with our easy 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.
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.
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 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 25 Mother's Day brunch recipes.
More Mother's Day Ideas
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