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Kids, Recipes, Toddlers

12 Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas

Flowers, cards and jewelry might be Mother’s Day staples, but one of the best ways to celebrate mom is also one of the simplest: a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed cooked up by the kids. Here are 12 breakfast ideas for mom, including easy recipes that are perfect for younger kids to help prepare. And because mom also deserves to sleep a little later on her special day, we’ve included breakfast ideas that can easily translate to brunch for a relaxing early afternoon.

French Toast Bake

There are only 2 dishes to clean when the kids make this classic Mother’s Day breakfast, served warm with fresh fruit and syrup. Little ones will love doing the prep work with their parents the evening before, then waking up on Mother’s Day to finish their creation.

Filling Oat Waffles

This is the perfect breakfast idea for mom that younger kids can help with. These fun, colorful waffles can be “filled” with anything from blueberries and diced bananas to chocolate chips and syrup. Older kids can whip these up with a waffle iron, while younger ones can help fill.

French Toast Kebabs

Kebabs are one of the most kid-friendly foods out there, and this recipe is no different. Let your kids choose which fruit to skewer on between the French toast chunks, from strawberries and banana to kiwi and melon. Try 100% whole wheat bread for a hearty, fiber-filled treat.

Berry Flower Bagel Breakfast

berry bagel mother's day breakfast

Just 4 ingredients and a no-bake approach make this Mother’s Day breakfast simple to assemble (and ideal for smaller kids). An adult might need to spread the cream cheese, but let the little ones arrange the “flowers” into their very own work of art.

Banana Mug Muffin

Here’s a Mother’s Day breakfast idea that’s easy to make and easy for mom to enjoy in bed. Kids can make one for each member of the family so the morning is a special treat for all. Try substituting banana with frozen berries—such as raspberries, blackberries or even a mix—for a twist.

Melon Mint Salad

A fresh, summery Mother’s Day brunch idea, this healthy salad is just as fun to make as it is to eat! Have kids scoop out balls of melon and turn it into a complete and healthy Mother’s Day brunch by serving it with Greek yogurt and muffins on the side.

Strawberry Smoothie

Every Mother’s Day breakfast needs a refreshment on the side, and this easy-to-make smoothie fits the bill. Filled with bone-building calcium (a nutrient important for moms too!), smoothies are a great accompaniment to the start of the day meal. With just 5 ingredients, even younger kids can help mix it up—or at least start the blender.

Fruit Flower Snack

This fun recipe checks 2 Mother’s Day must-haves off the list: flowers and breakfast! An adult should slice up the fruit, but kids will have fun assembling the flowers and planting a “garden” in a bowl.    

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

What’s the best part about this Mother’s Day breakfast? Kids can customize the toppings just for mom using ingredients they already have on hand such as dried fruit, sliced almonds and cinnamon. Plus, with the help of an adult, it only takes 20 minutes to make!  

Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt

Mom will love that this classic breakfast treat is made with protein-rich Greek yogurt. Kids will love smashing up the bananas and stirring the granola into the batter. Present it with her favorite mug full of coffee and you have the perfect morning meal!

Ham & Cheese Brunch Bake

This casserole might look complicated, but the recipe is perfectly suited for older kids. A tasty option for a Mother’s Day brunch, this baked dish will also greet mom with a delicious savory smell on her special day.

Baked Dippy Eggs

This recipe was written with kids in mind, using uncomplicated phrases and words they’ll understand. The dish highlights the small but mighty nutrient-powerhouse: eggs! They’re filled with 18 vitamins and minerals and just 70 calories. Little ones will love serving mom “dippers” for her eggs. Serve with a side of fresh fruit to make it a delicious and well-rounded meal!

There’s nothing like giving a homemade gift, especially when it involves food. Show mom just how much you appreciate her by making a one-of-a-kind breakfast in bed. Get the whole family involved, add a card and her favorite morning drink and enjoy this special day. Happy Mother’s Day!

RJ Bio

Rachael Janas

Rachael joined the Nurture Life team as the Marketing Production & QA Manager. From menu design to nutrient analysis, she covers all things food. Rachael is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with a strong foundation in clinical nutrition and a keen interest in nutritious food with phenomenal flavor. Her passion for incorporating whole foods and creative cuisine while focusing on age-specific nutrient needs of children is essential to Nurture Life’s menu design. Rachael has been practicing dietetics since 2011, with the bulk of her experience in clinical nutrition at Loyola Medical Center, specializing in patients with cystic fibrosis as well as critical care nutrition related to lung disease and lung transplant. She also has experience in cardiac health and nutrition during pregnancy. Rachael received her B.S. from Saint Louis University in Missouri and completed a dietetic internship with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Rachael’s interests include creative cooking at home, using a variety of ingredients, spices and herbs for a unique meal each night. She truly believes nutrition and food should be enjoyable and that all food can be enjoyed in moderation.