Let the kids shine by whisking them downstairs this Mother's Day to create one of our child-friendly brunch recipes...
Breakfast in bed
Mums of young kids might be craving a decent lie-in more than cellophane-wrapped bouquets. So whisk the kids to the kitchen and help them whip up a breakfast treat, whether it's a stack of zesty pancakes, French toast or baked dippy eggs. Load a tray up with homemade breakfast treats, handwritten messages and sweet smelling flowers, and you'll have racked up triple brownie points. Get the kids to refrain from too much bouncing on the bed and it will be a job well done...
Fluffy, fat American pancakes definitely have the wow factor, and this simple recipe is perfect for getting the kids involved. But make sure they stand back while you practise your flipping skills.
Chocolate & banana French toast
Chocolate and banana French toast is pure indulgence on a plate, kids will have messy fun mashing up the bananas and soaking the sandwiches but you might want to make extra to avoid any jealousy.
There isn't a better way to start the morning than with egg and soldiers, and this tailor-made recipe has been designed for kids aged between three and six.
Use ready-to-roll croissant pastry to create these gooey and sticky treats that are delicious when eaten warm. Kids should love sandwiching them together and filling with toffees and chocolate drops - best served with a piping hot coffee and the papers.
If mamma is more motivated by the savoury stuff, these potato pancakes are sure to go down well. Keep the kids busy downstairs mashing and mixing up the ingredients, while you get busy with the scrambled eggs and crispy bacon. Let the children arrange in stacks and make your way upstairs with the kids ready to pounce.
How will you be celebrating this Mother's Day? Have you tried one of our recipes? We'd love to hear your ideas...