Little ones are always so proud to prepare breakfast on a tray on Mother’s Day. Give them a chance to shine with these delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes.
Breakfast in bed
A lie-in, a lazy start to the day and breakfast made with love are usually top of any mum’s wish list on Mothering Sunday. These recipes are all simple enough that youngsters can have a hand in making them. Get a taste of all things brunch, from granola and green goddess smoothie bowls to breakfast bagels, banana bread or bacon. Don’t forget the homemade breakfast spreads in the shape of salted peanut butter, easy strawberry jam or blackcurrant compote.
This delicious mix is packed with fruit, nuts and seeds to give the whole family an energy boost at the start of the day. The kids can help mix it up then decant some into a little jar for mum and tie on a handwritten label. The rest will keep for up to a month in an airtight container.
Breakfast bagel club
Straightforward for children to help assemble, this lovely layered bagel is a tasty mix of salty, smoky and creamy. Teach the kids how to cook the eggs and tuck into a complete brunch that’ll keep you all going until lunch. Make it look special for Mother’s Day by topping with a little decorative flag made from washi tape fixed around a little paddle skewer.
Raw strawberry jam
This simple strawberry jam is bursting with fruity flavour for mum’s breakfast-in-bed toast and it’s no-cook, too, so even the youngest of cooks can get involved in making it. Blend most of the berries in a food processor then just stir in the rest of the ingredients, mix and leave to thicken by magic. Gluten-free and vegan, too.
This cheerful glass of greens provides a lovely pop of colour and is packed with vitamin C and all the goodness of kale, avo, zesty lime and pineapple. It’s gluten-free, vegan and ready in 5 minutes. Makes enough for the kids to try a glass with you, too.
Banana & oat pancakes
Rolled oats, natural sweetness from the banana, fresh fruit and yogurt: these tempting pancakes give you all a healthier start to Mother’s Day. Kids can easily help whip up the batter in a blender and then have a little lesson in how to whisk up egg whites to fold into the mix.
Green goddess smoothie bowl
This Insta-worthy bowl is as beautiful to behold as it is tasty to eat. Providing 100% of your 5-a-day, it gives goddesses/mums-in-need all the goodness of avocado, banana, spinach, raspberries, blueberries, mango, mixed seeds and more. The biggest bonus? The kids can help prep it all the night before, ready to carry up to mum with the papers for breakfast-in-bed.
Crisp bacon & avocado toasts
This variation on a BLT is simple enough for children to help make, giving mum the morning off. Just crisp up the bacon and cherry tomatoes under the grill while they mash the avo up with a fork. Omit the dried chilli if youngsters are also tucking in and don’t like the taste.
Vegan banana bread
Use up ripe bananas in this delicious breakfast loaf, perfect toasted and spread with the peanut butter (below). It’s a straightforward recipe for children to help to make and fills the house with the aroma of freshly baked bread on Mother’s Day morning. Make it together and tuck in over a cuppa.
Salted peanut butter
Three ingredients are all you need to make your own peanut butter at home, without any added sugar, salt or nasties. The kids can make it just the way mum likes it – crunchy or smooth – then fill a jar decorated with their own handwritten label. Try it slathered on a slice of toasted vegan banana bread (above).
You only need three ingredients to make this fruity jam, too – perfect for topping off a dollop of yoghurt and muesli on Mother’s Day. You will need a fruit thermometer and to sterilise your jars in advance so although kids can help make this, they’ll need adult supervision while bringing the fruit to the boil. Let them make labels for their Mother’s Day compote and keep any leftovers in the fridge for up to three weeks.
How will you be celebrating this Mother's Day? Have you tried one of our recipes? We'd love to hear your ideas