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Mother's Day breakfast ideas


Beautifully simple, yet special, breakfast ideas that children can help to make for a superb start to Mother's Day.

Arguably the best gift you can give a hardworking mum, a lie-in and breakfast made with love score very highly on Mothering Sunday.


To help you, and your little ones, create the best start to the day, we've picked our favourite brekkie recipes that are simple enough for youngsters to help prepare. From granola to green goddess smoothie bowls, we have bread, bagels and crumpets to cater for every taste.

Check out our collections of Mother's Day breakfast recipes and Mother's Day recipes for more special breakfast treats, as well as beautiful bakes and impressive dinners. Plus we have our list of the best Mother's day hampers if you're on the look our for a ready-made gift.

1. Crunchy oat clusters with peach & yogurt

Bowl of granola clusters with yogurt and peach slices

This healthy homemade granola is packed with fruit, nuts and seeds to give the whole family an energy boost. The kids can help to mix it up, and spoon it into bowls with fresh peaches and yogurt. The rest will keep for up to a month in an airtight container – you could even pop some in a nice jar and tie on a handwritten label.

Crunchy oat clusters with peach & yogurt

2. Breakfast bagel club

Bagel filled with avocado, smoked salmon and a runny fried egg

Straightforward for children to help assemble, this lovely layered bagel is a tasty mix of salty, smoky and creamy. Make it look extra special for Mother's Day by topping with a little decorative flag, made from washi tape fixed around a little paddle skewer.

Breakfast bagel club

3. Homemade crumpets

Crumpets with summer berries, yogurt and honey, next to a jar of honey

Crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, these homemade crumpets beat shop-bought any day. Little hands can help to top them with ricotta, berries and fragrant thyme honey.

Homemade crumpets with ricotta, berries and thyme honey

For an equally good savoury version, try our eggy cheese crumpets.

4. Strawberry smoothie

Glass of strawberry and banana smoothie with fruit in the background

Perfect for sipping in bed, whizz up a vibrant glass of banana and strawberry smoothie. It's packed with fruity goodness, as well as being gluten-free, vegan and ready in just five minutes. Why not make enough for the kids to enjoy too?

Strawberry smoothie

5. Banana pancakes

Three plates of American-style pancake stacks topped with sliced bananas, next to maple syrup jar

Use up overripe bananas in these fluffy American-style breakfast pancakes. Kids can mash the bananas and learn how to whisk egg whites, whilst older children can test out their flipping skills. Drizzle with maple syrup and scatter over toasted pecans to guarantee a smile from mum.

Easy banana pancakes

6. Green goddess smoothie bowl

Two bowls of green smoothies topped with fruit and nuts

This is a Mother's Day offering worthy of Instagram – and we promise it tastes as good as it looks. Providing every one of your five-a-day, this smoothie bowl gives goddesses the benefits of avocado, banana, spinach, berries, mango, seeds and more. Kids can help prep it the night before, ready to carry up to mum in the morning.

Green goddess smoothie bowl

7. Flatbreads with brunch-style eggs

Flatbreads on a plate with a frying pan of eggs and tomatoes

This easy shakshuka-style recipe is great for getting kids involved in the kitchen. Teach them how to make a simple wholemeal flatbread, perfect for mopping up runny egg yolks and juicy cherry tomatoes.

Flatbreads with brunch-style eggs

8. Banana, coconut & cardamom bread

Banana coconut loaf, sliced and on a plate

Jazz up banana bread with coconut and cardamom. It makes a wonderful breakfast, toasted and spread with butter. It's a straightforward recipe for children to help with, and will fill the house with irresistible aromas as it bakes.

Banana, coconut & cardamom bread

For a dairy- and egg-free alternative, try our vegan banana bread.

9. Croque madame traybake

Two plates of croquet madams with coffee

For the champion of decadent brunches, make this croque madame traybake. If loading toasted sourdough with gruyère, smoked ham and a rich white sauce wasn't enough, it's topped with an egg before baking. The white sauce can be made ahead, giving everyone a little longer in bed.

Croque madame traybake

10. Blackcurrant compote

Bowl of cereal topped with yogurt and blackcurrant compote, next to jar of compote

You only need three ingredients to make this fruity compote, perfect for topping yogurt and muesli on Mother’s Day. You will need a fruit thermometer and to sterilise your jars in advance, so although kids can help to make this, they’ll need adult supervision while bringing the fruit to the boil. Let them make labels for a Mother’s Day batch and keep any leftovers in the fridge for up to three weeks.

Blackcurrant compote

Get more Mother's Day inspiration...

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Mother's Day menu
Mother’s Day ideas for kids
Mother’s Day hamper ideas
Top 10 Mother’s Day desserts
Last-minute Mother’s Day gifts
Mother’s Day gifts you can post
Mother's Day dinner ideas


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