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.
1. Crunchy oat clusters with peach & yogurt
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.
2. Breakfast bagel club
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.
3. Homemade crumpets
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.
For an equally good savoury version, try our eggy cheese crumpets.
4. Strawberry smoothie
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?
5. Banana pancakes
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.
6. Green goddess smoothie bowl
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.
7. Flatbreads with brunch-style eggs
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.
8. Banana, coconut & cardamom bread
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.
For a dairy- and egg-free alternative, try our vegan banana bread.
9. Croque madame traybake
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.
10. Blackcurrant 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.
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What will you be cooking this Mother’s Day? Leave a comment below…