Mother's Day Brunches Kids Can Make

On Mother’s Day, brunch is the celebratory meal of choice – for kids eager to serve a special breakfast in bed, or for families who want to get together with all generations. Giving Mom a break from kitchen duty is a must, though – so recipes kids can make on their own, or with Dad as sous chef, is a great way for them to show they care. Here’s a round-up of great recipes kids can make themselves, or with minimal help, to create their own special breakfast in bed or fancy brunch for Mom.


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  • Bananaberry Smoothie 1 of 10
    Bananaberry Smoothie
    A fruity smoothie makes the perfect accompaniment to any brunch - kids can load up the blender with yogurt, fruit, berries, milk, juice - whatever they'd like to add to make their own special creation for Mom.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Mini Muffin Breakfast Pops 2 of 10
    Mini Muffin Breakfast Pops
    OK, these may be more fun for kids than for Mom, but kids will have a blast assembling them! All you need are push-up pop containers, yogurt, berries, granola and mini muffins. Fun!
    Cheeky Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Eggs Baked in Avocadoes 3 of 10
    Eggs Baked in Avocadoes
    If you're looking for something different, try these eggs baked in avocado halves - perfect for serving with toast and fruit! Kids will love trying to break the eggs into the avocado holes.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Almond Mango Parfaits 4 of 10
    Almond Mango Parfaits
    These deliciously different almond mango parfaits are perfect for breakfast in bed - they can be carried up with lids on, then open and eaten between the sheets without risk of spilling. Kids will have fun filling the jars themselves, and there's no need for knives or heat.
    Family Bites has the recipe!
  • Easy Pain au Chocolat 5 of 10
    Easy Pain au Chocolat
    Pain au Chocolat doesn't have to be complex - or come from a fancy patisserie. Kids can make their own using thawed frozen puff pastry dough and chocolate chips. They'll be proud to have created homemade pastries for a special Mother's Day brunch!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Puffed Apple Pancake 6 of 10
    Puffed Apple Pancake
    A puffed apple pancake is easy to make, but the presentation is dramatic! A milky, eggy batter is poured over sautéed apples and baked in a hot oven - or omit the apples and fill the puffed pancake with berries. Dust with icing sugar and serve in bed!
    Dinner with Julie has the recipe!
  • Quick Vegan Crepes 7 of 10
    Quick Vegan Crepes
    Crepes don't have to be loaded with butter and eggs! This version is vegan - perfect for topping with fresh berries!
    Cheeky Kitchen has the recipe!
  • One-Bowl Oatmeal Muffins 8 of 10
    One-Bowl Oatmeal Muffins
    A pan of freshly baked muffins is always a good idea - and they can be made using whatever ingredients you have on hand. Frozen or dried fruit, berries, nuts, chocolate - anything goes! Let the kids come up with their own special flavour for Mom.
    Simple Bites has the recipe!
  • Breakfast Quesadillas 9 of 10
    Breakfast Quesadillas
    These are a fun change from the usual breakfast fare - quesadillas stuffed with eggs, black beans, cheese and avocado - breakfast burrito-style!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Homemade Olive Oil Granola 10 of 10
    Homemade Olive Oil Granola
    Mix up a big batch of granola to carry up to Mom on a tray, or package in a pretty jar and give as a gift. Kids can mix grains, nuts, seeds and spices in a big bowl, then spread it out and bake it - measurements don't much matter, so it's perfect for making with kids.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!

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