10 Parents' Day Brunch Ideas The Family Can Make Together

Monday through Friday is a busy time for both parents and kids. There are jobs, meetings, school, homework, conference calls, doctor’s appointments, playdates, science experiments, and so much more during the average week. And weekends are busy too! Instead of having all the time in the world to relax and prepare a breakfast or brunch recipe that the whole family can enjoy leisurely, there are sports practices to attend and chores to do!

It can be stressful for parents to keep track of everything — and the struggle to do so is real. In fact, 75% of parents feel like they don’t spend enough time with their children. But even if that's the case, kids tell a different story: they say they feel special when their parents do little things for them, like sing lullabies at bedtime, take them to do fun things on the weekends, and tell stories about what their own childhoods were like. Parents don't need to worry because their kids know the little moments they share with their moms and dads mean they are loved.

Since today’s parents are definitely worth celebrating, Romper has partnered with Minute Maid to provide brunch ideas for honoring moms and dads this upcoming Parents' Day! In 1994, Former President Bill Clinton created the holiday (which is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of every July) for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children”). So this Parent's Day, take some time to rejoice in the special bonds you have with your kids and enjoy one of these delicious meals that everyone can help make.

Bacon Pancakes

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Bacon makes everything better, especially when added to a classic breakfast staple. Kids will love mixing up the pancake batter, while parents crumble up some crispy bacon to add to the mix. (PS. It's okay to sneak a few bites along the way.)

Bunny Butt Pancakes

Photo Courtesy of Life Is But a Dish

These pancakes are as cute as they are tasty. And the name alone is enough to get the kids involved! All it takes are pancakes of various sizes, chocolate chips (or raisins), fruit, and whipped cream. Be careful — making bunny butt pancakes might become a family tradition!

Eggy Bacon Cups

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Anything that you can make in muffin tins is a win because the assembly is fast and the clean up is easy. Just line the tins with a strip of bacon and use tater tots as the base. Then crack an egg to top it all off before baking in the oven. If your kiddos don't mind a little spice, these are excellent with salsa.

Fruity Kebob Cutouts

Fotolia / Olaf Speier

To make sure your kids get a serving of fruit, use your holiday cookie cutters to cut cute shapes out of melons, pineapples, or mangos for a fun take on the average kebob!

Overnight Oats

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Overnight oats are super popular because you can use whatever you already have in your pantry to make them: oats, spices, almond or dairy milk, and nuts. Combine, cover, and set overnight for a filling morning treat.

Yogurt Parfaits

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Layering yogurt with granola and fruit in a glass makes for colorful parfaits. If you're looking for a cool twist, try using fruit cereal or corn flakes in place of granola, and flavored greek yogurt instead of plain vanilla. These can be tailored to satisfy all kinds of picky palates.

Breakfast Quesadilla

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Forget about the standard breakfast burrito. Instead, try the cheesy goodness of a breakfast quesadilla! Kids can pick and choose their fillings, from bacon to peppers and guac. Anything goes!

Banana Roll-up

Courtesy of Please The Palate

Make use of those leftover tortillas and whip up a batch of banana roll-ups. Cover the tortilla with your choice of nut butter (or maybe even chocolate hazelnut spread), layer in granola for crunch, and place a ripe banana right in the middle. Roll it all up and cut into bite-sized pieces.

Egg in a Hole

Photo Courtesy of Flickr user Joy

To make this, cut out the center of a piece of bread. Grill it, and once it's hot, crack an egg into the center. Take it a step further by using a heart shaped cookie cutter to make the hole in your toast. Then, save the heart cutout, toast it, and cover it with some sweet jam.

No Bake Energy Bites

Photo Courtesy of Flickr user Isha Zubeidi

Kids will love mixing up these ooey, gooey treats. Made from nut butter, flaxseed, walnuts, cocoa powder, and oats, they're easy to make and just as easy to eat. You'll find yourself popping a few at a time and making more to snack on later.

Images: stampinmom, kodamakitty, jeffreyww, joyosity, eye-shuh/flickr, Life Is But A Dish, Please The Palate

Olaf Speier, Jenifoto, Inga Nielsen, Frank Jr./fotolia

This post is sponsored by Minute Maid.