5 Breakfasts Your Kid Can Actually Make You On Mother's Day


Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like the sweet gift of breakfast in bed. But getting something warm and delicious can be a challenge if the kids aren't allowed near the stove. When I was kid there wasn't many options for breakfasts kids can actually make on Mother's Day. My sweet mother was the poor victim of cold cereal, a fruit salad, orange juice, and coffee. Today though, kids are so much more skillful than I was growing up. Even as an adult of 40 years, I know there’re just some things I can’t do in the kitchen. But this is not case of my god children, whose skills in the kitchen are far more advance then mine. At the ages of 11, 14, and 17 years old, I’ve enjoyed watching their culinary skills develop, but this was not the case just five year ago.

The kitchen can be a pretty scary place for little hands, but even scarier for the big hands looking over the little hands. With food processors, blenders, and mixers at high speeds, this childless girl had had plenty mini heart attacks in the kitchen when trying to prepare meals with my god children. Over the years, I’ve come across some really great foodie moms who know this life and have created some easy and delicious breakfasts your kid can actually make for you on mother's day. Here are my favorites. Sorry moms; clean up not included.

1Chocolate Marshmallow Banana Toast

Courtesy of Jelly Toast

One of the easiest breakfast classics is toast. But add a little extra to it with this recipe from Jelly Toast. It’s a classic combination of nut butter, chocolate, marshmallows, and bananas. This toast is perfect for breakfast, snack time or dessert. Let the kids use their imagination and see what happens.

2Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats

Courtesy of Food Doodles

Here's another tiny fingers approved recipe from Food Doodles. Who knew chocolate covered strawberry oatmeal could sound so good? Kids make this sweet treat the night before so it's ready as soon as mom wakes up.

3Tropical Smoothie Bowl

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Have you tried the smoothie bowl? This easy-to-make breakfast from Betty Crocker is tiny fingers approved. Simply blend, pour, and let the kids decorate it with fruits, berries, and nuts for mom.

4Spicy Potato & Avocado Breakfast Tacos

Courtesy of Big Girls, Small Kitchen

I'm always up for Mexican cuisine, and this breakfast taco recipe from Big Girls, Small Kitchen is perfect for a Sunday morning.

5Breakfast Cereal Cake Donuts

Courtesy of Hummingbird High

This is what happens when you have a happy breakfast compromise. This messy, but delicious cereal donut recipe from Hummingbird High is perfect for those who like something simple and sweet.