Mom deserves a day to be pampered. Your kids can start off Mother’s Day right by making breakfast for the family. These ideas include recipes that are simple enough for little ones to make – like strawberry-chocolate cheerios parfaits, chocolate oat clusters cereal no-bake bars and easy chocolate croissants. For something more complex, try the chocolate-stuffed French toast. Make a savory breakfast into a cake by having your kids create bacon, egg and cheese breakfast bread. Finish off the meal with breakfast cookies. If your kids can’t decide on one recipe – why not, two? Or three?
Cheerios and kids go hand in hand – so why not use them to make mom a special treat? Layer yogurt, fresh-cut strawberries, and chocolate cereal in a glass cup. Make it fancier by adding a dollop of whipped cream on the top along with a strawberry. That’s it to make these strawberry-chocolate cheerios parfaits Betty Crocker.
In thick slices of bread cut a 3-inch pocket and fill with hazelnut spread, like Nutella. Dip the bread pieces into a mixture of Bisquick, vanilla, fresh orange juice and eggs. Then crisp on a griddle. These chocolate-stuffed French toast from Betty Crocker will have mom oohing and aahing.
This recipe for bacon, egg and cheese breakfast bread from Delish is mostly savory but has just a touch of sweetness. Break up pieces of refrigerated biscuits and place into a Bundt pan. Then, pour in a mixture of eggs and cooked bacon pieces. You might want to add in some small broccoli pieces, too. It’s like quiche cake.
These enormous breakfast cookies from Martha Stewart are sure to fill mom up. They’re packed with chopped, dried mangoes and papayas, unsweetened coconut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds and oats. Form the dough using 1 cup of batter for a mom-sized cookie she’s sure to love.
What mom doesn’t want chocolate for breakfast? Your kids can whip up these chocolate oat clusters cereal no-bake bars from Betty Crocker without needing an oven. Melt together butter, Nutella and marshmallows in the microwave then stir in cereal pieces. Press into a pan to cool and set. Cut into bars.
Wrap semisweet chocolate chips in refrigerated crescent rolls before baking. That’s all your kids need to do to make these easy chocolate croissants from Real Simple. Your kids can get creative and mix a little bit of raspberry or strawberry jam in with the chocolate chips.
This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly.