Mother's Day Breakfasts Kids Can Actually Make

It's sweet that kids want to treat you to a Mother's Day breakfast or brunch. But, all too often the "meal" turns out to be a bowl of soggy cereal or something so ambitious that you just end up cooking it yourself. Not this year! Slip these recipes to the kids or your partner and relax waiting for breakfast in bed. This Mother's Day you're in for a real treat.

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Choco-Berry Waffles

Erica Clark

Choco-Berry Waffles

Little ones will love placing the berries and chocolate into each cavity. It's like a delicious breakfast puzzle!

To Prepare: Fill the dimples of cooked toaster waffles with berries and chocolate. Try blueberries with white-chocolate chips, or cut-up strawberries with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Drizzle with syrup before serving.

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Bagels with Cucumber and Lox

Erica Clark

Bagels with Cucumber and Lox

If your bagels aren't already halved, let dad do the slicing. Young kids can spread the cream cheese with the back of a spoon and layer the cucumber and lox with their fingers.

To Prepare: Spread halved sesame bagels with cream cheese and top with cucumber slices and lox.

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Lemon-Poppy Yogurt Trifle

Erica Clark

Lemon-Poppy Yogurt Trifle

Store-bought lemon-poppy muffins make easy work of this layered breakfast treat. With no cooking or cutting required, even the youngest kids can help prepare breakfast for Mom.

To Prepare: Crumble store-bought lemon poppy seed muffins and layer in a small glass with honey-sweetened Greek yogurt.

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Fancy Breakfast Toast

Tara Donne

Fancy Breakfast Toast

Toast and topping options are almost endless. Here are a few ideas to get the kids started:

  1. Swirl on honey-sweetened ricotta cheese. Then add sliced fruit.
  2. Layer peanut butter or almond butter, sliced banana, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  3. Spread on a bit of softened butter and add thinly sliced hard-boiled egg.
  4. Peel, pit, and smash an avocado, smear on top, and sprinkle with a little salt.
  5. Cover with whipped cream cheese and top with smoked salmon. Sprinkle with chopped dill for extra credit.

Most of these tasks can be accomplished with a butter knife, but kids should enlist a grown-up for help peeling and pitting the avocado.

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Cocoanana Smoothie

Bruce Wolf

Cocoanana Smoothie

Smoothies are a nearly perfect food for kids to make. Toss everything into a blender and push a button -- just don't forget to put the top on first! To more easily blend smoothies, put the liquid or yogurt in first and the ice or frozen fruit in last.

This creamy drink will be the perfect start to your Mother's Day. Peanut butter, banana, and cocoa...what's not to love?

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Ham and Cheese Crepes

Monica Buck

Ham and Cheese Crepes

Skip making homemade crepes and buy a bag at the supermarket. When kids pop these savory roll-ups into the oven they'll need a bit of adult supervision. Otherwise this delicious French-style breakfast is assembly-only.

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Overnight Oatmeal and Quinoa

Melanie Acevedo

Overnight Oatmeal and Quinoa

Yes, you -- or your partner or an older kid -- prep this breakfast the night before. But in the morning all the little ones need to do is warm this healthy porridge up in the microwave and top it with fruit.

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Mother's Day Paper Crafts: Cupcake Carnations

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