It may be time to retire that annual Mother’s Day breakfast in bed this year. While you love that your little ones put in the effort, that early morning wake-up? On a Sunday? No, thanks. Instead of a crack-of-dawn stack of pancakes, skip the morning meal and bring on brunch! And don’t stress about whipping up a celebratory feast by yourself. These Mother’s Day brunch ideas are easy enough for the kiddos to help out with. Whether it’s measuring, mixing, or adding the finishing touches, your child can get in on the cooking action and help make mama’s day in the best possible way.
1. Brown Sugar Bacon Buttermilk Waffles: This sweet and savory treat covers all the brunch bases with its unexpected bite of bacon tucked inside warm, fluffy waffles. While your kids needn’t do the actual cooking, they can get out the measuring cups, fill them, and mix everything together. They can also help out with the crucial step of pouring syrup on the bacon-y goodness. (via Brown Eyed Baker)
2. Southern Biscuits With Chocolate Gravy: Biscuits and gravy gets a serious upgrade with this recipe that’s far from your everyday fare. Bonus: Watching the biscuits transform from a handful of ingredients into fully formed little mounds is a super cool (not to mention tasty) science experiment for the kids. (via Sprinkle Bakes)
3. Homemade Apple Pie Pop Tarts: Prove to your kiddos that pop tarts don’t need to come from the store — or a box. As your child measures and mixes, you can prep the rest of the recipe. This take-it-with-you alternative to apple pancakes, fritters, or the real deal (pie) is a fun way to celebrate you on the big day. (via Rasberri Cupcakes)
4. 10 Minute S’mores Granola: Two favorites come together in this sweet morning treat. Have your kids gather the ingredients and mix them up in a bowl. After you handle cooking the granola mix in a skillet, all that’s left to do is dig in and enjoy! (via Baking Bites)
5. Runny Egg BLT Sandwich: No, your kiddo can’t cook the eggs. But they can take the prepped and cooked foods, stack them, and create the best brunch sandwich you’ve ever had. (via Smitten Kitchen)
6. Eggs, Bacon, and Mac & Cheese: Go all in on the breakfast plus lunch combo with this skillet of pure deliciousness. Your kids don’t seem to like anything other than mac and cheese anyway. And you’re craving a classic egg and bacon breakfast. That’s a win-win if we ever tasted one! (via i am a food blog)
7. Pesto Flatbread With Fried Egg and Arugula: So your kids just won’t eat their veggies? Maybe if the vegetables are on a pizza they will. This combines the best part of breakfast with a fab pizza lunch. The kids can arrange the ingredients on the flatbread crust before you pop it in the oven. (via Rachel Cooks)
8. Blueberry Yogurt Multigrain Pancakes: Don’t let the “multigrain” deter you — these little hotcakes are still a decadent brunch indulgence the whole family can agree on. Put your kids in charge of the mix-ins and quality control. (via Smitten Kitchen)
9. Broccoli Salad: Chock-full of scrumptious apples, walnuts, and cranberries, this salad has something for everyone. Balance the sweetness of waffles and other sugary recipes with this healthy option that’s anything but boring. (via Bowl of Delicious)
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