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With social distancing protocols in place and dine-in restaurants remaining closed to the public, Mother’s Day this year may look a little different than usual.
If you and your family are celebrating at home, you can still make the day special by cooking up a delicious brunch for Mom. The whole family will be able to pitch in with these kid-friendly Mother's Day brunch recipes.
Start your brunch off with a family-friendly juice mocktail. Older children can pour and serve the juice, while the little ones can mix and add decorative garnishes. We love the bright colors and simplicity of The Spruce Eats’ sweet sunrise mocktail, a non-alcoholic version of the tequila sunrise.
Yogurt parfaits are delicious, nutritious and simple to make. Have older children help with cutting up fruit, then get the whole family involved in assembly. Layer yogurt with the fresh-cut fruit and granola, with a drizzle of honey for extra sweetness. For a frozen alternative, try out these breakfast yogurt popsicles from I Heart Naptime – it’s like eating ice cream for breakfast!
Toast and eggs get a playful makeover in this savory delight. Food Network Kitchen’s cheesy eggs-in-the-hole with bacon is a great way to get everyone in the kitchen. They encourage the little ones to cut out the bread with cookie cutters; older kids can crack the eggs into the toast cut-outs, sprinkle Parmesan cheese and (with adult supervision) flip the slices.
A quintessential brunch food, pancakes are fun for the whole family to make. Kids can measure out ingredients, whisk the batter, and add the toppings before serving. Leave any chopping and flipping of pancakes to your older children. For a homemade, fruit-filled version, try out Tyler Florence’s blueberry banana pancakes. It’s already kid-tested and approved – he and his son have made this recipe together for a weekend brunch!
Breakfast pizza is easy to make and endlessly customizable. Just cook crescent dough on a pizza pan and top with your favorite breakfast foods! Older kids can help with cutting toppings, while younger ones can join to help with assembly. For inspiration, check out Taste of Home’s two takes on the recipe: a sausage and hash brown breakfast pizza for the savory fans, and a berries and cream version for those with a sweet tooth.
You can’t go wrong with this sweet brunch staple. Let kids measure ingredients, whisk the egg mixture and dip the bread (older kids can help flip the toast, too). Then, get everyone together to add the powdered sugar or any other toppings at the end. The Wanderlust Kitchen’s recipe for peanut butter and jelly French toast offers a twist on the classic – here, kids can make the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before dipping in the egg mixture.
The smell of fresh-baked cinnamon rolls will get anyone out of bed quickly! Try Her View from Home’s semi-homemade, kid-friendly cinnamon roll recipe – the author’s son loves to help make these. She notes that her 6-year-old son helps spread the butter and roll up the dough rectangles. Once the rolls are cool, the kids can also help mix and spread the icing.
The finishing touch: gourmet coffee from The Cookie Cups
Of course, if you're serving brunch, you can’t forget about the coffee! Order a 12-oz. bag (or two!) of our locally-roasted gourmet coffee for delivery through Doordash, available in chocolate raspberry, cookies & cream, dulce de leche, and morning blend. For a sweet pick-me-up later in the day, enjoy a 24-count Party Pack of assorted sweet cups.
We hope you and your family have fun making (and enjoying!) these brunch recipes – and to all the moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day!