You've got two choices: either keep dreaming, or drop these massive hints to hubs for the ultimate breakfast in bed this Mother's Day. Thank us later.
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock lately, you’ll know that 14 May is Mother’s Day. And we think it’s worth chatting a lot about because, let’s face it – it’s the one day of the year we get to be officially celebrated as the best thing since sliced bread… and hopefully, be hero-worshipped for at least an hour. You can go for our approved Mother’s Day celebrations, but you can also totally get your day off to a good start with these breakfast in bed recipes. So leave this post open on the laptop, tactically position it in front of the significant other (we’re leaving enough time to bag your grocery delivery slot!), and keep everything crossed for the weekend.
Easy breakfast in bed recipes for Mother’s Day
1. All-day breakfast traybake
Let’s start as we mean to go on: something special that goes beyond your bog-standard cereal and milk. Yes, mums of Singapore: we give you the all-day breakfast tray bake! So simple that Dad and the littlies can rustle this one up… and you don’t even need a recipe! Just add what you like to the one tray, but we’re gunning for sausages, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, grated potato, eggs and beans. Bake until yummy.
2. Pea and broccoli frittata
Make like Dr Seuss this Mother’s Day and tuck into some green eggs, ham optional. We’re going wild for this Tesco recipe for pea, broccoli and cheddar frittata. A splash of chilli sauce on the side gives us heart eyes for days.
3. Avo on toast
Seriously, this is one of our fave early morning noms, so it makes sense to list it on our breakfast in bed wishlist. Crank it up a notch by adding a poached egg and a sliver of smoked salmon. Or some crispy bacon and grilled tomatoes. Or some goat’s cheese and chilli flakes. Stawwwp, we die!
4. Vegan blueberry pancakes
The pancake robot is coming to town… and he’d better be heading your way on Sunday otherwise, heads will roll. These positively drool-worthy vegan blueberry pancakes from The Spruce Eats are utter breakfast in bed goals. We’ll be sleeping with our cutlery under our pillows in anticipation of this one.
5. Smoothie bowl
For those of you looking for something slightly less sinful, then how about a fruity smoothie bowl for your Sunday breakfast in bed ‘surprise’? We’re sure Dad and the kids can manage to add some fruit to the blender, right? Bonus points for the ‘grammable presentation.
6. Candied orange peel granola
This may be a simple breakfast in bed recipe, but it’ll be a special surprise for your mother. Trust us – we know! The sliced clementines and chocolate pieces add that extra sweetness to the meal. You can swap out the clementines for anything else if you can’t find those. Country Living has the recipe if you want to make this for mumsy!
7. Sunny-side-up pizza
Who says you can’t have pizza for breakfast? Let mummy sleep in while the kids (and you) get to work with this hearty pie dish. Follow the instructions by Woman’s Day, and you’ll have the perfect brunch treat in no time.
8. Breakfast Banana Splits
Dessert for breakfast? On Mother’s Day, anything goes! Whip up this easy-peasy breakfast-inspired banana split that’s lower in calories and only requires some assembly! Sub the ice cream for scoops of mum’s favourite yoghurt. Make sure dads lend a helping hand with the chopping. Jazz up this light dessert-inspired breakfast with some chocolate chips, sprinkles or nuts, reminiscent of the yummy ice cream dessert.
9. Coconut Chia Seed Pudding
The fun thing about chia seeds is that it’s a meal that puts itself together — ideal for little hands! This simple two-step recipe comes together overnight in the fridge. Serve in mum’s favourite bowl, and top with vibrant berries and chopped fruits. Voilah! Guaranteed to put a smile on mummy’s face.
10. Cinnamon Toast
This simple classic will bring back some fun-filled childhood memories for mum! While it might sound simple enough to put together, the perfect cinnamon toast is a textural sensation with an oozy buttery, cinnamony centre and that max crunch factor at once! Bellyfull has some serious tips on ways to perfect this classic for mum on Mother’s Day!
Top tips for kids to make breakfast in bed
1. Get out the recipe books
There are countless brekkie options, and most don’t require proper cooking – just a bit of food preparation. So decide on a recipe, make a list and go shopping for ingredients the day before. But it’s also perfectly fine to keep it simple and cut up some strawberries and pineapple to make a fruit salad with yoghurt and a drizzle of honey. Just spreading some jam or Vegemite (for the Aussies) on freshly baked and toasted bread is like a gourmet meal for mums who usually don’t even get time to finish a cup of tea!
2. Put on an apron
If you’re a bit on the small side, make sure you wake up Dad and ask him to help. In fact, wake him up anyway, just for the fun of it. Get out your ingredients and start prepping like a MasterChef pro. Don’t worry if things don’t go to plan. If the toast gets a bit burnt, you can ride on the old ‘it’s the thought that counts’ fallback till you’re about 25 years old. The true gift of breakfast in bed is making sure you clean up, so do those dishes before Mum enters the kitchen. And don’t forget the cup of tea.
3. Remember the little touches
It’s time to lay out a tray with your magic meal. Make sure you’ve got a napkin, cutlery, salt, pepper and sugar if needed. Duck outside and pick a flower, frond or foliage and place it in a vase on the tray. If you don’t have a small vase, you can use a tin or just lay the flowers on the tray. If you want to go the extra mile, make a card and buy her favourite mag.
4. Make an entrance
Spillage is an acceptable part of the Mother’s-Day-Brekkie-In-Bed-Tray. So if you have any accidents carrying the tray into mum, don’t worry (note: this doesn’t mean you get free reign to make a mess at all other times), but get dad to follow behind with a cloth before you set off. Walk into the bedroom with a rendition of ‘Happy Mother’s Day To You’, and we promise you’ll receive a beaming smile.
5. Do a disappearing act
Get mum propped up on some pillows before you hand her the tray. It’s time for some kisses and cuddles. Now skedaddle! It’s time for mum to enjoy her brekkie, cry quiet, happy tears when she reads your card and crack open that fresh copy of Vanity Fair for some uninterrupted indulge time. And a big pat on the back for you – well done, you’ve got the happiest mum in the world today.
Happy Mother’s Day, ladies. We hope you get your breakfast wish answered!
Top image: Maddi Bazzocco