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Mother’s Day Magic: Easy Breakfast Recipes to Make with Kids

Start Mother’s Day off right with breakfast in bed, or at a beautifully set table for the special mom in your life. Kids of all ages can help with these recipes, with adult guidance, of course. Safety in the kitchen is always the most important thing, but bananas can be peeled, blender buttons can be pushed, flour and sugar can be measured, and eggs can be broken into bowls. It’s a perfect time to teach about whisking, folding, scooping, pouring, and more – which give kids, young and older, a great sense of accomplishment. And in the end, you all get to eat a delicious breakfast.

We’ve got smoothie bowls, pancakes, French toast, potato casseroles, omelets, skillet cakes, scones, muffins – even homemade sausage patties. Vegetarian and vegan options, too.

Gluten-Free Rhubarb Scones

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

We love a good scone in the morning and these features little bits of sweet and tart rhubarb. Crunchy coarse grain sugar on top is a nice addition. Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Rhubarb Scones.

Lemon Crumb Cake

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

Most people think “cinnamon” when they think “crumb cake”. One taste of this zesty lemon version and it might become your new fave, with bright, citrusy flavor throughout. The tender cake features a crumbly streusel and a ribbon of lemon curd. Gluten Free! Get Lemon Crumb Cake recipe.

Omelets

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

An omelet is the first thing my dad taught me to cook. I was about 4 or 5 years old and I remember standing on a stool to reach the counter. This one features mushrooms, but you could vary the filling. Kids love to whisk the eggs and whisking properly is a great skill to teach that has other uses in the kitchen. Melting the butter at the stove is best monitored by adults or an older child, but showing younger kids how to coat the bottom so the omelet doesn’t stick is also a good basic skill. They like cracking the eggs, too! Get the recipe.

Breakfast Pork Sausage Patties

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

Never thought of making homemade sausage before? These pork sausage patties are no more difficult to make than a burger. Make a double batch and store the patties in the freezer for even more convenience. Get the recipe for Breakfast Pork Sausage Patties.

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

What’s better than a chocolate chip muffin? A chocolate chocolate chip muffin, of course. Deep dark chocolate batter with chocolate chips throughout. Is there a better way to start the day with a hot cup of coffee? Get the recipe for Double Chocolate Chip Muffin.

Quinoa, Greens & Bell Pepper Puff

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

This makes a great side dish or vegetarian main dish: high protein quinoa with eggs, spinach, kale, red bell pepper, leeks, scallions and Gruyere. Get the recipe for Quinoa, Greens & Bell Pepper Puff.

Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

These crisp waffles have a pronounced lemon flavor and the crunch of poppy seeds. Get out the pure maple syrup! Get Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles recipe.

Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Bread

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

This gluten-free quick bread uses coconut milk as well as coconut itself in the batter, along with tangy lime for zest flavor and color. This quick bread is easy to make, incredibly moist and really – really – delicious. Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Coconut Lime Bread.

5-Minute  Honey Butter Skillet Granola

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

Did you know that you can make granola in mere minutes in a skillet? Smaller kids need supervision at the stove, but older kids can do the stirring. Granola is very easy to make. Younger kids can measure the ingredients, and pour the cooled granola into containers. Teach kids about why it is important to cool before sealing up in a jar. And then serve with yogurt, milk, alt-milk, or eat as a snack. Get the recipe.

Strawberry Cornmeal Yogurt Skillet Cake

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

This is an easy-to-make cake, baked in a skillet, with a rustic homespun texture from the cornmeal, and a slight tang from yogurt. Get the recipe for Strawberry Cornmeal Yogurt Skillet Cake.

One-Bowl Streusel Coffeecake

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

The streusel and batter are made in the same pan (with a little creative tinkering). Tender, moist buttery yellow cake with a cinnamon and brown sugar packed streusel inside and on top. Get the recipe for One-Bowl Streusel Coffeecake.

Gluten-Free Fluffy Pancakes

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

When we think of pancakes, the iconic image is of a tall stack of super-fluffy pancakes. This is the recipe you dream of – and it just happens to be gluten-free! Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Fluffy Pancakes.

The Best Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

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We live in New England and blueberry muffins are an important part of our diet. I know that sounds funny, but it’s true. And our recipe for gluten-free blueberry muffins is the best one you will find anywhere. We stand by this recipe! Half of the blueberries are left hole, and half are slightly mashed for a blueberry packed muffin. Get the recipe for The Best Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins.

Scrambled Eggs With Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

Sometimes you want your scrambled eggs to be a little fancy and we love this combination of smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill. Very quick to put together, but fancy enough for guests. Get the recipe for Scrambled Eggs With Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese.

Home Fries

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

We think the best Home Fries start with starchy potatoes, like russets. They will create that creamy interior and crusty exterior that we look for in a great home fries recipe. Parboiling the potatoes first until a bit tender, but still firm and not fully cooked, also helps achieve the desired end result. You can peel the potatoes, or keep the peel on, or do a combo approach. Get the recipe for Home Fries.

Banana Bread

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Photo credit: Dédé Wilson.

We have several banana bread recipes, but this one is our community favorite. And it just happens to be lower in fat and sugar. Kids will be amazed that bananas should actually be quite blackened! Teach about fruit ripeness and how to tell when a baked good is done! Get the recipe.

The Best Fluffy Oat Milk Pancakes (Easy Recipe)

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These delicious oat milk pancakes are super easy to make! They are light and fluffy and super simple to make. This recipe is the perfect amount for 4-5 people. Feel free to half or double the recipe if needed. Get the recipe.

Greek Yogurt Waffles

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Photo credit: Julia Boebel-Jolliff.

These simple Greek Yogurt Waffles come together quickly and make a protein packed breakfast the whole family will love. You will like having this recipe on hand for busy school mornings or freeze the waffles for later. Get the recipe.

Best Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Recipe

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This blueberry smoothie bowl recipe takes minutes to make. It’s perfectly thick, creamy, and packed with nutrients. This blueberry smoothie recipe is the perfect vegan breakfast or on-the-go snack. Get the recipe.

Simply Potatoes Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole 

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These Simply Potatoes Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole are cheesy, creamy and delicious and make a great side dish. They only take 15 minutes to prep, then throw them in the oven and watch them bake to perfection. Get the recipe.

Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Bakery-style muffins studded with chocolate chips and a soft crumb that will rise beautifully and make a great back-to-school snack and breakfast. You can use regular-sized tins or make jumbo muffins. They keep well and can be frozen. Get the recipe.

Crispy Oven Hash Browns

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Crispy Oven Hash Browns are baked in muffin tins using frozen or real potatoes. This is the easy way to make perfect hash browns without spending time at the stove. Skip the traditional cooking method of frying in a large skillet altogether. Both sides and the bottom have a crispy exterior. And no messy stovetop to clean. Get the recipe.

Brownie Batter Overnight Oats

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These brownie batter overnight oats are fudgy and rich but yet still healthy and make for an easy breakfast (or treat) on the go! Overnight oats will forever be one of my favorite breakfasts, especially and this recipe helps get rid of those sweet cravings. Get the recipe.

Air Fryer Heart Shaped Donuts

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Heart shaped donuts are the perfect way to tell someone you love them for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day or anytime a heart will make you smile (always)! Made with store-bought biscuit dough and pantry staples, these tasty air fryer donuts come together quickly and easily. Get the recipe.

Summer Fruit Salad Recipe

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This Summer Fruit Salad is the perfect healthy and delicious treat or snack for you. It’s made with blueberry, mango, kiwi, grapes and fresh orange juice. Get the recipe.

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Pancakes

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Photo credit: Olivia Ribas.

Gluten free pancakes can be just as fluffy and flavorful as the regular thing. Make this recipe today for a delicious breakfast or family brunch! And these feature everyone’s favorite: peanut butter! Get the recipe.

Vegetable Hash

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Start your day on a hearty note with this vegetable hash—a colorful and satisfying dish that celebrates the vibrant flavors of fresh vegetables. The combination of red potatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, black beans, and a medley of seasonings makes for a scrumptious and nutritious breakfast that’s both filling and full of flavor! Get the recipe.

Cottage Cheese and Fruit Parfaits

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A delicious and nutritious breakfast parfait with cottage cheese and fruit is a fantastic way to start your day! With its creamy texture and fresh ingredients, this 5-minute breakfast offers a unique combination of flavors and nutrients. It will give you the powerful energy boost you need to tackle your day. Get the recipe.

Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink

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This delicious 6 ingredient, Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink is easy to make in just 5-minutes and at the fraction of the cost of a coffee house. Get the recipe.

Kid Approved French Toast Recipe for Kids in the Kitchen!

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French toast is a family favorite, for both kids and adults. Top with maple syrup, or fresh fruit and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar. Get the recipe.

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole

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Photo credit: Kristin Hayes.

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole combines all the flavors of ooey, gooey cinnamon rolls with the convenience of a breakfast casserole! Easy to make, ready for the oven in under 10 minutes, and perfect for Christmas morning breakfast, brunch, or a weekend treat! Get the recipe.

Author

  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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