The Kids Can Help With These Easy Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed Recipes

Last Update: May 8, 2024

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and to really celebrate the mother or mother figure in your life, you can’t go wrong with breakfast in bed. This time-honored tradition is a classic for a reason: There are few things more relaxing than waking up to a homemade breakfast, and if you have little ones in your family, it becomes even sweeter. 

We’re rounding up a few of our favorite, kid-friendly breakfast in bed recipes, products to help make Mother’s Day breakfast easier, and tips for planning a memorable Mother’s Day for the mom in your life. 

Baking Mixes for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Whip up a batch of homemade muffins or a loaf of fresh baked bread with these gluten-free baking mixes. The kids can help with cracking eggs, mixing the batter, and pouring it into the pan, so all you’ll have to do is pop it in the oven. 

Thrive Market Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffin & Bread Mix
This mix is made with a blend of coconut and almond flours and sweetened with coconut sugar. Serve it with a cream cheese frosting for a sweet breakfast in bed.  

Thrive Market Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffin & Bread Mix
This mix is made with almond and oat flours and real dried blueberries. Sprinkle your favorite nuts (walnuts work well!) on top for an added crunch. 

Thrive Market Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Muffin & Bread Mix
Bake a loaf of this fragrant, gluten-free apple cinnamon bread to serve for your Mother’s Day breakfast. If you like, have the kids help mix some cinnamon and honey into softened butter to spread on each warm slice. 

3 Kid-Friendly Mother’s Day Breakfast Recipes 

Easy Egg-in-a-Hole Recipe

Yield: 1 serving
Active time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes


1 egg
1 slice brioche bread 
Seasoning of choice (like Thrive Market Everything Bagel Blend)


Adult step: Heat a skillet over medium-low heat. 

Kid step: Assemble one slice of thick-cut brioche bread and a small cookie cutter (a 1.5 to 2-inch cookie cutter works best). Gently press the cookie cutter directly into the center of the bread, then remove the piece of bread you cut out. 

Adult step: Melt a bit of butter in the skillet, just enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Once the butter spreads, place a slice of bread in the middle. Crack an egg into the hole. 

Adult step: Cook the toast until the egg firms up a bit, about 45 seconds. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on top, then flip. 

Adult step: Allow the other side of the toast to cook for another minute or so, until the egg yolk is soft but the egg white is cooked through. 

Kid step: Give a generous sprinkle of everything seasoning (or any seasoning you like!) evenly on top of the egg-in-a-hole. 

Easy Apple Pie Overnight Oats Recipe

Yield: 2 to 4 servings
Active time: 8 minutes
Total time: 8 hours


2 cups organic rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened apple juice
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 apple, grated 
2 heaping tablespoons chopped pecans, plus more to garnish
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more to sprinkle on top
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of sea salt


Kid step: The night before, mix the oats with the apple juice. 

Adult step: Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to soak overnight, or for at least a few hours.

Adult step: Right before serving, unwrap the bowl of oats and stir in the rest of the ingredients, reserving some apple to garnish. Divide between bowls. 

Kid step: Garnish the oats with grated apple, pecans, cinnamon, and honey, if desired.

Easy Acai Bowl Recipe 

Yield: 1 bowl
Active time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes


For the bowl:
1 packet frozen acai bowl mix
1 banana
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons peanut butter

For the toppings:
Coconut chips
Pumpkin seeds
Sliced bananas, strawberries, or other fresh fruit


Kid step: Break up frozen acai packet by running under lukewarm water. Do not let it defrost, just warm enough to break into smaller pieces. 

Adult step: Place the contents of the acai packet in a blender with the frozen blueberries, banana, almond milk, and peanut butter. Blend until smooth. 

Kid step: Pour the smoothie into a bowl and sprinkle with toppings. 

Tips for Serving Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed 

  • It’s not breakfast in bed without serving it to mom in bed! Enlist the kids to help you place the food on a tray so you can carry it to the bedroom and serve it to her right when she wakes up. 
  • Take the kids on a nature walk to pick a bouquet of wildflowers, then place them in a vase to decorate your tray. 
  • If your little ones get too distracted while helping with the cooking, give them an easier task, like cutting some soft fruits (think strawberries, bananas, kiwis, etc.) with kid-safe knives to serve as a side dish instead. 
  • Allow the kids to help pour a glass of mom’s favorite juice (then you can make her favorite tea, coffee, or other hot morning beverage). 
  • Help the kids write a Mother’s Day card or draw a picture to place on the tray before serving.

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Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts is Thrive Market's Senior Editorial Writer. She is based in Los Angeles via Pittsburgh, PA.

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