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Mother’s Day Breakfast In Bed

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Mother’s Day breakfast in bed is a lovely tradition for children to participate in. It exercises the “honor your mother” muscle – a muscle you want well-developed before they’re teenagers. So you want them to start as young as possible.

Problem is, toddlers don’t make breakfast by themselves. And many dads aren’t much better if the menu preparation involves an oven. Put the two together in your kitchen, what could go wrong? You don’t want to risk it. No mom wants to spend the next day cleaning up after their efforts.

So help them help you.

Five simple but delicious breakfast ideas that require no cooking at all or minimal microwave preparation. Click To TweetHere are five simple but delicious breakfast ideas that require no cooking at all or minimal microwave preparation. Pass themย along to your Gru and his Minions. They’ll feel proud and accomplished to serve you such fine fare.

Pancakes & Fruit

These are store brand frozen Buttermilk Pancakes. The only prep they need is 2 minutes in the microwave. Serve with some fresh fruit. Easy peasy.

Donut Kabobs

It doesn’t get any simpler. These kabobs were made alternating glazed donut bites, strawberries, and chocolate mini-donuts on skewers. They look fancy – worthy of Mom.

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Breakfast Parfait

For moms who like a lighter breakfast, this breakfast parfait is perfect. It’s made with low-fat Greek vanilla yogurt topped with protein granola & dark chocolate. Blackberries are a garnish bonus.

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Breakfast Sandwich

A Jimmy Dean egg white/turkey sausage/cheese breakfast sandwich takes 2.5 minutes in the microwave. Open it up and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper – voila! Fills you up.

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French Toast Bites

Pop 2 Eggo French Toaster Sticks in the toaster. Cut them into bite-size pieces and roll in a mix of sugar & cinnamon. Serve with her favorite syrup. (This is Bourbon flavored. Yum.)

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There you have it! Five easy breakfasts young children can make, with Dad’s help, and serve to you with delighted faces flush with accomplishment. And no messy kitchen for anyone to clean. Happy Mother’s Day!

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  • Ok, I could totally get behind the donut kabob! The breakfast parfait looks a little healthier, though. These are some great ideas!

    • Wife Sense

      Lecy, here’s the problem – I had to make all these to photograph them. I learned that donut kabobs might not make it out of the kitchen, and to Mother, if little ones have anything to do with them. My 3 little grandsons nearly wrestled me for them.

      • I can see that being a problem. I don’t know that they would make it out of the kitchen if I were making them either. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Erica Crawford-Terry

    A mother’s day breakfast in bed sounds wonderful! Maybe my hubby will see this comment and catch the hint. Thanks for sharing!

    • Wife Sense

      I hope he does, Erica! But don’t chance it, show him. ๐Ÿ›

  • Ashley Stephenson

    Those donut kabobs look so good!! That is my kind of breakfast in bed!

    • Wife Sense

      We love them, Ashley. And SOOO easy!

  • In Saitama

    It is my first time to see a donut kebab and already I want! What a great idea and I think my 2 older kids (7 and 6 years old) can even manage that. Not sure I will get it in bed, but I think they will be happy to make this.

    • Wife Sense

      I’m on a kebob frenzy, I fear. Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  • I love this post because I’ve never thought of giving them ideas! My Gru and Minions can make these happen, no problem. Thanks!

    • Wife Sense

      Ideas are really all the help they need. You sit back and enjoy! ๐Ÿ›

  • Allison Lancaster

    Yum! Breakfast in bed was something we always did for my mom on Mother’s Day!

    • Wife Sense

      I hope your little guy carries on the tradition, Allison. Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Victoria

    Love how unique those little kabobs are! I will have to forward this on to my husband:) Thanks for sharing.

    • Wife Sense

      Sharing IS caring, Victoria. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie

    Such great choices! I really love the kabob idea!!

    • Wife Sense

      Thanks, Joscelyn. Kids love making them.

  • YUM! This all sounds like the perfect breakfast in bed ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Aarika Chilson

    I love these suggestions for breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day! Those doughnut/fruit kabobs look fabulous and easy!