Mother’s Day Simple and Easy Breakfast Recipes for Breakfast in Bed

by Melanie Edwards on May 3, 2011 · 15 comments

in Motherhood, Recipes

Breakfast in Bed

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In the eight years that we’ve been married, my husband has customarily been “the breakfast guy.” I’m not much of a breakfast person; my breakfast meals consist primarily of bagels, yogurt, or a bowl of cereal. I rarely eat egg and am not a huge fan of traditional breakfast foods – except for bacon, that I’m good with. Thus, my husband inadvertently took on the role of cooking breakfast the majority of the time since he is actually very much a fan of the meal and could eat pancakes all day long. In all honesty, the man makes better pancakes, and even better eggs, than I do, so I’m happy to have him do it.

Breakfast in bed is, apparently, a tradition for Mother’s Day throughout the nation. I don’t particularly remember doing this for my mami growing up; I’m pretty sure we took her out to eat that day. But, I can say that one of the most fun memories I have of my own Mother’s Day (this year makes only my sixth) is when my baby girl and husband snuck out of the house early in the morning to our local grocery store and bought the necessary items to make me my very own breakfast in bed. The look on my girl’s face alone as she helped carry the plate into my room made the day special.

My breakfast in bed that day was pretty simple and perfect for someone like me who doesn’t normally do a huge breakfast. This year, my husband knows that if he and baby girl decide they want to treat me to a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed, they have some very simple breakfast recipes they can choose from. Here are a few you too can share with your family.

Mother’s Day Simple and Easy Breakfast Recipes for Breakfast in Bed

Bagel Faces for Mom

Package of Bagels
Cream Cheese
Veggies – tomato for a mouth, peppers for eyebrows, cucumbers for eyes, sprouts for hair.

Recipe courtesy of Walmart

Kellogg’s Granola Parfait

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2

1 container (8 oz.) low-fat vanilla flavored yogurt
1/2 cup fresh fruit (sliced strawberries, sliced banana, blueberries or raspberries)
1 cup Kellogg’s® Special K® Low Fat Granola


  1. In 2 tall glasses, layer yogurt, fruit and Kellogg’s® Special K® Low Fat Granola until glass is full.
  2. Top with extra fruit.
  3. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of Kellogg’s

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
1 cup milk
2 eggs
Chocolate morsels


  1. Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat or electric griddle to 375°F; grease with cooking spray, vegetable oil or shortening. (Surface is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on it dance and disappear.)
  2. Stir all ingredients until blended. Pour by slightly less than 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle.
  3. Add chocolate morsels to your liking to each pancake.
  4. Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook until golden.

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker’s Bisquick® Pancake recipe

I hope you enjoy your Mother’s Day this coming Sunday with your family and hopefully you get to enjoy your very own (simple) breakfast in bed!

What are some quick and easy breakfast recipes you enjoy eating?

Disclosure:  As a member of the Walmart Moms program, I was compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Latinaish May 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm

And now I’m hungry. My littlest son sometimes tries to make me breakfast in bed. It’s usually a peanut butter sandwich and a yogurt. LOL. I need to teach him some new recipes. Thanks, Mel!


modernmami May 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm

awww how sweet of him!


Marcela Beatty May 3, 2011 at 2:05 pm

The first breakfast paired with some smoked salmon…heaven! Great/easy ideas for the kids to do!
Another good thing to add is a little note or card telling mom how much you love them!


modernmami May 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm

What a wonderful idea! Adds a special touch!


Carla May 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Love the granola parfait! These are great because the kids could do them without much help from papi. I’ll be dropping not so subtle hints for Mother’s Day morning =)


modernmami May 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm

jaja yes! I love how simple they are.


unknownmami May 3, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I always get coffee in bed, but not breakfast. Great ideas and very doable.


modernmami May 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Glad you like them!


Anonymous May 3, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I’ve never done this either. I think only once somebody did it for me but I don’t like it! I feel I want to get up and brush my teeth and take a shower! LOL! BUT, if we’re in a different place that is not my home I’ll consider it, like a hotel 🙂 Feels more relaxing! Also, it will be cute if my kids do it one day, I’ll survive the no shower thing by then!


modernmami May 3, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Sí Dariela! Get over the no shower thing! jajaja It’s nice to cuddle with
them in bed and eat while you talk a bit. You can go brush your teeth right
after! 😉


Jennifer Bullock May 4, 2011 at 1:19 am

Great ideas, we love chocolate chip pancakes in our house 🙂


modernmami May 10, 2011 at 1:07 am

They do make me like pancakes more! 🙂


Roxana A. Soto May 4, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Funny, I’m not too much of a breakfast person either, but I’ll take any excuse to stay in bed some extra time any day!

These are definitely easy to do recipes, totally doable for a child. I like all of them, but I think the yogurt parfait would be my fave!


modernmami May 10, 2011 at 1:07 am

Me too Roxana!!! jaja The yogurt parfait is awesome, actually.


Anna Davis May 13, 2017 at 5:22 pm

I love chocolate anything


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