Cooking With Kids: Mother’s Day Breakfast

by in Healthy Holidays, Kid-Friendly, May 9, 2013

lemon pancakes
My kids always want to prepare a very special breakfast for me on Mother’s Day. But guess who ends up doing most of the cooking AND cleaning? (hint: me!) Instead of getting upset at the thought of extra chores, I take this opportunity to bond with my kiddos while we whip up delicious memories together in the kitchen.

The Menu
A few days before Mother’s Day, my kids and I plan out the menu and hit the market so we’re fully stocked and ready to cook. Here are some mouthwatering Mother’s Day breakfast picks, complete with tasks your kids can do.

Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Pancakes (pictured above)

Kid-Friendly Tasks:

  • Gathering ingredients
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Washing the blueberries
  • Cracking the egg
  • Stirring ingredients

Recipe: Peach French Toast Bake

Kid-Friendly Tasks

  • Gathering ingredients
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Coating the baking pan with cooking oil
  • Arranging the baguette in the baking pan
  • Cracking the eggs
  • Whisking the egg mixture
  • Pouring the egg mixture over the baguette (younger kids will need extra help)
  • Scattering the peach slices over the bread
  • Combining the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture
  • Sprinkling the brown sugar mixture on top of the bake

Recipe: English Muffin Breakfast Pizza

Kid-Friendly Tasks:

  • Gathering ingredients
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Line the baking sheet with foil
  • Assembling the English muffin pizza (younger kids will need extra help)

Recipe: Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits

Kid-Friendly Tasks:

  • Gathering ingredients
  • Washing the berries
  • Layering the parfaits (younger kids will need extra help)

Recipe: Strawberry Corn Cakes

Kid-Friendly Tasks:

  • Gathering ingredients
  • Coating the muffin pan with nonstick spray
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Washing the strawberries
  • Mixing the batter
  • Topping the cooled cakes with the remaining berry mixture and whipped cream

Whether it’s virgin or made with the hard stuff, mom deserves a cocktail on her special day. For kids who want their own special cocktail, have them mix together a alcohol-free spritzer.

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »

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