12 Brunch Recipes Your Kids Can Make (That You'll Actually Enjoy)
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12 Brunch Recipes Your Kids Can Make (That You'll Actually Enjoy)

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12 Brunch Recipes Your Kids Can Make (That You'll Actually Enjoy)

Turn brunch into a Mom-worthy occasion!

Most moms know that when it comes to breakfast in bed on your special day, it's the thought that counts. But if you have young kids who are still learning their way around the kitchen, your Mother's Day meal might not be what you had in mind (the look of pride and triumph on their faces makes it all worth it, though!). These recipes require minimal technique and mostly hands-off cooking time, making it easy for your kids to cook you a meal that you'll truly enjoy.

1. Sheet Pan Roasted Spring Veggies and Eggs

This sheet pan egg and veggie bake is as delicious and nutritious as it is beautiful! Each spring vegetable is roasted in the oven right alongside the eggs, so this is a great recipe for kids who are practicing beginner tasks in the kitchen like chopping ingredients.

2. Savory Sheet Pan French Toast

This recipe was developed with budding young cooks in mind, so it includes plenty of steps that even your youngest kitchen helpers can lend a hand with. Plus, the French toast gets cooked entirely in the oven, so there's no flipping or standing over a hot stove involved. Looking for a more classic plate of French toast for your Mother's Day brunch? Just swap the savory flavors for sweet!

3. Cheesy Purple Potato and Cabbage Hash

It might not be the kids' first choice for breakfast, but moms know that crispy purple potatoes and tender cabbage make for a beautiful and nutritious brunch. Older kids can practice their chopping and dicing skills, while the younger ones can help toss the veggies and garnish the hash with yummy cheese and chopped parsley before serving you.

4. Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Cream the butter and sugar, add the eggs, stir in the dry ingredients, and you're golden. This lemon poppy seed bread is great practice for budding young bakers, as it doesn't require many steps or much hands-on time. The result is a moist, lemony slice of heaven with poppy seeds scattered throughout. Perfect for breakfast in bed with a cup of mom's favorite tea!

While they may require a bit more hands-on time, the budding baker in your family will love making these chewy strawberry oatmeal cookie bars for you. The leftovers (if you have any, that is) are perfect for work snacks and lunchbox treats.

6. Breakfast Pizza

What kid doesn't love pizza? Now it's time for them to make one for mom! They'll have a blast rolling out the dough and piling on the toppings, which include sunny-side up eggs with yolks just the way you like them. A slice of this breakfast pizza with a tall glass of orange juice makes for a memorable Mother's Day brunch.

7. Sheet Pan Brussels Sprout Bacon Egg Hash

It takes a lot of practice to conquer the stovetop, and we don't expect most kids to be masters—that's why this sheet pan recipe is perfect for little beginner chefs. To make you a healthy and flavorful brunch that you'll love, all they have to do is pop a few ingredients in a pan and crank up the oven!

8. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Totchos

If there's one thing that kids and adults can agree on, it's that nachos are always a good idea. This breakfast version includes tater tots, ooey gooey melted cheese, crispy bacon crumbles, and baked eggs in every bite. It all happens in one pan, which means less cleanup for the kids and more crispy tots for you!

9. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Muffins

Ask the kiddos to serve these bacon, egg, and cheese egg cups with a side of fresh strawberries and melon or your favorite fruit. They're packed with flavor and are sure to fuel all your fun or relaxing Mother's Day activities, no matter what you have planned.

10. Ham and Cheese Brunch Bake

Classic flavors are hard to mess up, so this ham and cheese brunch bake is a guaranteed success! This recipe requires just a few simple ingredients, and you'll love the outcome. The kids will be proud to have made mom a dish that you'll be asking for again and again!

11. Avocado Egg Salad

Apart from hard-boiling the eggs ahead of time, this recipe requires absolutely zero ovens, pans, or complicated cooking maneuvers, so kids young and old will have a blast putting it all together for you. It's a creamy yet light take on egg salad with an addition of rich avocado, crumbled bacon, and Greek yogurt so tasty that you might want to request it for lunch, too.

12. Whole30 Breakfast Casserole

The beauty of this recipe is that whether or not you're on Whole30, the only ingredients required are whole, unprocessed foods that are easy for kids to cook with. This casserole is filled with bacon, tender bell peppers, and spinach with a fluffy egg base. It's a nutritious and filling way to start your special day!

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