Eight easy breakfast-in-bed ideas for mum

Treat mum to a delicious breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day with our simple ideas. The whole family can get involved with preparing these easy recipes, which are sure to make her day.

  1. Creamy baked egg and smoked salmon pots

    These cute egg pots look impressive but are actually very easy to prepare. Recruit some little helpers to help you snip the salmon and chives with scissors and butter the toast ready for dunking.

  2. Mushrooms on toast

    It's easy to turn something simple like mushrooms on toast into something special. Try these posh mushrooms on toast which have plenty of flavour and texture from fresh parsley, crunchy pine nuts and a drizzle of luxurious truffle oil, or pair with rich eggy bread and roasted cherry tomatoes for a French toast-style feast.

  3. Fruity yogurt cups

    These yummy fruit and yogurt sundaes are ideal for younger kids to prepare, as they don’t require any cooking. Mum will love this healthy breakfast treat, which features layers of mashed berries, natural yogurt and oats.

  4. Mini pancakes

    For a breakfast that’s as pretty as it is tasty, you can’t beat some classic Scotch pancakes or these mini pancakes. Let the kids experiment with a range of fruity toppings – we love raspberries and mascarpone, banana and honey, blueberries and yogurt or pear and crème fraîche. You can even prepare the batter the night before. 

  5. Scrummy crumpets

    For another sweet idea, trying topping readymade crumpets with a deliciously fruity topping. We love these buttery French toast crumpets with berries, or try a spin on a classic pud with seasonally topped rhubarb crumble crumpets.

  6. Ham and egg toast cups

    For a simple breakfast dish that can be ready in 30 minutes, make Mum these tasty toast cups. Children can get involved in constructing these delicious cups before they go into the oven. 

  7. Sweet croissants

    For a cute mini bake that's tons of fun, try these American-inspired peanut butter and jam croissant twists. The classic combination of salty peanut butter and sweet raspberry jam works perfectly in flaky croissant dough and the simple rolls are easy for the kids to help make. What's more, these can be prepped in advance and just baked when ready.

  8. Savoury croissants

    If your mum prefers her pastries with a savoury twist, try these oozy, cheesy, spinach and egg-stuffed croissants that are sure to fit the bill. Ready in just 15 minutes, these are easy to rustle up with just a few ingredients and can be tweaked as you like; add crushed chillies for more spice or add a slice of ham or smoked salmon.