With a little help from the kids, this delicious Mother's Day brunch will be ready in no time.

By Laura Rege
Updated April 13, 2021

On Mother's Day, everyone knows that Mom gets a break. So, who is making brunch? The kids. Adults are not totally off the hook, as supervision and a little assistance are required to make this delicious menu. Will Dad helm the kitchen, or will you oversee the kids? Either way, this is a menu that the kids can truly take part in—and that Mom will definitely enjoy.

Let them blend a nourishing green juice for Mom, then work together to make peekaboo toast, an egg-and-avocado dish that is fun for kids and sophisticated enough for Mom's special day. As a fun side, surprise Mom with cream cheese-stuffed celery bites (filling the celery is another task perfect for little hands). To round out the meal, whip up a batch of homemade muesli. Remember kids are great helpers for other jobs, too; have them set the table and pick out the plates for a Mother's Day brunch to remember.

peekaboo avocado toast
Credit: Ryan Liebe

The Main

Yes, we've found another way to revamp the beloved avocado toast. We transformed egg-in-the-hole—what we're certain is every child's favorite egg preparation—into a Peekaboo Avocado Toast, pictured above, that will be Mom's new favorite, too. An adult or responsible teenager should manage the cooking; younger kids can poke out the hole in each slice of bread and crack an egg into it. They can also top the toast with avocado and serve.

celery cream cheese everything topping
Credit: Chelsea Cavanaugh

On the Side

What is brunch without cream cheese? Skip the bagels and have the kids stir "everything" bagel seasoning into cream cheese, then fill little celery boats with the mixture. Consider this also a training session for making their own after-school snack.


To Drink

Teach your child (who's old enough to manage a blender) to make our Blender Green Juice with Pineapple and Mom can have green juice every morning, not just on Mother's Day. It's super simple for kids to measure frozen pineapple chunks, spinach, mint leaves, and water into the blender carafe. Then let them press the button and watch as the ingredients are transformed into juice. As always with appliances, show the kids how to properly use the blender and keep a watchful eye on them. If Mom is a coffee drinker, make sure to have a pot ready as well—green juice isn't the answer to everything.

yogurt with muesli
Credit: Antonis Achilleos

Something Sweet

Muesli, granola's easier-to-make (and healthier) cousin, requires no baking. It's all measure and mix, and the kids will have a blast putting this dish together. Put out oats, nuts, and dried fruits along with measuring spoons and let them make their mixture for this Muesli with Yogurt. They can also scatter it over individual bowls of yogurt, then top with fresh fruit to serve. For a super sweet finish to Mom's special brunch, add a drizzle of honey.


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