16 Recipes Kids Can Make for Mother’s Day

Let the kids do the cooking! Kids of all ages can choose something to make for breakfast, dinner or dessert. Serve Mom this Mother’s Day while she puts her feet up!

What do mothers everywhere really want for Mother’s Day? The answer is simple: They want one day where they don’t have to worry about what’s for breakfast or lunch or dinner or dessert.

Luckily for you, we can help make those dreams come true! We have a wide variety of simple recipes that kids of all ages and can make to give Mom the break she truly deserves!

Breakfast in Bed

Berries and Banana Fruit Salad

If your child is too young to chop food, then put them in charge of washing the blueberries and putting them into the mixing bowl. This salad is also really good when mixed in with some Greek yogurt!

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Strawberry Milk with full strawberries on the side

Nothing says “I love you” like some pink milk! This easy drink takes just three simple ingredients and whirls them in a blender.

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Easy Scrambled Eggs with toast on a plate

Grab a rubber spatula and serve up the fluffiest scrambled eggs in all the land! This is a great recipe for kids who are just learning to cook!

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How To Bake Bacon in the Oven - pile of crispy browned bacon

Long gone are the days of splattered grease all over the stove and mushy bacon. This method gives you crispy results every time and makes clean-up 100% manageable.

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How to Make Oatmeal

There are so many variations of oatmeal out there, but we break it down to the basics so it’s not overwhelming. Pro tip: Toast your oats in a little butter to draw out their nutty flavor and to help them keep from mushing together.

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Waffle Recipe made with buttermilk

The long search for the perfect waffle is over! We have the best tips and tricks on how to get waffles that are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. They’re guaranteed to make this Mother’s Day unforgettable!

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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

If your child is older and a more experienced cook, let them put their skills to work making this breakfast casserole! The tater tots make it a fun dish to make, but it’s still sophisticated enough for Mom to enjoy.

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Lunch or Dinner

Dips vegetables fruit and olives for mediterranean mezze platter

If assembly dinners are more Mom’s speed, a Mezze platter is the way to go. Let the kids have fun with the placement of all the ingredients! They could shape it into a flower or heart for an extra special touch.

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Avocado Toast with Fried Egg, Olives, and Paprika

Avocado toast is simple yet add in a few other ingredients and it’s transformed into a whole meal. Top with a fried egg and serve with a side of fruit!

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Grilled cheese sandwiches cut in half and stacked ontop of each other. Alternating with orange and white cheese with a bowl of tomato soup in the background.

Moms everywhere are sure to love a gooey, melty grilled cheese sandwich especially when served with our Easy Tomato Soup!

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Salsa Verde Chicken Bake

Cooking dinner really doesn’t get any easier than this. Kids may need some help with placing the chicken in the dish, but other than that, they can have at it!

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Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Celebrate that special Mom in your life with shortcake! The biscuits are fantastic for new and experienced bakers alike and the rest of the dessert comes together in a snap.

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Peanut butter blossoms in a wide ceramic bowl.

A little Kiss on top of a cookie is a simple way to say, “I love you!” Even toddlers can help by unwrapping the chocolate kisses (be sure to have extra because they’ll sneak a few!)

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No Bake Cheesecake made with easy no bake cheesecake filling and graham cracker crust

This cheesecake is creamy and dreamy and just as elegant as any other cheesecake out there. This method takes out the need for fussy water baths or elaborate cool-down steps so that kids of all ages can have fun making it!

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Easy Lemon Pudding in three cups topped with berries

Fresh pudding is easier than it looks and tastes a million times better than anything that comes from a box. You can make this recipe up to 2 days in advance if needed.

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Banana Bread

Baking doesn’t get any easier than this! Make an extra loaf just for Mom so that she can enjoy it all week long.

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Claudia Cash

Claudia is the Community Manager for Simply Recipes, and finds joy building relationships with our readers through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the mother of 5 girls, she is passionate about family dinner and having that time together every day to connect with those we love, even if it's over toast and eggs.

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  1. Pat

    And how did it get up on the ceiling??????
    Sticky floor for weeks!!!!!!
    Maybe I’m lazy

  2. Pat

    Looks great, but personally, I’d rather go to Wendy’s than to clean up their mess after. I mean every pan and dish In the cupboard is a bit much. My opinion only

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