Hostess with the Mostess: Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

In Brittany Strickland, Jarrett Warren, Jessica Comegys, Louisiana Ladies by Lola Magazine

I am a working mother and for the last year, my husband and I have been blessed to not have to homeschool or work from home. While some people have found more time on their hands for cooking projects and stress baking, I find myself wondering how on earth can I fit everything in the day. I am so grateful to be healthy and have a job that has allowed me to continue to work through these crazy times, but I am just tired.

So, what do I want for Mother’s Day this year? A much-needed break and a few minutes to myself. Please and thank you! Nothing extravagant! I’d like to sleep in till I wake up on my own (which will probably still be 7 a.m. but that’s ok!) Coffee in bed. And I would be over the moon if my family made ME breakfast. Nothing fancy, even a chef appreciates the simple things every now and then.

Want to make your mom feel special this Mother’s Day?

Let me help you! Make your wife/mom/mother-of-your-children breakfast in bed. I am willing to bet, she won’t argue with being waited on for an hour or two. Here are some easy breakfast-in-bed recipes that are stress free and sure to please mom. But do not worry, even if these are intimidating, I am sure mom would still be just as thrilled to get a cup of coffee and a piece of toast brought to her. This is her day, take care of your mom. Bonus points if you do the laundry and vacuum!

Lemon Greek Yogurt Pancakes

You will love these light and fluffy Lemon Greek Yogurt Pancakes! These easy pancakes are extra thick and soft, packed with protein, and secretly healthy!

2 cups white whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

zest of 2 medium or 3 small lemons

¼ cup lemon juice

¾ cup milk (whole milk is best)

1 cup plain Greek yogurt (2% or full fat)

2 eggs

2 tablespoons honey (or pure maple syrup)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For serving: fresh strawberries and pure maple syrup

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest. Set aside.

In a liquid measuring cup, stir together the lemon juice and milk. Set aside while you prepare the rest of the wet ingredients.

In a large bowl, combine Greek yogurt, eggs, honey, and vanilla. Whisk until well combined. Whisk in the milk-lemon juice mixture until smooth.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and, using a spoon, stir until barely combined. The batter will be very thick. Be very careful not to overmix. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Heat nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat; spray with cooking spray.

Scoop ¼ cup portions of batter onto the hot griddle. Cook on the first side for 2-3 minutes, until bubbles begin to form. Flip and cook on the second side, 2-3 minutes more. Serve with fresh berries and maple syrup.

French Toast

This recipe is your classic French toast with a surprising ingredient in the batter. You’ll never do French toast any other way after making this recipe! 

Equipment needed: Electric Griddle

1 Egg Large

2 Tablespoons Butter Unsalted, melted

¾ Cup Milk Whole

2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

1 Dash Cinnamon (optional)

1 Dash Nutmeg (optional)

2 Tablespoons Sugar

1/3 Cup Flour

¼ Teaspoon Salt

1 Loaf Brioche or Challah Bread, (Texas Toast can be used too)

Beat the egg in a baking dish or pie plate.

Whisk in the melted butter, then slowly add the milk and vanilla, whisking to combine.

Add the sugar, salt and flour while continuing to whisk until totally smooth.

Soak each side of the bread in the batter for about 15-20 seconds.

Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat and spread butter all over the bottom. I just hold a stick and rub it everywhere.

Cook the bread for about 1 minute, or until golden and flip the bread, cooking on the other side for equal time or until golden.

Serve with buttermilk syrup or any favorite syrup!

Granola Yogurt Parfait

A parfait is pretty and easy to assemble with the younger kids. 

Mom’s favorite yogurt 

Granola 

Fresh fruit 

Drizzle of honey 

Add cacao nibs, bee pollen or hemp seeds for extra nutrients and texture!

Serve with coffee, mimosa, and extra fruit with toast. Smash an avocado on the toast for extra credit.