Kid-friendly Mother's Day brunch menu

Claire Gallam

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Instead of doing all of the cooking yourself, why not enlist the help of your kids this Mother's Day? This kid-friendly brunch menu is filled with kid favorites, like fresh fruit and bacon, as well as mom favorites too, like stuffed French toast.

Blackberry & strawberry slushies

Your kids will love this menu as much as you do! Serve with a much-deserved Champagne cooler and enjoy a fantastic Mother's Day with the ones you love, eating your favorite foods.

Blackberry & strawberry slushies

Serves about 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 pound fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup diet cranberry juice
  • Strawberries and blackberries for garnish
  • About 2-3 cups ice

Directions:

  1. Place the ice, strawberries, blackberries, lemon juice and cranberry juice together in a blender. Pulse on low until mixture is smoothly pureed.
  2. Serve in Mason jars and garnish with fresh berries.

Banana bread pancakes

Banana bread pancakes

Yields 6 pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup 2 percent milk
  • 1-1/2 large bananas, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add sugar, pumpkin pie spice, milk, smashed bananas, vanilla, melted butter and walnuts. Stir to combine with a wooden spoon.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add nonstick cooking spray. Scoop out about 3 tablespoons of batter onto the skillet. Heat until the tops of the pancakes bubble slightly and then flip. Cook another 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Top with whipped cream and maple syrup.

Perfect candied bacon

Perfect candied bacon

Serves about 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Baking sheets
  • Dash of salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Top with a wire cooling rack.
  2. Toss the bacon with the brown sugar and salt and pepper. Place the bacon on the wire cooling rack and sprinkle with a bit of additional brown sugar.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.

Banana & chocolate cupcakes

Banana & chocolate cupcakes

Yields about 16 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate icing (we love this recipe)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the butter, applesauce and sugar together. Add the eggs, sour cream and vanilla, and beat until creamy. In another bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Stir in the bananas.
  2. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Fill each muffin cavity about 3/4 of the way full.
  3. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on a wire cooling rack. Then once cool, frost and enjoy!

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.

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