There’s nothing better than waking up to breakfast in bed. Sometimes you want to sit in bed and have your coffee come to you. Well, you can make this happen for your mother this weekend (and maybe a little bit more regularly than that?) Here is a list of breakfast meals that won’t leave sauce and crumbs all over your mother’s nice sheets.
Fruit Salad Parfait
You can never go wrong with a fruit salad. Make it special by cutting up the fruits and placing them in between generous layers of your mother’s favourite yoghurt then topping it with a generous serving of whipped cream.
- 1 Cup of fresh pineapple, cut in 1cm cubes
- 1 Cup of fresh mango, cut in 1cm cubes
- 2 kiwis, peeled and cut in 1cm cubes
- 1 banana, peeled and cut in 1cm cubes
- 1 Red Delicious apple, cut in 1cm cubes
- 1/2 Cup of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1/4 Cup of maple syrup
- 3 Cup of vanilla yoghurt
- Start by mixing the grapefruit juice with the maple syrup. Set aside.
- Cut all of your fruits and mix them well in a medium-sized bowl.
- Pour the grapefruit maple mixture and mix thoroughly.
- Refrigerate for a bit or serve immediately. The acidy of the grapefruit juice will keep the apples and bananas from browning for a while!
- Place fruit salad over top of vanilla yogourt. Enjoy!
recipe source: iadorefood.com
Vanilla French Toast
This is your chance to make something straight out of a Pinterest post. French toast is simple, quick and after you make it you can spend some time adding toppings and making it picture perfect so that you can present it to your mother.
- 8 Slices Brioche, White or Brown bread, sliced
- 6 Eggs
- 3/4 cup skimmed or whole milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
- Pinch of Salt
- 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Butter for pan
- Powdered Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Fresh Fruit
- Whipped Cream
- In a shallow bowl or pie plate, make the sweet custard batter by whisking together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. You may even whip it in a blender.
- Dip the bread into the custard batter for about 1 minute per side, to fully coat the bread.
- Heat a pan over medium heat. Place a pat of butter and let it begin to sizzle. Add french toast slices dipped into custard into the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Watch carefully as you may want to LOWER the heat to medium-low if the bread is browning too quickly. You want it to be fully cooked on the inside as well so low and slow wins the race.
- Remove from skillet and place on a wire rack so the French Toast doesn’t become soggy. The air circulation helps keeps any steam from forming underneath the French Toast. You may also keep the French Toast warm by placing in an oven set to 80-100 degrees.
- Repeat by placing another pat of butter in the pan and continue to cook remaining bread slices.
- Top with Butter, Powdered Sugar, Maple Syrup, and Fresh Fruit.
recipe source: modernhoney.com
Trying to make poached eggs might be a stretch especially if you aren’t used to it. Baked eggs are a healthy option plus you can bake them into different shapes as long as you have the moulds. You can get creative and bake the eggs into letters and spell out her name or you can keep it simple using the recipe below.
- Large eggs (however many you want)
- Nonstick cooking spray, vegetable oil, butter, coconut oil, olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Red, yellow peppers (optional)
- Coriander (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a nonstick muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
- Crack eggs into the tin. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bake eggs at 350ºF for 14-18 minutes or until the yolks have reached the desired texture.
*Alternatively, mix eggs, red and yellow peppers, coriander, tomatoes and onions together. Pour in the mixture up to the 3/4 mark in each muffin tin. Bake as above.
recipe source: fitfoodiefinds.com
Sunny Side Up Pizza
So you’re a little bit advanced in the kitchen and your mum likes trying new things? Then this is the recipe for you. Its all your favourite parts of breakfast on pizza dough. You can get store-bought pizza dough to make things a little easier but either way this recipe is definitely worth a try.
- Cornmeal, for the baking sheet
- Flour, for the surface
- 1 lb. pizza dough, thawed if frozen
- 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 4 oz. Gruyère, coarsely grated (about 1 cup)
- 4 oz. thinly sliced deli ham
- 1 bunch spinach, thick stems discarded
- 4 large eggs
- Green salad, for serving
- Heat oven to 450°F. Lightly dust a large baking sheet with cornmeal. On a lightly floured surface, shape pizza dough into a 16″ oval or circle. Place on prepared sheet.
- Spread mustard over dough, then sprinkle with 3⁄4 cup of cheese. Top with ham, spinach and remaining 1⁄4 cup cheese.
- Working with one egg at a time, crack eggs into a small bowl, then slide onto pizza. Bake until egg whites are set and crust is golden brown, 15 to 17 minutes. Serve with a salad, if desired.
recipe source: womensday.com
Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Scones
Scones can be messy but not these ones. The use of sour cream makes them a little less sweet and crumbly but if your mother likes chocolate then she will love these.
- Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter and, using a pastry blender or two knives, cut it in until the mixture forms small crumbs. Add the chocolate chips and toss to combine. Make a well in the centre of the mixture.
- In a bowl, whisk together the sour cream, egg, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and, using a fork, gently stir until incorporated (do not overmix). Bring the dough together into a ball.
- On a lightly floured surface, shape the dough into an 8-inch round (about 1 inch thick). Cut into 8 wedges, separate, and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes.
recipe source: womesdaily.com