Mom spends the whole year taking care of her family, so why not treat her to a fabulous treat for Mother’s Day? Kick-off her favorite day with an epic breakfast in bed, and she’ll be beaming with joy all day. Even better, you can treat her to some of her favorite breakfast treats and customize the experience. Here are a few tips for planning a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed.
Planning a Deluxe Mother’s Day Breakfast In Bed
Plan, Plan, Plan Ahead
Surprising mom with breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day can be hard because let’s face it, she always seems to know what is going on. With a bit of preplanning, you can make her morning special and a surprise.
Pick a Theme – Does your mom have a favorite place to travel? Or a favorite meal? Take time to pick a fun theme that you can plan your whole meal around.
Plan the Menu – Decide on a recipe or two that you are going to make. Pick some of her favorites or try out something new. Maybe even have the kids write out and decorate the menu for a personal touch.
Serve a Signature Drink – Make sure to have a special drink on the menu for mom to enjoy while she starts her day. A fancy coffee drink or a special cocktail or mocktail is a great way to enhance her experience.
Pick a fun serving tray – When planning for your breakfast in bed, you will want to take some time to pick a special serving tray. You want to make sure that mom is as comfortable as possible.
Be sure to use the best ingredients – perfectly ripe fruit, the best pancake syrup, fresh-baked bread. You can always taste the difference and she will appreciate the effort.
The meal doesn’t need to be complicated to be impressive. Whether your mother is a fan of sweet or savory — or likes a mix of both!—We’ve got recipes she’ll love.
Preheat the oven to Bake at 350°F. Grease one 9×5 pan or two 8×4 pans.
In a small bowl, mash bananas, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add in eggs and beat until mixed.
To the wet ingredients, sift in the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Stir until just combined.
Pour in mashed bananas, and mix until combined.
Bake for 35-40 minutes (for two 8×4 pans) or until the cake tester comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs stuck to it. If using one 9×5 pan, bake at 350°F for 30 minutes; then lower the temp to 325°F and bake for 15-20 or until the cake tester comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs stuck to it.
Allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Move to a wire cooling rack.
For the glaze:
Melt butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon over low heat.
Once melted together, pull off the heat. Sift in powdered sugar, and whisk until fully combined.
Allow it to cool for 8-10 minutes so the glaze can thicken.
Once the glaze has thickened, give it a quick stir and pour it over the loaf(ves) of bread.
Allow the glaze to harden completely before cutting into slices.
Strawberry Shortcake Maple Blondies
For the Blondies:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup maple sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened coconut
For the Topping:
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries
3 tbsp maple sugar
For the blondies:
Preheat the oven to Bake at 350°F.
Line a 7 x 11 baking dish with foil.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
Beat the melted butter and maple sugar until well combined then add in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and coconut just until combined, careful not to over-mix.
Spread it evenly in the pan. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool completely on a wire wrack.
Once cool, spread with strawberry topping.
Cut into bars and enjoy!
For the topping:
Combine the strawberries and maple sugar in a small saucepan.
Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until it cooks down to a jam consistency.
Once cool, add an additional 1/2 cup of chopped strawberries