“We’re going to make you breakfast in bed, Mum!”
Ok mums, admit it. When you hear the kids mention breakfast in bed as a special treat for you, do you think:
a) Mmm burnt toast and cold tea
b) Knives in toasters
c) Spilt milk
d) Every available space in the kitchen will be covered in mess
e) All of the above?
It’s always wonderful for your kids to think about how they can spoil mum with a handmade treat, but it often fills mums with dread!
Never fear – your no cook breakfast is here!
Full of flavour, easy to make and definitely low in the mess making rating…well maybe…hopefully…fingers crossed for you!
Start dropping hints for this no-cook breakfast now, if breakfast in bed is on the special present for mummy list anytime soon at your house.
- Your favourite yoghurt (even better if you treat yourself to conveniently having a rich creamy yoghurt that you would never buy for the kids to shovel in).
- Sliced fruit – strawberries, blueberries, banana, mango.
- Macadamias, walnuts, almonds
- Granola or rolled oats
- A sprinkle of shredded coconut
- If required slice up fruit (mum might need to pre-slice)
- Chop up the nuts
- Spoon a couple of spoonfuls of yoghurt as the bottom layer in a cup
- Add a spoonful of fruit
- Sprinkle with chopped nuts and/or granola
- Repeat the layers
- To avoid cutting fruit, choose blueberries or raspberries that don’t require cutting. Bananas are a good choice to peel and break into bite sized pieces
- Using frozen fruit is also a great option
- Instead of chopping up nuts, either buy pre-packaged sliced nuts or just use walnuts that are easier to crumble by hand
- Happy for the kids to practise their MasterChef knife skills? Try a Kiddy Kutter safety knife for kids.
- Mums – make a big deal about your favourite cup being a certain plastic one. That way the kids might be less inclined to bring you your favourite Reidel wine glass filled with yoghurt.
- Encourage the kids to turn this into a version of overnight oats and prep this the night before. Leave out the banana so it won’t turn brown, and expect your granola or oats to be soggy in the morning. All the deliciousness without the mess to clean up in the morning. Win – win.
Feel like avoiding the kitchen capers?
Kids love putting this recipe together and any mum receiving this breakfast in bed would be a very lucky mum.
However, should the MasterChef’s concoction leave Mum wanting a little more, why not try the Yoghurt Parfait at The Wellness Café at Mingara Recreation Club? You could even enjoy a full breakfast out with barista made coffee, made with love at The Roasted Berry.
All mums deserve to be spoiled…a little more than every once in a while.