How to Serve Mom Breakfast in Bed the Right Way

By: Emily Lee

CHOCOLATEBANANA PANCAKE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE Food Network Kitchen Unsalted Butter, Allpurpose Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Buttermilk, Eggs, HalfandHalf, Vanilla Extract, Bananas, Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Confectioners’ Sugar

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

If you’re planning a special meal this Mother’s Day, leave dainty fruit cups and low-fat yogurt parfaits off the menu. This Sunday, Mom’s only goal should be relaxation and enjoyment — and that, we believe, starts with a hearty breakfast in bed. Once the lady of the house has awoken (hopefully long after sunrise), load up her breakfast tray with wholesome goodies she can enjoy in big bites and generous forkfuls. Here are some of our most-satisfying breakfast dishes, perfect for a leisurely morning under the covers.

A basic shortcake pales in comparison to this decadent breakfast casserole from Food Network Kitchen. The assembly is simple: Start with a layer of fluffy flapjacks, then sprinkle some banana slices and chocolate chips over the top. Don’t forget to douse the whole thing with a sweet and creamy egg mixture, then repeat the layers until your casserole dish is filled to the rim.

Food Network's Breakfast Pizza

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Tara Donne, FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Forks and knives are optional when serving these crisp and buttery breakfast pizzas from Food Network Kitchen. Start with your favorite brand of flatbread, then customize each with toppings that Mom will enjoy. We recommend thick-cut bacon, shredded provolone and sunny-side-up eggs.

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Here’s a breakfast sandwich fit for a queen — a queen who isn’t too prim to eat with her hands. The Neelys wedge sliced bananas cooked in brown butter between sweet, eggy slices of French toast to create the ultimate breakfast panini. Top the whole thing off with powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup.

This hearty recipe combines the classic breakfast dish of eggs, toast and sausage into one easy-to-eat casserole. Assembling Mom’s breakfast tray will be even easier if you prepare the casserole a few days in advance and freeze it until you’re ready to serve.

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Photo by: Coral Von Zumwalt

Coral Von Zumwalt

Ree Drummond’s gooey Cinnamon Rolls are just the thing to have on the menu if Mom is a fan of sweet breakfast dishes. Preparing the dough from scratch requires some heavy prep, but what other occasion calls for grunt work like Mother’s Day?

Bellinis are always welcome at breakfast, especially on Mother’s Day. Prepare Ina Garten’s classic recipe at home by spooning fresh peach puree into champagne glasses and then topping each one off with chilled Prosecco. Be sure to have plenty of peaches on hand — we guarantee Mom will ask for seconds.

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