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They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but we think that’s true for mums, too. 

And while we love breakfast in bed, on Mother’s Day, we’re hoping for a little bit more. Get the kids in the kitchen with these fun, easy recipes that will see you through until dessert!

Loaded toast
This take on toast isn’t just Instagrammable – it’s seriously delicious! Specify which toppings you would like (apple and cinnamon is our personal favourite) and let the kids do the rest. They’ll only need to operate the toaster, and if you’re worrying about knives around little fingers, consider pre-chopping your preferred ingredients so all they have to do is load ‘em up. Head here for more inspiration.

Breakfast banana split
Ever wished you could eat dessert for breakfast? With this healthy take on a classic banana split, you can! Have the kids chop a banana down the middle, and sprinkle on your favourite ingredients – it could be Greek yoghurt, granola, berries, honey or peanut butter. Or, all of the above!

Bread pizzas
Everyone loves a pizza, and this simple recipe – made using French bread for convenience – is the perfect kid-friendly solution. They are small enough for everyone to make their own, and incredibly easy to throw together. Find out how to make them right here.

Mini lasagnes
In keeping with the mini Italian theme, why not make some mini lasagnas using a muffin tray? Repetitive recipes like this one are great for letting the kids take the reins, and making use of store bought ingredients makes cleaning up a breeze. Click here for the full recipe.

No-bake cinnamon rolls
Cinnamon rolls are having a major moment, and for good reason. But you don’t need to go to all of the trouble of making your own dough to enjoy them at home – this no-bake recipe is pure genius! And, it’s super easy, meaning the kids can handle it all on their own. Winning.

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