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Whip Up Some Love: Easy Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes to Cook with Children

Mother's Day is a time-honored tradition where we celebrate the incredible women in our lives who have nurtured, cared for, and loved us unconditionally. At Kids & Company, we believe that every Mom deserves to be treated like royalty on this special day. That's why we've put together a delightful menu of – and easy to DIY – Kidco Kitchen recipes. You can cook them with your children for the perfect Mother’s Day brunch celebration, honoring all the maternal figures in their lives. The sheer idea of these menu items is sure to get your children eager to help in the kitchen – especially if they’re already familiar with them from attending Kids & Company child care! Happy planning & happy cooking!

Pineapple Whip

Start by creating a simple refreshment to go with the rest of our menu items – our Pineapple Whip recipe only requires 2 ingredients and takes around 10 minutes to make. This refreshing treat combines dreamy coconut milk with bright yellow pineapples for a taste of paradise – a perfect beginning to a day of celebration, and transporting Mom to a relaxing island getaway. 

SERVES: 6 portions

RECIPE TIME: 10 minutes

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple

What to do:

  1. Be sure to wash your hands before you begin.
  2. Place chunks of frozen pineapple and coconut milk into a food processor or high powered blender.
  3. Blend until the consistency becomes creamy.
  4. You may have to stop several times and scrape down the sides.
  5. Scoop into cups to serve! Enjoy!


French Toast & Maple Butter

French Toast is a classic breakfast and brunch favorite, and pairing it with our Maple Butter recipe will have Mom truly feel like she’s on vacation. This timeless indulgence will elevate Mom’s morning, and start her day on a delicious note – and she will truly appreciate the effort her children put into the menu to show they truly care about pampering her on Mother’s Day!

French Toast

SERVES: 6 portions

RECIPE TIME: 20 minutes

What you need:

  • 2/3 Cup Milk
  • 2 Egg
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • ¼ Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 6 Thick Slices of Bread

What to do:

  1. Make sure to wash your hands before you begin.
  2. Whisk milk, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon together in a shallow bowl.
  3. Lightly butter your pan and heat over medium-high heat.
  4. Dunk bread in the egg mixture, soaking both sides. Transfer to the hot skillet and cook until golden, 3-4 minutes per side. Serve hot.
Maple Butter

SERVES: 6 portions

RECIPE TIME: 5 minutes

What you need:

  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ Cup Maple Syrup

What to do:

  1. Make sure to wash your hands before you begin.
  2. Combine butter, cinnamon and maple syrup in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until well blended and fluffy.
  3. If desired, roll into a tube shape in a piece of parchment paper and chill.
  4. Serve soft or chilled with your favorite baked good!


Oatmeal Cookie 

No brunch is truly complete without a sweet treat to round out the meal, and our Oatmeal Cookie recipe is just the thing to satisfy Mom's appetite. Bake up a batch with your children and watch as Mom's face lights up with joy. (We recommend preparing this treat the night before Mother’s Day).

Did you know? Oatmeal cookies are the most popular baked goods at Kids & Company! 

SERVES: 36 portions

RECIPE TIME: 1 Hour and 30 Minutes

What you need:

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Flax Flour
  • 3 Tbsp Water
  • 1 ½ Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 ½ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Sea Salt
  • 3 Cup Oats

What to do:

  1. Make sure to wash your hands before you begin.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F.
  3. Mix the flax flour and water in a small bowl, let it sit for at least 15 min.
  4. Cream together butter and sugar. Mix in fax mixture and vanilla.
  5. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir in the creamed butter mixture. Mix in the oats.
  6. Cover and chill dough for at least an hour.
  7. Grease a sheet pan. Roll 1 Tbsp of dough into ball and place 2 inches apart on the sheet pan.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Allow cookies to cool completely on pan before serving.


Don’t forget to have your children show extra appreciation by adding a dash of adoration and sprinkling their love for Mom into their cooking!

Mothers and caregivers often dedicate themselves to nurturing and supporting their children, frequently prioritizing their needs over their own. Mother's Day serves as a gentle reminder for children to reflect and appreciate the incredible women who shape their lives. A truly great way to show appreciation for Moms and maternal figures is through the joy of food and shared dining experiences. We hope that these recipes inspire you to create a memorable Mother's Day brunch filled with love, laughter, and delicious food with your children – for their mothers and loved ones. From our (Kidco) Kitchen to yours, happy Mother's Day!


About Kidco Kitchen

Kids & Company provides healthy and nutritious meals and snacks to the children at the majority of our locations, prepared by our very own Kidco Kitchen. The Kidco Kitchen is founded on a fresh, from-scratch philosophy, building children with healthy bodies and minds. Our menus are created by Chef Lisa, cooked by Chefs and approved by children! 

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