celebrating mom with breakfast in bed

This year, we thought it would be fun to honour style-savvy moms with an array of delicious Mother’s Day breakfast recipes inspired by some of our favourite on-trend beds. After all, this is one of the only days of the year that you can demand breakfast in bed and actually get away with it.

The recipes in this collection have all been chosen based on the following three criteria: it has to be delicious and relatively healthy; it can’t require ALL the pots and pans (and ladles and spoons) in the kitchen; and, above all, it can be eaten, fuss-free, in the blissful quiet of your own bed. Well, one can dream.

Each dish can be (mostly) prepared by the kids, however, if you have younger children, an adult will be required for a few small tasks, such as boiling eggs and slicing an avocado. Otherwise, even the littlest littles can help with assembly, plating, and garnish while you grab a few extra minutes of sleep and wait for your Mother’s Day surprise to appear.

The beds we’ve featured here span a full range of styles, from vintage-inspired to modern, but they all have one thing in common—the perfect headboards for reading, watching tv, and, of course, for sitting up and eating breakfast in bed. If you’ve been dreaming about a gorgeous new bed, here are five of our favourites.

For the Millennial Mom
Inspired by the gorgeous, button-tufted statement headboard of the Karen queen bed, our first Mother’s Day menu item is a tasty take on the millennial staple—avocado toast. In our version, sliced avocados are topped with sweet-tart craisins and crunchy seeds.

Bougie Avocado Toast – serves one
2 slices of bread, toasted
Softened butter or cream cheese
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
1 Tbsp sweetened dried cranberries
1 Tbsp seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, or hemp)
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Spread toast with butter or cream cheese and place on a pretty plate. Arrange avocado slices over toast, then top with cranberries and seeds. Sprinkle with a little salt and fresh pepper. Serve immediately.

For the Earthy Mom
Taking inspiration from the rustic but refined Pricilla queen bed, overnight oats are the perfect breakfast choice for the down-to-earth mom who loves to camp, hike, and dig in the garden, but also enjoys a little pampering from time to time.

One of the easiest breakfasts you'll ever make, overnight oats are prepared the night before to allow the rolled oats, nuts, and seeds to soften in the sweetened milk, and served with fresh fruit in the morning.

Earth Mama Overnight Oats – serves one
1/2 cup oats
1 Tbsp each coconut, sliced almonds, and pumpkin seeds
1 tsp hemp hearts or flax seeds
2 Tbsp dried fruit (raisins, chopped apricots or cherries, etc.)
1 tsp brown sugar
pinch of cinnamon
2/3 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy, like almond or oat)
Fresh fruit, for serving

Place all dry ingredients in a pretty bowl, then stir in milk. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, top your overnight oats with chopped apple, sliced banana, or fresh berries. Serve cold.

For the Vintage-loving Mom
We know your kids are perfect angels, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t learn the art of making the perfect devilled egg. That’s why we added this picnic classic to our Mother’s Day menu, inspired by the vintage vibes of the charming Kanwyn queen bed.

Time-saving tip: Hard boil your eggs the night before, letting them chill overnight in a bowl of water in the fridge. The water trick helps them slip from their shells more easily.

Classic Devilled Eggs – makes 12 halves
6 eggs, hard-boiled, cooled, and peeled
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp Dijon mustard, or a splash of hot sauce
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp cooked, crumbled bacon (optional)
Parsley or chopped chives to garnish

Cut each egg in half lengthwise. Gently remove yolks and place in a bowl. Set aside whites. Mash the yolks with a fork, then add mayo, mustard or hot sauce, and a small pinch each of salt and pepper. Using a spoon or rubber spatula, stir until mixture is creamy. (Add a little more mayo if it seems dry.) Carefully spoon mixture back into the hollows of each egg half. Place on a pretty plate and garnish with bacon, if you like, and parsley or chives. Serve.

For the Mom on the Go
No time for breakfast in bed? We hear you! Grab a delicious banana-mocha smoothie on your way out the door to your activities, or to sip while working from home. The optional oats help to thicken up the smoothie as it stands and keep you full longer.

We’ve paired this energizing, banana-mocha breakfast-in-a-glass with the solid ash, fully customizable Soho queen bed—the perfect landing pad when your day finally comes to a close.

Banana-Mocha Smoothie – serves one busy mom
1 banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
1 cup oat milk (or any dairy/non-dairy milk)
1 single-serving container vanilla yogurt
2 Tbsp oats (optional)
1 heaping Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp instant coffee powder (optional)

Place frozen banana in a blender. Pulse for a few seconds to chop. Add all remaining ingredients and blend until completely smooth. Pour into a travel tumbler or smoothie cup.

For the Fancy Mom
Baked eggs, or "ouefs en cocotte" if we want to be fancy, is a classic French breakfast dish that can be thrown together in about two minutes (plus 10 minutes baking time) and with roughly 15 fewer steps than Eggs Benedict. Despite its simple preparation, it’s the perfect “special occasion” breakfast and in keeping with the ornate, vintage-inspired Realyn queen bed.  

Fancy Baked Eggs
2 eggs
2 Tbsp half-and-half or heavy cream
2 Tbsp grated cheese of your choice (swiss, cheddar, Havarti, etc.)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter two, 4-ounce ceramic ramekins. Pour 1 Tbsp cream into each. Carefully crack an egg into each ramekin. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle cheese over each egg. Bake 8–12 minutes, or until yoke is desired degree of runniness/firmness. Serve with toast or French bread for dipping. Careful! Ramekins will be hot.


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