05/09/2015 06:46 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Breakfast in Bed: 6 Fun Recipes to Make for Mom

Moms deserve to be spoiled on their special day, so ditch the burnt toast and soggy cereal this year and whip up one of these yummy recipes. They're so easy, kids can help dad make the morning meal. (And don't forget to clean the kitchen for mom when you're done!)

1. Strawberry Muffins


Loaded with sweet strawberries, these tender muffins with crisp, golden tops are perfect for a special breakfast or brunch. They're a nice change from blueberry muffins -- and just as delicious. GET THE RECIPE

2. Banana Pancakes


These are fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside and delicately flavored with bananas and vanilla. GET THE RECIPE

3. Peach Mango Smoothies


What mom wouldn't love a healthy smoothie for breakfast? These have a tropical flavor that will have her dreaming of white sand and palm trees. GET THE RECIPE

4. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins and Walnuts


Baked oatmeal is a traditional Amish breakfast casserole with a consistency similar to that of bread pudding. There are endless variations -- the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you have on hand -- but this version filled with tart apples and plump raisins with a crunchy walnut topping is my favorite.

5. Double Chocolate Biscotti


Biscotti are twice-baked cookies made intentionally dry and crunch for dunking into coffee or tea, and these are made with a double dose of chocolate. When you dunk them, they soften -- becoming rich, chocolaty and decadent. GET THE RECIPE

6. Perfect French Toast


This French toast is extra special: It's made with challah and a rich custard flavored with honey, vanilla and lots of cinnamon. It cooks up slightly crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside -- think bread pudding! GET THE RECIPE