How to Make a Mother’s Day Breakfast Fit for a Queen

Start her day right with pink pancakes, crepes, cakes and caramelized corn flakes. In bed.

Photos by Leah Lizarondo


Full disclosure: I am biased about Mother’s Day. I think it’s the best holiday in the world. I think everyday should be Mother’s Day. On this day, all moms should get as much sleep as they want, be showered with presents and pampering and eat whatever their heart desires. Preferably in bed.

Here’s what you do to make sure this day is like Christmas for mommy:

1.     Let her sleep in.
2.     Clean the house. Immaculately. Like the way SHE wants it to be cleaned.
3.     Partner/Dad: clean and feed the children. While she’s out getting a massage.
4.     Everyone: cook her a great meal. And clean up after.

See, moms are fairly simple.

Let me help you with the meal part. Start her day right by making her breakfast in bed. What what better way than with multi-grain beet pancakes (I call them MOMcakes). Pink pancakes dotted with berries. And not the cheap, junky kind that come from a box. These are made with LOVE. Lots of it.



a.k.a. Multi-Grain Beet Pancakes

Recipe adapted from My Real Food Life


Wet Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ground flax

  • 1 tsp vinegar

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (preferred – adds sweetness)

  • 1 cup water or unsweetened almond milk or rice milk

  • 1 cup pureed beets*

*Note: To make pureed beets, I steamed 2 medium beets until very tender. I chopped and placed them in a blender with about 2-3 tbsp. of water.


Dry Ingredients

  • ¾ cup arrowroot

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp baking powder

  • 1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour/other whole grain flour**

**OR: Want to make these gluten-free?
You can substitute the wheat or whole grain flour for 1 ¾ all-purpose gluten-free flour (Bob's Red Mill is easy to find).


1. Measure and mix all the wet ingredients, set aside.

2. In a separate bowl, measure, mix and sift all the dry ingredients thoroughly.

3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.

4. You may wish to add a little bit more water and/or beet puree at a time until the batter reaches pancake batter consistency. This batter is good slightly runny so that the pancakes come out thin and fluffy.

5. Cook as you would your regular pancakes. As you can see I tried to "roughly" shape them into hearts.


Want to make more for mom? Try these.


Mango Crepes with Coconut Cream
Can you think of a more dreamy breakfast?

Raspberry Cream Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Not quite what your mom went through but its certainly a labor of love that is well worth it.

Cereal Milk Panna Cotta with Caramelized Cornflakes
Memories of your childhood. With style.

Categories: Brazen Kitchen