Two Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed Recipes (Easy for Kids)

Updated on May 4, 2020
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Rebecca is a retired special education teacher. She earned a master's degree at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA.

Eggs on a Cloud
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Eggs on a Cloud and Eggs in a Nest are fun and easy ways to give breakfast bling to eggs.

A Mom's Day Tradition

Moms love breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day! Somewhat a tradition, it is so cute and endearing when kids plan breakfast in bed for Mom. Busily concocted and then carried in on a tray with flowers, even runny eggs and burnt toast is appreciated.

The week before Mother’s Day, you could practice making these two easy recipes—maybe the kids will get the hint! Or better yet, share the recipes now with Dad and really be “surprised” when you receive breakfast in bed on the big day.

2 Recipes for Eggs and Toast

There are a lot of variations for the two different recipes for eggs and toast. Some are easy and others are so elegant as to rival eggs Benedict.

  • Eggs on a Cloud: Egg whites are whipped, and the yolks are cooked inside.
  • Eggs in a Nest: Eggs are cooked inside holes that have been cut out in slices of bread.

One idea for eggs in a nest is to use a shaped cookie cutter for cutting the hole from the bread. Use a cookie cutter to match the holiday!

Some cooks like to use layers of phyllo dough baked in muffin cups then adding the cooked ingredients (ham, cheese, garlic, and melted butter) inside the phyllo “baskets.” Other recipes for eggs in a cloud call for ingredients like grated gourmet cheese, chives, or crumbled bacon.

My recipes are much easier and make impressive egg dishes for Mother's Day.

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Top the toast with thinly sliced ham and Swiss cheese.Whip the egg whites and cream of tartar. Make a depression for the egg yolk.
Top the toast with thinly sliced ham and Swiss cheese.
Top the toast with thinly sliced ham and Swiss cheese.
Whip the egg whites and cream of tartar.
Whip the egg whites and cream of tartar.
Make a depression for the egg yolk.
Make a depression for the egg yolk.

Eggs on a Cloud Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 egg per person, room temperature
  • Ham, thinly sliced
  • Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar, per 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly toast and butter the bread.
  3. Top with ham and cheese slices.
  4. Place on a baking sheet.
  5. Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff.
  6. Top the toast slices with a serving spoon size dollop of egg white.
  7. Make a depression in the “cloud” with the back of a spoon.
  8. Slide egg yolks into the “clouds.”
  9. Bake for 10 minutes or until the egg is set and egg whites are golden brown.

Eggs in a Nest
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Eggs in a Nest Recipe

Eggs in a nest is an especially easy eggs and toast recipe for kids. I used Texas Toast for the bread. I thought it would be less mess if the hole was somewhat thicker than regular bread slices. I really wanted to use a flower-shaped cookie cutter but we couldn’t find one. I used a biscuit cutter instead. I toasted up the “holes,” buttered them and served them with cream cheese, diced apple, and raisins.

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Cut holes in bread slices with a biscuit cutter. Add toast un-buttered side down in a skillet. Transfer to a baking sheet and finish under the broiler.
Cut holes in bread slices with a biscuit cutter.
Cut holes in bread slices with a biscuit cutter.
Add toast un-buttered side down in a skillet.
Add toast un-buttered side down in a skillet.
Transfer to a baking sheet and finish under the broiler.
Transfer to a baking sheet and finish under the broiler.

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 eggs per person
  • 1 slice bread for each egg Texas toast, other sliced bread if desired
  • Butter, softened
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut a hole with a biscuit or cookie cutter in each slice of bread
  2. Butter the bread and keep the holes
  3. Brown the bread unbuttered side down in a skillet
  4. Crack and drop the egg in the hole
  5. Cook for 3 minutes
  6. Transfer to baking sheet using a spatula
  7. Finish cooking under the broiler for 3-5 more minutes

An “Eggstraordinary” Tradition

I hope these two recipes will help make Mom’s Day a little more special this year. The recipes are really easy and delicious. They could become some of the kid’s favorite recipes for breakfast. Happy Mother’s Day!

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    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      7 weeks ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, Peggy. Happy Mother's Day.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      I am very familiar with your eggs in a nest recipe that we just call egg in a hole. However, I have never heard of your eggs on a cloud. That looks fancy! I'll have to give it a try. Thanks.

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      2 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, Linda!

    • rebeccamealey profile imageAUTHOR

      Rebecca Mealey 

      2 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks, FlourishAnyway. And you can always fix them for breakfast anytime.

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      Linda Chechar 

      2 months ago from Arizona

      This is great breakfast in bed for Mother's Day! I like all of these egg recipes!

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      2 months ago from USA

      How sweet! I never had breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day but this would be really special and something a kid could do with help.

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