Mother’s Day is coming up and let’s face it… if it weren’t for your mama you wouldn’t be here reading this! Am I right!? So, it’s time to start thinking of ways to show them how thankful we are to have them in our lives. Something other than flowers and a last minute hallmark card you scribbled in seconds before handing it to her…
Now, I know Moms always claim they don’t want or need anything, which is why I’m not suggesting anything crazy… just the best way to start the day… Breakfast in bed!!!
The BEST thing about breakfast in bed is that it’s basically impossible to screw up. Seriously. You could bring your mom coffee and cereal in bed and she would STILL be happy. This is a special day, so let’s take it up a few notches and do it Mother’s Day style—muffins and mom-osa’s!
Pick a muffin recipe your mom will love!
If you like chocolate chip muffins but your mom likes blueberry, sorry… but blueberry it is! This is the one day of the year it isn’t about you 😉
My mom and I have been LOVING this blueberry muffin recipe lately. If a blueberry muffin and a coffee cake muffin had a baby, this would be it! It’s not too sweet (which my mom loves) and the streusel topping is to die for!!!
Bakery Style Blueberry Streusel Muffins
For The Streusel Topping
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
For The Muffins
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk (any kind, whole or buttermilk is best)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries
- Preheat oven to 425F and spray or line a 12 cup muffin baking pan. Prepare the streusel topping by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
- In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the melted butter with the sugar, add the eggs, mix, then add the milk and vanilla, mix again.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and gently combine using a rubber spatula until moistened. Fold in the blueberries until just incorporated.
- Divide the batter into the 12 muffin cups, top with streusel and bake for 5 minutes at 425F, then keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce the heat to 375F and bake for another 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Muffins are best enjoyed the day of, but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Recipe from: Little Sweet Baker
Make sure you have a tray to put breakfast on, or else breakfast in bed will just turn into breakfast when she’s out of bed… what’s the fun in that?
I love this one from the Magnolia Home Collection at Pier 1 Imports. It’s not too heavy and the handles make it super easy to carry from the kitchen into moms bed!
The Day Before:
- Read the recipe you’ll be using to get an idea of what you’ll need + how long it will take to make. You don’t want to be mid-muffin making and have mom waking up + getting out of bed…
- Make a list of any ingredients you don’t have *Such as berries, champagne and juice mixers…
- Go to the store and get everything you’ll need.
- Not required but definitely helpful: measure out your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, etc…) so in the morning you’ll just have to mix in the wet ingredients (eggs, milk, etc…).
The Morning Of:
Wake up and get those muffins in the oven! While they’re baking use that time to get everything ready.
Set up the tray *be sure to put two of everything if you’ll be joining her for breakfast!*
- Plate for muffins
- Mimosa glass(es)
- Coffee mug(s)
- Anything else you may want to have with the muffins. I threw together some fruit + yogurt.
- Her card!
- There’s not a ton of room on breakfast trays but that doesn’t mean you have to skip the flowers! For extra brownie points add some of her favorite flowers to the tray in a small vase or mason jar.
You Cook, You Clean!
All of the hard work you put in to making this morning special will go straight down the drain if mom comes downstairs to a sink full of dirty dishes! So, clean as you go to make the final clean up that much quicker! The faster you finish the faster you can enjoy that mimosa with mom!
Don’t forget: the simple fact that you’re bringing her breakfast in bed at all will detract from anything that could go wrong… like burnt muffins or you drinking all of her mimosa 😉 not that I’m suggesting you should do that.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of your mama’s out there! Enjoy the day together!
PS- If you make your mama breakfast in bed, tag me so I can see! (@dariavalles on Instagram)