15 Fantastic Recipes for Breakfast in Bed

15 Fantastic Recipes for Breakfast in Bed | BoulderLocavore.com

Whether for a special occasion or a lazy start to the weekend, I can’t think of a better surprise than to bring someone breakfast in bed.  With busy lives and little down time, I know even an unexpected cup of coffee delivered bedside makes me feel I’ve departed for vacation.  It’s really a simple effort but leaves the recipient feeling like a king or queen.

Everyone has their own favorite breakfast food.  My husband is a cereal guy; any time of day.  Me?  I’d always go for eggs or another type of protein.  Mexican recipes are even better.  No matter what you love I have a great collection of recipes today that are all perfect for Breakfast in Bed.  Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, anniversaries, celebrating the end of the school year (YES!), any day is made more special for kids and adults alike with one of these dishes to start a day.  Of course having a great tray to compliment the wonderful food is a must so be sure to read to the end of the post for links to some great options!

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast - BoulderLocavore.com

Fresh Herb Omelet with Lavender Roasted Potatoes

Fresh Herb Omelet with Lavender Roasted Potatoes - BoulderLocavore.com

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Breakfast ChilaquilesThese layered chilaquiles are my idea of breakfast perfection!  Served in individual cast iron skillets make it even more appealling.  Mini skillets may be found at World Market or Amazon.com.

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Chilaquiles - BoulderLocavore.com

Roasted Banana Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowls

Roasted Banana Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl (dairy-free). A super easy, naturally sweet recipe to rev up your day! - BoulderLocavore.com

Black Pepper Scones with Grapefruit Curd.  Though this combination might sound unusual the slight spice from the pepper is a fantastic twist with the sweet grapefruit curd.

Black Pepper Scones with Grapefruit Curd. A sweet, tangy, spicy way to start any day! - BoulderLocavore.com

Gluten-Free Maple Pecan Waffles

Gluten-Free Maple-Pecan Waffles - BoulderLocavore.com

Springtime Asparagus Leek Romanesco Quiche.  To make this quick and easy a prepared pie crust may be used (gluten-free or regular depending on your dietary needs)

Springtime Aspargus Leek Romanesco Quiche - BoulderLocavore.com

Mexican Breakfast Chicken Tortilla Lasagna Casserole

Mexican Breakfast Chicken Tortilla Lasagna Casserole - BoulderLocavore.com

Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Ham, Fried Egg and Apple Butter

Breakfast Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Ham, Poached Egg, Apple Butter - BoulderLocavore.com

Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Coconut Syrup

Banana-Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Coconut Syrup - BoulderLocavore.com

Huevos Rancheros.  For those who may not have had Huevos Rancheros these are a real treat!  Corn tortillas, smashed pinto beans, a simple spicy homemade sauce and fried (or scrambled) eggs.

Huevos Rancheros. Fresh, spicy sauce, pinto beans, fried eggs and Mexican cheese on corn tortillas make this the perfect start to the day! BoulderLocavore.com

Peach Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Fresh Peach Sour Cream Coffee Cake - BoulderLocavore.com

Fresh Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Whipped Cream

Fresh Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Whipped Cream - BoulderLocavore.com

Ring of FireYou’ll find everything you love about breakfast in the dish: home fries covered with fried eggs bordered with a ring of spicy sausage slices.  Fantastic with Bloody Mary’s!

Ring of Fire Breakfast and Bloody Marys - BoulderLocavore.com

Golden Oven Baked Pancake with Sauteed PeachesThis baked pancake is so easy to make and serves many!

Golden Baked Pancake with Sauteed Peaches - BoulderLocavore.com


Whether a traditional breakfast tray with foldable legs for easy dining or a fun, festive design, a good breakfast tray is something you’ll use more than you imagine.  I personally feel having sides, versus a flat design, works best for both carrying food and drink (and maybe a little flower in a vase!) as well as for dining.

Bamboo Breakfast Tray BoulderLocavore.com
Bamboo Breakfast Tray with foldable legs. Photo courtesy: Amazon.com
Lagoon Laquer Breakfast Tray | BoulderLocavore.com
Lagoon Laquer Breakfast Tray. Photo courtesy: Cost Plus World Market.
Farm Tray | BoulderLocavore.com
Farm Tray. Photo courtesy: Pier 1 Imports.
Tardis Tea Tray | BoulderLocavore.com
Dr. Who lovers will completely dig this Tardis Tea Tray. Photo courtesy: Think Geek.
Rattan Tray | BoulderLocavore.com
Rattan Tray. Photo courtesy: Cost Plus World Market.
Wood Embossed Tray | BoulderLocavore.com
Wood Embossed Tray. Photo courtesy: Cost Plus World Market.
Cushioned Lap Breakfast Tray | BoulderLocavore.com
Cushioned Lap Breakfast Tray. Photo courtesy: Amazon.com


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      Hi Tricia! We are in the middle of a five day snowstorm at the minute! Dark and gloomy. Really looking forward to seeing some sunshine this week!

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I am pretty sure that I am the only person alive that doesn’t like breakfast in bed LOL. I would be happy if my family made me one of these things, though – just served at the table 😉

    • says

      Ha, ha! I will say I may be too antsy to eat breakfast in bed more than a snack or coffee. There was a time in my life when I had less to do and was more relaxed I think!

  2. Shilpa Shetty says

    The Fresh Herb Omelet and Lavender Roasted Potatoes and Ring of Fire Breakfast options are awesome,. I will try these,.. Thank you for the amazing recipes,..

  3. Jeanine says

    I can’t remember the last time I had breakfast in bed. These all sound pretty awesome, and I will have to drop some hints for Mother’s Day for this type of thing 🙂

  4. Catherine S says

    All of these recipes look yummy. I am definitely going to try the Gluten-Free Maple Pecan Waffles.

  5. says

    These are great breakfast in bed ideas, I will have to give some hints to the boyfriend, as the kids will be gone on Mother’s Day weekend.

  6. Pam says

    I need to send this post to my kids. Maybe they will get the hint and make me some of these recipes for Mother’s Day!

  7. Valerie Gray says

    If I could have breakfast in bed, I would so want some of these cute trays and plates. Maybe I can get lucky on Mothers Day !!

  8. Crystal says

    My kids make breakfast in bed most years, and it doesn’t look anything like this. Yum! I think I may need breakfast in bed all week!

  9. Ann Bacciaglia says

    All of these recipes look delicious. I would love to have the Tardis Tea Tray. We are huge Dr Who fans.

  10. Ryan Escat says

    Bookmarked! I’m gonna try all of these for my kids and wife. They will surely love these breakfast in bed.

  11. Tracey says

    Breakfast is my favourite meal I can’t lie! Pinning these great breakfast ideas for later.

  12. Amy Desrosiers says

    All these recipes are photographed so beautifully! I love the pancakes and breakfast grilled cheese.

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