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Making Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in bed is one of the ultimate ways to pamper someone. So show loved ones how important they are by delivering a hearty breakfast.

Plan Ahead

The secret to a perfect breakfast isn't exotic ingredients or complicated recipes--it's in planning ahead. Things to do first:

  • Decide on a menu.
  • Make a list of everything you need: ingredients, pans, tableware, and serving utensils. 
  • Make a list of everything you can make the day before: Veggies and meat for omelets can be chopped and bagged; batter for muffins, pancakes, crepes, or scones will do just fine overnight under plastic wrap; and the coffee grounds can sit in the filter, ready for you to press the brew button.

It's All in the Details

Little things that can make a big difference:

  • If you're serving juice, make it fresh squeezed. 
  • Buy the best-quality tea and serve in a nice teapot, or grind fresh coffee beans and serve in a French press. 
  • Garnish the plate with fresh fruit and herbs.
  • Pull out the linen napkins, unearth the cups with saucers, and find attractive containers to use as a cream pitcher, a sugar bowl, and a vase.

Breakfast Out of Bed?

Breakfast in bed is a pampered experience, but there are other relaxing places to serve a special breakfast as well. Lay down a nice tablecloth on the table and put a vase full of fresh flowers in the middle, or have a picnic in the back yard--bring out a basket of fresh scones, fruit, and a thermos full of coffee. 

Low-Maintenance Breakfast

Making a special breakfast doesn't have to be a lot of work. Cut down on prep-time and cleanup by baking muffins or scones the day before. Even easier, serve bagels or pastries from a nearby bakery and put together a simple dish of fruit. 

Jun. 18, 2009 11:19 am
would like some eggless recipes for scones and muffins and cupcakes..
Jan. 2, 2010 3:09 pm
powdered egg substitute works very well.
Feb. 9, 2010 5:33 pm
Thanks...helpful article! Great ideas so there's no need to rush around in the morning, possibly forgetting things or making mistakes (very common in my kitchen). Thanks again!
Mar. 24, 2010 11:23 am
Now all I have to do is leave this article in front of My Other Half's nose - wow, what a treat breakfast in bed would be these days, eh ladies?!!
May 1, 2010 2:27 pm
Thanks,exactly what I needed for breakfast in bed for my mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul. 10, 2010 8:34 pm
i need some recipes for breakfast that dosent need sugar in it
Jan. 24, 2011 3:39 pm
Try vegan cupcakes by cornfairy and vegan corn muffins.
Apr. 7, 2011 9:07 pm
So now all I have to do is make sure I can get the breakfast ready before he wakes up... Fat chance.
Jack MacDonald 
Jul. 3, 2011 8:25 am
Alex Dear, you have it all wrong. You are the one who is supposed to stay in bed.....
Feb. 21, 2012 7:43 pm
i need breakfast in bed suggestions to prepare for someone who can only eat fresh, raw foods. teas are OK for her.
Apr. 12, 2012 6:26 am
Alistair Moore: Try a lovely bowl of fresh, cut up fruit such as grapes, kiwis, melon, etc sprinkled with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or her favorite nuts (I like hazelnuts and pecans). Add a lovely glass of carrot juice and a little kiss on the forehead when you present it to her on a beautiful tray with a cup of her favorite tea to follow. My suggestion is matcha green tea. The toasted rice flavour is quite yummy.
May 11, 2012 5:47 pm
Wow, sounds great. Will try that the day after tomorrow. Hope I have enough time!!! P.S. I doubt it... Should I make my dad some too? In bed?
May 11, 2012 5:52 pm
I hope it will be warm, then we could eat outside on the deck. That would be sooo cute :)
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