Mother-Daughter Breakfast Date at McDonald’s

**Disclosure: As a brand ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s I am being compensated for this post. However, all opinions are 100% mine.**

I recently had a chance to do something I haven’t done in years. What was it? I had a mother-daughter breakfast date with my mom. 🙂 You see when I was growing up we would go out for breakfast almost every Saturday.

My mom worked as a hairstylist and she and my aunt owned their own beauty shop. This allowed my mom to bring my brothers and me to work with her on the weekends and during the summer while we were small. Once we got into junior high school, my brothers quickly opted out of going to work with my mom. However, I continued going to work with my mom on Saturdays and during the summer, which is how we started having regular mother-daughter breakfast dates most Saturday mornings.

One of the places we would often go to on our Saturday morning breakfast dates was McDonald’s. When I was younger my favorite order was either an Egg & Cheese Biscuit or an Egg McMuffin with an order of Hash Browns and a small Orange Juice.

If I was feeling extra hungry I would order a Big Breakfast with Hotcakes, which truly is a big breakfast since it comes with scrambled eggs, hash browns, a biscuit, sausage, and pancakes.

My mom would usually order a breakfast sandwich with Hash Browns, but she absolutely had to have a cup of coffee even though she had already had coffee before we left home.

Now, a lot has changed over the past 20 years since my mom and I regularly had our Saturday mother-daughter breakfast dates, especially when it comes to our eating habits. I mostly eat a gluten-free diet and my mom mostly eats a vegetarian diet. But some things have stayed the same, like my mom absolutely needing a cup of coffee with her breakfast. 🙂

For our recent mother-daughter breakfast date. I ordered the Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, with an order of Hash Browns, and a small Orange Juice. This was my first time trying the Fruit & Maple Oatmeal and I have to say it was really good. Note: The Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is not certified gluten-free.

Breakfast at McDonald's



Breakfast at McDonald's

My mom ordered an Egg McMuffin without the Canadian bacon and a small McCafe Coffee. Although, I know she had already had a cup of coffee before leaving home.

Breakfast at McDonald's

It felt really good having a mother-daughter breakfast date with my mom just like we used to do all those years ago. My mom and I will definitely have to make time to have these breakfast dates more often. We can enjoy McDonald’s breakfast any time we want because McDonald’s has an All Day Breakfast menuHave you ever had breakfast for dinner?

For our next date, I’ll make sure my daughter joins us for some mother-daughter breakfast fun. 🙂


  • Reply LaKita October 19, 2017 at 2:06 am

    Such a nice story with your mom. I can definitely see the resemblance. I really like the oatmeal from McDonald’s as well…it’s my favorite breakfast item.
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    • Reply Sonya December 6, 2017 at 3:30 am

      Thanks LaKita!!! The oatmeal is so good.

  • Reply candy October 19, 2017 at 10:09 am

    How special you and our mom and a mother daughter breakfast outing. Wish my mother was still here for us to do things like that together. Treasure those moments always.

    • Reply Sonya December 6, 2017 at 3:27 am

      I will treasure these moments. 🙂

  • Reply Liz Mays October 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    What a morning of breakfast together! It’s fun to have little breakfast dates with some chitchat every now and then.

    • Reply Sonya December 6, 2017 at 3:27 am

      Breakfast dates are great for a little fun and some chitchatting! 🙂

  • Reply Joely Smith October 19, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    I love that you and your mother are enjoying mother-daughter breakfast days! What a lovely idea and a great way to stay connected! McDonald’s makes it possible to do so at an affordable price and it’s so yummy!!!
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    • Reply Sonya December 6, 2017 at 3:26 am

      I love it how affordable McDonald’s is, you can easily feed the whole family without spending a lot of cash. The offers on the app make McDonald’s even more affordable.

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle October 19, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    That is so sweeet! Nothing beats a nice meal with the parents. McDonald’s has amazing breakfast food. I go there all the time with my family for a little bonding time over a McGriddle. Yum!

    • Reply Sonya December 6, 2017 at 3:23 am

      That’s so nice that you go to McDonald’s with your family too for breakfast. 🙂

  • Reply Bill Sweeney October 19, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    McDonald’s has the best breakfast food around! I love to get one of their big breakfasts with hotcakes. Om nom nom.
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    • Reply Sonya December 6, 2017 at 3:22 am

      The Big Breakfast from McDonald’s are awesome. Growing up I had to reserve those for extra hungry mornings. 🙂

  • Reply Lynsey October 19, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I love McDonalds breakfast, it’s so quick and easy and a great way to spend time with the family! It’s also inexpensive which is a huge plus!

    • Reply Sonya December 6, 2017 at 3:21 am

      I love the fact that McDonald’s is inexpensive. It’s nice to have a place to go to to have breakfast with the family that isn’t going to break the bank. 🙂

  • Reply Gisele October 19, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    How wonderful! I miss doing things like this with my Mom. I love McDonalds egg and cheese biscuits and their pancakes are really good.

    • Reply Sonya December 6, 2017 at 3:20 am

      I like the egg and cheese biscuits too! The pancakes are also really good. 🙂

  • Reply Marysa October 19, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    How sweet that you had a morning out together. I don’t think I knew that McDonald’s had oatmeal. This would be a fun thing to do sometime 🙂

    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      The oatmeal at McDonald’s is really good. You should give it a try one day. 🙂

  • Reply Leah October 19, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I love (and miss) McDonalds breakfast. I used to love to get the breakfast burrito. I can’t get it anymore because I have a gluten allergy, but I do take my daughter there occasionally on the way to school so she can get one!

    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      I don’t have a gluten allergy but I understand how you feel. I eat gluten-free most of the time and I would have really loved to have eaten an egg and cheese biscuit, but luckily the oatmeal was really good. 🙂

  • Reply Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place October 20, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Breakfast means comfort food for me and I love getting the chance to enjoy it even when it’s no longer morning! I think these are lovely choices from McDonald’s!

    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      The oatmeal was really good and the hashbrowns are always tasty. 🙂

  • Reply Marissa Zurfluh October 20, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    People can say what they want, but I love McDonald’s breakfast. I eat it whenever I can!

    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      I agree!!! 🙂

  • Reply Aduke Schulist October 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I love their breakfast items. I probably would have ordered the same thing you did.

    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      They have such a great variety of breakfast items.

  • Reply Marielle October 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    You and your mom look so much alike!! Just lovely! I wish mine lived close so that I could take her out to breakfast too!
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    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks Marielle!!!

  • Reply uprunforlife October 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    I always enjoyed sneaking out with my mom for breakfast or lunch. When I worked close to her over 20 years ago, I used to call her frequently for lunch. I miss those days. She has been gone for 7 years. 🙁 Enjoy these mama daughter dates as often as you can. 🙂

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    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.
      I always enjoy the moments that I have with my mom. My father died when I was young, so I know how important it is not to take our parents for granted.

  • Reply HilLesha October 20, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    How sweet! I wish that my mom and I did things like this more often, but she is always so busy. I love to stop at McDonald’s every now and then to get their McGriddles without the sausage (just the egg) and they’re so tasty!

    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Hopefully, you and your mom will find some time to have a mother-daughter date soon. I’m sure you both would enjoy it. I also prefer my breakfast sandwiches with just the eggs. 🙂

  • Reply Akaleistar October 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    So sweet! A mother-daughter breakfast date sounds lovely 🙂
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    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      It was a lot of fun. 🙂

  • Reply Amber K October 22, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    There is definitely something magical that happens when you go to McDonald’s with your mother. It sounds like you all had a great time and I loved reading about it.

    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks Amber!!!

  • Reply nerline October 23, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    It looks like you guys had fun. I am sure your daughter would be happy to be there, but you and your mom only makes it so special. These pictures had water running in my mouth. Great post, dear!
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    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      We had a lot of fun and you are right it was special since it was just my mom and me. It’s hard to get into the conversation when my kids are around my mom. They even snatch the phone right out my hand when I’m trying to talk to her on the phone. They love their Nana. 🙂

  • Reply Tamara October 24, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    This made me smile! When I was a kid, I’d read the same book as my mom and then we’d go out to breakfast as part of our own “book club.” I think there were many Egg McMuffins eaten during those book clubs!
    Your mom looks like you! Or vice versa, rather.
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    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Reading your comment made me smile. That’s sweet that you and your mom would have a mother-daughter book club breakfast dates at McDonald’s. 🙂

  • Reply ricci October 25, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I love that you had a Mother/Daughter date at McD! My Mom used to LOVE McDonald’s and I think that’s where I get my love for it from! Great post!!

    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Thanks Ricci!!! We had a lot of fun on our date. It even inspired my mom and niece to have their breakfast date. 🙂

  • Reply RO October 27, 2017 at 9:18 am

    How wonderful to be able to spend time with Mom for a special date. Going there is simple, not too expensive if we want to bring family and friends, and you get to hang out as long as you like. Great post! Hugs… and Happy Friday! RO
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    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      Breakfast at McDonald’s is really affordable. Plus, there are so many delicious options. I really enjoyed having a date with my mama just like old times.

  • Reply The Gifted Gabber November 3, 2017 at 10:41 am

    What a sweet tradition to rekindle! And you look just like your pretty mama!

    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks Amy!!! I was a lot of fun to rekindle this tradition.

  • Reply Dre November 3, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    This is so sweet! You look just like your mom. And I love how you guys were able to keep your Saturday morning tradition going with McDonald’s breakfast. They have great breakfast and coffee! Great post, Sonya!
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    • Reply Sonya November 4, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      It was a lot of fun to have a breakfast date with my mom after not having one for so many years. We will definitely have to make more of an effort to have more breakfast dates. 🙂

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