Sure, Valentine's Day snacks like chocolate-covered strawberries and pink cake pops may be on the top of your brain (and shopping list) when it comes to V-Day, but we’d be lying if we didn’t say a heart-shaped and red-white-and-pink breakfast is where it’s at. Thanks to Instagram, cookie cutters, and mini heart-shaped waffle makers, whipping up breakfast on Valentine’s Day has never been easier, or more creative! To help, we’ve compiled a list of ideas to get your breakfast wheels turning.
Cinnamon rolls in the shape of a heart? Funfetti pancake towers? These Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas are so fun and delicious, your kids will be asking for them all month long. We know Valentine’s Day can turn into a sugar-filled holiday, and fast, but there are tons of ways to sneak protein and fruit into these breakfast ideas. Plus, a breakfast from the heart makes for the perfect gift for your little valentine, too! Below, see our list of breakfast ideas for Valentine’s Day morning.
Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to turn regular old pancakes into a cute Valentine’s Day-themed breakfast. Your kids will think you’re a pancake magician!
Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls
Whether they’re homemade or from the can, no one will be able to resist these heart-shaped rolls of gooey cinnamon deliciousness.
Red, Pink, and White Sprinkled Donuts
As Feb. 14 approaches, keep an eye out for red, pink, and white sprinkled donuts at your local bakery, donut shop, or grocery store. Donuts make for an easy and quick V-Day breakfast, especially for families with busy mornings.
Strawberry Milk Mocktail
These strawberry milk mocktails look fancy, but take little to no time to whip up! Garnish with red or chocolate sprinkles, conversation hearts, chocolate shavings, and whipped cream.
Nothing says, “I love you” quite like mini heart-shaped waffles. Add sprinkles, strawberries, or raspberries for a lovey-dovey touch.
Red Velvet Bagel with Cream Cheese
It may be too early in the day for red velvet cake (is it really, though?), but a red velvet bagel packed with cream cheese spread is a close second.
Conversation Hearts Pancakes
Who said conversation hearts were reserved just for candy? Use sprinkles, fruit, small candies, or syrup to craft handwritten messages on pancakes to your partner and kids.
Heart-Shaped Eggs Benedict
This breakfast idea is for the DIYers. Choose your kid’s favorite bakery item (toast, English muffin, biscuits, etc.) and cut it into a heart. Then top it off with an egg and hollandaise sauce, if your little valentine wishes.
Confetti/Funfetti Pancake Tower
There are two ways to go about this sugary Valentine’s Day breakfast. First option: make a stack of confetti-flavored pancakes topped with whipped cream. Secondly, you can make plain pancakes and stack them in a tower by adding a layer of Funfetti frosting in between each pancake.
Give your child’s yogurt a Valentine’s Day makeover with red toppings like strawberries and raspberries and sweet inclusions such as chocolate chips and marshmallows.
Valentine’s Day Breakfast Board
Set your team pancake and team waffle debacles aside because this Valentine’s Day breakfast board has the best of both heart-shaped worlds. From bacon to fruit to pancakes and waffles, there’s something for everyone.