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Trying to find something special but simple that you can make for the kids this year? Here are some easy Valentine Breakfast Ideas kids will love!
Valentine Breakfast Ideas Kids Will Love
In our home, we aren’t big on the minor holidays, but I have always found it fun to mark the occasion in some kind of simple way. I almost always make a special breakfast for the family since I love making breakfasts. This year I thought I would share some simple Valentine’s breakfast ideas with you in case you want to make something too!
Check out the ideas below and then let me know in the comments what you are making!
Although Fruit Pizza is typically served as a dessert, it could definitely be made for breakfast as a special treat for Valentine’s Day.
I would top it with strawberries, raspberries, or another pink or red fruit to give it the vibe of the holiday.
Layered Yogurt Parfaits
This could be a simple Valentine’s Day breakfast that only takes about 5 minutes to make. Layer vanilla yogurt(or your favorite kind, could use greek yogurt for a higher protein), granola (or cereal), and some red or pink fruit like strawberries or raspberries and banana slices into a clear glass.
Heart Shaped Eggs & Toast
This is another incredibly simple recipe to make that only takes a few minutes and you get a nice hot breakfast in case your Valentine’s Day is a little chilly.
Use a Heart-Shape Cookie Cutter in your pan to pour the egg into (you might want to grease the inside of the cookie cutter a bit first). When the egg is done cooking, remove the heart cookie cutter and you’ve got a cute, frugal little breakfast.
As an alternative to this recipe, you could also cut a heart-shaped hole in a piece of bread and then put in the egg in that space to make a “toad in the hole” breakfast with a Valentine’s Day flare.
Serve with sausage for a fuller meal.
Heart Shaped Waffles
For this, you will need a Heart Shaped Waffle Maker. Mix up your favorite waffle batter and make these cute, simple little breakfasts for Valentine’s Day morning! Top with maple syrup or try something like this Blueberry Sauce. You could also add in chocolate chips to the batter to make them extra special!
To take this recipe to the next level you could also make Stuffed Waffles into the heart shape. Mix the cream cheese blend with some chopped strawberries before stuffing!
Heart Shaped Pancakes
Similar to the idea above, you could make heart-shaped pancakes. The nice thing about this versus the waffles is that the only “special equipment” you need to make them is a Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter.
Grease the cookie cutter just a bit and put it in your hot frying pan or griddle. Pour the pancake batter into the cookie cutter so that your heart pancakes come out with a heart shape.
You could also do this freehand without the cookie cutter. Just put your batter into a bag and pipe heart shapes onto the hot griddle. (I have the Lodge Cast Iron Griddle.)
Heart Shaped Dishes
This time of year you should be able to find heart-shaped plates or dishes in many stores. (The best place to look is probably the Dollar Store!)
If you don’t want or can’t make the food into a heart shape, you could always use a few of these plates to hold whatever food you are making to make the table look a little more festive.
Use the plates for berries, muffins, cinnamon rolls, bacon, etc. If you got individual plates for the kids, you could serve them anything on them as well (not just using them for a serving tray). French Toast Casserole would be a fun Valentine’s Day breakfast kids would enjoy.
Heart Shaped Doughnuts
This is probably the most “involved” recipe on this post but if you really want to make some fancy sweet treats, make Homemade Doughnuts!
Instead of cutting the doughnuts into a regular round shape, use your Heart Shaped Cookie cutter to make them into heart shapes.
Here’s my sister’s recipe for Homemade Doughnuts.
Smoothies are an easy and healthy way to make a Valentine’s Day breakfast because you can always use strawberries to make them pretty and pink. Here are some smoothie recipes to try:
- Rhubarb Smoothie Recipe
- Strawberry Orange Smoothie Recipe
- Orange Julius Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
- Frozen Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
- Banana Raspberry Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
- Easy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
- Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie
Those are some simple easy breakfast ideas that are made with simple ingredients and for the most part, don’t take much time!
Here are a few other ways to incorporate hearts or Valentine’s Day colors into your breakfast plans.
More Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas
- Make Dutch Babies (German Pancakes) and top with strawberries or raspberries.
- Use your favorite homemade red-colored jam to put heart shapes on toast or other foods.
- Use Nutella, peanut butter, or your favorite Nut/Seed Butter to make heart shapes on food.
- Sprinkle the top of your oatmeal with strawberries or raspberries.
- Make red food by using Natural Food Coloring. (If you aren’t inspired, put this in pancake or waffle batter to make faux red velvet pancakes or red velvet waffles.)
- Top your food (like the parfaits) with natural red sprinkles.
- Use a tiny heart-shaped cookie cutter to make heart-shaped fruit pieces to serve with your meal.
What are you making for Valentine’s Day breakfast for your kids this year?
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Merissa has been blogging about and living the simple life since 2009 and has internationally published 2 books on the topic. You can read about Merissa’s journey from penniless to the 100-acre farm and ministry on the About Page. You can send her a message any time from the Contact Page.
This post with Valentine Breakfast Ideas Kids Will Love was originally published on Little House Living in January 2023.