Before we get into those yummy breakfast ideas, here’s some Valentine’s Day 101.
If you’re not familiar with Valentine’s Day, it’s an annual holiday, celebrated on February 14th.
It’s a special occasion that originated as a way to honor the Christian martyr, Saint Valentine. But over the years, it has become a day to celebrate romantic love and loving relationships of any kind.
Couples (and want-to-be couples), friends, and family often exchange gifts and Valentine’s Day cards.
But, one of our favorite ways to celebrate is with a yummy breakfast.
If you’d like to start this tradition in your home, try one of the cupid-friendly breakfast ideas, below!
Valentine’s Day Breakfast Basics
The great thing about this holiday is that it’s easy to turn ordinary foods into a festive celebratory dish.
You can amend your favorite breakfast recipes with a few tweaks to change the color and shape, or add more texture.
Here are some basic Valentine’s Day Breakfast tools, décor, and ingredients to get you started.
These air fryer heart-shaped pop tarts are the perfect breakfast treat for Valentine’s Day. Made with pre-made pie crust and cherry pie filling that is then topped with a vanilla frosting, you will have a super cute Valentine’s Day breakfast that the kids will love.
Air Fryer Valentine's Day Donuts are the perfect way to show your valentine you care first thing in the morning or just a sweet treat! These are so easy to make and you can have them ready in less than 30 minutes.
This flaky, delicious Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish is made with a puff pastry base and topped with a sweetened cream cheese layer and fruity strawberry layer. A drizzle of icing and sprinkle of almond slivers make these danishes completely irresistible!
Who needs store-bought pop tarts when you can make your own right at home? These flaky pop tarts stuffed with your filling of choice are the perfect way to get your Valentine’s Day off to a sweet start.
Heart shaped donuts are the perfect way to tell someone you love them this Valentine’s Day! Made with store-bought biscuit dough and pantry staples, these tasty air fryer donuts come together quickly and easily.
Whether you call these Nutella puff pastry twists or Nutella puff pastry swirls. I’m sure we’ll all agree that Nutella with puff pastry in a heart shape, makes a cute and tasty dessert for Valentine’s Day or any occasion.
Muffins, Breads, and Rolls
Kids will love these yummy bread recipes featuring chocolate, cinnamon, and berries.
Loaded with rich chocolate flavor and bursting with fresh, juicy strawberries! So decadent … yet these Double Chocolate Muffins are also full of whole grains and much lower in fat! Perfect for snacks, breakfast on-the-go, and even a virtuous (yet oh-so-indulgent) dessert!
These Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls with a cream cheese icing are a delicious Valentine's Day breakfast for that special someone. Full of cinnamon and sugar and topped with a cream cheese icing, these cinnamon rolls are a sweet weekend treat!
These strawberry cheesecake-filled croissants come together in no time with just a few ingredients. Pillsbury crescent dough is stuffed with strawberry jam and cream cheese, then topped with pink icing and pink, white, and red sprinkles for the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast or treat.
These Eggless Cinnamon Rolls are soft, fluffy, and super gooey in the middle! They're easy to make and come together with 8 basic ingredients. You can easily make them vegan by using vegan butter and non-dairy milk.
This small batch raspberry cinnamon roll recipe is perfect to make a few heart-shaped buns for an extra special brunch treat! Cinnamon dough with an almond raspberry filling and topped with a quick and easy almond cream cheese frosting.
Easy cranberry cinnamon rolls with orange glaze and sugared cranberries. A tart cranberry and spice filling in the softest ever orange brioche dough, coated in a quick glaze and topped with decorative cranberries. These overnight rolls make for the perfect sweet brunch.
This twist on the classic French toast is stuffed with sweet strawberries and cream filling. Turn your usual Saturday breakfast into something deliciously out of the ordinary Strawberry Stuffed French Toast!
These Triple Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls topped with a decadent Dark Chocolate Ganache frosting are an incredibly indulgent breakfast or sweet treat. The chocolate sweet roll dough is filled with chocolate chunks and cinnamon then topped with an indulgent chocolate sauce.
These Red Velvet Pancakes are the most decadent, tastiest breakfast treat. Fluffy gorgeous red buttermilk pancakes with a hint of cocoa, topped with an easy 2-minute no-mixer-needed cream cheese glaze.
This Double Chocolate Waffles Recipe is easy and makes delicious decadent chocolate waffles! These waffles are light and crispy on the outside, fluffy and full of rich chocolate on the inside. Great topped with whipped cream.
Show someone a little love with a batch of Chocolate Raspberry Heartcakes for a delicious & healthy, but decadent breakfast! A simple recipe that's gluten-free & vegan so the love can be shared with all!
These chocolate protein pancakes are vegan and made without banana or eggs. They are super easy to make with oat flour, plant-based protein powder, and cacao powder. Not only are they super fluffy, but they have such a rich chocolate flavor that makes them a delicious, protein-packed breakfast. Great when paired with maple syrup!
Pink Waffles are a fun recipe to serve for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, or a girl’s birthday. Beets add a beautiful color plus nutrition to this classic breakfast dish. This waffle recipe can be made both gluten-free and dairy-free.
This breakfast charcuterie board is an easy way to bring the fun of a continental breakfast to your own table. With a combination of both sweet and savory items, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
This delicious and healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie requires no milk, yogurt or banana! With just a handful of simple whole-food ingredients, it whips up in a cinch and will tantalize your tastebuds with a creamy, dairy-free blend of strawberry and vanilla.
This Berry Waffle Cake features layers of cake mix waffles topped with a creamy pudding filling and garnished with fresh berries. It’s a light and scrumptious dessert perfect for your next patriotic party!
This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Skillet Pancake is baked in a cast iron skillet and topped with a delicious cream cheese whipped cream. It’s a yummy festive breakfast that’s perfect for fall!
I hope your family loves these easy and delicious Valentine breakfast ideas for kids. If you make one of them, be sure to take a picture and tag me on Instagram with @ashcroftfamilytable and use the hashtag #ashcroftfamilytable!
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