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46 Festive Valentine’s Breakfast Ideas For Kids

Check out this ultimate list of easy and delicious Valentine’s breakfast ideas for kids! You’ll find yummy pastries, breads, drinks, and more!

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday for adults and kids alike.

And there’s nothing better than waking up on valentine’s day morning to a special breakfast!

We’re sharing some of our favorite Valentine’s breakfast ideas for kids using simple ingredients, festive colors, and sweets.

While it might not be the most healthy breakfast, it’s sure to be delicious and memorable.

Keep reading for easy ideas featuring the heart shape motif and the colors red and pink.

Valentine’s Day 101

Mug with heart shape next to a Valentine's Day gift with red and white ribbon.

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

Two silver heart-shaped cookie cutters on a pile of flour on a wooden kitchen table.

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.


  • Heart-shaped cookie cutters and molds
  • Fine sifter
  • Heart-shaped bowls
  • Heart-shaped waffle maker
  • Plastic piping bag
  • Pink and red cupcake liners
  • Color-themed plates and utensils


  • Heart-shaped wreaths
  • Color-themed tablecloths, napkins, and placemats
  • Heart-shaped confetti
  • Pink, white, or red roses
  • Heart-shaped garland
  • Heart-shaped balloons


  • Chocolate chips
  • Dark chocolate
  • Strawberry syrup
  • Maple syrup
  • Pink, white, and red sprinkles
  • Red and pink food coloring
  • Fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, cherries, and cranberries)
  • Whipped cream
  • Candy melts

Many of these breakfast recipes are easy enough for kids to help with. Or, they can put on the final touches like sprinkles and syrup.

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Cute Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Below are 46 perfect breakfast recipes for kids to enjoy on Valentine’s Day morning.

You’ll find decadent dishes, healthier recipes, and even vegan options. And we’ve included ideas for pastries, breads, pancakes, waffles, and beverages.

There’s truly something for everyone. And adults will love them, too!


These simple and delicious pastries are flaky, sweet, and festive. And they’re some of our favorite Valentine’s breakfast ideas for kids.

Pieces of raspberry pastry on white plate decorated with fresh raspberries.
The Easiest Braided Raspberry Pastry
This braided Raspberry Pastry features sweet jam, a sugar glaze, and a pancake mix pastry. It's a delicious breakfast treat without all of the fuss of traditional dough.
Valentine’s Day Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish Pastries
Made with a refrigerated roll of crescent dough, these raspberry danishes are a simple recipe that is super easy and quick to make. Serve them for breakfast or as a sweet after dinner treat!
Lychee Rose Donuts
These baked Lychee Rose Doughnuts are scented with rose water, light and cakey and full of fresh, sweet lychee flavour. A fun recipe for Valentine's Day!
3 red velvet donuts with white frosting and sprinkles stacked on a white plate.
Red Velvet Donuts
These mouth-watering red velvet donuts are so easy to make you’ll hardly believe it. All you’ll need is red velvet cake mix, ripe bananas, and some cream cheese frosting!
Air Fryer Heart Shaped Pop-Tarts Breakfast Pastry
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.
Several heart-shaped cinnamon palmiers piled in a bread basket.
Cinnamon Palmiers
These cinnamon palmiers are vegan and wonderfully delicious! Inspired by the famous French puff pastry biscuit, these crunchy and sweet cookies are so easy to make with just a few ingredients.
Several decorated Valentine's Day air fryer biscuit donuts and donut holes on gray cake stand.
Air Fryer Valentine’s Day Donuts
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.
Strawberry cream cheese danish cut into slices on white parchment paper with fresh strawberries.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish
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!
Valentine's day conversation hearts pop tarts on a metal baking dish.
Conversation Heart Pop Tarts
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.
Air Fryer Heart-Shaped Donuts
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.
Stack of strawberry turnovers white glaze and fresh berries on a white plate.
Air Fryer Strawberry Turnovers
Strawberry Turnovers have a sweet fruit filling and buttery crisp puff pastry shell. So delicious and fast to make, for a perfect breakfast, brunch, or snack!
Heart made of Nutella puff pastry twists on gray countertop with spatula nearby.
Nutella Puff Pastry Twists
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.

Cherry chocolate chip muffin on white plate with pink glaze and gold fork.
Cheery Chocolate Chip Muffins
These yummy Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins are made with maraschino cherries and topped with a pretty pink glaze. They're perfect for Valentine's Day!
Chocolate chip muffins with strawberries in red cupcake liners, cooling on baking rack.
Healthy Double Chocolate Muffins with Fresh Strawberries
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!
A large white casserole baking dish filled with red velvet cinnamon rolls with white glaze.
Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls
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!
Croissant French Toast Bake
Buttery flaky croissants are the perfect partner to soak up an eggy custard. Served with whipped cream, fresh berries, and maple syrup, everyone will be diving in for more! 
Two croissants on a white plate with pink frosting, sprinkles, and strawberries.
Easy Valentine’s Day Croissants
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.
Easy Eggless Cinnamon Rolls
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.
Raspberry Cinnamon Buns with Almond Cream Cheese Frosting
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.
Several cranberry cinnamon rolls with white glaze on white parchment paper.
Cranberry Cinnamon Rolls
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.
Heart-shaped cinnamon rolls on a baking rack with white glaze and pink and red sprinkles.
Easy Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls for Valentine’s Day Breakfast
Making treats for Valentine’s Day is so fun! These heart shaped Cinnamon Rolls are so yummy and cute to make for your family.
Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
This chocolate chip bread pudding is made with an easy custard made with eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, milk, and plenty of chocolate chips!
Two pieces of strawberry stuffed french toast on counter with fresh strawberries and fork nearby.
Strawberries and Cream Stuffed French Toast
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!
A large chocolate cinnamon roll on a white plate being drizzled with chocolate sauce.
Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
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.

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Waffles and Pancakes

This list of Valentine’s breakfast ideas for kids could not be complete without some delicious pancake and waffle recipes. Here are some of our favorites!

Red velvet waffles with blueberries and cream cheese glaze on a white plate.
Red Velvet Waffles
Red Velvet Waffles are a special and sweet Valentine’s day breakfast! Celebrate your special occasion with these fluffy and delicious waffles covered in a mouthwatering cream cheese topping. 
Stack of red velvet pancakes with cream cheese glaze on white plate with fresh strawberry on top.
Red Velvet Pancakes
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. 
Double chocolate waffles with whipped cream and red berries on a white plate.
Double Chocolate Waffles Recipe
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.
Sweet Cinnamon Roll Waffles for Valentine’s Day
These sweet waffle iron cinnamon roll waffles for Valentine’s Day are the perfect sweet treat for your little valentine. Here is how to make them!
Several chocolate raspberry heartcakes with raspberries on a white plate and red background.
Chocolate Raspberry Heartcakes
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!
Chocolate Protein Pancakes
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!
Tall stack of pink pancakes with fresh blueberries and strawberries on white plate.
Valentine’s Day Pancakes
What better way to start Valentine's Day than with some festive pancakes?! This easy valentine's day breakfast is perfect for kids and adults.
Tall stack of heart-shaped red velvet pancakes next to bowl of chocolate frosting.
Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes with Sweet Chocolate Cream Cheese Butter
This Healthy Red Velvet Pancake recipe with Sweet Chocolate Cream Cheese Butter has no dye but uses pureed beets instead.
Tall stack of pink pancakes with powdered sugar and fresh berries on top.
Beetroot Light and Fluffy Pink Pancakes
Dye-free pink pancakes make a great breakfast for the little ones. They’re also perfect for a special birthday, Valentine’s Day, brunch with the girls, or a baby shower. 
Stack of pink waffles with coconut shreds and syrup on a white plate.
Gluten-Free Pink Waffles
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.
Stack of pancakes with strawberry syrup and fresh berries on a white plate.
Strawberry Pancakes
These Strawberry Pancakes are full of fresh strawberries and are simply delicious. They are topped with a homemade strawberry sauce and make the perfect weekend breakfast!

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Other Yummy Recipes

And here are some other crave-worthy Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas we know you’ll love.

Pink Dragon fruit whipped cottage cheese in a clear glass.
Dragon Fruit Whipped Cottage Cheese
Ready in under 5 minutes, this easy whipped cottage cheese recipe is perfect as a healthy Valentine's day dessert, a fun breakfast idea (make it a breakfast bowl!), or snack for the whole family.
Baked chocolate oats in a white ramekin on a white plate with spoon.
Chocolate Baked Oats
These chocolate baked oats are vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and have no egg or banana. They make for an easy, healthy breakfast packed with protein and chocolate flavor.
Breakfast charcuterie board with fruit, cheese, waffles, eggs, and more.
Breakfast Charcuterie Board
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!
Strawberry oat breakfast bars in a large white casserole baking dish with fresh strawberries.
Strawberry Oat Breakfast Bars
Sweet strawberries and a crumbly, buttery oat crust come together to make these delicious Strawberry Oat Breakfast Bars! Make them ahead for busy mornings!
Toast with heart-shaped cut out with egg cooked inside on white plate.
Valentine’s Day Egg in a Hole
For a fun and easy breakfast, why not try this easy egg in hole? Just like regular egg in a hole, but with a heart-shaped cut-out.
White bowl filled with raspberry oatmeal with fresh raspberries on top.
Raspberry Oatmeal
This berry oatmeal is a quick and easy vegan breakfast recipe that will keep you satisfied and full until lunchtime. Great for Valentine's Day, too!

RELATED: 16 Simple Ways to Substitute for Cottage Cheese

Valentine’s Day Beverages

To complete your Valentine’s breakfast for kids, try one of the sweet and colorful beverages, below.

Two glasses of watermelon mango smoothies with mint garnish next to sliced watermelon.
Watermelon Mango Smoothie
Make this Watermelon Mango Smoothie recipe in just 5 minutes, using fresh fruit and our secret ingredient for an extra kick!
Two glasses of Korean strawberry milk with red and white straws and strawberry garnish.
Korean Strawberry Milk
Looking for an easy refreshing drink? Try this Korean Strawberry Milk. It's a sweet treat to serve at Valentine's Day, or when strawberry season is in full swing!
Strawberry banana chocolate smoothie in a glass mason jar next to fresh strawberries.
Strawberry Banana Chocolate Smoothie
This creamy strawberry banana chocolate smoothie takes only a few minutes to make with only 3 ingredients. Healthy and vegan, this will be your new favorite smoothie!
A pink smoothie in a tall clear glass with gray and white straw and fresh berries.
Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
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.
Two glasses of strawberry milk tea with boba and silver straws.
Strawberry Milk Tea
Fresh strawberries are boiled into a sweet simple strawberry syrup that is then mixed with milk and tea to create a delicious strawberry boba tea.

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What to do with Valentine’s Day Breakfast Leftovers

If you happen to have leftovers, several of these valentines breakfast ideas are easy to freeze.

You can freeze pancakes, waffles, and muffins by letting them cool and then placing them in a shallow air-tight container or freezer bag.

And you may want to separate servings with parchment paper.

You can also freeze cinnamon rolls, baked but unfrosted.

Most breads, batters, and smoothie recipes are easy to freeze, too!


How can you make a heart-shaped breakfast?

The easiest way to make a heart-shaped breakfast is to use a heart-shaped cookie cutter!

You can cut out donuts, breads, pastries, and rolls using this simple cutting tool.

Or, you can arrange foods in the shape of a heart to keep with the theme. This works especially well for a charcuterie board.

What’s good to eat on Valentine’s Day?

For Valentine’s Day breakfast, focus on foods that are pink and red (or foods that you can make pink and red), foods that you can cut or shape into a heart, chocolate foods, and foods that are sweet.

For other meals of the day, prepare foods that your loved ones or significant other enjoy.

You might consider fancier dishes like lobster, steak, or roast.

Crock Pot Italian Pot Roast
– Crock Pot Rosemary Pork Chops
– Easy Crock Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots
– Creamy Gnocchi With Tomatoes and Spinach
– The Easiest One Pan Balsamic Chicken And Veggies
Authentic Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs
– Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar Baked Salmon Recipe

And don’t forget to finish off the day with a decadent dessert!

German Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
– Delicious Raspberry Pretzel Jello Dessert
– Crowd-Pleasing Cherry Bars Recipe
– The Easiest Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites
– 3 Ingredient Chocolate Almond Balls
– Smooth and Delicious Marshmallow Fudge
– 4-Ingredient Jam Thumbprint Cookies

More Fun Holiday Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love

Now that we’ve listed fun ideas to create a cute Valentine’s day breakfast, here are some other themed breakfast ideas to celebrate more holidays throughout the year.

The whole family will love these delicious breakfast recipes for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more!

Easter-Themed Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

Easter decorated air fryer donuts on cake stand with plates and bowls of sprinkles nearby.

These Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts are super easy to make, and even more fun to decorate! They are sure to bring a smile this year when you serve them for Easter brunch.

Easy and Delicious German Oven Pancakes

German pancakes in a baking dish next to wooden cutting board and kitchen towel.

German Oven Pancakes feature a vanilla cinnamon batter that’s baked in a buttered dish and puffs while in the oven. It’s a delicious twist on the traditional pancake!

Patriotic Berry Waffle Cake

Patrotic berry waffle cake with pudding filling and sparklers on top.

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!

Fluffy Blueberry Muffins From Scratch (only 8 ingredients)

Fluffy blueberry muffins on baking rack with fresh blueberries scattered on counter.

You’ll never go back to box mixes once you try these fluffy blueberry muffins. They’re homemade, only 8 ingredients, and made completely from scratch!

Best Ever Butterscotch Overnight Sticky Buns

Butterscotch sticky buns with pecans on white plate with gold edge with towel and pie server nearby.

These Butterscotch Overnight Sticky Buns are soft, pull-apart rolls covered in a delicious sugar glaze and topped with pecans. This yummy dish is perfect for any family gathering or holiday brunch.

Easy Waffle Gingerbread House

Waffle gingerbread house with whipped cream and marshmallow snowman on wood cutting board with bottle brush trees nearby.

This festive Waffle Gingerbread House features gingerbread-flavored waffles and a delicious whipped cream topping. It’s so easy to put together and perfect for Christmas morning!

Christmas Donut Hole Tree

Donut hole tree with powdered sugar and fresh rosemary on wood cutting board with cup and saucer in background.

This stunning Christmas Donut Hole Tree makes the perfect festive treat and doubles as holiday party décor. It’s easy to make and perfect for a crowd.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Skillet Pancake

Pumpkin chocolate chip skillet pancake with whipped cream pumpkins.

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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