14 Valentine's Day Breakfast Recipes Guaranteed to Start Your Special Day Off Right
There's no better way to show your love and affection than by treating your beloved to a Valentine's Day breakfast. Here are the sweetest ways—and some savory ones, too—to start this lovely day.
Breakfast is a great way to start the Valentine's Day holiday off right, if for no reason other than it's a great excuse to have breakfast in bed. Especially during wintertime hibernation, couldn't we all use a morning or two where we indulge in a meal we normally wouldn't make outside of hosting a brunch? This year, we propose making something special from this gallery of breakfast recipes specially curated to say "I Love You" with delicious food.
Whether you like to keep it low-key or go for the grand gestures on February 14th, this gallery is like a box of assorted chocolates—there's something for everyone. You'll find everything from a quick cinnamon toast that would earn cupid's approval and heart-shaped Danishes that would blow any bouquet out of the water to recipes like hands-off baked eggs and make-ahead scones.
If you get a lot of joy out of waking up early to make something extra-special for your special someone, then you'll love the recipes for maple-candied bacon and fluffy lemon-poppyseed cloud pancakes. Have time to spare but aren't really a morning person? There's plenty of options for you, too, like the tartlets with yogurt pastry cream and strawberries that can be made the day before, or the savory herb-cheddar scones that can be stored in the freezer for weeks.
No matter how much time you have to spare, or who you're choosing to celebrating with—be it friends, family, a romantic partner, even your dog—share the love through one of these sweet and thoughtful recipes.
Cappuccino Heart Foam
Looking to start your romantic morning with a little more sparkle? This bubbly brunch sipper comes with a pinkish hue thanks to a homemade elderflower-rhubarb syrup that can be made well in advance.
The nice thing about these scones—besides the obvious—is that you can bake them ahead of time and keep them in your freezer. When the morning alarm clock goes off, pop them in the oven to reheat and they'll be ready to eat by the time the coffee is made.
Valentine's Day Cinnamon Toast
If your mornings are hectic but you still want to make an edible nod to the holiday, just put a heart on it! Almost as easy to make as plain toast (but so much cuter), this recipe has you create a heart stencil out of some parchment paper and uses cinnamon sugar to make it stand out.
The perfume of smoky bacon and candied maple wafting through the house means your loved ones will be able to smell this special treat before they even see it.
Poppy-Seed Danishes with Cherry-Cream Cheese Filling
These Danishes—which are shaped to resemble blooming flowers—are like the extra-credit assignment of breakfast recipes. If you're looking to impress this year, making these sweet pastries will bring you high marks for effort and thoughtfulness.
No need to be a short order cook (after all, it's your holiday, too); this recipe for baked eggs looks impressive and helps free you from the stove by being mostly hands-off.
Yogurt, Fruit, and Honey Toast
With pretty fruits that are thoughtfully placed, even something as simple as a piece of toast can look like something special for your sweetheart as they rush out the door for work.
Do you and your sweetheart love to cook together? Then take on a team breakfast challenge then and make perfect omelets for one another! Bonus points if you can guess your partner's favorite fillings.
Coconut-Raspberry Breakfast Pudding
This heart-healthy pudding is both pretty to look at and pretty good for you, too—the whole grains and berries contribute fiber and antioxidants and coconut milk makes it vegan-friendly.
A side of bright and tropical fruit is a sweet and healthy way to start your Valentine's day.
Tartlets with Yogurt Pastry Cream and Strawberries
We'll admit that this is basically dessert, but we're calling it breakfast because of the tangy yogurt that goes into the creamy pastry filling. Agree or disagree—there's no day like today to treat yourself and your loved ones.
Have you ever heard of a bostock? It's French toast with a custard-like inside and a crunchy, croissant-like outside thanks to a make-ahead almond frangipane. It is also baked in the oven, which means less time for you at the stove (and more time in bed)!
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