Valentine's Day Cinnamon Toast

XO cinnamon toast and yogurt
Photo: Pernille Loof
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

Serve up a sweet breakfast by spelling out your feelings on cinnamon-sugar toast. Parchment paper and a pair of scissors are all you need to make the easy stencils.


  • 2 slices white sandwich bread

  • Unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat an oven or toaster oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Cut XOXO letters or hearts out of parchment paper. Spread bread with butter on both sides. Place bread on a parchment-lined baking sheet and adhere stencils.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Generously sprinkle cinnamon sugar over toast. Bake until crisp and golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Peel off stencils; serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Valentine's Day Yogurt Cups

Fruit on the bottom, hearts on the top! Make these festive parfaits the night before Valentine's Day by layering jam, chopped pistachios, and yogurt in jars; cover and put them in the fridge. In the morning, while the cinnamon toast is in the oven, spoon warmed jam into a resealable plastic bag, snip a corner, and pipe out three dots on each yogurt. Drag a toothpick through them to create heart shapes.

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