What says I love you more than getting up early to make Valentine’s Day breakfast for those you love? Breakfast is a great time of day to share the love with the whole family on Valentine’s.
Whip up some healthy pancakes and top them with real butter and maple syrup, or try one of these classic breakfast recipes for a great way to start Valentine’s day morning.
Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas
Red Roses are all the rage on Valentine’s day, but nothing is sweeter than making something with your own two hands for someone you love!
You can always give them candy and sugar, but there’s a better way! Make them a homemade breakfast with simple ingredients that you can get started the night before so the next morning is a breeze! Be sure to print your free recipe card!
It’s a special occasion that sparks a sweet tooth on Valentine’s day… But there are so many healthy options too!
Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipes
There are so many to choose from, I’m sharing my favorite Valentine’s Day Breakfast recipes, they are also easy recipes, and one of them will be perfect for you! Serve with fresh fruit, bacon, ham, sausage, and scrambled eggs for delicious protein. Then, pour a glass of orange juice to top it all off!
1 – Heart Shaped Sourdough Pancakes
This is one of our favorite recipes for pancakes! Just mix up some extra sourdough starter the night before, and add a couple of ingredients before you start cooking these fluffy pancakes! Pour into a heart cookie cutter on the skillet for heart-shaped pancakes.
- 2 cups sourdough starter
- 1 cup flour
- ONE egg
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- One teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup milk
- Butter and Syrup, or freezer jam, for topping!
- Heat your skillet to medium heat
Top with maple syrup, fresh fruit, powdered sugar, peanut butter or your favorite jam! *Optional – My kids also love it when I sprinkle a few chocolate chips into the batter!
The perfect way to start Valentine’s Day off right could be these sweet cream pancakes! These can also be heart-shaped pancakes, but the best part is that they fall apart in your mouth. Sweet cream lends a texture that melts in your mouth.
- 2 cups white flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tsp baking powder.
- 4 tablespoons White Sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 cup sweet cream
- 1 Cup of cup milk
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 5 egg whites whipped to peaks.
- Mix dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, in large mixing bowl.
- Add wet ingredients: 1 egg, melted butter, milk, sweet cream, and vanilla extract.
- Mix till all incorporated, and set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl, separate eggs, and set aside the whites.
- Using a stand mixer (or a hand beater), beat egg whites till they form firm peaks.
- Gently fold beaten egg whites into batter. If there are a few lumps it’s OK… They will be wonderful!
- Heat griddle or skillet to medium heat (not medium-high because they take longer to cook through), and coat with butter.
- Scoop about a third cup of batter onto the preheated griddle for each pancake, about 1 inch thick.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes until bottom is golden brown and little air holes or bubbles appear. Flip and cook on opposite side for 2-3 more minutes till bottom is golden brown.
Top with your favorite topping or with Ice cream to make it extra sweet and special… What kid doesn’t feel loved who gets Ice Cream for breakfast? Serve with fresh berries, maple syrup and whipped cream!
3 – Popovers
This is a delicious recipe that makes crisp, puffy popovers that can be topped with a dust of powdered sugar or whipped cream! Serve with fresh fruit, bacon sausage or scrambled eggs! This Popover Recipe is so simple, just make sure to let the batter rest before cooking it! (That lets the flour absorb the moisture so that they really puff up big!)
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 4 tablespoons butter
- An hour ahead (or the night before like me) mix together in a large bowl the flour and the salt, and make a well in the middle.
- In another smaller bowl, beat eggs and milk together.
- Gradually mix the wet mixture into the dry ingredients, till its the consistency of heavy cream.... DO NOT OVERBEAT, it's okay if it's a little lumpy!
- Set batter aside and LET IT REST for at least 30 minutes and up to an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Place 1 teaspoon of butter into each cup of a 12 cup muffin tin or two 6 cup popover pans. Put pan (pans) into the oven JUST until the butter melts, (about 1 minute) them remove pans from the oven,
- Divide batter evenly into muffin tin cups or popover pan, pouring right into the melted butter. (do not try to butter sides of muffin tin cups of popover pan!
- Bake at 425 for 20 minutes or until popovers are all puffed up and golden brown on the outside, then lower temperature to 300 for 5 more minutes in the oven.
- No matter which kind of pan you used, muffin tin or popover pans, you will still bake popovers at 425 for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 300 for the last 5 minutes in the oven.
- Remove from oven, turn them out onto counter, cutting board or serving tray, and serve WARM!
- We love to sprinkle powdered sugar over top of ours!
4 – Crapes!
This is a healthy breakfast! I love to buy a few pounds of fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries to serve with crapes on Valentine’s day! This is a family favorite around here for sure! Make sure to whip up a bowl of sweet whip cream to top the berry-filled crapes! These are healthier options with so much fresh fruit!
- 1 cup milk
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup sourdough discard
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar (optional!)
- pinch salt!
- add all ingredients to your blender and blend till smooth!
- Set your crepe batter to the side and preheat your nonstick skillet to medium heat. pan. Heat over medium until hot, and brush with butter to coat the base of the skillet.
- Pour ¼ cup of batter into the middle of your hot skillet, then immediately tilt and rotate your pan so that the batter spreads out into a large, thin circle. (It's easier to do in a skillet with a longer handle.)
- Cook each crepe about 45 seconds, until the edges peel off easily and the underside turns golden brown. Gently flip and cook another 30 seconds. Then remove to a plate.
- Repeat cooking till all batter is been used, brushing the skillet with butter before each crepe.
- Serve immediately.
I also like to cook up some bacon in the air fryer or sausage to go with crapes.
5 – Berry Crisp with Ice Cream
This is the perfect breakfast on Valentine’s… The berries are bubbly and dark red and making it a healthier option. Crispy sweet oatmeal cookie topping above smoldering berries! Cool that goodness off with a scoop of vanilla Ice Cream for the best breakfast!
- 8-10 cups blackberries
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup flour (plus 2 tablespoons for dusting)
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 cup sugar
1.First gather your blackberries… You can use fresh or frozen for this recipe, but if you are using frozen blackberries, you’ll need to add fifteen minutes to the baking. You will need 8-10 cups of berries to fill the 13 by 9 inch pan.
2. Second, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and move the rack to the center of the oven.
3. If you are using fresh berries, like me, make sure to give them a good rinse in cool water to clean off any dirt.
4. After rinsing put berries in a large bowl and add 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour (*optional 2 tablespoons sugar too). Gently stir the berries in the the flour to DUST berries… This flour mixes with berries juice while baking to thicken it.
5. Next, Pour dusted berries into a 7×11 or 13×9 baking dish.
6. MAKE THE CRISP
cubed cold butter
7. SPREAD CRISP TOPPING ON BERRIES
8. Place blackberry crisp into your preheated 350 degree oven, and bake for 1 full hour or until it’s browned on top and berries are bubbling through topping on sides.
I do not add sugar to berries when dusting, I only use flour… But my blackberry crisp is TART. Serving tart blackberry crisp is always best with vanilla ice cream to add sweetness. If you want it a little sweeter, add 2 tablespoons of sugar to berries when dusting with flour!
I also serve this one for Christmas morning! You can make this recipe healthier by using Eyrthritol Monk Fruit sweetener instead of sugar in the crisp topping.
What can I say… If you have a sourdough starter, these beloved apple fritters are delicious and show off your culinary excellence!
- 2 cups sourdough starter (mine is half flour and half water)
- 1 cup warm water
- 4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 medium apples
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup water for apples
- 2 cups avocado oil
- Make Glaze :
- In a small bowl mix together 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- GLAZE Doughnuts while they're hot! Enjoy!
In a medium mixing bowl add sourdough starter, water, flour, and salt. Knead till well incorporated.
Let rise till doubled.
Chop apple into small pieces and saute in a skillet with cinnamon and water till soft. Then drain.
Fold apples into sourdough.
Cut into 3" x 3-4" pieces and let rise 30 minutes to an hour.
Heat Avacado Oil in 6-inch saucepan over medium heat.
Fry on each side 2-3 minutes or till golden brown.
7 – Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Icing
Red Velvet pancakes… You either love them or you don’t! My kids love them… And I don’t. But I think it shows them you love them more when you make something for your family that you know they love (especially when you don’t like it!) And the cream cheese icing is their favorite part!
Fun Ideas to Serve Valentine’s Day Breakfast
A few fun valentine’s day breakfast Ideas to make this a fun meal and a special morning:
- Set your table with hearts cut from construction or colored paper or napkins!
- Sprinkle a little confetti around.
- Tie Balloons to your chairs
- Place name tags on seats so that the kids have a special spot set for them.
- Play a little music in the background!
- Write a sweet note to each person, letting them know what you love about them, and place it on plates as you set the table.
- Breakfast in bed with a sweet note!
- Use heart-shaped bowls, plates, or mugs with a heart on them!
More Popular Valentines Day Breakfast Foods:
If the ideas above weren’t right for you, these may be just what you are looking for!
- Yogurt parfait with fresh berries and granola!
- Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls
- Heart-shaped Toad in the Hole!
- Heart Shaped Eggs!
- Eggs Benedict – A classic treat!
- Savory Waffles – Yes waffles can be delicious and savory too! Throw in cheese before cooking them!
- Avocado Toast – A Healthy option that is just as delicious as it is healthy!
- French Toast Casserole – East to make ahead and throw in the oven the next day!
- Canadian Bacon – A favorite side!
- Vanilla Donuts or Heart-Shaped Apple Fritters!
- Cheese Quiche in Pie Crust – Make the pie crust ahead to make this one easier on the clock Valentine’s day morning!