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Many of you already know that I much prefer a simple romantic gesture over a traditional Valentine's Day gif. For those of you who enjoy cooking but aren't necessarily looking for a rich dessert, consider whipping up a Valentine's Day breakfast instead. There is something here from everyone from simple ideas that don't actually involve cooking to multi-step crepe and waffle recipes. Enjoy!
French Toast with Strawberry Butter
Turn simple French toast into a Valentine's Day treat with a heart shaped cookie cutter. Strawberry butter and/or a few slices of fresh strawberries will add a sweet red touch to this breakfast. If you can't find fresh strawberries, grab a bag of frozen ones.
Valentine's Fruit Kabobs
On Valentine's Day morning, enjoy your fruit in sweet little heart shapes. The author used Popsicle sticks for the kabob sticks. You can use a small heart cookie cutter for this. The author suggests serving the fruit with a yogurt dip. I would go with a sweeter dip, but you can use any dip that suits your preferences.
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This concept looks time intensive, but it really isn't. All you have to do is take a cookie cutter to make heart shapes and then switch the colored hearts with the plain hearts. You can use the pancake recipe of your choosing for it.
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST PANCAKES IN THE WORLD | Kind Kyttocks
Fruit Heart Cut Out
This isn't a recipe; it's just a cute idea that will surprise your significant other on Valentine's Day morning. It will work well with an apple, but you can try it on just about any fruit that has a peal (pear, orange, etc.) . Beware that the fruit will start to brown if it's left out like this so don't cut the heart until the recipient is going to be eating the fruit shortly afterward.
Heart Cup Warmer
If your significant other enjoys a warm cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate in the morning, surprise him/her with a handmade cup warmer with a heart on it. I know that the one pictured is pretty girly, but there are lots of color options out there. For those of you who are crafty, consider taking on the challenge and making one yourself.
Red Velvet Crêpes
For those of you who enjoy red velvet and/or crepes, this is a perfect recipe for you. Mixing both filling and chocolate topping separately is a little time intensive, but you can simplify either of these steps if you want to use something like whipped cream for the filling or hot fudge for the chocolate topping. Whatever you decide to do, this will be treat for all.
Heart Milk Cubes
If your significant other enjoys cereal or iced coffee with milk in the morning, throw a batch of these milk cubes in the freezer the night before Valentine's Day. You can also switch this up and use water or juice. Many big box and craft stores sell heart molds through January and February. Check the follow sections: dollar, kitchen, and holiday.
Red Velvet Waffles
I saved this for the end because it is so decedent that it is really more of a dessert. I have tried to include a lot of options that will not break your regular meal routine too badly. But if you're looking for something indulgent, this is for you. If you love red velvet, go for this waffle recipe. Don't forget the chocolate chips and cream cheese maple syrup on top.
How to Make Waffles | Hoffmankitchen's Cooking Channel
Complete the holiday with a cooking for two recipe.
More Valentine's Day resources from the author.
- Valentine's Day Card Ideas: How to Make Unique Homemade Handmade Cards
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- Valentine's Day Desserts: Recipe Ideas
This article is a collection of Valentine's Day desserts. There are ideas for over 10 different recipes with photos and links for each one. There are other Valentine's Day resources included as well.
- Valentine's Day Photo Ideas: Photography Props and More
Are you planning a Valentine's Day photo shoot? Make your session complete with fun props, accessories, and backdrops for babies, kids, and couples.
Nyesha Pagnou MPH from USA on January 16, 2020:
Hi Rose, I hope that you have been doing well. These are some really nice ideas for Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing the information!
peachy from Home Sweet Home on November 19, 2014:
cute hearts, i love those ideas. Maybe i will make one or two of them
Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 09, 2013:
Thanks, Better Yourself! This is a good time of year to find a heart shaped cookie cutter. Usually they carry them at Target.
Better Yourself from North Carolina on February 09, 2013:
These are such sweet ideas! I need to find a heart shape cookie cutter now and I love the crocheted cup warmer!
Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 07, 2013:
That sounds great, Marlene! Enjoy. :)
Marlene Bertrand from USA on February 07, 2013:
I forget about creating a Valentine's Day breakfast. These are all wonderful ideas. I think, for sure I'm going to make the cup warmer that you show and I really fancy making the heart milk cubes. I never would have thought of these if I hadn't found your hub. Thank you. Sharing this one, for sure.
Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 02, 2013:
Sid Kemp from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) on February 02, 2013:
This hub sure starts Valentine's Day right!
Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 14, 2012:
Haha Brett yes for sure!
Brett C from Asia on February 13, 2012:
Good ideas, even simple enough for us guys to put together! lol
Thanks for SHARING.
Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 12, 2012:
Fun! I hope that you found some helpful ideas here for it.
GDRshop on February 11, 2012:
i love valentine's day =)
Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 10, 2012:
Thanks so much for the feedback ladies! I'm glad that everyone found something that they like.
Cara, I hope that you can convince your son! That would be perfect for his preschool.
Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on February 10, 2012:
The red velvet crepes sure look good, I love the red velvet cake. These are so nice! I enjoyed these and am SHARING!
tarajeyaram from Wonderland on February 10, 2012:
Awesome ideas. I should try some. Thanks for SHARING.
Louise from Calgary, AB, Canada on February 10, 2012:
Wow thanks for sharing these interesting ideas! I think my hubby would love those heart-shaped pancakes.
cardelean from Michigan on February 10, 2012:
Great ideas! I had seen the fruit kabob idea on pinterest and want to send it in for snack for my son's preschool that day. Hopefully I can convince him! Thanks for sharing your finds.
Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 10, 2012:
Alissa, I hope that your husband takes the hint! :)
leann2800 on February 10, 2012:
That french toast is so cute. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
Alissa Roberts from Normandy, TN on February 09, 2012:
This hub has me seriously craving some breakfast foods! These ideas are great - I really want the french toast with strawberry butter! Will have to start hinting around to the husband about that recipe :) Great hub - voted up and useful!