Your partner or spouse. Your kids. Your parents. Your friends. You have so many people in your life whom you care about and love. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, why not treat them to something special?
Our suggestion: a Valentine’s Day breakfast complete with heart-themed details. The recipients may roll their eyes, but deep down, you know they’ll appreciate it. It’s one of the reasons you love them!
To help you celebrate the special bond you share with family or friends, we’ve rounded up four delicious Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas. So dare to get a little warm and fuzzy, and whip them up something special.
Tip: Jot down quick love notes on Bounty Quilted Napkins and lay them next to plates to show your appreciation for the people in your life.
4 Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas
1. Cupid’s Arrow Kebabs
Win your sweethearts’ hearts with this easy-to-make kebab. Simply thread donut holes, strawberries and blueberries onto a skewer. Add your own creative spin by cutting a V-shape into the top of the strawberries so they resemble hearts. You can also craft the skewer into an arrow using cutout pieces of cardstock, or swap the donut holes for pieces of waffle decked with whipped cream.
2. Heart-shaped Cinnamon Rolls
For a warm, sweet treat, just make a few simple adjustments to store-bought cinnamon rolls (you’ll need to use cinnamon rolls that can be unrolled for this to work):
- Unroll the cinnamon rolls, leaving a small coil in one end
- Form a coil in the other end and nest it next to the other coil
- Make a pinch point between the two coils to make the heart “V”
- Bake and glaze according to package directions
3. Heart Egg in a Basket
Use classic breakfast ingredients to cook up a heartwarming breakfast.
1 thick slice of bread
14 grams butter
Heart-shaped cookie cutter or knife
Your choice of jelly, jam, honey or peanut butter
- Separate the egg white and yolk
- Butter one side of the bread and add it to a pan, butter-side down
- Cook on medium heat until golden brown
- Remove from heat and butter the uncooked side of the toast
- Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter or a knife to cut a heart shape out of the middle
- Lower the heat and return the bread — both the heart centre and the outline — to the pan, uncooked-side down
- Add just enough egg white to fill the hole, and then carefully place the egg yolk in the heart centre of the slice of bread
- Cover the pan and cook for a couple of minutes, checking the egg and toast regularly, until the egg is cooked through
- Spread your choice of jelly, jam, honey or peanut butter on the heart and serve!
4. Sweetheart Smoothies
Don’t forget about drinks! Make a quick berry smoothie or serve a glass of strawberry milk. You can even add a fun red- and pinked-striped straw to the glass for a festive finishing touch.
Tip: Make breakfast cleanup a labour of love with Cascade Platinum ActionPacs. They’re formulated to clean burnt-on messes in just one wash, no prewash needed! Now that’s something to swoon over.
How do you show the love to your loved ones on Valentine’s Day? Share with us in the comments section!