Make these Valentine’s Day recipes ahead of time
Sweetheart Strawberry Scones from On Sugar Mountain are a quick and easy Valentine’s Day treat. The filled scones can be made a few days before Valentine’s Day, so you don’t have to worry about rushing to get breakfast ready that morning. Adults will love them with coffee, and little ones can try dunking theirs in hot chocolate for a special treat.
Dessert Now, Dinner Later urges you to prep the Vanilla Strawberry Monkey Bread from the night before Valentine’s Day, and enjoy a sticky, delicious breakfast with your valentines. With only six ingredients, the prep is simple, making it the perfect recipe for a busy mom.
The Overnight Pecan Praline French Toast from Carlsbad Cravings is designed to be prepared the night before you serve it, so you can relax while it bakes. The recipe is more simple than it sounds, and your mouth will thank you for the sweet, sugary, caramelized nuts.
Not only can the Chocolate Loaf with Cream Cheese Glaze be made the day before Valentine’s Day, it can be enjoyed with afternoon tea if your family doesn’t finish the entire loaf at breakfast. The rich bread, from Family Food and Travel, doesn’t take long to prep, though it definitely tastes like a special treat.
Valentine breakfast ideas for donut-loving families
Red Velvet Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Frosting are Annie’s Noms’ sweet treat for your special valentines. The batter is the perfect consistency for your donut mold, and popping the baked doughnuts into the oven is simpler that frying them.
Deliciously Yum brings Jelly Filled Donut Holes to your Valentine’s Day breakfast table, and you won’t be disappointed. Filled with sweet jelly and rolled in sugar, donut holes are a sweet treat best enjoyed the day you make them — once you try them, you’ll see that won’t be a problem!
Chocolate and champagne are Valentine’s Day staples, and Boxwood Avenue combines the flavors beautifully in her Chocolate Doughnuts with Strawberry Champagne Glaze. Topped with festive sprinkles, these doughnuts are as adorable as they are delicious, and the recipe results in leftover champagne.
Valentine’s Day breakfast classics with a twist
The Well Floured Kitchen suggests trying her adorable Berry Cream Cheese Pancake Sandwiches with whipped cream and a sweet berry sauce. However, if your house is anything like ours in the morning, you’ll love that your kids can grab these and go, leaving the delectable dippers for you and your spouse.
You’ll never love your cast iron skillet more after trying the Cast Iron Skillet Pancake with Fresh Blackberry Champagne Compote. Goodie Godmother offers a recipe that’s simple enough for even “non-bakers” to master, and the blackberry champagne compote gives the fluffy pancake a special occasion flair.
If you’re stealing a few hours for a romantic breakfast this Valentine’s Day, The Gold Lining Girl has a decadent idea for you. The White Chocolate, Strawberries and Champagne Crepes only use a little bit of champagne to bring out the juices in the berry sauce — which means there will be plenty of bubbles left for you to sip with breakfast.
Dietary restrictions don’t mean boring breakfasts
Strawberry Sweet Rolls with Dark Chocolate Drizzle are a bit like eating chocolate dipped berries for breakfast. Amy’s Healthy Baking crafted these delicious rolls with whole wheat flour, and they’re dairy-free, so you don’t have to feel guilty about reaching for seconds.
The Veg Life offers her vegan-friendly Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls with Lemon Glaze in a heart-shaped package. Warm, gooey, homemade cinnamon rolls are a lovely way to start your winter morning, and even non-vegans will adore the bursts of strawberry and lemon flavors.
The Red Velvet Waffles from What the Fork are gluten-free — though they can be adapted to use regular baking flour if you’re not cooking for someone sensitive to gluten. Not only are the waffles delicious, but with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, they’re perfectly coordinated for the holiday.
If you feel the need to jump start your healthy eating after these breakfast treats, try one of the twelve healthy smoothies we love.