Valentine’s Day is only 1 week away, and you’re probably scrambling to find the perfect gift to show your sweetheart how much you love them. You don’t want to get them anything cliché like roses or jewelry, but at the same time, you don’t want to be too wacky either. If you’re feeling at all stressed out, never fear!
Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas always start the same way with heart-shaped pancakes, waffles, or French toast! Whether you’re looking to impress your significant other with a romantic meal or to just show your kids how much you love them, there are plenty of delicious options out there for every member of the family. Here we compiled 40 Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas with recipes.
If you’re looking for a breakfast that shows your sweetie just how much you care, try making pancakes in a heart-shaped waffle iron. Your Valentines will think of you every time they see their special waffles. Besides, who doesn’t love homemade pancakes? Especially when they look so adorable.
-1/4 cup Flour -2 tbsp. Sugar -1/2 tsp. Salt 1 Egg 1/3 cup Milk (buttermilk is best) 2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil Mix, beat, and cook in a greased skillet like pancakes. If you don’t have buttermilk, you can use lemon juice or vinegar to make your own sour milk. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar for every 1 cup of milk called for in a recipe.
It’s hard to go wrong with an omelet for a Valentine’s Day breakfast. Pick some colorful veggies or a few different kinds of cheese, and your sweetheart will be impressed by your skill. For those who want something less involved, there are plenty of pre-made options out there. Trader Joe’s sells pre-made smoked salmon omelets, for example, that are sure to get you into their good graces just don’t expect to wow anyone with your cooking chops here.
If you’re making a big batch of Valentine’s Day breakfast, then here are two excellent omelet ideas. And if you’re in a rush, feel free to skip heating up your pan and make these with your non-stick skillet! One version has ham and cheese; while another combines cheddar cheese with diced onion, bell pepper, red hot chili peppers, jalapeno, and olives. Top each with guacamole or avocado slices for a bit of variety in texture!
3. Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict is a classic brunch and breakfast dish that features poached eggs, Canadian bacon, and a dollop of hollandaise sauce on top of an English muffin. It can also be served on a bagel. This makes for a delicious twist on traditional egg dishes. In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup mayonnaise with 2 tsp. prepared horseradish. Season with salt and pepper. Spread each slice of bread with some of the mixtures and place 4-6 slices of smoked salmon on 4 slices of bread; top with another slice of bread to make a sandwich.
If desired, warm sandwiches in a Panini press or frying pan over medium heat until cheese melts and filling is hot, about 3 minutes per side. Eggs Benedict: In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup mayonnaise with 2 tsp. prepared horseradish. Season with salt and pepper. Spread each slice of bread with some of the mixture and place 4-6 slices of smoked salmon on 4 slices of bread; top with another slice of bread to make a sandwich.
4. Huevos Rancheros
Combine 1 cup of salsa and 8 beaten eggs in a saucepan. Cook on medium until firm (or 3 to 4 minutes). Place two corn tortillas in an 8 frying pan and cover with half of the salsa mixture. Add more than 1/2 cup of grated Cheddar cheese on top. Cover with more salsa and top with another tortilla. Cook until done (or 3 to 4 minutes). Repeat the process, using remaining ingredients. Yield: 2 servings. Serve warm with sour cream.
Dates & Almonds recipe: Soak pitted dates overnight in water; drain well. Cut open each date and remove seed. Fill date with 2 whole almonds. Sprinkle additional sliced almonds over date before serving. Garnish dish or plate with whole or sliced almonds if desired. If serving these at parties or events, you may want to glaze these dates by adding confectioners’ sugar first, then add water; dip each whole almond into water-sugar mixture before placing it into date. Allow dates to dry before serving for 24 hours for best results.
5. Healthy Waffles
To keep things healthy and nutritious, try these red velvet waffles. They’re also an easy way to add some romance to your morning meal with a touch of Valentine’s Day flair. The festive treat will make getting out of bed early on a holiday worth it. You may even want to consider making them for breakfast for your family and friends! You can store them in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to five days before reheating in a low-heat oven.
Just swap out 1 cup of each berry for a mixture of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Tip: You can also use egg substitute if you want to omit the eggs altogether. If you do, add an extra 1⁄4 cup flour to make up for it. For a special presentation, top these tasty waffles with sliced fresh strawberries and whipped cream. If you’re feeling really decadent, try drizzling them with chocolate syrup before serving. Breakfast never tasted so good! Table spoons honey powder, teaspoon vanilla extract. Place all ingredients in blender or food processor; blend until smooth.
This protein-packed dish looks fancy and is actually quite easy to make, which makes it perfect for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day. To save time, you can purchase premade pie crust to replace store-bought pastry dough. Just make sure your quiche is thoroughly cooked and not watery. You want it light and fluffy! For a healthy twist on your classic quiche recipe, try using whole grain flour instead of all-purpose flour or low-fat milk in place of heavy cream. It will add a hint of nuttiness while still maintaining that rich flavor you love in quiche recipes.
So let’s begin cooking! Ingredients: 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 6 large eggs 1⁄4 cup fresh chopped basil leaves 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Step 1- Preheat oven at 400°F (200°C). Step 2- In a bowl combine all ingredients together and whisk them until they are well combined. Step 3- Grease muffin tin by brushing butter over each hole. Or place aluminum foil liners in each hole.
7. Bacon, Egg, and Veggie Muffins
This breakfast muffin recipe is more than just a good idea for dinner it’s also great for Valentine’s Day morning. Breakfast can be hard to pull off on a holiday when there are so many other things to do, but these savory treats are easy and delicious. Bacon, Egg, and Veggie Muffins – Perfect for Valentine’s Day! via The Baker Upstairs Baked in Red Hook #baking #breakfast Click To Tweet 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 3 large eggs 1/2 cup milk 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 6 thick bacon slices, cooked and chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced 20 grape tomatoes, halved Handful fresh chives 2 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts Salt Pepper Butter Spray two 12-cup nonstick or greased regular muffin tins In medium bowl combine flour, sugar and baking powder. Add eggs; beat lightly with fork until well blended. Beat in milk until smooth.
Our favorite parfait recipe is a Peanut Butter Cup Parfait with salted peanuts, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips for a dessert that looks as good as it tastes. And if you make them in heart-shaped mason jars, they’re sure to be extra special. It’s not just for Valentine’s Day; consider parfaits for your next picnic or potluck! They’re great to serve because each person can mix up their own ingredients based on what they like. This means fewer leftovers and more variety among guests everyone wins.
They can all be prepped ahead of time, so you don’t have to worry about cooking on Valentine’s Day morning! These breakfast parfaits are easy enough to throw together while still getting ready in the morning, but will look beautiful at your Valentine’s brunch table. 1 medium honeydew melon or cantaloupe, scooped and seeded 1 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt 4 whole wheat English muffins, toasted and into quarters 12 fresh raspberries Nutrition facts per serving: Calories 221; Fat 1g; Carbohydrate 47g; Fiber 5g; Protein 14g.
9. Pink Valentine’s Day waffles
Put your waffle maker to work again with these easy overnight waffles, too. Put an apron on it and serve up bacon, eggs and a heaping portion of greasy goodness more than you usually allow yourself to have as an indulgent Valentine’s Day treat. Use your favorite pancake mix, top with peanut butter and chocolate chips; if you want even more flavor, add some whipped cream while they are still warm! Break out the candy! Make pancakes with M&Ms, gummy worms and Valentine’s themed sprinkles. Sprinkle some cake mix into a baggie.
Fill small muffin tins 3⁄4 full of pancake batter; drop Hershey’s kisses into each cup before baking at 375 degrees until golden brown. For homemade Valentine’s Day treats try making heart shaped shortbread cookies either purchase round cookie cutters or cut circles from parchment paper and press into cookies using bottom of glass bowl/cup/jar etc.
10. Chocolate French Toast
Plain maple syrup works well; so does powdered sugar or even fresh strawberries. Regardless of how you serve them, these dishes are quick and easy to whip up for Valentine’s Day or any other day for that matter. Ingredients 1 loaf French bread, cut in half lengthwise 2 eggs 4 tablespoons butter 2 cups milk or heavy cream 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions.
In a small saucepan, combine butter and chocolate; heat over low heat until melted. Cool slightly. Combine eggs, milk, and vanilla in a shallow dish. Dip bread into egg mixture; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle with chocolate sauce.
11. Heart shaped raspberry rolls
Heart shaped raspberry rolls are a delicious twist on traditional cinnamon rolls, perfect for your next Valentine’s Day brunch. Preheat oven to 400°F and lightly grease a baking sheet. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or spilt mats, then set aside. In a small bowl, add cream cheese and 1 tbsp. honey; stir until well combined. Set aside in refrigerator while preparing other ingredients. In another small bowl, combine egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar; whisk vigorously until well blended, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
12. Red velvet pancakes
These are easy recipes that are quick to fix as well which makes it easier for busy people like us who would rather spend time with our loved ones rather than slaving away in front of hot stoves preparing dinner. 2/3 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 2 tablespoons white sugar 2 large eggs 3 tablespoons red food coloring 4 tablespoons water Maple syrup, to taste. Directions: Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder in a medium bowl; set aside. Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Stir in food coloring and mix well. Reduce mixer speed to low; add flour mixture and water alternately in batches of half at a time.
13. Pink yogurt
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about a delicious Valentine’s Day Breakfast. Here are 40 of our favorite Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas to get you inspired! You can’t go wrong with pancakes or waffles, but here are some variations on classics: Pretty Pastel Pancakes in Heart Shapes Champagne Bellini’s for Two Chocolate Covered Strawberry Muffins Red Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting Speaking of Champagne Bellini’s for Two..
Heat oven to 350°F. 2. Spray 8 x 8 (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. 3. In large bowl, beat eggs, milk and vanilla until blended; stir in yogurt, sugar and 1 tablespoon of flour. Pour into prepared baking dish; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1 tablespoon flour and strawberries. 4. Bake 30 minutes or until center is just set and surface appears dry. 5. Cool 30 minutes before serving; refrigerate any leftovers covered with plastic wrap overnight to let custard set. 6 To serve, top each serving with fresh strawberry half before digging in!
14. Egg heart toasts
An easy valentine’s breakfast, these egg heart toasts are a fun way to say I love you with just one bite. Heart-shaped bread makes it too cute not to try out. Simply cut a small slice of bread into a heart shape using a cookie cutter or sharp knife, and toast both sides in butter. Place an egg yolk on top and place in oven until egg is cooked to your liking. Top with salt and pepper if desired, and sprinkle on some parsley for color!
Break two eggs into a small bowl and beat with a fork. Heat a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of olive oil, then pour in beaten eggs. Scramble as desired then remove from heat and set aside for 2-3 minutes before spreading onto toast. Cover with additional toppings such as avocado slices, sautéed mushrooms or crispy bacon bits to suit your tastes. Top with freshly ground black pepper, if desired.
15. Mini strawberry heart pies
Cut out hearts from small pieces of tinfoil, place them on top of each pie and pop them in your oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. When you pull these out, you can drizzle them with chocolate sauce or even raspberry sauce. As an added touch, cut out tiny flowers from parchment paper and place a few on top of each heart as well.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Mix in butter until dough begins to form. Use your hands to press mixture into a disc shape; wrap in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for one hour. While dough is chilling, use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese until creamy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla extract; mix until combined. Divide cheesecake mixture among eight small ramekins or custard cups; refrigerate overnight or at least four hours to set up. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 8 hearts from chilled pie crusts.
16. Berrylicious rainbow smoothie
Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are blended with Greek yogurt and a touch of honey to create a creamy, luscious smoothie with lots of healthy antioxidants. It’s hard to believe something so pretty is actually good for you! Plus it’s vegan. If you need any more reason to love it, try freezing your fruit beforehand to increase its yum factor.
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 cup frozen strawberries1/4 cup frozen raspberries1/4 cup frozen blueberries3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt1 tablespoon honey Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately. You can also transfer everything to one container and freeze, stirring or shaking every 30 minutes until completely cold or overnight.
17. Baked red velvet donuts
If you’re looking for a fun twist on traditional red velvet, serve these baked red velvet donuts with cream cheese frosting. Make a glaze by melting white chocolate and combining it with orange juice. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter until smooth and creamy. Add granulated sugar and beat on medium speed until well combined. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Reduce speed to low and add red food coloring and vanilla extract; mix until combined. Increase speed to medium-high and add dry ingredients in two additions, beating after each addition just until incorporated; do not over mix. Dough will be thick!
18. Fruity Croissant Puff
This is a fun and fruity take on traditional croissants. These puff up beautifully when baked, so they are both delicious and impressive. This would be an excellent way to impress your guests on Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion. They look as beautiful as they taste! You can make these ahead of time then pop them in the oven just before serving for a quick treat. Strawberries are usually very expensive at Valentine’s Day time but frozen strawberries work just as well and cost less than half of what fresh ones do.
2 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 pinch salt 1 cup milk 3 eggs, separated Zest of 1 lemon Filling: 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons sugar Topping: 6 ounces jam Directions: Preheat oven to 400F. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together milk and egg yolks. Add to dry ingredients and mix until combined. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold into batter. Pour into lightly greased 9 x 13 pan or onto parchment-lined sheet tray. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top. Cool while you make filling & topping.
19. Strawberry pancakes
In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together. Fry as you would normally fry pancakes. Serve with real maple syrup and strawberries. Top with cream if desired. Enjoy! 3/4 Cup whole wheat flour. 2 tsp. baking powder (not instant) 1 tsp. cinnamon 3 Tbsp. splendid or sweetener of choice 1 1/2 Cup Low-fat Milk 1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract Optional: berries, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, etc. For toppings. These are eggless because I don’t eat eggs but I’m sure they’d be just as good with eggs! You can easily add 1-2 eggs for binding purposes instead of applesauce and it should work just fine.
20. Heart shaped cinnamon rolls
A nice, gooey cinnamon roll makes a perfect choice for Valentine’s Day. Start with either store-bought or homemade dough and wrap into a heart shape using a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Cook according to package directions, then smother in icing and top with candies or sprinkles to make your own heart-shaped cinnamon rolls! Who says you can’t have sweets for breakfast?
First, whisk together one cup warm milk, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast. Stir in 3 tablespoons softened butter and 1/3 cup sugar. Add 1 egg and stir until combined. In a separate bowl combine 2 cups flour with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Add to milk mixture along with enough extra flour to make dough come together. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
21. Red velvet cinnamon rolls
Red velvet may not seem like a holiday-appropriate food, but give it a chance. A cup of hot cocoa might be just what you need to warm up on a cold winter morning, especially if it’s made in one of these red velvet mug cakes. Not only does it have all of your chocolate cravings covered with every last decadent bite, but that new twist on an old classic has become so popular that we’re starting to see some pretty cool Valentine’s Day-themed takes on it. For example, cookbook author Joanne Chang makes red velvet cinnamon rolls we’re thinking those would make for a great Valentine’s Day treat or maybe even a homemade breakfast in bed.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a large bowl with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. 3. Combine sour cream, buttermilk and oil in a small bowl or measuring cup until smooth; set aside. 4. Beat butter in another mixing bowl on medium-high speed until creamy. Add egg whites one at a time beating well after each addition; continue beating for about 1 minute or until mixture is light yellow in color. 5. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; mix just until combined thoroughly.
22. Raspberry chocolate chip buttermilk pancakes
Chocolate and raspberries are two of my favorite foods, so it is no surprise that I really love these pancakes. Fresh raspberries mixed into vanilla buttermilk pancakes for a delicious Valentine’s Day or any day breakfast. A simple syrup made with chocolate and raspberry liquor adds even more chocolate and raspberry flavor.
1 cup flour, 1 tbsp. baking powder, 1⁄2 tsp. salt, 1⁄4 tsp. cinnamon, 2 tbsp. sugar, 3 tbsp. coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly, 1 cup buttermilk Or nonfat yogurt plus a splash of milk, 2 eggs, lightly beaten, Chocolate chips to top! Or make into chocolate chip pancakes by adding chocolate chips to batter! Maple syrup. Directions: Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl. In another bowl whisk together wet ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until just combined Stir in chocolate chips!
23. Pancake coin brochettes with fresh berries
Give pancakes an elegant French twist by stacking them into little brochettes. Cut out heart shapes with a cookie cutter, and then wrap in pancake strips and secure with a toothpick. Add fresh berries on top of some and sprinkle on powdered sugar before serving. Or, if you’re feeling extra fancy, drizzle a chocolate-hazelnut spread over everything for a sweet finishing touch. Preparing for Valentine’s Day should be fun, so put on your chef’s hat and get creative with your recipes!
24. Strawberry yogurt parfait
I love strawberry parfaits but didn’t want to make a dessert because Valentine’s Day is technically supposed to be a celebration of love and not a sweet treat. So I came up with strawberry yogurt parfait instead! The amount of strawberries you use depends on how many people you’re serving. Just add in as many as you need until you get to 40 servings. Chop them up and layer them with some sugar-free vanilla Greek yogurt, honey and crumbled graham crackers for an absolutely divine tasting breakfast! This would also work really well using blackberries or raspberries in place of strawberries if you prefer those over strawberries. I just adore everything about these little breakfast cups.
25. Raspberry banana Napoleon dessert
Sweet layers of raspberry cream and banana mousse sandwich a layer of crepe cake for an elegant dessert perfect for Valentine’s Day. Feel free to substitute your favorite flavor of frozen yogurt or Cool Whip in place of raspberry; or add fruit, like strawberries, to give it more color and flavor. You can also omit one or both layers for a simple, yet impressive breakfast-in-bed. This recipe makes four servings, but can easily be doubled if you have a crowd to serve. Also feel free to use heart-shaped cookie cutters if you’d like!
26. Chocolate donuts
It’s simple to make these chocolaty treats from Pillsbury: just roll out the refrigerated chocolate-cake dough and cut it into heart shapes with a small donut cutter. Insert a straw into each donut and fill them with your favorite Valentine’s Day toppings, such as sprinkles, red M&Ms or nuts. Dip in chocolate icing—chocolate chips melted with shortening work best and top off with a cherry. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Bake in a 350°F oven for 8 to 10. Makes 16 servings.
27. Springtime Beignets & Berries
To get a sweet and celebratory start to your Valentine’s Day morning, try these traditional yet modern beignets with raspberry coulis. The beignets are made using yeast-risen dough rather than just a simple batter, which adds airiness and richness to their texture. They’re paired with fresh raspberries in a not-too-sweet sauce that serves as both a fresh topping for these warm pastries and an added boost of bright berry flavor. The finished dish looks gorgeous on display ideal for Sunday brunch, or even as part of an elegant dessert table setting.
28. Creamy Strawberry Crepes
Fresh strawberries and a swirl of cream cheese make these crepes a delicious Valentine’s Day treat. Top with whipped cream and fresh mint leaves. Cut out circles using a round cutter or drinking glass, then place them on a lightly greased skillet over medium heat. Spoon in 1 to 2 tablespoons of batter, then sprinkle some chopped fresh strawberries inside each circle. Fold into quarters and cook until golden brown on both sides. Remove from pan and serve immediately with light vanilla ice cream and fresh whipped cream, or make ahead of time so they can be stored at room temperature for up to an hour before serving.
29. Savory Waffles with Asparagus, Gruyere, and Onion
In a medium skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add thinly sliced onions and a pinch of salt. Sauté́ for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned and soft. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
30. Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins
A fun take on your traditional doughnut holes, these muffins are sure to get you in a sweet mood. Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to create a new level of adorableness! Ingredients: 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1 egg, beaten, 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, Cinnamon sugar Make It Happen: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, oil and egg until batter is smooth. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin tins about 3/4 full with batter. Sprinkle top of each with cinnamon sugar.
31. Walnut Glazed Bacon
Start your valentine’s day with a mouth-watering bacon treat. It’s sweet, but salty; you’ll find yourself coming back for more. Start off with 8-10 slices of uncured bacon, and 3/4 cup raw walnuts. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon and 2 tbsp. raw honey (the mixture will be thick). Spread mixture evenly over each slice of bacon on both sides (so 2 per slice). Pour walnuts into another small bowl and add 1/2 tsp. of chili powder. Shake gently to coat them evenly in chili powder.
32. Cornmeal Towers with Strawberries & Cream
Cornmeal is a key ingredient in these tender, whole-grain pancakes. And because it’s not as sweet as flour, you can add a little extra sugar and top with fresh fruit. Set out a variety of toppings and invite everyone to make their own! Try blueberries, bananas, or any other fruit you like on your pancakes. Not only does choosing your own toppings give everyone control over what they eat but it can also spark conversation and help everyone learn about new things from each other even if it’s just how much sugar someone likes to put on their pancakes!
33. Glazed Doughnut Holes
If you have time in advance, cover a platter with wax paper or parchment paper and arrange them there. If not, lay out a sheet of wax paper on your counter. Dip each doughnut hole into the melted chocolate, making sure to let any excess drip off. Place on sheet or platter and let set completely this will take 10-15 minutes.
34. Cream Cheese & Chive Omelet
Heat butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add chopped chives and cream cheese to skillet, stirring until melted and well-combined. Place egg whites and 3 egg yolks into a bowl; whisk until blended, but not fluffy. Pour egg mixture into skillet with cheese mixture, stirring constantly. When eggs are almost set, fold omelet in half, making sure that all ingredients are covered by eggs. Fold over one more time to form a triangle shape; cook for 30 seconds longer or until completely set.
35. Poached Eggs & Polenta
-1 package (12 ounces) instant polenta -2 cups water -2 tablespoons butter or margarine -5 eggs plus one egg yolk beaten -Salt and pepper to taste Mix water, butter and polenta in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, poach eggs: Add 1 cup water and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt to a large saucepan. Bring just to a boil over high heat. Carefully break each egg into a teacup or saucer; gently pour each into water.
36. Old-World Puff Pancake
Have you ever seen a pancake batter made with yeast? It’s delicious and unique, giving pancakes an extra fluffy interior. Try whipping up some old-world puff pancakes for a special Valentine’s Day morning. To start, make your favorite batter from scratch or from a box. Then add 1 teaspoon active dry yeast to 2 cups warm water about 100 degrees F and let it stand until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons sugar to dissolve and mix in gently with 1⁄3 cup of melted butter or margarine.
37. Mini-Chip Cocoa Pancakes
Breakfast has never been so dainty. A pancake mix of cocoa and chocolate chips makes these pancakes utterly delicious. You can top them with your favorite syrup or leave them plain to enjoy their unique taste. If you’re feeling especially indulgent, pour a dollop of chocolate sauce over each pancake as you serve it up. The best part about these simple pancakes is that they freeze well, so make a batch on Sunday night and heat them up in your microwave whenever you get hungry during the week.
38. Amish Waffles
Amish waffles are very popular in Lancaster County and surrounding areas. They have a distinctive, light taste because they are made with egg whites and no yolks. Many recipes call for lemon juice or vinegar to raise the dough but that is not necessary if you add a packet of yeast. Serve them with butter and jam. Or make classic French toast by dipping slices of your favorite bread into an egg batter, then frying them in a skillet until browned on both sides. Fruit preserves go well with either type of topping. Simple syrup is nice served over any kind of waffle or pancake topped with berries.
39. Eggs Lorraine
A Valentine’s Day Tradition: It may not be Italian, but it sure sounds like it. Eggs Lorraine is made by folding chopped cooked bacon into scrambled eggs and then pouring that mixture over a creamy cheesy sauce that’s been poured into a hot skillet. You can make Eggs Lorraine any time of year, but if you want to surprise your sweetheart with an extra-special treat on Valentine’s Day morning, go ahead and serve them up sunny side up. Your brunch guests will love waking up to their favorite French bistro dish on V-Day.
40. Mushroom & Spinach Eggs Benedict
Delicious as it is, eggs benedict can quickly turn into a calorie-laden meal if you aren’t careful. To start your Valentine’s Day off on a healthy foot, whip up an eggs benny that uses mushrooms and spinach to keep it low in fat. A word of warning: Don’t skimp on ingredients. Using high-quality items like fresh herbs and local egg sources can make or break your recipe, especially when you’re watching calories and trying to ensure that your body gets everything it needs for optimum health and performance. And don’t forget about protein: Adding extra cheese, meat or vegetables is another great way to kick up satiety without blowing your calorie count.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you don’t want to be scrambling for a last-minute idea. Here are 40 Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas that are simple to make and easy on your budget. You can serve them up at home or take them with you for a special, romantic treat! Enjoy but hurry, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!