Monday, January 17, 2011

Easy Valentine's Day Breakfast Ideas for the Kids (and You!)

Breakfast happens to be my (and my children's) fave meal of the day! You name the breakfast, we most likely love it! So, I thought I would share some very simple ideas that you can make for Valentine's Day breakfast this year for the kids (and you). 

Now, Valentine's Day falls on a Monday this year...and on Mondays, who has time to make a special breakfast? Have your Valentine's breakfast on Sunday, that way you will have plenty of time to make it and savor the tasty foods you create!
For some of these ideas, you will want to grab a heart shaped cookie cutter (or two or three, for a variety of sizes).
  • Valentine's French Toast- using a heart cookie cutter, cut the heart shapes from the bread and then proceed with your favorite french toast recipe. Add some canned whip cream and red and white sprinkles to top it off!
  • Valentine's Pancakes - First of all, you can add red and white sprinkles to the batter to make the pancakes fun and colorful. Then, put the metal heart shaped cookie cutters directly on the pan (assorted sizes at the same time) and then spoon the batter into the cookie cutters. Using tongs, remove the cookie cutters completely when it is time to flip the pancakes, and then flip them. Isn't that fun?
  • Valentine's Toast - Toast the bread and then use the heart cookie cutters to make heart-shaped toast. Spread with a red jam. Sprinkles could be used on the jam to make it even more colorful and fun!
  • Valentine's Oatmeal - If your children absolutely love oatmeal, drizzle a heart shape over their oatmeal. Again, if you want to add sprinkles, your children will love the visual appeal (and the fact that it looks like an ice cream sundae!
  • Valentine's Cinnamon Rolls - Using the cinnamon rolls that come in the can (quick & easy peasy!), unravel each cinnamon roll and work into the shape of a heart. Bake as directed and ice with pink icing, rather than white.
  • Valentine's Breakfast Sandwich - Make the biscuits using the heart shaped cookie cutters, fry up some eggs and some bacon, sausage or ham, and throw it all between two heart shaped biscuits.
If you just don't like the idea of putting sprinkles on breakfast foods as toppings, you could always add some colorful fresh fruit. And, for Valentine's Day, you can use strawberries or raspberries to add a little red color to the ensemble.

Have fun with breakfast this year for Valentine's Day! Yum yum!

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