14 Easy Valentine Breakfast Ideas for Kids

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These Valentine breakfast ideas for kids will start your sweetie's day off knowing just how much you care. Celebrate with sweet and savory heart-shaped breakfast ideas.

Red velvet waffles on a pink and red heart plate.

When Valentine's Day falls on a school day, our time with the kids can feel so short. I love to start their day with a sweet holiday breakfast to make them smile.

A Valentine breakfast can be just as easy as using a heart-shaped cookie cutter on their toast.

With just a few minutes more, I've got plenty of ideas for you to dress up breakfast for the special occasion.

Heart Shaped Waffles

With a heart-shaped mini waffle maker and this easy buttermilk waffles recipe you could make the sweetest little waffles for the kids.

You could serve them with fresh strawberries or add mini chocolate chips to the batter.

Easy Buttermilk Waffles
These sweetly spiced vanilla buttermilk waffles are a perfect make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings or for a relaxing weekend brunch. Kids can reheat them in the toaster for fresh and crispy waffles all week long.
5 from 1 vote
A white plate is filled with buttermilk waffles.

Chocolate Croissant Puffs

With just 3 ingredients you can have warm chocolate croissant puffs fresh from the oven in just minutes. My kids loved helping me make these, it would be a fun chance to spend some time with your little sweetie in the kitchen.

Easy Chocolate Croissants
The best beginner baker recipe for young kids to make! This chocolate croissant recipe has just 3 ingredients but tastes like you've been in the kitchen all day.
4.98 from 46 votes
A white platter of homemade chocolate croissants made from puff pastry. One has been broken in half to show the melted chocolate filling, there's a Hershey's square of chocolate next to it.

Red Velvet Waffles

Festively colored red velvet waffles with cream cheese drizzle could be made with white chocolate chips in the batter for an extra-special breakfast treat.

Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Drizzle
Decadent red velvet waffles with a thick cream cheese drizzle piped over the top are a stunning choice for a special family breakfast. You can prep the waffles in advance and freeze them which comes in handy for a holiday brunch.
5 from 1 vote
A plate of red velvet waffles has a drizzle of cream cheese icing and fresh strawberries on the side.

Heart Shaped Pancakes

With a heart-shaped pancake mold and this homemade buttermilk pancakes recipe, you could serve heart shaped pancakes with a drizzle of strawberry jam.

Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes
Classic buttermilk pancakes griddled in melted butter get a gorgeous golden brown color with delicious crispy edges. Serve family style or make ahead for the freezer for busy mornings.
5 from 1 vote
A white plate is filled with homemade buttermilk pancakes.

Heart Shaped Berry Parfait

Make your morning yogurt parfait extra sweet by trimming the fresh strawberries into heart shapes. Sprinkle them on top of the homemade granola for crunch.

Homemade Granola
This deliciously crispy homemade granola has hints of cinnamon and vanilla, crunchy almonds, and chewy raisins. Perfect for topping a yogurt parfait for an above-average weekday breakfast or a special addition to your brunch menu.
5 from 1 vote
A bowl of yogurt topped with homemade granola and fresh strawberries sits on a blue napkin.

Heart Shaped Scones

I used a simple heart-shaped cookie cutter to make my sweet almond cherry scones. They look so cute all lined up on a Valentine's Day plate.

Almond Cherry Scones
Sweet almond cherry scones can be patted out and cut into shapes or you can simply spoon and drop them in rounds. Dried cherries plump up while baking and you'll love the drizzle of almond glaze over the top.
5 from 44 votes
A heart-shaped almond cherry scone with a drizzle of icing over the top is in a heart-shaped plate.

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

There's two awesome things about these homemade red velvet cinnamon rolls:

  1. You can prep the dough in a bread maker in 5 minutes.
  2. You can assemble them in advance or even freeze them for easy baking in the morning.
Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls
Make the dough for these red velvet cinnamon rolls in a bread machine and bake them in the oven for a special breakfast on Valentine's Day or Christmas. That gorgeous red velvet dough is a festive addition to the holiday brunch, especially if you add some themed sprinkles over the cream cheese icing.
5 from 1 vote
A red velvet cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting is on a white plate with a fork.

Heart Shaped Eggs (in a hole)

Make my daughter's favorite eggs in a basket but use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to form the hole!

How to Make Eggs in a Basket
This simple breakfast is a perfect recipe for kids to learn to cook all by themselves. Just in time for Mother's Day, it's a great option for breakfast in beds that the kids can make for mom.
4.50 from 2 votes
A fry pan with melted butter and a slice of bread with the center hole missing. An egg has been cracked into the hole.

Strawberry Pancakes

You could make strawberry pancakes or strawberry french toast by adding fresh chopped strawberries, a drizzle of strawberry freezer jam, and a dollop of whipped cream on top.

Strawberry Freezer Jam
This easy strawberry freezer jam is perfect for beginners or kids to make during peak strawberry season.
5 from 1 vote
A mason jar filled with homemade strawberry freezer jam has a green plaid spoon sticking out of the top and sits next to a bowl of fresh strawberries.

Chocolate Waffles

A pile of crispy chocolate belgian waffles would taste amazing with whipped cream cheese and fresh strawberries on top.

Chocolate Belgian Waffles
Light and fluffy chocolate Belgian waffles use a touch of espresso powder to highlight that rich chocolate flavor. Griddle a batch and serve them family style for an easy weekend brunch or freeze them for quick weekday breakfasts before school
5 from 36 votes
A white plate has a pile of freshly griddled chocolate belgian waffles.

Valentine's Sprinkles Waffles

My favorite birthday cake waffles would look even cuter if you sprinkled Valentine's Day sprinkles over the dollop of whipped cream!

Birthday Cake Waffles
These easy homemade birthday cake waffles taste just like birthday cake and are filled with funfetti sprinkles. Serve them with whipped cream or your favorite jam. They're an easy make ahead birthday breakfast because they can be frozen and heated in the toaster.
5 from 1 vote
Two waffles on a blue plate have a dollop of whipped cream and pastel sprinkles.

Cherry Dutch Baby Pancake

Make just one giant Dutch baby cherry pancake with almonds and slice it like a pie for sharing with the whole family.

Cherry Pancake with Almonds
This Dutch baby cherry pancake with almonds, very similar to a cherry clafouti, makes a delicious breakfast or fruit dessert when served with a dollop of whipped cream. Juicy fresh cherries with a sweet hint of almond in the batter and crispy almonds on top make a delightful treat to share.
5 from 1 vote
The baked cherry clafouti is in the skillet.

Chocolate Chip Bagels

Make ahead this sweet cheese ball for the breakfast table and serve mini bagels and fresh fruit.

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
This sweet cheese ball made from cream cheese, powdered sugar, mini chocolate chips, and chopped pecans makes an amazing breakfast spread for bagels, waffles, and pancakes. Serve it as part of a festive brunch with fresh fruit.
5 from 1 vote
A cream cheese and chocolate chip cheese ball coated in pecans sits next to fresh fruit and a bagel.

Strawberry Milk Smoothie

This apple cherry almond smoothie would taste great if you substituted strawberry milk and fresh strawberries for the cherries.

Apple Cherry Almond Smoothie
Got a kid that doesn't like bananas?? This delicious cherry smoothie is packed with almonds for protein to help kids stay full longer. This recipe originally appeared in The Protein Smoothie Bible: a fantastic resource for delicious smoothies for kids!
5 from 2 votes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Waffles

For the peanut butter lovers out there, I strongly recommend these crispy peanut butter waffles with chocolate chips. I love them with strawberry jam for a peanut butter & jelly spin on breakfast.

Peanut Butter Waffles
Mix in mini chocolate chips to this peanut butter waffles batter for a delicious freezer-friendly breakfast idea for the kids. Toast the waffles in the toaster and then spread with strawberry jam or a pat of warm butter. These waffles come out of the waffle iron so nice and crispy!
5 from 2 votes
Fresh griddled peanut butter waffles with mini chocolate chips are cooling on a rack.

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The photo collage shows 5 easy Valentine's Day breakfast ideas for kids including waffles, scones, and donuts.

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