A themed breakfast kicks off Valentine's Day in a festive manner. Incorporating red and pink in the breakfast menu, as well as heart shapes, transforms the typical breakfast foods into a holiday meal. Red food coloring changes many breakfast foods into a colorful meal for Valentine's Day, while inviting the kids into the kitchen to create the Valentine's Day breakfast turns it into a fun family activity.
Heart Shaped Food
Heart shaped food is a simple way to bring Valentine's Day to the breakfast table. Any pancake batter can be used to make heart shaped pancakes. Add a few drops of red food coloring to the batter to create pink or red hearts. Use a heart shaped pancake form, or simply pour the batter into a heart shape with a spoon.
A heart shaped cookie cutter allows other foods to be cut into the shape. Buttermilk biscuit dough, when rolled out, can be cut into hearts and baked. Toast, waffles and French toast are breakfast foods that can easily be cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter. Both the heart cut-out and the original item with the heart missing now have a Valentine's touch to them.
Pink smoothies offer a healthy breakfast option that fits the theme. Smoothies can be made in a number of ways. One simple method is to combine plain or vanilla yogurt, strawberries, raspberries and honey to taste in a blender. Serve the blended smoothies in clear glasses and garnish each glass with slices of strawberries. Add a straw shaped as a heart to the glass for a festive touch.
The topping to breakfast foods can also transform it into a Valentine's meal. Heart shapes added to normal breakfast foods makes them fitting for the holiday. Add a strawberry jam heart on top of toast, a bowl of oatmeal or a serving of vanilla yogurt, or sprinkle red sugar in the shape of a heart on top of French toast.
Red toppings are another festive option. Strawberry or raspberry jam works well on toast, pancakes, waffles or French toast. Berry syrups are another topping option for your Valentine's breakfast. Whipped topping covered with Valentine's Day sprinkles offers a special treat for the holiday.
Many fruits offer a natural red color, fitting for the Valentine's breakfast menu. Apples, strawberries, raspberries and cherries are readily available fruits that fit the Valentine's day color scheme. The fruits can be served individually as an accompaniment to the meal, or they can be cut up and mixed together in a red fruit salad.