Valentine’s Day Breakfast is such a fun way to celebrate your loved ones. I created this amazing breakfast with heart-shaped pancakes, berry coulis, and fresh strawberries.
Why not mix things up and serve a special Valentine’s Day breakfast this year?
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. There are so many ways to celebrate to make your family feel special.
This holiday is all about feeling loved and I am excited to show my family how much I love them with a fun breakfast. Going out for a romantic dinner is something that a lot of people think about when they think about celebrating Valentine’s Day. Things are a bit different this year and I thought it would be fun to kick the day off with a fun Valentine’s Day breakfast to start the day with a happy heart!
Since Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, my youngest son will be home with us! I set the island in our kitchen for a fun and easy breakfast. Heart shaped pancakes, a berry coulis (fancy word for sauce) and sliced berries.
I chose the island (instead of our table) because it’s different and convenient for us all to grab a cup of coffee and have a casual and fun pancake breakfast.
My lettered mugs and heart plates are from Rae Dunn. As you may know, I have collected Rae Dunn pottery for years. You can always find them at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and HomeGoods. Rae Dunn used to be hard to find, so I would check every time I would go to Marshalls or Home Goods. Enjoy the hunt!
My son Andrew gave me the Rae Dunn “Mom’s Favorite” mug, but since Michael will be home with us on Valentine’s Day, he gets the Mom’s Favorite mug.
One of the things that I love about setting a table is to think about the feeling I want to create. Even if it is at our kitchen island.
This “kitchen island” table setting was so much fun because it was all about creating a table that made my husband and son feel loved. Rae Dunn was very helpful (with the LOVE plates and mugs), but I love the simple addition of the scrabble tiles to spell out how I feel about them!
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I also spelled out “Love You Mostest” with Scrabble Tiles. I have collected scrabble tiles over the years but also just discovered that you can buy 500 Scrabble Tiles on Amazon for $10.99, what a deal!
Isn’t this the perfect setting for a Sunday morning breakfast?
Making the berry coulis/sauce is so easy, and since it is homemade, it says I cared enough to make this for my boys from scratch.
Making heart-shaped pancakes instead of regular round pancakes is really special.
Our family is now gluten-free and dairy-free. I have great news because can still have pancakes! I found an amazing Gluten-Free pancake mix by King Arthur Baking Company. I use almond milk instead of regular milk and coconut instead of butter.
The trickiest part of these cute pancakes is the heart shape. I used a cookie cutter to create the shape, however, there are lots of ways to make a heart-shaped pancake.
How to Make Heart-Shaped Pancakes
- Make a regular-shaped pancake and then use the cookie cutter to cut out a heart; or
- Spray the cookie cutter with nonstick spray. Place the cookie cutter into a nonstick pan and spoon a small amount of pancake batter into the cookie cutter. Once the batter is bubbling and you are ready to flip the pancake, slip the spatula under the cookie cutter and flip. With a spoon, gently press the pancake down around the edges of the cookie cutter to loosen the pancake from the cookie cutter. Using tongs (lesson learned, if you use your fingers you will get burned) and gently lift the cookie cutter away from the pancake. Once the pancake is finished cooking, remove it from the pan; or
- Pour pancake batter in the shape of a heart.
Berry Coulis Recipe
For the berry coulis, you can use fresh or frozen berries. For the one I made today, I used fresh raspberries, fresh cherries, fresh strawberries and fresh blueberries. Coulis is great spooned onto pancakes, toast or muffins. It’s like jam, without the canning!
- 2 cups fresh or frozen berries (I used raspberries, cherries, strawberries, and blueberries)
- ⅓ cup sugar (I used coconut sugar)
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1 TBL pomegranate or lemon juice
Chop the strawberries and pit then chop the cherries.
Mix all berries together (total 2 cups).
Place berries in a small saucepan, add the sugar, vanilla, and pomegranate or lemon juice, and cook until the coulis boils. Stir often.
Once the coulis has boiled, reduce the heat and continue to cook until the sauce has thickened.
Frequently Asked Questions
A fun and easy way to serve food on Valentine’s Day is to make red or pink foods and cut into heart shapes. Marinara/spaghetti sauce served over heart shaped pasta. Pancakes in a heart shape. Burger patties shaped into a heart shape. Desserts are very popular on Valentine’s Day and many are easy to shape like hearts or come in heart shapes. You can even make Rice Krispie treats, brownies, and cookies. Your cookie cutter will be your best friend here!
Check with your local shops and retail stores for Valentine’s Day specials. You can also find heart-shaped pasta, a heart-shaped waffle maker, heart-shaped cupcake holders, and more here.
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