Serve up a festive Valentine’s breakfast to celebrate the day with these easy and healthy ideas. I have my best recipes for chocolate muffins, pancakes, and smoothies, plus all things strawberry—Strawberry Milk, Strawberry Drinkable Yogurt, and more. So sweet.
Valentine’s Day Breakfast
Marking a holiday with a special morning meal is an easy way to make the day more fun and these ideas are perfect for your little Valentines! I’ve included my favorite breakfast recipes with chocolate, and also pink ones that feature lots of strawberries.
There’s quite a range here—from muffins and pancakes, to smoothies, yogurt, and French Toast—so pick your favorites and what you think your kids might enjoy most.
These recipes (like all of my recipes) are meant to be nutritious meals for little kids that anyone of any age will enjoy eating. They all are lower in sugars, as that’s how I prefer to cook, but taste great.
And methods and ingredients are streamlined as much as possible so they work with your real, busy life.
Contents hide 1 Valentine’s Day Breakfast 2 Your toddler won’t eat? Help is here! 3 Chocolate Pancakes 4 Fluffy Chocolate Muffins 5 Flourless Chocolate Muffins 6 Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins 7 Peanut Butter Muffins 8 Chocolate Smoothie 9 Favorite Yogurt Pancakes 10 Strawberry Pancakes 11 Baked French Toast 12 French Toast Casserole 13 Strawberry Overnight Oats 14 Strawberry Drinkable Yogurt 15 Strawberry Milk 16 Strawberry Muffins 17 Raspberry Donuts 18 You May Also Like
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This simple batter gets a boost from cocoa powder. They aren’t super sweet, but they are delicious with berries and a drizzle of syrup!
Favorite Chocolate Pancakes These Chocolate Pancakes are both easy and flavorful, with just a hint of cocoa flavor. See the Notes at the end for variations and serving suggestions. Get the recipe
Fluffy Chocolate Muffins
With a base of yogurt for moisture and cocoa powder and chocolate chips for flavor, these are the best chocolate muffins ever.
Fluffy Chocolate Muffins Fluffy, tender, and just sweet enough, these are delicious Chocolate Muffins to share with the kids. See the Notes for allergy swaps. Get the recipe
Flourless Chocolate Muffins
These healthy muffins taste like brownies and are super moist and flavorful. They also happen to have lots of protein and veggies blended right into the mix! They’re great for breakfast and also snack.
Chocolate Protein Muffins (With Veggies!) These simple blender muffins pack a serious nutrition punch and are dairy-free, with a nut-free option. I prefer the flavor of these once they are fully cooled and chilled in the fridge.
Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins
Moist tender Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins that taste as good as store bought, but have a little extra nutrition? Sign. Me. Up. These muffins are seriously delicious and are a must-make if you have fans of Little Bites in your house!
Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins (Little Bites Copycat) Moist tender Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins that taste as good as store bought, but have a little extra nutrition? Sign. Me. Up. These muffins are seriously delicious and are a must-make if you have fans of Little Bites in your house! Get the recipe
Peanut Butter Muffins
You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and these are a perfect breakfast—you could even add diced strawberries. Serve them with milk or a smoothie (or your coffee!) with a side of fruit and call it love.
Favorite Peanut Butter Muffins Tender, flavorful, and packed with protein, these Peanut Butter Muffins can have any add-in your family likes and they store well for days (or longer in the freezer). They’re great to prep ahead and enjoy all week. Get the recipe
Super creamy and super delicious, this Chocolate Smoothie is loaded with produce and healthy fats. It’s like a morning milkshake!
Best Chocolate Smoothie (with Veggies!) Be sure to blend this super smooth for the best texture. Use any or none of the optional ingredients. See the Notes for how to make this with regular milk. Get the recipe
Favorite Yogurt Pancakes
These pancakes are fluffy and really versatile—you can pick one flavor to make for the whole batch or add in a few pieces to each pancake as you go to make a few different flavors. That can be a great option if some in your family love banana pancakes and others prefer chocolate chip.
Favorite Yogurt Pancakes With just a few ingredients and the option to make these on the stove top or in the oven as a sheet pan pancakes, these Yogurt Pancakes are versatile and so yummy! Get the recipe
Add fresh berries to fluffy pancake batter to make this delicious Valentine’s Day breakfast option.
Fluffy Strawberry Pancakes With just a few ingredients and the option to make these on the stove top or in the oven as a sheet pan pancakes, these Strawberry Pancakes are bursting with berry flavor and are so yummy. I love including both freeze-dried and fresh berries here for max flavor, but just fresh work if that’s what you have. Get the recipe
Baked French Toast
Since becoming a mom, I’ve looked for ways to streamline cooking of some of our favorite foods to reduce the amount of time I have to stand at the stove and tend food. Baking French toast, rather than doing one or two pieces at at time on the stove top, is a genius option for making the process of making breakfast just a little bit easier.
Oven-Baked French Toast This method for baking a whole batch of French Toast in the oven is truly the best—you can pop the sheet pan in and go off and do other things! It’s fast, flavorful, and delivers perfectly tender Oven-Baked French Toast, every time. Get the recipe
French Toast Casserole
This method for baking a whole batch of French Toast in the oven is truly the best—you can pop the sheet pan in and go do other things—and come back to a whole pan of french toast, ready at the same time! It’s fast, flavorful, and delivers perfectly tender Oven-Baked French Toast, every time.
Baked French Toast Casserole Recipe Learn how to make the easiest French toast casserole with this simple method. It works with any fruit and is a great option for using up leftover bread! Get the recipe
Strawberry Overnight Oats
Make it easy to feed yourself and the kids a healthy breakfast, no matter how busy you are, with this simple make-ahead Strawberry Overnight Oats recipe.
Favorite Strawberry Overnight Oats This recipe makes enough for one adult or for one adult and one small child serving. It’s easy to double, so make more as needed! Get the recipe
Strawberry Drinkable Yogurt
If your kids love those expensive bottles of drinkable yogurt at the grocery store or you’re looking for a super simple (and super yummy) smoothie recipe, you have to try this one. This Strawberry Smoothie recipe with yogurt has just 3 ingredients and can even be made ahead!
Strawberry Smoothie with Yogurt You can use fresh or frozen berries in this simple Strawberry Smoothie and the results will have a texture that is similar to drinkable yogurt. To make it thicker and to try different flavor options, see the Notes at the end of the recipe. Get the recipe
Learn how to make the BEST homemade strawberry milk with simple ingredients and very low added sugar. Add a simple side of toast or a waffle on the side. It’s a perfectly pink color for a Valentine’s breakfast.
Favorite Strawberry Milk Creamy and delicious, you can make this with fresh strawberries or freeze-dried ones. The version with freeze-dried berries tastes more similar to store-bought strawberry milk; the one with fresh berries tastes more like fresh strawberries! Get the recipe
Easy, flavorful, and easy to make with fresh or frozen berries, these are a fun breakfast to share with the kdis.
Healthy Strawberry Muffins I love the burst of flavor that the fresh lemon adds to this recipe, so it’s worth adding that ingredient if you can. These can be served at room temperature or slightly warmed according to your preference. Get the recipe
With a bright hit of lemon, these cake-style donuts are moist and just sweet enough!
Raspberry Lemon Baked Doughnuts These bright and fresh baked donuts have the texture of a cake donut, but with a zing of fresh fruit. I like my Wilton Donut Pan for this recipe, though you can also bake them in a mini muffin pan with the same timing. Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens. Get the recipe
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- Valentine’s Day Snacks
- Healthy Chocolate Cake
- Easy Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
- Strawberry Applesauce
I’d love to hear about your favorite Valentine’s Day breakfast to share with the kids, so please comment below!
This post was first published February 2018.