Posted: Feb 11, 2013 10:00 AM
 
Candy and valentines for kids are standard, but you can easily whip up a Valentine's Day breakfast for your youngsters that put those sugary sweets to shame with a few simple tricks! From heart-shaped cinnamon rolls to Valentine's Day cake batter pancakes, kick off the morning with these four Valentine's Day breakfast ideas for kids.

Heart-shaped cinnamon rolls

Lure your kiddos out of bed with the sweet smell of cinnamon rolls, but with a Valentine's Day breakfast twist!

Ingredients:

  • One canister of refrigerated cinnamon rolls
  • Cinnamon roll icing

Directions:

  1. Remove the refrigerated cinnamon roll dough from the canister and unroll. Set the icing aside.
  2. Take one end of the dough rope in each hand and start tucking and rolling it in towards each other until they meet in the middle.
  3. Pinch the unrolled bottom portion of the dough to form the point of the heart.
  4. Bake according to the package directions and top with icing when completely baked but still warm and serve!


heart shaped hard boiled eggs

Heart-shaped hardboiled egg

When you whip up breakfast on Valentine's Day for your kids, boring old eggs won't do. With a little preparation originally inspired by www.annathered.com, you can create a unique morning meal that will tickle your youngsters pink!

Ingredients:

  • Hardboiled egg
  • Stiff paper plate
  • Two rubber bands
  • Chopstick or skewer
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Peel warm hardboiled eggs completely and discard shell.
  2. Cut your paper plate double the width as the height of your egg. Bend lengthwise.
  3. Place the hardboiled egg in the middle of the plate and press chopstick gently down the center of the top of the egg.
  4. Wrap rubber bands around each end of the chopstick and paper plate to create the top crease of your heart down the middle of your egg.
  5. Place in fridge for at least 10 minutes.
  6. Remove egg from your contraption, slice and serve heart-shaped eggs to launch a chorus of ooohs and aaaahhs!


Valentine's fruit slices

Valentine fruit slices

Even those youngsters who usually resist the healthy stuff, will gobble up these heart-shaped fruits faster than you can say Cupid!

Ingredients:

  • Fresh melon of any kind
  • Fresh apple slices
  • Fresh orange slices
  • Skewer
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter

Directions:

  1. Slice the fruit wide enough to accommodate your cookie cutter.
  2. Using your cookie cutter, slice Valentine's breakfast-worthy shapes from your fruit slices.
  3. Alternate heart-shaped slices of fruit on the skewer and serve! You can even pair with yogurt and Valentine's Day sprinkles for kiddos who need a little extra coaxing.


Cake batter Valentine's pancakes for kids

Cake batter valentine pancakes for kids

Using allParenting's cake batter pancakes recipe and some Valentine's Day sprinkles, you can turn your kids' Valentine's breakfast into a meal worth waking up for!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Follow the directions in the cake batter pancakes recipe, substituting birthday sprinkles with heart-shaped sprinkles.
  2. When mixing the glaze, add one drop of the red food coloring to the mix to blend up a pink-tinged nod to Valentine's Day.
  3. Top with whipped cream, more Valentine's Day sprinkles and serve!


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Maureen Wallace February 13, 2013
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I am dying to try the heart-shaped hardboiled eggs... thank you for these fun ideas and beautiful pictures!!
Galit Breen February 11, 2013
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Oh, these are *so* much fun and I know my little ones would love them all!
Lisa Steinke February 11, 2013
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I love all of these suggestions. Going to attempt the pancakes!