Valentine’s Day is around the corner: the desperate singles drink a lot more than they should, the cheesy couples run around with matching jumpers and heart-shaped pillows… Come on, we are all fed up with those old-school clichés. Why not turn it into a day of just giving yourself, your partner or both of you an extra treat? And again, I don’t necessarily think of buying something but just by giving the daily things an extra sparkle of love.
You don’t need to be in a relationship for the following breakfast recipes, just take the time to prepare them for yourself if you cannot surprise anyone else. And even if you’re on a ship, this doesn’t always imply that you’ll be spending Valentine’s Day with your significant other (like me). Nonetheless, it’s just nice to take the time to treat yourself with some extra love. If you’re as much of a breakfast lover as I am, then the following cute recipes will be of some inspiration:
1. Something Sweet
French toast in heart shapes! I found this recipe at omgchocolatedesserts. If you or your better half is into pastry for breakfast, you should give this a try. The preparation is quite basic, the only change is that you cut your bread into heart shapes with a cookie cutter. Everything else is just like a normal: whisk together 4 eggs, 1/4 cup of milk (dairy or non-dairy) and a bit of cinnamon or sugar. Soak your hearts into the mix and fry the hearts until they are gold brown. Et voilà!
2. Something fruity
For the following recipe, I came up with my own twist. It’s a romantic version of our good old bowl of porridge.
Do you see what I did there? 😀 It’s very subtle, but it’s a cute gesture. As you might tell from the photo, is that I added a violet powder to the porridge. Just cook your porridge as usual on the stove, yet before removing it from the heat I added one teaspoon of chokeberry powder. Then, I went on by cutting the kiwi. To create this heart shape, I started with one slice. Make sure that it is a bigger one from the middle of the fruit. Then I cut that slice into halves. Then you just need to turn one of the halves around and arrange them into a heart shape. I used a toothpick to pierce them to one heart. For the arranging part you should just do as you please since I cannot judge how you or you Valentine would like it best.
3. Something hearty
Of the last one I’ve seen so many photos on Instagram or Pinterest, I just had to feature it in this post. It’s an egg in a heart: egg-heart (this sounds weirder than anticipated…). Once again you need a heart-shaped cookie cutter and remove the centre of a piece of bread. Make sure that your piece of bread is quite thick to prevent the egg from smudging over. Melt some butter, olive or coconut oil in a pan and add your bread. Let it cook until the underside is slightly browned and turn it around. Put the cookie cutter back into the bread and crack your egg into the cutter. Wait until the egg is cooked, carefully remove the cookie cutter and your dish is ready to make someone very happy and in love.
I hope you enjoyed these breakies and I wish you a happy Valentine’s Day. ❤️️❤️️❤️️