heartValentine’s Day is on a Saturday this year and that means lots of time to make a Valentine themed breakfast.  Here are some ideas for your menu using just red food coloring and a Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter:

Pink Pancakes (of course)

You can make these by simply adding red food coloring to regular pancake mix, or you can make really healthy and suprisingly tasty pancakes following the recipe from the Deceptively Delicious cookbook. Here’s a direct link to the recipe. If you have a Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter, you can set it on the skillet first and then pour the pancake batter inside for pretty shapes.

Pink Eggs, Toast and Milk

A little red food coloring makes these breakfast items special. Kids enjoy using a pastry brush to paint the food coloring on the toast! Pink milk sounds a little gross to me, but tell them it’s Cupid’s Love Potion and even your non-milk drinkers may enjoy it. You could also use Strawberry Quik. After you put a little red food coloring into the egg and whisk it in, you could either just scramble as usual or pour the egg into a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cook.

Heart Shaped Biscuits

Make your favorite biscuit recipe and instead of circles, cut them out with your heart shaped cookie cutter. Use strawberry or raspberry jelly of course!

French Kiss Toast

Make your regular french toast and then lay a heart-shaped cut out on the top of each piece and sift confectioners sugar over the top. Then carefully remove the paper to see the pretty result.

Pink Oatmeal

Make regular oatmeal and add a drop or two of red food coloring after it’s cooked, and stir. Top with sprinkles and strawberries for extra pink deliciousness!

Any other ideas you’d like to share? Please leave a comment!