The perfect breakfast Valentines Day food – a HEART-y breakfast made with lots of heart! This V-Day breakfast is perfect for showing your family how much you care for them without putting in a ton of work to make it. Everything can be made in 20 minutes or less with little to no extra prep work. Don’t worry about waking up early to make the perfect Valentines Day meal – this would also make a hearty brunch that can be totally made in the oven while you pour the mimosas
If you ever talk to my family about Valentine’s day parties, someone will inevitably bring up the “incident” of ‘96.
Imagine being a mom of two and starting to get calls from parents RSVPing to a Valentine’s Day party you were throwing for your daughter at your home.
A party you had zero knowledge of.
Long story short, 5-year-old Morgan handmade party invites, brought them to school, and handed them out to all of her little friends.
Still not sure what my game plan was for that, but I guess I just really wanted a pink themed party? Thankfully, my parents we team players and I didn’t get into too much trouble, but it’s still a funny family story. You know, you’re sitting down for Christmas dinner and someone goes, “You remember that time Morgan..”
That being said, it’s not a stretch to imagine that I really like Valentine’s day. Okay, so I like all holidays to be fair, since I love any excuse to make fun food and hang out with friends and family, but the pink and sparkles explosion that seems to follow the day of love has its own siren song that I cannot seem to ignore.
Other things I love and can’t ignore: making fun, easy food! So when I found my silicone heart mold that I used last year to make bath bombs for no candy Valentine’s day cards, an idea popped into my head that I couldn’t just ignore.
Could I make an entire meal using this thing? Could I make an entire breakfast using just one tray?
And the answer ended up being, yes, I can make an entire meal of Valentines day food using just one silicone mold.
Want more breakfast options? Check out this post: Breakfast Recipes for Kids – kids breakfast recipes
Tips for making Valentines Breakfast
This Valentines day meal is super simple and won’t take much time or energy to whip together, but there are a few tips you can use to make it go smoother.
- Keep it simple – this is supposed to be fun, not stress central. If you only want to use one of the heart foods, go for it!
- It’s totally possible to make all 3 aspects of this heart shaped breakfast in the same tray, but if you need to make more, I would definitely recommend using at least a 12 cavity mold or using separate heart molds for each part. It will even be easier to time the baking that way!
- You can also make the bacon on a sheet tray – just lay the bacon out on the tray and form into hearts before baking the same way you would in the mold. There will be a bit more clean up, but if you line the tray with foil you can probably just toss the foil once the grease cools.
- Feel free to bake the hash browns ahead of time and then reheat by toasting in the oven when you’re ready eat.
This Heart-y breakfast is not only hearty in that it will keep you full until lunch, but it’s also filled with nothing but heart shaped foods! From heart shaped hash browns (I promise they’re stupid easy!) to heart shaped eggs and bacon, your family will love this Valentines day food.
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This Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan is perfect to make a Valentines day food breakfast for one or two, but you might want to grab a few or use these silicone heart shaped baking cups on a sheet tray instead.
A HEART-y Breakfast : Valentines Day Breakfast
My favorite part about this is how simple it is – just a few ingredients and one pan thrown into the oven and you’ll have a full meal. How cool is that? Feel free to customize to your liking – scramble the eggs with some red vegetables if you’re not into whole eggs, add a heart fruit salad – whatever strikes your fancy!
Heart Hash Browns
These heart hash browns are not only the perfect side to your Valentine’s Day breakfast, but they are insanely simple – just follow these steps!
- Defrost frozen tater tots. 4 for each heart worked for me to create a nice thin hash brown. If you use more, you might need to make a minute or two longer.
- Smush the tater tots into your silicone heart mold. I found that smushing them together and then pressing to make a solid disk worked best to ensure they didn’t break after baking.
- Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown in a 350 degree oven.
Heart Shaped Eggs
These are probably the easiest version – simply crack eggs into your mold, season with salt and pepper if desired, and then bake for 8-12 minutes (depending on how runny you would like them!) in a 350 degree oven. I added a tiny bit of bacon fat before cracking the egg into the mold but that’s not necessary as the egg will not stick to the silicone either way.
You could also whisk up some eggs with some milk, salt, pepper, and red vegetables (think tomato, red pepper, red onion…) and bake those in the same mold if whole eggs aren’t for you!
Another fun option would be to make a Valentine’s Day egg in a hole – just use a heart instead of a circle!If you want to make more heart shaped bacon, line a cookie sheet with tin foil and shape your bacon there before baking.
Making the heart bacon
Who doesn’t love bacon? This simple way to make heart shaped bacon is easier than laying it on a baking pan, which is how it’s normally suggested because the mold helps it keep its shape. The silicone also helps with any sticking as well as simple clean up!
How to make Heart Shaped Bacon
- Cut slices of thick bacon in half.
Then cut the halved down the center lengthwise, leaving connected by about .5 of an inch at the base. (If you don’t leave the space, it’s no big. You’ll just need to make sure you let the edges overlap to ‘adhere’ to one another. )
- Place into your silicone molds
Place the connected part should be the bottom of your heart, and the ends of each side should wrap to create a heart shape before over lapping at the top.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes.
This really depends on your desired ‘doneness’, but either way keep a close eye on them from the 10 minute mark on.
A Heart-y Breakfast: Valentines Day Food
The perfect breakfast Valentines Day food – a HEART-y breakfast made with lots of heart! This Valentines Day breakfast is perfect for showing your Valentine and family how much you care for them without putting in a ton of work to make it.
- 1 bag frozen tater tots defrosted
- 2 eggs
- 1 slice thick cut bacon
- strawberries optional
Defrost frozen tater tots – 4 for each heart worked for me to create a nice thin hashbrown. If you use more, you might need to make a minute or two longer.
Smush the tatertots into your silicone heart mold. I found that smushing them together and then pressing to make a solid disk worked best to ensure they didn’t break after baking.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown in a 350 degree oven.
Crack eggs into your mold, season with salt and pepper if desired.
Bake for 8-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Cut slices of thick bacon in half. Then cut your halved down the center lengthwise, leaving connected by about .5 of an inch at the base.
Place into your silicone molds – the connected part should be the bottom of your heart, and the ends of each side should wrap to create a heart shape before over lapping at the top.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 12-15 minutes. This really depends on your desired ‘doneness’, but either way keep a close eye on them from the 10 minute mark on.
Add your bacon and hashbrowns first and bake for about 5 minutes before adding your eggs. This will ensure everything is done around the same time. Check in 5 minutes to make sure you don’t over cook anything and then about once a minute after that.
So there you have it – the perfect Valentines day food breakfast for all of the loves in your life. Make this heart-y breakfast and create a love filled morning your family won’t forget!
Okay so tell me – would your family like this? Are you a fan of Valentine’s Day? Let me know in the comments!