Celebrate Valentine’s Day morning by whipping up a sugary-sweet breakfast in the heart of the home. From sticky cinnamon buns made with love, to warm, chocolatey waffles and a sugar-topped breakfast cake bursting with red cranberries, here are three delightful recipes to make together in your very own kitchen.
Homemade Cinnamon Buns
You’ll find lots of good recipes for tasty homemade cinnamon buns on Pinterest, but Jo Cooks has discovered the secret to making those giant, gooey buns that are the highlight of the best mall food courts. This easy-to-follow recipe is broken down into three sections: dough, filling, and cream cheese icing. You’ll need some of the usual suspects commonly found in the refrigerator and kitchen pantry cabinet, including butter, eggs, flour, salt and yeast, plus three different kinds of sugar. Oh, and don’t forget the big jar of ground cinnamon in your spice rack! For the complete list of ingredients and instructions from Jo Cooks, click here.
A crisp and tender Beligian waffle is a treat in and of itself, but adding chocolate to the mix gives this breakfast favorite the ultimate Valentine’s Day twist. If you have a waffle iron in your kitchen pantry cabinet, this recipe from The Salty Marshmallow can be done in 30 minutes and makes around 6-10 waffles that are light, fluffy and delicious. Plus, there is a secret ingredient that we’re sure you have sitting on your kitchen island countertop right now — leftover coffee! Cold coffee actually helps to coax out the rich flavors of the cocoa. Serve your waffles topped with powdered sugar, whipped cream and pure maple or raspberry syrup. Click here for the Chocolate Waffle recipe from The Salty Marshmallow and click here for a homemade raspberry syrup recipe from Taste of Home.
Cranberry-Orange Buttermilk Breakfast Cake
Bright red cranberries make this Cranberry-Orange Buttermilk Breakfast Cake the perfect Valentine’s Day treat. This festive recipe comes from Alexandra’s Kitchen and calls for fresh cranberries, buttermilk, and orange zest — so you’ll also need to dig out that zester from your utility drawer! Cranberries can be a tad on the sour side, so we suggest coating the cranberries in some extra granulated sugar to tone down the tartness, if you prefer. Visit alexandracooks.com for the Cranberry-Orange Buttermilk Breakfast Cake recipe, and make the batter the night before. Then, simply pop it in the oven the next morning, pull up a stool at the kitchen island, and enjoy Valentine’s Day with the ones you love!
This Valentine’s Day, grab your sweetheart or gather the whole family, wear some adorable matching holiday pajamas, and get cooking! Which breakfast sweet are you most excited to try?
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