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Post-Valentine Weekend Brunch Recipes: Easy & Delicious

So you were busy and you weren't able to celebrate Valentines last Tuesday. That's okay, because you still have the weekend to make it up to your special someone!

For most people, it's actually practical to have a Valentine weekend brunch instead of a Valentine's Day date. For one, since Valentines falls on a weekday this year, it might not be a great idea to stay out too late for a dinner date. And for those who work 8-5 jobs, a Valentine breakfast may not be very enjoyable (you'll just keep on checking your watch to make sure you wouldn't be late).

This weekend is your chance to make a delicious post-Valentine breakfast or brunch, not just for your spouse, but also for the whole family! Here are easy and very delicious heart-shaped breakfast dishes that you can whip up to make your weekend extra romantic.

 

Cranberry Buttermilk Pancakes (Camille Styles)

Heart-shaped pancakes? Why not! These are delicious pancakes that will surely start your day right. The frozen cranberries add vermilion color to this hearty hotcakes - the perfect color for Valentines! 

"I’ll set the scene with steaming cups of coffee in my bone china teacups, a bowl of ripe strawberries sprinkled with sugar and a small bunch of frilly white flowers."

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature, separated
  • 1/2 cup frozen cranberries, thawed

via Cranberry Buttermilk Pancakes (Camille Styles)

 

Heart-Shaped Bacon (My Name Is Snickerdoodle)

What could be better than good ol' crispy bacon? Heart-shaped bacon, of course! My Name Is Snickerdoodle offers step-by-step instructions on how to pull off these cute meaty breakfast treat.

"It really is easy to do and whoever you serve it to will feel extra loved!  I made this for a Valentine's breakfast, but this would be great to make anytime of the year."

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  3. Cut thick cut bacon strips in half. 
  4. Take one half strip and fold back the top 1/3 of it. 
  5. Place it on the lined baking sheet at an angle with the fold side down.
  6. Repeat with another half strip and place the ends over the other ends of the first strip.
  7. With your fingers, form it if needed into a better heart shape.
  8. Repeat until you have 6-8 hearts on your sheet.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes for tender bacon hearts for 25-30 minutes for crisp bacon. 
  10. Drain on a paper towel and serve.

via Heart-Shaped Bacon (My Name Is Snickerdoodle)

 

Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Sugar Buns (Two of a Kind Cooks)

This might just be the sweetest cinnamon sugar buns in the world, and we don't mean sugar content! These heart-shaped treats are sooo cute to the look out, but even more delicious to eat. 

"Heaven. Like Finnish cinnamon rolls, they are somewhere between a fluffy sweet bun and a sugar cookie in taste and texture – and pair perfectly with a cup of hot coffee."

Ingredients
Dough:

  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1½ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • ½ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Filling:

  • ¼ cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

Finish:

  • 1 egg yolk beaten with 1 teaspoon water

via Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Sugar Buns (Two of a Kind Cooks)

 



Make baking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.

 

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