Come February 14, you want to show your special someone how much you love them. While chocolates and roses are fine, and thoughtful gifts can be fun, one of the most tried-and-true ways to start the day off with some romance, is to wake up early, and surprise them with a romantic breakfast in bed!
Btu what to make? We have ideas! From light-as-air biscuits slathered in a spicy-sweet honey butter, to over-the-top egg dishes, to simple and smart ways to upgrade traditional breakfast dishes (candied bacon, anyone?) there are ideas here for every palette and persuasion. Now you just have to plan the rest of the day!
Want to really treat your Valentine? You can make this homemade marmalade in less than an afternoon.
Baked Brioche-and-Apple Cider Donut French Toast
This baked treat uses a combo of soft brioche bread and flavorful apple cider donuts for a French toast concoction that is over the top good!
Overnight Yeasted Waffles
This easy waffle mix is incredibly light and fluffy thanks to the long rest time—the batter sits overnight in the fridge. Make them extra special by dressing them up with your Valentine's favorite toppings.
Eggs Florentine with Homemade Hollandaise
Surprise your partner with the ultimate classic fancy breakfast treat! (You can also swap the greens for bacon and make it an Eggs Benedict.) Our foolproof no-fail homemade hollandaise sauce is as easy as it gets!
Salt-Cured Egg Yolks over Steamed Asparagus
With a flavor reminiscent of the best Parmesan you've ever had, cured egg yolks are delightful on a variety of things. You'll need to prep them about a week ahead, but we can't think of a fancier way to treat your loved one at breakfast or brunch.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Monkey Bread
If your love has a sweet tooth (and enjoys a certain fall-themed spice mix) this rich, bready concoction will absolutely satisfy.
Breakfast in bed = sweet. Brunch in bed = inspired. This delicious quiche can be served warm or cold, so you can let your special someone sleep in.
Tomato & Fresh Basil Frittata
Sliced up and served with potatoes and thick pieces of bacon, this frittata makes an ideal breakfast treat.
Brown Sugar and Rosemary Glazed Bacon
All bacon is a treat. But this is dredged in herb-infused sugar and baked until perfectly crisp. It will declare your love like no other.
Best-Ever Overnight Pancakes
Blueberry Buckle Muffins
If your partner's more of a grab-and-go breakfast than a sit-down breakfast person, you can still treat them to a delicious, special morning treat. Make these with frozen wild Maine blueberries if you can — the flavor is worth it.
Seeded Granola and Golden Milk Latte
Is your love more of a health nut? Give them a wake-up they'll want to crow about, with homemade granola and a turmeric-infused latte.
Strawberry Scones with Amaretto Glaze
These breakfast pastries, covered in sweet glaze and filled with fresh strawberry, are elegant enough for a brunch buffet and easy enough to serve breakfast in bed.
Poached Rhubarb with Yogurt
Tart rhubarb poached in maple syrup makes a delicious-for-breakfast yogurt. Add a little homemade granola and it's *chef's kiss*.
Country Ham French Toast
They said there was no way to improve on French toast. Challenge accepted.
Fruity Pebbles Doughnuts
Take them back to her childhood with this twist on a bowl-of-cereal breakfast.
Crepes with Strawberries and Lemon Curd
Nothing says fancy like crepes, of course—and sliced just right, those little strawberries look just like a plate full of ❤️❤️❤️.
Glazed Blueberry Rolls
These rolls taste way better than the ones from the crack-and-bake tubes. Plus, you can prep them the night before! Pop them in the oven when you wake and the whole house will start to smell amazing!
Maple-Glazed Breakfast Sausage
Homemade sausage is far tastier than the pre-fab variety, and doesn't take much work—you can mix it up the night before.
A cup of ricotta cheese magically makes these pancakes both lighter and richer. But it's the roasted maple rhubarb and strawberries that really makes them Valentine's Day-worthy.
Honey Mustard-Glazed Canadian Bacon
Simple Canadian bacon gets a wow-worthy upgrade with this two-ingredient glaze.
Blueberry-Pecan Pancake Bread Pudding
Bread pudding is a heavenly dessert—pancake pudding is the breakfast version!
Roasted Mushroom and Bacon Dutch Baby
A giant, fluffy, savory pancake covered in mushrooms, bacon, and cheese sounds good to us, too.
Chicken and Corn Bread Pancakes with Spicy Syrup
If your special someone likes their breakfast on the hearty side, consider this stunner of a plate.
Make breakfast in bed a breeze with this egg-in-a-hole recipe—no utensils required.
One-Bowl Chocolate Banana Bread
Sliced banana halves and giant chunks of chocolate make this decadent bread beautiful as well as delicious.
A double-chocolate doughnut adorned with a flurry of white sprinkles and paired with milk (or coffee) is a true Valentine's Day delight.
Peanut Butter Banana Bread Granola
Make this for the special someone who pairs with you as well as peanut butter pairs with bananas.
Who says you can't have sandwiches for breakfast? Who says sandwiches can't be made of chocolate? Flout all the conventions with this heavenly breakfast plate.
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