I can't believe that Valentine's Day is just a few days away! They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so I'm going to share how you can start yours with a festive little meal.
This breakfast does take a bit of time (approx. 45 min.), so perhaps doing it the weekend before or the weekend after would be more practical. If you do want to try it on Valentine's day and don't have time to create the whole thing, you could even just make parts of it.
My kids really loved this breakfast. They were so excited about all of the fun shapes. They especially couldn't get enough of the pancakes - they're so easy to eat for little hands.
First, let's start with the bacon.
Line a large baking sheet with foil (or use a silicone liner).
Start shaping the bacon into hearts by folding it in half on a slight diagonal.
Fold one end down into the centre.
Fold the other end down into the centre.
Place the bacon on the lined baking sheet, then put it into a COLD oven and then heat to 350 degrees. Bake for 25-30 minutes, depending on how crispy you like it.
Next, I started the eggs. I found this cute little heart shaped pan at the dollar store and used just egg whites but it does take some time to cook so I only ended up making 2 of these.
My kids don't really eat just egg whites anyway so I made some scrambled eggs as well.
While the eggs and bacon are cooking, you can start the pancakes. I just used a store boxed mix because I didn't want to make this breakfast more complicated than it needed to be. I used a griddle, a squirt bottle and funnel as well to make these.
Fill the squirt bottle with pancake mix. (I had to cut the tip off to make the opening a bit bigger because it kept clogging on me).
Spray your griddle with non-stick spray and heat it, then start squirting out your pancake mix into X and O shapes.
These cook fairly quickly so you don't have to wait too long to flip them.
I also had some strawberries and cut the stems off in a V-shape to resemble hearts.
Once everything is cooked, serve it up!
As I said, the kids loved the pancakes and made different patterns and designs and may have even started playing tic-tac-toe with them. If you make this, I hope your family enjoys as much as mine did.
Happy Valentine's Day!