9 Valentine’s Day brunch recipes

Nothing says "I love you" quite like being served brunch in your pjs. With coffee. Always lots of coffee.

By Victoria Walsh
9 Valentine’s Day brunch recipes

Honey Blueberry Toasts

Enlist the kids to help make this fancy toast. Who knew something so simple (hello cream cheese, berries and a honey drizzle) could be so classy. Get the recipe: Honey Blueberry Toasts

toast with cream cheese and blueberriesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Heart-Shaped Egg in a Hole

We love recipes that only require a little work yet look super impressive. Kids will love punching out the toast hearts (let them slather them with jam). Get the recipe: Heart-Shaped Egg in a Hole

toast with ham and egg in the centrePhoto: Jodi Pudge


Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Crunch French Toast

When brunch is made in the slow cooker, you can still have a lazy morning. And just when you think this recipe can’t get any better, it’s finished with a crunchy cornflake crumble. Get the recipe: Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Crunch French Toast

plate of French toast with fresh fruitPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Puffy Pear Pancake

Why flip many pancakes when you can cook one perfect pear-studded one in the oven? Get the recipe: Puffy Pear Pancake

skilled with a pear pancake insidePhoto: Ryan Szulc

Maple-Olive Oil Granola

Keep brunch simple with a parfait bar—set out this easy homemade granola, yogurt and your Valentine’s favourite fruit and toppings (chocolate chips are allowed). Get the recipe: Maple-Olive Oil Granola

small bowl of yogurt and granola with fruitPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Tutti-Frutti Smoothie

Wash everything down with a fruit-packed smoothie. Feel free to sub in soy or nut milk or coconut yogurt to make it dairy-free. Get the recipe: Tutti-Frutti Smothie

two glasses of pink smoothie with strawPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese for brunch? Yes, please. This one pairs creamy brie with sliced pear to sweeten things up. We’re into it. Get the recipe: Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

grilled cheese sandwich with pear and briePhoto: Jodi Pudge

Spanish Chorizo Frittata

This hearty one-pan wonder can be made the night before and reheated once you’ve had a luxurious sleep-in. (A parent can dream.) Get the recipe: Spanish Chorizo Frittata

skillet with sausage frittata


Lemon-Strawberry Mug Cake

Your littlest loves can whip up this soft, spongy and not-too-sweet cake (totes OK for breakfast)—it bakes in just two microwave minutes! Get the recipe: Lemon-Strawberry Mug Cake

9 Valentine’s Day brunch recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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12 quick and easy on-the-go breakfast recipes Breakfast casseroles: 10 delicious one-dish recipes 9 delicious Valentine's Day treats

This article was originally published on Feb 13, 2014

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