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Trio of Easy Valentine's Day Breakfasts

Trio of Easy Valentine's Day Breakfasts

Trio of Easy Valentines Day Breakfasts

Due to some food allergies in my family, Valentine’s Day is not filled with chocolates and candies so I feel fine with giving my kid’s sugar toast before school this one day a year.  Adding the strawberries gives them something fresh and you can round it out even more by adding a little side of vanilla yogurt if you want to make sure they get some protein in.  Aside from picking up the rolls and berries, you can make this breakfast with items that you should already have on hand. 

Cinnamon Toast Breakfast Skewers (makes 3 skewers)

1 KING'S HAWAIIAN roll

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 whole strawberries, cut in half

3 wooden skewers

Split each roll in half and then cut each half in to 4 cubes.  In a bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar and mix well (this should be made to your liking so if you love cinnamon, add more!). In a non-stick frying pan, add butter and begin to melt.  Add cubed rolls to the pan and saute until golden brown. Remove from pan and toss in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Thread the wooden skewers with one piece of bread, one half of a strawberry and repeat.  Makes 3 skewers. 

I serve these plain but they would also be very tasty with a little side of chocolate sauce for dipping.  Kids really enjoy eating things in new ways.  Serving a skewer at breakfast, even though it might be made of foods they have had before, will delight them because it is something out of the ordinary.  

Cinnamon Toast Strawberry Sandwiches (makes 2 sandwiches)

2 KING'S HAWAIIAN rolls

1 tablespoon butter, cut into 4 parts

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 whole strawberries, sliced

In a bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon and stir well.  Set aside.  Split KING'S HAWAIIAN rolls in half and spread out on a cookie sheet, inside of roll side up. Dot each side with butter.  Place cookie sheet in preheated broiler for a moment to begin melting the butter.  Watch closely, this just takes a few seconds.  Remove from oven and spread butter on the roll with a knife.  Using a regular kitchen spoon, scoop up some of the cinnamon and sugar mixture and sprinkle over the melted butter (as much or as little as you prefer).  Do this on each roll.  When all are covered in cinnamon and sugar, place cookie sheet back in the broiler to crisp up.  Again, watch closely so they do not burn.  This will only take about 30 seconds.  

Next place sliced strawberries on one side of the cinnamon toast roll and top with the other side.  The strawberries give it a nice little burst of flavor. 

Adding a little whipped cream to these wouldn’t be a bad idea either.  Or a light spread of Nutella…Yum! 

Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Toast (makes 4 heart toasts)

2 KING'S HAWAIIAN rolls

1 tablespoon butter, cut into 4 parts

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 whole strawberries

If you are running short on time and you don’t think you can swing putting together a sandwich or skewers, all you have to do is take kitchen shears and cut the roll to resemble a heart. 

Follow the steps above to make the cinnamon toast on the heart shaped rolls.  And while they are in the broiler, rough chop the strawberries to serve on the side.  Add a little whipped cream if you have it and you are done!

Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be about sweet treats.  You can make the choice to make the day more about special touches.  A breakfast skewer or heart shaped toast, even served without the cinnamon and sugar, will send your kids off feeling loved and excited to see what the rest of the day brings.  

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sharon

Meet the Author!

Sharon Garofalow
Sharon Garofalow is a southern California based lifestyle blogger, at Cupcakes and Cutlery, sharing all that is cool in fashion, entertaining, crafts, music and more. This mom of 2 rad little boys loves trying new restaurants, reading magazines and snack foods.