Romantic Breakfast Recipes
We're in the mood for… love. If you envision your most romantic meal taking place at night, over candlelight, you're missing out on one of the biggest opportunities for love and dining. Have you considered adding a splash of romance to that most important meal of the day — breakfast? We've compiled some of the greatest odes to romance for you here, all of which center around that very first meal of the day. So dig in, and eat to your big, bursting heart's delight. Breakfast is the new date meal. You heard it here first.
Bacon Rose Quiche
Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet? Yes, and so would bacon, the key to anyone's heart. Not only does this dish provide all of the elements of a hearty breakfast — eggs, cheese, bacon — but it also has a romantic flourish to set hearts aflutter. "Bacon slices made into cute roses for the top make this dish perfect for company," gushes Allrecipes user Culinary Envy.
Love Letter Crepes
Elevate your pancake game with this crepe recipe that is perfect for the sweet-toothed love in your life. Cardamom and coconut provide compelling hints of flavor here, and the final fold, which resembles a love letter, is almost too sweet to handle. Almost. Allrecipes user lutzflcat suggest amplifying these crepes further with "berries, blueberries, bananas" — a great idea, indeed!
Lobster Scrambled Eggs
This dish, with its quarter pound of lobster meat, is an exercise in breakfast elegance. Is anything richer, finer, or more worthy of a romantic morning in than this king of crustaceans? Allrecipes user sarad says it all: "Decadence and yet so easy, what a great combination!"
Easy French Toast Waffles
Eggy, fluffy French toast marries crunchy, chewy waffles in this perfect breakfast recipe that's fit for a morning with your love. Pieces assume a caramelized quality on the edges, due to the heat from the waffle iron. "Two of my favorite breakfast foods combined into one!" says Allrecipes user Jhester66.
Creamy Strawberry Crepes
Red is the color of romance, of course, but it is also the color of sweet, delicious strawberries. These garnet-colored fruits are the perfect complement to delicate crepes. Folded inside, along with luscious whipped cream, they provide a burst of fruit and a pop of romantic color. "My husband ran out of adjectives describing how wonderful they were," Allrecipes user ReginaRae says of her romantic crepes-capade.
Baked Apple Roses
Sometimes, the romance is all in the presentation. That much is true for these adorable apple roses, which are baked into puff pastry like tiny, perfect apple pies. They make ordinary breakfast just a little more extraordinary. And Allrecipes users agree. "I will definitely make them again and again," says lubatime.
Red Velvet Pancakes
For a little bit of heart-pounding drama, try these scarlet pancakes, which are a happy cross between a sugary-sweet breakfast and a late morning dessert. Topped with a mascarpone glaze, they’re a gorgeous, love-filled way to begin the day.
Honeymoon Eggs Benedict
What if, instead of eating your eggs Benedict atop English muffins, you ate them atop buttery, flaky croissants? That's the concept behind these "honeymoon" eggs, which also add delicate spears of asparagus and grated Asiago to the mix. It feels like an occasion dish. "We will definitely make this special recipe again," Allrecipes user Howard says.
Scandinavian Sweetheart Waffles
Waffles in the shape of hearts? Heart-sliced strawberries as a garnish? Can breakfast even be more romantic? Heart-shaped waffles are a Scandinavian tradition, it turns out, and this breakfast — festooned with fresh berries and whipped cream — is a sweet and simple reminder of how dreamy breakfast can be. "I will forever put cardamom in my waffle batter," amroberts81 says of this subtly spiced treat.
A romantic breakfast can come in liquid form, too. If the bellini — a bubbly drink made of sparkling wine and peach purée — is too basic for your morning in, dress up date day with this strawberry version, which is lovers' pink. "Delightful," raves Allrecipes user Tonya Angwin.
Strawberries 'n' Cream Croissant Cups
These pink treats are the perfect romance-filled treat for breakfast — or any other time of day, really. They're also really easy to make. Pop them in muffin tins, toss in the oven, and you're practically done.
Chocolate Banana Bread
Easy to make, easy to enjoy, and easy to toast up as leftovers are three qualities you'll want in a romantic breakfast dish. This chocolate banana bread, thankfully, is all three. Unsweetened cocoa powder provides a rich, chocolatey base, while sour cream keeps the bread incredibly moist. "Try it… you won’t regret it," says BON8017.
Almond French Toast
Sure, French toast is plenty special, but if you really want to impress your S.O., dress up those slices of custardy bread with bits of crisp-crunchy almond and a dusting of confectioners' sugar. "It is a nice twist to the traditional breakfast dish, and makes a nice addition to any brunch. ... Serve with fresh fruit, fruit preserves, or warm maple syrup," suggests ISSA,the recipe's creator.
Breakfast Pita Pizza
Pizza for breakfast is always a good idea, especially when you're sharing it with someone you love. This recipe makes two servings, so you two can get the table and the meal to yourselves. But this recipe also holds up even after date time has passed. Make this pizza on a regular old weekend morning for something a little different. "Excellent idea for a Sunday morning breakfast," M J says.
It's as beautiful as it is delicious. Spears of asparagus add a hint of crunch to the rich, custard-like filling of this quiche. Flaky, buttery crust acts as a toothsome delight, and everything comes together into a rich breakfast treat. One way to add a bit more pizzazz? "Since I love the taste of roasted vegetables, I roasted the asparagus, along with some red onion and garlic, before adding to the egg mixture. Really gave a great recipe an extra depth of flavor," suggests NJMLAW.
This Middle Eastern breakfast, which essentially consists of eggs baked in a rich and smoky tomato sauce, will have you seeing red… hearts, that is. A vibrant, complex dish that is as beautiful as it is delicious, chakchouka (also spelled shakshouka) will have you saying wow. "A recipe that is tasty, easy, quick, DELICIOUS, cheap, healthy, and has easy clean up? Pinch me. I have to be dreaming," says Allrecipes user cowgirl.
Avocado Toast (Vegan)
For a little vegan breakfast romance, all you need is some very good bread and an avocado. Hearty, healthy, and super satisfying, avocado toast is the breakfast of the new decade — and that makes it perfect for sharing with your preferred dining companion. Plus, the smashing and spreading of the avocado rings a bit sultry, no? For a little non-vegan fun, you can follow Allrecipes user Chef V’s lead. "Topped mine with an egg for a complete meal," he says.