What’s the best way to make your Valentine start off the day feeling special and loved? A tasty, celebratory breakfast, of course. Whether you’re cooking up something sweet for your little ones or want to send your honey off with enough fuel to last until lunch, we’ve got 20 delicious recipes that are just beggin’ to be made. There’s just one catch… they’re chocolate-less. We figured with so many truffles and DIY chocolates floating around this holiday, getting the day started properly probably shouldn’t include a major sugar rush. And for those who don’t like chocolate at all: We don’t understand you, but we’ve still got your back. Here are 20 tasty chocolate-free breakfasts to make for all the loves in your life.


1. White Chocolate Strawberry Scones: Okay okay, we know we said no chocolate, but the white stuff hardly counts, right? It’s simply a sweet drizzle to top off some flaky strawberry scones, but you can leave it out if you like. (via Domestically Blissful)


2. Cinnamon Rolls: These little heart-shaped beauties are a decadent, cinnamon-filled treat to start your day off right. (via Kitchen Simplicity)


3. Red Velvet Pancakes: Heart-shaped or not, these vibrant red pancakes will get your house smelling like cake all day long. And don’t forget that pumped-up cream cheese and ricotta topping for some much-needed tang. (via Recipe Girl)


4. Mini Heart-Shaped Waffle Croque Madame: Waffles, eggs, cheesy bechamel, bacon, maple syrup and ham all packed together in one adorable bite? Oui please! (via Cooking for Keeps)


5. Berry Emergen-C Smoothie: This pretty pink smoothie packs a health-boosting dose of vitamin C, perfect for fighting off those February colds. (via Brit + Co)


6. Valentine’s Egg in a Basket: A heart-shaped cookie cutter transforms this classic quick breakfast into something a little more special. (via Reclaiming Provincial)


7. No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Cups: Serve these babies as a rich dessert or transform them into breakfast by cutting the cream cheese with yogurt for a lighter treat with an extra punch of protein. (via The Tasty Bite)


8. Strawberry Waffles: These simple waffles, topped with plenty of strawberries, whipped cream and pink sprinkles, are the perfect breakfast to celebrate your special someone. (via Food Fanatic)

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9. Valentine Mini Pies: Who doesn’t love pie for breakfast? You could even toss a few of these little hand-held treats into your kiddo’s lunchbox for a delicious, berry-filled surprise. (via Doughing It Right)


10. Coconut French Toast With Smashed Raspberries: Coconut milk soaks into the bread for a tropical flair, while smashed raspberries add the prettiest pink accents. (via Pickled Plum)


11. Conversation Heart Donuts: Trade out the chalky candy for these fluffy donuts instead. Don’t worry, you can still add all your favorite cheesy sayings with frosting. (via Studio DIY)


12. Heart-Shaped Sugar Buns: These flaky palmierinspired pastries have layer upon layer of delicious sugary goodness. Just try resisting dunking one in your coffee… we dare you. (via Two of a Kind)


13. Strawberries and Cream Crepe Cake: This impressive-looking layered cake will wow your breakfast companions — kids and adults alike. (via The Work Top)


14. Strawberry Pancakes: Get your pink breakfast fix with these blushing pancakes topped with homemade strawberry syrup and tiny heart-shaped pats of butter. Who wouldn’t love a brekkie like this? (via Celebrating Everyday Life)


15. Coconut French Toast Bake (Vegan, Dairy-Free): A thick coconut custard turns regular bread into soft, pudding-like spoonfuls that melt on the tongue. The best part? You can easily make this ahead and then pop it in the oven on V-Day morning for a quick and easy treat. (via Vegan Richa)


16. Fruity Breakfast Pizza (Vegan, Raw, Paleo): Turn your favorite granola into a crunchy-crisp crust for a dizzying amount of colorful fruit. The final result looks so decadent it’s hard to believe it’s actually insanely good for you. Dig in! (via Grok Grub)


17. Heart-Shaped Churros: Traditionally these fried donut sticks are dunked in thick hot chocolate, but we think a nice cup of coffee or a chai latte would also do the trick. (via Supergolden Bakes)


18. Strawberry Cake Donuts: You could easily swap the fresh strawberries for your favorite frozen fruit or a combination of mixed berries. Whatever you chose, the final result will be just as tasty as it is pretty. (via Only from Scratch)


19. Quinoa Porridge: This healthy porridge is bound to warm up you and your sweetie even on the coldest February morning. (via A Million Miles)


20. Whole Wheat Waffle Pizza: You’ve never seen a pizza quite like this, so get ready to dig into plenty of whole grain and fruit-packed goodness. (via Slim Pickin’s Kitchen)

Which of these tasty chocolate-free treats are you going to make for your Valentine’s Day sweetie? Will you miss the cocoa on the big day? Tell us your thoughts and favorite recipes in the comments below!