I know there's a lot of Valentine's haters out there. I know, I know, it's corny, the flowers are quadruple the normal price, pre-set restaurant menus are lame and expensive, and it's really just a ridiculous holiday created by Hallmark. BUT... I still love it! Can't help it. While I refuse to go out to any stuffy restaurants and I'd much rather receive no-reason-flowers than Valentines flowers, I'm definitely not going to miss out on an excuse to make homemade Valentines with doilies, glitter, and stickers (in fact, my girlfriends are coming over tonight to do just that!) or to turn all my food into heart-shapes all day, starting with this Sweetheart French Toast!
Doesn't French Toast just put you in a good mood? It just feels like a special occasion brunch item, even if you are just eating it on a Wednesday morning before Pilates (not the best idea, speaking from experience!). To make this delicious brunch happen, all you need is your bread of choice (I went with Ezekiel's cinnamon raisin bread as well as a more decadent and traditional choice of French Brioche), a few simple ingredients, and your favorite toppings. But if you want to Valentines-ify it a bit, you'll also need a heart-shaped cookie cutter (or a knife to cut your bread into hearts) and some festive plates to serve your brekkie to your sweetie. Simple and easy!
4-6 slices of bread (depending on size of bread and size of cookie cutter)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
Sprinkle of salt
2 tbsp butter, ghee, or coconut oil for cooking
Drizzle of honey or 100% maple syrup
Sprinkle of powdered sugar
Happy happy Valentine's Day! Hope it's a relaxing, love-filled, and delicious day!
July 28th, 2016
June 23, 2017
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.