Hey fantastic foodies! Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m back with another recipe round-up! I’ve been playing with the idea of doing these every holiday – thoughts? (You can check out my Thanksgiving and Christmas recipe roundups for a few more cozy, festive recipes!)
I find that most people either love or hate Valentine’s Day – personally, I think that dedicating an entire day to celebrating love is pretty awesome! Whether or not you’re in a romantic relationship, today can be an opportunity to reflect on all your loved ones and let them know how much you care about them. Valentine’s Day can also be all about self-love – I challenge you to do a little something extra for yourself today:) One of my favorite ways to show myself love is by making delicious food – which is where this post comes in! Whether you’re cooking for a party, your family, or just yourself, I hope you find a new, creative recipe to make this holiday!
When everyone thinks of Valentine’s day, they think of desserts – so I’ve included sweet breakfast and dessert recipes here for you to choose from! If you’re going to a party and looking for some festive appetizers or mains, you might find some ideas in my Thanksgiving or Christmas recipe roundups or on my Pinterest.
- – Lemon and blueberry pancakes. The pancakes at the top of this post! I actually created this recipe for the Fourth of July but I figure they’re great any time of the year:)
- – Lemon and blueberry muffins. Another recipe I created for the Fourth of July, but muffins are great for breakfast any time of the year! These muffins also use nearly identical ingredients as the pancakes, so you can easily make both!
- – Vegan red velvet pancakes. If you’ve read my post about how to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, you know I’m alllll about putting veggies into unexpected places, so of course I think these pancakes are genius! The secret ingredient? Beets!
- – Vegan red velvet donuts with cashew cream frosting. Ok, so donuts are definitely more of a dessert than a breakfast, but I would eat these for breakfast any day. Plus, these donuts also have beets in them, so you’ll be getting your morning veggie serving!
- – Raspberry nice cream. Why not eat ice cream for breakfast? This simple recipe is super healthy and festive!
- – Heart Shaped Churros. This recipe is so cute I’m freaking out. Plus, only 6 ingredients, and you’ll definitely have all of them in your kitchen.
- – Lavender Rose Donuts. I love the taste of lavender and rose, so I’m super intrigued by these donuts! They also use agave instead of sugar!
- – Vegan Crepes with Cashew Whipped Cream. Crepes might be the most amazing breakfast treat. They’re super versatile! Also, if you read my pantry staples post on Tuesday, you’ll know I talked about how cashews can do everything – case in point!
- – Red Velvet Smoothie. Only 5 ingredients!
- – Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies. These appeared on an earlier recipe roundup, and I just had to post them again, because how good do they look?
- – Homemade Vegan Chocolates. If you’re trying to get chocolate for your special someone, why not make your own? It will be more affordable and it’s the best way to make sure you know exactly what’s going in your gift.
- – Vegan Sugar Cookies. Make your own heart-shaped sugar cookies!
- – Chocolate Chia Pudding. Simple and refined-sugar-free!
- – Easy 6-ingredient Strawberry Fudge. If you’re feeling a fudgy treat for Valentine’s Day but don’t want chocolate, this strawberry fudge is perfect!
- – Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes. So yum! I also love that Annie puts the cost per serving on her recipes (in the case of these cupcakes, $0.56!)
- – Vegan Valentine’s Day Cookie Pops. I’m impressed by how creative these are!
- – Single Serving Chocolate Cake. Maybe you want a cake for Valentine’s Day, but you don’t want to commit yourself and possibly your significant other to eating an entire cake in the next week or so. Solution: a single serving cake! Yum!
- – Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles. Like a chocolate-covered-strawberry, but better.
- – Vegan Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies. These have a lot going on, but I’m here for it. Plus, they use all healthy ingredients!
- – Vegan red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. My mouth is watering just looking at these.
- – No-Bake Vegan Red Velvet Snowball Cookies. These look so easy to throw together, and they combine peppermint and red velvet, which is a flavor combination I would never expect!
- – Gluten-free Red Velvet Brownies. The secret ingredient is beets again! Vegan red velvet almost always includes beets because normal red food coloring isn’t vegan. We avoid the chemicals and get a hidden veggie! It’s a win-win.
- – No-bake Mini Vegan Red Velvet Cheesecakes. Have your own personal cheesecake!
- – Vegan Red Velvet Shortbread. I think of red velvet as the ultimate Valentine’s Day flavor. I’m determined to bring you everything you could possibly make red velvet in this post! I never would have thought to make red velvet shortbread, but I’ve gotta try this!
- – Gluten-free Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes. For all my GF friends out there!
- – Raw Vegan Red Velvet Truffles. Only 6 ingredients!
- – 3-ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream. I can’t believe how easy this ice cream is!
- – Homemade Vegan Chocolates. This blog post goes deep into how to make your own vegan chocolate! Tons of different fillings and options!
- – Raspberry Chocolate Crunch Cups. Raspberry and chocolate together – these are so perfect for Valentine’s Day!
- – Chocolate Chia Tart. For a more decadent chocolate dessert, definitely check out this chia tart!
- – Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse. Only a few simple ingredients, plus a step-by-step tutorial for how to make the mousse!
- – Valentine’s Chocolate Crunch Hearts. Only 3 ingredients – these are simple and so festive!
- – 3-Ingredient Vegan Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles. I never would have guessed to put avocado in truffles, but now I am super intrigued!
I hope your Valentine’s Day is full of lots of love!! Have a great day and weekend – I’ll talk to you all next Tuesday:)
PS check out Why Vegan and How to Talk to Your Family About Veganism: Holiday Edition