Valentine’s Day Breakfast – “Inside My Heart” Fried Egg French Toast

January 30, 2014 35 Comments »

“Inside My Heart” Fried Egg French Toast

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I’ve heard it said that you “eat with your eyes” first. I think that’s not only true for adults who instagram pictures of every meal, but also for kids too.

In my experience, children are more likely to eat something that looks fun to them. I remember babysitting a little girl who wouldn’t eat a sandwich unless it was cut in the shape of a star. So, sometimes we have to cater to the kids and get a little creative when it comes to food. That line of thinking inspired me to put together this breakfast recipe, one that might even win the “hearts” of those picky-eaters.


Ingredients *Recipe is for 4 servings (4 slices of French toast)

1. 4 slices whole wheat or whole grain bread of your choice

2. 5 eggs

3. ¼ cup half & half (or milk)

4. ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

5. 1 tbsp honey

6. 1 stick butter (or cooking spray)

7. Heart-shaped cookie cutters


1. Preheat an electric griddle to 375 (or a griddle pan over medium-high heat)

2. Using a cookie cutter, cut out and remove a heart-shape in the center of each slice of bread. Set aside.

Valentine's Day Egg Inside Heart French Toast

3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together 1 egg, half & half, honey, and cinnamon

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4. Dip each slice of bread (with the heart cutout removed) into the egg batter

5. Grease the griddle using butter (or cooking spray), and place each slice of bread onto the griddle

6. Crack the remaining eggs into the heart cutouts in the bread (1 egg per slice)

7. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the egg looks set

8. Flip the bread and cook the reverse side for an additional 3-4 minutes

9. Serve with a drizzle of syrup, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a dusting of powdered sugar, as desired

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Bonus Tip Save the heart shapes you removed from the bread slices and use them to make heart- shaped PB&J sandwiches for lunch!

What will you be making your little sweethearts for Valentine’s Day breakfast??


About the author:

imageMelissa is a Communication Studies graduate of Clemson University. She recently traded in her human resources job for the best and most challenging career of all, being a stay-at-home mom. She loves coffee, cooking, crafting, and watching football. Melissa is also a former National Champion baton twirler and currently teaches baton lessons and judges baton twirling competitions across the nation. She recently launched the Honeybee Homemaker blog about her faith, family, and fun kitchen endeavors.

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  1. Renee January 30, 2014 at 11:18 AM - Reply

    Super cute! My boys would love this.

  2. Christy@SweetandSavoring January 30, 2014 at 11:19 AM - Reply

    What a cute idea! I love egg in basket, but I’ve never done it French toast-style! Looks delicious 🙂

  3. Christina S January 30, 2014 at 11:24 AM - Reply

    These are so cute! I never thought to use my cookie cutters for cute eggs in a basket 🙂

  4. brett January 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM - Reply

    very sweet and i love it!! may have to steal this idea

  5. Rosey January 30, 2014 at 12:59 PM - Reply

    I like making it into a heart shape. My MIL makes them round and calls them Egyptian Eyes. 🙂

    • MommyB January 30, 2014 at 3:04 PM - Reply

      Rosey, I have never heard of Egyptian eyes. Interesting. Do you normally toast the toast or make it French toast style?

  6. Ellen Thrifty & Chic Mom January 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM - Reply

    Great idea!!!!!

  7. Robin Ruehrwein January 30, 2014 at 2:10 PM - Reply

    What a fun idea. I am totally doing this for my kids this weekend. They will get a big kick out of it.

    • MommyB January 30, 2014 at 3:02 PM - Reply

      I could see your boys enjoying it!

  8. Tracey January 30, 2014 at 2:40 PM - Reply

    Such a cute idea and looks tasty too!

  9. Melissa January 30, 2014 at 4:22 PM - Reply

    This is SO cute! I am so doing this for my son!

  10. Melinda@LookWhatMomFound...andDadtoo January 30, 2014 at 4:41 PM - Reply

    perfect for those that love syrup on their eggs LOL. my husband loves the traditional toad in a hole so he’d like this too

  11. Kecia January 30, 2014 at 7:13 PM - Reply

    These are cute! I like the idea of saving the heart shaped bread for a sandwich later.

  12. Jaime January 30, 2014 at 8:21 PM - Reply

    These are really cute! I have a drawer full of sandwich/snack cutters to use on my toddler’s foods. Even cheese gets cut into shapes!

  13. Chrysa January 30, 2014 at 9:13 PM - Reply

    What a cute idea! I love that it’s a hearty breakfast all in one and totally fits the holiday!

  14. Paige January 30, 2014 at 9:21 PM - Reply

    That looks so good! I love the little valentine’s day twist with the heart in the middle 🙂

  15. Joanna Sormunen January 30, 2014 at 10:36 PM - Reply

    What a yummy and cute idea! Perfect for a breakfast with someone special!

  16. Cara January 31, 2014 at 1:15 AM - Reply

    I love eggs in a basket! What a fun way to make it themed friendly! I bet my kids would love this!

  17. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell January 31, 2014 at 2:52 AM - Reply

    Oh I love that idea! Even just for me? It’s fun. I don’t even like fried eggs, but I’d scramble eggs separately and put them in there. hehe

  18. Melanie January 31, 2014 at 9:27 AM - Reply

    I will have to remember this for valentine’s day weekend! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Jennifer @TheRebelChick January 31, 2014 at 9:28 AM - Reply

    That is so adorable! I don’t think I’ve ever put french toast and eggs together. It’s a great idea!

  20. Janel January 31, 2014 at 12:32 PM - Reply

    I love that, so creative! I like french toast, but about halfway through, it feels like too much soggy bread. Great idea to make the breakfast more unique and filling.

  21. erin January 31, 2014 at 4:38 PM - Reply

    Cute! I used to cook eggs like that (without the french toast part) for my kids all the time. Now I can do it with the french toast twist too!

  22. Amanda Love January 31, 2014 at 7:25 PM - Reply

    What a great idea. I should have hubby make this for me. He’s still looking for ideas. 🙂

  23. Cecelia February 1, 2014 at 8:17 AM - Reply

    How cool is that! Now if I could just get the kids to eat eggs…

  24. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest February 1, 2014 at 10:18 AM - Reply

    It’s eggs in a basket meets french toast, that is such an awesome combination. I think my husband would LOVE this because he LOVES fried eggs lol.

  25. Chrishelle February 1, 2014 at 12:39 PM - Reply

    My kids love egg in a hole. What a cute way to put a Valentine’s Day spin on it. I will have to try this for VDay.

  26. katherine February 1, 2014 at 7:49 PM - Reply

    That’s a cute idea. We don’t do valentine’s day in our house though

  27. Ashley February 2, 2014 at 3:56 PM - Reply

    What a fun Valetnines day breakfast. my DD would love it.

  28. Lolo February 2, 2014 at 8:36 PM - Reply

    I am not sure, but that is a really cute idea. My husband would be so surprised!

  29. Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP) February 3, 2014 at 3:03 PM - Reply

    My daughter loves eggs! I would probably sprinkle some crumbled bacon in the area with the egg to really punch up the fun! I def need to try and make this!

  30. Angela February 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM - Reply

    This is such a sweet idea for Valentine’s Day or any day really.

  31. Janet W. February 5, 2014 at 7:20 AM - Reply

    That is so cute to do on Valentine’s Day! Very thoughtful idea!

  32. Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered) February 5, 2014 at 10:38 AM - Reply

    I usually just make a typical egg-in-the-hole but we’ve done butterfly cookie cutters, too. This one is cute, though I never seem able to get the egg to take the right shape! 🙂

  33. Trisha B. February 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM - Reply

    Very cute idea! We love french toast and I think I know what I’m making for breakfast on Valentine’s Day!

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