Valentine’s Day is coming up.  It’s a mixed bag holiday for me.  I love the sweets and all things pink and love…but I was also single for many years and I’m extremely cognizant that it can be a tricky day to navigate.  So I decided to ease into the holiday of love with a theme breakfast.  Everyone has to eat (even if you are anti-romance) and cinnamon rolls for breakfast are delicious.  Combining Valentine’s pink hearts with sweet cinnamon rolls will please everyone at the table.  This idea takes about 15 minutes and costs less than $2 for the entire family to have a Valentine’s treat.  It’s a simple, quick, and inexpensive way to spread a little love with Iced Cinnamon Hearts – yummy!

Valentine’s Breakfast

Start with refrigerated cinnamon roll dough from the supermarket.  I purchased this package of dough with a doubled coupon and the total cost was $1.50.  You will need two to three drops of red food coloring and a baking pan.

Ingredients

Unroll each cinnamon roll into a long piece of dough shaped like a bread stick.  

Unroll the dough

Curl each end of the dough inwards to form a heart.  Pinch the bottom of the heart into a point to emphasize the heart shape.

Form the heart

Place the hearts on a baking sheet.  I used one of the rolls and cut some smaller hearts from the dough.  Bake according to the package directions.  I baked the rolls for 11 minutes on 400 degrees.

Ready to Bake

While the rolls are in the oven, stir the icing that comes in the dough package.  Bring the icing to room temperature to make it easier to use.

Stir the icing

Add 2-3 drops of red food coloring to the icing.

Add food coloring

Stir the icing very well to blend the food coloring to a deep pink color.

Blend the color

Once the hearts are baked, remove from oven and allow to briefly cool.  Spread the icing across the cinnamon hearts. 

Iced Cinnamon Hearts

Start Valentine’s day off right by giving your sweetie and your family or friends a bit of love for breakfast – for less (time and money).  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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