Treat your family this Valentine’s Day by surprising them with a stack of gorgeously festive, super indulgent pancakes when they roll out of bed. And with Valentine’s Day falling on a Monday this year, we may kick things off over the weekend so that we can take time to savor these delicious and unique pancakes. And then maybe reheat the few leftovers before the school bus comes on Monday.

Top photos: Cooking Classy, The Lily Pad Cottage, and Whipperberry

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Fluffy heart-shaped Japanese pancakes

Fluffy Japanese pancakes for Valentine's Day are easy with this recipe from House of Elyn Ryn

Make sure you have plenty of syrup for these incredibly fluffy, extra-tall, heart-shaped Japanese pancakes from House of Elyn Ryn. We’ve been a fan of Japanese pancakes for a few years, though had no idea we could also turn them into these heart-shaped treats for Valentine’s Day. The kids will flip, don’t you think?

Pretty pink ombre pancakes

Surprise the kids with these ombre pink pancakes for Valentine's Day from This Mama Loves

These beautiful pink ombre pancakes from This Mama Loves remind me of French macarons. Though unlike the perfect macaron, these are easy to make with just your favorite pancake mix and food coloring. Just follow the instructions on the site to get a stack as pretty as this one above.

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Valentine message pancakes

Make personalized pancakes with this Valentine idea from The Lily Pad Cottage

These cute and versatile Valentine pancakes from The Lily Pad Cottage are so easy to make and can be personalized for your own Valentine. They’re a delightfully easy way to say “I love you”. .. and pretty delicious as well especially resting in a pool of pureed strawberries.

Decadent chocolate-chocolate pancakes

Make these decadent chocolate pancakes from Cooking Classy for Valentine's Day

You can never go wrong with chocolate for Valentine’s Day, and these Chocolate Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce, Strawberries and Bananas from Cooking Classy look amazing. Despite the gourmet look though, there’s nothing too complicated here; the pancakes are made from straightforward chocolate batter and the sauce calls for only two ingredients. And the fruit almost makes it a health food. (ha)

Heart-shaped chocolate chip pancakes

Heart-shaped, cookie-cutter pancakes from Chic and Sugar are perfect for Valentine's Day

We discovered these cute heart-shaped chocolate chip pancakes from Chic and Sugar while writing Easy Valentine food fun! 40 foods you can make more festive with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. This recipe is easy to follow so you can also get such fluffy, perfectly shaped pancakes. Bonus? You can eat the scraps!

Allergen-free dessert pancakes

These new allergen-free pancake mixes from Partake foods make gorgeous pancakes for Valentine's Day or any breakfast

Don’t let food allergies get in the way of a sweet Valentine’s Day breakfast. Partake’s brand new pancake and waffle mixes, in classic mix and fun-colored confetti, are free of the top nine allergens, are gluten-free, and require only water to make super yummy pancakes. As someone with no food allergies who can eat gluten like it’s my job, I was blown away at how terrific these taste, and thrilled that my vegan daughter could join me for breakfast.

Plus, as a mom of kids with food allergies, I’m happy to support this Black and Asian-American mom who started this company while looking for safe ways to feed her daughter. I’m just glad she shared her creations with the rest of us.

Bright red velvet heart pancakes

The red velvet pancakes from Whipperberry are perfect for Valentine's Day

These Red Velvet Pancakes from Whipperberry are totally irresistible and perfect for the 14th. If you want to serve these on Valentine’s Day morning, mix together the dry ingredients the night before to save yourself some prep time.

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Sweet strawberry lemon poppyseed pancakes

Perfect for Valentine's Day, these lemon poppyseed pancakes from Creme de la Crumb look delicious smothered in strawberries

The freshest, brightest way to start a love-filled Valentine’s Day? These Strawberry Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes from Creme De La Crumb. Sunshine on a plate, they are gorgeously red too thanks to a homemade, one-pot strawberry syrup that can be made ahead of time. In fact, save the rest to serve over vanilla ice cream later in the evening. Maybe after the kids are in bed?

Healthy pink beet pancakes

These healthier pink beet pancakes from The Natural Nurturer will be perfect for Valentine's Day breakfast

If you’re making pancakes before sending the kids to school on Valentine’s Day morning, these naturally sweetened bright pink beet pancakes from The Natural Nurturer will fill them with the good nutrients found in beets, oats, applesauce, and yogurt. And, no, they don’t taste like beets!

Just follow the instructions for how to best prepare the beets to maintain that gorgeous red hue. Make up a batch over the weekend and pop them into the freezer until Monday morning, and you’ll have breakfast ready in a heartbeat.

Valentine’s Day breakfast board

Make a decadent Valentine's breakfast board with this idea from Two Peas & Their Pod

Gather everyone together for breakfast in bed or maybe around a Sunday morning movie. They’ll all want to join you around this gorgeous Valentine’s Day breakfast board from Two Peas & Their Pod. I love the variety of treats here, but also the flexibility to include our family favorites. Check out her tips and ideas which you can tailor to your own tastes and family size. And Happy Valentine’s Day!

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