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26 Valentine’s Day Breads, Sweet Rolls and Pastries to Bake for Your Sweetheart

Treat your sweetie with these Valentine's Day breads and pastries! Grab your baking gear and whip up something special.

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One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Bread

My family hops out of bed on Valentine’s Day because they know I’m baking this quick bread for breakfast. They’re major chocoholics and it always hits the spot. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas

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Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Coffee CakesTaste of Home

Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Coffee Cakes

I enjoy making this lovely coffee cake for anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and other special occasions. I found the recipe more than 30 years ago, and I’ve been making it ever since. This delicious treat is a hit with family and friends. —Norma Hammond, Leland, Iowa

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Mocha-Walnut MacaronsTaste of Home

Mocha-Walnut Macarons

These mocha macarons perfectly capture the chocolate, nutty flavor of my favorite gourmet coffee. Store in an airtight container. —Christine Venzon, Peoria, Illinois

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Red Velvet Cinnamon RollsTaste of Home

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Turn a box of red velvet cake mix into this easy dessert—or breakfast! The icing tastes good and makes a pretty contrast with the rolls. —Erin Wright, Wallace, Kansas

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Cherry DanishTaste of Home

Cherry Danish

These ruby-studded pastries will be the first to disappear from your brunch table. You can use apple pie filling with equally good results. —Christie Cochran, Canyon, TX

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Cherry-Chip Oat Scones

My family loves scones and anything with oatmeal. I started with my basic scone recipe and added oat flour to increase the oat taste and texture, then included special ingredients you can find in every bite. Look for add-ins that harmonize with the mellow flavor of oats. —Amy Brnger, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Strawberry-Pecan Yeast Rolls

These treats are so good! The strawberry filling, creamy glaze and crunchy nuts balance the sweet yeast rolls perfectly. My family loves to eat them as much as I enjoy making them. —Annie Thomas, Michigan, Mississippi

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Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Scones

If you are like me, you won’t be able to eat just one of these warm scones rich with cream and packed with berry goodness.—Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

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Heart’s Delight Eclair

Heart’s Delight Eclair

This lovely and luscious treat is rumored to have been the favorite dessert of European royalty long ago. I know that it’s won the hearts of everyone I’ve ever made it for. Enjoy! —Lorene Milligan, Chemainus, British Columbia

Editor’s tip: Use one of these heart-shaped baking pans as a mold to get the perfect heart-shaped eclair.

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Cranberry Cake Roll

Cranberry Cake Roll

This low-fat angel food cake roll is a guilt-free indulgence. —Paige Kowolewski, Topton, Pennsylvania

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Almond Bear Claws

This bear claw pastry recipe is absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious! It’s impossible to resist the delicate dough, rich almond filling and pretty fanned tops sprinkled with sugar and almonds. I made yummy treats like this when I worked in a bakery years ago. —Aneta Kish, La Crosse, Wisconsin

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Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Bread

My husband and I look forward to this bread. On occasion, a bag of chocolate chips makes it to the batter! —Suzanne Randall, Dexter, Maine

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Quick Cherry Turnovers

Refrigerated crescent rolls let you make these fruit-filled pastries in a hurry. My family loves these turnovers for breakfast, but they’re so delicious, they’d be welcome any time of the day. Feel free to experiment with other pie fillings as well. —Elleen Oberrueter, Danbury, Iowa

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Cinnamon Roll MacaronsTaste of Home

Cinnamon Roll Macarons

These macarons are a winter/fall staple for me—inspired by the classic cinnamon roll, they are a delicious treat for a cold or snowy day. These pair well with a mug of tea, and can be eaten as a dessert or just a snack. Try custard, mousse, ganache, or any other buttercream as fillings, too. —Elizabeth Ding, El Cerrito, California

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Raspberry Chocolate Puffs

This chocolaty, flaky dessert is one of my favorite show-off recipes because
it makes a spectacular presentation. The best part? It’s actually surprisingly easy and quick to make. —Anneliese Deising, Plymouth, Michigan

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Chocolate Monkey Bread

We enjoy this chocolate monkey bread. It’s impossible to resist. —Heather Deterding, Odenton, Maryland

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Angel Food Cake Roll

There’s always room for dessert—especially when it’s this eye-catching angel food cake roll. We like strawberry yogurt in the filling, but different flavors work well, too. —Joan Colbert, Sigourney, Iowa

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Heavenly Cheese Danish

This tempting cheese Danish is baked to flaky perfection and shines with a simple egg wash gloss. It tastes just as decadent as any breakfast pastry you’d find in a bakery or coffee shop. —Josephine Triton, Lakewood, Ohio

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Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate, hazelnuts and the tangy taste of buttermilk —these delicious scones are easy to make, come together fast, and taste so good with your morning coffee. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Hazelnut MacaronsTaste of Home

Hazelnut Macarons

You don’t have to be an expert in French cooking to whip up these sandwich Valentine’s Day cookies. The crisp, chewy macarons take attention to detail, but they’re not hard to make—and they’re simply a delight, both for personal snacking and giving as gifts! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Berry Pinwheel Cake

Perfect for special meals, this lovely chiffon cake is a nice change from strawberry pie or shortcake. Don’t be afraid to try this jelly-roll-style dessert…it’s easy to make. Plus, the waxed paper-lined pan helps make cleanup a breeze! —Becky Ruff, McGregor, Iowa

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Nut-Topped Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

A sweet, crispy topping highlights these tender muffins that are filled with two favorite spring foods, rhubarb and strawberries. They’re perfect for a brunch or a grab-and-go breakfast. —Audrey Stallsmith, Hadley, Pennsylvania

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Cinnamon-Sugar SconesTaste of Home

Cinnamon-Sugar Scones

I bring these to every event–they’re always a huge hit. Kids love them, and moms like making them because they’re lighter than your average scone. If you have trouble finding cinnamon chips at the store, you can get them online. —Kathy Monahan, Jacksonville, Florida

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Raspberry Breakfast BraidTaste of Home

Raspberry Breakfast Braid

We like using blackberries, marionberries, a mixture of raspberries and blackberries, or all three in this quick and easy pastry. —Tressa Nicholls, Sandy, Oregon

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Banana Cream Eclairs

To surprise my banana-loving family, I made this dessert for a reunion, where it stood out among the usual fare. These special treats are something to look at and mouthwateringly delicious. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

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Rhubarb and Strawberry Coffee Cake

Vanilla cake with cream cheese filling and strawberry rhubarb sauce makes a grand finale for a Mother’s Day brunch or a Valentine’s Day treat. —Danielle Ulam, Hookstown, Pennsylvania

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.