Our Breakfast Charcuterie Board is great for lazy weekends, brunches, holidays and special occasions. Made with your favorite breakfast foods it’s sure to be a family favorite.
One problem I have when I go out for breakfast is choosing what to order. Breakfast foods are my favorite and it’s hard to choose between eggs, pancakes and French toast. The struggle is real (you can relate, right?!).
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I’ve found the answer to this dilemma and it’s breakfast charcuterie boards. You may be thinking that you don’t want to cook a full course meal fresh out of the bed, and I don’t blame you.
But honestly, it doesn’t take that long to make a board when you use a combination of homemade and store bought ingredients. And it’s satisfying to see it presented and ready to graze.
I love making these on the weekend and they’re an easy way to feed guests. Breakfast boards are great for brunch with friends, holiday mornings, bridal and baby showers, early morning meetings, breakfast for dinner or any time breakfast is appropriate.
Tips for Making Charcuterie Boards
- Decide if you are going to do a small or large spread, so you can have the right ratio of food. You want the board to look plentiful without any gaps or holes.
- If you don’t want to invest in a wood charcuterie board, you can put out kraft parchment paper on your table or counter and construct it on the paper. This gives you more room if you need it and extra space for decor if it’s a special occasion.
- Make sure you add pops of color to make the board visually appealing. Fruits, jams, and jellies all fit the breakfast board theme.
- Keep wet ingredients (like fruit) away from breads, muffins, etc. so they don’t get soggy.
- If you have large amounts of individual ingredients you’ll want to spread those out. So if you have a bunch of sausage links, place half on one side and half on the other.
- Make your boards more festive by using cookie cutters to make shapes in pancakes, waffles, breads, and cheeses.
What You Need for a Charcuterie Breakfast Board
Kielbasa – regular or turkey, cooked
Sausage links – cooked
Waffles – use mini waffles or cut larger ones in quarters
French toast – homemade or frozen, cut in slices
More breakfast food ideas for the board:
Cooked Meats: bacon, sausage, ham, Canadian bacon
Breads: mini croissants, pancakes or bagels, English muffins (cut each half into quarters)
Pastries: mini donuts or Danish
Fruit: raspberries, orange slices, bananas, watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple spears, apple slices, strawberries, blueberries
Condiments: jams, preserves, peanut butter, Nutella, cheese, maple syrup, butter
How to Design a Breakfast Charcuterie Board
Place your largest ingredients in the middle of the board. In this case, we are stacking the Cresent Roll Quiches in the center.
Add some small bowls or ramekins to the board. Use these for your condiments, sauces, toppings, or spreads.
Next, add the remaining ingredients starting with the largest and working down to the smallest. You can use smaller foods like grapes, nuts and berries to fill in the blank spaces.
Keeping the Hot Stuff Warm Until Serving
For cooked ingredients that you want to serve warm, set your oven on the lowest setting. Place those ingredients on a baking sheet, cover with foil and keep in the oven until ready to serve.
Design the charcuterie board the best you can, leaving room for the hot foods. Add the hot foods right before serving.
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Breakfast Charcuterie Board
Ingredients Shown On Board
- Crescent Roll Quiche Cups, see recipe
- Smoked turkey kielbasa
- Sausage links
- French toast, sliced
- Waffles, use mini or slice in quarters
- Mini muffins
- Maple syrup
- Meats: ham, sausage, bacon, Canadian bacon
- Pastries: mini Danish or donuts
- Breads: mini croissants, bagels, mini pancakes, English muffins (cut each half into quarters)
- Fruit: blueberries, raspberries, orange slices, bananas, watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple spears, apple slices
- Condiments: jams, preserves, peanut butter, Nutella, cream cheese, butter
- Prepare all the ingredients that need to be cooked.
- Decide what your anchor piece will be and place it in the center of your board. We've used the Crescent Roll Quiches as an anchor on this board.
- Place small bowls for toppings, sauces and spreads around the board and fill.
- Continue placing ingredients around the board, starting with the largest items and working your way down to the smallest. Fill in any holes with grapes and berries.
- Use frozen waffles or French Toast when you’re short on time.
- An easy way to serve breakfast, brunch, special occasions and holiday meals.
- The number of servings will vary based on how much food you place on the board.
- Nutritional information will vary based on ingredients used.
Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.