Looking for a fun way to serve breakfast? Look no further than this breakfast charcuterie board! That’s right, charcuterie isn’t just for meat and cheese!
Are you looking for the best way to eat breakfast?
Look no further than this breakfast charcuterie board!
It’s PACKED full of delicious breakfast options offering everything from fried eggs to sausage and gravy.
Plus, you can customize this breakfast grazing board with pretty much anything you love. Don’t like waffles? Why not offer pancakes? Don’t like pancakes? Why not offer bagels?
It’s a fun and customizable option that will work for most big families or small gatherings. It’s also a great option for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even birthdays!
What is a breakfast charcuterie board?
A breakfasts charcuterie board is just what it sounds like – a board FILLED to the brim with all things breakfast and brunch related.
You can easily make the board themed or keep it simple with just the things you love most about breakfast.
Some fun theme options could be:
- Chicken and waffles board with lots of fried chicken served with different styles of waffles served with maple syurp and other different fruit syrups and sauces.
- Movie themed ideas like Frozen, Matilda, Groundhog Day, Elf, or The Parent Trap.
- Valentines Day, Halloween, or Christmas themed boards are a great option for holiday get togethers.
- Bagle and lox board filled with salmon, cream cheese, bagles, sliced red onion, capers, and sliced tomato.
- Oatmeal board packed with delicious options for topping plain oatmeal. Dried fruits, maple syrup, brown sugar, nuts, and seeds are all great options.
- Cereal board with TONS of options for bowls of cereal. This is a great option for a large group of kids or just those who are young at heart.
The biggest thing to keep in mind is to keep it simple and easy so that you can spend your time enjoying your company instead of running around trying to run a short-order kitchen.
How do you make a breakfast grazing board?
The first thing you’ll want to do to throw together a breakfast board is to think about what you want to include.
For this board I opted to showcase just a few of my favorite things:
- Sausage – I used both patties and links becuase I’m a huge sausage lover. These are easy to put on a board because they can cook up quickly from frozen and there are lots of options for the non-pork eaters in your life like turkey or chicken sausage.
- Bacon – it’s a traditinal breakfast treat that can be made the day before and quickly reheated to save time on the day of assembly. You can also find premade cooked bacon pretty easily in the stores.
- Canadian bacon – this is jsut another meat option that seems to do pretty well on breakfast boards. It’s easy to find in the store and heats up very quickly.
- Eggs – keep this simple. I made fried eggs for this board but scrambled or hard boiled are even easier options that cook up quickly or can even be made the day before.
- Bread – I opted to use biscuits on this board because I really wanted to highlight the ease of using ingredients that can be made earlier in the day and served room temperature. You could also easily add toast, English muffins, or bagels to your board as well.
- Sweet pastry – If you look closly you’ll notice some little glazed donut holes that were a HUGE hit on this board. Everyone loves a bite of sweet with their breakfast and these donuts holes are the perfect easy to plate option. Other great options are chocolate croissants, full size donuts, mini muffins, or cinnamon rolls.
- Potatoes – obviously breakfast is nothing without a little potato thrown into the mix. Homefries and tater tots are great options for a breakfast grazing board. I actually love to make tater tots in the air fryer because it won’t heat the whole house up like running the oven.
- Gravy – obvously 100% optional BUT white sausage gravy does go really well with bisciuts. If you’re looking for a shortcut you can find it premade by Bob Evans.
- Spreads and condiments – make sure to leave room for things like cream cheese, jams, jellies, fruit butters, and whipped butter.
- Fresh fruit – I happened to have some strawberries, blackberries and canteloupe on hand for this board but other great options are honeydew, raspberries, blueberries, oranges, and bananas.
- Vegetables – I opted to leave off vegetables for this board but I were making a bagel and lox board I might throw in things like red onions, capers, and tomatoe slices.
- Drinks – dont’ forget fresh fruit juices and coffee! Or if you’re me you would like a cold Coke Zero.
- Other – bulking up the board with things like cold cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, or granola are other great options for snackers.
Other things you’ll need for a board are large platters/cutting boards to set up your displays. You’ll also need small bowls and plates to help plate the items.
What are some tips to putting together a charcuterie board?
- Don’t hesitate to buy frozen or refridgerated items that you can just heat and serve. You want to keep the work easy so you can enjoy time with your guests. No one wants to spend all their party time cooking.
- Make sure your board is PACKED full of options for all your guests. You want guests to feel like there is plenty of food so they graze untilt hey are full.
- Layer the items by setting small plates on top of bowls. This helps to make sure there is plenty or room to crowd the bowls. The photo below is a great example of how to set up the board for layering.
- Make sure to include some items that people don’t have to cut or use silverware to eat. You don’t want an overly complicated board. It’s all about digging in and picking until you’re full.
- Pick a variets of foods that will be suitable for almost any diet. I always like a few vegetarian options so everyone has an oppurtunity to feel satiated.
- If you don’t have a big board make different little board to be set around the kitchen for optimal grazing and conversation.
How can I save breakfast charcuterie board leftovers?
Like any charcuterie or grazing board leftovers, you’ll want to store them in air-tight containers and place them into the refrigerator.
For pastries and bread you can very likely store them at room temperature but make sure they don’t contain things like cream cheese as that should be stored in the fridge.
Love this breakfast charcuterie board?
Why not try a few of my other delicious breakfast dishes?!
- Oatmeal Stuffed Breakfast Baked Apples
- Crunchy Yogurt Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowl
- Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich
- Breakfast Stuffed Mushrooms
- Chorizo Plantain Breakfast Hash
- Baked Blueberry Oatmeal
- Fried eggs, warmed
- Bacon, cooked
- Sasuage links, cooked
- Sausage patties, cooked
- Canadian bacon, cooked
- Donut holes
- Biscuits, cooked
- Blackberries, washed
- Sliced canteloup
- Strawberries, washed
- Sausage gravy, warmed
- Hashbrowns, cooked
- Apricot jam
- Maple syurp
- Layout your eggs and breakfast meats onto little plates.
- Fill little bowls and plates with remaining ingredients. Make sure to create a nice selection of bites and nibbles across the boards.
- Fill in the areas around the eggs and meats with your filled bowls and plates and remember to add serving forks, spoons, and butter knives on the board for each item.
- Using frozen or refrigerated items that you can just heat and serve is the key to a fast and easy breakfast board.