The best part of waking up is ... this breakfast charcuterie board! Be it breakfast or brunch, let's get some fresh fruit, mini waffles, crispy bacon, and any of your favorite breakfast foods and make this easy charcuterie board.
I love to entertain and prepping a big grazing board is my favorite way make a big meal that everyone can enjoy. It saves so much time and is a great way to celebrate special occasions like a baby shower or mother’s day or a holiday morning breakfast or brunch.
There are so many charcuterie board ideas that can used for the most important meal of the day!
If you're a breakfast fan like me, this epic brunch board is for you. From french toast with maple syrup to bagels with cream cheese to mini pancakes and sausage links, gather your favorite breakfast items and let's make this breakfast charcuterie board!
What goes on a breakfast charcuterie board?
Any of your breakfast favorites. Think of this breakfast board as a breakfast platter. Anything you'd eat for breakfast or brunch is fair game. Make the brunch spread of your dreams! The following elements are perfect for a charcuterie board:
Fluffy pancakes, Belgian waffles, mini cinnamon rolls, mini muffins, and donut holes are all the star of the show! Mini croissants, sliced bread, and bagels (especially with cream cheese and lox) are great too.
Tip: Try to match pancakes / waffles of the same size to keep everything uniform when placing on the board.
Fruit and Jams
Use Fresh Berries in season / any of your favorite fruits - pro tip: if any of the fruits are juicy, add them to a small bowls to prevent them from getting the other ingredients soggy.
Honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies - even peanut butter or your favorite nut spread (especially nutella) all go well with this board. Feel free to add any of your favorite ingredients!
High-Quality Good cheeses: rule of thumb, if it makes your taste buds happy - it's good! I add this to say, enjoy whatever kind of cheese you like. Personally, I like a mix of soft, semi-hard, and hard cheeses like brie, smoked gouda, and cheddar. I also love adding a blue cheese to go with the fresh berries - such a great combination.
Tip: allow cheeses to come to room temperature prior to serving the board. You can leave them out of the refrigerator for about 30 minutes prior to serving.
Add any breakfast meats like sausage links, bacon, sausage patties, scrapple etc. Don't forget to add the cured meat too! I used prosciutto, salami, and chorizo. In addition, I added smoked salmon/lox. Don't be afraid to mix savory items with sweet treats. The flavor pairing can be delicious addition to your board.
Some of my favorite add-ins are:
Jammy eggs / boiled eggs
How to make a Breakfast Charcuterie Board
Place large items on the board / serving tray first. Add them to different parts of the board.
Then add the meats and cheeses to the board, building around the larger items.
Place fruits, spreads, dips, and any add-ins on the board. I like to ensure that there's movement on the board by spacing out items of the same color.
Add any remaining ingredients and serve.
What to Serve with Cheese Boards
I recommend using a cheese knife set or cheese knives as an easy way to allow your guests to graze on the board.
Drinks: I recommend making a big batch of this Bourbon Smash or Mango Mojitos as a great drink pairing. Mimosas are also a crowd favorite.
Coffee and tea are ideal drinks as well!
The Best Boards for an Easy Brunch Charcuterie Board
I used this mango wood board, it's durable and sturdy. I've had it for three years and love it!
I recommend using a board that's multifunctional and large enough to serve the amount of people you're prepping for. You want this main dish to truly stand out so go with a board you really love!
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