Breakfast Charcuterie Board

A large tray filled with breakfast items served for a breakfast buffet including assorted fruits, supplies for yogurt parfaits, pancakes, waffles, toppings, breakfast meat assortment and hard boiled eggs

Breakfast Charcuterie Boards are great for Mother’s Day Brunch activities.  This charcuterie is perfect for gatherings or simply to serve for family time.  Charcuterie boards are a great way to hang out, enjoy a bite together and have conversation.

A large tray filled with breakfast items served for a breakfast buffet including assorted fruits, supplies for yogurt parfaits, pancakes, waffles, toppings, breakfast meat assortment and hard boiled eggs

Breakfast Charcuterie Board

The charcuterie board craze is one of the best crazes!

I’ve turned my love for the snack charcuterie to my love of the breakfast charcuterie.   What I love the most is how this type of noshing brings everyone together around the board to nibble, snack and chat.  

A breakfast charcuterie isn’t just for entertaining, it’s for bringing the family together.  How fun is it to put all of your favorites onto one tray/board and enjoy?  It’s so much fun, it’s like the new fondue concept but with so many flavorful choices; there’s something for everyone.

What’s on this particular board?  Lots of fresh fruit, cooked breakfast meats, yogurt parfait supplies, toast and toppings, pancakes and waffles along with syrup and other items so that you can turn them into breakfast sandwiches, cheeses, nuts and more.  And, the great thing is that you can prep everything ahead of time so that you simply need to warm the meats and build the board in the morning.  The pancakes, toast and waffles can be warmed/toasted as selected from the charcuterie board.  I love easy entertaining!

Here are a few ideas to bring it all together…

Breakfast Charcuterie Board

A large tray filled with breakfast items served for a breakfast buffet including assorted fruits, supplies for yogurt parfaits, pancakes, waffles, toppings, breakfast meat assortment and hard boiled eggs

Ingredients

  • Assorted fresh fruit
  • Breakfast sausage
  • Bacon
  • Ham, cooked
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Granola
  • Raisins
  • Nuts
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • Cheese
  • Syrup
  • Peanut butter
  • Bread, slices
  • Butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook your breakfast sausage links and bacon on separate pans for approximately 20 minutes turning them half way through. Remove them from the oven and let them cool.
  3. Wash and prep all of your fruit as desired see some thoughts on my flower fruit skewers below. If you do the flower skewers you can put them in a bud vase for height on the board.
  4. Pull out a large tray and assorted dishes of varying heights, shapes and sizes for all of your supplies.
  5. Group the yogurt parfait items together on your charcuterie board; some of the cut fruit, yogurt, raisins and nuts.
  6. Place the cooked meats and cheeses together on a plate that's added to your board.
  7. Peel and add your hard boiled eggs in a bowl or mini cake stand (I purchased a plastic one for a few dollars at a local department store).
  8. Pour your syrup in a small creamer pourer and add to the side of the tray where you will put pancakes and waffles.
  9. Add peanut butter and jams into small bowls and add to the tray near a dish of sliced strawberries.
  10. Add int pancakes, waffles, bread for toast and butter on a plate.
  11. Fill in and around any open holes with grapes.


Note: You can make your own waffles or pancakes in advance or you can simply pick them up pre-made at your supermarket.

Notes

More on the Breakfast Charcuterie

Toasting:  Have the toaster out and ready to use.  The toaster is great to heat up pancakes, waffles and toast the bread.  It’s better than a microwave!

Serving:  Have mini plates and bowls along with utensils and napkins ready for everyone to enjoy!  Make sure to have all the appropriate serving utensils placed on or near your charcuterie board (min serving spoons, tooth pics, tongues, etc).

Pancake and Waffle Sandwiches:  Instead of syrup, spread a little peanut butter and fresh sliced strawberries blueberries to create a breakfast sandwich.

Creating Fruit Flowers

  1.  Use melon that’s been prepared into slices removed from the rind.  You can use cantaloupe, watermelon or honey dew melon.
  2. Rinse some grapes.
  3. Use a large flower shape fondant cutter or small cookie cutter to cut out flower fruit pieces.
  4. Add a grape onto a wooden skewer and then add a flower piece of fruit.  The grape holds it in place.

Hard boiled eggs

  1. Place the eggs into a pan and cover with cold water, approximately one inch above the eggs.2. Bring the water in the pan to a rolling boil.
  2. Place a cover on the pan, set the time and let the eggs cook at the boiling state for approximately 7 minutes.
  3. Turn off the burner and let the eggs continue to set in the hot water, covered for an additional 7 minutes. 
  4. Run the eggs under cold water to stop the cooking process. 
  5. Peel and serve!

More to Add: These home made French Toast Sticks are delicious all on their own.  They are also a great addition to any charcuterie breakfast board festivity.

Cooked French Toast Sticks stacked on a plate with fresh blueberries and fresh raspberries with a sprinkle of confectioner's sugar on top

Homemade French Toast Sticks – Recipe Link

 

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