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Breakfast Charcuterie Board

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This crowd-pleasing Breakfast Charcuterie Board is a fun way to serve breakfast or brunch. Loaded with fresh fruits, bread, muffins, eggs, or whatever morning foods you like, this breakfast grazing board is guaranteed to please and have something for everyone.

It’s a fast and simple way to feed everyone to start the day.

breakfast charcuterie board

Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Though charcuterie boards are all the rage these days, I bet you haven’t heard of a breakfast charcuterie board. It’s such a great idea, though I can’t take credit for it. It’s just like a mini breakfast or brunch buffet. How amazing is that? Who doesn’t love a buffet, especially one that has a combination of sweet and savory food?

This breakfast/brunch charcuterie board is as much fun to create as it is to eat. I like to load the board with fruit, muffins, granola, and a bunch of our other favorite breakfast foods. Anything goes on a charcuterie board, really, so go ahead and customize it to whatever your gang likes.

Even if you aren’t up for cooking or baking, store-bought items, like waffles, muffins, cinnamon buns, and even hash browns, work well. You can then cut up some fruits and veggies, open a few dips, and add a sprinkling of nuts or seeds, and you’re all done. No need to stress; it really isn’t as much work as it looks. Prepare some coffee, tea, or mimosas, and you’ll be ready to go.

Breakfast charcuterie boards are ideal for weekend brunches, baby showers, birthday celebrations, and, of course, for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day celebrations. It also makes a perfect grazing board for hungry guests and early risers waiting for everyone to wake up or waiting for a hot breakfast.

Why you’ll love A Breakfast Charcuterie Board

  • Ideal for feeding a crowd – Charcuterie boards offer a variety of different foods, which is great when you are feeding a large group.
  • Easily modifiable – Anything goes on a charcuterie board. Mix it up and serve a variety of sweet and savory foods, whether store-bought or homemade.
  • Fun way to eat – It’s loads of fun to choose from a variety of finger foods. Kids and guests will love it!

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What to Include on a Breakfast Charcuterie Board

breakfast charcuterie board is a great way to serve a variety of morning treats to your guests. You can include just about any foods you like. You can choose a theme based around a holiday or just go for your favorite sweet and savory breakfast goodies. A few ideas to get you started are:

what goes on a breakfast charcuterie board
  • Fruits | Any fruit works on a fruit platter as long as it is cut into bite-sized portions; strawberries, grapes, blueberries, pineapple slices, cantaloupe, sliced kiwi, raspberries, etc.
  • Cheeses and Meats | Any of your favorite breakfast meats. Sausage links, crispy bacon, ham, prosciutto, or smoked salmon. For cheeses, any combination of soft or hard cheeses. (Cream cheese, cheddar, gouda) Whatever you like.
  • Fruit dip | Something like this cream cheese fruit dip or this caramel dip would work well.
  • Bread items | French toast, scones, biscuits, regular or mini bagels, mini pancakes, mini waffles, donuts, mini muffins, and mini cinnamon rolls.
  • Eggs | These include mini quiches, such as these Ham and Cheese Mini Quiches, egg bites (like a crust-free quiche), or hard-boiled eggs.
  • Sauces | Such as maple syrup, honey, salsa, hot sauce, whipped cream, etc.
  • Yogurt and toppings | Plain or vanilla yogurt with nuts, granola, and dried fruit.
  • Spreads | Butter, whipped cream cheese, like this homemade cranberry and walnut whipped cream cheese, peanut butter, homemade jams, or jellies.

How To Put your Charcuterie Board Together

1 Start by placing the bowls on a large charcuterie board (pictured here is a 12” x 17.5” rectangle board). Then the smaller bowls. Small bowls can be used for dips, sauces, and small pieces of fruit.

how to make a breakfast charcuterie board

2 Next, place your largest food items, like big slices of French toast, mini muffins, etc.

3 Lastly, fill in the rest of the space with medium to small items. Fill in any extra gaps with small fruits like blueberries, grapes, etc.

4 For the final touch on your breakfast platter, you could drizzle some honey or sprinkle a handful of nuts and dried fruits across the board for that picture-perfect finish.

breakfast charcuterie board

Recipe Tips

  • Create your list of ingredients and prepare any recipes ahead of time, so when it is time to serve, all you have to do is arrange them.
  • To protect your board, you may wish to place a piece of wax or parchment paper down before adding your board toppings
  • For a visually pleasing Charcuterie Board, begin by placing your largest items first. For this Breakfast board, start with the bowls of fruits and dips. Follow up with larger food items, like French toast or waffles, muffins, and egg bites, to form a pleasing contrast. Then, fill in any gaps with small snacks and fruits – just be sure not to group too many similar colors together! With this foolproof approach, you’ll achieve an elegant balance and eye-catching style worthy of entertaining extraordinaire Martha Stewart herself!
  • If you have any hard-to-identify items (such as dips, sauces, or various cheeses), I like to include a small sign or card identifying them. (These blank toothpick flags are perfect.)
  • Color is Key. Bright fruits and varied tones make your board pop. Aim for a rainbow of options.
  • Don’t forget the utensils! Tongs, cocktail forks, or even toothpicks are great for picking up or spearing items off the board. Plate and napkins are a necessity as wel.

Variations

The options for breakfast charcuterie boards are endless. Change up the fruit, modify the baked goods, and get creative with both sweet and savory items.

Storage

You can prep this ahead of time and store it to serve. To ensure freshness, cover all the ingredients with plastic wrap or put them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

FAQs

What is a charcuterie board?

A charcuterie board is a platter of various cured meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, and crackers that are arranged in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The board can be customized to include any combination of meats and cheeses, from prosciutto to salami, brie to blue cheese. Charcuterie boards have become a popular trend in recent years, especially for gatherings and events.

What kind of board is best for serving?

You can serve charcuterie on just about any tray, cutting board, or even a baking sheet. If it is not food-safe, just line the serving tray with wax or parchment paper. But of course, when it comes to serving charcuterie, the right board can elevate your presentation and enhance the overall experience. I personally prefer a tray with a bit of a lip to keep all the goodies from falling off the board.

A few that I like on Amazon are this 36-inch Large Charcuterie Board with Handles, this Wine-Barrel Inspired Serving Tray, this 3-Tier Stand works for a lot more than just charcuterie. You can even get wood-look disposable trays if you want a quick clean-up or are taking a tray to a party.

How to Pronounce “Charcuterie”?

Listen to this 5-second YouTube video for the correct pronunciation.

How much should I prepare?

Consider your audience. A good rule is to prepare slightly more than what you think you’ll need, especially for favorites like fruits and pastries.

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Breakfast Charcuterie Board

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Ingredients

  • Fruits like strawberries, grapes, blueberries, pineapple slices, kiwis sliced in half, raspberries, etc.
  • Coordinating fruit dip. (something like this cream cheese fruit dip)
  • Bread items such as French toast, scones, biscuits, pancakes, waffles, mini donuts, mini muffins, mini cinnamon buns, etc.
  • Eggs such as mini quiche, egg bites (like a crust-free quiche), hard-boiled eggs, etc.
  • Sauces such as syrup, honey ketchup, hot sauce, melted butter, whipped cream, etc.
  • Yogurt and toppings like nuts, granola, and dried fruit.

Instructions

  1. Start by placing the bowls on a large charcuterie board (pictured here is an 11.5” x 17.5” rectangle board). Then the smaller bowls. (Small bowls can be used for dips, sauces, and small pieces of fruit.)
  2. Next, place your largest food items, like big slices of French toast, mini muffins, etc.
  3. Lastly, fill in the rest of the space with medium to small items. Fill in any extra gaps with small fruits (blueberries, grapes, etc.)

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  1. This was super helpful! Thanks for the step by step instruction. Can’t wait to try one!