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How to Make an Easy Breakfast Charcuterie Board

A delicious breakfast charcuterie board with bacon, sausage, waffles, pancakes, and fresh fruit. It’s a fun way to serve breakfast or brunch!

Breakfast food is always an excellent choice for entertaining guests or an easy meal. Who isn’t a breakfast fan?! For your next brunch or dinner party, try making an easy Breakfast Charcuterie Board. This delicious breakfast spread includes easy foods like waffles, sausage links, crispy bacon, fresh strawberries, and bowls of yogurt and granola.

Breakfast Charcuterie Board full of waffles, mini pancakes, sausage links, bacon, strawberries, blackberries, and yogurt.

Create your own board using your favorite breakfast foods. This Brunch Charcuterie Board is a great way to serve guests at a baby shower, birthday party, or weekend brunch.

What’s On This Breakfast Charcuterie Board

  • Waffles – Frozen waffles are easy to prepare for breakfast for a crowd. However, mini waffles made with a mini waffle iron are also a nice touch—especially the waffle irons with little pictures that cook into the waffles.
  • Mini Pancakes – Frozen mini pancakes are the easiest way to make pancakes for a brunch board. Heat them on a large baking sheet in the oven and you have pancakes in minutes.
  • Sausage Links – Break up the circles on the board with links of sausage.
  • Bacon – It’s not breakfast without a pile of crispy bacon!
  • Strawberries – Fresh berries are an excellent addition to all grazing boards. Serve strawberries whole or slice them up.
  • Blackberries – Blackberries are large and easy to pick up with your hands. They are perfect for a breakfast platter.
  • Apple Fritter – I prefer apple fritters to donuts, but mini donuts are also a great option.
  • Yogurt – Fill a bowl with yogurt for guests to make their own parfaits.
  • Granola Cereal – Fill another bowl with granola to top the parfaits and add a crunch.
Breakfast Charcuterie Board full of waffles, bacon, strawberries, blackberries, and yogurt.

How to Assemble a Breakfast Charcuterie Board

This easy charcuterie board full of brunch classics is a breeze to assemble. Every ingredient is optional and may be substituted for other breakfast foods. 

Step One – Always start assembling snack boards with any bowls or containers. It’s easy to arrange food around the bowls and they help hold foods in place. The bowls on this board hold yogurt and granola cereal. Bowls of jam, homemade apple butter, Nutella, or butter are also great breakfast charcuterie board ideas.

Step Two – After the bowls are on the board, arrange the food around them. It’s easiest to start with larger items first, then move to the smallest. For this board, I started with the waffles and pancakes.

Waffles and Pancakes

Step Three – Start in the upper left corner of the board. Arrange the waffles in a curve moving down toward the lower left corner. The curve stops on the right side of the bowl of granola. Overlap the waffles to give them more height and dimension. Place a few pieces of fresh fruit on each waffle to add pops of color.

Step Four – Next, stack mini pancakes in the board’s lower left corner and upper right corner. The pancakes should curve around the small bowls. Stack the pancakes high so they are visible around the bowls. I used Eggo Minis pancakes for this breakfast board. The pancakes come in a box of 40 and cook within 6 minutes in the oven. They are perfect for a quick breakfast for a lot of people.

Waffle Board full of waffles, bacon, strawberries, blackberries, and yogurt.

Sausage and Bacon

Step Five – Next in size are the savory items, the sausage and bacon. On the left side of the board is a pile of bacon. It fits the curve of waffles perfectly. Pile the bacon high, so it matches the height of the waffles and pancakes. 

Step Six – Stack the sausage links on the right side of the board. I also stacked a few sausage links at the top of the board. They fill in the bit of space left between the pancakes and waffles.

Brunch Board full of waffles, bacon, strawberries, blackberries, and yogurt.

Fruit

A lot of breakfast foods are various shades of beige. It is important to add colorful elements, like fresh fruit to add visual interest and flavor. This big board features fresh strawberries and blackberries, but use whichever fruits you prefer.

Step Seven – Pour the berries, or fruit, into the remaining empty spaces on the board. On this board, those spaces are between the bacon and waffles in the center and between the yogurt and sausage on the right. Place a few berries on top of the yogurt in the bowl as well.

Step Eight – Finally, the giant apple fritter fills the remaining space in the lower right corner of the board. This fritter is from a local donut shop and is one of our breakfast favorites. We tend to have them on the weekend, so it was the perfect finishing touch for a weekend breakfast board.

Breakfast Charcuterie Board full of waffles, bacon, strawberries, blackberries, and yogurt.

​Garnish the board with edible flowers or fresh herbs if you prefer. Serve the board with small tongs and plates for guests to serve themselves. This is a wonderful way to serve breakfast to a crowd.

Alternative Food for a Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but everyone has different favorite breakfast items. Substitute any of the ingredients I used for your favorites such as:

  • Scones
  • Croissants
  • Mini Muffins
  • Mini Cinnamon Rolls
  • Hard-boiled Eggs
  • Mini Bagels with cream cheese
  • Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Orange Slices

What Size Board Did You Use?

My rectangular board is 18″ x 14″. I purchased the board at HomeGoods. It’s a great place to find affordable cheese boards! I’ve provided links to similar boards, as well as a few small dishes for fruit, maple syrup, and yogurt.

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Breakfast Charcuterie Board full of waffles, bacon, strawberries, blackberries, and yogurt.

This beautiful breakfast charcuterie board is perfect for so many occasions. Make one for Mother’s Day, Easter, or just a casual brunch at home with the family.

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Breakfast Charcuterie Board

A delicious breakfast charcuterie board with bacon, sausage, waffles, pancakes, and fresh fruit. It's a fun way to serve breakfast or brunch!
Cook Time 20 minutes
Board Set Up 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Charcuterie
Servings 5 people

Equipment

  • 1 18×14 rectangular board

Ingredients
  

  • waffles
  • mini pancakes
  • bacon
  • sausage links
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • apple fritter
  • yogurt
  • granola cereal

Instructions
 

  • Place two round ramekins on the board.
  • Fill one bowl with yogurt and the other with granola cereal.
  • Start in the upper left corner of the board. Arrange the waffles in a curve moving down toward the lower left corner.
  • Stack mini pancakes in the lower left corner and upper right corner of the board.
  • Pile bacon on the left side of the board.
  • Stack the sausage links on the right side of the board. And at the top between the waffles and pancakes.
  • Add berries to the blank spaces on the board. Between the bacon and waffles in the center. And between the yogurt and sausage on the right side.
  • Place a few berries on top of each waffle. And on top of the yogurt.
  • Place a large apple fritter or pastry in the lower right corner to finish the board.
Keyword breakfast board, breakfast charcuterie board, brunch charcuterie board

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