This simple and easy Breakfast Charcuterie Board Recipe has many ideas for your breakfast and brunch charcuterie needs. With muffins, bacon, sausages, mini pancakes, fruit and more you can't go wrong with this platter! It's the perfect option for keeping it simple and easy while entertaining.
Breakfast and Brunch Charcuterie Boards are popular year round. They are great for baby showers, or brunch with friends or feeding visitors.
Add a tasty Egg Puff to this board for added vegetarian protein.
Below is a list of ingredients needed for this recipe. Follow our tips on each ingredient for best results.
- fresh fruit - fruit is so great for breakfast and it's beautiful color makes the board look beautiful. As we tested this board, we found fruit to be the most popular and the first thing gone. We recommend using plenty of fruit and having some on backup to refill the fruit spaces.
- bacon - bacon is a classic that everyone loves
- sausage - looks great on the platter and is well loved
- pancakes - they're so fun and go with everything
- mini muffins - mini muffins work best in our opinion.
- syrups - it's fun to do a variety of syrups
- french toast sticks - easy way to get some french sticks looking great on the board
- waffles - waffles are a classic and everyone loves them.
- bagels- we'd go with mini so they don't overwhelm the board
- granola and yogurt - try our yummy homemade granola.
- anything else you want!
See recipe card for quantities.
How to Make a Breakfast Charcuterie Board
Use these process shots to help get the results you are wanting. The pictures can help with presentation and texture.
2. Cook your meats. I used bacon and chicken sausage for this one, but you can use any of your favorites.
3. To assemble your charcuterie board, start with some anchors. Anchors are anything like bowls of things or any large-ish decorative elements you are including. You can see in the next picture I changed my mind and switched some things around. After placing your anchors, start adding things around your anchors and the edges.
4. Begin filling in the empty spaces with your breakfast foods. Working around the edges and anchors then filling in allows you to fill the board completely. I like to fill in with fruit last, since it can turn brown and is best served chilled. I try to place things so that there are pops of color in various areas of the board.
Hint: Don't leave any gaps in your snack board! Filling in all the gaps and making it really full looking is what gives it that stunning quality.
Breakfast Charcuterie Variations
We love switching things up when we're in the kitchen. Try any of these variations for something a little different.
- Brunch Charcuterie Board- Breakfast and brunch are quite similar. To change this to brunch, switch the pancakes for cinnamon rolls and the granola and yogurt for mini croissants and nutella.
- Easter/ Christmas Breakfast- add in some breakfast casseroles, quiche cups, Italian Easter bread and some cinnamon rolls. For Christmas use cranberries and pinecones for decor.
- European Breakfast - add croissants galore and anything else that screams European to you!
Learn From Us
The first time I made a breakfast charcuterie board I had too many meats and not enough carbs. I needed a little more filler food and the waffles and pancakes were the first things gone. Make sure your board is well balanced with a good variety of finger foods.
Store the cold ingredients from the breakfast grazing board in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
Store the other ingredients in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Relax and have fun while creating your board and let your creativity be your guide! Remember if you "mess up" you can always move things around.
Easy Breakfast Charcuterie Board
- blueberries strawberries, raspberries, bananas and other breakfast fruits
- sausages bacon, boiled eggs or other breakfast proteins
- mini muffins french toast sticks, mini pancakes, mini waffles, etc.
- Prepare your meats by cooking any meats you are using such as sausage or bacon.
- Prepare fruit by washing and/or chopping.
- Assemble your breakfast board by starting with your anchors. Your anchors are any bowls or large decorative items you are using. Space them evenly. See pictures above for a great visual on this.
- Start placing groups of elements around the edges and anchors. Remember nothing is permanent, and if you place it and it looks funny, just move it. Fill in all the gaps- this is what makes a charcuterie board so stunning is how full it is. Place elements of different colors and textures next to each other to give variety and make it more beautiful.
- I like to buy my charcuterie boards from places like TJMaxx and Home Goods for the best prices.
- Breakfast Charcuterie Boards really are so easy to make and a simple way to serve finger foods for breakfast or brunch.
- Try things like boiled eggs, cheese platter, lox, smoked salmon, or grilled breakfast foods or anything you can imagine! Make it your own.
- Make sure the board is nice and full to really give the platter that beautiful look!
- Store cold items in the refrigerator in airtight containers for up to 3 days.
- Store other items at room temperature in airtight containers for up to 3 days.
- We recommend having plenty of fruit in reserve. It's always the most popular feature when we make the board and it's nice to have extra to fill the fruit back up.
Incorporate elements of breakfast meats, such as sausage and bacon, breakfast fruits, and mini muffins, pancakes, etc. Granola and yogurt are also great additions.