The BEST Breakfast Charcuterie Board! Easy, versatile – ideal for breakfast or brunch – assembles in minutes. Shake things up this holiday season with a breakfast charcuterie board for stress free holiday mornings and entertaining.
This Breakfast Charcuterie Board is simple and fun to make. The one you see has everything I love on it – but it’s incredibly easy to customize for your family or friends.
Most of these breakfast treats can be prepared ahead of time. Just set it out and let guests help themselves, making it ideal for holiday morning or that brunch you signed up to host this year.
If you’ve been scouring Pinterest for fall breakfast recipes, your search has ended.
what you need to make this charcuterie board:
- Large board, baking sheet or platter – size depends on the crowd you’re serving.
- Fresh blueberries, strawberries, kiwi and bananas.
- A variety of bagels from the local bagel shop
- Crispy Bacon
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Granola – click here for my easy homemade granola recipe
- Belgian waffles – I used a good quality toaster waffle that I dusted with powdered sugar after toasting
- Maple syrup
how to make a breakfast charcuterie board:
- Cook the bacon or sausage the day before. It reheats easily and with great taste in the microwave in just seconds.
- Create a serving buffet with plates, forks, knives, spoons and festive napkins.
- Gather all the items you’re going to include on the board. I make a list and hang it on the fridge so I don’t forget anything.
- Add room temp items to the board first (such as granola and fruit), followed by cold items (yogurt) finishing with the bacon, toasted waffles and bananas. The waffles can be toasting while the bacon reheats.
variations to this breakfast charcuterie board:
- Eggs – hard boiled can be made a day ahead. Scrambled eggs (with cheese please!) are another simple option and will whip up quickly the morning of.
- Sausage links or patties can also be cooked a day or two ahead and refrigerated. Sausage and bacon can even be cooked up to 3 weeks ahead, frozen and reheated.
- Croissants or biscuits.
- Banana Bread (click here), Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread (click here) or Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread (click here).
- Jam or preserves.
- Fresh Fruit – use a variety of seasonal fruits – blueberries, kiwi, raspberries, peaches, pears, grapes, oranges, apples, bananas (slice bananas just before serving).
can i prep this breakfast charcuterie board ahead of time?
Yes – you can prep most of this board ahead of time. Here are a few ideas:
- Cook sausage or bacon up to 2 days ahead of time, refrigerate and warm in the microwave. You can also cook either up to 1 month in advance and freeze then thaw and reheat.
- Make the granola up to one week ahead of time and store on the counter in an airtight container.
- Slice fruit (except bananas) a few hours ahead.
- Buy the bagels one day in advance.
tips for easy entertaining:
Here are some of my favorite tips for stress-free entertaining:
- Have a game plan but keep the menu simple.
- Prepare as much as possible in advance.
- Don’t try a brand new recipe the day of your party.
- Accept help (the hardest one for me!) when it’s offered.
- Relax: You’ve got this!
what beverages should i serve with breakfast or brunch?
It depends on the crowd, but here are a few of my favorites:
Caramel Apple Mimosas – the perfect holiday cocktail with fresh apple cider, caramel vodka, pomegranate juice and champagne in a caramel-sugar rimmed glass.
Sunrise Mimosas – just 3 ingredients – orange juice, prosecco and a splash of grenadine for a delicious, jazzed up cocktail that’s the ultimate addition to brunch.
Coffee (include some seasonal coffee creamers)
Milk – white and chocolate
Juices – offer a variety of juices – orange, pomegranate, grapefruit, cranberry.
If you tried this Breakfast Charcuterie Board or any other recipe on the blog then I hope you’ll leave a comment and some stars!
Breakfast Charcuterie Board
- fresh blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, bananas or seasonal fruit of your choice
- variety of bagels
- 1 pound cooked bacon strips cut in half for easier serving
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- granola homemade or your favorite store brand
- 5-6 toaster belgian waffles
- maple syrup
- cream cheese
- variety of juices orange, cranberry, grapefruit, pomegranate
- Cook the bacon or sausage. This can be done the day before. It only needs a few seconds in the microwave to reheat.
- Gather plates, forks, knives, spoons and some festive napkins to create a serving buffet.
- To assemble the board, add room temp items first (example: granola and fruit) followed by refrigerated items (yogurt) finishing with the bacon, toasted waffles and sliced bananas (so they don't brown). Toast the waffles while reheating the bacon in the microwave.