How to Make a Breakfast Charcuterie Board

how to make a breakfast charcuterie board

Check out these tips and tricks on how to make a breakfast charcuterie board that pops.

how to make a breakfast charcuterie board

How to Make a Breakfast Charcuterie Board

If you’re anything like me, you could eat breakfast food anytime and anywhere. Whether you’re serving breakfast for dinner, hosting a brunch with friends, or having a big family breakfast, you can create a delicious spread that will both look beautiful and taste amazing. We put together a waffle breakfast board for a brunch gathering and it was an absolute hit! If you’re hosting an event and want to level up your food presentation, creating a charcuterie board or spread is a suuuuper easy way to do so! If you want to know how to make a breakfast charcuterie board that will have your friends and family in awe, we’ve got a few pointers that will help you bring your ideas to life!

Our Waffle Breakfast Board

Like I said before, we created this waffle breakfast board for a little brunch gathering that we hosted, and it was so much fun to make. We love waffles, so that was our breakfast entrée of choice. The first step in making your breakfast charcuterie board will be choosing a main dish. Here are a few ideas that work great:

  • Pancakes
  • French Toast / French Toast Sticks
  • Scones
  • Biscuits
  • Coffee Cake
  • Muffins
  • Danishes
how to make a breakfast charcuterie board

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How to Make a Breakfast Charcuterie Board That Pops

Once you’ve selected your main dish, you’ll want to choose some sides that pair well so you can add them to your board. When picking sides/toppings, there are a few key elements you’ll want to consider so that your breakfast charcuterie board looks as good as it’s gonna taste.

Colors: Make sure you have a variety of colors on your board. You’ll also want to make sure you have elements that are both lighter and darker to add contrast to the spread.

TIP: If you’re really serious about colors, you can pick a color palette or scheme beforehand to stick to. A color wheel is a great resource to know what colors pair well together.

Textures: Like colors, you’ll want to have various textures to make your breakfast charcuterie board look more interesting and appetizing. For example, in the waffle breakfast board, we have smooth and creamy textures in the peanut butter and nutella, fluffy textures in the whipped cream, a fun pattern from the waffles, smooth textures from the berries, etc.

Placement/Assembly: Putting your board together is the last step once all the planning and prepping has been completed. This part is probably the most fun because you can be creative. We’ve compiled some tips that will help you know where to begin.

  1. Start by adding the larger elements first and then add the smaller elements around them. I like to start by adding the main entrée (in this case it was waffles) followed by anything that is in smaller dishes. I then cover the entire board with groupings of different foods until all the gaps are filled.
  2. Using small dishes/bowls within your board setup can also add more textures and shapes, making your charcuterie board interesting to look at.
  3. Spread out the Colors. Try to intermix different colored elements so that you don’t end up with large areas where everything is the same color. 
  4. More is more. When it comes to making a charcuterie board of any kind, I’ve found that it helps to have a lot of food items to keep your spread from looking too sparse.

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