Breakfast platter ideas for when you have a number of people who want to eat a fun breakfast, but not all at the same time. Follow this guide for putting it together quickly and easily and then make it your own with family and guest favorites.
Charcuterie Boards are not just for appetizers
Party platter, cheese board, charcuterie board, grazing platter... Whatever you want to call them, they're all the rage these days and with good reason.
Perhaps you're sharing a vacation home with extended family, have guests at your house around the holidays, go for a family picnic, or for a special event like a wedding. Not everyone rises at the same time each morning, right? Enter the idea of a breakfast charcuterie board.
Prepare what you can ahead:
The evening before you can boil and peel eggs (we have a foolproof method), wash fruit and slice the cheeses. The next morning just arrange it all on the board and set it on a table or bar so everyone can "graze" or fill a plate, as they choose.
You've served a fun breakfast platter that each person can enjoy on their own schedule.
What to put on your breakfast platter
Made with just 5 ingredients they can be cut quite small, making them perfect for your breakfast board. If you're looking for something with more classic flavors, our Cinnamon Scones are made the same way.
Also known as Candied Bacon, you can stand a few of these up in a glass and put the glass on your board.
You'll be amazed at how easy these are to make yourself. Put a small jar with a cute spoon or spreader on your board.
We suggest cutting a few thin slices and arranging them in a fan shape.
French inspired, but oh so simple and easy. Each of these tartlets is about two bites!
Butter, pecans and brown sugar delights are a Charleston tradition for every day and special days!
or your favorite smoker. Yes, there will be more than you can use on your platter, but a pile of thinly sliced smoked ham is a perfect addition. You can find plenty of delicious ideas for the rest.
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Items you may need for your Breakfast Board:
- the board itself, here's another round one
- these boards are rectangular
- small spoons like we used in our yogurt
- small glasses for serving yogurt or other "non-finger" foods
- parchment paper to line your board
- instructions for foolproof boiled eggs (never again struggle to peel an egg while wondering if it's properly cooked
Breakfast Platter Ideas
- If desired some preparation can be done the night before such as boiling and peeling eggs, slicing cheese, washing fruit, etc.
- Line a board with parchment paper.
- Start by creating a shape with 2-3 food items. Suggestions are an "S" shape on a round board or an "X" shape on a square or rectangular board.
- Fill in large empty spaces with 2-3 different food items, adding variety. For instance, if you created the shape with fruit you can now add meats and cheeses.
- Fill in smaller empty spaces with medium to small items, such as cups of yogurt, small breads, etc.
- Now you should be left with only very small empty spaces. Use these as places to add berries, nuts, etc. Sprigs of fresh herbs can be added as well.
- Include any needed utensils such as small spoons in the yogurt cups, but keep in mind that largely your board should be finger foods.
- This breakfast board can be made small for just 2-3 people, or larger for up to 12-15.
- Vary the food elements according to the tastes of guests and what is fresh and at its best at the moment.
For lots of great ideas for grazing boards, be sure to check out this book. We have it ourselves and love it!