Charcuterie boards provide an aesthetically pleasing array of delectable treats. Consider a twist on the classic charcuterie spread with a breakfast board! Pancakes will be the star, with sweet toppings and other savory foods filling it out. Serve this as a special weekend breakfast for family or friends.
Start by cooking mini pancakes that are about three to four inches in diameter. Layer the pancakes across each other in a fun pattern on the board. Consider an “S” pattern, a diagonal line, or shapes like stars and circles radiating from the center of the board.
Include maple syrup pitchers and bowls of spreadable things like jams and nut butters. Shop local brands or farmer’s markets for a curated selection of jams, jellies, and honey. Thick slices of stick butter can also be arranged on the board in place of spreadable butter. Do not be afraid to break out colorful or specialty dishes for these!
Fresh fruit like bananas, strawberries, and blueberries make sweet pancake stack toppings. Slice them beforehand so they are ready to be eaten on pancakes or on their own. Prepare some other fruits for munching, like pineapples, grapes, raspberries, and apples. Chopped nuts add crunch and flavor – think Texas pecans.
Arrange slices of crisp bacon in piles. Scramble eggs in a small cast iron skillet for additional protein in an adorable display.
Offer carafes of classic breakfast drinks like milk, orange juice, and coffee. For an adult-only gathering, consider popping a bottle of champagne for mimosas. For a family-friendly meal, add more juice options.
Choose a nice, large board or display stand for your arrangement of breakfast goodies. Lay out the pancakes in whatever style you desire. Once that is done, artfully place the other foods across the board. Place them so that the different colored and shaped foods create a varied display. Group the fruits in piles, mixing it up with slices of bacon and bowls or syrup pitchers. Sprinkle the nuts across the board. Finally, enjoy!