Breakfast Charcuterie Ideas

If there’s one meal that seems ready made for a charcuterie board, it’s breakfast. Yes, we think of these boards as primarily for appetizers but think about it: that first meal of the day often features smaller sized servings of food. Rather than toss them on plates, why not try your hand at this new way of serving them.

breakfast charcuterie from overhead in light box vertical
Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

Our Breakfast Charcuterie Board

When Bill and I decided to make a breakfast charcuterie, it reminded me of days gone by when our daughters would have big sleepovers. In the morning we would put out a big spread for their friends to eat when they woke up. It would be bagels, pancakes, waffles, doughnuts and more.

Why didn’t we ever think of putting it together like this? Probably because they were little kids and they probably wouldn’t have appreciated the visual appeal of breakfast on a pretty wooden board or marble slab.

For this article, we stuck with store-bought breakfast staples. Taking this approach is definitely a money saver. The most time-consumer part of arranging our board was washing and cutting the fruit.

breakfast charcuterie from overhead with plates
Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

Items on Our Charcuterie Board

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breakfast charcuterie from overhead with plates

Breakfast Charcuterie

I love the idea of putting out a breakfast spread in this unique way — on a charcuterie board. You can pack it with fully homemade items from your own kitchen, such as mini muffins. Or you can go with store-bought baked goods. Or you can do a combination of both.
If you decide to add in pancakes and waffles, then don't forget to add in a small pitcher of syrup. Fresh blueberries and strawberries are a great topping for pancakes or on their own as a breakfast side.
Don't forget bacon or sausages. In our house, we'll go with a vegan or vegetarian version. They may not have originated with a pig but they sure taste like they did.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 1 pound grapes
  • 2 kiwi fruit
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 10 mini bagels
  • 1 box frozen mini waffles
  • 1 box frozen mini pancakes
  • 6 deviled eggs
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 1 red onion
  • 10 mini-muffins
  • 10 mini-paisteries
  • ½ pound cream cheese
  • 1 jar jam


Please note that nutrient values, if included with the recipe, are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability/substitution and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.

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