How to Build a Breakfast Board

Thursday 30 December 2021

How to Build a Breakfast Board 

I thought it would be fun today to talk about how to build a breakfast board.  This is something you might want to do for your family on special occasions, holidays, etc.  

Its something which is fabulous when you have company or even children's sleepovers.  Easy and quick to make they always go down really well. 

You can do most of the prep ahead of time, simply reheating things and putting them onto the board at the last minute, ready for people to help themselves! 

How to Build a Breakfast Board 

They are meant to be fun. They are meant to be delicious. They are meant to be simple, quick and easy to make.

As you can see from looking at mine I have included a breakfast assortment here.  There are pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, and an assortment of berries.

I have included a small jug of pure maple syrup and you could also add a pot of whipped butter which would be nice.  People also love croissants.

All you need on the side perhaps is a pot of hot coffee for the adults and a jug of fresh orange juice for everyone to enjoy!  

How to Build a Breakfast Board 

Today I made Cheesy Scrambled Eggs.  I used this recipe from my archives for Scrambled Eggs with Cheese and Chives.   Today I left out the chives because I didn't have any.

Nothing says home sweet home more than a plate of scrambled eggs.  They are so easy to make as well and you can easily keep them warm in a low oven if need be.

They are also something which can be thrown together at the last minute just before you go to serve your board.

Cookies N' Cream Waffles 

I baked some Cookies N' Cream Waffles using my mini heart waffle baker.  These tasty waffles have chocolate cookie bits scattered throughout and are delicious, with the perfect balance of crunch and fluff!

You can find the recipe for these delicious waffles below. These are something you can make well ahead of time, simply reheating them in the oven just prior to laying out your breakfast board! 

Cookies N' Cream Waffles


These tasty waffles are studded with crunchy cookie bits! I baked them in my mini heart shaped waffle iron.  The recipe makes 6 to 8 single hearts.

  • 6 cream filled chocolate cookies, pulverized
  • 1 cup (140g) all purpose plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 TBS white sugar
  • 1 large free range egg
  • 1 cup (240ml) whole milk 
Simply whisk together all the dry ingredients. Then whisk together the wet, adding them to the dry and combining both  until no dry clumps remain.  Bake as per the instructions for your waffle maker.

How to Build a Breakfast Board

You want to include an assortment of fruit for your breakfast board. This can be any fruit you like, cut into bite sized pieces. 

Today I chose to use an assortment of halved large strawberries, fresh blueberries and fresh blackberries.

Sliced apple is also nice, as are sliced pears, peaches, quartered figs, plums, etc.  Bananas and pineapple are also nice. Do note that some fruits will need to be brushed with lemon juice to keep from turning brown.

How to Build a Breakfast Board 

Some kind of protein is a must.  Bacon and breakfast sausage are the usual choice, but you might want to go with sliced cold meats.  You know what your family will enjoy.

You can cook the sausages and the bacon ahead of time and keep them warm in a low oven while you cook other things. You can even cook them the night before and warm them up in the morning.

I used Maple Breakfast sausage and old fashioned thick bacon. Both worked very well. 

Silver Dollar Pancakes 

Pancakes always go down a real treat on a breakfast board.  My children always loved pancakes and I can't think of too many people that wouldn't!  

You do want to keep them smaller in size however as there are a lot of options on the breakfast board to choose from.

I chose to make my Silver Dollar Pancakes.   The recipe makes pancakes that are roughly the size of a silver dollar.

You can also make these well ahead of time and reheat in a low oven.  These are soft and tender and fluffy inside, with just a tiny bit of crunch and wholesomeness from the small addition of cornmeal.

How to Build a Breakfast Board

Another thing I added which was really nice were breakfast potatoes.  Most people enjoy hash browns or pan fries with their breakfasts.

You can either do them from scratch or use some of the wonderful frozen options that are available these days.

That is what I did. I used these mini potato pancake hash browns.  They were really nice and were just the right size for the board.

You could also use Tater Tots, hash brown wedges or even hash brown patties.  All work very well. 

How to Build a Breakfast Board 

The important thing is to have fun with it. Its not meant to be a stressful exercise, but something that is not only fun to put together but something which is fun to eat.

It should be appealing to the eye and to the palate!  If you pop everything piping hot onto the breakfast board and call your family to attend pronto, there is no reason why it cannot be enjoyed while things are still nice and warm.

How to Build a Breakfast Board

Using heated plates also help to keep the breakfast warm. Just be sure to warn your family and guests that the plates are warm! 

As you can see everything fits really nicely onto a sandwich sized plate.  A drizzle of maple syrup, a squirt of tomato sauce, some salt and pepper and I was ready to tuck in!

Fun and delicious!!  The world really is your oyster when it comes to something like this.  Just choose the things you family enjoys and go with the flow!  

You could even cut up dinner rolls  or croissants to make small sized French Toasts!  Or make Cinnamon  French Toast Batons!  The important thing is to have fun! 

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  1. What time is breakfast, Marie? I'll be there! Everything looks so good. This would be lovely served for breakfast New Year's day. It would also be perfect for a "breakfast for dinner" menu. Love and hugs, Elaine

    1. LOL Elaine, now that would be a real treat if we got to sit down together and enjoy breakfast! I love the idea of having this for dinner as well! Happy New Year! Love and hugs, xoxo

  2. That looks fun, pretty and tasty! I think anyone would be thrilled to dine at your breakfast table! Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks Jeanie! I wish I did have someone to sit down with! Maybe one day! Happy New Year! xoxo


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