These charcuterie brunch board ideas are perfect for serving up a healthy holiday breakfast or brunch! Set your table with a beautiful tray filled with protein-rich eggs, meats, cheeses, healthy fats, and wholesome gluten-free grains. To round out the nutrition, include an assortment of antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies, too.
Put one, or all four of these brunch charcuterie boards onto your holiday table. They are the key to unlocking a fun, delicious, and nutritious holiday celebration with family and friends!
What Is a Brunch Charcuterie Board?
A brunch charcuterie board is exactly what it sounds like! Think of a standard charcuterie board complete with sweet and savory finger foods. However, unlike your average bbq graze board or Thanksgiving charcuterie board, a brunch charcuterie board is comprised of nothing but the best breakfast foods!
What Items Go On a Brunch Charcuterie Board?
However, when you’re serving a brunch charcuterie board, you will likely want to include meats and cheeses, but also things such as:
- Waffles and silver dollar pancakes (ours are always gluten-free)
- Gluten-Free or grain-free granola
- Fresh fruit
- Yogurt and/or hummus
You want to be sure to include things that are not just easy to prep, but ALSO easy for fingers to hang on to. Not only does this allow for easy grazing, but it also prevents messes from being made. After all, we don’t know of anyone who likes to remove blueberry compote stains from upholstery!
How Do You Set Up a Brunch or Breakfast Charcuterie Board?
The perfect brunch charcuterie board can be assembled in a matter of minutes! Here’s what to do:
- Arrange the Largest Items. Place bowls, dishes, and large items on the board first, spacing them out significantly.
- Add the Larger Foods. Arrange the largest food items like meat, cheese, waffles, and pancakes around what’s already on the board.
- Fill In. Wedge any smaller items in the remaining empty spots, and sprinkle extra garnishes on top.
Tips for Success
One of the best things about creating a brunch charcuterie board is that there’s not really a right or wrong way to do it. However, we do have a few tips to ensure yours turns out beautiful every time!
- Break Up Textures. Try to incorporate a wide variety of sizes and textures, and don’t clump them all together. Instead, alternate them to create more visual appeal for the eye. For example, arrange waffles around a bowl of syrup and fill in the gaps with a bright, textured item like berries.
- Use Different Colors. There’s nothing more boring than a bland, brown brunch charcuterie board! Incorporate lots of colors from fruits, veggies, produce, jams, and whatever you have on hand.
- Decorate. Don’t be afraid to decorate the edges of your board as well as any sparse spots. Use small foods like berries, chocolate chips, and nuts. Or, decorate your board with linens, pretty napkins, and even edible flowers!
4 Healthy Ideas for Brunch and Breakfast Charcuterie Boards
Feel free to create your own brunch charcuterie board from scratch! However, if you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got you covered with 4 ideas below. Choose your favorite, or make them all for a show-stopping breakfast spread!
- Creamed scrambled eggs with heavy whipping cream or dairy free cream mixed in. All you need to do is bake the eggs in a casserole dish for 10 minutes before serving.
- Gouda cheese
- Avocado toast with tzatziki yogurt sauce
- Prosciutto or sliced ham and cherry tomatoes
- Fresh basil – This compliments the other flavors on the board, clears your palate, and it has great nutritional value, too!
- Coffee – My choice is, hands down, a dairy-free espresso con panna
- Gouda and soft Brie cheeses
- Yogurt with honey and granola
- Soft boiled eggs – Soft boil the eggs in water for 5 ½ minutes. Then, move to an ice water bath for 15 minutes before peeling.
- Berries and figs
- Candied oranges
- Oatmeal bites or gluten-free breakfast cookies
- Orange juice
- Toasted gluten-free waffles or coconut flour pancakes with breakfast sausage links, maple syrup, and honey butter
- Kiwi fruit and pomegranate arils
- Lattes – I love this orange turmeric tea latte
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Whole grain gluten-free multiseed homemade healthy crackers
- Chocolate-covered or honey-glazed nuts
- White Cheddar cheese
- Cream cheese and apples
How to Prep Ahead
These brunch charcuterie boards are best served right away while everything is still fresh. However, if you want to prepare in advance, you can store individual items in separate airtight containers in the fridge for 1-2 days. Then, assemble your board right before you’re ready to serve!
Or, create your board, and carefully cover it with saran wrap. Store it in the fridge for up to 1 day.
More Gluten-Free Brunch Recipes
Looking for more ideas to add to your brunch charcuterie board? Try out some of the options below!
- Mini Fritatta Egg Muffins
- Baked Oatmeal Cups (3 Ways)
- Baked Vegan Donut (3 Ways)
- Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls (Vegan Option)