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Holiday Breakfast Charcuterie Board

This Holiday Breakfast Charcuterie Board is going to transform your weekend breakfast with the family. Fully of tasty treats and fruit it is easy to assemble and looks appetizing. 

When it comes to looking for different breakfast ideas we can often find that we are eating the same things day in and day out. Sometimes you just want something simple, especially if you are in a rush during the week but weekends give you the chance to enjoy a slower pace.

This is a great way to present breakfast to the table and everyone will love it. Traditionally, charcuterie boards are usually reserved for cheese boards or something savory. But we have collated some excellent breakfast board ideas to give you some inspiration.

The truth is, you will get a lot of enjoyment from assembling the charcuterie board just as much as you will from eating from it. It is such a simple concept but super effective and you can be flexible with what you add to it.

We have shared some breakfast charcuterie board ideas below but you can swap some of the ingredients or omit some of them if they don’t suit your needs. (You notice the wrapped up truffles in the picture, these were for our friends without allergies as we couldn’t find gluten and dairy free ones we liked. Since they’re in the packaging still, we left them on the board. But, you can certainly move them somewhere else if you aren’t comfortable doing that.)

Here is everything you need to know about a dairy-free and gluten-free holiday breakfast charcuterie board. 

If you really love the idea of a charcuterie board then you must try the Dessert Charcuterie Board. Full of lots of sweet treats and tasty desserts you can easily adapt it to make it your own. 

A holiday breakfast charcuterie gf df board.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Breakfast Charcuterie Board

  • A simple concept that everyone will love – Lots of interesting ingredients make up this fun breakfast
  • All gluten-free and dairy free – you can make some of your own additions or buy what you need to in the grocery store.  We try to provide as many homemade options as possible as we know buying at the store can be pricey, incovenient, or difficult depending on where you live.
  • Kid-friendly – They will love picking and choosing what they want to eat and try. Plus, the presentation is always a hit!

Ingredients Needed

  • Waffles – use our cinnamon swirl waffles recipe for the best gluten and dairy free waffles! 
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit

Toppings

  • Gluten-free and Dairy free Caramel – our own dairy free caramel recipe is coming soon, but until then, we like this brand that’s safe.
  • Dairy-free Chocolate Fudge Sauce -we like to use this brand of chocolate sauce. It’s organic, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and more!

Meat

  • Bacon stripsApplegate is a great brand to try as it is gluten and dairy free. The Sunday Brunch variety is our favorite, being gluten, dairy and casein free.
  • Breakfast sausage – We like using Mulay’s Breakfast Sausage because it’s certified gluten free, soy free, dairy free, and no MSG but you can use whatever brand you know, like, and trust.

Baked Goods

Garnishes

  • Christmas Sprinkles – our favorite gluten and dairy-free brands are Sweets Indeed and Supernatural. The Supernatural sprinkles allergen statement is here. If you need a third option, these safe holiday sprinkles are good too.
  • Cinnamon Sticks– we love using this brand.
  • Peppermint Sticks– we like Bob’s Candy Sticks. They work only with reputable companies to ensure there’s no gluten (or dairy) in their ingredients.
  • Dairy-free truffles (optional)– we have a hard time finding brands we like that are both gluten and dairy free. That’s why this is optional if you have ones you like to use or not. Or, if you can have either of those ingredients, you can find one easier.
  • Red & Green No Whey Chocolate bites – we use these in place of traditional M&M’s. If we can’t find a specific color set, we will buy the mixed variety and pick out the colors that we are looking for. We know the rest won’t go to waste because our family is obsessed with them! If you have a really sharp eye, you may notice M&M’s in the photos- we know they aren’t dairy free. We always trade them out for No Whey Chocolate Bites- the person who this board was actually intended for is only gluten free- but it was too beautiful not to share and suggest our swaps to make this dairy free too! We hope you understand!
A gluten and dairy free breakfast board with christmast garland.

Helpful Tools

Large Serving Platter

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  • Large Capacity: 19” x 12” rectangle sizing makes the tray large enough to carry bowl and plate sets efficiently. Also, the nesting 2-set design is good for storage.

Small bowls or containers

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  • More Reliable - Specially enhanced design for the curved opening of dip bowls set an outer wall, using reinforced third-grade porcelain can be made more durable through three strict crash tests, so the chip and dip serving set will not easily cause defects, and can generally be used for more than 10 years. The natural white color makes the ramekins more outstanding.small bowls for Holiday Party supplies

How To Make The Breakfast Charcuterie Board

  1. First of all, you will want to gather up all of your ingredients. Take time to make the ones that you haven’t managed to buy in the store. Start with a large board, preferably using one with edges. This will become your holiday breakfast charcuterie board. 
  2. Take your empty serving bowls and place them on to the board. You can fill those bowls with your caramel and fudge sauces for dipping. 
  3. Add the largest items first to your board, such as your waffles. You will want to group some of them up and then place them at different parts of the board so that they don’t dominate one area. 
  4. Then add the next largest items, mini muffins, and mini cinnamon rolls. Again group a few together and spread them out to mix things up. 
  5. Now add another section of your meat side items or your hot foods such as the crispy bacon and sausage. You will want to keep these together in a corner or section of the board so that they don’t mix too much with the other ingredients. 
  6. Add fruit onto the board and then add the garnishes. The purpose of the fresh fruit and the garnishes is to fill the holes and gaps but also to add pops of color to make this easy charcuterie board look visually appealing. Group some of them together and then space them out spreading them across the board. 
  7. Enjoy your breakfast charcuterie board. 
A collage of images showing how to make a Holiday Breakfast Board.

Recipe Variations

Want to make this more savory? You could add other breakfast items to the charcuterie board. Hard-boiled eggs, gluten and dairy free toast, dairy and gluten free mini bagels, fresh herbs to garnish, and even tomatoes will all make great savory additions to the breakfast charcuterie board. 

What else can I add to the holiday breakfast charcuterie board? You could add gluten and dairy-free cakes to the board, mini gluten and dairy free pancakes, allergen friendly French toast, or things like avocado toast, as well as other fruits like apples and bananas.

This board can be flexible to suit your tastebuds and what your family enjoys eating. Don’t forget to include all of your favorite breakfast items.

Make an elf breakfast charcuterie board? We all know an elf breakfast is all about the sweet stuff, so why not make an elf breakfast version as a theme? Don’t forget the side of maple syrup and dairy-free chocolate chips for this one.

Let’s get boujee. Why not add edible flowers a wonderful way to present some of the tasty things and your brunch classics on this delicious charcuterie board? Perfect as a snap for social media. 

Tips & Tricks

  • Make the muffins and waffles a day before you plan on making this breakfast charcuterie board. This gives you plenty of time to allow the muffins and waffles to cook and cool and cuts down on prep time.
  • Try and keep the bacon and sausage elements together in one section of the board. This is so it doesn’t mix too much with the other ingredients.
  • Always remove excess grease from your sausage and bacon before placing them on the board and be aware of what you’re placing them next to so they don’t risk getting anything soggy. If this is a problem for you, place them on a serving plate on the board.  
  • Add a piece of parchment paper or wax paper to your chosen board to keep it clean and save on any mess. 
  • Who says you need to have this first thing in the morning? This idea will make a great brunch board or even a breakfast for dinner kind of recipe!
Close up of a breakfast board for the holidays.

Storage

You can make up a charcuterie board a few hours before and then store in the refrigerator until you are ready to enjoy it. Any leftovers from the charcuterie board can be stored separately in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoyed separately or together another day. 

Waffles and muffins will last 3-5 days when baked from scratch. You should check the dates for any fruit you use. Meat should be eaten within 2 days of preparation. 

If storing this in the fridge prior to serving, some elements may need to be reheated before enjoying them.

FAQ

How long can a breakfast charcuterie board be left out for?

This is really down to what you think is best but to make a conservative approximation but the general rule of thumb would be 1-2 hours. Most of the elements are sweet and fine to eat at room temperature.

When should I make the breakfast charcuterie board?

This is a special breakfast and is ideal for mother’s day where you include all of her favorite breakfast foods. It is also ideal for Christmas morning, as well as other special occasions like birthdays throughout the year.

Think Mother’s Day, Easter, Valentine’s Day and more!

A spread of gluten and dairy free breakfast items on a charcuterie board.

Other Breakfast recipes  

  • Breakfast Burritos – These versatile breakfast burritos are the perfect meal prep recipe. They are super easy to customize and full of so much flavor.
  • Sweet Potato Hash –  Get ready to enjoy a delicious one-pot breakfast recipe that is amazing. This Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash is easy to make and uses all the best, filling breakfast ingredients, like sweet potatoes, apple, onion, bell peppers, and everyone’s favorite, bacon!
  • Raspberry Bars – A slightly chewy buttery, and brown sugar oatmeal crumble with a sweet raspberry layer makes for the yummiest Raspberry Bars. 

Holiday Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Looking for a fun way to serve breakast this holiday season? Make this fun Holiday Breakfast Charcuterie Board!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast Charcuterie Board
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Victoria

Ingredients

  • 6 Gluten and Dairy Free Waffles see recipe instructions and suggestions in post

Fruit

  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1 cup Blackberries
  • 1 ⁄2 cup Raspberries
  • 2 Oranges sliced
  • 1 Grapefruit sliced

Toppings

  • 1 cup dairy free Caramel see suggestions in post
  • 1 cup dairy free Fudge see suggestions in post

Meat

  • 6-7 gluten free Bacon strips see suggestions in post
  • 6-7 gf and df Breakfast sausage links see suggestions in post

Baked Goods

  • 4-5 gf df Mini muffins Chocolate Chip, see suggestions in post
  • 4-5 gf df Mini muffins Blueberry, see suggestions in post,
  • 4-5 gf df Mini muffins Banana oatmeal muffins, see suggestions in post
  • 6-7 gf df Mini Cinnamon rolls see recipe suggestions in post

Garnishes

  • ¼ cup Christmas Sprinkles see suggestions in post
  • 4-5 Cinnamon Sticks suggestions in post
  • 4-5 Peppermint Sticks suggestions in post
  • 8-10 dairy free Truffles suggestions in post
  • ¼ cup Red & Green Choco no-nos

Instructions

  • First of all, you will want to gather up all of your ingredients. Take time to make the ones that you haven’t managed to buy in the store. Start with a large board, preferably using one with edges. This will become your holiday breakfast charcuterie board.
  • Take your empty serving bowls and place them on to the board. You can fill those bowls with your caramel and fudge sauces for dipping.
  • Add the largest items first to your board, such as your waffles. You will want to group some of them up and then place them at different parts of the board so that they don’t dominate one area.
  • Then add the next largest items, mini muffins, and mini cinnamon rolls. Again group a few together and spread them out to mix things up.
  • Now add another section of your meat side items or your hot foods such as the crispy bacon and sausage. You will want to keep these together in a corner or section of the board so that they don’t mix too much with the other ingredients.
  • Add fruit onto the board and then add the garnishes. The purpose of the fresh fruit and the garnishes is to fill the holes and gaps but also to add pops of color to make this easy charcuterie board look visually appealing. Group some of them together and then space them out spreading them across the board.
  • Enjoy your breakfast charcuterie board.

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