Wanting to switch things up for breakfast? This breakfast board, also known as a breakfast charcuterie board or breakfast platter, is the perfect way to win everyone over before you get the day started. In just a few simple steps I’m teaching you how easy it is to assemble a board in under 30 minutes. This post is sponsored by Cricut. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
What is a breakfast board?
A breakfast board is exactly what it sounds like, a board filled with delicious breakfast foods that your family will enjoy. Think of it as a charcuterie board but instead of being filled with meats and cheeses, it is a board with an assortment of breakfast and brunch foods. Your breakfast board can be themed around one specific breakfast food like waffles or fluffy pancakes, or it can be a variety of different foods that your family loves.
A few reasons my family loves them:
The very first time I made a breakfast board my kids were so confused by the concept. Typically I make traditional breakfast dishes and serve everyone individually. I started making breakfast grazing boards because it takes the stress out of breakfast for us. Sometimes my kids want so many different things for breakfast that it’s hard to keep up with them. Making a breakfast board allows my kids to graze without having to pick 1 or 2 single dishes that they want for breakfast. I can incorporate small portions of different food groups to make sure they’re getting enough energy to start the day.
Not only is a breakfast board an easy solution to starting the day but it’s fun for the kids as well. They’re bright and colorful, and a perfect way to introduce them to new foods.
Breakfast Board DIY Tutorial
Making a breakfast board with the new Cricut Explore 3 is so easy! I love that I’m able to use smart materials like the Permanent Smart Vinyl and make faster cuts with the Explore 3. If you don’t have an Explore 3 you can definitely use a Maker 3 or a Cricut Joy for this project.
- Cricut Explore 3
- Cricut Design Space – get the design file here (highly recommend premium access membership for access to more designs)
- Permanent Smart Vinyl – I used light pink
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Cricut Weeding Tool
- Cricut XL Scraper
- Cutting board (here’s a few options I love: 1, 2, 3, 4)
- First start by selecting your design in Cricut Design Space. I linked the file that I used above.
- Once you’ve got your design selected and sized according to the cutting board you’ll be using, select “make it” in Design Space.
- Select your material. I used Light Pink Permanent Smart Vinyl but you can choose any color you desire. Just be sure to use the Permanent Smart Vinyl so that your design will withstand the food and any dishwashing. (You can use removable vinyl if you plan on switching out your design from time to time).
- Watch your Cricut Explore 3 cut your design in minutes!
- Once the design is cut, weed the vinyl using your weeding tool.
- Apply the transfer tape over the top of the weeded vinyl.
- Once the vinyl is adhered to the transfer tape, lay the transfer tape onto the board. Use the scraper to firmly apply the vinyl to the board.
Breakfast Board Ideas and Tips for Building Your Own Breakfast Board
Creating a grazing board is simple as ever. One of the things I love the most about making them is that there are no rules. I can include different ingredients every single time and my kids would love it.
Keep it simple
When you’re making your board, keep it simple. You want to make sure that your board isn’t too big. You don’t want any of the food to go to waste so keep it simple and small with just enough food to fill your family.
Stick to 2-3 main foods as your base
Pancakes and waffles are my go to!
Prep your toppings and cold dishes first
When you’re creating your board you want to make sure that your topping and cold dishes are made first. You can keep these cold in the refrigerator while you’re prepping any hot items.
Use small bowls to add dimension
Bowls can be used as a part of your board for things like toppings and sauces. I love to add things like syrup, chocolate chips and nutella into bowls and place them on the board. They make the perfect toppings if we’re having pancakes or waffles.
Make your hot dishes last
Save your hot dishes for last. The last thing that you want is to serve cold pancakes and waffles on your dish.
Share some of your favorite breakfast board ideas below!