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Easter Breakfast Waffle Charcuterie Board

This waffle charcuterie board is a perfect, fun way to celebrate Easter morning with the whole family. With loads of delicious fresh fruit, pure maple syrup, and easter-themed toppings everyone will enjoy assembling their own breakfast!

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A waffle charcuterie board is a fun breakfast for a variety of special occasions! It’s perfect for a baby shower, mother’s day, and would be a huge hit on Christmas morning! This specific board was prepped for Easter morning and it has quickly become one of our breakfast favorites.

Ingredients to Create a Waffle Charcuterie Board:

You can use whatever ingredients and toppings sound delicious to you! My favorites are fresh fruit, Nutella, and of course a smothering of whipped cream. Here are some more ideas below!

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Belgian Waffles

belgian waffles

You can really use any waffles for this board. I LOVE to use mini waffles because they fit better on the board and allow for more custom serving sizes. You can also use store-bought waffles if you need a fast and easy fix! Personally, I love whipping up a quick batch of my favorite waffle recipe! THESE delicious waffles cook so well and are just slightly sweet- truly the perfect waffle! My kids love them. I simply cook them up the morning of, let them cool briefly on a wire rack, and then place the cooked waffles on my charcuterie board.

If you want a gluten-sensitive option consider THESE sourdough waffles OR for totally gluten Free check out THESE!

For this fun Easter-themed board, I used THIS waffle maker! I have a few of these mini waffle irons and at only $5-$10 a pop, I think they are worth it! 3 minutes will cook the waffles to a golden brown shade of perfection. The kids absolutely love the different waffle shapes and it’s a great way to make the day a little more festive.

waffle charcuterie board

Syrups

I always have an insane amount of pure maple syrup on hand and that is what I typically use but there are so many different syrup options that would be delicious!

A raspberry sauce syrup is delicious and blueberry syrup would also be fantastic!

I like to put my syrup in a gravy boat and place the gravy boat on my tray as an aesthetic accent.

Drizzles

In addition to syrup, you can add some more delicious flavors by adding various drizzles to the top of your waffles! I LOVE to thin out some peanut butter on the stove top til it’s super melty and drizzle that on.

Another favorite of mine is Vanilla Almond RX butter! It’s already the perfect drizzle consistency and the flavor is to die for.

The kids love Nutella and to be honest I could probably eat an entire jar in one sitting! I love to thin it out on the stovetop for a yummy drizzle everyone loves.

Schmears

Also known as compound butter, but in our home we call them schmears! There are so many delicious options for compound butter for waffles. My favorite is simply mixing maple syrup with soft butter to create a creamy and sweet topping!

You can also make everything bagel butter, or an apple jam butter for more variety!

I like to place my various schmears in small bowls to style on my breakfast tray.

Crispy Bacon or Sausage Links

If you like to have a bit of savory mixed in with your sweet OR you desperately want to get some protein in, consider adding bacon or sausage to your waffle charcuterie board. Not only is it delicious, but it also adds an extra element to the charcuterie board aesthetic.

Fresh Fruit

waffle charcuterie board

Probably the best part of a waffle breakfast board is the delicious, sweet fruit! I love adding this healthy ingredient to an otherwise sugary breakfast.

Plus, the bright colors of the fruit create such a beautiful charcuterie look!

Any type of fruit will be delicious, but I used strawberries, raspberries, and oranges for this board.

Simply wash up your fave fruits and slice them OR put them on the board whole like I did! You can also add sprigs of fresh herbs or greenery to create more dimension.

Favorite Toppings

easter candy bowls

Be creative and use whatever toppings you want! I opted for some reeses pieces eggs and a fun spring-themed trail mix! These options are a bit on the sugary side so if you want healthier options, sub out with granola, nuts, and of course even more fresh fruit!

I also love to have a big ole’ dollop of whipped cream on my waffles for the finishing touch.

waffle charcuterie board

How to Assemble a Beautiful Waffle Charcuterie Board:

  1. The first thing you want to do is choose a large charcuterie board, cutting board, tray, or platter! I love using a huge board that has sides so my toppings don’t fall off. I’ve linked some of my top charcuterie board picks below!
  2. Make your waffles! I linked my fave waffle recipe here. If you bought store-bought waffles, toast them up right before you’re ready to assemble your board.
  3. Mix up your schmears. You can easily make these the night before if you plan to have a few different types!
  4. Wash all your fruit and cut as desired.
  5. Warm your syrups if desired and make sure your drizzles are the right warmth and consistency
  6. If I have large carafes of ingredients like syrup or Nutella that I plan to put on the board, I add those first and then style the waffles around them!
  7. Once my waffles and large bowls/carafes are in place I fill in the rest of the board with fresh fruit and meat.
  8. Fill any empty spots with your favorite toppings like chocolate chips, whipped cream or granola.
  9. Enjoy your fun Easter waffle charcuterie board!

Shop My Favorite Charcuterie Boards:

Waffle Charcuterie Board

Create your own beautiful waffle charcuterie board with delicious ingredients for the whole family!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: waffle charcuterie board
Servings: 6 people
Author: Cassiej

Ingredients

  • 15 Waffles
  • 1-2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 cups Raspberries
  • 3 cups Strawberries
  • 5 TBSP Nutella
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 can whipped cream
  • 1 pack bacon
  • 1 pack sausage links
  • Various Toppings (granola, m&m's, reeses pieces)
  • 2 tbsp compound butter

Instructions

  • The first thing you want to do is choose a large charcuterie board, cutting board, tray, or platter!
  • Make your waffles! I linked my fave waffle recipe here. If you bought store-bought waffles, toast them up right before you're ready to assemble your board.
  • Mix up compoud butters. You can easily make these the night before if you plan to have a few different types!
  • Wash all your fruit and cut as desired.
  • Warm syrups if desired and make sure drizzles are the right warmth and consistency
  • Arrange large carafes of ingredients like syrup or Nutella first and then style the waffles around them!
  • Once waffles and large bowls/carafes are in place fill in the rest of the board with fresh fruit and meat.
  • Fill any empty spots with toppings like chocolate chips, whipped cream or granola.
  • Enjoy your fun Easter waffle charcuterie board!

FAQ’s, Tips and Tricks:

Can you serve waffles cold?

You can, but in my opinion, these waffles are SO much better warmed up/fresh off the hot waffle iron!

How do you keep waffles warm on a waffle bar?

There are a few different ways to do this, but personally, I love to keep the extra waffles on a tray in the oven (on warm) and refill the tray as needed!

What is traditionally on a charcuterie board?

Charcuterie boards are traditionally meat, cheese, bread, crackers, fruit, jam, jelly, and pickled veggies. This waffle board is a fun twist on the traditional charcuterie board.

What are 5 tips to making a charcuterie board?

  1. Use a large board so you have plenty of room to style!
  2. Place parchment paper on the bottom of the board for easier cleanup.
  3. Arrange your waffles in a curved or S shape to create an elevated look.
  4. Pick a variety of fruit with DIFFERENT colors to create more dimension
  5. Don’t skimp on the extra toppings!

What is the 3 3 3 3 rule for charcuterie board?

The 3 3 3 3 rule is a guideline to make sure you have the right amount of ingredients for your charcuterie board! It refers to 3 meats, 3 cheeses, 3 starches and 3 accompaniments (jams, honey, schmears). This rule helps your board look elevated while also ensuring plenty of variety for your guests!

Is it okay to make a charcuterie board the night before?

Some parts of this charcuterie board can be made the night before. The waffles can be cooked up the night before and then warmed in the oven the next day. the fruit can be washed and chopped. The schmear and syrups can be prepped the night before also. I recommend assembling the actual board the morning of, but it is SO fast and easy if all your ingredients are pre-prepped!

Happy Easter & Enjoy!

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