Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes we miss out on well-balanced, tasty breakfasts due to our busy schedules. However, on the weekend, you should treat yourself to an excellent breakfast full of sweet and savory flavors with a side of champagne with a splash of orange juice.
Make your breakfast or brunch experience exciting by creating a breakfast board. Use these tips for building the perfect breakfast board when you’re in the mood for luxurious dining in the comfort of your home.
Choose the Perfect Board(s)
The board is your canvas for your masterpiece. Decide on whether you want to use one big wooden board or multiple smaller boards, and go from there. Try not to stress over it too much; allow your creative juices to help you create your breakfast board!
Add Foods With Varying Textures
Having a variety of textures on your board is aesthetically pleasing and great for your palate. Start building your board by placing small bowls of fruit, and then follow with the more significant foods, such as waffles, french toast, or pancakes. Think about color, shape, and texture when you’re deciding on the food’s placement. Place items of similar sizes and colors further apart, and reserve smaller, more neutral-colored items for filling in empty spaces.
For example, suppose you’re creating a waffle breakfast board. In that case, adorn your board with foods with smooth, creamy textures, such as whipped cream, peanut butter, or Nutella, strategically placing them apart from similar-colored or -textured foods to allow the eyes to dance.
Create a Board With Lots of Color
When you’re putting together your breakfast board, add items with bright, attractive colors. To allow the eyes to travel across the entirety of the board, don’t place foods of the same color right next to each other.
Include a Variety of Sweet & Savory Options
If you were putting together a traditional breakfast or brunch, you would incorporate sweet and savory options such as pancakes, waffles, bacon, and sausage. The same concept applies to breakfast boards, except lighter options such as deviled eggs, fruit, and spreads pair better with boards. Having a variety of sweet and savory options is the key to building the perfect breakfast board. You want to have a nice number of options for you and your guests to enjoy on a lovely Saturday morning.
Perfect Breakfast Board Ideas
If all this breakfast board talk has gotten you hungry and inspired, here are a few ideas to try!
Smoked Salmon Bagel Board
Adorn your breakfast board with thinly sliced smoked salmon and toppings for a delicious smoked salmon board. Keeping everything thinly sliced allows all the items to stack easily on your bagel.
Steak & Eggs Brunch Board
If you love steak and eggs for breakfast, then try creating a steak and eggs brunch board. Starting your day with steak has many benefits besides being kind to your taste buds. Fill your board with thinly sliced steak, eggs, hashbrowns, and tomatoes for a delicious way to kick-start your weekend.
Breakfast Cheese Board
If you love a good cheese board, create a breakfast version! Add breakfast cheeses such as Brie or cottage cheese with toast, boiled eggs, bacon, and sweet spreads to create a perfectly balanced bite.
Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.