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Pancake Charcuterie Board

This Pancake Charcuterie board is a fun way to present breakfast for a crowd during a weekend morning.

It doesn’t only look beautiful and creative, but it’s a crowd pleaser and for the whole family, with so many options to chose from. You can use any of your favorite breakfast foods and make it your own.

Pancake Charcuterie Board

What is a Pancake platter or Pancake charcuterie board?

A pancake platter is a large serving board filled with pancakes, your favorite pancake toppings and any breakfast items you want to add. It’s the perfect breakfast for a Sunday brunch or any other celebration!

Although it looks difficult to make, it’s so easy you will be making it more than once! Just keep reading for all the expert tips on making the perfect charcuterie platter with this breakfast classic as the star of the show.

Ingredients you’ll need for this Breakfast Charcuterie board

  • Pancakes. You can use mini pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, Cinnamon brown sugar pancakes, my Ultimate Pancake Recipe, or your favorite pancake recipe. I used boxed pancake mix for this pancake platter.
  • Yogurt. You can use greek yogurt, or any flavored yogurt of your choice
  • Hazelnut spread. Any chocolate spread works. I have a delicious Nut free Spread Recipe or a Chocolate Almond butter recipe that you can also use.
  • Jam. I used store-bought strawberry jam, but you can use your favorite jam flavor or make your own; here’s a super simple, 3 ingredient Cranberry Jam Recipe
  • Granola. I made my own granola, from this Chocolate Hazelnut Granola recipe that has become a family favorite, but feel free to buy it
  • Maple syrup. Either maple syrup or honey (or both!)
  • Chocolate chips. You can use milk, dark or white chocolate chips
  • Fresh fruit. Fresh berries (blackberries, strawberries), mandarin oranges, grapes, apples or any seasonal fruit that you can get your hands on
  • Almonds. Any nuts to fill in those little gaps in your pancake board

Check the recipe card at the end of the post for the full recipe.

Pancake Charcuterie Board

How to make this breakfast board

Use any wooden board, large board or even a large cutting board to arrange all of your ingredients.

Step 1

First, start by placing the biggest items in your board. These will probably be the small bowls filled with the spreads, honey, yogurt, and nuts or chocolate chips.

I love starting with the biggest bowls since they are just a few and then arrange the pancakes around them.

Step 2

Then come the fluffy pancakes. Arrange them in an S shape around your ramekins, and try placing them in an orderly manner.

Take a look below for tips on how to make beautiful and delicious pancakes.

Step 3

Add the ingredients next in size; in this case, the grapes, since I placed them in bunches. You can arrange them in the biggest gaps and corners of your board.

Variety and change of color creates interest in your board, for this reason I used green grapes instead of purple ones, since I was also using blackberries, dark chocolate and the chocolate spread with darker tones.

Step 4

I then added the smaller ramekins and jars, arranged in the gaps left. Make sure to place a spoon for the jam, and a honey dipper or spoon for the maple syrup.

I used smaller sizes of bowls to create some diversity, as well as different colors and textures inside the bowls.

Step 5

Next came the apples. I sliced them really thin, and loved how the pattern looked. I placed them near the bowls with darker colors and in the smaller gaps in the corners.

Step 6

Strawberries, mandarins and blackberries came next. Make sure to cut a few slices of strawberries to break the pattern and create different sizes.

The same with mandarins; I placed a whole mandarin, then peeled the rest, adding different sized slices all around and packing them in small heaps around the board.

Step 7

Lastly came the smallest of them all: the almonds and nuts.

Use these to fill in the small gaps left. You can use more than 1 type for variety.

Expert tips for the perfect pancakes

  • Let your batter rest for at least 10 minutes. This will let the flour to absorb the liquid, resulting in lighter, fluffier pancakes.
  • Measure the pancake batter with a cookie scoop for equally sized pancakes. I used a 3 tablespoon cookie scoop, since my batter was somewhat thick, but use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop if your batter is thin. Pancakes should be around 3 inches in diameter.
  • Lightly grease your griddle with butter and cook your pancakes in medium heat. High heat will burn them and low heat could dry them up
  • Turn your pancakes when you see bubbles starting to pop on top of your pancake
Pancake Charcuterie Board

Substitutions and Add-ins for this brunch board

Feel free to use any of your favorite toppings for this board, and substitute any ingredient you don’t like.

  • Not a fan of pancakes? use french toast instead or waffles for a waffle charcuterie board
  • You can also add mini muffins along with the pancakes for more variety and options for your crowd. Here’s a mini Pumpkin Muffin recipe that tastes heavenly!
  • Peanut butter, almond butter or any nut butter of your choice
  • Add some protein. Breakfast sausage, crispy bacon, deli meats or any favorite breakfast meats
  • If you are more into savory than sweet, some hash browns in your board can add more variety of flavors.

How to store any leftover ingredients

Store any leftover fresh produce, dairy and perishable goods in an airtight container in the fridge.

You can store at room temperature, wrapped and away from any heat sources the chocolate, spreads and nuts.

Pancake Charcuterie Board

Take a look at this video of my pancake charcuterie board so you can see up close all of the amazing textures, colors and flavors I used!

Here’s a recipe of my easy Dessert Charcuterie board for more inspiration.

If you like this recipe, be sure to leave a comment and give it a star rating!

Pancake Charcuterie Board
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Pancake Charcuterie Board

This Pancake Charcuterie board is a fun way to present breakfast for a crowd during a weekend morning.
It doesn't only look beautiful and creative, but it's a crowd pleaser and for the whole family, with so many options to chose from.
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast charcuterie, breakfast charcuterie board, Maria Corcuera, pancake board, pancake charcuterie board, sweet fix baker
Servings: 6 people

Equipment

  • 1 wooden board
  • 6 ramekins and/or jars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup hazelnut spread
  • 1/2 Cup yogurt
  • 12 units 3 inch pancakes around 2 cups of pancake mix
  • 5 bunches grapes different sized bunches
  • 1/4 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 Cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 Cup granola
  • 1/2 Cup jam
  • 2 red apples thinly sliced
  • 4 units mandarin oranges
  • 1 Cup strawberries washed and dried
  • 1/2 Cup blackberries washed and dried
  • 1/2 Cup almonds

Instructions

  • First, start by placing the biggest items in your board. These will probably be the small bowls filled with the spreads, honey, yogurt, and nuts or chocolate chips.
    I love starting with the biggest bowls since they are just a few and then arrange the pancakes around them.
    1/2 Cup hazelnut spread, 1/2 Cup yogurt
  • Then come the fluffy pancakes. Arrange them in an S shape around your ramekins, and try placing them in an orderly manner.
    Take a look below for tips on how to make beautiful and delicious pancakes.
    12 units 3 inch pancakes
  • Add the ingredients next in size; in this case, the grapes, since I placed them in bunches. You can arrange them in the biggest gaps and corners of your board.
    Variety and change of color creates interest in your board, for this reason I used green grapes instead of purple ones, since I was also using blackberries, dark chocolate and the chocolate spread with darker tones.
    5 bunches grapes
  • I then added the smaller ramekins and jars, arranged in the gaps left. Make sure to place a spoon for the jam, and a honey dipper or spoon for the maple syrup.
    I used smaller sizes of bowls to create some diversity, as well as different colors and textures inside the bowls.
    1/4 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1/2 Cup pure maple syrup, 1/2 Cup granola, 1/2 Cup jam
  • Next came the apples. I sliced them really thin, and loved how the pattern looked. I placed them near the bowls with darker colors and in the smaller gaps in the corners.
    2 red apples
  • Strawberries, mandarins and blackberries came next. Make sure to cut a few slices of strawberries to break the pattern and create different sizes.
    The same with mandarins; I placed a whole mandarin, then peeled the rest, adding different sized slices all around and packing them in small heaps around the board.
    4 units mandarin oranges, 1 Cup strawberries, 1/2 Cup blackberries
  • Lastly came the smallest of them all: the almonds and nuts.
    Use these to fill in the small gaps left. You can use more than 1 type for variety.
    1/2 Cup almonds

Notes

Expert tips for the perfect pancakes

  • Let your batter rest for at least 10 minutes. This will let the flour to absorb the liquid, resulting in lighter, fluffier pancakes.
  • Measure the pancake batter with a cookie scoop for equally sized pancakes. I used a 3 tablespoon cookie scoop, since my batter was somewhat thick, but use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop if your batter is thin. Pancakes should be around 3 inches in diameter.
  • Lightly grease your griddle with butter and cook your pancakes in medium heat. High heat will burn them and low heat could dry them up
  • Turn your pancakes when you see bubbles starting to pop on top of your pancake

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