Make breakfast, brunch or brinner grand with an awesome build-your-own breakfast board. Pancakes, waffles, biscuits, bagels and more, oh my! There’s so much inspiration you can get from this round-up of fun and yummy breakfast boards for your next family breakfast or brunch with friends!
Build-your-own breakfast boards are the best, especially when there are a lot of different options that would make everyone happy! Each person gets to build their own plate or drink just the way they like it. I hope you take great inspiration from these breakfast boards and use it to build a board that you and your loved ones would really enjoy. Use foods that you eat often for breakfast/brunch; toppings that are a must for your pancakes, waffles, toast or biscuits; and mix-ins that are essential for your perfect drink. Build your board small to feed just a few or big to feed a crowd. The beauty is that you can use whatever you want and it’s sure to be enjoyed by all!
In this round-up, you’ll find so much inspiration to create your own breakfast boards as well as in my Beautiful Boards Cookbook, which has an entire section dedicated to breakfast boards!
You can shop my wood boards at BoardsByTheBakerMama.com. We offer a full line of beautiful handcrafted boards, made by my Dad, in different shapes, sizes and features. You can also browse my favorite board building accessories on my favorites page. Happy board building!
Pancake Boards are a favorite of ours and are in regular rotation for our weekly meals whether it be breakfast on the weekends or brinner (aka breakfast for dinner) during the week. They are such a creative way to serve a meal and so much fun to enjoy together! We’re talking classic buttermilk pancakes with butter and maple syrup as well as the option to top your own pancakes with a variety of fresh fruits, spreads and maybe even some chocolate chips. Along with some perfectly baked bacon and soft scrambled eggs, it’s a meal that’s sure to excite and please!
Since we have these pancake boards so often, we like to switch it up with different kinds of pancakes. Some of our favorites are Classic Buttermilk Pancakes, 5-Ingredient Flourless Protein Pancakes, Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes or one of the many delicious pancake recipes I have here on my blog. Pancake party!
Be sure to check out my Pancake Board post to see how I prepare our boards so that the warm foods, like the pancakes, bacon and eggs, are all warm when we’re ready to serve and enjoy the board.
Here is the gorgeous Pancake Board from my Beautiful Boards Cookbook…
Build-Your-Own Waffle Board
Waffle Boards are another family favorite! Made with Classic Crispy Waffles or Blueberry Cake Waffles these build-your-own waffle boards are always a breakfast, brunch or brinner winner!
A Build-Your-Own Waffle Board with all the toppings to choose from is a fabulous and fun way to serve waffles that are sure to satisfy everyone! Be sure to check out my Build-Your-Own Waffle Board blog post to see how I prepare our boards so that the warm foods, like the waffles, bacon and eggs, are all warm when we’re ready to eat the board.
We love mixing up our boards each time we make them with different toppings and sides. One of our favorites is this Chicken & Waffles Board with classic crispy waffles, crispy baked chicken tenders, sunny-side-up eggs and baked bacon. It’s truly one of our absolute favorite meals to enjoy together as a family.
Waffles are to Wednesdays what Tacos are to Tuesdays around our house! Oh how we love a good Build-Your-Own Waffle Board for brinner on a Wednesday night.
Cutting the waffles in half on this Waffle Board gives everyone the option to try a few different topping combos rather than committing to just one waffle creation. It‘s always a huge hit!
French Toast Board
Elevate your weekend breakfast with a fabulous French Toast Board that the whole family will enjoy!
A Bagel Board is the ultimate brunch experience. It’s so simple to put together (no cooking required!) and everyone loves bagels! It has everything from a plain bagel and plain cream cheese, to an everything bagel that is oh so tasty with herbed cream cheese, sliced tomato, smoked salmon, capers and a squeeze of lemon, to a chocolate chip bagel with peanut butter, banana and bacon. Oh my yum! Really the combinations are endless.
Top-Your-Own Toast Board
A Top-Your-Own Toast Board is a great way to enjoy a weekend breakfast or a weekday brinner. Everyone gets to top their toast just the way they like it with a delicious selection of savory and sweet toppings. Be sure to read my Top-Your-Own Toast Board post where I share all of the secrets to keeping everything warm until it’s ready to be served!
Top-Your-Own Oatmeal Board
This Top-Your-Own Oatmeal Board takes wholesome oatmeal and adds an array of delicious toppings for a creative, customized breakfast everyone will love.
Check out my Top-Your-Own Oatmeal Board post for some killer combos you just have to taste. Try Apple Pie in the Sky, The Berry Nutty Professor, The Sweetheart and more! It’s creative, delicious, and good for you!
Build-Your-Own Breakfast Taco Board
For the love of tacos, it’s a Build-Your-Own BREAKFAST Taco Board with a tasty variety of toppings for everyone to build their own tacos with. Taco ’bout a fun and yummy way to start the day!
Fix-Your-Own Biscuit Board
Everything is better on a biscuit, right?! A breakfast board filled with warm, fresh from the oven biscuits, bacon, sausage, gravy, fresh fruits, and a variety of fixins like butter, jams, honey and more, is a breakfast dream come true! Be sure to read my Fix-Your-Own Biscuit Board post to see how I prepare our boards so that the warm foods, like the biscuits, meats and eggs, are all warm when we’re ready to serve and enjoy the board. Buttermilk biscuits, baked bacon, sausage patties, Canadian bacon, stovetop gravy….be still my biscuit loving heart!
We sometimes like to add sunny-side-up eggs so we can make a biscuit sandwich with the eggs, bacon and cheddar cheese. It’s so delicious to dip the biscuit sandwich in the egg yolk drippings. Yummy yum!
Mini Muffin Board
This marvelous Muffin Board will make everyone happy with a variety of mini muffins and fresh fruits to choose from. The One-Bowl Muffins (Many Ways!) recipe is so easy and lets you bake several different muffin variations at once.
For the love of DONUTS!!! I can’t handle all the fun & yum of this amazing Donut Board! It combines my love for donuts and building beautiful boards. It also satisfies everyone’s craving for a sweet breakfast treat. This board was made to feed a crowd on National Donut Day, but you could certainly scale it down for a smaller gathering of donut lovers.
Kid-Friendly Breakfast Board
A balanced and delicious meal made with sweet breakfast treats they’ll love, this Kid-Friendly Breakfast Board is as fun to build as it is to eat! All of the recipes on this board are simple enough for the kids to help and it’s always great to let the kids take part in putting the foods on the board. They love the hands-on creative fun! And, of course, they love to eat it!
I mentioned earlier that there is an entire section dedicated to breakfast boards in my Beautiful Boards Cookbook which includes a few brunch cocktail boards too:
Make-Your-Own Mimosa Board
A make-your-own Mimosa Board is a brunch must have! Just put a variety of fresh fruits and juices along with chilled champagne and some breakfasty bites on the board, then let everyone have fun mixing their own mimosa. Find all the details for this board in my Beautiful Boards Cookbook.
Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Board
A build-your-own Bloody Mary Board is so perfect for your guests to make their own just how they like it. It can also serve as an appetizer with all of the savory goodness to snack on while building Bloody Marys! Find all the details for this board in my Beautiful Boards Cookbook.
There you have them, friends! Our favorite build-your-own breakfast boards to date. I hope these give you lots of inspiration for your next family breakfast or brunch with friends. And most of all, I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! You can head over to my Instagram to cast your vote for your favorite Create-Your-Own Breakfast Board.
If you recreate any of these Breakfast Boards, be sure to snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see! I just love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the ideas I share.
Love the boards! Perfect for so many occasions, events and family meals. Thank you so much for sharing!❤
How long will the leftovers stay good in the refrigerator? I’m thinking about making these for a large brunch waffle board.
Hi Lacy! We keep cooked waffles in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and reheat them in the toaster or oven. Hope this helps. Enjoy!
All these ideas are FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to make some over the holidays!
Merry Christmas from Pittsburgh!