Our easy breakfast board will turn your holiday celebration into a special event. We’re giving you all the steps and a video tutorial to help you put together a gorgeous breakfast grazing board. This one is decorated in patriotic red, white, and blue, but this board is customizable for any occasion. You’ll find all the secrets to success and be on the way to impressing your friends and family!

A festive snack board features bowls of strawberries, blueberries, marshmallows, and cherries, surrounded by cookies, waffles, and colorful candies on an American flag-themed backdrop.

As a fourth-generation Southern cook from Middle Georgia, I’ve hosted many gatherings, including brunches and family breakfasts. I’m always looking for unique ideas or ways to make things easier.

This breakfast board is absolutely my favorite spread to set out! It’s the perfect way to decorate your table for any holiday.

Why you’ll love this recipe:

EASINESS – You can put together this breakfast board in about 20 minutes! It’s so easy that even small children can do most of it themselves.

VERSATILITY – You can adapt this breakfast grazing board for any holiday or occasion. Change out the colors and use it for a baby shower, bridal shower, Christmas morning breakfast (with cinnamon rolls on the side), or even use your team colors for a fun game-day brunch. The possibilities are endless! 

I hope you’ll try this easy breakfast board. I think you’ll love it, and you’ll make it over and over!

A platter featuring cookies, waffles, maraschino cherries, and marshmallows is displayed on a wooden board with a U.S. flag background.

What you’ll need for the breakfast charcuterie board

Mini waffles – toasted and broken apart

Mini pancakes – we use frozen and heat in the microwave


Mini marshmallows


Maraschino cherries

A wooden board with small pancakes, mini waffles, strawberries, blueberries, marshmallows, cherries, and red, white, and blue candies, placed on an American flag-themed tablecloth.
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Breakfast Grazing Board

Easy breakfast board that can be customized for any occasion.4
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
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  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 (10 oz.) jar of maraschino cherries
  • 16 Mini waffles
  • 18 Mini pancakes
  • Patriotic Sprinkles
  • Red, white, and blue M&Ms


  • Start by placing the fresh fruit, marshmallows, and cherries into individual condiment dishes.
  • Place the bowls along the center of the board.
  • Place the mini pancakes on one side and the mini waffles on the opposite side.
  • Sprinkle the pancakes with the patriotic sprinkles.
  • Sprinkle the waffles with M&M’s.
  • Serve right away and enjoy!


Note – set a small warmed pitcher of syrup on the side


Calories: 437kcal, Carbohydrates: 67g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 849mg, Potassium: 172mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 2153IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 339mg, Iron: 9mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Calories: 437
Keyword: breakfast board, breakfast charcuterie board, breakfast grazing board
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How to make a breakfast board

Step 1. Set out the fruit. Start by placing your fresh fruit, marshmallows, and maraschino cherries into individual condiment dishes. Place the bowls along the center of your grazing board.

Four small bowls on a wooden board contain cherries, marshmallows, blueberries, and cut strawberries. An American flag partially covers the table beneath them.

Step 2. Add the waffles and pancakes. Place your mini pancakes on one side and your mini waffles on the opposite side.

Step 3. Decorate! Sprinkle the pancakes and waffles with patriotic sprinkles and M&Ms.

A spread of various foods including mini pancakes, cherries, marshmallows, blueberries, and candies is displayed on a table with a U.S. flag napkin in the background.

Questions and tips

Can I make the breakfast board ahead of time?

This breakfast board is not suitable for a make-ahead dish because you need to heat the waffles and pancakes separately before placing them on the board. You can prepare the fruit ahead of time and have it in the individual bowls.

Can I make this a breakfast charcuterie board?

The sky’s the limit to what you can do with this breakfast board! If you want to add some meat, just leave room on one end and add sausage links or crispy bacon. You can replenish everything as needed.

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Hi, I’m Lucy! I’m a home cook, writer, food and wine fanatic, and recipe developer. I’ve created and tested hundreds of recipes so that I can bring you the best tried and true favorites.

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