Fall Breakfast Charcuterie Board: pancakes, pumpkin waffles, sausage, syrups, whipped cream, nuts, fresh autumn fruit, and DIY Cricut labels.
What could be better on a fall weekend than a breakfast charcuterie board to enjoy? We also created some gorgeous labels with our Cricut machine to add to our board. And we took advantage of the best flavours of the season, like pumpkin and toasted pecans to make it perfect for fall!
Good Morning Pumpkin Pick and Labels
To add a little fun to our fall breakfast charcuterie board, we started out with this really fun “Good Morning Pumpkin” pic for our pumpkin waffles. This could also be adorable on fall desserts, or make them a little smaller and add them to cupcakes. The pic is made from wood and adds a rustic feel to our board. Did you know the Cricut maker can cut wood? We then layered on some orange vinyl for the words. This project is quick and easy, and added so much to our breakfast charcuterie board.
- Open the cut file -linked here, in Cricut Design Space, and choose to make it.
- Follow the prompts to cut out the items. For the text elements apply the vinyl to a StandardGrip cutting mat. For the wood elements, apply the wood to the StrongGrip cutting mat, and reinforce it with masking tape around the outside. Also use the knife blade for cutting the wood.
- If the wood has any sections that aren't cut through, use the TrueControl knife to carefully cut any spots where it's neccesary.
- Once all the elements are cut out, weed the vinyl elements. Use transfer tape to transfer the vinyl text to the wood pumpkin, and the labels.
- Add twine to the labels to tie them onto the serving pieces.
For my breakfast charcuterie board, I chose to go with sweet. We made mini pancakes and pumpkin waffles, and added sausage, and all the delicious fall fruit and toppings.
- Pumpkin Waffles
- Mini Pancakes
- Maple Syrup
- Caramel Sauce
- Whipped Cream
- Toasted Pecans
- Fresh Figs
Waffles, Pancakes, and Sausage
I used our pumpkin waffle recipe -find it here. The pumpkin waffles were made in a mini waffle maker. They’re perfect for a board like this, because you can sample a little bit of everything.
To make the pancakes uniform and about the same size I used an ice cream scoop for the batter. It worked perfectly and I highly recommend trying it. We’re big fans of sausage with our pancakes or waffles so I made a batch to go with them.
Part of the fun of pancakes and waffles is lots of fun toppings. I started with maple syrup -in my Canadian opinion this is always a must when it comes to pancakes. I also included a warm caramel sauce. This was especially good on the pumpkin waffles.
We also had some whipped cream, and toasted pecans. To toast the pecans heat them in a dry skillet over medium heat, turning them as they toast, and taking care not to burn them.
I also wanted to include lots of beautiful fall fruits. We had pears, plums, blackberries, goldenberries, and fresh figs.
Putting The Breakfast Charcuterie Board Together
The breakfast board is built on a wood lazy Susan board. This worked perfectly, because everyone could easily spin the board and reach what they wanted. I started with the pancakes and waffles down the middle as our centrepiece. Next I added all the fun additions and toppings around the pancakes and waffles. We served our syrup and caramel sauce in some black ceramic cups with our labels tied on. I used another black ceramic piece to hold the whipped cream, and another smaller one for the pecans. The rest of the items were arranged on the board in the spaces that were left. I included a mini pumpkin, since it fit so perfectly for fall. Lastly I added our “Good Morning Pumpkin” pick to the waffles.
This board was really fun to put together, and everyone loved it. It was also a really great combination of flavours. This would be perfect for any fall breakfast or brunch get together.
With a beautiful fall breakfast board like this to enjoy, life really is a party!