Individual breakfast boards for Christmas morning are a fun and delicious way to enjoy the start of the day, for all to enjoy!
I always put just as much thought into what I serve for breakfast on Christmas morning, as I do for our sit down dinner. I’m all about the meals serving as an integral part of the celebration of family and gifts exchanged. In a way, prepping and serving delicious meals is a gift from me to my family. Not only does all the planning, prep and cooking bring me solace, but as I sit back and watch Sean and the kids savor every bite, well, I can’t even tell you how much that warms my heart.
So that’s where I’m coming from when I plan meals for any and all holidays, especially Christmas. At the same time, the goal is to not gorge ourselves to the point of feeling like a roly-poly. From someone who loves variety, scaling back any meal doesn’t come easy.
Until I came up with this idea!
Because our Christmas dinner is rich in flavor and so grand, what if I designed a breakfast offering much smaller portions, but kept that coveted variety in check, and not skimping on flavors. A smaller breakfast with all of the flavors, to satisfy each one of us. How could I make a meal with a protein or two, fruits, grains and complimenting flavors, but not go overboard?
My solution – individual breakfast boards!
Yes, of course. Little individual boards kind of like charcuterie boards, but with breakfast things instead.
I love to put together boards of all kinds. Almost every week, I put together a charcuterie board for Sean and I, which we call an urban picnic. (Check out this Christmas charcuterie board!) Heck, I’ve even been known for buying the ingredients and creating a makeshift board while we’re traveling on an airplane. Sure beats the alternative. So, how about I put together breakfast boards with a soft boiled egg, mini toasts, a fruit or two, maybe a yogurt with granola next to it…. Sounds delish, doesn’t it?!
Well, such a board is indeed delish!
With the idea of individual breakfast boards decided, next step was to find small boards to fit the bill. THESE mini slate charcuterie plates proved to be perfect in every way, from size to design. And the best part is that they’re pretty, and can be used over and over again.
Step By Step For Foolproof Soft Boiled Eggs
- Fill a lidded saucepan or pot that’s small enough that the eggs will be fully submerged when water is added.
- Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
- Once the water comes to a boil, carefully lower the eggs, cover the pan and remove from heat immediately.
- Set your timer for 5 minutes, then remove eggs with a slotted spoon and serve.
Individual Breakfast Boards For Christmas Morning
I created two kinds of breakfast boards; one lends to more savory flavors and one more on the sweeter side. Both contain proteins and fruits (yes, tomatoes are a fruit). Let’s get started!
For the savory board, I’ve included the soft boiled egg, small toasts to dip in the egg, a soft cheese, two slices of summer sausage and tomatoes that I cut into wedges and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Each flavor complimenting the next.
For the sweeter board, the soft boiled egg on the left, flanked by vanilla yogurt on the right. A small helping of granola to sprinkle over top of the yogurt, and fresh berries, too. Again, I included small toasts to dip in the egg, and for a little added crunch.
Both of these boards include just the right amount to curve the appetite, yet not feel stuffed when finished. Perfect to tide everyone over until the big feast later on. Perfect for Christmas moring.
I hope you’re inspired to make these individual breakfast boards not only for Christmas morning, but any morning of the week. They’re easy to put together, loaded with variety and great flavor, and just the right amount to eat first thing in the morning.
So you can create individual charcuterie boards, I’ve put together a source list where you can find the items I used here.
Here Is A Source List For Individual Breakfast Charcuterie Boards
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You can find the mini slate charcuterie plates HERE!
I prefer using porcelain ceramic egg cups. I recommend THESE!
You’ll need egg spoons, and I recommend THESE spoons. They have a great weight and look high end.
The small wooden salt cellar bowls deemed perfect to use for granola. You can find the ones I recommend HERE!
I have had the small white ramekins for years. I use them almost daily. You can find them HERE!
The white faux marble breakfast tray that I used is so pretty and looks like the real deal without the price tag. You’ll use this tray over and over. You can find the tray HERE!
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