Two things we’ll never get tired of? Breakfast food and charcuterie boards. We’re leaving pancake cereal in the past, because 2021 is about a new ultimate mashup trend. Behold the breakfast charcuterie board.
Sometimes called a brunch board, it’s basically what it sounds like: a collection of breakfast meats, carbs and fruit, artfully arranged on a large charcuterie board or cheese plate. According to data from Pinterest, searches for “breakfast charcuterie boards” are up 400 percent year over year. (Read: Bacon and eggs are about to take over your feed.)
Pancakes seem to be the most popular choice for these spreads, likely because they’re easy to make mini, and you don’t need any special equipment. In fact, making your own breakfast charcuterie board is delightfully easy if you know how to flip a flapjack and fry up some bacon.
To make a version like the one above, which comes courtesy of food blog The BakerMama, simply whip up some pancakes and breakfast meat. Then, scatter them on a clean cutting board—we love this live-edge style ($50) or marble-and-wood number ($40)—along with your selection of desired toppings (like fruit, Nutella and chocolate chips). The only nonnegotiable? Maple syrup—and pancakes, obvi.
Of course, this isn’t the only charcuterie-adjacent trend you’ll see in 2021. We’d be remiss not to mention fruicuterie (aka a fruit and cheese board) and jarcuterie, pint-size versions of your favorite meat and cheese spread served in an Insta-worthy single-serve jar.
For the complete how-to, including an easy recipe for buttermilk pancakes, head to The BakerMama. Happy brunching, y’all.