This Christmas tree charcuterie board is filled with festive Santa Mickey gingerbread waffles, applewood smoked bacon, sausage and fresh fruit. Your guests are in for a delicious treat!
Charcuterie For Breakfast
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and one that I enjoy cooking the most. The fact that you can practically eat breakfast anytime during the day makes it even more enjoyable.
This Christmas tree charcuterie board is so much fun to make and you can personalize it anyway you like and really make it your own. Here is a list of alternative ingredients to use for your breakfast charcuterie board.
- Boiled eggs
- Fresh baked goods such as croissants, mini muffins, danishes or cinnamon rolls
- Cured meats or cheeses
- Mini Quiche
- Bagels and cream cheese
- Dried fruits and nuts
- Mini pancakes
- Cherry tomatoes for a pop of color
How To Build A Festive Charcuterie Board
The hardest part in making a Christmas tree charcuterie board is making sure to keep the shape. Start from the bottom of the tree and work your way up.
Each row should gradually get shorter to create that triangular look. In addition to the appearance, try to incorporate flavors that go with the theme or holiday. Here are some examples.
- Warm Spices: Bring out the flavor of Christmas by adding cinnamon, clove or nutmeg into your food. Because gingerbread is one of my favorites, I incorporated these flavors into my Krusteaz waffle batter.
- Garnish: I used fresh rosemary throughout this board to give it that tree-like feel. Once the board was complete, I dust it lightly with powdered sugar to create a White Christmas look. I think it was the perfect addition and the kiddos will definitely enjoy helping with this step.
- Santa Claus Hats: Although strawberries are not in season during the holidays, they are the perfect ingredient for these cute Santa hats. Slice them in half and place the cut side down on each waffle. Then take some sweetened whipped cream to create the "fur trim."
As you can tell, I am a lover of cheese and charcuterie boards. They are the best way to celebrate and entertain a crowd.Print
A festive Christmas tree charcuterie board filled with gingerbread Mickey waffles, applewood smoked bacon, delicious fresh fruit and a sausage tree trunk. This breakfast board is the best way to gather with family and friends and celebrate the holiday season.
- 1 ½ cups Krusteaz waffle mix
- ⅔ cup water
- 3 Tbsp Canola oil
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp Molasses
- 2 tsp Pumpkin spice
- 1 ½ Tbsp Dark brown sugar
- ½ tsp Vanilla extract
- 8 oz Applewood smoked bacon
- 12 oz Pork sausage links
- 1 Bunch fresh rosemary
- 4 oz Red seedless grapes
- 1 cup Fresh raspberries
- 1 cup Fresh blueberries
- 1 lb Fresh strawberries
- 1 (6.5 oz) can Redi Wip
- 1 Tbsp Powdered sugar
- Combine waffle mix with pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar.
- In separate bowl , whisk together water, oil, egg, molasses and vanilla extract.
- Pour liquid into dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.
- Spray Mickey waffle griddle with nonstick spray.
- Cook until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.
Have fun creating this Christmas tree charcuterie board by adding yours or your families favorite breakfast items. Get creative and make it your very own!
Keywords: mickey waffles, gingerbread waffles