Start your day the right way— with a Rainbow Waffle Charcuterie Board! This is a fun and colorful breakfast or brunch for families celebrating St. Patrick's Day or Pride Month. Or any morning where rainbows are needed to brighten the day! Breakfast charcuterie boards are fun for kids to make and eat, and rainbow waffles are a breakfast that can't be beat!
Charcuterie boards are fun for every occasion, breakfast included! They get family and friends excited to eat and chatting over good, attractively put together food. This rainbow waffle charcuterie board was created especially as a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day morning. But the joy that comes with seeing rainbows is highly contagious (even when they aren't real), so don't save it just for St. Patty's!
In addition to a rainbow breakfast, a fruit & snack board shaped into a rainbow and pot of gold is great for later in the day. Serving your rainbow charcuterie at a party or for brunch? Make sure to add this rainbow sherbet punch to the mix!
For a complete guide to making charcuterie boards (particularly kid-friendly ones), check out this post.
Helpful hints to making this rainbow waffle charcuterie board are:
- If you don't have a wooden serving platter, use a large cutting board. But consider investing in a few good charcuterie boards in different shapes and sizes.
- Prep your work station first. You'll need a bowl and spoon for each color dye.
- You don't need to do all the colors of the rainbow for beautiful rainbow waffles.
- Try to separate the batter equally into the separate bowls. If not equally separated, you'll run out of some colors toward the end. My last few waffles were only blue, yellow, and green.
What makes a good charcuterie board depends on the type of board and the occasion you are making it for. The first step to making a good charcuterie board is choosing a theme, like the rainbow for this breakfast board. Then choosing the ingredients that go along with the theme.
In general, a good charcuterie board includes ingredients of different textures and types. Think sweet and salty, crunchy and soft, healthy and fun.
A good charcuterie board is also arranged well and includes depth with the addition of bowls and cups.
For more information on choosing ingredients and arranging boards in general, see this post.
Yes! Use a store bought or homemade pancake mix to make waffles.
Mix the batter as instructed. Grease a waffle maker lightly with oil spray or butter. Add the pancake mix and make the waffles as your waffle maker instructs.
- waffle/pancake batter and food coloring (I use almond milk pancake or oat milk pancake batter)
- bacon (or other breakfast meat)
- brightly colored fruit, like blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, or oranges
- toppings, such as maple syrup, butter, yogurt
- something fun, like chocolate chips!
STEP 1: Make the waffles.
- Mix the batter. Separate into bowls and add food coloring.
- Scoop each color into a preheated waffle maker. Close and cook the waffle.
- Transfer waffles to the charcuterie board.
STEP 2: Create the board.
- Arrange the board by adding small bowls of fruit and toppings first.
- Add the waffles in the middle, around the bowls.
- Add meat, fruit, and fill in gaps with butter and extra fruit.
Serve and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this rainbow waffle charcuterie board for your St. Patrick's Day breakfast, or any other occasion! I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Rainbow Waffle Charcuterie Board
- 2 cups blueberries
- 2 cups raspberries
- 10 slices bacon
- butter, for serving
- yogurt, for serving
- syrup, for serving
- whipped cream, for serving
- Add the flour, baking powder sugar and salt to a large mixing bowl. Mix and make a hole in the center. Pour in the milk, oil, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix until smooth.
- Divide batter into separate bowls for each color. Add food coloring and mix, repeating until the color is the shade you'd like it to be.
- Set the waffle maker to on. Once preheated, spray lightly with cooking oil. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of each color batter into the waffle maker. Cook waffles according to your machine's instructions.
- Put the yogurt, syrup, and blueberries into small serving bowls and place on the board in the corners. When waffles are done, arrange in the center of the board.
- Add the fruit and bacon around the bowls and waffles. Fill in the gaps with butter sliced and additional fruit.
- Serve immediately.