This easy breakfast board with bacon, eggs and fresh fruit is the perfect fuss-free, versatile breakfast or weekend brunch for serving a crowd.
Entertaining guests for breakfast is always a source of panic for me. Not only am I NOT a morning person, who has the time in the morning to cook a full meal for guests? That’s where make-ahead recipes or easy assembly jobs come in handy. And this easy breakfast board has become my go-to for fuss-free breakfast entertaining or fun family brunches.
How to build an easy breakfast board
I love that a breakfast or brunch board is versatile and can be customized to your own preferences and what you have in the house. To make things super easy, I like adding shop-bought pastries. Waffles, croissants, muffins and bagels are all crowd favorites. All you need to do then is add breakfast items like bacon and eggs. Boiled eggs are perfect as they can be made the night before. Scrambled eggs are also great when cooking for a crowd. Poached eggs can be made ahead and kept in a bowl of water in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
I love cooking bacon in a hot oven on a sheet pan (and you have to heat the croissants anyway). It’s a no-fuss way to cook a lot of bacon in one go. Breakfast sausages, smoked salmon, slices of ham or other charcuterie will also work well, as will cheese. And if you’re serving bagels, don’t forget the cream cheese.
I like to finish the board off with fresh fruit, pots of yogurt (these easy breakfast yogurt and fruit jars will be perfect!), jam and maple syrup. Guests can make up their own breakfast plates leaving you to enjoy a cup of coffee and bask in the glory of being the hostess (or host) with the mostess.
What should I make for breakfast guests?
- Easy breakfast egg crêpes
- Breakfast yogurt fruit jars
- Roasted cheesy breakfast potatoes
- Low carb berry breakfast parfaits
- Bacon, egg and creamed spinach breakfast toast
- Chai spiced oatmeal with caramelized apples
Easy breakfast board
- 4 eggs
Crispy oven bacon
- 250 g streaky bacon (approximately 10 strips)
For the breakfast board
- jam of your choice
- maple syrup
- Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF and place the bacon on a non-stick baking tray.
- Place in the hot oven and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the bacon is cooked to your preference.
- In the meantime, place the eggs in a pot and fill with water.
- Place over high heat on the stove and once the water comes up to a boil, start your timer. I cooked these eggs for 6 minutes as I wanted them to be set throughout but have creamy yolks. 4-5 minutes = soft, 5-6 minutes = jammy yolks, 6-7 minutes = hard boiled.
- Remove the eggs from the boiling water and place in an ice bath to immediately cool them down before peeling them.
- Place the halved boiled eggs, crispy bacon and other breakfast ingredients on a large serving board/platter and serve with hot coffee and fresh pressed orange juice.