For the butter board trend–this Brioche Breakfast Butter Board is made with St. Pierre’s waffles, bread (toast) slices, and two sweet (maple and flake salt) and savory (pancetta and chives) flavored butter recipes.

Brioche Breakfast Butter Board with 2 butters

Butter boards are all the rage right now. They make for a delicious appetizer, of course, but they also make for a great breakfast board. Serve two flavors of butter for an epic breakfast board. This year we’re elevating our Halloween and fall season with this Brioche Breakfast Butter Board, served with our delicious St Pierre Brioche waffles and bread loaf. This post is sponsored by St Pierre.

What is a butter board?

A butter board can be made many different ways, but specifically it’s softened butter that is spread on a board, served with various toppings, bread, crackers, and more.

You can make the butter flavors fancy (we’ve seen some beautiful boards with edible flowers), or with simpler flavors like we’ve included today.

For this Brioche Breakfast Butter Board, we decided that too many flavors can mess with the flavor of the butter, so we’ve kept it simple.

spreader with maple butter

Brioche Breakfast Butter Board

This board has a savory pancetta and chive spread and a sweet, salted maple butter option, along with other toppings like chocolate chips, pumpkin butter, prosciutto, and eggs. We also used St Pierre Brioche products, because they are so delicious (a fresh taste of Paris), and they make any meal–any occasion–“Magnifique!”

We have so many cheese boards, charcuterie boards, breakfast boards and dessert boards on our blog here–but now it’s time to share the new “butter board” concept.

Ingredients for a sweet and savory butter board

  • Brioche waffles: we toasted ahead with butter
  • Brioche bread slices: we toasted ahead with butter
  • Softened butter: use a premium butter for better taste
  • Flake salt
  • Maple syrup: we use 100% maple
  • Pancetta: or use bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Chives
  • Soft boiled eggs: use this Perfect Soft Boiled Egg recipe
  • Pumpkin butter
  • Moondrop grapes: or use regular grapes or seasonal fruit
  • Cuties oranges + celery stems: this makes the cutest fall pumpkins
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Prosciutto
  • Apple: the crisper the better

maple butter

How to make a Brioche Breakfast Butter Board

  1. With two size medium plates, spread half of the butter into a circle, with plenty of divots for syrup on one, and on the other plate, spread the other half of the butter.
  2. Drizzle one plate with maple syrup and sprinkle with salt. On the other plate, sprinkle pancetta and chives. Keep at room temperature.
  3. Before heating the toast and waffles, assemble the board with the listed ingredients, leaving space for the brioche waffles and toast.

savory butter with toast

How do you mass-toast the waffles and bread?

  1. To toast the bread slices, spread with plain, softened butter or brush with olive oil.
  2. Heat Broiler to low.
  3. Begin by toasting the waffles (two racks under the broiler, not directly underneath) on half of a large sheet tray for a couple minutes, then line the bread slices on the other side of the tray. Broil for another few minutes. (This really depends on the broiler, so keep an eye on them to prevent burning! Because of the higher sugar content, the breads can darken fairly quickly and burn.)
  4. Toast until golden and crisp, cut the bread in half, and add to the board immediately.
  5. Alternatively, you can use a toaster, of course. Just add the toasted pieces to a sheet tray and keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.

Brioche Butter Board

After the board is assembled, the last step is to place the warm waffles and toast.

Add small knives, or spreaders, to the butter plates.

Serve and enjoy!

spreading maple butter on waffle

Tips and substitutions:

  • You can use butter boards for large parties, weekend breakfast or brunch. It’s a fun idea for spaghetti or chili night, or even for a Baked Potato Board. Use crusty bread, cornbread, or even bread sticks.
  • Make each butter board different. Use seasonal ingredients and take advantage of holiday flavors for each board.
  • Always use soft butter (that has been left out to soften). Do not microwave the butter; it will be too soft and melty.
  • If you use The Big Board, always put the butter on a plate before setting it down on the board. It’s much easier for clean-up, too.

a fall butter board

More brioche boards to try:

Epic Brioche Cubano Hot Dog Board

Pineapple Turkey Burger Board

Use St Pierre products in this Brioche French Toast Board

And here’s a cute board for the holiday: How to make a Halloween Breakfast Charcuterie Board

2 St Pierre products

Credits to the butter board: Justine Doiron posted on her Instagram September 15 that she wanted to make butter boards the next charcuterie board. Well, she did it, and she gave credit to Joshua McFadden, who’s been making these boards for ten years, he says. Fun idea!

Brioche Breakfast Butter Board with 2 butters
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Brioche Breakfast Butter Board

Made on a 12x24-inch board.
A new butter board trend--this Brioche Breakfast Butter Board-- is made with St. Pierre's waffles, bread (toast) slices, and two sweet (maple and flake salt) and savory (pancetta and chives) flavored butter recipes.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yield: 6

Ingredients
 

Brioche products:

  • 6 brioche waffles with butter, toasted
  • 6 brioche bread slices, toasted

Sweet Maple Butter:

  • 4 oz butter, softened and divided
  • Flake salt to season
  • ¼ c maple syrup to drizzle

Savory Pancetta Butter:

  • 4 oz salter butter, softened
  • 2 oz pancetta, or chopped bacon
  • 2 Tbsp minced chives

Board ingredients:

  • 6 soft boiled eggs
  • c pumpkin butter
  • Moondrop grapes
  • 3-4 cuties, peeled with celery stem (cutie pumpkins)
  • ½ c mini chocolate chips
  • 4 large sheets prosciutto
  • 1 apple, sliced

Instructions
 

  • On one plate, spread half of the butter into a circle, with plenty of divots for syrup. Repeat for the remaining 4 oz of butter (on a separate plate). Drizzle one plate with maple syrup and sprinkle with salt. On the other plate, sprinkle pancetta and chives. Keep at room temperature.
  • Before heating the toast and waffles, assemble the board with the ingredients, leaving space for the brioche.
  • TIPS: Mass-toast the breads to keep them warm for serving.
  • To toast the bread slices, spread with plain, softened butter or brush with olive oil.
  • Heat broiler to low.
  • Begin by toasting the waffles (two racks under the broiler, not directly underneath) on half of a large sheet tray for 1-2 minutes, then line the bread slices on the other side of the tray. Broil for 2-5 minutes (this really depends on the broiler, so keep an eye on them to prevent burning! Because of the higher sugar content, the breads can darken fairly quickly and burn).
  • Toast until golden and crisp, cut the bread in half, and add to the board immediately.
  • Alternatively, you can use a toaster, of course. Just add the toasted pieces to a sheet tray and keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
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Brioche Breakfast Butter Board