This easy and delicious “build a pancake board” has all the toppings, and tips for breakfast, brunch, and breakfast for dinner!

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Pancakes are one of our family’s favorite breakfasts, any day of the week, any time of year. We often make a batch and freeze them, or make them fresh for a breakfast board for the weekend, and build a pancake board. [GUESS WHAT? The new size 12 x 24-inch BIG BOARD is now available!]

Breakfast or brunch boards are great for weekend company, out-of-town-guests, and it’s also fun to build a board and take to another family!

Build a Pancake Board

Here’s a fun idea! Have you ever thought of doing something special for a friend? When your friend has weekend company, offer to bring them a board for breakfast!

build a pancake board for breakfast

Welcome to the store: 12 x 24-inch BIG BOARD!

We are so excited to announce today that we have a NEW BOARD in the store! Welcome to the family, 12×24-inch BIG BOARD! This size is a great companion to the 12×36-inch board (which you can buy in black/ebony or maple).

Today we are sharing how to build a PANCAKE BOARD! Easy, peasy!

This board serves five, but you can also double the ingredients (really pack the board) and serve eight or more.

serving pancakes

Ingredients for a pancake and sausage breakfast board:

  • Soft-cooked eggs
  • Sausage links
  • Raspberries + red grapes
  • Favorite jam or jelly
  • Sweet Fire Portland Creamery Cheese
  • Maple syrup and butter
  • Small pancakes
  • Figs
  • Super Moist Greek Yogurt Banana Bread (new post this week)

holding a big board with pancakes and sausage

How to make a Pancake Board

This breakfast board really is quite simple and fun to prepare:

  1. Decide what board you plan to use. For five to eight people you can use this NEW 12×24-inch board or the 20-inch round board.
  2. Make your small pancakes and keep warm in the oven.
  3. Cook the sausage! Keep the sausage and pancakes warm in a 200°F oven while you build the rest of the board.
  4. Set a bowl in the center of the board for the hot food.
  5. Starting building around the board by adding grapes and raspberries on either end.
  6. Set the figs (in a bowl), and keep the jellies or the jam right in the jar.
  7. Pour the maple syrup into a small pitcher and add 1/2 cube butter in a dish. Set on the board.
  8. Cut in half hard-cooked eggs and place on one side. Slice the banana bread and set on the other side.

pancakes and sausage in a bowl

How do you keep the food hot?

Everyone asks how to keep the food hot when serving a board.

It’s easy! You serve the “hot food” last. As in, build the board, but leave space for the bowl or plate of hot food.

Don’t forget to set a hot pad down first (if food is really hot, or the dish is hot).

Fill the bowl, set it out, and serve!

As I always say … set it out, they will come!

rectangle pancake board

How to serve a pancake board

Place the pancake board in the center of your table, where everyone can reach in and serve themselves. Or you can set up a buffet on the counter and add other foods, like cinnamon rolls, fruit salad, or just about any breakfast dish. It really depends on how many people you are serving.

Remember, there are no hard rules with board-making! Make it your own; use what you have. For example, you may be a “bacon” family!

Mix and match! The most important aspect of boards (for me) is bringing people together in a fun, creative, tasty, beautiful way!

Buy the gold flatware and serving pieces

Everyone asks where I bought my beautiful gold flatware. It’s in the House of Hyacinth Store and we love it so much. It goes right in the dishwasher, and it’s become my every day flatware! Check out the cute serving pieces, too. (Great Christmas gift!)

JK Adams The Big Boards

Friends, look how cool this production picture is at JK Adams in Vermont? I’m so thankful to be partnering with such a wonderful company, and proud that my boards are made in the USA! This brand makes so many gorgeous products.

The Big Board®

Friends, The Big Board® is here! Yes, I’ve partnered with JK Adams, the premier woodmaking company in Vermont, with my own line of RE boards!

  • 20-inch round, maple
  • 26-inch round, maple
  • 12 x 36-inch maple
  • NEW 12 x 24-inch maple
  • 23-inch Lazy Susan
  • 26-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • 12 x 36-inch ebonized BLACK, cherry
  • A board with a lip (or raised edged) so the food doesn’t fall off
  • Made in the USA
  • Undercut handles (a unique design)

Thank you for your support, as we’ve sold out so many times already!

Order The Big Board® today!


You can grab the Lou Lou’s by Caddis glasses in red, blue, and black! They have them in blue light, too (which means they are good if you use screens a lot).

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Build a Pancake Board

Made on the 12 x 24-inch BIG BOARD
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 5
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  • 15 small pancakes
  • 5 soft-cooked eggs, sliced in half
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • 10 sausage links
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 2 clumps red grapes
  • Favorite jam or jelly
  • 1 small container Portland Creamery Cheese
  • Maple syrup and butter
  • Figs, your favorite kind
  • 1 small loaf banana bread, sliced


  • Make your favorite small pancakes and keep warm in the oven. Cook the sausage!
  • Set a bowl in the center of the board for the hot food.
  • Starting building around the board by adding grapes and raspberries on either end.
  • Set the figs (in a bowl), jam, maple syrup and butter down.
  • Cut in half hard-cooked eggs and place on one side. Slice the banana bread and set on the other side.
  • Right before serving, add the pancakes and sausage to the large center bowl. Add the hot food, or heat it up (microwave), and serve the board!
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
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woman holding a big board with pancake breakfast