Fall French Toast Breakfast Board

For fall hosting, serve a Fall French Toast Breakfast Board. Make French toast; assemble bites of fall–fresh fruit, cinnamon rolls, jellies, and syrup!

Friends, when I think of the fall season, I start getting excited for the holidays! Maybe you’ll be hosting out-of-towners, or friends and family this year, like we will be.

French Toast Breakfast Board

A breakfast or brunch board [this Fall French Toast Breakfast Board] is a fun way to bring people together in the warmth of your home. Probably the favorite day of the week for a breakfast board is a Sunday!

Fall French Toast Breakfast Board

All you need for this board is your favorite French toast recipe, cinnamon rolls (or possibly Best Sour Cream Banana Bread?), jellies, syrup, and fruits in season!

And for this board I served it on the 24-inch board (link at the bottom of the post).

We used oranges, cinnamon rolls, pear and berry jams, and garnished the platter with a few fall-colored flowers.

How to prepare a breakfast board

Maybe you’re going to church, and you want to serve brunch (closer to lunch) when you return.

  1. Plan ahead and shop for ingredients.
  2. Do prep work ahead–prepare the fruit, put the jellies in dishes, syrup in cups, etc.
  3. Make the French toast mixture ahead.
  4. Arrange as much as you can on the board ahead of time, leaving room for the “hot” plates of French toast.
  5. Make the French toast and keep warm in the oven until serving.
  6. Set dishes, paper napkins and forks out.

How to host a Sunday brunch

What I love about the breakfast or dinner boards is that initially you put some time into planning and creating the board, but then once you set it out with the hot food – EVERYONE DIGS IN.

Make your favorite French toast recipe

You can make my Challah French Toast Breakfast Recipe below, inspired by Ina Garten, or make your family-favorite recipe.

Serve with delicious maple syprup and favorite jellies.

You get to sit down and enjoy your guests.

You don’t have to set a fancy table.

Just set out dinner plates, paper napkins, and forks.

We like to serve espresso for those who want a quick “pick-me-up.”

The benefits of serving breakfast boards

Friends, I believe people all around us are craving fellowship. And I’m reminded all the time, when I create my dinner boards or charcuterie boards, my main focus and goal is to bring people together in a casual setting. There’s really nothing fancy about serving food this way. In fact, I believe it’s more functional than a traditional sit-down meal.

It’s functional because it creates a certain hygge, a warm feeling (all the food in one place), a cozy atmosphere.

28-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, here are the boards that I LOVE. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off. [This post has affiliate links. Every purchase from these links supports RE at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]

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Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.

Here are a few other (affiliate) options:

Courtland Wooden Lazy Susan – 18-inch round. Buy >> HERE 

LAZY SUSAN is a board that spins. It does NOT have a lip, but it’s cool for the center of the table.

Here’s an 18-inch wine barrel wood board or a 24-inch hammered large round tray or a 26-inch stainless steel serving platter that you may also like! Check out the weight on these boards.

How to season a Charcuterie Board

If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.

We used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

Or, lay down parchment paper! Easy peasy!

Print Recipe
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Fall French Toast Breakfast Board

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: challah french toast, french toast, french toast breakfast board
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 package Italian Sliced Bread thick sliced (or Challah bread)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or 1/2 & 1/2
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 loaf Challah bread
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 package Jimmy Dean Heat and Serve Sausage Patties 26 patties
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Apricot jam
  • Marionberry jam
  • Pear hazelnut jam
  • 30 mini cinnamon rolls
  • 2 large oranges sliced
  • 12 figs halved
  • 1 red pear garnish

Instructions

  • On a large board (with a liplace the cooked meat in the middle. Cook the meat and keep in the oven warm until ready to serve, then place the plate in the designated spot.
  • Place a pear in the middle of board for a beautiful garnish (optional).
  • Cook ahead the French toast and keep warm in the oven. Plate on 2 plates and arrange on the platter.
  • Fill in the open areas with jellies and syrup. Place the mini cinnamon rolls around the outer edge of the board.
  • In any open areas lay down figs (cut in haland orange slices. Optional to garnish with fall flowers (edible). Serve!

2 comments on “Fall French Toast Breakfast Board”

  1. Beautiful~. and the food board’s  not bad either!  <3. 

  2. Another Beauty Sandy! 🧡

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