Brunch on the Water | Houseboats for Rent

With houseboats for rent on the top lakes in the country, we at Forever Houseboats know that the secret for onboard meals is to keep it simple. But simple doesn't have to mean boring.

Here are three flavorful brunch recipes that are easy enough for even the most laid back houseboat vacation.


The key to an easy brunch is advanced preparation. When it comes to quiche, you can prepare and cook the entire entrée and then freeze it. Start with a pre-made pie crust. Add fully cooked bacon or sausage crumbles, sautéed diced onions, spinach, and mushrooms to the pie crust. Pour six beaten eggs over the meat and veggies then top with shredded mozzarella. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Let cool, then cover with plastic wrap and freeze. When you are ready to bake, let it thaw overnight in the fridge. Then reheat in a 300-degree oven until warmed through.

French Toast Bake

This recipe gives you all the flavors of French toast, without having to make each serving individually. Begin by chopping a loaf of bread into small diced pieces. Set the bread aside. Melt half a cup of butter in a saucepan, and then stir a cup of brown sugar into the butter over low heat. Once combined, pour the butter and brown sugar mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Cover with diced bread. Add fresh berries evenly on the top of the bread cubes. Beat together six eggs, two cups of milk, and two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Pour egg mixture over bread. Sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar on the top to taste. Bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes. This bake can be frozen prior to cooking, just be certain to thaw fully before baking.

Maple Mocha

Maple syrup, high-quality hot chocolate mix, and whipped cream are all it takes to transform your morning coffee into a decadent morning drink. Combine three-quarters of a cup of freshly brewed coffee with two teaspoons of maple syrup, and one serving of hot chocolate mix. When fully combined, top with whipped cream and you’re drink is ready for you to enjoy.

There is no reason to settle for boring meals on your next houseboat vacation. At Forever Houseboats, all of our houseboats for rent include a fully-equipped kitchen and a BBQ grill, making it easy to prepare all your favorite recipes onboard. With a little planning and advanced preparation, it's easy to cook a brunch to remember on your next houseboat vacation.