10 Simple & Tasty Ideas For Having Breakfast On A Boat

There is something extraordinary about boating in the morning. As the sun comes, the mist disappears, and your coffee tastes even better. Another bonus of morning boating is breakfast. 

In this article, Windrider of the Rockies will provide you with ten ideas to have a fantastic breakfast on a boat. Let’s check it out!

#1. Oatmeal

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Oatmeal makes a good breakfast on the boat. With the correct toppings, rolled oats will give everything you need for a tasty and full dish of oatmeal. 

You can get everything in bulk and store it on a boat for a long time. Add some fruit to make the bowl even more delectable!

To make a tastier, healthier bowl of oatmeal, add some toppings listed below before eating. 

  • Flax or ground flaxseed meal
  • Brown sugar or honey
  • Chia seed
  • Chopped apple or banana 
  • Dried cranberries
  • Chopped walnuts

To increase the flavor of the rolled oats, toast them in a skillet over medium heat before boiling. For a rich creamy bowl, add a dash of whole milk.

#2. Homemade Muesli

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You can buy cereals from the supermarket and keep them in airtight containers for an extended period. Muesli, on the other hand, is costly and may include ingredients that you dislike. 

But, it’s a healthy dish you should have when traveling on a boat. Here are the ingredients of this recipe:

  • Rolled oats 
  • Nuts: almonds, walnuts, or pecans
  • Vegetable oil
  • Seeds: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or sesame seeds
  • Dried fruits: Cranberries, apricots, raisins, apple, or bananas 
  • Flaked coconut
  • Honey

Preheat the oven to 320°F. In a big baking dish, whisk together all of the ingredients apart from the fruit and honey. 

Bake the mixture for 30 minutes, stirring regularly. Remove it from the oven and stir it in the dried honey and fruit. Finally, allow it to cool completely before storing it in a sealed jar.

#3. Granola

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Granola can be eaten as a snack or for breakfast. It is also something that you can prepare at home if you have some dry ingredients available. You may add whatever you want to mix up the granola with only a few simple ingredients.

You may make some tasty combinations with granola by adding:

  • Dried pepitas, cranberries, pecans.
  • Dried apricot, coconut flakes, almonds, or pepitas.

Pro tip: Use rolled oats for the greatest results while baking.

#4. Tortillas

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Tortillas are the undisputed champion of the boat breakfast. When purchased in the United States, they have a long shelf life and appear in various breakfast menus. 

Granola with a tortilla and cream on top is one of the most straightforward and quick breakfast dishes. A tortilla cooked in a skillet with cream serves as the base for a savory or sweet tortilla choice.

Here are a couple of famous breakfast tortillas for enjoying on the boat:

  • Sweet tortillas: Served with strawberry cream, chia, and honey.
  • Sour tortillas: Served with jalapeno cream with scallions.

Toss in your favorite cream cheese and the proper garnishes. Fold the tortilla in half, then enjoy your crispy tortilla.

#5. Cinnamon Rolls

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You can obtain the flavor by preparing a sandwich using the components listed below. Remember to slice these into soldiers instead of rolling. 

If you decide to roll them, remove the crusts from the bread and use a rolling pin to roll them flat before filling them with the mixture. 

  • Bread
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Unsalted butter or tinned butter
  • Powdered egg mixture
  • Powdered milk
  • Caster sugar

In a mixing dish, whisk together the milk and egg, then set aside. Take out the cinnamon powder and caster sugar in a separate basin. 

Spread the softened butter, cinnamon powder, and brown sugar on the bread slices. Wrap them up or sandwich them between two pieces of bread and cut into soldiers. 

Then, dip the wrap or sandwich in the egg mix and cook till golden brown all over with butter. Finally, remove these from the pan and coat them with the caster sugar you made previously.

#6. Omelette

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Omelette is an easy and delicious dish; you need to prepare:

  • Two big eggs
  • Cheese 
  • Butter knob 

Optional extras:

  • Onion
  • Basils
  • Ham
  • Tomatoes – tinned or fresh 
  • Mushroom – tinned or fresh 

Crack the eggs and season with pepper and salt in a bowl. Using a fork, thoroughly combine the ingredients.

Place a small pan over low heat and allow it to heat up. Using a little blob of butter, add to the pan. 

When the butter becomes sizzling, crack the eggs into the pan and stir them to distribute them properly. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the omelette as it starts to cook and swell up, but there is still a raw egg on top. 

Ease around the sides of your omelette with a spatula. After that, fold it in half. Take the pan away from the heat whenever the omelette becomes golden brown beneath and put it onto a platter.

#7. Muesli Bars

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If it is not a nice day and making breakfast is challenging on the boat, purchasing some muesli bars or pre-made on hand as a quick bite is an attractive idea. 

Here are the ingredients:

  • Packed dates
  • Honey
  • Creamy salted almond butter or peanut butter
  • Roasted unsalted almonds, or other nuts 
  • Rolled oats
  • Optional additions: dried fruit, chocolate chips, banana chips, nuts, or vanilla

You can rely on the instructions in this video or the steps below to better understand making homemade muesli bars. 

  • Cook the dates until they form a consistency.
  • Toast the oats in a 350°F oven for about 15 minutes, or until nicely browned. Keep them raw if you don’t like the roasted flavor. 
  • Set aside oats, dates, and almonds in a large mixing basin. 
  • In a medium saucepan, warm the peanut butter and honey over low heat. Pour over the oat combination, then stir to distribute the dates evenly. 
  • Put on a baking tray or other pan coated with baking paper to make them easier to remove. 
  • Press down heavily until evenly flattened. You can press down and pack the bars with something flat, like a beer glass, making them stick together better.
  • Cover with foil and freeze for roughly 20 minutes to firm up. 
  • Remove the bars from the pan and cut them into ten even pieces. For a few days, please keep them in an airtight container.

#8. Pancakes

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Pancakes are a fantastic boat breakfast since you can change the recipe according to your available ingredients.

You can change the ingredients as follows:

  • Use one tablespoon of ground flaxseed if you do not have an egg.
  • Use oil as a replacement for butter.
  • Substitute dried milk if you do not have milk on hand.


  • Butter or maple syrup
  • Sliced fresh fruit – berries, apple, or banana
  • Nutella

Another advantage of making pancakes is that you can reheat and eat them the following day. 

#9. Bagels

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Bagels are one of our favorite breakfast foods on the boat, especially when they’re handmade. They’re enjoyable to prepare and maybe an excellent pleasure if you’re going off the internet for a while. 

Some bagel options:

  • Bagel sandwich served with scrambled eggs and toppings such as cheese, spinach, red onion, sweet peppers, or bell.
  • Bagel served with smashed avocado.
  • Bagel served with cream cheese.

Every bagel seasoning is simple to create and always has a place in our pantry. You may make some or use the dried materials in other dishes if you have them on hand. 

All you have to do for your boating breakfast is reheat the bagel in a skillet with a bit of butter or oil. You may also use a camping toaster to warm these bagels up.

You must have no trouble with bagels if you have tried pizza dough and are familiar with it. It is the recipe that we use. 

#10. Huevos Rancheros

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They are a delicious full breakfast for a boat. You may mix and match the toppings because many of them are interchangeable. You are fine to go as long as you have beans, cheese, tortillas, and some eggs! 

  • You can warm a can of pinto or black beans in a medium pot. You can also add a little cumin, onion powder, and chili powder for flavor.
  • Cook the egg in a pan, then set it aside.
  • Place a tortilla in the pan with oil and coat with beans, mild cheese, and the fried egg. Cook until the cheese is melted.
  • Place the tortilla on a dish and add your favorite toppings; you can refer to below.

Topping can be:

  • Sliced avocado
  • Jalapenos
  • Chopped white onion
  • Spinach
  • Chopped green chilis
  • Chopped tomato
  • Chopped green onions
  • Cilantro
  • Hot sauce

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We hope one of these dishes will catch your eye or at the very least encourage you to attempt cooking on the water. A memorable and fantastic activity worth the time and effort is having breakfast on a boat with friends and family.

Thanks for reading!


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