15 Slow-Cooker Breakfasts To Simplify Your Morning Routine Slideshow

15 Slow-Cooker Breakfasts to Simplify Your Morning Routine

While you get your beauty rest, let your slow-cooker do the heavy lifting. Egg casseroles, maple oatmeal, hash browns, and grits are among the delightful breakfast foods that your slow-cooker can easily produce. Enjoy maple-syrup flavored steel-cut oats with cranberries first thing in the morning by combining water with oats, cranberries, maple syrup, and cinnamon in your slow-cooker the night before. Cook on low for six hours — it's that simple. Normally, we go for the convenience of instant oatmeal, but now you can enjoy healthy steel-cut oats more often.

Click on to discover easy and delicious slow-cooker recipes to add to your morning repertoire.

Cinnamon Slow-Cooker Oatmeal

Cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar will leave your home smelling amazing and your stomach feeling extremely satisfied!

For the Cinnamon Slow-Cooker Oatmeal recipe, click here.

Crock Pot Egg and Broccoli Casserole

You won't believe how simple this recipe is, and the end result is sure to be enjoyed by all.

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PointsPlus Cranberry Maple Slow-Cooker Oatmeal

Using a slow-cooker to make steel-cut oats means you can sleep in without having to worry about starting breakfast. Be sure to use steel-cut oats for this recipe, as regular oatmeal will not hold up to this length of cooking. If you like your oatmeal very creamy, you can cook it up to eight hours. — Weight Watchers

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Slow-Cooked Blueberry French Toast

Top this slow-cooker French toast with blueberry syrup for a truly fabulous way to start the day.

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Slow-Cooked Eggs With Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese Recipe

You will have loads of roasted tomatoes left over from this recipe. Enjoy them spooned over pasta or grilled chicken breast, or feel free to change up the filling entirely, since these eggs will taste delicious with a multitude of flavor combinations. Just be sure not to overfill the ramekins with ingredients, as you want a nice balance between the eggs and the filling. — Peggy Bourjaily

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Slow-Cooker Bacon and Cheddar Quiche

A fluffy breakfast quiche doesn't have to bake in the oven to perfection; your slow-cooker can easily pull off this puffed savory pastry in a few hours! — Lauren Gordon

For the Slow-Cooker Bacon and Cheddar Quiche recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Cinnamon French Toast

French toast and cinnamon are a heavenly combination. This is a very simple recipe that can be made ahead of time — store it in the fridge and just heat it up in the microwave!

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Slow-Cooker Coconut Rice Pudding

This rice pudding is a great way to switch things up at breakfast. This recipe is full of healthy things like brown rice and coconut milk, so there's no need to feel guilty about having dessert for breakfast.

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Slow-Cooker Ham and Quiche

Enjoy breakfast with this quiche featuring refrigerated pie crusts, ham, eggs, and cheese — perfect if you love French cuisine. — Pillsbury

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Slow-Cooker Hash Brown Casserole

Cheesy, delicious, and totally worth the wait, this slow-cooker meal will have you "mmm-ing" after each bite. Add in bits of bacon or any of your other favorite breakfast meats and your simple side will be transformed into a hearty main dish. — Lauren Gordon

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Slow-Cooker Irish Oatmeal

There's no question that steel-cut oats are superior in flavor to instant oatmeal, but the extended cooking time, obligatory stirring, and sticky pot to clean can put off even the most loyal oatmeal enthusiast. Using a slow-cooker eliminates the stovetop surveillance and mess. Plus, the oatmeal can be kept warm for late risers. — Everything Vegan

For the Slow-Cooker Irish Oatmeal recipe, click here.

Slow-Cooker Mexican-Style Quiche

This recipe is the perfect blend of classic morning fare and flavorful midday treat. The spices, cheeses, and even the vegetables are all easily customizable to your personal preferences. — Lauren Gordon

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Slow-Cooker Overnight Porridge

How great would it be to wake up on a busy morning and have breakfast already cooked? You could slow down and eat at home or pack up a bowl of this multi-grain porridge to take to work with you. With a slow-cooker, it can happen. Shelby Kinnaird

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Slow-Cooking Stone-Ground Grits

Stone-ground grits are ground in a stone mill and are much larger than quick-cooking grits. They also have an abundance of flavor compared to the faster-cooking versions. Most Southerners will put them on the stove and cook them for hours, sometimes even all day, while popping in and out of the kitchen to stir. Cooking them in the slow-cooker requires no stirring at all. Let them cook all night and wake up to rich, creamy grits. — Rebecca Lang

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Slow-Cooker Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Wake up relaxed, refreshed, and ready to eat with this great dish from Johnsonville. Let your favorite breakfast ingredients simmer and meld together overnight and you'll have the perfect morning meal ready whenever you wake up!

Want a few more slow-cooker breakfast ideas to streamline your morning? We have some to get you started.

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