Are you on the fence about using a slow-cooker? Do you only ever use your slow-cooker for chili and stew? We’re here to tell you that there is so much more you can do. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with chili, but why not use your slow-cooker for cakes, brownies, and even breakfast? With these four recipes, your slow-cooker will quickly become your new favorite tool. Your breakfast recipe can be as simple as making overnight oatmeal or you can make a more complex recipe like a quiche or casserole. Keep reading to find out what breakfast recipes will change your mind about slow-cookers.
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
Slow-Cooker Apple-Spice Oatmeal
Slow-Cooker Bacon and Cheese 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
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