Whether breakfast is really the most important meal of the day is up for debate, but skipping it will surely set you up for a day of overeating. Rushing out of the house in the morning makes having breakfast difficult, but it doesn’t have to be a frantic scramble; your morning meal can be planned and cooked the night before with a slow-cooker.
From a nutritional standpoint, an ideal breakfast is one that includes a balance of complex carbohydrates and protein. The low and slow heat of a Crock-Pot or other slow-cooker makes fiber-packed steel-cut oatmeal or homemade yogurt attainable breakfasts that fit your dietary needs. Slow-cooked grains and porridges are especially dense and hearty, which keeps you satiated throughout that day.
The best part of the slow-cooker, however, is its ability to imbue ingredients flavor. Adding some classic fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice can transform a normal bowl of oatmeal or yogurt into a seasonal treat. Take advantage of your slow-cooker and the fall flavors, and never miss breakfast again.
Here are five healthy and delicious slow-cooker breakfasts for fall.