Slowcooker Breakfast Recipes

by Merissa on December 17, 2014

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Slowcooker Breakfast Recipes - Little House Living

Slowcooker Breakfast Recipes

I am a firm believer that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  The problem is, I rarely have time to make it.  Between hitting my snooze button 8 times, getting myself ready for work and my daughter ready for preschool, I can barely make it out the door without being late for work.  The last thing I have time for is breakfast.

But as I mentioned, I love breakfast, so this week I decided to do a little evening prep work so breakfast was hot and ready for me when I woke up.  I decided to create some slowcooker breakfast recipes!

It was actually incredibly simple.  After my daughter was in bed, I would spend 5 to 15 minutes prepping breakfast, then I would toss everything in the slowcooker, turn it on low, and forget it.  When I woke up in the morning, I was welcomed with the wonderfully fragrant smell of breakfast waiting for me.

I have experimented with some recipes, but here are my three favorite slowcooker breakfast recipes that I have made.

Slowcooker Oatmeal Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

(Serves 4 - 6 people)

Ingredients: 

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 - 4 apples, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 4 cups water

Using cooking spray or butter, grease the sides of the slowcooker so the oatmeal won't stick.  Cut 4 tbsp of butter into small pieces and lay them out on the bottom of the slowcooker.

In a medium bowl, combine diced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg, and stir to combine. Spoon apples on top of butter.  Sprinkle oats on top of the apples and then pour the water over the oats.

Don't stir the mix.  Turn the slowcooker on low and cook for 9 - 11 hours.

Slowcooker Breakfast Recipe

Sausage, Egg and Potato Casserole

(Serves 4 - 6 people)

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 6 russet potatoes, peeled and shredded with a cheese grater (or use pre-made hash browns)
  • 2 cups of cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste

Brown sausage in a pan, over medium heat, until cooked through.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine eggs and milk and beat until well mixed.   Add in sausage, potatoes, cheese, salt, and pepper.  Stir to combine.

Transfer mixture into a slowcooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

french toast bake

Creamy French Toast

(Serves 4 - 6)

Ingredients: 

  • 6 eggs
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon , divided
  • 12 slices of bread, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, yogurt, vanilla, and 1 tsp of cinnamon.  Whisk until well mixed.   Submerge bread into the egg mixture, allowing the bread to soak up the liquid.  Cover and let soak for 4 hours in the refrigerator.

Spray the inside of the slowcooker, then pour in the bread mixture.

In a small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and remaining 1 tsp of cinnamon.  Crumble the butter mixture over the top of the bread, then cook on low for 4 hours (or 2 hours on high).

Do you like to make breakfast in the slowcooker?  What is your favorite slowcooker breakfast recipe?

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1 Jen December 18, 2014 at 11:33 am

I’m confused about how to make the french toast one for breakfast if it only goes in the slow cooker for 4 hours. I am not getting up at 4 AM to put it in so it will be ready for breakfast. LOL Other than that, I might have to try a couple of these. The hash brown one sounds great. 🙂

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2 Alyssa @ Piece of Home December 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm

So many great ideas! I must try some of them soon! Breakfast can be for lunch and dinner too right? Thanks for all these wonderful recipes!

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3 Jessy @ The Life Jolie December 19, 2014 at 10:47 am

These all look great- I love anything involving my slow cooker!

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4 Brittany @ Fun on a BudgetBlog December 19, 2014 at 7:59 pm

I love breakfast and I love “cooking” 😉 with my crockpot–love that you combined them!

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5 Jennifer December 24, 2014 at 1:39 pm

I was wondering if you can bake the egg potato and sausage casserole? I am nervous with eggs in the crockpot for that long

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