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.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
(Serves 4 – 6 people)
- 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.
Sausage, Egg and Potato Casserole
(Serves 4 – 6 people)
- 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.
Creamy French Toast
(Serves 4 – 6)
- 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?