It’s the most important meal of the day, but it can be hard to get a delicious and healthy breakfast ready in the morning while trying to get ready and out the door. And if you have to feed a crowd in the morning, it can feel almost impossible! That is where the magic of the slow cooker comes in!
These crockpot breakfast recipes are perfect for prepping the night before and letting the slow cooker do the cooking for you while you sleep. Many slow cookers now feature a timer or keep warm setting to keep the food hot and perfectly cooked while you sleep and make a cup of coffee.
If you host a lot of early morning holidays, like Christmas or Easter, or if you love to host brunch, the crockpot can help you get a delicious meal on the table with ease.
There are also great ideas if you have any folks in your family that head out early in the morning for work or sports.
Everybody loves cinnamon rolls, and this recipe takes cinnamon rolls to a new level!
This crockpot cinnamon roll casserole is the perfect crockpot brunch recipe because it is delicious, simple, and yummy!
Tubes of cinnamon roll dough are combined with eggs, half-and-half, maple syrup, spices, and chopped nuts to make this delicious dish.
While the prep is simple, it does take a little over two hours to cook. This dish is crispy around the edges and gooey in the middle so that everybody will be happy!
If you have an early morning planned, this slow cooker breakfast recipe is perfect for you.
This casserole is hearty and cooks up overnight! Frozen hash browns, your choice of breakfast meat, green onions, cheese, bell peppers, and eggs are combined in a slow cooker and then cooked for 8 hours on the low setting.
This would be a great dish to prepare before a holiday morning if you have overnight house guests or have an early morning sporting event to get to… roll out of bed, and serve.
This blueberry breakfast casserole is full of healthy ingredients like blueberries, oatmeal, and chopped walnuts, making this a great option for almost any family breakfast or brunch.
A batter is made with butter, oatmeal, cream of wheat, and brown sugar, along with eggs, milk, some oil, and baking powder.
Blueberries and walnuts are folded in, and then everything is poured into the slow cooker and cooked on low for 2-3 hours.
This dish is so hearty and comforting when spooned into a bowl. Add a dollop of vanilla yogurt on top for a delicious breakfast!
If you are looking for a healthy and delicious breakfast to make in your slow cooker, then this crockpot breakfast idea is for you!
Fresh sliced bananas and strawberries are combined with heart-healthy oatmeal, milk, nuts, a bit of brown sugar, and spices.
This oatmeal cooks for an hour in your slow cooker on the low setting. If you are the first person in your house, you can set this up, grab your coffee, take a shower, and then serve breakfast to your whole family!
Of course, you can mix up the fruit, nuts, and spices you use to mix things up and keep your family from getting bored. This recipe is so versatile!
This breakfast casserole cooks while you sleep! Chopped bacon, frozen hash browns, onion, cheese, and eggs are combined and cooked on low for 6 hours.
Then let your slow cooker switch to the “Keep Warm” setting so this casserole will be ready for you when you wake up. Or this would be a fun “breakfast for dinner” recipe to come home to after a long day out.
Other folks who work the late shift have commented that this works great for them as a late dinner or early breakfast when they get home. Get creative and enjoy this tasty dish!
Are you looking for the perfect make-ahead breakfast? You need this crockpot breakfast recipe!
This egg bake is so yummy and can be made the night before or 2-3 days ahead. It is the perfect slow cooker breakfast for an early morning with a crowd!
Hashbrowns, breakfast sausage, eggs, milk, and cheese are combined in a slow cooker and then set on the low setting for 7-8 hours or on high for 4 hours. This would also be a great way to prep breakfast for the week ahead.
This casserole can also be frozen, so it would be a great item to prep if you are expecting a baby and are planning for those late nights and early mornings!
Would you believe that you can make a healthy French toast recipe in a slow cooker? Believe it! It’s delicious, it’s good for you, and it comes together in the crockpot!
Whole-wheat baguette slices are covered in a mixture of egg, milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.
Then sliced bananas are placed on top with chopped pecans. This dish is cooked in as little as 2 hours or as long as 5 hours, so there’s flexibility with your schedule! Serve this dish with maple syrup for a delicious breakfast.
This overnight breakfast casserole is the perfect choice when you have guests staying over! Eggs, milk, and spices are combined with frozen hash browns, ham, onion, and cheddar cheese.
It’s a classic breakfast combination of flavors! There are so many variations listed in this recipe, from different breakfast meats, vegetables, cheeses, and topping ideas… you can customize this recipe to your tastes!
There is nothing so satisfying as a warm breakfast burrito with your favorite salsa.
This crockpot recipe makes it so simple! Potatoes are combined with diced ham, milk and eggs, and then set to cook for 6-8 hours.
This can be spooned into your favorite tortilla with cheese, avocado, and salsa for the ultimate, savory breakfast.
You can use sausage or bacon instead of ham, too. This would be great if you have a crowd to feed early in the morning… just set out the tortillas, cheese, salsa, and other topping ideas, so everybody gets what they like!
If you love tater tots, then you have to try this breakfast casserole featuring them! Frozen tater tots are layered with eggs, cream, herbs, and spices browned sausage and cheese.
The result is creamy, cheesy, with perfect bites of fluffy and crunchy tater tots. This dish cooks in as little as 2 hours or as long as 6 hours.
This would be such a fun idea for Breakfast for Dinner night. It’s delicious and satisfying! Serve it with ketchup, hot sauce, or salsa, and a fresh fruit salad on the side.
This breakfast casserole couldn’t be simpler, thanks to the addition of pre-cooked sausage crumbles. Eggs, milk, frozen hash browns, sausage, cheddar cheese, and green onions are combined to make a wonderful and filling breakfast casserole.
This dish only takes FIVE MINUTES to prep and as little as 3 hours or 8 hours to cook.
It doesn’t get easier than that! This would be perfect for prepping right before you head to bed, so you have a hot and hearty breakfast ready in the morning!
If you like Mexican food, you will love the flavors of this slow-cooker casserole!
Chorizo sausage is combined with frozen hash browns, corn, black beans, eggs, milk cheese, and a special seasoning mix to make this ultimate slow cooker breakfast casserole.
Serve this casserole with your favorite taco toppings like avocado, cilantro, sour cream, and fresh diced tomatoes.
This casserole is ready in 2.5-4.5 hours, depending on the slow cooker setting you use. Not only would this make a great breakfast, but it would make a hearty and satisfying dinner as well!
What could be better than the flavors of a cinnamon roll in a healthy bowl of oatmeal?
You will feel so decadent after eating this oatmeal. Steel-cut oats are slow-cooked with a bit of brown sugar, cinnamon, and water.
Then it is served with a cream cheese “frosting,” and a cinnamon sugar crumble.
This can be made ahead overnight, and leftovers can be refrigerated for a few days. This would be such a fun breakfast for the holidays!
Did you know that you can make scrambled eggs in a slow cooker? You bet you can! Eggs are beaten with cream, salt, pepper, and cream and then poured into a buttered slow cooker.
This is cooked on high for 1-2 hours and then folded until they have the same texture as scrambled eggs.
This works great if you are feeding a crowd of people for brunch and need to do other things while the eggs are cooking!
If you like peaches and cream oatmeal, then this is the best crockpot oatmeal recipe!
Healthy steel-cut oats are combined with milk, canned peaches, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
This dish takes 5-6 hours to cook or can be left on low overnight. You could top this oatmeal with a few extra peach slices, chopped nuts, and some half-and-half or cream to make this pop.
This recipe is gluten-free, high in fiber, and low in fat and cholesterol, so it is a great choice for a healthy breakfast!
Here is the perfect side dish for any breakfast or brunch… crockpot breakfast potatoes!
Red potatoes are combined with onion, bell pepper, butter, oil, and spices. They are then left to cook in a slow cooker for 2.5-5 hours.
These would be great with a bit of cheese added on top at the last minute or served with your favorite hot sauce.
They would pair perfectly with any egg dish, bacon, sausage, or ham, and crisp slices of toast.Ωxcvcxz
This is a genius use of the slow cooker… make a delicious pumpkin pie granola! Not only can you enjoy this tasty treat on your own, but it also makes a great gift!
Old fashioned oats combine pumpkin puree, honey, pecans, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, and classic pumpkin pie spices.
This granola will make your house smell amazing. This granola cooks on low for 4-5 hours and will store in an airtight container for 2 weeks.
This is perfect when sprinkled on top of yogurt or served with warm milk as a hot cereal!
What tops French toast casserole that cooks in the crockpot? Adding raspberry and chocolate chip, of course!
Brioche or challah bread is cubed and then covered in milk, egg, sugar, and vanilla. Fresh raspberries and chocolate chips are sprinkled on top before this cooks for 2 hours.
There are many variations listed here, from frozen berries, different kinds of berries, or other fruit like apples, so you could make this any time of year with whatever is in season!
This can also be prepped the night before, so you can just let the crock come up to room temp before setting it in the slow cooker to bake.
Nothing is more down-home than biscuits and gravy for breakfast… or any time of day!
Sausage is browned in a skillet, and then a gravy is made in the same skillet. The sausage and gravy are poured into the bottom of the crockpot.
Refrigerated biscuit dough is placed on top and then covered and cooked for 2 hours.
This is the perfect way to make your sausage gravy from scratch and keep it warm, bake some fool-proof biscuits, and have time to make other dishes for the rest of your family or guests!
If you think quinoa is only for lunch or dinner, think again! This nutritious grain can be enjoyed for breakfast too.
Quinoa is combined with water and coconut milk in your slow cooker and then seasoned with maple syrup or honey, salt, milk, and any toppings you like.
This dish cooks in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours, so it is perfect to set up right before bed.
Then add your nuts, berries, or cinnamon before digging in. This hot cereal is full of protein, fiber, and lots of vitamins and minerals.
These slow cooker baked apples would be perfect in the autumn, and they can’t get easier. Five apples are cored and seeded and then packed with granola. Once set in the slow cooker, they are drizzled with butter and maple syrup.
Then they cook on high for about 3 hours until they are tender and juicy. Your whole house will smell amazing!
These make a great brunch dessert or side dish… or you could make them for dessert at any time. A scoop of ice cream or whipped cream would take these apples over the top.
It’s hard to top potatoes with cheese and bacon, but this recipe takes the spud to a new level! Chopped red potatoes are combined with cheddar cheese, bacon, dry Ranch mix, and chives in a slow cooker.
These are cooked for as little as 3 hours, and as long as 8 hours, so you could make these for brunch or overnight as a hot breakfast!
A little sour cream would be the perfect topping for these satisfying taters. These would make a fantastic side dish to any meal.
If you are looking for a healthy breakfast, add this to your recipe box! Steel-cut oats are combined with quinoa, blueberries, banans, cinnamon, maple syrup, water, and coconut milk.
This is cooked in the slow cooker for 5 hours. Once done, you can top with fresh berries, nuts, and sliced bananas for a beautiful bowl.
This recipe is packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, and healthy fats. This would be a great recipe to prep for the week ahead, so you have a hearty and healthy breakfast all week long!
This breakfast casserole is so yummy and can be finished in 6-8 hours! Breakfast sausage links, eggs, milk, potatoes O’Brien, diced tomato, and cheddar cheese are combined in the slow cooker.
There are a ton of great flavor variations listed in this recipe, from Denver Omelet to Meat Lovers to Southwest and more.
You will never get bored making this delicious casserole. It can be set up and made overnight or a great menu item for a late brunch or breakfast for dinner.
Maple cinnamon oatmeal is such a classic and beloved flavor. It’s perfect for the first crisp mornings of autumn or a cold, snowy morning.
Steel-cut oats are combined with milk, water, maple syrup, cinnamon, and brown sugar and then cooked in the slow cooker for 3-6 hours, depending on the setting.
There are a lot of great ideas listed for adding even more nutrients to this recipe, like yogurt, protein powder, or wheat germ.
You can top it with fresh fruit or nuts as well. Everybody will love this easy yet comforting oatmeal!
Have you ever heard of chili for breakfast? This recipe is low in fat and calories and makes a great recipe for meal prepping.
It is a great way to add more protein to your mornings. Breakfast sausage is combined with bacon, beans, tomatoes, and chili powder. This cooks in the slow cooker for 2-3 hours on low.
This can be topped with fried eggs, and it is incredible when served on top of hash brown white or sweet potatoes.
Creamy, hot grits are so satisfying. You will make them again and again. And they are so simple to make in the slow cooker!
Stoneground grits are combined with water, salt, butter, and cream. These grits will cook on low for 7-8 hours so that they will be ready for you in the morning or for dinner.
You can add sweet or savory toppings to grits. Honey, brown sugar, maple syrup are all sweet toppings that pair well with grits. Cheese, crumbled bacon, sautéed shrimp, and sausage also goes well on top of a bowl of grits.
You could use this recipe to set up a grits bar at your next brunch!
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 c plain yogurt
- 1/3 c sour cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 c 2% milk
- 1/3 c maple syrup
- 1 loaf (1 lb) French bread, cubed
- 1-1/2 c fresh or frozen blueberries
- 12 oz cream cheese, cubed
- blueberry syrup:
- 1 c sugar
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 c cold water
- 3/4 c fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Gather your ingredients to make assembly as easy as possible. You will also need a large bowl, a whisk, and you will need to grease your slow cooker.
- Whisk together the eggs, sour cream, yogurt, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Once these are well combined, gradually add in the milk and maple syrup. Whisk until everything is well blended.
- Take half of the bread and layer it in the bottom of the greased slow cooker.
- Spread half of the blueberries on the top of the bread. Then take the cream cheese and egg mixture, and spread half of that on the blueberries.
- Repeat the layers of the bread, the blueberries, and the cream cheese and egg mixture. Cover your crockpot and refrigerate it overnight.
- Before you want to start cooking in your crockpot, take it out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before and let it warm up a bit. This will help your dish cook evenly without burning around the edges, and it will also prevent the crockpot insert from cracking due to extreme variations in the temperatures.
- Cook, covered, on the low settings for 3-4 hours, or until a knife comes out clean when inserted in the center.
- Once the dish is finished cooking, make the syrup. Mix the sugar and cornstarch together in a small saucepan. Stir in water until the mixture is smooth. Then add 1/4 cup fresh blueberries. Bring this to a boil, and then cook, stirring constantly, until the berries pop. Remove this from the heat, and then stir in butter, lemon juice, and the few remaining berries for texture. Serve this warm with the French toast.