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A Year of Slow Cooking

Wednesday, December 7, 2005


Wake up to a fully-cooked breakfast! I love plugging my slow cooker in before bed when I have a house full of people. If my guests wake before I do, they can simply serve themselves.

All recipes are completely gluten-free. If you are not gluten-free, simply ignore my notes, or file them away in case you ever need to cook for someone with a gluten sensitivity.

    1. Apple Coffee Cake
    2. Apple Oatmeal
    3. Baked Oatmeal Recipe
    4. Banana Bread
    5. Breakfast Risotto
    6. Egg, Feta, and Mushroom Breakfast Casserole
    7. French Toast Bake Recipe
    8. Granola Recipe
    9. Grits
    10. Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
    11. Leftovers for Breakfast Casserole
    12. Mexican Breakfast Casserole
    13. Oatmeal (overnight; basic recipe)
    14. Overnight Breakfast Potatoes with Sausage
    15. Overnight Egg, Cheese and Sausage Casserole
    16. Pancakes (kind of like a scone)
    17. Peanut Clusters (ha ha ha)
    18. Pumpkin Granola
    19. Spinach and Feta Quiche
    20. Ultimate Breakfast Casserole Recipe
    21. You Can Make Yogurt in Your CrockPot!
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      Sarah said...

      You are a lifesaver!!

      Jane said...

      Wow, great idea to use the slow cooker for breakfast too. I just made the apple oatmeal recipe and used some leftover eggnog and ground hazelnut from holiday baking. YUM. Leftovers will make a great breakfast for the next few days :)

      Melinda said...

      Peanut clusters for breakfast? You rock!

      Stephanie O'Dea said...

      LOL, Melinda! how'd that get in there...

      greenmomintheburbs said... do you get around the short cooking times for these? Most breakfast foods I love, at least the slow-cooking ones, are hard to stretch beyond maybe 3-4 hours total cooking time, and despite the fact that I often DO only get 3-4 hours actual sleep, I wouldn't want to plan for it as though it were a good thing! Any way to negotiate this kind of thing? Can you cook before bed and leave things on warm all night? Or....?

      Stephanie O'Dea said...

      I usually end up turning the crock on at 10 or 11 pm, and after the cooking is done, the food stays on warm until wake-up time. This is one of the best uses for a programmable slow cooker.

      shannon_in_love said...

      you should have put #14 as #1...IMHO

      Julie Anne said...

      Oh, I have family coming in for the holidays!! can't wait to try one or two of these out!!

      WifeofBrian said...

      I bought one of the timers that are used to turn your lamps on when you are not home, $2.00) at the dollar store and I plug my crock pot into that and set it so it is done when we get up in the morning.

      Melissa said...

      Thank you wifeofbrian! What a great idea! Thank you Stephanie for all the great recipes using the crockpot!

      iheartgardening said...

      wow, i didn't even know you could do all this w a slow cooker. thanks. got my turkey going and next i'll be trying the breakfast oatmeals yum!!!

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