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

    Waking up to breakfast is awesome! Here are over twenty different breakfast ideas you can make in the crockpot slow cooker. Our favorite is the Ultimate Breakfast Casserole. Plug in before bed and wake up to awesomeness!

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      Posted by: Stephanie O'Dea | A Year of Slow Cooking at December 07, 2016

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      1. 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 :)

      2. Peanut clusters for breakfast? You rock!

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

      4. Anonymous12/07/2010 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....?

      5. 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.

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

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

      8. WifeofBrian11/14/2011

        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.

      9. Melissa8/27/2012

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

      10. 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!!!