If you’ve recently bought or received a brand new crockpot as a gift, you might be wondering, “Okay, what now?” It’s a common issue with so many new crockpot owners who never fully realize the potential of their device. Thankfully, there are tons of delicious crockpot breakfast recipes that are super easy to make and ready to eat by the time you’re ready to get up and at em’!
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If you’re wondering how to use a slow cooker for breakfast recipes, we have some ideas for you. But first, why would you need to use a slow cooker for cooking breakfast? If you have family over, you can put a breakfast casserole in the slow cooker and it’s ready in the morning.
As we’ve said, there’s an entire universe of delicious crockpot breakfast ideas out there, such as crock pot cinnamon roll casserole and overnight crockpot breakfast casserole. But, there are also a few surprise slow cooker breakfast meals you never thought you could make in a crockpot, such as a few crockpot brunch ideas.
Most of us have hectic morning routines, and the time you can save by making a hearty overnight crockpot breakfast is immeasurable. Plus, you’re not skipping the most important meal of the day! Don’t forget to try our awesome Bisquick Sausage Balls too.
Below we’ve collected 31 of the most savory and delicious slow cooker breakfast recipes that are sure to give you the energy you need to conquer your day!
If you love blueberry pancakes and french toast, then this recipe for crockpot blueberry french toast is right up your alley!
Instead of going through all the trouble and mess of making french toast on the stove, you can easily create a delicious blueberry french toast casserole in your crockpot that will be ready to eat first thing in the morning!
There’s nothing like waking up to the smell of sweet cinnamon, knowing you’ll have something special on your plate very soon!
Perhaps one of our favorite overnight slow cooker breakfast recipes is this slow cooker omelette. It’s filled with delicious ingredients such as eggs, carrots, string beans, potatoes, zucchini, red bell peppers, onions, and parmesan cheese.
It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and by the morning, you’ll have a hot, fluffy, savory veggie omelette that’s packed with nutrition and flavor.
Best of all, you can also freeze your leftovers for a quick and easy breakfast.
Just thinking about hot chocolate is enough to put a smile on most people’s faces. It’s not just a deliciously creamy and chocolatey drink. It’s like a warm hug in a cup.
And there’s no rule saying you have to drink coffee in the morning or that hot chocolate’s only for the winter. Thanks to this fantastic recipe, you can satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy this special treat anytime.
One mistake most crockpot owners make is thinking their slow cookers are only good at preparing a limited number of dishes. But did you know you could also bake using your crockpot?
This recipe for crockpot banana bread is super-easy and makes for a delicious sweet morning treat.
Best of all, you can customize this recipe with all kinds of ingredients such as mixed nuts, blueberries, strawberries, and chocolate chips!
We all know the hot cereals they sell in stores are filled with all kinds of preservatives and unhealthy ingredients we don’t need to eat.
You can make your own overnight hot cereal breakfast that’s ready by the time you wake up and filled with wholesome and healthy ingredients such as barley, brown rice, millet, wild rice, oat groats, and wheat berries.
One fantastic twist on the traditional crock pot breakfast casserole is this recipe for Mexican crock pot breakfast casserole featuring savory ingredients such as eggs, jalapeño, sausage, green onions, red bell pepper, corn tortilla, and Mexican-blend cheese.
In truth, it’s more Mexican breakfast Lassana.
Once you’ve set all your ingredients in your slow cooker, just set it for a couple of hours, and you’ll be ready for a breakfast fiesta when the sun rises.
One of the most popular slow cooker breakfast recipes is a slow cooker cinnamon roll casserole.
And the thing that makes this recipe so special is definitely the sweet and creamy egg custard that blends with the cinnamon and warm, moist bread to create an unforgettable experience.
You won’t ever want to order another cinnamon roll from a donut shop again after tasting this masterpiece. I guarantee it!
While we’re on the subject of tasty breakfast desserts, this recipe for slow cooker sticky buns is guaranteed to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.
It only takes ten minutes to prepare this warm, buttery, sweet, delicious breakfast treat from scratch, and then you let your crock pot do the rest.
My favorite is the pecans that give buns a sweet, nutty flavor that ties everything together.
The dessert breakfast party train keeps on rolling with this incredible recipe for slow cooker peach crisp.
Now, many people are familiar with the apple version of this recipe. However, there’s just something to be said about warm peaches perfectly seasoned with cinnamon and brown sugar covered in crunchy oats.
And then, when you add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, you’ve hit a homerun!
Don’t worry. If anyone asks, just say it’s breakfast ice cream, and you should be covered.
Another dish traditionally cooked in the oven or on a stovetop is rice pudding. However, you can make this delicious morning meal in your crockpot for outstanding results.
Best of all, you don’t have to keep an eye on anything once you’ve set your crockpot. Just dump it, set it, and forget it until morning.
11. Crockpot Granola
There is nothing like the taste of homemade granola. This healthy sweet treat is addictively crispy, wholesome, and packed with ingredients to get your day started on the right track.
And if you love granola like we do, why settle for a small batch?
With this crock pot recipe, you can make a large batch of sweet, delicious granola you can munch on all week long!
The idea of making homemade bread puts off many folks. Nightmares about falling yeast and other horror stories often keep folks from trying to bake bread in the oven.
However, this slow cooker bread recipe alleviates those concerns by making the process of baking as simple as it can be!
It takes only a few minutes to mix and knead your bread, then you just hand it over to your slow cooker and let it work its magic.
Slow-cooker chocolate chip scones are another decadently delicious breakfast dessert you can make in your crockpot.
Instead of paying for overpriced scones at overpriced coffee shops, you can enjoy the decadently chocolatey treat over a cup of coffee (or tea if you want to be a traditionalist) right from the comfort of your own home.
Best of all, the recipe is pretty straightforward, and this is also one of the tasty crockpot brunch ideas we mentioned earlier.
If you’re tired of the same old jam and preserves on your morning toast or bagel, try this recipe for homemade slow cooker berry compote.
For those not familiar with compote, it’s a French dessert that dates back to medieval Europe and is made from whole fruit pieces in a sugary syrup.
You can also use a compote to top your favorite ice cream, waffles, and pancakes!
If a delicious strawberry jam is your jam, then you’ll love this recipe for crockpot strawberry jam.
Store-bought jams are often full of sugar and don’t taste nearly as good as this homemade recipe.
In just a few hours, you can enjoy some fresh and delicious homemade strawberry jam that’s perfect on toast, bagels, or makes for the perfect PB&J sandwich.
One of our favorite fruit desserts is fried apples, and with your crockpot, you can make the perfect batch that’s ready to eat by breakfast time.
The butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice create a mind-blowing experience, transforming any humble bunch of apples into an addictively flavorful dessert.
And we highly recommend trying these on your crockpot pancakes.
For most folks born and raised in the South, we know there’s nothing quite like sitting down to a bowl of rich and creamy grits.
They are perfect for warming you up on a cold morning, and with this slow cooker recipe, you can have your grits ready for you without fussing with pots and stirring.
As much as we love the simple, delicious flavor of plain oatmeal, every so often, it’s nice to explore new and exciting possibilities such as this recipe for carrot cake oatmeal.
This recipe’s perfect for those who want to eat less sugar but still enjoy one of their favorite sweet treats.
The carrots and raisins mixed into the oats taste amazing, and the coconut milk makes everything so smooth and creamy.
We have this simple recipe for homemade crockpot breakfast potatoes for those tater lovers out there that takes your humble potatoes to a whole new level.
This dish has savory seasonings such as onion, bell pepper, paprika, and garlic butter that really add new dimensions of flavor to your potatoes.
Best of all, you don’t need to worry about overcooking or drying them out because your crockpot will keep them nice, hot, and fluffy for when you wake up!
Mocha, the sweet combination of chocolate and coffee, has become a big hit over the years, with every coffee house and some restaurants serving this popular beverage.
But, instead of paying outrageous prices for “so-so” mocha, you can make your own at home in your crockpot.
This recipe makes deliciously chocolatey java that’s ready to greet you in the morning.
Best of all, you don’t have to wait in the drive-thru to get your mocha fixed.
If there’s anything my wife loves for breakfast, it’s deliciously cheesy hashbrowns. Anytime we go out to eat at Denny’s, that’s something she always orders with onions. But, now, we make this dish at home using our slow-cooker, and the results are far better than you’ll find at any greasy spoon!
There’s something magical about melty cheese mixed in with shredded potatoes with a golden-brown crust. You can also add some of your favorites like bacon, tomato, onions, jalapenos, breakfast sausage, or any topping your heart desires.
Fall is the season of pumpkins, and you don’t have to look too hard to find pumpkin spice or anything. But, instead of buying pumpkin spice oatmeal at the store, you have an even better version at home using your crock pot.
The recipe uses water, milk, steel-cut oats, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and ground flaxseed meal to create the most flavorful pumpkin oatmeal you’ve ever tasted.
French toast is a tried and true classic but can be a bit of a hassle and mess to make on the stove or griddle. However, this recipe for crockpot french toast makes cooking this delicious dessert breakfast dish super easy.
One trick they recommend is using stale, dry bread. While this may seem a bit strange, moisture in fresh bread can make your french toast come out soggy.
When you really need a hearty, filling breakfast with everything you can imagine, this crockpot breakfast casserole recipe has it all.
You’ve got frozen hash browns, bacon, ham, sausage, green onions, cheddar cheese, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, eggs, milk, dry mustard, salt, and pepper.
These ingredients create a deliciously filling meal that’s hot and ready to serve the moment you wake up.
25. Giant Pancake
Pancakes are a classic breakfast staple that can be a bit of a pain to make due to the messy ingredients, standing over a hot stove or griddle, and the part I really dislike, flipping the pancakes.
But, with your crockpot, you can make big, beautiful, and deliciously fluffy pancakes that eat more like a pie. The only thing you need to do is make the batter and pour it into your crockpot.
Apple sauce is another delicious and healthy treat you can make right at home using your crockpot.
To experiment with different flavors, you can add peeled or unpeeled apples of many varieties.
And by the time you wake up, you’ll have a pot full of sweet, savory apple sauce that’s filled with all the good stuff minus the sugar you get from the store-bought stuff.
27. Steel-Cut Oats
If you like keeping things simple with a rich, hearty bowl of steel-cut oats, don’t waste your time cooking them over a stove or, worse, buying those “instant” oatmeal packs.
Instead, you can throw your oats in your crockpot overnight for the most deliciously creamy steel-cut oatmeal you’ve ever tasted.
Steel-cut oats are one of those dishes that really benefit from slow and low cooking. The difference between this recipe and stove-top cooked oats is like night and day!
We’ve covered crockpot peach crisp, and now we proudly introduce this delicious recipe for crockpot apple crisp.
This recipe calls for fresh, peeled apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, salt, and homemade cinnamon crumble, which the recipe also shows you how to make.
One spoonful and your tastebuds will be in heaven!
This dish is terrific on its own or served with ice cream and caramel sauce.
You can save a lot of money on a chai tea latte at your favorite coffee house with this incredible crockpot recipe.
This flavorful beverage is made with black tea, sugar, water, nonfat dry milk powder, ground ginger, cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, ground cloves, and vanilla extract.
The taste is a swirl of sophisticated flavor interactions that taste amazing when cooked in your crock pot overnight.
One of the most significant benefits of cooking in your crockpot is how many incredible “dump-it and forget-it” recipes there are.
Another quick and easy favorite is this recipe for crockpot breakfast quinoa that blends the flavors of hearty dry quinoa, milk, strawberries, banana, almond butter, and honey for a rich and flavorful breakfast that cooks overnight.
You’re not going to believe how sweet and flavorful this dish is when you eat your first blissful spoonful.
For a completely different kind of breakfast experience, you’ve got to try this recipe for crockpot-baked apples.
Instead of slicing up your apples, this recipe calls for using cored apples filled with your favorite ingredients like yogurt, cinnamon, and raisins.
But, you can always add your own ingredients for a deliciously, unique, and tasty breakfast.
Also, be sure and check out more delicious crockpot breakfast recipes in the video below.
Our 30+ BEST Crockpot Breakfast Recipes (+Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate)
- 5 cups 2% milk
- 1 cup heavy cream or half and half
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup powdered cocoa
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- Miniature marshmallows
- Whisk all the ingredients but vanilla and marshmallows in a slow cooker.
- Cook 2 hours.
- Stir in vanilla.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.