Slow Cooker Breakfast Recipes

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It has been said before and will be said again, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good nourishing meal at the beginning of the day gets you up and ready to face what is coming your way.

Add a great cup of coffee and you are set.

Far too many people either skip breakfast or grab something at a drive thru on the way to work. This is not only unhealthy it is also a waste of money.

You can wake up each morning to a hearty breakfast just waiting for you to put it in a bowl or on your plate.

Use your slow cooker to prepare a meal the night before and let it cook on low over night so your breakfast is being prepared while you sleep.

Omelet casserole:

Preparation time is ten minutes

You cook this meal overnight and will serve six.

Ingredients:

1 32 oz bag of frozen hash browns, thawed partially

¾ cup diced onions

½ lb, shredded extra old cheddar cheese ( any cheddar is on)

7 eggs

½ cup milk

Optional ¼ tsp dry mustard

Sea salt and black pepper to taste.

Preparation:

  1. Put one half has browns in slow cooker
  2. Add one half of the onions
  3. add one half shredded cheese
  4. repeat in layers
  5. Whisk together eggs, milk, dry mustard, sea salt, black pepper
  6. Pour mixture over ingredients in slow cooker
  7. Cover and cook on low for ten hours.

Serve.

This next dish is one of my favourites not only is it simple to prepare, it tastes great and is quite healthy.

Slow Cooker Porridge

Preparation time five minutes.

Cook over night about ten hours.

Serves four.

Ingredients

1- ¼ cup cracked wheat (organic)

2- ¾ cup slow cooking rolled oats (organic)

3- 3 cups water

4- ½ cup raisins or ¼ cup dried cranberries

5- 1 tbsp wheat germ

6- ½ cup grated granny smith apples but any apple will do

7- ¼ tsp cinnamon

8- Honey option

9- Skim milk to taste.

Preparation:

1- Combine cracked wheat, rolled oats (This is a good dish for organic products), water, raisins, wheat germ, apples and cinnamon

2- Mix

3- Cover and cook for ten hours.

Serve with honey if desired and a touch of milk.

These two dishes will help you get your day off to a great start and will help you avoid the high calorie and high fat snack that far too many of us call breakfast.

If you like cranberries give this version some thought.

Cranberry Oatmeal Hot Cereal

Preparation; five minutes

Cook time ten hours

Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

11/4 cup slow cooking (old fashion) rolled oats

1 cup dried cranberries

½ cup dried figs

4 cups water

Skim milk to taste.

Preparation:

1- Place rolled oats, dried cranberries, water in slow cooker

2- Mix until well combined

3- Cover and cook on low for ten hours

4- Stir and serve adding skim milk as desired.

A very tiny bit of advanced planning and preparation can help you have a great breakfast each morning.

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Patricia Costanzo 7 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain

Bob, Yum! I've heard of doing oatmeal with apple juice in the crock pot, but yours sound better and healthier. I love my crock pot. In the old days the pot was attached to the heating element and no fun to clean, so I rarely used it. Have you ever added ham or sausage to your egg dish?


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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Thanks for coming by, i have not added ham or sauage but see no reason why not, have to try it next time I make this dish.


laringo 7 years ago

I see you're a crock pot lover too and I honestly never made breakfast with my crockpot. This a very smart idea. I'll be trying your recipes soon. Thanks a bunch.


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

Cool! I don't have the frozen hashbrowns but do have a few small potatoes and I will be putting that in there as they do cook nicely in the slowcooker. Tomorrow is Sunday and I like bing meals, including breakfast at the start of our week. That is old fashioned but I still like that.


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seamist 7 years ago from Northern Minnesota

These recipes sound delicious. Thank you for sharing them.


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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Sunday is our big meal day as well, also the day i prepare items for the week. Thank you all for stopping by.


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DonnaCSmith 7 years ago from Central North Carolina

Thanks! I would never have thought about making breakfast in my crockpot! Perfect for those big family gatherings, where we stay up all night talking and I don't feel like cooking in the morning. These I will save and try.


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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

Thanksgiving morning is perfect for this. The less there is in the kitchen the better!


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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Thanks for stopping by. A Holiday morning is an ideal time for a breakfast that is already cooked.

The slow cooked breakfast gives you more time to enjoy coffee and conversation.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

Wow...I just never thought of using my crockpot during the night. Breakfast is my very favorite meal and to have a nice meal waiting for me in the morning sounds wonderful. Just like having a hired chef! Thanks too for sharing those 2 healthy morning recipes.


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evemurphy 7 years ago from Ottawa

wonderful ideas and I am hooked on porridge in the morning so will try your variant on it...cracked wheat and additional fruits...yum! :)


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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick Author

I'm a big porridge fan as well, thanks for stopping by.


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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick Author

"Just like having a hired chef!" now that is a pleasant thought.


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marisuewrites 7 years ago from USA

Hey Bob! These recipes are sounding so good...I love the slow cooker, in fact am developing a web blog dedicated to slow cooking recipes, but I did not have anything about breakfast. I'm not an oatmeal fan, but believe I could be talked into these. My husband loves oatmeal, so this weekend would be a great time to try these out for him....who can sleep if these smells are coming from the kitchen?? However, it's a great time saver, so I'll take your advice.

I recently got a new cooker that does everything but talk. It'll shut off after a few hours, keeping it on warm. Thanks!


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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick Author

"I recently got a new cooker that does everything but talk. It'll shut off after a few hours' this i could use, thanks fo stopping by, when you blog is ready i'd like to stop by.


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marisuewrites 7 years ago from USA

You bet...I'll email you a few other recipe links I have...they're my sites, don't want to overpromote here...but would love you to visit them. =))


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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Thanks i will visit.


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judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

These recipes sound yummy! My favorite porridge is barley, brown rice and oatmeal, equal amounts of each. So-o-o-o good!


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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Now that sounds good, thanks for dropping by.


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Lamme 6 years ago

That slow cooker omelet casserole sounds wonderfully easy. Great way to get the kids rolling out of bed in the morning!


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Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Thanks for dropping by.


Donna 6 years ago

Hi last night i made the last porridge recipe but instead i added banana and sultanas. Unfortunately it wasn't very nice it was brown from the bananas and the sultanas were swollen and not very nice lol. I think i better try the recipe as it is, i just didn't have the ingrediants so i alternated.


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Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Experimentation and substitution are part of the cooking process. Thanks for commenting.


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KimberlyAnn26 5 years ago

Yummy! All of these recipes sound really good! I use my crock pot all the time. I will definitely have to try the omelet recipe.


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Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Happy cooking, thanks for dropping by.


Helen Taylor 4 years ago

I slow cook a lot being on cheap late night electricity (or to put it another way expensive day time electricity), and add sultanas and nutmeg and cinnamon to our porridge, then put agave syrup on top, just a touch, when serving. Sultanas do swell up, they're lovely that way. I put them in rice pud too (which does just as well in the SC as porridge and round-grain rice just as long! Any dried fruit adds to the porridge, IMO.


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Bob Ewing 4 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Porridge and dried fruit are great companions, thanks for the comment.

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