Slow-Cooker Breakfast Recipes

Tired of cereal and granola bars? Serve a hot breakfast any day of the week with these easy slow-cooker breakfast recipes.

  • Hearty Oats and Grains
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Hearty Oats and Grains

    When you have a family that enjoys a wholesome, hearty breakfast, the slow cooker can come to your rescue. Get it going first thing, and let folks serve themselves when they're ready to eat.
  • Steamed Brown Bread with Currants and Walnuts
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Steamed Brown Bread with Currants and Walnuts

    This moist dark bread gets its sweetness from molasses and dried currants. It's hearty enough to get even the hungrist of eaters through until lunch.
  • Overnight Apple Butter
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr

    Overnight Apple Butter

    Make a sweet, rich apple butter spread that goes perfectly on a toasted English muffin or served over pork chops. One taste and you'll never believe it's fat free.
  • Simple Grits with Toppings

    Simple Grits with Toppings

    This recipe cooks quickly then gets transferred to the slow cooker to stay warm. Make this easy dish on mornings when you're out the door at 8 but your spouse is hanging around until 10.
  • Double Apple Cake
    Oxmoor House

    Double Apple Cake

    This cake pairs perfectly with a cup of hot coffee. It takes less than 3 hours in the slow cooker, so prep it on a weekend when you're hankering for brunch.
  • Chunky Applesauce
    Oxmoor House

    Chunky Applesauce

    Prep this recipe the night before and let it cook overnight. You'll wake up to the best applesauce you've ever tasted.
  • Pineapple-Coconut Tapioca
    Oxmoor House

    Pineapple-Coconut Tapioca

    This slow-cooker sensation is ideal for a weekend at home. It takes the stirring madness out of tapioca prep and leaves you with a dessert-like treat for brunch.
  • Maple-Hazelnut Oatmeal
    Oxmoor House

    Maple-Hazelnut Oatmeal

    The soothing aroma of fresh oatmeal makes this dish the ultimate comfort food. Savor happiness in a bowl with the flavors of brown sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup topped with chopped hazelnuts and apples.

  • Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake
    Photo: Anson Smart

    Slow-Cooker Lemon Poppy-Seed Cake

    Make a bright, zesty cake that rivals the rich flavor of your typical breakfast coffee cake. Pair this with a cup of coffee, a glass of juice, and a piece of fruit to start your day off right.
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    Brown Sugar Applesauce

    This five-ingredient breakfast dish is flavored with cinnamon, brown sugar, and lemon, for an added kick.
  • Special Morning Oatmeal

    Special-Morning Oatmeal

    Prep this recipe the night before and be ready for a delicious morning breakfast. Layer oats over fresh and dried fruits for a hearty, filling breakfast that's easy as can be.
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