Sure, the Instant Pot is having a moment, but sometimes, it's nice to return to the basics. With a classic slow cooker, the possibilities are endless—they can make everything from savory stews to sweet desserts.
But if you haven't used your slow cooker to make breakfast recipes, you're missing out! Crock-Pots are good for way more than just slow-cooked stews and soups. Check out these recipes for everything from omelets to oatmeal—your meal plan just got a whole lot tastier.
And for more, don't miss these 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback.
Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette
Forget the hassle of trying to flip an omelet at exactly the right time. Your slow cooker can make omelets that are just as delicious as the ones you'd make in a pan, and you really can just set it and forget it.
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Slow Cooker Chocolate Cherry Steel Cut Oatmeal
Steel-cut oats are best when they're slow-simmered, and what better way to do so than by making them in a Crock-Pot? This recipe features cocoa powder and baker's chocolate for a deliciously sweet start to your day.
Crock-Pot Breakfast Potatoes
Need a side dish to go along with that omelet? These breakfast potatoes will cook right in your slow cooker. Delicious potatoes and no sheet pan to wash? Sign us up.
Easy Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls
If your cinnamon rolls always seem to stick to the pan and get too crispy on the outside, making them in a slow cooker could be the answer. This delicious, gooey recipe is easy to assemble, and it will please family members of all ages.
Banana Blueberry Steel Cut Oatmeal
If you love the toppings of acai bowls but are craving a warm breakfast, this recipe will give you the best of both worlds. Top the berry-flavored oatmeal with the toppings of your choosing for a warm, Instagram-worthy meal.
Slow Cooker Banana Bread with Chocolate Chunks
Who doesn't love banana bread? Put those overripe bananas to good use with this easy recipe.
Crock-Pot Tater Tot Egg Bake
Sure, tater tots are delicious enough on their own. But adding them to an egg bake—and one that you can make in the slow cooker? Now that's genius.
Crock-Pot Creamy Banana French Toast
Yes, French toast is delicious, but standing over a griddle and timing out the perfect flip can be tricky. Make things easier by using your slow cooker to make a tasty plate of French toast instead.
Savory Slow Cooker Oatmeal
Yes, there are plenty of fruit-flavored oatmeal options you can make in a slow cooker. But savory oatmeal is just as nice for a tasty and filling breakfast. This recipe incorporates bacon, squash, and cherry tomatoes for a flavor explosion.
Crock-Pot Breakfast Casserole
No more layering casserole ingredients into a baking dish and risking burnt edges. This recipe will give you a perfect casserole every time, and you can make it right in your slow cooker. Packed with broccoli and eggs, this is one breakfast option you can feel great about eating.
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Enjoy the sweet flavors of pumpkin pie year-round with this tasty recipe. With canned pumpkin and pecans, this breakfast has all the flavor of a slice of pumpkin pie.
Slow Cooker Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread
If you have a major sweet tooth, this monkey bread is the perfect way to start your morning. Sweet, gooey bread topped with crunchy nuts—what could be better?
Crock-Pot Egg Scramble
Are you still making some of these scrambled egg mistakes? Make things easier by cooking scrambled eggs in your slow cooker instead. They'll be just as delicious.
Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Oatmeal
Dessert for breakfast? It's almost possible with this sweet recipe. Add a scoop of coconut cream just before serving this oatmeal for an unforgettable breakfast.
Cheesy Ham Crock-Pot Breakfast Casserole
Bored with traditional scrambled eggs? Try this recipe, filled with ham and cheese.