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15 Best Slow Cooker Breakfast Recipes

From oatmeal to scrambled eggs, your slow cooker can do it all.
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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.

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Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette

slow cooker vegetable omelette slice on plate with fork
Courtesy of Diethood

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.

Get the recipe from Diethood. 

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Cherry Steel Cut Oatmeal

slow cooker chocolate cherry oatmeal in bowls
Courtesy of Running to the Kitchen

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.

Get the recipe from Running to the Kitchen. 

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Crock-Pot Breakfast Potatoes

crockpot breakfast potatoes
Courtesy of Well Plated

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.

Get the recipe from Well Plated. 

Easy Slow Cooker Cinnamon Rolls

cinnamon rolls made in slow cooker
Courtesy of Sally's Baking Addiction.

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.

Get the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction. 

Banana Blueberry Steel Cut Oatmeal

banana blueberry steel cut oatmeal topped with sliced bananas strawberries almonds coconut blackberries
Courtesy of Kim's Cravings

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.

Get the recipe from Kim's Cravings. 

Slow Cooker Banana Bread with Chocolate Chunks

slow cooker banana chocolate bread loaf
Courtesy of The Nut Butter Hub

Who doesn't love banana bread? Put those overripe bananas to good use with this easy recipe.

Get the recipe from The Nut Butter Hub. 

Crock-Pot Tater Tot Egg Bake

crock pot tater tot egg bake on fork
Courtesy of Julie's Eats and Treats.

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.

Get the recipe from Julie's Eats and Treats. 

Crock-Pot Creamy Banana French Toast

crock pot banana french toast on plate
Courtesy of Diethood.

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.

Get the recipe from Diethood. 

Savory Slow Cooker Oatmeal

savory oatmeal with bacon and avocado
Courtesy of Cotter Crunch.

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.

Get the recipe from Cotter Crunch. 

Crock-Pot Breakfast Casserole

crock pot breakfast casserole with cheese and vegetables
Courtesy of Apple of My Eye.

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.

Get the recipe from Apple of My Eye. 

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

slow cooker pumpkin pie oatmeal with pecans in bowl
Courtesy of Eating Bird Food.

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.

Get the recipe from Eating Bird Food. 

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Slow Cooker Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread

plate of caramel monkey bread made in slow cooker
Courtesy of Creme de la Crumb.

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?

Get the recipe from Creme de la Crumb. 

Crock-Pot Egg Scramble

crock pot egg scramble
Courtesy of The Cozy Cook.

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.

Get the recipe from The Cozy Cook. 

Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Oatmeal

serving of peach cobbler oatmeal with peach slices
Courtesy of The Healthy Maven.

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.

Get the recipe from The Healthy Maven. 

Cheesy Ham Crock-Pot Breakfast Casserole

cheesy ham and eggs in slow cooker
Courtesy of Julie's Eats and Treats.

Bored with traditional scrambled eggs? Try this recipe, filled with ham and cheese.

Get the recipe from Julie's Eats and Treats. 

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