french toastIf you haven't been using your Crock-Pot to make breakfast, you've been missing out. As good as it is to come home to a nice dinner you've made in one, it's even a bit sweeter to roll out of bed and have a delicious meal waiting for you.

I love to make slow cooker breakfasts when we have company, or on any day I know we're going to be rushed in the morning. It's a great way to venture away from your standard cereal bowl once in awhile. Here are six of my favorite breakfast recipes I've found that you can make in your slow cooker or Crock-Pot. And, of course, breakfast for dinner is never a bad thing either.

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Crock-Pot French Toast

Just add butter, syrup, fruit, or whatever toppings you like, and you've got one amazing start to your day. 

Overnight Egg Casserole

Packed with protein, you'll sleep well knowing this is waiting for you in the morning.

Breakfast Risotto

It sounds a bit strange, but it's scrumptious. With apples, cinnamon, and butter, it's similar to oatmeal, but the Arborio rice gives it a nice, new consistency.

Overnight Oatmeal

If you prefer a more traditional start to your day, this recipe for oatmeal is a great one.

Crock-Pot Apple Pie Coffee Cake

This one only takes a couple of hours to cook, so if you're up before the rest of the house, get this started and they'll be awfully glad you did.

Crock-Pot Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

The perfect side dish, this casserole is comfort food defined. It's a snap to make, and you'll be so glad you did.

Do you make breakfast in your slow cooker?


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