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10 Easy Crock-Pot Breakfast Recipes to Save Your Sanity on Busy Mornings

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overnight oats cooking in crockpot with nuts in a white bowl

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up to a yummy Crockpot breakfast on a busy morning?

Whether your kids are heading back to school, home school, or remote learning, the early days of a new school year can be brutal on a mom’s sanity. To help ease your transition back into the rushed routine of school day mornings, we’ve pulled together our favorite Crockpot breakfast recipes from around the web! 🙌


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1. Wake up to this Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal for a hearty, customizable breakfast.

If you’re looking for the ultimate Crockpot breakfast recipe, our Overnight Oatmeal is SO easy to throw together, and can easily be customized with the mix-ins of your choice. Don’t forget, you MUST use steel cut oats to maintain the texture.


banana oatmeal in white bowlsPhoto from I Heart Eating

2. Make this Overnight Crockpot Banana Bread Oatmeal for a fruity treat in the morning!

With just a few minutes of prep in the evening, you can wake up to the intoxicating aroma of banana bread in the morning! At breakfast time, just slice up a banana and top with brown sugar and nuts for a sweet start to your day.


Crockpot filled with tater tot egg bake casserolePhoto from Julie’s Eats & Treats

3. This Crockpot Breakfast Tater Tot Egg Bake is a savory crowd-pleaser!

This Tater Tot Egg Bake comes together in just 15 minutes and is a big hit with kids. Wake up to a hearty breakfast with yummy layers of tater tots, ham, eggs, and cheese straight from your Crockpot!


oatmeal in bowl topped with apples and cinnamonPhoto from Nourishing Joy

4. Caramelized Apple Slow Cooker Oatmeal will start your day will a belly full of fall flavors.

Caramelized. Apple. Oatmeal. Need we say more? I don’t think there’s a kid on the planet who could turn down this yummy breakfast treat that tastes like a caramel apple!


quiche with wedge cut outPhoto from A Spicy Perspective

5. Who knew that Breakfast Quiche could be such an easy Crockpot breakfast recipe to make?!

Quiche… In a slow cooker? Mind. Blown! This Easy Slow Cooker Quiche is loaded with ham, cheese, and tons of veggies!

It’s a fabulous set-and-forget recipe that can take as long as 8 hours to cook on your slow cooker’s lowest setting, so it can be ready for you when you wake up in the morning! If you’re going to be up early (before the kids), you can cook it on high in as little as 3 hours.


pumpkin pie oatmeal in rust-colored bowlPhoto from Five Heart Home

6. Imagine waking up to the aroma of this Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal.

This divine, dessert-inspired breakfast features creamy steel-cut oats that have been slow-cooked overnight with pumpkin puree. It’s a comforting breakfast that will be ready to eat the moment you wake up, and it comes with a built-in hack for preventing burnt edges… no middle-of-the-night stirring required!


spooning cheesy grits from a blue bowlPhoto from Spicy Southern Kitchen

7. These Crockpot Grits are some of the creamiest grits you’ll ever taste without even adding cream or milk.

This recipe only works with stone-ground grits, which would normally take at least 45 minutes to cook on the stove with frequent stirring. Crockpot Grits are SO easy to make, and they turn out incredibly creamy thanks to a night spent in the slow cooker!


oatmeal with berries in white bowlPhoto from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

8. This Overnight Quinoa and Oats recipe comes together in 10 minutes the night before.

If you’re looking for a new way to use quinoa, try this mixture of steel-cut oatmeal and quinoa that can be cooked overnight in your Crockpot. Mix in some nut butter or toss with fresh berries and a splash of milk for a delicious and healthy breakfast the whole family will love!


sausage and spinach casserole in CrockpotPhoto from The Kitchn

9. This Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole packs a protein punch.

Part breakfast casserole, part overnight omelet — This savory, protein-packed breakfast will keep you running on all cylinders right up until lunchtime. If you’d like to start your day with a spicy little kick, try it drizzled with hot sauce!


breakfast burrito on plate with cilantroPhoto from Pretty Providence

10. These Slow Cooker Breakfast Burritos will become a fast family favorite!

The filling for these Crockpot breakfast burritos cooks overnight, and in the morning your family can just load up their own tortillas and eat whenever they’re ready for breakfast. It’s a simple, inexpensive, and delicious way to feed a hungry crowd!


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  1. HipMomof3

    They all look delicious, thanks for the ideas!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome!

  2. Sarah

    Any ideas for cold overnight oats?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      YES! We have this recipe here.

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