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10 slow-cooker breakfasts you'll dream about all night

March 8, 2014 at 10:01 AM ET

Whether you're hosting a brunch crowd or just feeding yourself in the a.m., breakfast has never been so easy. Set the slow-cooker overnight, and when you wake up, guess what? The work is done for you.

Semi-Homemade Caramel Rolls

Semi-Homemade Caramel Rolls
Our Table for Seven

Sticky-sweet caramel rolls that are absolutely perfect with your morning coffee—and that you can throw together in 5 minutes flat? Yes, please.

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Cincy Shopper

Luscious layers of hash browns, bacon, cheese and gently cooked eggs make this casserole into a mash-up of a crust-less quiche and your favorite diner breakfast.

Slow Cooker Nutella French Toast with Caramelized Banana

Slow Cooker Nutella French Toast with Caramelized Banana
I Can Cook That

The best-ever crêpe fillings (Nutella and bananas, duh) get spooned over this decadent bread-pudding-like breakfast.

Slow Cooker Egg, Spinach and Ham Casserole

Slow Cooker Egg, Spinach and Ham Casserole
365 Days of Crockpot

One of our favorite instant breakfasts—Greek yogurt—gives the eggs in this casserole a sublimely custardy texture.

Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal Cinnamon-Apple

Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
The Fitchen

Apple pie for breakfast? Kind of, but this oatmeal is much healthier, and way lower-maintenance.

Slow Cooker Creamy Steel-Cut Oats

Slow Cooker Creamy Steel-Cut Oats
Fit Foodie Finds

Oatmeal gets a tropical makeover with rich, full-fat (and, of course, dairy-free) coconut milk.

Slow Cooker Breakfast Quinoa

Slow Cooker Breakfast Quinoa
My Whole Food Life

This date-sweetened porridge topped with pumpkin seeds is so protein-and-fiber packed, it’s the breakfast of champions—make that superheroes.

Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter

Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter
Practical Stewardship

All you need are a few pantry ingredients to pull off this homemade pumpkin butter; it’s perfect for swirling into yogurt or spreading on toast.

Slow Cooker Black Bread

Slow Cooker Black Bread
Kleinworth Co.

Coffee and cocoa give these sweet, puffy rolls their signature color. They’re excellent with your favorite butter or homemade jam.

Slow-Cooker Yogurt

Yogurt
Pass the Knife

Who needs a yogurt-maker when you’ve got a slow-cooker? This recipe is so easy, even a preschooler can make it.

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