Save yourself time in the morning by making breakfast with a slow cooker. The yummy aroma of homemade breakfast wafting through the halls will give you one more reason not to snooze through that annoying alarm. Give this idea a try with one (or all) of these fabulous slow cooker breakfast recipes.
1. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread | Clean Eating
Make moist pumpkin bread from the convenience of your slow cooker using canned pumpkin puree. By adding apple juice, you can sweeten the bread without adding as much sugar. The recipe calls for maple sugar flakes, but feel free to use light brown sugar instead. Recipe makes 16 servings at one 1/2-inch slice each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 159; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 70mg; Total Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 8g; Protein: 4g
2. Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal | The Healthy Maven
When it comes to slow-cooked breakfasts, this recipe for slow cooker apple pie steel-cut oatmeal gets the blue ribbon. At under 200 calories per serving, it delivers 5 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein. Recipe makes 5 servings at 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 180; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 135mg; Carbohydrate: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 11g; Protein 5g
3. Slow Cooker Bacon, Egg & Hash Brown Casserole | Elle Penner, MyFitnessPal Registered Dietitian
Toss eggs, hash browns, bacon and cheese into the slow cooker then wake up to a fluffy egg breakfast. This low-carb breakfast idea is savory and full of protein. Recipe makes 8 servings at about 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 342; Total Fat: 22g; Saturated Fat: 10g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 357mg; Sodium: 648mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 2g; Protein 21g
4. Slow Cooker Breakfast and Sweet Pepper Hash | Better Homes and Gardens
If you’re craving sausages for breakfast, make this recipe, featuring tender chicken sausages and sweet peppers, for slow cooker hash. At less than 150 calories per serving, you can add a side of eggs (for you low-carbers) or a slice of 100% whole-grain toast. Recipe makes 10 servings at 2/3 cups each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 131; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 24mg; Sodium: 220mg; Total Carbohydrate: 18g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 7g
5. Slow Cooker Veggie Frittata | Kalyn’s Kitchen
Eggs made in the slow cooker are softer and great for reheating! If you like microwaveable breakfasts, then make this slow cooker vegetable-filled frittata ahead of time to reheat when you’re ready. The feta cheese adds creaminess and saltiness but feel free to replace it with your favorite cheese instead. Recipe makes 6 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 185; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 295mg; Sodium: 667mg; Total Carbohydrate: 9g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 13g
6. Maple-Hazelnut Oatmeal | Cooking Light
The soothing aroma of fresh oatmeal out of a slow cooker is convincing enough to make this maple-hazelnut oatmeal. Savor happiness in a bowl with the flavors of brown sugar, cinnamon and maple syrup topped with chopped hazelnuts and apples. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 1/4 cup oatmeal + 1 tablespoon syrup + 1/2 tablespoon hazelnuts.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 358; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 13mg; Sodium: 226mg; Total Carbohydrate: 62g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Protein: 9g