It's a busy time of year. This you know. So every bit of extra planning goes a long way, and lately we've been all about a little breakfast prep the night before. The slow cooker can be your best friend, when it comes to breakfast. When you've started something the night before you can wake up and put the coffee on, the kitchen smells delicious, and breakfast is done!
Many folks pull out the crock-pot around this time of year to make hearty stews, chili, and soups. But ours gets just as much kitchen play for morning recipes. With a dozen ways to jazz up oatmeal and numerous grains to experiment with, a slow-cooked breakfast keeps us going well into the afternoon. And we've just started to try slow-cooked egg recipes.
Do you have any favorites? We'd love to try them!
Try a Recipe:
• Overnight Oatmeal With Apricots and Buttermilk - The Kitchn Archives
• Crockpot Whole Grain Breakfast Cereal - The Nourishing Gourmet
• Easy Apple Breakfast Cobber - Michigan Apples
• Slow Cooker Make-Ahead Sausage and Mushroom Scrambled Eggs - Betty Crocker (yes, this one uses that either much-loved or much-hated can of mushroom soup. We think they'd be just as fabulous if you left it out if you so please).
• Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Quiche - Danica's Daily
• How to Cook Perfect Steel-Cut Oats
• You Can Sleep In! Tips For Making Brunch Ahead of Time
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