7 Easy Slow-Cooker Breakfasts

With just a little advanced planning you can wake up to a ready-made dish tomorrow morning.

December 10, 2015
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You probably didn't think you could love your slow cooker any more than you already do—but we're about to prove you wrong. See, in addition to all the ridiculously easy dinners it cooks while you're at work, the crock pot has another trick up its sleeve: breakfast. That's right: Your slow cooker can make you healthy, tasty breakfasts while you're sleeping the night away. Get started with these seven great recipes from food bloggers.

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Slow Cooker Yogurt

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MOM ON TIME OUT

Making a huge batch of homemade yogurt is way easier than it sounds—thanks, of course, to the magic of the slow cooker. Check out this excellent photo tutorial from Mom on Time Out to learn how to do it.

 

Slow Cooker Veggie Omelette

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF DIETHOOD

Breakfast for a crowd has never been easier than this veggie-packed egg dish. It's like making a frittata without having to heat up the whole oven. Get the full recipe from Diethood right here.

Related: Insanely Easy + Clean Banana Bread

 

Paleo Slow Cooker N'Oatmeal

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Just because Paleo dieters don't eat grains doesn't mean they should be deprived of a warm bowl of breakfast goodness. This creative recipe from Rubies and Radishes creates hearty texture using butternut squash, almonds, and walnuts, with a little coconut milk for creaminess. Here's the recipe.

 

Slow Cooker Banana Nut Oatmeal

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE LEMON BOWL

This recipe from The Lemon Bowl takes overnight oats to a whole new level. Mashed banana adds natural sweetness (no added sugars here!) and a dash of cinnamon and vanilla extract impart indulgent flavor reminiscent of your favorite baked goods. Here's how to pull it all together.

 

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF RECIPE REBEL

Stuffed peppers aren't just for dinner anymore. This early-morning variation from Recipe Rebel stuffs vibrant bell peppers with eggs, cheese, nutrient-packed spinach, and a little bit of bacon for good measure. Find the complete recipe right here.

 

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Slow Cooker Quinoa Energy Bars

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF FOOD FAITH FITNESS

Healthy foodies know that the energy bar aisle is rife with products that claim to be good for you but actually aren't—all the more reason to make your own in the slow cooker. This recipe by Food Faith Fitness combines some of our favorite ingredients—almond butter, pure maple syrup, quinoa, chia seeds—into one hell of a clean energy bar. Here's the recipe.

 

Homemade Slow Cooker Granola

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF BARE FEET IN THE KITCHEN

Granola?! In the slow cooker?! You bet—and it's insanely easy. You can make a whopping 15 servings of totally clean granola in one fell swoop using this recipe from Bare Feet in the Kitchen. 

This article originally published on Eat Clean.

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