15 Crockpot Breakfast Recipes That You Can Make Ahead

Overnight Breakfast Recipes to Make Your Life Easier

Crock Pot Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns

Diana Rattray


Do you love having breakfast made for you? Using your crockpot to make breakfast overnight is almost as good. Just assemble your ingredients the night before, and you'll wake up to delicious smells and a healthy and hearty breakfast. We've gathered our very favorite make-ahead crockpot breakfast recipes that you can serve your family, or when hosting a crowd. You may never go back to the old way of making breakfast again!

Since crockpot settings and performance can differ from brand to...MORE brand, be sure to consult your appliance manual before making any recipes with your slow cooker, if you haven't tried them before.

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    Crockpot Egg Casserole Recipe
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    There's nothing like waking up to the delicious smell of this ham and egg casserole recipe cooking in your slow cooker. It's the next best thing to having breakfast made for you! Ham, eggs, potatoes, and cheese make this colorful crockpot breakfast recipe a real crowd-pleaser. It's a fabulous choice for serving to overnight guests at breakfast, or enjoying at family brunch.

  • 02 of 15
    Crockpot Cheesy Breakfast Potatoes
    Leah Maroney

    Everyone's favorite cheesy breakfast potatoes have never been easier than with this super easy crockpot recipe. It's a wonderfully filling and flavorful breakfast dish with rich potatoes, cheddar cheese, and smoky sausage. Simply throw the ingredients in the crockpot, set it and forget it! There's no pre-cooking needed and it truly only requires one pot, so there's only one thing to clean after you enjoy this make-ahead morning meal.

  • 03 of 15
    Crockpot Apple Oatmeal
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    Even the kids will enjoy this easy, scrumptious recipe for crockpot apple oatmeal that smells and tastes like apple pie. Steel cut oats get loaded into your slow cooker with chopped apple, brown sugar, honey, milk, melted butter, cinnamon, dried fruits, and nuts. Set your crockpot on low overnight and you'll wake up to the fruity smell of apples and oatmeal - a stick-to-your-ribs breakfast that's wonderfully warming and comforting. Serve with some cold heavy cream on top, or drizzle it...MORE with honey or maple syrup for an added special touch.


  • 04 of 15
    Crockpot Breakfast Burritos
    Leah Maroney  

    Breakfast burritos are a trendy and delicious morning meal that's crazy easy to make with this inspired crockpot Mexican breakfast recipe. All you need to do is load up your slow cooker with frozen hash browns, breakfast sausage, eggs, chopped green bell pepper, and Mexican cheese. You'll wake up in the morning to the fantastic aroma of breakfast burrito filling that's ready for you to wrap in warmed burritos and enjoy.

    Got extras? Wrap and freeze a few burritos for heating up...MORE individually whenever you're craving a delicious. An easy breakfast on-the-go.


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  • 05 of 15
    Crockpot Cobbler
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    Here's a super simple apple cobbler recipe that cooks in your slow cooker and makes a fabulous, decadent-tasting treat to serve at weekend breakfast or brunch. You only need a few minutes, and five ingredients, to prepare this delicious slow cooker breakfast recipe that tastes just like baked apple crisp.

    Kids and adults alike will go wild for this easy, scrumptious breakfast treat. Tastes wonderful served with some fruit yogurt, or even frozen yogurt, on top.


  • 06 of 15
    Bacon Tater Crockpot Breakfast
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    The combination of tater tots, Canadian bacon, onion, and egg is so comforting and warming. It makes for a perfect, hearty breakfast anytime, or a wonderful family brunch dish to serve on holidays. This bacon tater crockpot breakfast recipe with two kinds of cheese is just bursting with flavor.

  • 07 of 15
    Easy Crockpot Banana Bread
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    This delicious slow cooker recipe is perfect for when it's too hot to turn on the oven and you're craving some homey banana bread.

    Just combine all the ingredients in your crockpot, set your timer, and leave it to bake. You'll wake up to the delicious scent of baked banana bread, with no oven required! Enjoy moist banana bread slices on their own or with a pat of soft butter.


  • 08 of 15
    Slow Cooker Rice Pudding With Mixed Berries
    Diana Rattray  

    In Nordic countries, rice pudding is a popular breakfast. There's nothing quite like a warm, cozy bowl of rice pudding to comfort you on cold or rainy days. Dried cranberries, dried blueberries, and orange juice concentrate make this a delicious rice pudding that's so easy to make ahead in your slow cooker and is perfect for breakfast time.

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  • 09 of 15
    Slow Cooker Beans With Bacon
    Diana Rattray  

    Baked beans are an essential part of a classic British breakfast. Here's an easy crockpot recipe for baked beans with bacon that you can make the night before in your crockpot for a fabulous make-ahead breakfast or brunch side dish that goes great with eggs. It takes just minutes to mix everything in the slow cooker and you'll have a tasty, no-fuss dish in the morning.

    You can also add extra bacon, onion, or diced bell peppers, if you like, for a heartier dish.



  • 10 of 15
    Southwest Crockpot Breakfast
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    Here's a rich and delicious Tex-Mex breakfast casserole recipe that cooks overnight in your crockpot, so you wake up to breakfast already made. What could be better, especially on cold mornings, when you're craving something tummy-warming? With fluffy eggs, hearty sausage, flavorful chilies and peppers, savory onions, Mexican spices, and plenty of gooey cheese, this yummy and filling make-ahead breakfast will wake up your mouth and give you plenty of nutrition to start your day.


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    Crock Pot Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns
    Diana Rattray  

    Sticky buns are a Southern breakfast favorite that are decadently delicious. They're also incredibly easy to make, especially when you use this handy crockpot breakfast recipe. Plus, they smell nearly as fantastic as they taste.

    Refrigerated biscuit rolls are rolled in butter and then in spiced brown sugar and nuts before being baked to perfection in the slow cooker.

    Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea for a special breakfast any day of the week.

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    Crock Pot Fried Apple Slices
    Diana Rattray  

    Kids and adults alike adore warm apple slices cooked with cinnamon and sugar until they're soft and delicious. In the South, this type of cooked apple dish is referred to as "fried apples," even though they're really cooked on the stove-top — or in this recipe, your slow cooker.

    Just add the ingredients and let them do their thing while you sleep. Your family will be delighted to wake up to a house filled with the sweet, homey aroma of lightly spiced baked apples. Enjoy them on...MORE their own, or use them as a lovely topping for pancakes, French toast, or waffles.


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  • 13 of 15
    Crock Pot Banana Raisin Bread Pudding
    Diana Rattray  

    Bread pudding is wonderfully warming for breakfast, especially when it's cold outside. Enjoy this simple, scrumptious crockpot bread pudding when you want to wake up to comfort food with very little effort to prepare it the night before.

    Bread, milk, eggs, and just a few other ingredients are combined in the slow cooker to cook overnight, for a make-ahead breakfast that's deliciously soothing and satisfying.

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    Crockpot Cranberry Oatmeal
    Jonnelle Weaver  

    Just five ingredients are needed to make this ridiculously easy, healthful breakfast recipe that cooks overnight in your slow cooker.

    This crockpot oatmeal with dried cranberries and chopped dates is packed with nutrition and flavor, and is wonderful for enjoying on cool mornings. Serve as a quick and nutritious weekday breakfast, or take a bowl back to bed with you on the weekend!


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    Crockpot Baked Apples Recipe
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    Why not enjoy baked apples for breakfast? They take barely any effort to prepare, then they cook hands-free in the slow cooker overnight.

    Enjoy these yummy baked apples on their own, or create a fabulous breakfast parfait by slicing and serving them layered with plain or vanilla yogurt, fresh berries, dried fruits, and crunchy granola.