Wouldn’t it be great to wake up to fresh breakfast in the morning without having to slave over the stove? We’re not too proud to admit that even we end up running out the door without so much as a stale breakfast bar in hand most days. But, when we remember to plug in our slow cooker–yes, THAT slow cooker–our breakfasts are much, much tastier.

It’s a common misconception that the Crock Pot is only good for soups, stews, and chickens, the handy culinary gadget also cooks up some of the most involved breakfast staples, all while you sleep. The best part? You and your family get to wake up to amazing-smelling dishes, both sweet, savory, and healthy as well as, well, not-so-healthy (but very yummy!)

C’mon, is there a better motivation to get out of bed early than a breakfast that is already cooked for you? We think not!

Here are 11 breakfasts to make the night ahead right in your slow cooker. Trust us–you WILL be inspired to prep one of these meals tonight. Be sure to follow the links below to access the full recipes!

  1. Ham, Cheese, and Veggie Quiche

    Truth: quiches are a total pain in the butt to make, but when you let the Crock Pot do the work, the experience is much, much simpler. How yummy does that look?!

  2. Tater Tot Egg Bake

    Do you like your breakfast to include everything but the kitchen sink? If so, this ultra-hearty–and oh-so-yummy!–tater tot egg bake is the choice for you!

  3. Cinnamon Roll Casserole


    Do you have a brunch potluck coming up but you’re not sure what to make? This super easy cinnamon roll casserole is sure to be a hit!

  4. Homemade Yogurt

    Many storebought yogurts are chock-full of added sugars, but when you make your own at home, you wake up to a yogurt that’s as healthy and pure as possible. Such a better option!

  5. Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

    There’s nothing more comforting than indulging in a nice bowl of piping-hot oatmeal on a cold morning. The best part about this particular recipe is that it makes breakfast for an entire week!

  6. Artichoke Frittata

    Dreaming of waking up to a light, fluffy, super-healthy frittata tomorrow morning? Yep, same here!

  7. No-Knead Bread


    Start your morning off right with some chewy, warm no-knead bread. Oh, and don’t forget the jam!

  8. French Toast

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    Take your French toast to the next level. With this Crock Pot recipe, you’ll be making the sweet breakfast with ingredients that have been blending and baking overnight. French toast doesn’t get richer than this, folks!

  9. Cheesy Bacon Strata

    Sick of basic omelets? If so, this ultra-airy yet super sumptuous strata is the alternative for you.

  10. Cheesy Potatoes with Bacon

    Need we say more?? It’s cheese, potatoes, and bacon, people!

  11. Nutella and Banana French Toast

    And, just to make sure your mouth is properly watering, we’ve included our all-time favorite Nutella and banana French toast dish. Yes, it’s just as good as it looks!

We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on all of these beautiful breakfasts! Which one do you plan on making first? Do you regularly prepare your breakfast the night before in your Crock Pot? If so, do you have any tips for newbies?