Waking up to hot, ready-made breakfast: nothin’ says lovin’ like eggs and bacon on your plate that you didn’t have to make. Well, that you didn’t have to prepare right before rushing off to work, or jumping into the weekend, at least.
Here’s my opinion: I’m guaranteed to get a much better meal in my stomach before heading out the door by eating a breakfast that I’ve put together the night before and have let sit in the slow cooker, compared with leaving it all to be conjured up the-morning-of. The morning of usually results in downing dry toast and yogurt, if that.
I’ve got nothing against yogurt, but a better breakfast leads to a better day, which leads to a better evening, which leads to another better morning. And so it’s all-round goodness, for everyone.
Here are 5 pre-made breakfasts that will change the way you live, or at least your relationship with the hours before noon:
Eggs, onion, cheese, bell pepper, hash browns, and bacon: this recipe is a fantastic way to start the day.
Unlike some ‘slow cooker egg breakfasts’ this one isn’t just kept warm in the slow cooker after you’ve made it in the frying pan: it actually does cook there overnight.
It takes 8 ½ to 10 hours, so you can relax and sleep while it does all the work.
This could even be served as a dessert. In our house, Nutella IS a dessert but there’s no rule that says we can’t splurge once in a while and make it part of the most wonderful breakfast in the world.
It takes about 2 hours on high, so it’s best as a brunch on weekends.
On a cold winter’s morning- or a sunny hot one, for that matter-how amazingly delicious do caramelized bananas and hazelnut chocolate spread sound??
Another great recipe for brunch. This one is tasty, filling and vitamin-packed at the same time.
I love the addition of fresh baby spinach, and the idea of combining veggies with breakfast.
Cooking for two hours on high finishes up this flavor-packed casserole with cheese, ham, spinach and eggs.
Serves about 6 guests.
Delicious, hearty oatmeal that takes about 5 hours in the slow cooker: nothing better. Since this recipe is short of 8 hours, it seems logical that it is best done in a cooker that can be programmed before going to bed.
Coconut milk and coconut oil, steel cut oats, brown sugar and cinnamon round this out as a favorite warm, cozy meal.
This spread involves pumpkin, maple syrup, and spice. YUM. It’s a better butter that can be done on high in 4 hours or on low for 8 hours, for a great overnight bake that fills the house with flavor.
It’s a great fall treat, but with all the health benefits that pumpkin has to offer it’s solid choice at any time of the year.
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