Breakfast is the most important meal of the day 鈥 really! Not only does eating a proper breakfast聽jump-start your metabolism, but it also聽gives you the kind of energy you need to rock your day like a total boss. No matter how busy your morning, how long your commute or how extensive聽your to-do list is, there鈥檚 no reason to skimp out on the first meal of the day 鈥 especially when it鈥檚 an easy breakfast recipe that you can make in your slow cooker聽and serve all week long. Get ready to salivate聽over these聽12 crock pot recipes that are so good, they鈥檒l help you聽become a morning person.


1. Southwest聽Breakfast Burritos: Ditch your usual (cereal) for something hot and delicious. These burritos are filled with black beans, green peppers, salsa and crumbled tofu. Put all the ingredients in your crock pot before you go to bed and you鈥檒l actually look forward to waking up in the morning. The leftovers also make a tasty lunch. (via Delish Knowledge)


2. Coconut Strawberry Steel Cut Oats: Okay, so this one is oatmeal, but you鈥檒l understand why it made the cut聽as soon as you take the first bite. It calls for coconut milk, brown sugar and a splash of聽sweetened condensed milk to make it extra creamy. This oatmeal will make you never want to skip breakfast again. Top with shredded coconut and fresh fruit, then聽dig in. (via Domestic Superhero)


3. Stuffed Peppers: These tasty peppers are perfect for brunch 鈥斅爐here鈥檚 hardly any prep involved and you can forget about them for the next four hours while you finish getting ready.聽Each pepper is filled with eggs, spinach and cheese and will have you feeling like super woman by the time you鈥檙e finished eating (and collecting compliments from your guests). (via The Recipe Rebel)


4. Cinnamon Rolls: Put this recipe in your back pocket (or Pinterest board) and save it for Christmas morning. Make and refrigerate the dough the night before, put it in the crock pot in the morning聽while you鈥檙e all unwrapping presents and by the time you鈥檙e finished, the cinnamon rolls will be too. The cream cheese frosting drizzle is optional, but so聽recommended.聽(via Creme de la Crumb)


5. Peach Oatmeal: Your hectic mornings just got a whole lot easier thanks to this simple recipe. Start聽a batch of this sweet peach oatmeal in the slow cooker on Sunday night before you go to bed. Not only will you wake up to a yummy breakfast, but you鈥檒l also have enough to last you the rest of the week. Store the leftovers聽in the fridge to reheat a portion and top with milk each morning.聽(via Yummy, Healthy, Easy)


6. Breakfast Casserole: A hearty and delicious breakfast can be yours without having to slave away in the kitchen. Layers of shredded hash browns, cheese, eggs and green onions are cooked for four hours, or until the cheese has reached maximum meltyness and the eggs have聽set. Have your plate ready, because this one goes fast. (via Iowa Girl Eats)


7. Baked Apples: Instead of getting by on just coffee, start your day with a warm baked apple. Save yourself some extra work and use your favorite bagged聽granola 鈥 you鈥檒l never be able to tell the difference after it bakes in a bath of brown sugar and butter for the next two hours. If you can manage to save one of these聽for later, reheat it and top with vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert. Whatever聽way you eat it, there鈥檚 no denying how good these are. (via The Magical Slow Cooker)


8. Hashbrown Casserole: This easy casserole will instantly become the star of any breakfast spread. Put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and try to your hardest to forget about it for the next three hours. It won鈥檛 be easy, but the wait is definitely worth it. Top with fresh cracked pepper, parsley and extra crispy bacon. (via Chelsea鈥檚 Messy Apron)


9. Salted Caramel Almond Granola: There鈥檚 no wrong way to enjoy this sweet + salty聽granola:聽Eat it with milk, sprinkle it on yogurt or just snack on it all day long. Once you see how simple it is to聽make, it鈥檒l quickly become part of your weekly routine. (via The Seasoned Mom)


10. Banana French Toast: Yup, your crock pot can even make french toast. Start with a聽sliced baguette and cover it in cream cheese, bananas, brown sugar and chopped walnuts. Four hours later, you鈥檒l聽be greeted by warm french toast just begging to be devoured. Drizzle with honey before serving and get ready to be wowed. (via Diethood)


11. Zucchini, Tomato + Feta Frittata: Eating healthy just got easier. This simple and satisfying frittata聽calls for聽fresh eggs, zucchini, tomatoes and feta cheese. Your frittata is done when you can insert a knife into the middle and it comes out dry. (via Foodie Corner)


12. Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread: A pan full of soft, doughy monkey bread made from canned cinnamon rolls is just what your morning needs. After 20 minutes of prep work, this聽only takes two hours to bake聽鈥 jump in the shower, throw in some laundry and catch up on聽your emails while you wait, then top with icing and serve.聽(via Crazy for Crust)

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