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35 Slow-Cooker Brunch Recipes to Make on Black Friday

If you're a Black Friday early bird, you know that serious shopping works up a serious appetite. This year, enjoy a hot, hearty meal featuring one—or a few!—of these slow-cooked a.m. faves. Brunch is on!

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Slow-Cooker Honey Nut Granola

I lightened up a friend’s recipe and changed the add-ins to our tastes. This honey nut granola is now a family favorite! You can vary the recipe as you like, changing the nuts, seeds or dried fruits. —Tari Ambler, Shorewood, Illinois

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Slow-Cooker Monkey Bread

I often take this slow-cooker monkey bread to church potlucks—children and adults love it! The rum extract is optional. —Lisa Leaper, Worthington, Ohio
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Spicy Sausage Hash Browns

I love to develop my own recipes and have people calling for them often. My family members and friends from our church tend to be my favorite and most honest critics. —Angela Sheridan, Opdyke, Illinois
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Hot Cocoa for a Crowd

This is a simple, delicious and comforting hot cocoa with a hint of cinnamon. It has just the right amount of sweetness.—Deborah Canaday, Manhattan, Kansas
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Overnight Bacon and Swiss Breakfast

When we have overnight guests, I like to prepare things ahead of time so we can enjoy our company. It often gets crazy when everyone first wakes up, and I like to have food available whenever people are ready to eat. I devised this slow-cooker breakfast recipe when I was feeding 22 people breakfast at a destination wedding! —Donna Gribbins, Shelbyville, Kentucky
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Slow-Cooker Oatmeal

Waking up to the wonderful aroma of this cinnamon-sugar Crockpot oatmeal is a great way to start the day! —Brandy Schaefer, Glen Carbon, Illinois
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Harvest Apple Cider

I simmer this comforting cider in my slow cooker every fall. —Lesley Geisel, Severna Park, Maryland
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Pot Roast Hash

I love to cook a Sunday-style pot roast on a weeknight. Make it into pot roast hash for any day of the week. —Gina Jackson, Ogdensburg, New York
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Slow-Cooked Breakfast Apple Cobbler

Serve them cobbler on Christmas morning—or any other cold morning. You can peel the apples if you like. —Marietta Slater, Justin, Texas
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Slow-Cooker Grits

Since moving to the South, I have come to love grits! I also love my slow cooker, and I worked to find a way to make perfect grits without stirring on the stovetop. I knew this slow-cooker grits recipe was a winner when my mother-in-law overheard someone at a church potluck say that “it just wasn’t right that a Midwesterner could make such good grits!” —Tacy Fleury, Clinton, South Carolina
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Hash Brown Egg Brunch

Slow cookers aren't just for making dinner. I make this often if we're having company overnight. With just a little planning and not much work, I can prep it the night before and have a lovely breakfast waiting in the morning. —Barb Keith, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Because we love cinnamon rolls, I created a slow-cooker recipe to make for a weekend breakfast or brunch. This is a delectable, no-fuss recipe and perfect for company and family. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Denver Omelet Frittata

This frittata is filled with the classic ingredients of a Denver omelet—peppers, onion and ham—along with potatoes to make it hearty. It’s the perfect brunch dish to serve company after church or another early outing. —Connie Eaton, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Mocha Mint Coffee

This doctored-up coffee benefits from hints of mint, cocoa and cinnamon. The marshmallows on top are a playful addition that brings out the youngster in anyone. —Mindie Hilton, Susanville, California
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Hash Brown Egg Breakfast

I love this hearty slow cooker breakfast dish. It's great for potlucks because it's easy to carry and always popular.—Nancy Marion, Frostproof, Florida
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Slow-Cooker Sausage & Waffle Bake

Here’s an easy dish guaranteed to create excitement at the breakfast table! Nothing is missing from this sweet and savory combination. It’s so wrong, it’s right! —Courtney Lentz, Boston, Massachusetts
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Western Omelet Casserole

We make a Western-style omelet with ham and hash browns using the slow cooker. From youngest to oldest at brunch, everyone devours it. —Kathleen Murphy, Littleton, Colorado
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Sweet Kahlua Coffee

I have this beverage brewing in my slow cooker at my annual Christmas open house. I set out the whipped cream and grated chocolate in festive dishes so guests can help themselves to as much Kahlua-flavored coffee as they’d like.—Ruth Gruchow, Yorba Linda, California
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Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

I absolutely love this slow-cooked oatmeal. The steel-cut oats have so much flavor and texture. My family sprinkles toasted pecans on top whenever possible. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas
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Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

I love to use my slow cooker. I started to experiment with making bread in it so I wouldn’t have to heat up my kitchen by turning on my oven. It’s so easy and simple. I make this slow-cooker banana bread all the time. —Nicole Gackowski, Antioch, California
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Overnight Vegetable & Egg Breakfast

My overnight eggs and veggies make a hearty breakfast for those who have to rush out the door. I use sliced potatoes, but frozen potatoes work, too. —Kimberly Clark-Thiry, Anchor Point, Alaska
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Slow-Cooked Big Breakfast

Slow-Cooked Big Breakfast

We make this during holidays or on mornings when we know we’re going to have a busy day. You can substitute whatever vegetables your family prefers. It’s also good with steak. —Delisha Paris, Elizabeth Cty, North Carolina
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Orange Spiced Cider

Every time I serve this wonderful hot beverage, someone asks for the recipe. Orange juice adds a bit of sweetness and Red Hots are a fun substitute for traditional cinnamon sticks. —Erika Reinhard, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Brunch Burritos

I like to use a second slow cooker to keep the tortillas warm and pliable when I serve these hearty burritos. Just place a clean wet cloth in the bottom, then cover it with foil and add your tortillas.—Beth Osburn, Levelland, Texas
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Creamy Hash Brown Potatoes

Convenient frozen hash browns are the secret behind the cheesy slow-cooker potatoes I cook up for potlucks and big group gatherings. —Julianne Henson, Streamwood, Illinois
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Chili & Cheese Crustless Quiche

This filling Tex-Mex egg casserole is perfect for any meal of the day. I add a salad and dinner is on! —Gail Watkins, Norwalk, Califiornia
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Slow-Cooked Fruited Oatmeal with Nuts

The beauty of this breakfast is that you can set the slow cooker overnight and, with nothing more than a ladle, spoons and bowls, feed a crowd in the morning. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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Spiced Coffee

I’ve found that those who aren’t necessarily coffee fans often change their tune when they get a whiff of this chocolaty coffee drink. I like to serve up a big batch at parties. —Joanne Holt, Bowling Green, Ohio
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Hearty Slow-Cooker Breakfast Hash

This sweet and savory hash certainly won't leave you hungry—the sausage, veggies and eggs will fill you up. The hint of maple syrup makes it all feel extra cozy. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia
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Slow-Cooker Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

My kids ask for this hearty slow-cook casserole for breakfast and dinner. I’ve served it with white country gravy or salsa. It’s delightful either way. —Cindy Pruitt, Grove, Oklahoma
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Spiced Apple Oatmeal

These easy, apple-y oats give your family a warm and cozy breakfast no matter how busy you are. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
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Slow-Cooker Chai Tea

A wonderful sweet and spicy aroma wafts from the slow cooker as this pleasantly flavored chai tea cooks. —Crystal Jo Burns, Iliff, Colorado
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Slow-Cooker Ham & Eggs

This dish is a treat any time of the year, but I love serving it on holiday mornings. It's basically a hands-off dish and a fun meal for family. —Andrea Schaak, Jordan, Minnesota
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Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

I adapted an oven recipe to cook itself while I’m away. It’s ready to serve when I get home, making it a real winner in my book! —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California
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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

There's nothing like a bowl of warm oatmeal in the morning, and my spiced version works in a slow cooker. Store leftovers in the fridge. —Jordan Mason, Brookville, Pennsylvania

Amy Glander
Amy is a book editor at Taste of Home where she gets to pour her passions for food and storytelling into trade and series cookbooks. When she’s not writing or editing, you’ll find her antiquing, cooking and baking from her favorite vintage cookbooks and exploring Milwaukee’s urban beauty with her digital SLR in hand.
Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.