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Breakfasts In The Crockpot

So my fiance & I are having people over every other week for an 8-hour D&D session.
I told everyone that if they throw in $5, I'll give them two meals & a bunch of homemade snacks (muffins mostly)
I'm thinking that making a breakfast or brunch in the crockpot for the first meal would probably work perfectly, but I don't really have that many breakfast crockpot recipes.

Any suggestions?

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icelore
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:05 am (UTC)
Crockpot oatmeal IS AMAZING. I don't even like oatmeal and would eat it every single day.

http://www.theyummylife.com/Slow_Cooker_Banana_Coconut_Milk_Oatmeal

http://www.theyummylife.com/Slow_Cooker_Cherry_Almond_Oatmeal


For a more "regular" breakfast, this is my go-to bacon and egg deal:
http://busycooks.about.com/od/breakfastmaindishes/r/cpbacontater.htm


Also, french toast and Creme Brulee French Toast:
http://thecakeeccentric.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/brunch-crock-pot-french-toast/

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/eggs/creme-brlee-french-toast/


This is not for the crockpot, but throwing this out there anyway -
http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/06/09/blueberry-pie-pancakes/
mach2kudou
Jan. 20th, 2013 05:39 am (UTC)
i've made the creme brulee french toast and trust me, don't let the bread soak for too long(mine soaked for over 24 because i had Things To Do and Drink) or you'll end up with a weird bread pudding. horrible texture but an alright taste.
icelore
Jan. 20th, 2013 06:03 am (UTC)
That's very true. How long I let mine set depends on how fresh the bred it. I've found it works better with slightly stale bred and a shorter "marinating" time of 4-8 hours.
the_punk_hippie
Jan. 21st, 2013 03:04 am (UTC)
I wanted to do crockpot french toast, but after seeing a lot of the recipes, I'm thinking I'll just end up doing an overnight french toast casserole in the oven & save the crockpot for hot drinks or dinner :D
whitiglil
Jan. 23rd, 2013 01:45 am (UTC)
I totally agree about crock pot steel cut oatmeal! I don't even like oatmeal, but I'd eat it. Also, I've used about a cup of it and it made like 4 cereal(ish) bowls of it, so make sure your crock pot is big enough, proportionately!

I figure that if it multiplies 4 fold but is twice the price as the regular oatmeal (about the same size box), then it's still about half the price overall, give or take. So good cost-benefit analysis:-) Have fun!
schexyschteve
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:17 am (UTC)
Overnight Crock Pot Oatmeal:
Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal: 1 cup steel cut or regular oats (NOT Quick Oats!). 4 cups water. 1/2 cup milk. 1/4 cup brown sugar (or stevia and some molasses). 1 TBS butter (or coconut oil). 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. 1 tsp cinnamon. Dash or two salt. Combine all in crockpot and cook on low for 8hrs. Serve with milk & cinnamon sugar.

Crock Pot French Toast

ABC Oatmeal
kayjayuu
Jan. 20th, 2013 09:48 am (UTC)
Using steel cut and using regular oats makes a huge difference in the recipe. (Not talking about quick oats.)

See here.

Steel cut oats are absolutely to die for. They work well with this recipe.
the_punk_hippie
Jan. 21st, 2013 03:05 am (UTC)
Thank you for pointing that out! I was actually thinking of using large flake oats in the crockpot, but now I'm just planning on picking up more steel cut oats (I prefer them anyway)
dracutgrl
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:18 am (UTC)
Here's a list from Stephanie O'Dea's blog:

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2010/12/breakfast.html

Also, a link to my mom's quiche recipe - not a crockpot recipe, but super easy and super adaptable to any meal (I made one with kielbasa and cheddar for Xmas b'fast and it rocked!): http://dracutgrl.livejournal.com/63431.html
foxesdaughter
Jan. 20th, 2013 02:29 am (UTC)
Perhaps this could be adapted for the crockpot? I'd give it a trial run to get the timing down, though - http://allrecipes.com/recipe/christmas-morning-wife-saver-breakfast-casserole/
lilfootmands
Jan. 20th, 2013 02:53 am (UTC)
if you're not on it already... pinterest has amazing recipies and other stuff from crafts to fashion to house to diy stuff... check it out
the_punk_hippie
Jan. 21st, 2013 03:06 am (UTC)
hahaha, I don't trust myself on pinterest :D
amyo67
Jan. 20th, 2013 03:44 am (UTC)
I was trying something out that has worked ok for me a couple of times. WHere I beat a few eggs, and then add in whatever other ingredients like bacon bits, cheese, sausage crumbles, bell pepper, and/or anything else you might like and cook it for about 3 hours. I also tried it with some of the frozen potatoes obrien added in and that was pretty good too.
of_salfarro
Jan. 20th, 2013 12:51 pm (UTC)
Rice pudding!
the_punk_hippie
Jan. 21st, 2013 03:06 am (UTC)
oooh, I didn't even think of that as a breakfast dish!! thanks for the suggestion :D
carduustristus
Jan. 20th, 2013 02:53 pm (UTC)
Not a crock pot recipe, but you can set it up the night before.
chocolatescifi
Jan. 20th, 2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
I have no idea how this would so I'm tossing this out for opinions. How well would the crockpot oatmeal work if you substituted barley for the oats? Or perhaps did a 50/50 mix of barley and steel-cut oats?
the_punk_hippie
Jan. 21st, 2013 03:07 am (UTC)
I actually have a recipe that uses a bunch of different grains (oats, barley, cornmeal, flax, quinoa, I can't remember exactly what goes into it), but I haven't tried it yet. It sounds amazing though :D
coquine
Jan. 20th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
Crockpot "omelets" are so yummy! A bag of frozen shredded potatoes, whatever meat & veggies you want, cheese and then pour a dozen eggs {mixed with a 1/2 to 1 cup of milk} over the top and cook on low for 8 or so hours. You might want to double the recipe depending on how many people you're actually expecting.
marmillady
Jan. 20th, 2013 11:07 pm (UTC)
This is fantastic - I made it with ham and sausage, onions, bell pepers, and green onions, a bag of frozen hash brown potatoes, shredded cheese mix, and a dozen eggs for breakfast at church last Easter, and it was very, very popular!!
the_punk_hippie
Jan. 21st, 2013 03:07 am (UTC)
Oh that sounds amazing! thanks for the suggestion!
year_anda_day
Jan. 21st, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
NO recipe to offer unfortunately, but I just want to say how cool that sounds.

I wish we had gamer friends close enough to do that here. 8 hours of D&D and crockpot meals sound awesome to me.
the_punk_hippie
Jan. 21st, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)
You might be able to find people interested - I know my local card shop has a D&D campaign where anyone who's interested is welcome, & I live in a smallish town :)
arctic_wolf4025
Jan. 21st, 2013 02:53 am (UTC)
Glad to know I'm not the only one who does long D&D days, with meals! Not sure about breakfast ideas for the crockpot, other than crockpot oatmeal posted above...I usually just make them all waffles while they set up the gaming area. However, if you decide to do a lunch/dinner option, my D&D Crew loves pulled pork. Pick any pulled pork recipe for crockpot of your choosing, but we like um...can't recall the brand...spice packets from the grocery store for slow-cooker pulled pork.
the_punk_hippie
Jan. 21st, 2013 03:10 am (UTC)
I'm not a morning person, so I figured it'd be easier to throw breakfast in the crock the night before :D
But I do plan on having some dinners in the crockpot - pulled pork sounds like an amazing idea (I'm actually planning honey garlic ribs & rice for the next session, luckily I have 2 6 quart crockpots XD)
wisconsinwriter
Jan. 21st, 2013 03:18 am (UTC)
Can't add to what's here, but have to say it sounds like fun. Cut up fresh fruit on the side is super easy. I hope you post the outcome!
tess_azure
Jan. 22nd, 2013 12:41 am (UTC)
My sister does a breakfast chili in the crockpot. Mostly traditional beans, tomatoes, peppers, onions, chilies etc, but she uses sausage instead of beef and adapts the flavors and bean selection to it somewhat. (I think she might use some of the Penzey's sausage seasoning in there too?)
perplexedchick
Jan. 22nd, 2013 02:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for all the ideas.
I can't wait to make oatmeal in the crock pot.
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