When you're hosting guests, the last thing you want to worry about is waking up early to cook everyone breakfast. Instead, prep one of these festive breakfasts the night before, then wake up to a finished meal that everyone will love.
Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Hashbrown Frittata
Making a frittata in a slow cooker ensures it is creamy and custardy and far from dry. We even saved you the step of making a side dish and threw the waffle fries straight into the mix. Needless to say, this is a crowd-pleasing brunch dish.
Get the Recipe: Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Slow Cooker Frittata
Maple, Pear, and Pecan Steel-Cut Oats
Instead of standing over the stove stirring your steel-cut oats, throw them in the slow cooker and let them cook overnight. The result is a deliciously spiced, creamy oatmeal that you can top with more peas and toasted pecans.
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Brown Rice Congee
The runny yolks add richness to this slow-cooked congee. Plus, it’s easy to make soft-boiled eggs for a crowd. Simply bring a large pot of water to a boil, add one egg per guest, and cook exactly 7 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon, plunge into a bowl of ice water, then peel, halve, and divide amongst serving bowls.
Get the Recipe: Brown Rice Congee With Kimchee, Scallions, and 7-Minute Eggs
Spiced Quinoa-Oat Granola
Removing the lid of the slow cooker for the last 30 minutes of cooking ensures this granola gets nice and crispy. We stirred in cranberries for some holiday flare, but dried blueberries, cherries, or even dates would be great.
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