40 Yummy Overnight Slow-Cooker Breakfasts Kids Can Serve Themselves

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Here's a puzzle we face every morning. Moms want their kids to have a healthy, home-cooked breakfast to start the school day, and they'd also love for the littles to be able to handle serving it to themselves. But A) we don't have time to whip up a hot breakfast before work and school, and B) the best the kids can do on their own is pour a bowl of cereal or toast a piece of bread or a frozen waffle.

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For the busy mom, some early-morning stress (and guilt) needs to be alleviated without always resorting to milk and cereal. The Crock-Pot can be a mom's best friend here. Slow cookers are pretty inexpensive to buy, make huge quantities of food, and are set-it-and-forget-it easy.

The best part? Kids will love a warm and hearty breakfast they can easily spoon into a bowl before sitting down to eat (or, perhaps more likely, spoon into a to-go container on their way to the bus). We've collected warm egg casseroles, creamy rice puddings, crisp breakfast potatoes, and much more into this rundown of the best and quickest Crock-Pot recipes. Most are perfect for getting a kid's school day off to a good start; others are more decadent treats that'd be great for a weekend morning (so maybe Mom can sleep in once in a while -- hey, we can dream!). Simply prep one of these slow-cooker breakfast recipes the night before, and it'll be ready for the kids when they wake up.

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