10 Delicious Crock-Pot Breakfasts for a Cook-Free Christmas Morning

Liz Alterman | Dec 4, 2014 Food & Party

family eatingIf your home is anything like mine on Christmas morning, it starts with a mad dash to the tree, followed by the furious opening of presents, and culminates in a rousing chorus of "What's for breakfast, Mom??"

Because so often I've put more effort into stuffing those stockings and thinking about Christmas dinner, I have nothing but freezer-burned waffles to serve for breakfast -- not exactly the festive treat the family was hoping for. But this year, all that will change thanks to my Crock-Pot.

christmas breakfastWe've found some delicious and simple recipes that will either cook themselves through the (silent) night or only require a few early morning hours. Imagine waking up to the heavenly scents of sweet cinnamon or savory ham and brie? Are you drooling at the thought of it? If so, check out our slideshow and then tell us: What's your go-to Christmas morning breakfast recipe? 


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  • Egg Casserole


    Image via nurpax/Flickr

    This egg dish boasts spinach and tomato so not only is it good for you, it's red and green -- perfect for Christmas! 

  • Eggnog-Cranberry Bread Pudding


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    This eggnog-cranberry bread pudding is real showstopper. Ginger, nutmeg, and dried cranberries will make your home smell wonderful on Christmas morning!

  • Steel Cut Oatmeal With Fresh Fruit


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    Oatmeal is a great family breakfast because it's so versatile. Top it with berries, bananas, nuts, or even a dollop of yogurt or maple syrup and enjoy!

  • Sweet Rolls


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    These sweet rolls couldn't be simpler! Delicious with a cup of coffee or a big glass of milk, serve them with fruit for a yummy and easy breakfast treat. 

  • French Toast Casserole


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    Who doesn't love a French Toast Casserole? This healthy alternative to the traditional breakfast features egg whites, apples, and whole grain bread. Yum!

  • Ham & Brie Bread Pudding


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    Ham and brie bread pudding is worth waking up for even when it's not Christmas morning. This is a great dish to serve if you're hosting a brunch.

  • Caramel Apple French Toast


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    Doesn't just the sound of caramel apple French Toast make your mouth water? This delicious treat is one the whole family will ask for well into the new year!

  • Crock-Pot Turtle Monkey Bread


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    Christmas morning calls for a little something that's extra sweet and this turtle monkey bread fits the bill. Using refrigerated pre-made biscuits cuts down on the prep time -- making this recipe that much more enticing!

  • Pear Chai Breakfast Cake


    Image via VeganFeastCatering/Flickr

    Love the flavors of pear, ginger, and chai tea? Then you're in luck because this breakfast cake has all three. The best part? It cooks while you sleep! 

  • Loaded Hash Browns


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    These loaded hash browns are a potato-lover's dream! Dress them up with tomatoes or sour cream and enjoy!

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