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Easy Breakfasts: Tater Tot Egg and French Toast Casseroles

Wake up to a delicious slow-cooked breakfast that's ready to serve! All you need to do is a little prep before you go to sleep and you'll be digging into a home-cooked breakfast in the morning. Try out these two recipes for a tater tot breakfast casserole and slow-cooked French toast. Both recipes are ideally prepared using a 6-quart slow cooker, such as the Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Programmable Cook & Carry™ Slow Cooker. With a locking lid, this style slow cooker makes it easy to take breakfast on the road! It's travel-friendly design means you can bring a casserole to potluck brunches, school functions, team parties before or after the game or over to mom's house for a family visit.

Bacon and Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
Wholesome and warm, this cheesy egg casserole is complemented by the crunch of potato tater tots and the savory Canadian bacon. With a little bit of everything, this easy breakfast bake will satisfy all.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound Canadian bacon, diced
  • 1 pound frozen tater tots
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until browned on all sides.
  2. Use a Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Liner for an easy cleanup.
  3. In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk and flour to combine.
  4. Season with thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  5. Add close to 2/3 of the bag of tater tots to the bottom of your slow cooker.
  6. Top with layer of browned bacon, chopped onion, chopped pepper, 1/2 the cheddar cheese and half the Parmesan cheese.
  7. Repeat with remaining tater tots, bacon onion, pepper and cheeses, reserving some cheese for top.
  8. Pour egg mixture over all ingredients.
  9. Top with remaining cheese.
  10. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours or on low for 4 to 6 hours.
  11. Enjoy warm!
This easy egg bake is perfected with tater tots.This easy egg bake is perfected with tater tots.

French Toast Casserole
For a sweet breakfast treat with a fruity and nutty filling, try out this French toast delight. For those who prefer, you can swap out the bananas in this recipe for diced apples.

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg whites  
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 9 slices whole grain bread

Filing Ingredients:

  • 3 cups sliced banana
  • 3 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup diced raw pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine eggs, egg whites, milk, honey, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Mix well.
  2. In another bowl, combine apple, honey, lemon juice, raw pecans and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Use a Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Liner for an easy cleanup.
  4. Cut all bread slices in half to form triangles.
  5. Place six triangles of bread on the bottom of slow cooker to form one layer.
  6. Add 1/4 of filling mixture.
  7. Repeat with bread and filling until there are three layers.
  8. Pour egg mixture over all ingredients.
  9. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or on low for 4 hours.
  10. Serve with butter and maple syrup.
Instead of apples, you can add bananas to your french toast casserole.Instead of bananas, you can add apples to your French toast casserole.
Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that call for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.
 
 

 

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