Making French toast in the slow cooker is an easy way to have a delicious breakfast ready to go on a busy morning!
Three cheers for the slow cooker! Seriously, who ever invented the slow cooker has my eternal gratitude. My two tricks to staying sane in the kitchen are menu planning and my slow cooker! I actually own 4 slow cookers of varying sizes because the trick to making a slow cooker work for you is to fill it 2/3 full. Any more or any less and the slow cooker will not cook correctly.
I use my slow cooker a lot for dinners. Some of our favorite slow cooker dinners are pineapple meatballs, slow cooker barbecue chicken, and slow cooker French dip sandwiches. But I rarely use my slow cooker for breakfast because most breakfast recipes don’t require an overnight cook time. It occurred to me one day that I could use a light timer to turn the slow cooker on in the middle of the night so that breakfast would be ready when we got up. And it works!
Slow cooker French toast doesn’t look like much, but boy did it make my morning easier. I just set my light timer to turn on at 4:00 AM, set the slow cooker to low and went to bed. At 8:00 AM the next morning, the French toast was ready to eat and all I had to do was make coffee.
- 1/2 loaf of a 24 ounce loaf of bread
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups milk, almond milk, etc
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Cut bread pieces into quarters.
- In a small bowl whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla.
- Layer half of the bread into the bottom of a slow cooker. Cover with half the egg mixture.
- Layer the remaining half of the bread in to the slow cooker. Cover with remaining egg mixture.
- Allow to sit for a few hours.
- Cook for 2.5 hours on high or 4 hours on low.
- Serve warm with your favorite syrup.
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