There’s a new trend in town and it’s got nothing to do with Kmart pie makers.

Sunday morning’s fry-up will never be the same again now that Slow Cooker Big Breakfasts exist.

All you do is put all your breakfast faves in the slow cooker and switch it on before you hop into bed… and when you wake up, breakfast is ready!



Home cook Ara Haddon recently had a crack at it, posting a ‘before’ picture to the Slow Cooker Recipe & Tips Facebook page, which perfectly demonstrated how to do it, cups and all.


“Finally gave the slow cooker big breakfast a go. Been meaning to try it for ages,” she wrote.

“Verdict: Best.Idea.ever! This will be us every big breakfast morning. Thank you to whoever it was that discovered it!”

(There was no ‘after’ picture because clearly it was immediately devoured by her family.)

Her instructions were as follows:

“Place all breakfast ingredients in the slow cooker like in the photo, bacon and sausages along the sides so they crisp up (next time I will try using baking paper to help keep them from sticking to the sides)


“Saucy stuff like baked beans and mushrooms into individual cups (so they don’t end up a big mash)

“Mushrooms – I added garlic, butter, and a dash of cream. In the morning I put them on the stove top to thicken the sauce.

“Hash browns – I want to try putting them along the edges as well next time to see if that helps them get crispy. They were still delicious as-is.

She said she turned the slow cooker on low about 11pm and when she got up about 8am the following day, it “looked like it had been ready for a while”.

The only thing Ara had to do in the morning was “toast the muffins and poach the eggs…oh and thicken the mushroom sauce.”

One pot cooking FTW.



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