The slow cooker is one of the best pieces equipment you can have in your kitchen whether you're cooking for a hungry family or just yourself.

Batch cooking is for more than just dinner recipes, though, as taking the time to prep breakfast or even sweet treats like cookies can be extremely handy. 

Whether you're looking to save time in your week, or want to make sure you've plenty of nourishing and hearty meals close to hand, here are the recipes for you. 

1. Donal Skehan's Turkey Chilli

2. Pecan and Apple Miracle Granola

3. Chorizo, Chicken Bean Stew

4. Super Veggie Dhal

5. Beef and Stout Stew

6. Chocolate Chip Cookies

7. Smoked Haddock and Garden Pea Pie

8. Roasted Vegetable Coconut Curry

9. Toulouse Sausage Puy Lentil Stew

10. Flour-Less Hazelnut Chocolate Brownie