Have you ever made bread in a slow cooker or crock-pot? If not, you’re missing out on a delicious, simple way to make homemade bread. This slow cooker bread recipe is so easy that anyone can make it with great results.
What’s nice about this bread is that you can set it and forget it. There’s no need to stay close to the oven and watch it rise or bake. And, since it’s cooked in a slow cooker, there’s less of a chance that it will burn.
What is slow cooker bread?
Slow cooker bread is, as the name implies, bread that is cooked in a slow cooker. It’s a great way to make homemade bread without having to use an oven. This is the type of bread that you can spread Instant Pot Strawberry Jam Recipe on! You can also use my Refrigerator Jam Recipe! Both are great options for giving your bread even more flavor.
What Ingredients do I need for the Bread Recipe?
- Melted butter
- Active dry yeast
- All-purpose flour
You will also need a 7×3 pan and at 6–8-quart crock-pot.
How to Store Crock-Pot Bread
This homemade bread can be stored in a number of ways.
Once it’s cooled, you can slice it and store it in an airtight container at room temperature. It will stay fresh for several days this way.
You can also freeze slow cooker bread. Just wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or place it in a freezer bag.
Can I make this bread without a slow cooker?
Yes, you can. If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can bake the bread in a oven-safe dish covered with foil at a low temperature. Check the bread regularly to make sure it’s not browning too much on the top.
What are some other ingredients I can add to the bread?
There are many possibilities when it comes to adding ingredients to this homemade bread. You could try adding herbs, cheese, olives, or nuts. Just be sure not to add too much, or the bread will be too dense.
Can I make a gluten-free version of this bread?
Yes, you can. Just substitute a gluten-free flour for the regular flour in the recipe.
Can bread be proofed in a slow cooker?
Yes, it can. Just turn the slow cooker to the “warm” setting and place the dough inside. The warm temperature will help the dough rise. Be sure to keep an eye on it, though, as it can overproof if left for too long.
What happens if you over proof bread?
If you over proof bread, it will collapse on itself and be very dense. It’s still edible, but it won’t be as light and fluffy as it should be.
Whether you’re a beginner baker or a seasoned pro, this bread recipe is sure to please. Give it a try today and see for yourself!
- Herbs: rosemary, sage, thyme
- Cheese: cheddar, mozzarella, Parmesan
- Olives: black olives, green olives,Kalamata olives
- Nuts: almonds, pecans, walnuts
More Bread Options
With just a few ingredients, you can be well on your way to making a tasty and satisfying loaf of bread. But why stop there? There are endless possibilities when it comes to flavor combinations.
Let me know how your bread comes out in the comment section!
Slow Cooker Bread
- 2 tbsp Butter melted
- 1 1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast
- 1 1/2 tsp Sugar
- 1 /12 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Water Warm
- 2 2/3 cup All Purpose Flour
Butter a 7-by-3-inch round pan and set aside (I used a cheesecake pan)
Combine the butter, yeast, sugar, salt, and water in a mixer bowl.
Turn the mixer on low speed, add 1/2 cup of the flour at a time, waiting for each addition to be fully incorporated before adding more.
Once all of the flour is added, knead on medium speed for 6-8 minutes, or until dough is soft and smooth.
Form dough into ball and add to greased pan.
Place the pan to a 6- to 8-quart slow cooker and cover with the lid.
Cook on high until the internal temperature of the bread registers 200 degrees F, about 2 hours.
Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and let cool completely.