Proven Slow Cooker Bread Recipe: This recipe for fresh, moist bread bakes in 2 hours | Bread/Muffins


Who doesn’t love freshly baked bread that’s still warm? I had a bread maker it made really tasty bread, but I had to plan ahead to account for the five hour baking time.

I found this bread recipe online and tried it. It makes flatter, softer, slightly sweeter bread that bakes in half the time. I made this slow cooker bread recipe to go with a casserole of Hungarian mushroom soup – they made a delicious comforting meal.

Type of cuisine: American

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 2 hours

Total duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes

Servings: Makes 1 loaf


Here’s how to do it:

  1. Pour lukewarm water into a large bowl. Add the sugar and mix until dissolved. Add the dry yeast and stir. Let stand in a warm place for about 10 minutes until frothy.
  2. Add the salt to the bowl and stir to dissolve. Add vegetable oil.
  3. Add flour and mix with hands until combined. Knead the dough for 5 minutes and form a round ball.
  4. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Sit in a warm place for 30 minutes to rise, doubling in size.
  5. Cut a piece of parchment big enough to cover the bottom of your slow cooker and raise the sides a bit to prevent the bread from sticking as it rises. Place in the bottom of the slow cooker. Spray parchment paper with non-stick spray.
  6. Place your dough in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with rosemary, if using. Cook over high heat for 2 hours.
  7. Remove from the slow cooker and brush a little butter on top. If you want a crispy crust on top, place under the broiler for about 1 minute until lightly browned. Watch to make sure it doesn’t burn!

Remarks: This makes a slightly sweet bread. I think for my next loaf I will back off on the amount of added sugar. To create a nice warm spot, I heated a cup of water for 2 minutes in my microwave to warm it up, then put the bowl of batter in and closed the door.

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