Crock Pot Bread

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This Crock Pot Bread is a super simple from-scratch recipe. It’s soft, slightly sweet, and crusty on the outside. You’ll never eat store-bought bread again!

slices of Crock Pot Bread on white plate with butter

The Best Slow Cooker Bread

Homemade bread smells and tastes delicious. Generally, I am used to recipes where it takes hours to rise and rest the dough before baking the bread. Surprisingly with this recipe, all of the baking is done in the crock pot. It’s like magic! Slice this bread for sandwiches, toast, or finally as a simple side dish. It’s so soft and develops a crust on the outside similar to when baked. The exception is that you don’t need to give the dough time to rise. The active dry yeast is plenty for this method! It’s the perfect, easy white bread recipe with a subtle sweetness that you will want to make over and over.

hand holding slice of Crock Pot Bread with butter

Why You’ll Love This Crock Pot Bread Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: There’s minimal hands-on time with this bread recipe making it perfect to make anytime.
  • Budget-friendly: The ingredients in this recipe consist of cheap pantry staples.
  • Family Favorite: This basic bread recipe has so many uses! It’s going to be a new family favorite.

What You’ll Need

These 7 ingredients are all you need to make the best and easiest crockpot bread recipe ever.

  • Active dry yeast: This is key when making bread. Using active dry yeast also will help it rise faster.
  • Sugar: White granulated sugar is used in this recipe. It’s one of my most important ingredients when baking.
  • Water: Warm water helps to rehydrate and activate the yeast to make it fluffy when it cooks.
  • Honey: This adds a subtle extra sweetness to the bread recipe. I use regular honey to keep the recipe as simple as possible! 
  • Flour: Bread flour can be used but I used all-purpose flour for this bread in the crock pot.
  • Oil: Any type of oil will work. Vegetable oil and olive oil are typically my go-tos because they are the ones I consistently have in my kitchen.
  • Salt: This is always used in baked goods to balance the sweetness and bring out the other flavors.
ingredients needed to make Crock Pot Bread

How To Make Crock Pot Bread

Here are all of the steps needed to get your bread dough set up in your slow cooker! It’s such a quick and easy process.

  • Line the slow cooker. Place a large piece of parchment paper into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Combine yeast and water. Mix the yeast and warm water in a large bowl.
  • Bloom. Allow the yeast to sit and bloom for about 10 minutes. 
  • Add remaining ingredients. Gently stir in the rest of the ingredients until it starts to form a dough.
  • Knead the dough. Remove the bread dough from the bowl and place it on more parchment or a floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes. 
  • Shape the dough. Carefully shape the dough into a ball and place it in the slow cooker. 
  • Cook. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. 
  • Cool. Remove the bread and let it cool on a wire rack for a few minutes.
  • Serve. Enjoy with butter or to accompany your favorite meal.

Serving Suggestions

Spread Instant Pot Cherry Jam or Strawberry Butter on this slow cooker bread. Toast it or keep it soft.

Use a couple of slices to soak up the broth of your favorite soup! I recommend French Onion soup and Minestrone.

It’s great with pasta dishes too such as Crockpot Chicken Alfredo and Creamy Shrimp Pasta.

Tips for Success

  • Use a loaf pan. Instead of parchment paper, you can place the ball of dough into a loaf pan before placing it in the slow cooker. Be sure that the pot has enough room before you decide to use the pan.
  • Brown in the oven. If you want more color on your Crock Pot bread, place it under the broiler in the oven for a few minutes to brown the top a bit more.
  • Minimize dough handling. Try not to overwork the dough. It may cause the bread texture to be a little tough.
  • Add other flavors: Shredded cheese and herbs can be added to the dough recipe. I love adding parmesan, garlic powder, and parsley for a savory twist.
two slices of Crock Pot Bread on white plate

Storage Directions

Lastly, leftover slow cooker bread can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature. Store in the refrigerator if you prefer.

Easy Focaccia Crock Pot Bread

This Slow Cooker Focaccia is so easy and delicious! With only 4 ingredients this makes the softest and yummiest Focaccia ever! You bake the rolls right in the slow cooker, then poke holes pouring olive oil and rosemary on top and poking holes top and cook until golden brown.


  • About 17 frozen yeast dinner rolls
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt


  1. In a slow cooker, place down 2 sheets of parchment paper in the pot.
  2. Place 17 frozen rolls all around the pot spaced out, set on warm and cook for 2 hours.
  3. After 2 hours, pour the oil all around and the rosemary and salt. then using your clean fingers poke holes all around the bread.
  4. Cook on high for a hour and a half.
  5. Carefully pull the paper to lift the bread out. Slice into slices and enjoy!

More Bread Recipes to Try

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5 from 1 vote

Crock Pot Bread

People are obsessed with making bread from scratch right now and what could be easier than making it right in your slow cooker. All you need it a few pantry staples to make this delicious, warm, crusty bread. I add a little honey for sweetness and everyone loves this bread!
Servings: 6 Servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes



  • Line your 6 quart slow cooker with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl mix your yeast and sugar and slightly warm water.
  • Let the yeast bloom for 10 minutes.
  • Next add in your flour, oil, honey, and salt and stir until it all comes together.
  • Now on parchment paper or a floured surface knead your bread for about 5 minutes.
  • Shape the dough into a ball and place it in the parchment lined slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.
  • Carefully remove the bread from the slow cooker and set aside to slightly cool.
  • Slice and serve!

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  • This is a very versatile recipe and you can add any flavor you like to it, add cheese or herbs.
  • You can use any oil you like from canola to olive oil
  • If you want a more golden loaf you can lightly broil the top of the bread until it is your desired color.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 3mg


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3 comments on “Crock Pot Bread”

  1. 5 stars
    I have made this basic and easy crock pot white bread many times through the years. It always comes out great and is so yummy! I have added various things to it such as Italian herbs with sharp chedder, cheese and olives, garlic, whatever the mood! I have shared this recie numerous times and folks really like it!