Crock-pot Bread


There is nothing that makes a home smell better than fresh baked bread coming out of the oven. For those that are just learning their way around a kitchen the thought of baking bread from scratch can be a daunting one. Luckily there are simple and foolproof methods of making it such as crock-pot bread.

When making crock-pot bread you use the common kitchen appliance to proof your bread dough and bake it all that the same time. Think of it as a cheaper version of a bread machine with the only difference being that you mix the dough by hand. Don’t worry though, it only takes about 12 minutes to prep as seen below.


  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Package yeast or 1 tbsp out of a jar

Gather supplies

Combine salt and flour into a mixing bowl

Mix honey and water together

Add yeast and let rest for 5 minutes

Pour yeast mixture and butter into flour

Stir with a spoon

Knead by hand for 8 minutes

Line crock-pot with wax paper set dough ball in it

Set the crock-pot on high and wait 2-2.5 hours

Set the bread on a rack to cool

Or serve with some butter right away

That’s all there is to making crock-pot bread which has a hard crust but a soft interior. Each crock-pot heats differently though so you may need to adjust your cooking time. It works great for a side bread, soup bowl or a hearty sandwich base. Below is another easy bread recipe we make at home often. Have fun in the kitchen!

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    • No, we have never noticed an issue with it. The only issues you will have with it is if there are creases in the wax paper, as the dough proofs it may expand around the crease and then when it bakes the paper will be baked into the loaf surface, but it scrapes right off. If it is a concern you could substitute with parchment paper.