Whole Wheat Crock-Pot Bread


A couple weeks ago I posted how we make bread in our crock-pot and I received several questions about it; can you use just whole wheat, do I need to use honey as a yeast starter and do I really need to use wax paper or parchment paper? Well I decided to try and answer those questions by making whole wheat 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 whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Package yeast or 1 tbsp out of a jar

Gather Supplies

Combine salt and flour into a mixing bowl

Mix sugar 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 10 minutes

Form a loaf and set into crock-pot

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

There was some slight sticking to the bottom

But it was still tasty

That’s all there is to making whole wheat crock-pot bread which has a hard crust but a dense interior. Each crock-pot heats differently though so you may need to adjust your cooking time. Below is another easy bread recipe we make at home often. Have fun in the kitchen!

..No Knead Bread

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