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Slow Cooker Herb Bread

Great recipe for summer bread--no oven required
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking bread in a slow cooker, baking in a slow cooker, easy herb bread recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 252kcal


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp rapid yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups bread strong flour or all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs chopped fresh chives thyme or rosemary


  • Mix the water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl. Let it stand 5 minutes and if bubbles form, the yeast is active.
  • Using a stand mixer with the dough hook, mix the yeast mixture and the remaining ingredients until a soft dough forms. Let the machine knead for about 5 more minutes until the dough is soft and elastic. This may be kneaded by hand if you don't have a stand mixer.
  • Line a slow cooker (I used a round 4 qt) with parchment paper. Form the dough into a ball and place in the lined slow cooker.
  • Set the cooker to high and cook for 1-1 1/2 hours. The bread is done if it makes a hollow sound when tapped on the bottom.
  • As the top won't be brown, you can pop it under a hot broiler for a few minutes to brown the top.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 642mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3mg