Bread + Baking Slow Cooker

Homemade No-Knead Slow Cooker Bread

Did you know you could make absolutely delicious bread in your slow-cooker? You can, and it’s pretty awesome. This sweet rosemary bread has fast become a family favorite!

I’ve been experimenting over the years with all kinds of ways to make easy and delicious bread at home. Dutch-oven bread. Bread-maker bread. Plain old baked bread. Some of it’s old fashioned work-your-hands bread but a lot of it is no knead, because I’m looking for delicious no-maintenance recipes.

This homemade no-knead slow cooker bread is probably the lowest maintenance I’ve found yet, though! And it comes out nice and tasty, never dry, gets golden brown with just a few minutes in the broiler, and serves up beautifully with just a little oil and balsamic!

And if it starts getting stale on you, slice it up and crisp it a little in the broiler and you’ve got perfect crostini!

Let this be your option when you want a delicious homemade loaf but you don’t have time to watch the stove. And you don’t want to do anything but mix the dough and forget about it until it’s time to throw it into your slow-cooker.

Homemade No-Knead Slow-Cooker Bread

Did you know you could make absolutely delicious bread in your slow-cooker? You can, and it's pretty awesome. This sweet rosemary bread has fast become a family favorite!
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Prep Time 12 hrs
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 14 hrs
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8
Calories 254 kcal


  • 1 6-7 quart slow cooker


  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water warm
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • fresh rosemary chopped
  • sea salt


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the yeast, flour, and salt. Stir in the water until the dough is just sticking together. 
  • Roll the dough into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm spot 8-12 hours (we just leave ours by the oven overnight).
  • Line a large (6+ quart) slow cooker bowl with parchment.
  • Shape the dough roughly into a loaf and put into the lined slow cooker. Dampen two paper towel sheets and cover the top of the dough.
  • Cook on high 2 hours, or until the bread's internal temp is 190F (otherwise, it's hard to tell it's cooked).
  • Heat your broiler on high. Place the bread on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and rosemary or whatever your favorite crust seasonings are. Broil 2-4 minutes, or until the crust is golden.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 8gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 586mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bread, rosemary, slow cooker
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There you go – fresh and delicious homemade bread, right out of your slow-cooker. No fancy kneading needed {you saw what I did there}and you can just let it rise overnight, throw it in the slow cooker, and have it ready for whenever.

Since I work at home full time, I love having a fresh loaf with lunch. It tastes delicious and makes the house smell great!

What’s your favorite low maintenance way of making bread?

About the ChefKristin

Career Army officer with a tendency toward workaholism. On the side, self taught cook, carpenter, and gardener, working to build a beautiful life for my family. Trying to tilt my balance in the right direction.

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