Did you know you can bake bread in your Crock Pot?! Yep, you can! I love being able to use my crock pot for almost anything and not worrying about turning on my oven. The slow cooker gives the bread a slightly moister, denser texture that I absolutely loved. It was like biting into an artisan bread and great with just a small spread of butter or jam. Most recipes I’ve seen for crock pot bread use white flour but I wanted to use whole wheat flour so I made a couple different batches and found that the more wheat flour you use, the more dense it will be. Something about the wheat flour doesn’t allow it to rise as much while being cooked. The recipe is very simple so you can feel free to add your own ingredients or try different variations. I also want to note that I cooked my dough in a larger oval crock pot, but if you were to use a smaller rounder crock pot, I am sure your bread would rise instead of spread out like mine did.
1 Tablespoon dry active yeast
1/2 Tablespoon kosher salt
* The darker bread in my photo uses 2 cups wheat flour and 1 1/4 cup white flour and the lighter bread uses 1 cup wheat flour and 2 1/4 cup white four. Also feel free to use all white flour.