Slow Cooker Black Bread

A couple weeks ago I shared with you all my Honey Pumpkin Spice Black Bread. It was great but I really wanted to see if I could do it in the slow cooker because sometimes I want to make bread & my main dish at the same time & I don’t have a double oven. Sooooo- I decided to create this recipe & it turned out great.

Slow Cooker Black Bread

Slow Cooker Black Bread, #slowcookerrecipes, #crockpotrecipesOh they were the best dinner rolls with our BBQ chicken breast & a baked potato.

Slow Cooker Black Bread, #slowcookerrecipes, #crockpotrecipesThey were also great with the Concord Grape Spread I shared last week.

Slow Cooker Black Bread, #slowcookerrecipes, #crockpotrecipes
It’s such a simple recipe- I was so pleased with how well this turned out.

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Slow Cooker Black Bread


  • 1 c warm milk
  • 1/4 cup butter - melted
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 pkt Starbucks House Blend instant coffee
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Rapid rise yeast - I like Red Star Platinum
  • 2 tsp molasses
  • Oats to sprinkle


  1. Line slow cooker with parchment & lightly spray with cooking spray.
  2. Combine yeast, sugar & milk in mixer bowl. Wait 5 minutes & then mix.
  3. Add salt & molasses, butter & 1/2 the four - combine using dough hook.
  4. Let sit 2 minutes to rest.
  5. Add remaining flour, cocoa, coffee & honey. Mix to combine.
  6. Knead in mixer with dough hook 4-5 minutes (or 10 min by hand) until elastic
  7. Allow dough to rest 5 minutes.
  8. Pull off pieces & shape into rolls & place in slow cooker. -It's okay to double the layers if your cooker is smaller.
  9. Sprinkle with a little bit of oatmeal.
  10. Cover & cook on high 1-1/2 hours or until firm.
  11. Remove lid & do not allow condensation to drip on bread.
  12. Lay a paper towel over cooker top & recover. Wait 10 minutes.
  13. Remove & enjoy.
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Want more bread?  Try these…

Slow Cooker Gluten Free Garlic Bread

Slow Cooker Gluten Free Garlic Bread

Beer Bread Recipe

Simple Beer Bread


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  1. says

    I have got to try making bread in the slow cooker, this sounds amazing! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    • says

      It’s so easy Karly & I love this method in the summer so I don’t have to run the oven. But it’s also great when I have something already baking & want to make bread too.