Thoughtless Thursdays: Crock Pot Beer Bread


Ever since Rachelle from Pantry Eats shared her recipe for Crock Pot Bread last week, I have been intrigued by the concept of making yummy, homemade bread in the crock pot.  And since Wednesday night rolled around, and I’d given no thought whatsoever to what my own contribution would be this week, I decided to give it a go.  As I wasn’t entirely sure where my yeast got to, beer bread seemed the thing.  I looked around for an existing recipe, but couldn’t find much.  So I wound up adapting my recipe for Whole Grain Beer Bread and dumping it in the crock pot.  It was a huge shock when it came out looking like proper bread (despite the random oval shape from the crock).  It was lovely fresh out of the pot with butter.


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/8th cup milled flax
  • 1/8th cup wheat germ
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 14 oz. beer (yeah this is a weird volume but the whole grains seem to need more liquid to get to the sticky consistency recommended for crock pot bread dough) [I used a Sam Adams Summer Ale]


  1. Preheat your crock pot to high.  Some of the recipes I saw talked about putting some other container in there.  Some said raise it.  Some didn’t.  I didn’t have a container that would fit in my big crock pot, so I just used my 4 quart one and greased it well.
  2. Mix all ingredients.
  3. Press the dough (which should be sticky) down into the crock so that it sits evenly.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours.

Printable version.

Kelly from Evil Shenanigans has been sick lately.  Soup is, of course, the go to food for all illness, and since she didn’t feel like doing a lot of chopping and prep, she turned to her Crock pot and made a fabulous looking Chicken Tortilla Soup.  5 minutes of prep, a long nap, and voila, fabulous, fragrant soup.

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Kait Nolan

Kait Nolan is stuck in an office all day, sometimes juggling all three of her jobs at once with the skill of a trained bear—sometimes with a similar temperament. After hours, she uses her powers for good, creating escapist fiction. This Mississippi native has something for everyone, from short and sweet to Southern contemporary romance to action-packed paranormal—all featuring heroes you’d want to sweep you off your feet and rescue you from work-day drudgery. When not working or writing, Kait’s hanging out in her kitchen cooking and wishing life were a Broadway musical.

4 thoughts on “Thoughtless Thursdays: Crock Pot Beer Bread”

  1. Rachelle - May 7, 2009 11:37 pm

    I am so happy your crockpot bread turned out great.
    Evil Shenanigans has the same cure for illness as me. I love a eye watering spicy taco soup when I am all stuffed up.

    1. Kait Nolan - May 8, 2009 6:59 am

      I actually put cayenne pepper in my chicken noodle soup…

      1. Pam Boyle - November 5, 2012 3:28 pm

        I make jalapeno cheese bread to eat with chicken tortilla soup. it will chase away whatever ails me.!!

        1. Kait Nolan - November 5, 2012 3:30 pm

          Ooo yum. Do you have a good recipe for it?


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