One Hour Slow Cooker Bread Recipe

Baking bread can be a time consuming task, I've dabbled here and there and came up with some good tasting breads without a bread machine. But, I honestly just don't have time for that right now.  A few months ago, I picked up cookbook that was right by the checkout at my local drugstore called "Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly" which is packed with low fat slow cooker meals.  We've tried quite a few of them, but there was one super awesome one that I'm glad to have incorporated into my regular go-to recipes when time is crunched or I am in serious need of getting to the grocery store (which seems to happen quite often I might add).

Slow Cooker Bread #Recipe

The original recipe is called Parmesan Garlic Quick Bread, but I've made an even simpler version of it. One change that  I've made is to avoid adding the three spices it calls for and swap those for just an Italian seasoning.  Like shortcuts? Then, you'll like this quick bread! The best part is that it only takes an hour to make! Um sweet!

What makes the bread work? Bisquick! Yup, tried and true.  

I won't exaggerate and say this is the best bread you'll ever have, but it sure is a great comfort food when you want to serve a little something fun with your meal.

It's really flexible too, you can basically add any combination of seasonings or cheeses to make it more exciting.  

Tomorrow I am going to try to make a sweet version of the bread, maybe cinnamon and brown sugar?

If it comes out good, I'll be sure to share.

One Hour Slow Cooker Bread Recipe

One Hour Slow Cooker Bread Recipe

Yield: 6

Super easy quick bread. Simple, but comforting recipe.


  • 1.5 Cups of Bisquick Baking Mix (Heart Healthy works too)
  • ½ Cup of Milk (Skim works, too)
  • 3 Tablespoons of Italian seasoning
  • Suggested, but Optional: Add 3 Tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese and / or sprinkle with ½ cup of shredded cheese of your choice.


  1. Mix all ingredients until there are no lumps.
  2. Spray a non-stick spray on the bottom of your slow cooker.
  3. Pour into your slow cooker.
  4. Set on high for 1 hour. Voila, enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 291Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 45mgSodium 775mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 9g



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  1. I agree with those who tried it and question it. Following the recipe to a T, it was so dry that it wasn't even mixable, just a bunch of powder in the bowl. I added more milk, and it became a sticky ball. Since your recipe said pour, I feel like something was lost in translation. It didn't fill out the bottom of my slow cooker, and after an hour and 15 min on high, I don't feel like it is done. I see you didn't respond to the others who had the same problem, though.

  2. Please can you tell me what the British version of Bisquick would be? I'm keen to try this recipe but do not know what to substitute with.
    Many thanks.

  3. Question: I recently subscribed to your 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker blog. How do I get recipes that you have already posted? I can't seem to find a way to get to them. When I click on the 'click here' for previous recipes, it takes me to a listing, but when I click on the name of the dish, it just takes me to a picture - no recipe. Thanks!

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for stopping by! That isn't my blog, they just featured my recipe there. I would try to find an email on their site to send your question over to. Best of luck!

  4. I had to read 17 reviews before I got one who actually made the recipe! What good is a review saying "It really looks good!"???

    1. Richard Bergman.....As much use as you criticizing those who just said it looks good!!

      Dawn, still want to know if you tried the sweet version with brown sugar & Cinnamon? I'd try it myself, but no clue how much of each to use!

  5. Wondering if you placed a paper towel beneath the slow cooker lid to catch the moisture or just left it to drip down?

  6. I thought that this bread would be for junk. to my surprise it was better than store bread. I'm sory but I ate the hole dam thing my self. if the rest of the people don't like it, well you get the picture. yours, Mr Scott.

    1. Hey Mr. Scott! I am SO glad you enjoyed it and really appreciate that you stopped by to share your feedback! 😉

  7. FINALLY!!! A bread recipe I don't have to use yeast in and let rise or knead! I don't have the counter space to do that, so this is a great alternative. And if this one works good, I'll try it with cinnamon and brown sugar....my grandkids will love me forever, lol. Thanks for the recipe!!

    1. Hi Karen! So glad you stopped by, this is such an easy recipe to throw together! I've tried it sweet and it's also equally yummy! Let me know how you like it 😉

  8. I tried this last night and was a bit confused that you wrote to "pour" it into the crockpot. It was more like plopping it in and spreading it out. I left it in like 15 minutes longer because the rest of the dinner wasn't done - won't do that again because it was a bit too dry. I did look at it after 1 hour and it looked done, I should've taken it out. Will definitely try again because the top half was really delicious, I think it started drying out from the bottom up.

  9. Dawn, what do you think about doubling this recipe---for my 7-quart cooker? Have you ever tried to make a big ol' batch? thanks. Gene

    1. Hi Gene,

      I've never tried a double batch.. I'd be a little concerned that the center wouldn't cook before burning the edges. But, you never know! Best of luck 😉


  10. Juat wondering, did you ever try the sweet version of this bread? How much of the sweet ingredients did you find best? Thanks for a great idea.

  11. I made this and it was amazing, and so easy! My husband is the kind of guy that likes bread with every meal and this saved me from having to make a last minute trip to the store. I will be making this ALOT in the future. Thanks for such a convenient and yummy recipe!!!

    1. Oh that is so awesome, so happy that you were able to save a trip to the store! Perfect! Thanks for letting me know that it worked out for you, so happy to hear that 😉

    1. Ooh, I really want to try this! You didn't mention the size of slow cooker to use. I have both a 4 qt. and a 7 qt. The first seems too small but the 7 qt. seems too big. Which would work better? Or, doesn't it matter - just depends on how thick I want the bread to be? I'm concerned that if I cook the bread in the 4 qt the middle won't cook completely. While cooking in the 7qt., will make the bread too thin. Thoughts, suggestions?

      1. Hi Deb, I am using a 6 qt slow cooker. I agree, the 4 qt definitely seems like it would be an issue. If I had to choose, I probably would try the 7 qt.. but you are right its possible it might be too thin... but I am not sure. It would most likely cook a little quicker, so be sure to keep your eyes on it to make sure it doesn't burn. Good luck!

  12. I made this tonight, it baked up perfectly and came out without a problem. I do have a question about the recipe - is 3 Tablespoons of Italian Seasoning correct? When I was making it that seemed like way too much for the recipe, so I put in 1 Tablespoon. After trying it warm (yum), I think I will cut it down even more the next time I make it. Also, I was wondering if you were able to try a sweetened version, like you mentioned? Cinnamon and brown sugar sounds amazing! Please share that version of the recipe if you were happy with it.


    1. Hi Nancy! I am so glad you liked it! Now that you ask, I can see where the problem might come in. I use an all natural blend of Italian Seasoning. I am guessing that would be an explanation of why the 3 Tablespoons worked for me and not for others using a different blend. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

      Also, when I went to go try a sweet bread.... I decided to make pancakes in the crock pot instead. BUT I am still planning to make the sweet bread this week, but I think I may try to add apple to it. I will let you know 😉

      Here is the link to the pancake bake http://www.justmarriedwithcoupons.com/2013/02/slow-cooker-pancake-bake-breakfast-recipe.html

      Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Yay! This is a great recipe, I think I would use it for like a quick dinner bread, I like that you can make it after other dinner stuff has started and still get done (it take me a long time to cook...). I always realize I have forgotten something AFTER I started dinner and can't run out to the store.

    1. Hey Jen! Thanks!! It's perfect for those last minute dinner ideas! Me too! That is when I typically remember to make it.. when I'm in a jam! ;))

  14. This sounds amazing! How hard is it to get out of the slow cooker? I mean, do you just wait for it to cool and dump it out of the insert, or do you do more of a cut it out piece-by-piece type thing? Will be making it soon for SURE! 🙂

    1. Hey Whitney, I have no issues getting it out of the slow cooker as a whole. I usually make sure its separated from the sides, then either use a spatula or dump it out. Both work well! 😉 Let me know if you like it!

    1. Ooh yes MD, I forgot to add that so thank you for reminding me. I use non-stick spray and it works great. I added that to the instructions!

  15. Better get another slow cooker, cuz' this recipe sounds like it would be so good with homemade soup or stew! Tis' the Season!

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