Crock Pot Banana Bread

Crock Pot bread?? Yeah, that’s right. I’ve been meaning to do a baking test in the Crock Pot and last Saturday night I was exhausted and ravenous from running a 10 mile race. What better time to bake, right? I gave this a shot and I managed to get it to work! I do realize that using an oven is probably easier and faster, but if you are a die hard Crock Potter (new word), you should definitely try this! It’s also awesome in the summertime if you don’t want to heat up your home by using the oven. Plus, then you can brag to all your friends that you’ve baked bread in a Crock Pot. Trust me, they’ll be so impressed.

Crock Pot Banana Bread
Are you impressed? You should be.
Crock Pot Banana Bread
Use your Crock Pot to bake your very own loaf of banana bread! It's fresh, delicious and just generally bad ass.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours, 0 minutes

Yield: 1 loaf

Ingredients:
  • 1 and 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 3 medium sized ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions:
You will need a large Crock Pot that will fit a bread pan or other Crock Pot insert for this to work. In a medium sized bowl, combine the first four ingredients (flour, baking powder, soda and salt). Stir and set aside. In another bowl, combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar and beat until creamed. Mix in the egg and milk and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mash up the bananas and add to the other ingredients. Pour all dry ingredients into the other bowl and mix well. Grease a bread pan (or a Crock Pot insert). Crumple up pieces of tin foil and put it on the bottom of the Crock Pot. Add in the bread pan on top of the tin foil. Pour the ingredients into the bread pan and spread evenly. Cover the top of the Crock Pot with a paper towel and put the cover on it. Cook for 2-3 hours on high and then check on it. It may take longer than 3 hours, but don't remove the lid and paper towel until you've cooked for at least 2 hours. Stick a toothpick into the bread to make sure it is done all the way through. Remove from Crock Pot and let cool. Enjoy!
Crock Pot Banana Bread - Ready to Cook
This is what your setup should look like when you are ready to start cooking.
Crock Pot Bread - Cooked
Ta-da! After it’s been cooked this is what it should look like!

Review: This is amazeballs! It turned out like real bread and it’s my awesome breakfast all week. I desperately needed a change of pace from my daily oatmeal. Woo hoo!

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