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(No-Rise) Slow Cooker Basil Pesto Bread - This no-rise, no-fuss, SUPER DELICIOUS slow cooker bread is packed with basil pesto and it's probably one of the most flavorful bread recipes you will ever make! 

(No-Rise) Slow Cooker Basil Pesto Bread

Katerina | Diethood
This no-rise, no-fuss, SUPER DELICIOUS slow cooker bread is packed with basil pesto and it's probably one of the most flavorful bread recipes you will ever make!
Servings : 10 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/4 (2.25) teaspoons or 1 envelope, active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 (1.5) cups lukewarm water (about 105 degrees fahrenheit)
  • 3 3/4 (3.75) cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • dried parsley, for topping
  • kosher salt, for topping

Instructions
 

  • Line a 6-quart slow cooker with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Place yeast and sugar in a large mixing bowl; stir to combine.
  • Add water and continue to stir until combined.
  • Add flour, olive oil, basil pesto, and salt; stir until combined and a shaggy dough begins to form.
  • Turn out dough onto a floured working surface and knead for 5 minutes until dough is soft and smooth. *IF* dough is sticky, add a bit more flour, or about a tablespoon at a time. 
  • Place ball of dough in previously prepared slow cooker.
  • Top with dried parsley and salt.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours, or until golden on bottom. Internal temperature should read 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove bread from slow cooker together with parchment paper and place on a baking sheet.
  • Put under broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
  • Remove from oven and set on a cooling rack.
  • Let cool for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Cut and serve.

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Notes

*IF* dough is sticky, add a bit more flour, or about a tablespoon at a time. 
WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 6
Please NOTE that "3 3/4 cups" means 3 cups PLUS 3/4 cup, OR 3.75 cups - NOT 3 times 3/4 cups. Too many readers have made this mistake and the results are a gooey, uncooked, chewy bread. I will update the recipe with decimals so to avoid any confusion. I hope this helps. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 slice | Calories: 226 kcal | Carbohydrates: 38 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 5 g | Sodium: 292 mg | Potassium: 75 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 125 IU | Calcium: 17 mg | Iron: 2.3 mg | Net Carbs: 36 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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