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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! 
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(No-Rise) Slow Cooker Basil Pesto Bread

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
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!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 226

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.

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 Facts
(No-Rise) Slow Cooker Basil Pesto Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 292mg12%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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