3 Super Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Baking Cakes, Cookies, and Muffins
Are you craving for baked treats, like bread, muffin, and cookies? Step back from the traditional oven and grab your crock pot instead. Hold up—can you really bake in a slow cooker?
It may seem bizarre and counterintuitive, but baking in a slow cooker has been proven to garner excellent results from many housewives, and you may want to try it too.
Cooking bread in a slow cooker doesn’t heat up the entire kitchen. Plus, when you are running short of time, you can quickly make a slow-baked bread while doing chores. It’s definitely a win-win situation!
Next time you feel like munching on a warm and toasty break, consider trying crock-pot baking recipes.
What if your favorite fruit is turned into a delicious delicacy? Yes please! This fantastic dessert is sure to tickle your taste buds.
8 pieces of apples, peeled, sliced, and cored
⅓ cup of nuts, chopped
⅓ cup of raisins
⅓ cup brown sugar
1½ tsp. of apple pie spice
½ cup apple cider or juice
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. lemon juice
vanilla ice cream (optional)
Place the small pieces of apple in an oiled slow cooker. Then sprinkle your apples with some apple pie spice. Meanwhile, mix the nuts, raisins, and brown sugar in a bowl and pour over the apples. Put the butter on top of the apples. In a separate bowl, combine the apple cider/juice and lemon juice, then sprinkle around the edge of the crock-pot. Turn on crock-pot, switch it on high, and cook for three hours. This is optional, but baked apples are best served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Slow Baked Bread
A loaf of soft crust bread is a great alternative to oven-baked bread, especially when it is too hot to use the oven.
560 g. of white flour
10 g. of sugar
10 g. of salt
20 g. of lard, butter, or a combination of both
2 g. of fresh or dried yeast
200 ml. of water
100 ml. of full fat milk
Combine all the ingredients together in a mixer and mix for 10 minutes, until you have a stiff dough. When you are done, cover the dough and leave in room temperature to rest for a couple of hours. Place the dough in a tin, small enough to fit in your slow cooker. Cover and place inside the fridge to rinse overnight.
Give the dough five slits with the use a knife, and then sprinkle it with flour. Slip the tin inside the slow cooker, and cook on low. The best way to determine if your loaf is ready is by using an instant-read thermometer. Take the loaf out of the crock-pot by the time it reads 190 °C to 200 °C.
Slow Cooked Pumpkin Oatmeal
Whether you are just taking a break from your usual egg on toast, or simply looking for a healthier alternative, this pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe makes a perfect breakfast that will help sustain energy for the rest of the day.
1 cup pumpkin
1 cup of steel-cut oats
1½ cups of almond milk
2½ cups of water
1 tsp. of vanilla
3 tbsp. of maple syrup
½ tsp. of cinnamon
¼ tsp. of salt
1 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice
Maple syrup, pecans and almond milk
Coat crock-pot with coconut oil, and then mix all the ingredients into slow cooker and blend well. Cook the mixture on low for six to eight hours.
The next morning, stir the oats as they tend to settle to the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour a good amount of oatmeal into a bowl, and serve with maple syrup, pecans, and almond milk.