Cool Crockpot Banana Bread Recipe

Cool Crockpot Banana Bread Recipe

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You don't need a bread-maker or even an oven to make delicious banana bread.

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Serving Size / Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 C. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 C. shortening
  • 2/3 C. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C. bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 C. walnuts, chopped

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Directions

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. With the electric beater on low, fluff the shortening in a small bowl, until soft and creamy. Add the sugar gradually. Beat in the eggs in a slow stream. With a fork, beat in 1/3 of the flour mixture, 1/2 the bananas, another 1/3 of the flour mixture, then the rest of the bananas, and finally the last of the flour mixture. Fold in the walnuts. Turn into a greased and floured baking unit or a 2 1/2 quart mold and cover. Place on a rack in the slow cooker. Cover the cooker, but prop the lid open with a toothpick or a twist of foil to let the excess steam escape. Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Serve Warm.

Reviews (29)

  • I am sorry but some of you seem to be new to the cooking world. I thought the purpose of using your crock pot is to have something nice and wonderful when you get hom from work, shopping, church etc. If you just read the reciepe and think. I to used foil but never thought of canning lids. Great idea. I think the cover over the pan is so moisture will not drip into the bread. I think I will use foil with the corners folded up. I think one of the greatest inventions was the crock pot.

    Flag as inappropriate ReldaJ  |  October 11, 2009

  • I do like the idea of propping the crockpot lid open to let the steam escape, if this is done it might be nice to see if not covering the baking container will allow a crust to form.

    Flag as inappropriate recipegirl  |  March 20, 2009

  • As far as the "rack" , you want to put something in the bottom of the crock that will lift the baking container off the bottom of the crock to allow air to circulate. I , too, have used canning jar rings, or a sheet of foil that I crunched into a shape like a bread stick and then twisted it so it would support the baking container (sometimes it takes 2 sheets of foil). What ever is used for a baking container it should be taller than it is wide, IF you are going to be using a 3 - 3

    Flag as inappropriate recipegirl  |  March 20, 2009

  • Craftygranny, don't be so negative. Not everyone has an oven at their disposal. And besides, isn't it one of our tasks in life to teach the younger ones patience? This seems to be similar to a steamed pudding. The bread dough or batter is to be put in a greased and floured baking container that will fit in your crockpot. If it doesn't have a cover, take a piece of foil and shape it over the cover. As far as the "rack" , you want to put someting in the bottom of the crock that will

    Flag as inappropriate recipegirl  |  March 20, 2009

  • I have a crock pot" cake and bake" (,made for a crock pot.it came with the crock pot) back 10 years ago.And it is great.Or you can use a coffee can(2lb size).i hope this is helpful.

    Flag as inappropriate nanabel  |  March 13, 2009

  • I did watch the video and it didn't clear up the questions of rack or unit because the video makes the bread in an oven, not a crock pot as this recipe calls for.

    Flag as inappropriate qzsus  |  February 13, 2009

  • Please view the video then you will not be confused. Ingredients, Oven temperature and time is all explained. Jot down ingredients as they are given.

    Flag as inappropriate irene819  |  February 3, 2009

  • I am really confussed about where the rack goes and what the a unit is. Are you refering to the ceramic pot as the unit?

    Flag as inappropriate macomajesa64  |  January 12, 2009

  • I am really confussed about where the rack goes and what the a unit is. Are you refering to the ceramic pot as the unit?

    Flag as inappropriate macomajesa64  |  January 12, 2009

  • I think this is the worst recipe that I have ever read. Taking 4-6 hours to make a banana bread is crazy. It take 1 hour in the oven. My grandson would be going nuts before his banana bread would be cooked. Keep this to yourself

    Reported craftygranny  |  January 12, 2009

  • I don't want to be negative here, but in this case, wouldn't it be easier to just put in in a breadpan and into the oven? (assuming you have an oven) Sounds like an unecessary hassle to me...

    Flag as inappropriate Skunk  |  January 5, 2009

  • Almost every crockpot comes with booklet of recipes and instructions. RIVAL sells a crockpot unit for baking ALL SORTS of breads. It costs $14.95. It has a vented lid that turns to lock on top of pan. You grease and flour, place your mixed bread into pan, place top on, turn and lock, this wat you can pick it up by the lid top knob, place into crockpot and cook at time recipe tells you. NO MESS, NO FUSS..wonderful bana breads, cakes, etc. Pan unit with top is washable for reuse. I have three pan

    Flag as inappropriate Bearbaker  |  January 5, 2009

  • If I would rather use my oven, can I use the same ingredients and what would be the tempeture, time, etc?

    Flag as inappropriate lpsf1021  |  January 5, 2009

  • You don't need a "rack" just use canning jar lids. I use them all the time for roasts, chicken whatever.

    Flag as inappropriate Elizabeth_  |  January 5, 2009

  • It would have been helpful to mention the minimum size crock pot needed to complete this recipe.

    Flag as inappropriate itbarthur4u  |  January 5, 2009

  • There are several valid questions here that could have been resolved with better directions.

    My question is what to cover the unit with? "Turn into a greased and floured baking unit or a 2 1/2 quart mold and cover. Place on a rack in the slow cooker. Cover the cooker, ..." Do I need 2 covers?

    Flag as inappropriate itbarthur4u  |  January 5, 2009

  • A "unit" is the pan you use to cook the bread in; a bread pan, a pie plate, or small bowl...whatever fits in you crockpot. The "rack" can be one that came with your crockpot, or anything thats fits that will keep your "unit" off the bottom of the crockpot. This recipe works really well in my crockpot, which is very old and well used.

    Flag as inappropriate Mandie1942  |  August 6, 2008

  • For a rake, I just used an aluminum pie plate that was vented w/ holes, and cut the sides to fit the pot. For the "unit" i just used a non-stick bread pan. Worked great, but needs to be sweeter.

    Flag as inappropriate thanny100  |  January 28, 2008

  • I am really confussed about where the rack goes and what the a unit is. Are you refering to the ceramic pot as the unit? And do you put a rack between the outter section of the crockpot and the cooking pot?

    Flag as inappropriate talking2mama@yahoo.com  |  January 19, 2008

  • I have a Rival SC7600 6-Quart Oval VersaWare CrockPot Slow Cooker, and it came with a wire rack. It's for elevating meats and other items, so that it doesent burn to the bottom, it also allows you to use the rack to cook on your electric burners... The rack seperates your burner from this type of crock pot. Amazon carrys this crock pot, not only is the best looking one on the market, it's also worth the kitchen space...

    Flag as inappropriate Beck  |  January 19, 2008

  • Just put any rack in you crock pot - doesn't have to come w/a rack.

    Flag as inappropriate GAILEMI  |  January 19, 2008

  • I keep seening the same response, " what crockpot comes w/ arck?!" I agree. What up w/ this rack?

    Flag as inappropriate SAUTEEBABE  |  January 18, 2008

  • Is the crockpot removed?
    What's a baking unit/mold ?
    Rack?

    Flag as inappropriate kenn  |  January 18, 2008

  • I am able to order a rack as well as a container to slow cook cakes.

    Flag as inappropriate loveallcats  |  January 18, 2008

  • My slow cooker doesn`t have a rack so what do i do??

    Flag as inappropriate nanarose  |  January 18, 2008

  • yuo say a 2 1/2 quart dish well a 1 1/2 doesnt even fit and thats without a rack... i just dumped my in the crockpot lets see what happens and 4-6 hours is a big time gap i wish i would of read this more carefully before i started

    Flag as inappropriate ilafwithme2  |  January 18, 2008

  • what slow cooker comes with a rack??? Can i use a glass bread pan?? your recipie not very specific on several things..even the cover???

    Flag as inappropriate ilafwithme2  |  January 18, 2008

  • Dear Mommy,
    I usually cover my breads with plastic wrap...but not "Tupperware Tight." There is always a little room for gas to escape. Sometimes, I use an available emptied bread bag! It conserves resources and gives me an opportunity to recycle!

    However, in THIS recipie, I believe they are referring to the lid of your slow-cooker. Place the lid on and then prop it open a bit with a small object, like: a couple of toothpicks, a handle from a spoon or fork, etc.

    This recipi

    Flag as inappropriate gr8catmom  |  January 18, 2008

  • What do we cover with? Foil, Plastic Wrap, tea towel???

    Flag as inappropriate mommy  |  January 18, 2008

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