These buttery Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls do not require proofing and are sweet, soft and delicious. Perfect to serve with dinner or with jam at breakfast.
Easy Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls
As November starts rolling in, my excuses to bake have been exponentially increasing, and that gets me excited to get in the kitchen and start experimenting with new recipes and techniques.
These buttery slow cooker dinner rolls are super easy to make and definitely addicting. Serve them with dinner or use them as buns for sliders.
Just like this crock pot bread recipe, these rolls do not require any proofing time. Just make the dough, cut into rolls and insert. The slow cooker will take care of the rest.
I like to slather the tops with melted butter and broil them for a couple of minutes as soon as they’re ready. The texture is soft and the taste is sweet. You can add garlic and herbs if you’d like. If you prefer them less sweet simply reduce the quantity of sugar.
Last night, I shared the entire process on my Instagram page. I am sure the content has been erased but keep on the lookout for more recipes and preparations.
Why cook them in the crock-pot when there’s an oven? Because you might need the oven to cook other things or you don’t want to heat up the entire house.
Imagine it’s Thanksgiving day, you have the turkey, stuffing, casseroles, and maybe even a pie in the oven. Where on earth are you going to bake the bread? Now you have the answer!
If you’re looking for another great slow cooker recipe, also try these amazing slow cooker cinnamon rolls. If you prefer oven baked, check out these dinner rolls plus a tutorial.
Here’s how we did it:
I hope you can try this delicious Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
- 3 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour more may be needed
- 1 cup milk
- 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast (1 packet)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 Tablespoon melted butter
- Coarse salt optional
Warm the milk in the microwave
Pour the milk in the bowl of a mixer, sprinkle the yeast. Mix lightly and cover for 5 minutes for yeast to activate
When the mixture starts to bubble add the flour, honey, sugar, melted butter, and salt
Using the dough hook, mix on medium speed for 5-6 minutes or until dough becomes soft and elastic. You'll know the dough is ready when it cleans the sides of the bowl
Remove from the mixer and place on the counter. Cut into 12 equal pieces (I used a weight to be more exact and each of my rolls weighted approximately 2.29 oz)
Roll each piece into a ball
Line slow cooker with parchment paper
Place balls inside and cover
Cook on HIGH for approximately 90 minutes
Check the bottom to see if the bread is completely cooked (bottom should be browned)
Remove from the crock pot and brush the tops with melted butter
Sprinkle the tops with coarse salt (optional)
Broil for 1-2 minutes or until the tops brown
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Angelina Falzarano says
Can this be done in an instant pot on slow cooker setting?
If it works in a regular slow cooker I don’t see why it wouldn’t work in the instant pot, as long is on the slow cooker setting and the inside of the pot is DRY.
If I do’nt have slow cooker?
Just use the oven Jovine. But they do need to proof. Use this method and recipe –> https://livingsweetmoments.com/homemade-dinner-rolls-tutorial/
Use an oven. 350 * for 25 minutes.
Toni Chapman says
I’m thinking you would have to at least half it as the IP is tall and skinny. Make sure you use high cooking of slow cooker setting.
Thanks for those tips Toni!
I cannot get these to rise 🙁 I can tell how good they’d be if I could get them to rise.
Oh no! did you check the expiration date of your yeast? did you use instant yeast?
Brand new yeast that’s exactly in your video. I think it might be the milk. I’m going to try a third time today!
Maybe your milk was too hot? Liquids that are too hot kill the yeast. Good luck!!
Made these crockpot dinner rolls and they were wonderful. Although my yeast was heavily expired the rolls were quite heavy but they raised just enough and still delicious! The house had the warm delicious baked bread aroma. Mmmm, willl definitely do this again but wth fresh yeast!
Awesome Vickie! Glad you liked the rolls! I’m very surprise they rose with expired yeast. 🙂
If i dont have a dough hook can i do this by hand i.e. kneading for how long? Thank you!
Of course Edwina! Good to get some elbow grease. Knead until the dough becomes together, is stretchy, and smooth. About 10-15 minutes of manual kneading
Can you use another type of flour such as almond flour etc? If so what would be the best kind? Also what temp should your milk be for the yeast?
Milk should be at temp 105-110 F. For other types of flour I haven’t tried.. I am guessing a combination of cornstarch, almond flour, and GF flour but we’d have to figure out the exact measurements of each
Susan D says
What happens with the moisture from condensation on the inside of the lid? Was that a problem? Can one put a cloth over the bread while it cooks to soak up the moisture?
Not really Susan! As you can see in the video it didn’t bother the rolls. Just remember to brown them in the oven to get a nice caramelization on the top
These look delicious. I can’t wait to try them! I’m all about my Instant Pot! Just a note…did you know the 10 year warranty sticker was meant to be removed from your refrigerator? It just peels off.?
lol thanks for letting me know!
Could l add fruit and make fruit buns or a fruit loaf
Yes! But keep in mind that some fruit may add to the water content of the bread.
Made these today and unfortunately they got burnt on the bottom. I left them for less than 90 min on high, in a similar crockpot.. I don’t get it. The part that’s not burnt, is delicious, but I would never use the crockpot again for bread 🙁
Oh no Emma! so sorry that happened! if your crock pot is stronger then maybe try lining the bottom with parchment paper
Can I use skim milk or does the recipe call for while milk.
I tried this today and it was easy least! The pull-apart rolls turned out great, light and fluffy. The top wasn’t golden brown but the bottom was. Did you brown the top in the oven? This recipe is going in my rotation.
Hi Cindy! yes, I put them under the broiler for a couple of minutes to brown their tops
KAREN L JONES says
You have a lovely show and the rolls are quite awesome! I love the photography of the foods. I found you on a youtube recommendation after I watched another video on rosemary crock-pot bread. I am enjoying the site. Thanks.
Exactly Karen. If you’re replacing honey, add sugar. Remember that honey has a liquid component. If you’re dough feels dry, add 1 tb extra of water (but only if the dough feels dry)
You’re welcome Karen! Glad you liked it!
Can I omit the honey? I don’t like the taste of honey cooked in bread…. If so should I increase the sugar by 2Tbs in place of the honey?
To save time, can you use those frozen premade bread rolls?
yes! you can bake/freeze after they cool
What size slow cooker did you use?
A 6 Qt.
Can this recipe be used in your crockpot multi cooker? We use the cooker for a variety of dishes
I am not familiar with that appliance but if you use the slow cooker function I am sure it would work
I cant fit all 12 in my slow cooker, is it still the same cooking time if I do them in batches?