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Slow Cooker Cranberry Soda bread
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5 from 9 votes

Slow Cooker Cranberry Soda Bread

A sweet soda bread baked in the slow cooker with festive cranberries studded in the loaf
Course Baking
Cuisine Slow Cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 157kcal


  • large oval slow cooker


  • 350 g self-raising flour
  • 1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 150 g fresh cranberries
  • 284 ml buttermilk 1 pot
  • 4 tsp caster sugar
  • icing sugar to dust to serve


  • Mix the flour, bicarb, salt, sugar and cranberries in a bowl.
  • Pour in the buttermilk and stir together.
  • Bring together with your hands then transfer the dough to a floured surface and form into a round loaf shape.
    Shaping the dough into a round loaf
  • Slash the loaf twice.
    Make two slashes on top of the dough
  • Line your slow cooker pot with baking parchment and place the loaf inside the pot.
    Place the dough in the slow cooker pot on baking paper
  • Cook for 2 hours on high, with a tea towel under the lid.
  • For the last half hour, turn the loaf over to brown the top.
  • Remove from the pot and allow to cool, dust with icing sugar then slice to serve.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.4mg