3 Ways to Survive Without an Oven

3 Ways to Survive Without an Oven

by Colton Taipale on Sep 15, 2018

Trust me! You can survive without an oven if you have to! It’s not as complicated as you might think..

When you’re a baker like me, living without access to an oven can come to be quite the challenge. But as any good baker does, you always find a way to improvise.

Living without an oven? Oven break down? Or are you just looking for ways to avoid heating up the kitchen as much?

No need to worry, you don’t have to give up your love for baking!

Here are 3 ways to bake without one, and a variety of baked goods ideas you can try with each method…


Yes... I said a griddle.

Did you know that you can bake cookies on a griddle?

Simply grease the top of your griddle, drop your dough on, and treat them similar to pancakes. When one side is done, flip it over and finish the other side.


Did you know you can bake a cake in a crock pot?

Just prepare your cake batter like normal, then line your slow cooker pot with parchment paper. Then just pour your prepared batter in, and bake until a toothpick comes out clean.

What about a loaf of bread?

I absolutely love this one! Place your dough in a parchment paper lined crock pot, then bake for about close to an hour, then check the bottom. If the bottom of the loaf is golden brown and has a crust, flip it over, in order to give the top a crust as well. Continue baking for an additional hour, or until it is completely done.


Did you know that you can bake all sorts of things with a roaster oven? By far I would say this is the best way of baking without an oven. You can bake cookies to brownies, to cupcakes, muffins, biscuits, and about most anything you would in an oven. Just treat it like you would in an oven. Except you will want to take the rack and stand it up on its feet, instead of placing it in like you would to pull a turkey out.


If I were to go one with one over the other I would go with the roaster oven. I mean you just get the closest results to oven baked with it. Not to mention that it is much easier and quicker than the other 2 methods, and provides for the ability to bake much more things than you can find possible with a crock pot, or a griddle.


  • Tricia
    Oct 28, 2020 at 12:52

    I haven’t had an oven for 5 years! Had to fig out how to bake all over again… I’ve smoked biscuits in a smoker(they were delicious) and them I figured out how to use my grill as my oven… I’ve baked bread, pies, pizza, corn bread, lasagna you name it…I also have a crockpot


  • Sandra Finch
    May 17, 2019 at 16:28

    Very true. One year I ran out of propane and made a lot of cakes and pies for Thanksgiving. It was a great help during the hot Texas summer too.


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