How To Make Bread In A Bag

Kids love to cook! That’s why this Bread In A Bag Recipe is perfect for your kids to make delicious, homemade bread. I am usually the bread baker, but one day I was busier than usual, so I thought, “Why not let the little kids make the bread today?” They thought it was a great idea too!

Bread in A Bag Recipe


  • Gallon-Sized Resealable Bag
  • 3 Cups Flour + More for dusting surface
  • 3 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp. Yeast
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • Butter


First, the kids gathered up the ingredients. I gave them a simple bread recipe to use instead of the recipe I usually make and it turned out great.

bread ingredients

Then they each got a gallon-sized resealable bag and put 1 cup of flour into it. Next, they added 3 Tbsp. of sugar, 2 1/4 tsp. yeast, and 1 cup of warm (not hot) water. Then the fun part: Squishing the bag!

mixing the bread dough

They squished the bag until the ingredients were blended and then let it rest for about 10 minutes. Next they added 3 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, and one more cup of flour to the bag. They squished the bag for a few more minutes, then added another cup of flour and squished again.

Then they squeezed the dough out of the bag onto a lightly floured surface and kneaded the dough for about 10 minutes.

kneading the dough

They then shaped the dough into loaves and put them into greased loaf pans. We covered the pans with a towel and let it rise in a warm place (on top of our stove) for an hour, when it had risen to the top of the pan.

dough in pans

Then, we baked the bread at 375°F for 30 minutes. We let it cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack, and then took the loaves out of the pans and placed the loaves on the wire racks. We rubbed the top of the loaves with a stick of butter and allowed the loaves to cool completely before slicing and eating.

baked bread