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Bread in a Bag

Are you looking for a super easy, kid-friendly recipe? Let me introduce bread in a bag. This is one of my favorite recipes to do with younger kids who may be a liability with some of the more involved recipes.

You do all the prep work right in a large bag, so there is very minimal clean up after. Assuming you properly close the bag, and get the air out, there should be minimal mess during the mixing too. This is the perfect recipe to introduce your child to cooking!

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Picky Eating Tip: Getting Kids Involved

One of the key recommendations for picky eaters is to continuously expose them to foods in a no-pressure way. An easy way to do this is by including them in kitchen tasks. Depending on the age of the child, this could be as complicated as menu planning or as simple as pouring water into the bag for this recipe. Other examples include taking them to the grocery store with you, chopping veggies, or washing lettuce leaves.

By including them in a time where there is zero expectation that they try a food, they may be more comfortable interacting with the food. This is why I always recommend to play with your food! Now making bread in a bag with your child probably won’t expose them to a lot of new foods. But it can be the start of including them in the kitchen (in a low pressure way for you too!). If you’re looking for more easy picky eating tips, check out my Family Meals Made Easy Course or the Family Meals Made Easy E-book!

Bread in a Bag

Easy, kid-friendly recipe for homemade bread
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Rising Time45 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 1987kcal


  • 3 cup flour (divided)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1 cup water (warm)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup salted butter (melted)


  • Add 1 cup flour, sugar, and yeast to a large ziploc bag. Mix well.
    1/4 cup sugar, 1 packet yeast
  • Add water. Mix. Let sit around 10 minutes until bubbles form.
    1 cup water
  • Add 1 cup flour, salt, and melted butter. Mix well.
    1 tsp salt, 1/4 cup salted butter
  • Add the last cup of flour and mix.
  • Pour dough onto a floured surface and knead. Place in a greased bread pan and let rise around 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.


Calories: 1987kcal | Carbohydrates: 339g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 2714mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 1418IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 18mg

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