Cooking With Kids is Fun — an Easy Recipe for Bread In a Bag

Two young kids playing with flour in the kitchen

One of the most educational and rewarding experiences you can have as a parent is to try and cook together with your kids. Their natural curiosity for new things and teaching them to prepare their own food is the perfect way to have fun in the kitchen and spend quality time together. So, what’s one easy recipe you can try at home? How about bread in a bag? Here’s what you’ll need!


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 .25-package active dry yeast
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • Cooking spray for the mini loaf pans

You will also need two small loaf pans as well as one resealable plastic bag for preparing the dough.

Bread In a Bag: Directions

Step 1

a resealable plastic bag with bread dough inside
Take two mini loaf pans and spray them with cooking spray. Preheat your oven to 375º, and grab a resealable plastic bag. Put one cup of flour, warm water, yeast, and sugar inside the bag. Seal it well and use your hands to squish the mix together. Once it’s well combined, let it rest for about ten minutes at room temperature so the yeast can activate.

Step 2

Then, open the bag and add oil, salt, and one more cup of flour inside. Seal it and squish it together.

Step 3

kneading dough
Once you have a homogeneous mixture, add the remaining cup of flour and mix again until combined. Sprinkle some flour on a smooth surface (e.g., your countertop). Remove the bread dough from the bag and place it on the surface. Knead for about five minutes until you have a smooth dough.

Step 4

Cut the dough in two and place each half in a loaf pan. Cover them with a kitchen towel and let them rise for about half an hour. Brush the top of each loaf with melted butter or olive oil, and bake for about 30 minutes until golden.

Step 5

Two baked loafs of bread with jam and honey on the side
Enjoy your bread with butter, jam, honey, or however you and your kids prefer it. Bon appetit!