Homemade Bread? Just Throw It In The Bag!


Homemade Bread? Just Throw It In The Bag! Did you know you can make bread in a bag? If you have followed the Busy Toddler account over the years, you may have come across this recipe which she adapted to make bread in a bag, making it into a super kid friendly activity. After seeing so many people post homemade bread posts during the pandemic, and being the activity queen that I am, I thought: why not give it a try? I also thought there is no way that my kids mixing ingredients in a bag will actually taste good! But we needed something to do and I was tired of baking chocolate chip cookies every week. This recipe works for any age and the best part of this recipe is that the mess is minimal!

Here’s what you need:

1 gallon sized resealable plastic bag (Ziplock style)

3 cups flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 packet yeast (rapid rise or regular)

1 cup warm water

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 teaspoon salt (this can be to taste)


Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, and yeast packet in a bowl. Pour into a resealable bag. Add warm water. Seal bag, pressing out air. Begin shaking and mixing the bag by hand. Set bag to rest for 10 minutes. In a bowl, combine 1 cup of flour with salt. Pour into bag along with melted butter. Seal bag again, pressing out air. Shake and mix again.

Open bag and add in last cup of flour. Seal bag, and mix for final time. Pull out dough and place on a floured surface. With floured hands, knead dough for 5-10 minutes. Place dough in a greased loaf pan. Lay towel over the loaf pan and set it in a warm spot in your house. Allow the dough 30-45 minutes to rise. Bake at 375F for 25 minutes.

Let me tell you: that this was SUPER easy and SUPER delicious. It tasted like I made this bread in a bread maker. Let’s just say the loaf did not last very long. It tastes good, it gives the kids a fun activity to do, and they are super proud of what they made. WIN! If you haven’t tried these already, you can also make ice cream in a bag or butter in a jar!

Make sure to add these fun and easy food activities on your summer bucket list!

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Dominique Davis
Hey guys! I'm Dominique! I am originally from Alaska but grew up in Madisonville, TN. I lived in Chattanooga for 4 years while attending UTC majoring in Communications. After graduation, I moved to Knoxville to start my career and now have landed in North Knoxville where I have been for the past 10 years. I am a wife and the stay-at-home momma bear to two wild curly haired girls. I temporarily became a stay-at- home mom after I had my second child, with plans to return to the work force in the future but I am super excited to start this blogging adventure. I enjoy crafting and being creative! You can always find me trying new activities and crafts with my kids on my Facebook Page Create_Imagine_Play. I am a huge extrovert and enjoy meeting new people so we are always out and about when we can be. I love kickboxing, drinking my bean water (coffee), and trying new recipes. I look forward to sharing my highs and lows as a mom with you and hope to be an inspiration.


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