Making Bread With Kids – 25+ Easy Bread Recipes

Each day this summer I tried to do something with the kids that was a little beyond what we normally would do.

Something special.

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It was about day three that I noticed a pattern…we were making bread daily!

In fact, by day 6 my 7 year old was independent in putting the ingredients into the bread machine and setting it on the proper settings.  I had my own homemade bread department.

I am a parenting genius.

There is something about making bread that just makes home feel like home.  The house smells great and all the meals are elevated with fresh bread.

My Favorite Bread Recipe

  • 1 1/4 Cups MILK
  • 2 Tablespoons BUTTER
  • 2 teaspoons SUGAR
  • 1 teaspoon SALT
  • 3 Cups BREAD FLOUR
  • 2 3/4 teaspoons ACTIVE DRY YEAST

I use a bread machine set on a manual setting and just let it go as long as I need to during the day before pulling out the dough and baking it in a regular bread pan in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.

A combination of whole wheat flour and bread flour can be tried for a different density of bread.

We also like to use the dough to make cinnamon rolls, pizza runzas and cheeseburger runzas.

I thought it would be fun to find some other favorite bread recipes that go well with baking with kids.  What I found was overwhelming!  There are so many recipes that I will be trying with my boys.

Easy Bread Recipes to Make with Kids

Lazy Woman Bread - This is one of Rachel’s favorite recipes and it goes really well with the unpredictability of feeding a family.

Easy Bread Recipe for kids - Yep, it is easy.  It is bread.  Need more information?

2 Ingredient Bread – I have my doubts that this is even possible, but Pauline from Lessons Learnt Journal has convinced me that it is possible!

Yeast Experiment with Bonus Bread – Karyn from Teach Beside Me had a great idea to do a science experiment about how yeast rises and then use the results in a bread recipe.  Now that is what I call multi-tasking!

Pizza Dough Science – MaryAnne from Mama Smiles took her science experiments in the direction of pizzas instead of bread {you need a little variety!} and this turned out to be a super fun family activity that is recommended before lunch.

Friendship Bread - Based on the book, StickFiggy Makes a Friend, Deirdre from JDaniel4′s Mom celebrated her son’s best friend with a gift of friendship bread with a bonus stick figure.  Oh so cute!

Friendship Bread Starter – For Friendship Week, Jillian from A Mom with a Lesson Plan made a friendship bread starter to deliver to some special people.  This would make an amazing homemade gift!

Little Red Hen Bread – After reading The Little Red Hen, Cassie and the 3 Dinosaurs kids made bread.

Beer Bread - Ticia from Adventures in Mommydom went around the world in 12 dishes.  The Beer Bread accompanied Irish Beef Stew for their stop in Ireland.

Soda Bread - Another favorite from Ireland was made by Glittering Muffins.  She made both sweet and savory versions of traditional soda bread.

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Baked Shapes – Cathy from Nurture Store baked shapes from bread dough as part of her math games fun.

Pan de Muertos – Jen from Kitchen Counter Chronicles explored bread of the dead as part of her Mexican food and culture activities.

Homemade Pretzels – Anyone who thinks that this isn’t bread hasn’t had a burger on a pretzel bun.  Check out Beth from 123 Homeschool 4 Me’s Olympic Pretzels for colorful yummy fun.

Qurban – Taming the Goblin found that Egyptian Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7 where a special bread is eaten for communion, Qurban, which means sacrifice.

Tear Away Brioche Loaf - Taming the Goblin used a bread machine to make this absolutely yummy tear away loaf that I can’t wait to try.

Huckabuck Bread – Crafty Moms Share made Huckabuck bread with her daughter for a really fun day off of school.

Perunarieska {Potato Flat Bread} – Glittering Muffins is baking up a specialty of Finland in their cooking adventure around the world.  These look delicious!

French Bread – Glittering Muffins traveled onto France for this bread that looks so good I might need to eat a sandwich RIGHT NOW.  *Be back in a bit*

Whole Wheat Bread – Crafty Moms Share celebrated the signs of spring with some freshly baked whole wheat bread…mmmm.

Refrigerator Rolls – Suzanne from My Buddies and I whipped up one of her family’s favorite doughs that she uses for buns, cinnamon buns and monkey bread.

Wheat/White Rolls Recipe – The Jansen Family is sharing their favorite {and versatile} bread recipe and it LOOKS delicious.  I kinda wish you could smell through the computer screen.

Bannock - Crystal from Crystal’s Tiny Treasures made a traditional recipe from the First Nations People of North America. Her kids’ smiling faces are proof at how it turned out.

Bread Clay Beads - Mama Miss has made bread jewelry.  Yep!  You read that right.  She created bread clay beads that were transformed into a fun craft project.



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She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

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