CNP Bread-in-a-Bag

CNP Bread-in-a-Bag is simple to make and delicious! It is great for sandwiches, toast, and more.


  • 1 1/2 cups flour (whole-wheat, if possible)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast (or 1 package rapid rise yeast)
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tbsp nonfat dry milk powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hot water (125-130°F)
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (approximate)
  • Nonstick spray


  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Combine whole-wheat flour, yeast, sugar, dry milk powder, and salt in a 1 gallon heavy-duty freezer bag with a zipper lock (you can use a bowl too, if a bag isn’t available). Squeeze upper part of bag to force out air. Shake and work bag with fingers to blend ingredients.
  3. Add hot water and oil to the bag and reseal it. Mix by working bag with fingers.  
  4. Gradually add enough all-purpose flour to the bag to make a stiff dough that pulls away from the bag.
  5. Place dough on a floured surface. Knead 2-4 minutes until smooth and elastic. 
  6. Cover dough and let it rest for 10 minutes. 
  7. Roll out dough into a rectangle 12×7-inch. Roll up from the short end, pinch to seal and place in a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan coated with nonstick spray. Let rise 20-25 minutes or until double in size. 
  8. Preheat oven to 375°F. 
  9. Bake at 375°F for 30-35 minutes or until brown.

Makes 20 servings 

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