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Bread in a Bag Recipes

Updated on September 19, 2014

Bread in a Bag: Premade Mixes Make Great Gifts

Make ahead mixes are a great way to prepare for a busy day. They also make great gifts for friends, co-workers, teachers, and family. Placing pre-made mixes in a decorative bag and accenting it with bread baking utensils such as spatulas, wooden spoons, or holiday décor turns a thoughtful bread mix into a gift anytime of the year.

To turn any make ahead mix into a "bread in a bag" creation, simply place the dry ingredients of the recipe in a zip lock baggie. Seal the plastic baggie and attach instructions for preparing the pre-made mix. Slip the plastic bag into a paper bag and decorate the outside of the paper bag with ribbon, stickers, a child's art work, seasonal décor, or cooking utensils to create a unique and special.

Pumpkin Bread in a Bag
Pumpkin Bread in a Bag

Pumpkin Bread in a Bag

Pumpkin bread always invokes thoughts of fall. Pumpkin bread in a bag can be dressed up for Halloween, Thanksgiving, fall parties, or any other fall festivity. Some cute pumpkin stickers, cookie cutters, leaves, or other décor from the craft store add some extra pizazz to pumpkin bread.

How to Make Pumpkin Bread in a Bag

Banana Bread in a Bag

Banana Bread is a wonderful anytime make ahead mix. You can give it away on birthdays, at the birth of a child, or just to be kind to someone you know that is busier than usual. Tying on some wooden spoons or spatulas for a young person that may not have well stocked kitchen utensils adds to the attractiveness of the bag.

How to Make Banana Bread in a Bag

Make Ahead Bread Mix - Master Mix
Make Ahead Bread Mix - Master Mix

Master Mix - Make Ahead Bread Mix

This is a multipurpose bread mix that can be used to make anything from blueberry muffins to pancakes. It is perfect for attaching specific instructions to create almost anything from a make ahead mix. This mix is very similar to bisquick.

Master Mix Bread Recipe

Brownie Mix Made Ahead
Brownie Mix Made Ahead

Make Ahead Brownie Mix

Brownie Mix in a Bag or Jar

Who can resist the chocolaty gooeyness of brownies? This recipe to make your own brownie mix can be made ahead to have warm brownies anytime.

Make ahead brownie mix

Make ahead apple bread mix
Make ahead apple bread mix

Make Ahead Apple Bread Mix

A Fall Premade Bread Mix That is Sure to Be a Hit

Your friends will adore your thoughtfulness and creativity when giving this premade bread mix. An inexpensive gift that works wonderfully in the fall. After all, what says fall better than something baked from fresh apples.

Premade Apple Bread Mix

Master Mix

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      fathomblueEG 5 years ago

      I think it's great to think ahead of time so your life can be easier on a regular basis. This is an excellent lens and very useful for everyone. I think this baking mix could be used for homeless shelters to make a consistent meal for those that are less fortunate as well as you and I.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      These Bread in a Bag Recipes are such a great idea for a gift. Thank you for sharing.

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      hsschulte 6 years ago

      @blanckj: blanckj:

      That is very funny! You can make a bread in a bag recipe from any premade mix recipe. (Pancake mix, cake mix, bread mix, etc.) You just pretty it up for gift giving and be sure to include the remaining ingredients and instructions.

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      blanckj 6 years ago

      These sound interesting and easy for those moms on the go. I received a cookie in a jar before and thought it looked so pretty I didn't want to use it. It actually sat for about 8 years before I realized someone had made a home in it. I had to toss it. It was a sad day.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Happy April Fools Day! A Special Angel Blessing from this Fool today.

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      Joy Neasley 7 years ago from Nashville, TN

      apple bread sounds delicious

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      beckyf 7 years ago

      I enjoyed your lens. :)

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      SuzyBlue 7 years ago

      I love these ideas. These are going to make great fall gifts for all my friends and family. I think I'll go try one of these breads right now.