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Whole Wheat Potato Bread

I enjoy making this bread whenever I have leftover mashed potatoes that need to be used up.  BUT, I will make mashed potatoes specifically to be used in this bread when I’m going to be making toasted bacon and tomato sandwiches.

Toasted Bacon and Tomato Sandwich on Whole Wheat Potato Bread

Toasted Bacon and Tomato Sandwich on Whole Wheat Potato Bread

Fundamentally all we are doing is swapping a cup of whole wheat flour for a cup of mashed potatoes from our standard whole wheat bread recipe.

The mashed potatoes do a couple of things.  First off since they don’t contain gluten we get a somewhat denser bread.  I say somewhat because it is nowhere as dense as a rye, triticale, spelt or barley loaf.  The reduction in gluten is to some extent mitigated by the easily converted starches that give the yeast an extra boost.  At the same time we get a moister loaf.  The combination makes for a great toasting bread – and great toast is the foundation of a great bacon and tomato sandwich!

Originally potato bread was used to stretch more expensive wheat flour but today the bread merits being included in your baking rotation on its own merits alone.  That said,  it remains a great way to put that little bit of mashed potatoes remaining after some meals to good use in your daily bread!

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Whole Wheat Potato Bread
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Servings Prep Time
1 large bread machine loaf 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 large bread machine loaf 10 minutes
Whole Wheat Potato Bread
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1 large bread machine loaf 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 large bread machine loaf 10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: large bread machine loaf
Instructions
  1. Add all the liquid ingredients to the bread machine pan (water, eggs, vinegar and oil. Blend together with a fork
  2. Evenly distribute mashed potatoes over the bottom of the bread machine pan. Try to bread up any larger clumps. You can sprinkle the sugar in at this time as well.
  3. Add the whole wheat flour, salt and bread machine yeast
  4. Start the machine on the bread cycle and monitor as it mixes the ingredients. Add additional water as necessary until all the ingredients are formed together into a very sticky dough. This dough should be much stickier than what you would work with by hand.
  5. Close the machine and allow to bake. Remove once the bread has been baked.
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