Sweet Potato Bread Recipes and Other Potato Breads

Potato breads are a delicious, moist and soft breads that make delightful alternatives to wheat breads. These breads are made by replacing some of the wheat with mashed potatoes, including sweet potatoes.

Potato breads can be used as general purpose breads and they are great for sandwiches and soups. Their soft texture and unique taste make these breads worth trying.

They can be easily made at home and are available from many of the major bread suppliers.

This article summarizes the health benefits of potato breads compared with wheat breads and provides several wonderful recipes for you to try.

Potato breads are soft, moist and more nutritious than wheat breads. See the great recipes here
Potato breads are soft, moist and more nutritious than wheat breads. See the great recipes here. See the recipes. Source: Public Domain

Nutritional Benefits Potato Bread versus Wheat Breads

Replacing some of the wheat flour in bread with potato provides nutritional benefits, especially compared with white breads. The table below provides a detailed comparison with data from the USDA database. Including the skin of both common potato and sweet potato would boost the nutrient even further. Similarly using whole meal flour for the potato bread boosts the nutrients as well. The key points are:

Benefits For Potato Bread

However vitamin B-complex vitamins and folate were lower in potato bread. Similarly Vitamins E and K were highest in Whole meal bread.

Best Ever Potato Bread Recipes

Sweet Potato Bread Topped with Spiced Pecans Recipe

Ingredients

Method

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 5 inch (20 x 12 cm) loaf pan and line with baking paper. Pierce the sweet potato all over with a sharp knife and bake in the oven until soft (generally about 50-60 minutes). This can be done ahead of time while baking other foods. Refrigerate the cooked sweet potato until it is required. Remove the flesh and transfer to a blender or food processor (discard the skin if you want). Add the milk and purée until smooth. Transfer the potato mixture to a medium-size bowl. Transfer about 1 1/3 cups of the mixture back into the blender. Add the oil, dark brown sugar, vanilla, and dark brown sugar. Then purée the mixture until smooth.

Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Using a large bowl, whisk the flour with the baking soda, baking powder and salt. Transfer the potato puree into the bowl in three portions. Combine well until the batter is fully mixed, without over-mixing. Transfer the mixture to the loaf tin and bake for about 60-75 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool on a wire wrack before removing from the tin.

Potato Yeast Bread Recipe

Ingredients

Method

Boil the potatoes in salty water for about 15-20 minutes until they are just cooked. They need to be firm. Drain the potatoes and shake to remove excess moisture. Then mash the potatoes using a little butter or oil, but no added milk. Reserve the liquid and cool until luke-warm. Add about 5 tablespoons of the liquid to a small bowl and sprinkle the dried yeast on top. Dissolve the sugar in the liquid using a whisk. Set the mixture aside in a warm spot for about 10 minutes until it starts to froth and bubble.

Take a large mixing bowl and add the mashed potatoes and the dissolved yeast mixture and salt. Mix well and then gradually add the flour, in several batches. Transfer the dough to a bench and knead the dough for 10-15 minutes until it is elastic and pliable. Knead the dough for 10 minutes until soft and pliable. Transfer the dough bowl to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with cling wrap. Set aside in a warm place for 45-60 minutes. Then, lightly knead the dough ball and form into a round loaf shape about 1 inch thick (2 cm) on a baking sheet. Set aside in a warm place for about 20-30 minutes and then bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F (220 degrees C) for about 35 minutes. Use a skewer to ensure the loaf is cooked right through. Cool on a wire rack.

Potato Soda Bread with Cheese and Olives Recipe

Ingredients

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (200 degrees C). Sift the flour and salt together into a large bowl. Add the onion, grated potato and black pepper and mix to combine well. Fold in the cheese, rosemary and olives. Whisk the egg in a small bowl and combine with the mustard and milk. Gradually add this mixture to the flour in the bowl while mixing with a wooden spoon. Well a ball of dough is formed, remove it and transfer to a floured bench or board. Knead and shape into a ball. Transfer to a greased baking sheet then flatten into a round loaf shape. Dot the top if the loaf with extra cheese and olives and sprinkle with fresh rosemary. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, testing to ensure the center of the loaf is cooked. It is best served warm.

Easy Potato Soda Bread Recipe

Ingredients

Method

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and line a baking tray with baking paper. Combine the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda and sift into a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour and gradually add the butter milk, mixing until the dough forms a ball. Turn the dough ball out onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until the dough ball is smooth and elastic. Form the dough into a slightly flattened elongated shape and make several deep diagonal cuts across the top with a sharp knife. Insert one or more potato slices and a sprinkle of rosemary into each of the slashes. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 30-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool before serving warm.

Nutrient Comparison for Potato Bread Compared with Wheat Breads

Nutrient
Unit
Potato Bread 100 g
White Bread per 100 g
Whole Wheat Bread per 100 g
Energy
Calories
266
266
252
Protein
g
12.5
8.85
12.45
Total lipid (fat)
g
3.13
3.33
3.5
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
47.07
49.42
42.71
Fiber, total dietary
g
6.3
2.7
6
Sugars, total
g
9.38
5.67
4.34
Minerals
       
Calcium, Ca
mg
188
144
161
Iron, Fe
mg
2.25
3.61
2.47
Magnesium, Mg
mg
28
23
75
Phosphorus, P
mg
369
98
212
Potassium, K
mg
718
126
254
Sodium, Na
mg
375
490
455
Zinc, Zn
mg
1.44
0.74
1.77
Vitamins
       
Thiamin
mg
0.188
0.533
0.394
Riboflavin
mg
0.106
0.243
0.167
Niacin
mg
1.25
4.78
4.438
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.232
0.087
0.215
Folate, DFE
µg
149
171
42
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
0.47
0.22
2.66
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
µg
6.8
0.2
7.8

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Dark potato bread made with whole wheat flour and rye
Dark potato bread made with whole wheat flour and rye. See the recipes. Source: Public Domain
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Lovely light homemade potato bread made with white flour. See the recipes. Source: Public Domain
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Sweet potato bread made into small flat buns or biscuits. See the recipes. Source: Public Domain
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