Whole Wheat Potato Bread

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I’m not Irish but I like the green decorations spread throughout the stores and malls. I love the clover light my neighbors are having in front of the house. I wonder which one of them is Irish.

My favorite color is green, so it’s no surprise I like St. Patrick. I’m not a big fan of the Bailey’s, manly probably since I don’t remember when I last had a sip of alcohol. It might have been almost a year ago when we went to Myrtle Beach. I can’t wait to go again. We’re hoping for late April or early May. Maybe this time we can visit Savannah again. There’s something magical about Savannah.

Whole Wheat Potato Bread | roxanashomebaking.com

Are you planning on celebrating St. Patrick? What’s your favorite Irish dish?

I still don’t know what I’m going to cook. Maybe I’ll make another potato bread, or a soda Irish bread, or maybe this Irish Barmbrack. We’ll see.

Whole Wheat Potato Bread | roxanashomebaking.com

I’ve made several potato breads so far. Even used sweet potatoes.

This time I wanted a whole wheat potato bread. Potatoes keep the bread soft and moist longer. Whole wheat bread is usually heavy and dense.

Most of the recipes I used before were calling for just about 1 cup of mashed potatoes. I was afraid if I stick with one cup mashed potatoes and use only whole wheat flour, my bread will be heavy and far from being the soft and moist potato bread I wanted.

So I added more mashed potatoes. Little over a pound to be exact.

Whole Wheat Potato Bread | roxanashomebaking.com

I was so pleased with the results. This is so far my favorite potato bread recipe.

Although this bread is 100% whole wheat, is so light and soft you can’t tell I didn’t use any enhancer like eggs, milk, butter or bread flour.

The pound of potatoes did the trick :)

Enjoy it with your dinner, slice it and spread some butter on top. You’ll have a hard time saying no to another slice.

Whole Wheat Potato Bread | roxanashomebaking.com

Potato Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

2 hours, 45 minutes

Yield: 1 round bread

Potato Bread

Soft and moist whole wheat potato bread, good with any dinner or just with some butter spread on it.


  • 17 oz / 470 grams cooked potatoes
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) vegetable/canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups (240 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup potato water lukewarm (the water in which the potatoes were boiled) - tap water or milk can be used instead
  • ~ 2 cups whole wheat (240 grams) flour


  1. In a bowl mash the potatoes and mix with the oil and salt. Leave aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl add 2 cups of flour, make a well in the middle, pour the potato water and sprinkle the yeast on top. Leave a couple of minutes until bubbles appear and the yeast is proofed.
  3. Add the mashed potatoes and with the dough hook on start mixing slowly adding 1/4 cup flour at a time.
  4. Depending on how watery are the potatoes, the humidity in the room you may have to add between 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cups whole wheat flour. The dough should clean itself from the sides of the bowl.
  5. Take the dough out and place it in a oiled bowl. Turn to grease all over, cover with plastic wrap or tea towel and leave until it had doubled in volume. The dough is done when it doesn't spring back when touched.
  6. When doubled, knead it gently by hand for few seconds to 1 minute, shape it into a ball and place it on parchment paper.
  7. Meanwhile place the pizza stone into the oven and heat it to 400F.
  8. After 30-40 minutes place the bread (just slide the parchment paper) on top of the pizza stone and bake for 40 minutes.
  9. Leave to cool slightly and enjoy!
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  1. Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) says

    How do you come up with all these great recipes? The crust is a perfect color and I can imagine the softness inside. Yes, butter is all I would need and I’d be in bread heaven. :)

  2. says

    Oh, gosh, you are the queen of magnificent breads! This potato bread looks absolutely outstanding!!! Brilliantly done as always, my friend. Pinning~

  3. Marsha @ The Harried Cook says

    This sounds really great, Roxana! Love it… the color is gorgeous and the texture looks really nice… thanks for this recipe!

  4. says

    Look at that gorgeous loaf of bread! It looks perfect my friend:-) My hubby and I had fun making bread this weekend, we cheated and used the bread maker this time. I should try this recipe in the bread maker:) Hugs, Terra

  5. says

    I wanted to be a mom who can make homemade bread, but it’s not happening yet. I am jealous of your talent Roxana! :-) Your family are so lucky to smell the freshly baked bread and eat it while it’s warm. Love this potato bread! Pinned. :-)

  6. says

    This is fantastic! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a whole wheat potato bread – it looks hearty, yet pillowy. I will DEFINITELY be trying this. Thank you so much for sharing it w/ BYOB this month. :)

  7. Marsha @ The Harried Cook says

    That looks like a really delicious loaf of bread! I love all your bread recipes, Roxana! :)

  8. says

    What a perfect loaf of WW potato bread! Bookmarked and pinned! I’m bound and determined to start making more bread this year. I think I’m going to make something non-traditional – no corned beef and cabbage (too salty for hubs)- for St. Patrick’s Day :)

  9. says

    We don’t do anything for St. Patrick’s Day, at least we never did. Apparently now, though, we’ll be pinched very hard if we don’t wear green tomorrow. And, it also seems that a leprechaun got into Dudette’s schoolroom today and messed things up but they couldn’t catch it.

    I’ll bet we’d have better luck with that little guy if he had some of this bread. It looks absolutely delicious. Yum!

  10. Sahar says

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe, I made this bread and it turned out so delicious, it is light like a feather.

  11. Liba says

    Hi Roxana~ I am looking at all of your delicious bread recipes and I am excited to try. My only question is: if you do not have a dough hook and plan on doing it all by hand….is there anything different I should be doing? Should I just mix with a wooden spoon until it is of a ‘certain consistency’ ? Approximately how long should I be mixing the ingredients together? Any help or advice you could add would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    • says

      Hi Liba,
      Yes you can do it by hand, it will take longer but it’s doable. You can use a dough whisk or a wooden spoon and mix the ingredients. Once it gets too thick to use the spoon/whisk you can use your hands and slowly knead the dough for 10 minutes. The rest is the same (resting and baking)


  12. Sahar says

    I made this bread yesterday, it was amazingly delicious, the most delicious bread I have ever made… I mixed in some sunflower seeds and flax seeds… Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.


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