This Gluten Free Potato Bread recipe is fluffy, soft, and incredibly tender! An easy quick bread recipe, it’s perfect for sandwiches or toast topped with butter and jam.
Note: This recipe has been updated and made even better for you! The original OLD version with gluten free all purpose flour and yeast including the ingredient list and instructions can be found HERE. It’s more of a sandwich-style bread/texture but still tasty.
What Is Potato Bread?
Potato bread is exactly what it sounds like – homemade bread made with potatoes! Regular recipes are essentially wheat bread with a boost of mashed potatoes.
However, to keep this recipe gluten-free, we’ve added a bit of a twist. That said, it uses just a handful of ingredients and is super simple to make!
In fact, it just might be our favorite quick bread recipe, especially around the holidays when we have an abundance of potatoes left over. After all, we love them in recipes like slow cooker dairy free mashed potatoes and potato and cauliflower shepherd’s pie.
So, why not add them to bread, too? It’s a great way to make this household staple more nutritious without sacrificing taste and texture.
Is Potato Bread Gluten Free?
Most potato bread recipes are made with all-purpose flour or wheat flour, meaning they are not gluten-free. However, this recipe swaps the regular flour with almond flour for an option that’s completely gluten-free!
What Is Potato Bread Made Of?
Potato bread is a super budget-friendly recipe that uses just a handful of gluten-free, dairy-free-friendly ingredients to create a soft, fluffy bread you would never know is full on nutrients, too!
- Russet Potatoes – One medium Russet potato (about 1 cup of potatoes mashed with a fork.)
Note: If you plan to use leftover mashed potatoes, it is VERY important that they be plain without any heavy ingredients added. In other words, no heavy cream, or additional mix-ins added to them. Otherwise, the middle of the bread will be too moist and dense. Also, it’s crucial that they’re totally cooled before you add them to the bread! Alternatively, you can boil and mash plain potatoes fresh before making your bread.
- Blanched Fine Almond Flour – Use store-bought or homemade gluten-free almond flour.
- Tapioca Flour – This adds structure to the bread, helps make it a little more airy and allows for easier browning.
- Baking Staples – Salt and baking soda help enhance the flavor and allow the bread to rise as it bakes.
- Seasonings – Onion powder and dried chives, basil, or herbs of your choice such as rosemary or dill add a lovely, savory element to the bread.
- Non-Dairy Milk – Freel free to use regular dairy milk, if dairy can be tolerated.
- Eggs – Large eggs help the bread hold its shape. We have not tested this potato bread recipe with egg substitutes and cannot guarantee the results.
- Light Olive Oil – The fat acts as a tenderizer, helping keep the bread soft and moist.
- Apple Cider Vinegar – This helps improve the texture of the bread.
- Optional Toppings – We love to have fresh herbs and shredded parmesan cheese on top for a savory flavor that’s better than any bread you’ll find at your local grocery store or bakery.
Health Benefits of Russet Potatoes
In addition to being extremely tasty and versatile, potatoes of all kinds, not just russet, are extremely nutritious and full of health benefits, too! For instance, russet potatoes are:
- Rich in vitamin C and vitamin B6.
- An excellent source of potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, and folate.
- High in fiber.
- A good source of antioxidants.
How to Make an Easy Potato Bread Recipe
With minimal prep time, this bread comes together in minutes with no proofing or kneading required!
- Prepare. Preheat the oven, and grease a loaf pan well with a non-stick cooking spray.
- Mix the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients until no clumps remain.
- Whisk the wet ingredients. In a second bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, and oil until smooth. Add the vinegar and set aside.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Working slowly, add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients, and stir gently until a smooth batter forms. Finally, fold in the mashed potatoes and dried herbs.
- Bake the bread. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan, and sprinkle any desired toppings on top. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes and then loosely cover with aluminum foil and bake for another 10- 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
- Cool. Remove from the oven and let the loaf cool completely in the pan before removing and serving. Otherwise, it will fall apart when you slice it!
Storing and Freezing
Storing: Once completely cooled, leftover potato bread can be tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or transferred to an airtight container and stored at room temperature for up to one week.
Freezing: Wrap your loaf in aluminum foil, and store it in the freezer for up to three months.
To Serve: Allow your bread to thaw in the fridge overnight, and allow it to come to room temperature. Or, warm it in the toaster before serving.
However, it’s also great to use as sandwich bread and can be topped with butter or hummus for toast.
Common Questions About this Homemade Potato Bread Recipe
We might be biased, but we definitely think so! It has a flavor very similar to white bread and is even softer in texture.
Of course, it depends on your definition of healthy. However, when compared to other bread recipes, we think potato bread is a great choice as it is a good source of fiber, nutrients, and healthy fats! It’s also free from refined sugar and can be made dairy-free, too.
We don’t recommend using other flours, because almond flour is very delicate and helps create a soft texture when combined with the potato.
Potato bread gets its name from the use of potatoes (or sometimes potato flour) in the batter.
Yes, you will want to peel the potatoes for this recipe. Otherwise, your bread will turn out lumpy!
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