Whole Wheat Potato Bread or Rolls

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 35 mins

This makes great rolls and scones!!! I lost this recipe for over a year and could not find one that was as light. Now that it is on the web I won't ever loose it again!! It was a bread recipe from the back of a wheat bag but I use it for rolls. Can grease 2 1/2 size cans and use as pans. Fill cans 1/2 full.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons yeast, disolved in
  • 12 cup warm water
  • 1 medium potato, cooked until mealy in 2 c water OR
  • 12 cup instant potato flakes, in 2 c water
  • 1 34 warm water, added to potato water. (Instant or cooked potato)


  1. Mash or beat potatoes and water until smooth.
  2. Cool.
  3. Add 1 3/4 cup water to potato mixture.
  4. Add yeast, oil, salt and honey.
  5. Pour this mixture slowly into flour.
  6. Mix 5 to 7 min with electric mixer. Dough will be soft.
  7. Let rest 10 to 15 minute on greased surface.
  8. Punch down and shape into loaves or rolls.
  9. Let rise until double.
  10. Bake rolls 20 to 30 minutes at 400.
  11. Bake loaves of bread 35 to 45 minute.
Most Helpful

I was excited to find this recipe as I love making yeast doughs with potatoes in them. It seems to add great flavor and moistness. Since the directions weren't terribly well written, I wondered if was merely an omission that the bread dough isn't given a first rise before shaping into loaves? Using these proportions, the dough is too soft to shape into loaves without a first rise. I would love to hear what anyone else who has tried the recipe did as far as rising?

barbarae December 27, 2008

I made these rolls for Thanksgiving and we all liked them. I think I should have let them raise a little more as they were a tad dense, but with all the baking I was doing, my oven schedule was kind of tight. If you are looking for a 100% whole wheat roll recipe, they are definitely worth a try. Thanks for posting.

Marg (CaymanDesigns) December 03, 2007

Made whole wheat rolls with these and they had a nice flavor. This recipe isn't easy to follow. No mention of the salt or honey in the directions. I think this would be hard for a beginner bread maker to follow (like me!)

mammafishy October 26, 2007