Heavenly Whole Wheat Potato Bread (Bread Machine)

"This bread makes wonderful sandwiches. It doesn't crumble when slicing, even when warm. Cooking times are approximate as times vary with different bread machines."
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Ready In:
3hrs 10mins
1 loaf




  • Place all ingredients into the bread machine in the order listed or as suggested by the manufacturer.
  • Set the bread machine on the following settings: "basic" bread; "light" crust;
  • "1-1/2 pound" loaf size.
  • NOTE: This bread can be made with the "delay" timer setting.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Bernadette T.
    Is the yeast in this recipe fast acting yeast for bread machines, or regular active dry yeast?


  1. JenniCat
    The bread turned out wonderfully. I followed the recipe exactly. Like any bread, it was the most "heavenly" when it was still warm. My husband is so sold on this recipe, he's asked me to start making it all the time and to stop using store bought bread altogether!
  2. CJAY8248
    Great loaf of bread! I made 2 loaves. One on the dough setting in the bread machine and the other with the kitchen aid. I baked both loaves at 350* for 30 minutes. The one made in the bread machine turned out to be a high-riser and looks and tastes wonderful. The one with the kitchen aid didn't rise as high (I should have left it to rise higher) and it is obvious denser. It will make good toast. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
  3. ChefTop
    This bread was awesome! I made it twice, the first time as is and used the regular cycle in the breadmaker & turned out perfect. The second time I tried to cheat and did not work, the rapid baking cycle and this recipe do not jive apparently :) Thx for a keeper...
  4. Dawni
    Yummy!!! I made it in the bread machine but added too much yeast the first time. Those packets have 2 1/4 tsp and I just dumped it in not realizing it was too much and the top collapsed and it looked like a sad loaf but was still tasty. Used the correct amount the second time and it looks better but still tastes great! Really good when the edges are crunchy! I am amazed what a little potato can do for bread. Thanks for sharing!!
  5. Hoddevik
    This turns out a great loaf! I make it on dough cycle then knead it a bit and shape it ... let it rise an hour then bake at 375 for about 35 minutes. I really like the texture for sandwiches. I've also been using canola oil instead of butter only because I try not to eat too much butter.


  1. Mystkfall123
    I had to add another 1/4 cup of water to my recipe to make it the right consistency. After that it was perfect and delicious and I will be making it all the time.
  2. Elaine H
    I just finished baking this bread and it smells so good! I did not bake mine in the bread machine since I like it better from the oven. The only changes I made were to use brown sugar in place of white and oil in place of the butter. It has a nice flavor, but I wish I would have let it cool all the way before I sliced into it. It is going to make great toast!
  3. MaMa's Apprentice
    I haven't been making bread long but I knew I wanted a recipe that produced a softer and less crumby than the recipe I had been using. This recipe hit the nail on the head and has quickly become my #1 go-to bread recipe. My husband says this bread is "way better." It's so soft and delicious! <br/><br/>I should mention that I made a couple changes, though. I doubled the recipe. I used canola oil instead of butter (just a healthier choice). I also used 3 small potatoes that I "baked" in the microwave and mashed. Made the dough in the Kitchenaid and ended up adding maybe 1/2 -1 cup more flour because it was so sticky. (Not sure if that is from replacing the butter with oil or using too much potato.) I will probably use the potato flakes next time and see what sort of difference that makes. Baked my 2 loaves in the oven @ 350 for 30 min and got some beautiful, delicious bread! Thanks so much for the recipe!
  4. Barb G.
    Excellent recipe, we love the taste & texture of the bread. I used a medium baked potato( baked in microwave) mashed with fork. Instead of butter I used 1/4 cup canola oil. I will be making this bread often, will try adding other grains & seeds to the recipe. Thanks for the recipe.
  5. eBeth
    I followed a reviewers suggestion and made this bread with half white and half wheat flour, and used canola oil instead of butter. I used some mashed baked potatoes I had in the freezer and without thinking used the whole portion which was way more than the recipe called for, but the bread still turned out. This will be a regular in my house! Thanks.


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