Bread Machine Potato Bread (with Rosemary)

Bread Machine Potato Bread

This bread machine potato bread recipe produces a light & airy white bread. The addition of potato flakes helps to create a softer bread. Many people also find potato bread tastier than regular white bread due to the mild potato flavor. In our recipe, we also add a small amount of dried rosemary in order to add a little extra flavor to this delicious bread. Rosemary also adds a wonderful aroma to this homemade bread.

Historically, potato bread was a way to extend a farmer’s food supplies by using leftover potatoes. They would replace part of the wheat flour in a bread recipe with mashed potatoes. FYI – You can make potato bread with “regular” mashed potatoes. However, leftover mashed potatoes can be much drier than expected… thus it is harder to create a consistently tasty bread. Therefore, I prefer to use potato flakes because they are easier to measure and this helps to produce more consistent results.

Since this potato bread recipe is done in a bread machine, it is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 5 minutes or so to prepare and then you let the bread machine do the rest of the work. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of the page.

Key Ingredient – Potato Flakes (Instant Mashed Potato Flakes)

Potato Flakes

Potato Bread Loaf

Bread Machine Potato Bread

Sliced Potato Bread

Bread Machine Potato Bread

Ingredients – Bread Machine – Potato Bread

  • 1 1/2 Cups – Milk (warm & nonfat)
  • 4 Tablespoons – Butter (softened & unsalted)
  • 1 Cup – Potato Flakes (instant mashed potatoes)
  • 3 Cups – Bread Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons – White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast
  • 1/2 Teaspoon – Dried Rosemary (optional)

Servings – 12 slices

  • Equipment required for this recipe –  Measuring cup & spoons, flexible spatula, oven mitts, cooling rack… and of course, a bread machine!

Instructions – Bread Machine – Potato Bread

  • Bread Machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and ”basic” bread setting.
  • Add all ingredients starting with the milk into the bread machine “bucket” (bread loaf pan). Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together).
  • Start the machine going after entering the settings.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, you should remove the bread loaf pan from the bread machine. Use oven mitts when removing the bread loaf pan as it will be very hot!
  • Remove the bread from the bread loaf pan and place the bread on a cooling rack. Let the bread cool down on the cooling rack for 30-60 minutes.
  • After removing the bread from the bread loaf pan, don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle will be very hot coming out of the bread machine. Or wait until the bread is completely cooled and then remove the mixing paddle.
  • In our Sunbeam bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

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Tips – Bread Machine – Potato Bread

  • You should use dry potato flakes when making this recipe. Reconstituted flakes would add too much moisture and the bread might come out soggy.
  • I like including a “hint” of rosemary to potato bread in order to add a little extra flavor to this delicious bread. Other possibilities include black or white pepper, Italian seasoning, diced chives, etc.
  • If you have run out of potato flakes, you might like to try our buttery bread machine white bread instead.
  • If you don’t put in the exact measurements (esp. for the flour & liquids), the mixture might be too dry or too wet when the bread machine is kneading the dough. If the mixture is too dry, you can add a couple of tablespoons of water (or milk) and see if that corrects the issue. If not, you can try adding a couple more tablespoons until the dough is the right consistency. If the mixture is too wet, you can add a couple tablespoons of flour. FYI – The mix shouldn’t look like a desert or soup after several minutes of kneading.
  • Many bakers like to make an indent in the top of the flour in order to hold the bread machine yeast in place (looks sort of like a small flour volcano with a yeast crater). This is done to prevent the yeast from falling into the liquid ingredients (and activating prematurely) and/or coming into contact with the salt until the bread machine is turned on.
  • If you have a problem with a “basic” bread machine recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using the correct bread machine settings), using the correct amount of an ingredient (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measurement cup or accidentally add a tablespoon when a teaspoon is called for), using the correct ingredients (i.e. bread machine yeast versus regular yeast or bread flour versus all purpose flour), etc. Please don’t “wing” things with recipes.
  • If you haven’t used your bread machine in a long time, please buy some new bread machine yeast before making your bread. Old yeast can die or lose its potency and this will lead to bread that does not rise properly. Bread machine yeast may not be viable if it has been sitting in your pantry for years.
  • Please read your bread machine manufacturer’s instructions for information on how to use your bread machine safely and effectively. The manufacturer instructions will help you to master working with your specific bread machine model.
  • You can also visit our Instructional Videos section if you want to watch videos in order to learn about common bread machine problems & solutions, bread making tips, etc.
  • Always wear oven mitts/gloves when dealing with a bread machine. The bread pan and the rest of the bread machine can get very hot during the baking process. This means that the bread pan and bread machine is likely to be very hot when you attempt to remove a baked good from the bread machine and/or bread pan.
  • For more easy bread machine recipes (i.e. white bread, banana bread, cornbread, whole wheat bread, etc.), please visit Bread Dad’s Bread Machine Recipes section.

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Potato Bread Questions

What are potato flakes?

Potato flakes are potatoes that have been cooked, mashed and dehydrated. The resulting potato “flakes” can be turned into mashed potatoes by adding water or milk. For more information, you should read this Wikipedia article on instant mashed potatoes.

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Bread Machine Potato Bread (with Rosemary)

This bread machine potato bread recipe produces a light & airy white bread. The addition of potato flakes helps to create a softer & spongier bread. Many people also find potato bread tastier than regular white bread due to its mild potato flavor. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad (BreadDad.com).
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread Machine Potato Bread, Bread Machine Potato Bread Recipe, Bread Machine Potato Rosemary Bread, Potato Bread Recipe
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk (warm & nonfat)
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter (softened & unsalted)
  • 1 Cup Potato Flakes (instant mashed potatoes)
  • 3 Cups Bread Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Bread Machine Yeast
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Rosemary (optional)

Instructions

  • Bread Machine settings – 2 pound loaf, light color and ”basic” bread setting.
  • Add all ingredients starting with the milk into the bread machine “bucket” (bread loaf pan). Place the bread machine yeast in last and the yeast should not touch the liquid (until the bread machine is turned on and the ingredients start to be mixed together).
  • Start the machine going after entering the settings.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the bread, you should remove the bread loaf pan from the bread machine. Use oven mitts when removing the bread loaf pan as it will be very hot!
  • Remove the bread from the bread loaf pan and place the bread on a cooling rack. Let the bread cool down on the cooling rack for 30-60 minutes.
  • After removing the bread from the bread loaf pan, don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle will be very hot coming out of the bread machine. Or wait until the bread is completely cooled and then remove the mixing paddle.
  • In our Sunbeam bread machine, the baking takes about 3 hours for a 2 pound bread at the light color & basic bread settings. However, some machines can differ and you don’t want to be away from home when the bread machine “finished” alarm goes off! Your bread machine should show you the length of the baking time after you have entered the settings into the machine. This will allow you to know when to be in the kitchen in order to remove the bread.
  • Before using your bread machine, you should read the bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions in order to use the bread machine effectively and safely.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg

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