Monday, July 16, 2012

Irish Wheat-Free Potato Bread

Since my experiment in giving up wheat began just over 2 weeks ago, I have not had a single slice of bread!

I have had a few rice cakes, a few rye crackers, and a few corn chips, and I have enjoyed several kinds of protein pancakes, some banana loaf made with almond flour, and even some grain-free crepes made with coconut flour and ground flax seeds... but not a bagel, or a wrap or an English muffin.

I have been scouring the internet looking at blogs that feature gluten-free and wheat-free recipes, looking for a bread recipe.

I found one on a site called Wheat Free Recipes From Ireland that uses mashed potatoes as the base, and some non-wheat flour... actually combinations of several of your own choosing... so decided to try it.

It tastes very good and will likely fit the bill for now as I can spread La Creme Cow or Laughing Cow cheese on it... or a bit of jam and butter if I like... but it doesn't rise like real bread.  It is quite coarse and I think it would make a nice muffin actually.

Here is how I made it up.  Next time, I am going to add some baking powder to see if that lightens it up a bit.

Irish Wheat-Free Potato Bread
makes 1 loaf cut into 16 slices
  • 3 oz mashed potato
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 2 Tbs olive oil 
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar (optional)
  • 2 oz brown rice flour
  • 4 oz oat flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 430° F.
  2. Prepare a loaf pan by lining it with parchment paper and then coating the 2 ends with a non-stick spray.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together well and then place batter in prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool for a few minutes then lift loaf out of pan with the parchment paper, set aside and let loaf cool before cutting into 16 slices.
Per serving of 1 slice.
Weight Wathers P+ = 2.
Calories 71; Protein 2g; Carbohydrate 9g; Fat 3g; Fibre 1g.

Stir all the ingredients together till well-blended.

Place dough in loaf tin lined with parchment paper for easy removal.

Cut into slices after cooling for about half an hour.

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  1. Hi, I am just wondering if you tried it with baking powder? I tried this recipe too, but wish it would rise.

  2. I haven't tried it with baking powder but that might make it a bit lighter. If you try it, I would love to hear about it.


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