Generally speaking, potato bread is not gluten-free. Most recipes use wheat flour or a combination of flours that are not gluten-free, in addition to the potato itself. Unless specifically labeled as such, most commercial potato bread brands are actually gluten-free. Potato bread is usually just regular wheat bread, with a portion of wheat flour being replaced by potato flour, potato flakes, or mashed potatoes.
There are so many characteristics of this bread that make it the best recipe for GF potato bread and one of the best gluten-free bread recipes on the entire blog. Potato bread has a wetter, more open crumb than plain white bread, even though it cuts just as easily and makes a perfect sandwich without falling apart. The next time you make mashed potatoes, try keeping some of the plain potatoes on the side to make a loaf of potato bread. This is a very different recipe from that of wholemeal bread, which is more delicate and less chewy in general, and the cream of tartar and a little baking soda in that recipe are not meant to increase, but to neutralize the acid in the molasses.
You can even take any of your own potato bread recipes and replace wheat flour with a mix of rice or soy flours or other gluten-free flour blends. To convert a basic loaf of bread into potato bread, replace a serving of wheat flour with a serving of potato flakes. You can steam some whole potatoes just for this recipe (we'll talk about my favorite ways), or you can use leftover potatoes from another meal. An average slice of potato bread will provide about 80 calories, 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.
Using tweezers, remove the potatoes from the steamer basket and allow them to cool completely before peeling them and using them in this recipe. The secret to the most tender, filling and healthiest gluten-free potato bread is to have lots of potatoes, cooked the right way and mixed directly into the dough. To make gluten-free potato bread that is also egg-free, try replacing the two eggs with a “chia egg” each. Yes, potato bread can contain gluten, but it usually refers to bread made with potato flour or a gluten-free flour mix (without wheat grains).