Spinach Bread Recipe

AuthorSteve Nubie
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Spinach bread is a basic white bread recipe but when you see this bread it’s anything but white.  The final color of the loaf is a fresh and deep green with hints of spinach flavor.  Many people think of this as a classic for St. Patrick’s Day, but spinach bread is a great side for soups, salads and makes a dramatic sandwich bread.

You can make spinach bread from start to finish in your bread machine, but there is a preliminary step requiring you to boil the spinach in water to soften it.  Remember to reserve the green spinach water to add to your recipe as well.  The ingredients call for a ½ cup of spinach water, but you can add more a tablespoon at a time if the dough is too dry.

INGREDIENTS:
Spinach Stock Ingredients:
 ½ gallon of boiling water
 1 whole bunch of spinach with stems trimmed
 Ice-water bath
Spinach bread Dough Ingredients:
 ½ cup of water at 110 degrees Fahrenheit or 43 degrees Celsius
 1 tablespoon of sugar
 1 teaspoon of salt
 1 cup of the spinach puree (3 ounces of spinach)
 2 tablespoons of olive oil
 3 ½ cups of bread flour or all-purpose flour
 2 teaspoons of yeast
DIRECTIONS:
1

Bring the ½ gallon of water to a boil and immerse the spinach leaves and boil for 5 minutes.

2

Strain the spinach from the boiling water and drop not the ice water to shock.

3

Strain the spinach and process in a food processor or blender until you have a puree. Reserve 1 cup of puree for the recipe. Also, reserve ½ cup of the green spinach water for the recipe as well.

4

Add all of the ingredients in the ingredient list to the bread pan in the order indicated and select the basic white bread setting. Press start.

5

When the loaf is finished remove to a wire rack to rest for 10 minutes and then slice and serve.

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS:
Spinach Stock Ingredients:
 ½ gallon of boiling water
 1 whole bunch of spinach with stems trimmed
 Ice-water bath
Spinach bread Dough Ingredients:
 ½ cup of water at 110 degrees Fahrenheit or 43 degrees Celsius
 1 tablespoon of sugar
 1 teaspoon of salt
 1 cup of the spinach puree (3 ounces of spinach)
 2 tablespoons of olive oil
 3 ½ cups of bread flour or all-purpose flour
 2 teaspoons of yeast

Directions

DIRECTIONS:
1

Bring the ½ gallon of water to a boil and immerse the spinach leaves and boil for 5 minutes.

2

Strain the spinach from the boiling water and drop not the ice water to shock.

3

Strain the spinach and process in a food processor or blender until you have a puree. Reserve 1 cup of puree for the recipe. Also, reserve ½ cup of the green spinach water for the recipe as well.

4

Add all of the ingredients in the ingredient list to the bread pan in the order indicated and select the basic white bread setting. Press start.

5

When the loaf is finished remove to a wire rack to rest for 10 minutes and then slice and serve.

Spinach Bread Recipe

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6 Comments
  1. Reply
    Eleni Vincent August 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    If your going to bake this in the oven how long? I don’t have a bread maker.

    • Reply
      Steve Nubie June 8, 2020 at 10:05 am

      Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is browned.
      Steve

  2. Reply
    Jinkee June 13, 2019 at 6:01 am

    I looks very healthy seeing the green in this recipe! I can’t wait to try this as well, I am slowly in the system of plant based diet and this can be part of my journey!

    • Reply
      Steve Nubie June 8, 2020 at 10:05 am

      Great to hear. Hope you like the result.
      Steve

  3. Reply
    Rachel July 17, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. Just one question, how much spinach (roughly) weight wise? The spinach I can buy is already stripped and not in a bunch. Don’t want to overdo the spinach’

    • Reply
      Admin September 25, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      Hi Rachel – 3 ounces of spinach.

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