Green Bread


Leysan Mubarakshina / Iowa State Daily

Spinach juice makes this bread bright green and perfect for an appetizer this St. Patrick’s Day.

This savory bread is perfect to try for St. Patrick’s day. It is wholesome, requiring only 7 ingredients – made with whole-wheat flour and spinach.


15 fl. oz  Spinach juice (see below)

¼ cup sugar

2 teaspoons yeast

2 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons salt

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups whole wheat flour


To make spinach juice, blend about 1 bag of spinach with 15 ounces of water. You should get a little less than two cups of spinach juice. If not, add a little bit more water.

Combine both flours and set aside.

 Mix together spinach juice, sugar and yeast. Continue mixing and add oil and salt.  Once ingredients are well mixed, add flour to mixture ¼ of a cup at a time. Mix the flour into the mixture very well. Knead for about 10 minutes or use a bread machine. 

Form dough into a ball and keep in mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow it to sit for 40-60 minutes in a warm place. This will allow the dough to rise, it should double in size. 

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Transfer dough to a greased loaf pan. Allow the dough to stand while oven is preheating, it will rise some more.  

Bake at 450°F for 40 minutes.