November 25, 2010

Dahlia Bread Recipe

Want something to do with the dahlia tubers that do not have “eyes”? Make bread!

In the fall when we cut up tubers to store for the winter we save the larger tubers without a growing eye for making dahlia bread. It is best to grind up the peeled tubers just before you add them to the bread mixture. Dahlia bread stores well in the freezer.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar (1 cup Sugar Twin for sugar free)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil.

Mix well then add

  • 1 1/2 cups unsifted flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon.

Mix well then fold in;

  • 1 cup ground dahlia tubers (peel first)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nut
  • 1/2 cup mini-chocolate chips.

Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or less for large loaf pan. It is done when toothpick comes out clean. Small pans may be used instead and bake in 40-45 minutes.

This amount of batter makes 2 or 3 small loaves.