Beetroot Bread

  • Total Time

    3h 0m
    • Prep Time

      2h 20m
    • Bake Time

  • Serves

    1 large loaf

  • Skill Level

  • Dietary Needs

    • Dairy free
    • Egg free
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
  • 11 Reviews

    4 star rating

We are always looking to experiment with new flavours and couldn't resist trying Beetroot in our bread. This beautiful Beetroot red loaf is complimented by the rustic texture of the walnuts and the warming flavours of Allspice, this really is a must-try bake.


  1. Chop the beetroot finely in a food processor

    • 250g Beetroot (Cooked, Vacuum Packed)
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, allspice, salt and walnuts.

    • 500g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 1 tsp Ground Allspice
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 70g Walnuts (Chopped)
  3. Make a well in the centre and add the beetroot, yeast, sugar and water. Mix all the ingredients together to make a soft, pink dough. You may need to add a little extra flour to form it into a soft ball.

    • 1 Allinson's Easy Bake Yeast Sachet
    • 1 tsp Silver Spoon Caster Sugar
    • 225ml Warm Water
  4. Turn out onto a floured work surface and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.

  5. Place the dough in a large bowl lightly greased with some oil. Cover with a tea towel and set aside in a warm place for one hour or until doubled in size.

  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead just 5 times.

  7. Shape the dough into a bloomer shape and place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Cover the dough with some oiled clingfilm and set aside again for about one hour or until doubled in size. This is soft, moist dough. Take care not to over rise as it may collapse in the oven.

  8. Preheat your oven to 180°c Fan / 200°c / gas mark 6

  9. Remove the clingfilm and dust the loaf with flour and slash the top with a sharp knife.

  10. Bake in your preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the base sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on a rack.

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  1. 4 star rating

    Good recipe this, noted that as expected you ideally need to cut back water by about 10% to compensate water in the betroot also if you put some raisins instead nuts make sure you mix in near end don't want to break down the fruit

  2. 5 star rating

    An easy and very tasty bread, I use rainbow beetroot as it gives different coloured beet throughout the bread, I also omit the walnuts and allspice as I think the allspice is too overpowering a taste and I don't like walnuts. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. 5 star rating

    Flavoursome loaf, fun to make.

  4. 4 star rating

    This is a very sticky dough and will absorb omits any quantity of flour when you are kneeding so take care not to add too much. I agree with many of the other comments, this is quick to rise and an odd off brown colour when baked. But this is tasty bread and it freezes well.

  5. 3 star rating

    Slightly disappointing as it was a beautiful pink on the outside after baking, but a sludgy brown inside when cut. Tasted good though.

  6. 5 star rating

    Used poppyseeds as didn’t have walnuts.
    The bread became really delicious.
    Note, time to rise was very short, so watch out not to overprove it.

  7. 4 star rating

    Had lots of beetroot to use up from a veg box and this is great! I’ve frozen several loaves too!

  8. 5 star rating

    Very easy to make, goes well with strong cheese

  9. 4 star rating

    Easy to make with a nice earthy flavour

  10. 5 star rating

    Easy to make. It does need the extra flour. This recipe made a lovely light and tasty loaf. Will make again. Thanks.

  11. 5 star rating

    As I am diabetic and eat a low cab diet will this reciepe work with almond flour?


    Good afternoon Eric,

    We haven't tried the recipe with Almond flour so we're not sure how this would work due to the lack of gluten. However, please feel free to have a go - we'd love to know how you get on!

    Happy Baking

    The Baking Mad Team

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