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Spelt Flour Recipes

spelt flour recipes
Delicious spelt flour recipes like a light anf fluffy spelt bread recipe, spelt pancakes, pasta, cookies, and more.

Join the growing number of people who prefer this heirloom grain to modern wheat. Like them, you'll probably find the old cliche is true, "they just don't make 'em like they used to".

If you try one our recipes, please leave a comment at the bottom of this page to share your whole grain cooking experience with others.

When cooking our Spelt flour recipes, particularly a bread recipe, choose dishes that will be complimented by Spelt's sweet flavor. If you want to take advantage of all the health benefits of wheat but dislike its bitter taste, then Spelt is a good choice. To find out more about this healthy whole grain, click Spelt Nutrition and Facts.




spelt bread recipe

Spelt Flour Recipes
Quick Spelt Bread Recipe

To cook this easy spelt bread recipe you will need
one 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. From preparation to completion it takes 1 1/2 hours.


Ingredients (Makes 2 Loaves, Serves 30)

  • 8 cups spelt flour


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste


  • 1 tablespoon honey (or brown sugar)


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda


  • 4 1/4 cups milk


  • Directions

    Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.

    In a large bowl, mix the spelt flour, salt, honey, baking soda and milk until well blended. Pour the batter evenly into one 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.

    Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes at 350 degrees F or until golden brown.

    TIP: Place a loaf pan of the same size over the top of the loaf while baking to create a better crust.

    Substitutions

    Substitute half the spelt flour for white spelt flour or hard white wheat flour to create an even lighter and fluffier whole grain bread.

    To give a crunch to our spelt flour recipes, consider adding your favorite seeds like sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, or flaxseeds. Here at versagrain.com we are big proponents of incorporating flaxseed into your diet. Its high protein, fiber, and omega 3 fatty acids makes flaxseed a nutritional powerhouse your body can use to fight cancer, heart disease, and boost your energy levels.


    Spelt Flour Recipes
    Sweet and Hearty Spelt Bread Recipe

    To cook this Spelt bread recipe you will need a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan and patience. Unlike white bread this recipe for Spelt bread will take twice as long to leaven. From start to finish, it will take 2 - 3 hours.


    Ingredients (Makes 1 Loaf)

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (just barely hot to the touch)


  • 1 package active dry yeast (1/4 ounce)


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • 1 tablespoon whole flaxseed (optional)


  • 2 1/2 cups whole spelt flour


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • 1/2 tablespoon salt


  • 1 3/4 cups whole spelt flour


  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • Directions

    In a large bowl, mix warm water, yeast, 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon of flaxseed (optional). Mix in 2 1/2 cups of spelt flour. Let set for 30 minutes, or until big and bubbly.

    Mix in 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter, 2 1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar, and salt. Stir in 1 3/4 cups of spelt flour. Flour a flat surface and knead with spelt flour until it pulls away from the counter but is still sticky to touch. This may take an additional 1 to 2 cups of spelt flour. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the surface of the dough. Cover with a dishtowel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 30 minutes).

    Punch down and place in greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Allow to rise until dough has topped the pan by one inch. Depending on your yeast this will take between
    1 - 2 hours.

    Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes; do not over bake. Lightly brush the tops of loaves with 1 tablespoon of melted butter when done to prevent crust from getting hard. Cool completely.

    TIP: Place a loaf pan of the same size over the top of the loaf while baking to create a better crust.

    Substitutions and Additions

    Honey can be substituted for the brown sugar in this whole spelt bread recipe.

    Substitute white spelt flour, hard white wheat flour, or bread flour for the 2 1/2 cups of whole spelt flour to create an even lighter and fluffier loaf of whole grain bread.

    To give this recipe a crunch, consider adding walnuts.

    In this whole grain bread recipe we included the option for flaxseed because here at versagrain.com we are big proponents of incorporating flaxseed into your diet. Its high protein, fiber, and omega 3 fatty acids makes flaxseed a nutritional powerhouse your body can use to fight depression, cancer, and heart disease.


    Spelt Flour Recipes
    Spelt Cake with Apples

    Ingredients (Serves 12)

  • 5 apples, cored and peeled


  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • 1 tablespoon white sugar


  • 3 large eggs


  • 1/2 cup white sugar


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • 1/3 cup orange juice


  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour (or buckwheat flour)


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground flaxseed (or guar gum)(both are optional)


  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Directions

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and lightly grease a 9 inch cake (bundt) pan.

    Place apples, cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon sugar in a food processor and pulse until you have coarsely and fine chopped pieces.

    In a large bowl, using a whisk to mix the eggs. Then whisk in the ½ cup sugar and vanilla until everything is frothy. Stir in the olive oil, juice, flour, flaxseed, baking powder, salt, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon until everything is mixed thoroughly. Fold the apple mixture into the batter. Pour mixture into the prepared baking pan.

    Bake for 30 - 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


    Spelt Flour Recipes
    Spelt Chocolate Cake

    Ingredients (Serves 10-12)

  • 2 cups applesauce


  • 3/4 cups white sugar


  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour


  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder


  • 4 teaspoons baking powder


  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Directions

    Preheat oven to 355 degrees F and lightly grease a cake pan. In a large bowl, add applesauce, sugar, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly with a spoon.

    In a medium bowl, add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix thoroughly. Slowly add flour mixture to apple mixture combining gently but thoroughly.

    Pour batter into prepared baking pan and bake 45 - 60 minutes. Watch carefully. When it looks firm, insert a long toothpick or skewer into the center and if it comes out clean the cake is done. Allow to cool 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

    Substitutions and Additions

    For a fudge-like cake, add 2/3 cups chopped walnuts and 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate baking chips.


    Spelt Flour Recipes
    Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Ingredients (Makes 48 Spelt Cookies)

  • 1 3/4 cups crunchy peanut butter


  • 1 3/4 cups dark brown sugar


  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 2 eggs


  • 2 1/4 cups spelt flour


  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 6 ounces of semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped (or 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips)


  • Directions

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

    Place peanut butter in a medium-sized, microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high about 45 seconds or until the peanut butter is melted. Stir once as it heats. Using a spoon, stir in brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs.

    In a large bowl, add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix thoroughly. Add peanut butter mixture and stir until well blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.

    Drop dough by 2 tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake 8 - 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool 3 - 5 minutes before removing and placing them on wire racks to cool completely.


    Spelt Flour Recipes
    Pancakes

    Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk (see substitutes)
  • No buttermilk? just add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to milk and let stand 5-10 minutes
  • 1 egg


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (or melted butter)


  • 1 cup spelt flour


  • 5 tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional/see substitutes)


  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 3/4 tablespoon baking powder


  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Directions

    In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, egg, and oil.

    In another bowl, mix together spelt flour, ground flax, sugar, salt and baking powder. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet buttermilk-mixture. Stir until lightly mixed.

    Heat a griddle or large frying pan to medium-hot. Add 1 tablespoon of butter. Form 4 inch pancakes out of the batter. Once bubbles form on the top of the pancakes, flip them over, and cook them on the other side for about 3 minutes. Continue until all the batter has been made into pancakes.

    Substitutions

    Soy milk or yogurt can be substitutes for the buttermilk.

    Wheat germ, almond meal, or ground teff can be substituted for the ground flaxseed in our spelt flour recipes.


    Spelt Flour Recipes : Pasta

    Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 2 cups 100% Spelt flour


  • 2 eggs


  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Water, as needed


  • Directions

    Combine flour, eggs and salt. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, until dough becomes firm (not sticky). After each tablespoon of water, check to see if dough has firmed. Amount of water will vary depending on your flour.

    Form a rectangle and roll dough as thin as you can. If dough starts to spring back when rolled, let the dough rest for ten minutes then resume rolling.

    Trim the edges of the dough and roll the flat sheet of dough into a jelly roll. Using a very sharp knife, slice the roll into small rounds. Unroll the rounds into long noodles, and toss them with flour on a baking sheet to dry, or cook immediately.

    Fresh noodles will only take about 4 minutes to cook - they are done when they float to the top of the water.


    Spelt Flour Recipes : Pizza

    Ingredients (Serves 8-10)

  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110F, just barely hot to the touch)


  • 4 1/2 cups spelt flour


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt


  • 1 cup pizza sauce


  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, diced


  • 10 basil leaves, torn into small pieces


  • Directions

    In a large bowl combine yeast and warm water and let proof about 5-10 minutes, until foamy.

    Using a wooden spoon, mix-in flour, 1 cup at a time, to yeast mixture until everything is well mixed.

    Lightly flour a surface and knead dough on prepared surface 8-10 minutes.

    Lightly oil large bowl. Place dough in prepared bowl, cover, and allow to rise in a dry, warm place until doubled (about 90 minutes).

    Preheat oven to 500 degrees F and lightly grease a large pizza pan.

    Once the dough has doubled, punch it down and knead in olive oil and salt. Allow dough to rest for 5 minutes.

    Roll dough out and place on pizza pan. Crimp edges to leave a small lip.

    Spread sauce over pizza leaving a 1/2 inch space at the edges. Top with mozzarella.

    Bake for about 8 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

    Remove pizza from oven. Brush the exposed crust with a little olive oil to maintain moistness, and sprinkle fresh basil over the top.

    Spelt Flour Facts

    Spelt Grain Nutrition and Facts

    Spelt Flour Recipes


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