A quick and easy spelt bread recipe using 100% wholegrain spelt flour for maximum flavour and health benefits of this ancient grain. This delicious, nutty bread works in a bread maker and yes, it contains gluten!
What is spelt flour?
Spelt is a type of wheat (Triticum spelta), and wholegrain spelt flour is a type of whole wheat flour made from the whole grain including bran, endosperm and germ.
Is spelt flour gluten free?
While spelt flour contains gluten, it is considered a health food due to its high level of fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals. Therefore the ancient grain is an excellent substitute for all purpose and whole grain wheat flour.
Spelt flour also carries health benefits for diabetics and is popular with people following a low FODMAP diet.
Spelt bread ingredients
This 100% whole grain spelt bread includes only 8 ingredients. Whole grain spelt flour, yeast, sugar, water, salt, walnuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds is all you need.
The nuts and seeds add extra texture and flavour and can easily be omitted or substituted to suit dietary requirements. The wholegrain spelt flour can also be fully substituted with all purpose spelt flour.
Bread maker method
To make this simple spelt bread in a bread maker, simply add all ingredients to the bowl and place it in the bread maker. I select program 5 and loaf size L on my Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker SD-2501 for a rapid 3 hour loaf or program 4 and the timer to have delicious, warm bread in the morning.
Because this delicious, flavoursome bread is so easy to make, it is a firm staple in my family and our everyday bread.
Unlikely this wholegrain spelt bread will last that long but it will easily store in a bread bin for up to 3 days. Sliced or as a whole loaf, the spelt bread lasts up to 3 months in the freezer.
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