My 10 Favourite Spelt Flour Bread Recipes to Try

My 10 Favourite Spelt Flour Bread Recipes to Try

I have put together a list below of my 10 favourite spelt flour bread recipes to try baking at home. I have fallen in love with making spelt bread at home. I am a self-taught baker and have been experimenting with baking with spelt flour for over 10 years. Over the last two years, I have started baking bread with spelt flour. It is a little tricky to master and doesn't rise quite as much as white bread flour, however, the taste and texture are amazing.  Using spelt flour is perfect for anyone following an alkaline diet. Recently a neighbour mentioned that his mother swapped over to eating spelt flour to help with her fibromyalgia symptoms. I don't have any scientific evidence to prove this, but I too have found digestive benefits in eating Spelt flour instead and wheat flour.

What are the benefits of Spelt flour?

Spelt flour is a good source of fibre and protein. The texture is light and airy like wheat flour and can be substituted in baking cakes, cookies, pancakes and bread for a healthier alternative to wheat flour. It was a staple crop and widely grown in Roman times around 5000 bc. According to Sharpham Park flours, the Roman army called it their 'marching grain' due to the slow release of energy qualities.

  • Easy to digest
  • High in protein and fibre
  • Lighter than some wholemeal flours - it bakes very similar to wheat flour
  • High in nutrients B vitamins, manganese, phosphorus and niacin

1. How to Make Spelt Bread with wholegrain flour

How to Make Spelt Bread with wholegrain flour
I love making bread at home without needing a fancy bread machine. This spelt bread recipe is a perfect alkaline bread recipe or suitable for any friends or family on a vegan diet.

2. How to Make Spelt Buns

How to Make Spelt Buns
The spelt buns are fluffy and light using olive oil, oat milk and an egg yolk for a creamy texture. This dough I have also used for a sweet twist bread.

3. No Yeast, No Oven, 3 Ingredient Spelt Flatbread

3 ingredient spelt flatbread; no yeast, no oven
This 3 ingredient flatbread recipe uses flour, baking powder and natural yoghurt and no yeast. I have been practising making my version with spelt flour, you can add all white flour or add some wholegrain flour.

4. How to Make Spelt Flour Pizza Dough

How to Make Spelt Flour Pizza Dough
My super-easy way how to make spelt flour pizza dough at home from scratch in 2hours. Only 3 ingredients + water; white spelt flour, yeast, salt. Or whitespelt flour and 10-30% wholegrain spelt In my video I show step by step how tomake the dough and separate it

5. How to Make Spelt Ciabatta

How to Make Spelt Ciabatta
As Ciabatta is a rustic looking bread it is easier for beginner bakers to recreate at home. The secret is a sticky and very hydrated dough, then the strange shape more imperfect, the better.

6. How to Make Spelt Focaccia

How to Make Spelt Focaccia
Here’s a quick and easy recipe for how to make spelt focaccia bread at home. This recipe is made using white spelt flour, instant dried yeast, warm water, salt and oil, that’s it. So simple. Inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe this homemade focaccia can be enjoyed in less than

7. Spelt Flour Cinnamon Buns

Spelt Flour Cinnamon Buns
Fluffy Spelt cinnamon buns are delicious straight from the oven served warm. This cinnamon buns recipe is made using white spelt flour, but use regular flour if preferred.

8. Swedish Kanelbullar (cinnamon buns) with Spelt Flour

Swedish Kanelbullar (cinnamon buns) with spelt flour
This recipe I am sharing a recipe to make at home for my spelt flour version of the traditional Swedish Kanelbullar (cinnamon buns). Kanelbullar is among the most famous Swedish treats for FIKA or Swedish coffee breaks.

9. Magic Spelt Bread

Magic Spelt Bread: no rise, no knead
Takes = 5 minutes of prepBakes = oven 60 minutes, rest 10 minutes, cool at least 20 minutesMakes = one small loaf of about 10 slices

10. Spelt Japanese Bread Rolls with Oat Milk

Spelt Japanese Bread Rolls with Oat milk
The secret is in the first step to having the fluffy bread is making an Asian-style bread starter or water roux which is called a tangzhou (pronounced tan-jong) or yu-dane.