Seeded Spelt Quickbread

This is a dense and hearty bread, perfectly paired with soup. Spelt is a “grain of antiquity,” and related to wheat. However, spelt offers more protein and fewer carbohydrates per oz than wheat, and some people with gluten sensitivities can tolerate it. Because, spelt is a “non-hybrid” version of our modern wheat, it offers a broader variety of micronutrients than whole wheat does. Also, spelt does not lend itself to processing, unlike wheat, so you’re guaranteed to get that high-fiber, more-vitamins-and-minerals goodness of whole grains.

All that to say, I’ve been baking all sorts of wonderful with spelt as of late. Hope you like this one πŸ™‚

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole spelt flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbs wheat bran (optional)
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds and pepitas, mixed
  • 1 cup plain soymilk (or your choice of milk)

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Mix dry ingredients – flour, oats, bran, flax, salt, baking soda, and most of the seeds. Save about 1 tbs of the seeds to sprinkle on top. Make a well in the center and stir in the milk. Stir until mixed well. Pour into a greased loaf pan, and top with the remaining seeds. Bake until a knife inserted comes out clean.

 

As with most things, it’s best served with butter.Β  πŸ˜‰

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5 responses

  1. Looks awesome (and doable)! I usually stay away from trying to bake breads because it’s such a science experiment, but this looks really simple πŸ™‚ Now I just have to find spelt flour..

    • Well, thanks! I agree about bread-baking, especiallly if they have to rise all day or something. I hope this one works well for you! I recommend Whole Foods Market, if there’s one by your. Or any place that has a good selection of Bob’s Red Mill. Spelt has such a rich, nutty flavor (and so healthy) it’s worth the hunt! πŸ™‚

  2. Pingback: Spelt & Flax Crackers | Becca's Kitchen

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