Spelt Bread

Brace yourselves, people. I'm throwing a healthy recipe your way. You know I wouldn't post something if it wasn't fabulous, so you're going to have to trust me on this one!

We have my MIL to thank for this recipe. My FIL is on a special diet so while we were visiting them in California last week I got her to share this with me. First of all, the best part about this bread is that it is extremely easy to make. Second, it doesn't involve kneading, yeast and fussy rising times, things that intimidate me with baking bread (more specifically, cinnamon buns... I really must get on that).

This is great toasted for breakfast, so filling and delicious. The ingredients listed below are your base, from there add whatever fillings you like. I added a couple handfuls of chopped pecans and almonds, raisins, dried cranberries and apricots. I also tossed in 1/4 cup of flax seed, even after my recent flax incident. Top your bread off with some almond butter and honey and you're in for a treat, a healthy treat! Nothing better than starting your day off right!

Spelt Bread


2 cups spelt flower (I used Bob's Red Mill from Costco)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
Your choice of fillings!


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease loaf pan and set aside. Beat eggs in a small bowl. Add the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and mix together. Add eggs, milk and your choice of fillings to the flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour in loaf pan and cook for 40 - 45 minutes.


  1. This sounds great for me - I inherited a nasty high total cholesterol level, so i'm always trying to work more omega-3's, fruits, etc. into my diet - my only problem is, I LOVE SWEETS. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by and following my blog!

  2. Yum this looks good- I can't wait until the monkeys go back to school- and it is less hot here so I can bake again- Bring on fall!

  3. Oh wow, I take your word for it because it looks delicous!

  4. Yum! That looks, and sounds delicious! Love that it's healthy too!!

  5. Yummy!
    Thanks for the recipe, darling!


  6. Yum that looks so good! I will have to give it a try sometime soon!


  7. Love the healthy aspect of a delicious recipe! Looks wonderful.

  8. Wowza. Healthy and homemade bread? I may have to give it a try!

  9. Wow, I just need to say that everything you make is always so darn delicious. I will definitely be trying spelt bread next :)

    xo Lynzy

  10. Sounds great...but what is spelt flour?!


  11. Hi Mary,

    Just came by after you left me a sweet little comment and I think your blog is just wonderful. I could use some help in the kitchen and I have a monster sweet tooth!

    xo Kirsty

  12. Excellent! We can eat this when we get off of Atkins! XX!

  13. This looks delish and I love that it is healthy!

    Great choice and thanks for sharing. Do you have a good recipe for a pumpkin and chocolate chip banana bread?

    xo M

  14. Ooo this looks great and after my holiday some healthy baking could be just the key!


  15. I love bread that has all kinds of delicious and healthy goodies in it. This looks so pretty, too!

  16. Hmm, I'm curious to try this. Thanks for sharing!


  17. This looks like a great recipe. I've never had spelt bread but have wanted to try it for a while now.

    I had no idea how easy it is to make, bread baking always intimidates me! I also love how you can add your own mix ins. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Mary you really got the skills here;)
    Lots of hugs

  19. That bread looks yummy! I've been wanting to bake bread, but haven't dared to yet :-)

    Thanks for recently visiting my blog!
    I will now be following your blog as I'm a big foodie!


  20. I love bread that's full of goodies and crunchies! Bonus that it's healthy. And no yeast? You're speaking my language...

  21. oh my goodness! looks so good. I've been seeing so many great bread recipes lately, It's such a fall seasonal thing to do, I can't wait to try this one out.

  22. Now...this is the kind of bread I can tackle. I find this bread so great that I will even try it with some chick pea flour and see how that turns out. I love hearty bread recipes like these. Big thank you to your MIL ;o)

    Mary...nice of you to have introduced yourself...now I can follow your adventures in the Kitchen too ;o)

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

  23. Spelt flour is one of my absolute favorites to use. Being the bread freak that I am, I would love to dig into this loaf.

    Look forward to following you here.

  24. Wow this bread looks gorgeous!
    You have a very nice blog!

  25. Just look at that bread! I just love the short list of healthy ingredients and the possibilities of additions like raisins and nuts.

  26. This bread looks great! I've never used spelt flour but it's getting closer to making it in my basket at the store!

    Thanks for swinging by my blog, Mary! =)

  27. I made this bread for hubby because what is good for Ron is good for Ken Mclennan. I thought that 1 tsp salt was too much so I reduced the amount. I should have just followed the recipe. It was still good next time I will do as I am told.


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