Organic Honey & Spelt Bread (Vegan)

Hello everyone and welcome,

Today’s post made totally out of necessity. My local organic grocery store was out of the spelt bread I like for a week. So, I decided to make my own. I usually don’t bake bread because of how time-consuming it is. Well, we needed bread, so it looks like I better get baking. I decided to try a few shortcuts to speed up the process and it they really helped.


So let’s dive right in………

Ingredients:

  • 4 1/2 cups organic spelt flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoons fine pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 3/4 cups water 110°F
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon oil ( I used grapeseed )
  • 1 tablespoon organic Chia seeds (optional)


1. Shortcut #1( Use a food processor.) In a food processor add the flour, salt, and yeast. (* Add salt and yeast on opposing sides, to keep from deactivating the yeast. You simply don’t want to put the salt and yeast on top of each other.) Pulse for 30 seconds to get the ingredients mixed together.

2. In a large measuring cup add the water and honey and mix until the honey is completely dissolved.

3. Add the honey & water mixture to the flour. Pulse for 30-45 seconds. Your dough should form a ball.

4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and shape into a neater ball. Set the dough in a well-floured bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size , about 1- 1 1/2 hours (Shortcut #2 I places my bowl with the dough on top of a plate and placed it on top of my toaster oven. Next set my toaster oven to warm for 20 minutes. My dough had completely risen in 30 minutes.)

5. Oil and flour a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Gently punch your dough down. Fold the dough into a loaf shape. Transfer the dough to the loaf pan, seam side down. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. ( To shorten the time use shortcut #2.)

6. Bake in a preheated 450°F oven for about 35 minutes (*optional firmly press chia seeds or seeds of choice on to the top of bread prior to placing in the oven.) Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then tip it out onto a rack to cool completely before serving. Store in an air tight containers or large plastic zip lock bag.

I hope you will give this easy to make bread a try and enjoy it as much as my family and I do.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Organic Spelt & Oat Bread

Hello everyone,

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I was chatting with a good friend of mine about my love of baking. Which led to my friend sharing some information on Ancient Grains. Usually, I bake with organic unbleached wheat flour. Once my friend told me about all the Ancient Grains I decided to do a little research about them to see just how they are to be used. Now armed with all this information I head out to my local organic market and pick up some Spelt and Amaranth flour to start off with.

For my first attempt with spelt flour, I decided to make biscuits. Well, that recipe needs a bit more tweaking to get it just right. Somewhat discouraged by my biscuit fiasco……I decided to press on and try my hand at a loaf of Organic Spelt and Oat bread.

Let’s dive in and see just how this all turns out………..

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Ingredients:
4 cups + 1/4 cup organic spelt flour
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp organic gluten-free old fashioned oats
1 tsp sea salt
2-1/2 tsp active dry yeast
2 Tbsp +1 tsp of organic cane sugar
2 Tbsp of avocado oil
1-3/4 cups warm water

Method:

  1.  In a large bowl using a hand or standing mixer, add 4 cups of flour,  1/2 cup of oats, sugar, yeast and salt ( * be sure that you don’t directly add the salt on top of the yeast doing so will deactivate the yeast, so add salt and yeast on opposing sides of the bowl.)
  2. Using a spatula stir all your dry ingredients together.
  3. Add your water and oil. Using your hand or stand mixer with dough hook attachment on medium, setting mix for 3-5 minutes or until your dough comes together.
  4. Brush your dough with oil on all sides, cover with plastic wrap and allow it to rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours. It will have doubled in size.
  5. Grease a loaf pan with oil and a bit of the reserved spelt flour to ensure our bread doesn’t stick. Once the dough has risen, remove the plastic, press it down to deflate it. Place your dough into the prepared pan, making sure it is evenly spread. Make slits across the top, sprinkle the top with the last of your spelt flour and the tablespoon of oats. Recover with the same plastic and let it rise again for an hour in a warm place.
  6. Once the dough has risen bake in a 400-degree pre-heated oven for 35 minutes.To help keep your bread moist while baking  fill an oven-safe pot half-way with water and place on the bottom rack while your bread is baking. Once your bread is done carefully remove it from the loaf pan and allow it to cool completely on a wire rack.

I absolutely love this bread and I am now a huge spelt fan. It taste delicious and is so much better for your waistline. I hope you will give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as my family and I do.

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This recipe makes 1 loaf 

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Until Next Time,

Sewloveable