Spelt Bread Recipe

Dionne Baldwin | Try Anything Once

Spelt Bread is made from an ancient form of wheat. It’s lighter and sweeter, and it may just be your new favorite toasting bread!

For a whole wheat bread recipe that’s a little outside the box, dive into this spelt bread recipe! There’s a little instant coffee in this recipe to add a little flavor and body, taking this bread recipe from good to really great.

Spelt Bread Picture

Spelt flour is made from an ancient strain of wheat and has a slightly sweeter and lighter flavor than wheat flour. Spelt is said to have a nutty flavor, but to be honest I don’t pick up on that.

I’ve also heard it is more easily digested than regular wheat flour, but of course this depends on each person and how your body processes wheat flour. It can be substituted for wheat flour in your favorite whole wheat bread recipes and is higher in protein, or so I am told.

You can read more about spelt flour here.

Spelt Bread Image

I love baking bread from scratch but if there are a lot of complicated steps involved, I won’t make the recipe often. When at all possible, like this spelt bread recipe, I like to keep it simple.

Dump, mix and knead is my favorite because it’s the lazy efficient way to mix bread dough if you like to bake frequently but are short on time.

Even with a few simple steps it’s easy for me to lose track when my mind is in several different places at once.

Spelt Bread Pic

Tips for making this spelt bread recipe:

  • The instant coffee powder is a must. It adds a little flavor and body. You can’t literally taste coffee, but you know if it’s omitted.
  • Rise the dough in a warm place, ideally in a completely cool oven with a bowl of hot water sitting next to the bowl containing the dough. Whole wheat dough and spelt dough can take a little while longer if it’s not rising in a warm place.
File 1 Spelt Bread

Spelt bread can be made using just spelt flour but for a lighter loaf, I use some all-purpose or bread flour along with the spelt flour. This really helps if I’m low on spelt too.

I hope you enjoy this spelt bread recipe!

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Spelt Bread Recipe

      12 Servings


  • 2 1/2 cups Spelt Flour
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 packet Instant Yeast, 7 grams
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Instant Coffee
  • 1 3/4 cups Water
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • Cold Milk, or butter, for brushing on top of the warm loaf


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the dry ingredients and stir.
  2. Add water and butter, mixing until everything forms a dough.
  3. Knead for about 10 minutes then remove the dough and shape into a ball.
  4. Lightly oil the bowl and turn one side of the dough in a circle to lightly coat with oil.
  5. Flip so oiled side is up and rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  6. Then gently press down on dough.
  7. Remove from the bowl and place on a clean, dry surface.
  8. Fold opposite sides to begin making the shape of a rectangle, pressing the seams down.
  9. Tuck the ends under, again pressing the seams down.
  10. Place the dough, the seams down, into a greased loaf pan and let it rise in a warm place for 45 mins to 1 hour, until nearly doubled.
  11. With a sharp blade make a shallow cut lengthwise in the dough.
  12. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  13. Bake for about 35 minutes. Center of the loaf should reach 180°F.
  14. Let it cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan and cooling the rest of the way.



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Author: Dionne Baldwin
Recipe Yields: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 160 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 23
Calories 212

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 388mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Dionne Baldwin

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Dionne Baldwin will Try Anything Once, and that's how she named her blog too. She loves snacks and appetizers, and we love her, so she's our newest Appetizer Fanatic!

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