3 Reasons to Give Spelt Flour a Chance

What is spelt flour?
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If you’ve been meaning to try something new in the kitchen, spelt flour may be just what you need. Spelt flour is a type of wheat flour that’s made from whole grains, and it’s easier to work with than whole wheat flour. Here are three reasons why we think you should give it a try.


Spelt flour has a neutral taste with a slight acidic note, which means you can bake many different types of foods with it. It’s great for chocolate chip cookies, banana bread, and many other baked goods. You can change its flavor with different ingredients, so feel free to try out different recipes and experiment a bit.


Healthier Choice

Whole wheat flour is much better for you than regular white flour. It contains vitamins, proteins, fatty acids, minerals, and fiber, all the things that get thrown out when making regular flour. It offers more nutrients per slice and a small amount will keep you full for longer.

Easy to Work With

Unlike some special types of flour, spelt flour is not difficult to work with. You can use it as a 1:1 substitute for all-purpose flour when baking sweet foods. For breads, buns, and many other things, you may want to mix it with all-purpose flour (because of gluten) in order to get the right texture.