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Recipe: Almond Spelt Bread

Time to Prepare: 15 min. Total Time: 1 hr. Makes: 1 loaf

Ingredients: 

2 ¼ cups spelt flour

1 cup finely ground almonds

½ tsp. sea salt

1 ½ tsp. baking powder

1 ¾ cups almond milk

¼ cup coconut oil, melted

1 tbs. honey (raw)

 Instructions:

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. line 8 ½ ” X 4 ½ ” loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In bowl, whisk together spelt flour, ground almonds, sea salt and baking powder. Stir in almond milk, coconut oil and honey until smooth batter forms. Transfer to prepared pan.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes. or until done. Let cool in pan 20 minutes. Unmold, remove parchment paper and let cool completely.

Nutritional Information:

SPELT – Spelt flour has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor and can be used in most recipes that call for regular or whole-wheat flour. it has more protein than wheat, and it contains gluten. It is a good source of fibre, calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, iron, and manganese. It also has vitamin E and B-complex vitamins (especially niacin).

ALMONDS: Complete source of energy. Gluten free. Rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium, B-complex and packed with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals, mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic and palmitoleic acids that help to lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increase HDL or “good cholesterol.”

HONEY: Source of energy as raw honey is high in carbohydrates. Rich in vitamins and minerals such as B6, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid although amounts vary depending on the floral source of the honey. Also contains calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc are abundant minerals in raw honey.

COCONUT OIL: high in saturated fat but contains lauric acid, which is a good kind of fatty acid that’s beneficial to your health. Some fat in your diet is good as fat absorbs vitamins, protects your organs, creates several hormones and keeps your bodily temperature within a normal range.