Spelt Flour is an ancient grain full of great health benefits. Grown in many parts of the world, this whole grain is becoming very popular. It is healthy and makes delicious pancakes.
What is Spelt Flour?
Spelt Flour can be used in most recipes calling for all-purpose flour. It can be substituted with whole wheat flour. Spelt is very similar to whole wheat flour but personally, I would not substitute it with whole wheat. Wheat flour tends to be very dry. It requires more moisture than all-purpose flour. of moisture, butter, or some type of fat.
Baking with Spelt Flour
Spelt Flour needs a little bit more fat compared to all-purpose flour and also in the recipe, you are using. For example, I mostly make Spelt Pancake recipe by Bob’s Red Mill but it does not specify that you need to add either oil or butter to the pan when making the pancakes on the stovetop. But we all know that we need some type of fat to cook the pancakes, right?
To make the spelt flour pancakes I always use Pam Butter Spray. It makes my life easier and the bellies at home are always happy.
Spelt Flour Benefits
Full of fiber, this flour is very nutritious. It has a mild flavor nutty flavor and is a bit sweet. This flour is best for baking as it is has a light texture.
Spelt is not gluten-free and not allergy-friendly compared to chickpea flour. People with wheat allergy or gluten sensitivity should be careful when using this flour.
Spelt is a whole grain and like most whole grains it contains a great source of carbs, protein. It also contains essential nutrients that can aid the immune system and help fight some of the most common illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart issues. If you are looking for a healthier pancake recipe, try my Banana Buckwheat Pancakes recipe.
As I usually say, it is always a good idea to consult your primary care physician and nutritionist for advice on what to eat or consume.
How to store this Flour
It is recommended to store all whole grains flours in a cool, dry place. Some people prefer storing flour in the freezer or refrigerator. I have never had any issues. And maybe it is because I never buy whole grains flour in large quantities. Before buying large quantities of flour, I would advise that you know how you will use it and for how long you will be storing it.
Always do your own research, read all nutrition facts, and talk to your doctor.