Spelt flour & Spinach Loaf

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My original plan for this Mega Marathon was to bake 26 protein rich breads. But I did not find the time to do that and then I modified it to protein rich bakes. Finally I figured I would showcase different vegetarian proteins because quite a few vegetarians I know are tired of the question, ‘What is your protein source?’ But I wanted to have at least one bread in the list. When I saw that spelt flour is protein rich, I knew I had to bake with it.

Remember that Spinach dosa I made last week? I had some of that purée left and needed to use it somewhere before I left for Mumbai. So the idea of a spelt flour bread with spinach was born. I baked it the last day before leaving and so it had to be a quick bread and not my usual yeast bread. 

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Whenever I try a new recipe and make modifications to it, my thought is ‘what is the worst that can happen?’ And then I plod on trying to cook it. This time the results were good but the bread was a little dry. It works great with some butter / cheese. The next time I plan to try it with a 2 tbsp more spinach puree / oil to make it a loaf that can be eaten as is. 

Protein – Spelt flour and spinach

Recipe adapted from here and here

Makes one 7″ loaf

WHAT WE NEED

Spelt flour                    1 1/2 cups

Salt                                1/2 tsp

Baking soda                 1/2 tsp

Honey /maple syrup  1 tbsp

Coconut oil                    5 tsp

Spinach puree            1/2 cup + 1 tbsp

Quick cooking oats      2 tbsp

Sunflower seeds           1 tbsp

WHAT TO DO

  • Preheat the oven to 175C and grease a 7″ loaf tin
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt
  • In another bowl, mix the honey, oil and spinach puree
  • Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients to form a dough
  • Shape the dough into a loaf and transfer it to the loaf pan
  • Sprinkle the oats and sunflower seeds on top
  • Bake for 30- 35 minutes till golden brown on top
  • Let it cool for around 20 minutes before cutting it
  • Enjoy with some butter / cheese!

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This is my post for the Mega Marathon under the theme, ‘Protein Rich Dishes’.
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10 Comments Add yours

  1. That looks amazing… With butter and cheese if works great then why to worry? Love that color and kudos for the new experiment.

  2. Priya Suresh says:

    Simply love that green crumb, fabulous and thats a wonderful loaf with spelt flour. I can have those slices happily with some cream cheese.

  3. All breads ? Omg ! It’s hard ! I am liking this green bread with spinach ,it looks so vibrant and even the texture is lovely .Great pick .

  4. Srivalli Jetti says:

    That green loaf looks amazing Somwya, 26 breads would have been awesome yaar..you must do it sometime though

  5. Like Shrividhya says if butter and cheese work why worry? I like the idea of 26 different breads. Do try it out. BTW where do you get spelt in Bangalore?

  6. Spinach and spelt together makes this bread a healthy and filling dish. I would love to see those breads,maybe next time you plan to post.

  7. I fell for this awesome colour and spinach loaf looks lovely!!

  8. Mayuri Patel says:

    Beautiful colour of the loaf.I’ve yet to bake a bread with spelt.

  9. Ruchi indu says:

    Loved that green color bake. We missed26 breads from you i guess. This bread is awesome

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