Spelt and Kefir Yeast Bread

by | Bread Muffins & Crackers

Hearty dense spelt bread with kefir is a whole new way of enjoying healthy bread.

Spelt and Kefir Yeast Bread

Healthy Yeast Bread

I know we seem to be living in a zero-carb world today, but honestly, I still like a little bread or crackers with my lunch, particularly if they are homemade. Well maybe only, if they are homemade!

I grew up eating cheese and wholegrain bread with fruit nearly every day. Okay, so the bread was store bought and probably full of preservatives, but it was what I knew and did.

Now, I am older, wiser, and healthier! I make my own crackers or bread. I know exactly what is going into them, and I can control the addition of healthier ingredients that allow me to justify my carbs at mid-day, along with other healthy things to eat with it! (wink)

Spelt and Kefir Yeast Bread

I have tried swapping out wheat flour with other types of flour, such as nut flours, or legume flours, but they will not rise and become the texture I am looking for without the more dominant ingredient still being wheat flour.

That is, until I tried Spelt flour. Spelt flour is still a wholesome, grainy looking flour with flavor, whereas the processed wheat flour I often cook with has no flavor at all.

This Spelt Bread recipe is just as easy as any yeast bread preparation, but the results are so much more satisfying. If you are new to bread making, you can take a look at my Homemade Bread video and apply the same preparation to this recipe.

How To Make Homemade Bread

Ingredients Needed

  • Yeast
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Kefir
  • Olive oil
  • Spelt flour
  • Salt

Equipment Needed

  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Loaf pan or cookie sheet
  • Oven

Spelt and Kefir Yeast Bread

Recipe by Robin DaumitCourse: Bread Muffins u0026amp; CrackersCuisine: Healthy Fusion



Hearty dense spelt bread with kefir and olive oil.


  • Yeast – 2 tsp

  • Sugar – 2 tsp

  • Water – 1/2 cup

  • Kefir – 1 cup

  • Olive oil – 1/4 cup

  • Spelt flour – 4 – 5 cups as needed

  • Salt – 1 tbsp


  • Mix yeast, sugar, and water together and let sit five minutes to dissolve yeast.
  • Add kefir, oil, and a little flour and stir to make a batter.
  • Add salt, and slowly fold in flour, stirring until it becomes too stiff to stir, of which you begin to work it with your hands, adding flour and kneading until dough is no longer sticky.
  • Cover in an oiled bowl and let sit in a warm (not hot) place until it rises. Usually less than 2 hours, though a bit more than 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Shape the bread or place in a loaf pan. Brush a little oil or egg-wash on top and bake about 20 minutes.
Hearty Healthy Spelt Bread

My Muffin Madness


In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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Eli Pacheco
3 years ago

This looks so delicious! And we do need to carb up to start the day.


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