Spelt Kefir Yeast Bread

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Spelt Kefir Yeast Bread is a hearty dense spelt flour bread with gut healthy kefir, baked to perfection in a yeast dough recipe.

Spelt Kefir Yeast Bread
Spelt 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 breads because I know exactly what is going into them.

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Hearty Healthy Spelt Bread

What To Eat With My Spelt Kefir Yeast Bread

I like knowing that 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.

Can you believe I even make my own Orange Marmalade to eat with my breakfast breads, thanks to a British hubby that got me hooked on marmalade.

Even though I do add my Mediterranean touch to the flavor with Orange Blossom!

Homemade Orange Marmalade
Homemade Orange Marmalade

Spelt Flour

Spelt is my new favorite flour to use for much of the baking I do in my kitchen. Why? The flavor alone has won me over. Nutty and slightly sweet, but it is the rustic texture I am loving in both yeast breads and quick breads. 

If you already love spelt, you are sure to want to make your own Homemade Spelt CrackersSpelt and Kefir Yeast Bread and for sure Ginger Molasses Spelt Muffins!

Whole-grain spelt is a great source of fiber. The light brown color of the flour tells me it has been minimally processed, certainly not bleached and less tampered with, and I like that about my flour. 

I also like knowing that spelt in an ancient grain, used in Middle Eastern cooking, which led me to try making Turkish Simit Bread, a beautiful street-food bread covered in sesame seeds.

Turkish Simit Bread
Turkish Simit Bread

Spelt and Kefir Yeast Bread

I have tried swapping out wheat flour using other types of flour, such as nut flours, or legume flours, which I like, but often need help in rising.

For this reason, I will often make my denser flour, yeast breads, using potato water (a small potato boiled in water and cooled), to rise quickly.

This spelt kefir yeast 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
Spelt Kefir Yeast Dough Ready For Baking
Spelt Kefir Yeast Dough Ready For Baking

Equipment Needed

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

Spelt Kefir Yeast Bread

Recipe by Robin DaumitCourse: BreadCuisine: Mediterranean
Servings

4

servings

Spelt Kefir Yeast Bread is a hearty dense spelt flour bread with gut healthy kefir, baked to perfection in a yeast dough recipe.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Recipe Video

Spelt Kefir Yeast Bread
Spelt Kefir Yeast 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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