Banana Spelt Bread
Updated: May 4
I posted the photo of my banana spelt bread on my Facebook page and some of my friends asked me for the recipe. Thanks Hanni for asking if I posted this recipe on my blog! What a good idea! :)
Considering it was my first time using spelt flour to make banana bread, I was very surprised with the result. The bread turned out just the way I like banana bread. Slightly crusty on the outside, dense and moist on the inside.
I wanted to experiment using spelt flour as I read that it contains less gluten which makes it easier to digest than white flour. I like that spelt flour is made here in Switzerland and easily available in supermarkets. Plus, it is cheaper than other alternative flours such as almond flour or coconut flour.
As it was my first time experience baking with banana spelt bread, I did not document the whole process and sadly, only took two photos. *Slaps head* I know!
Anyway, I found this super easy recipe on Allrecipes.com but I reduced the sugar content and used honey instead. I will continue to experiment with this basic recipe and bake it whenever I have spotty bananas.
If you are like me, I get put off by recipes that have too many ingredients so just under 10 ingredients sounds very good to me! Currently, I like recipes that have ingredients that I can buy from my local supermarket. There is a health food store where I live but the prices are Swiss prices so even a few things quickly adds up!
Let me know if you try the recipe in the comments section. I would love to hear your experience at baking this bread.
3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup honey
1/4 melted butter or coconut oil
1 1/2 cup of spelt flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven at 165 degree celsius
2. Grease a bread tin with some butter or coconut oil
3. Mix the mashed bananas, honey, egg and butter in a medium-sized bowl
4. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in a big mixing bowl
5. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix well. (I don't have a mixer but good old elbow grease did the trick!)
6. Pour the dough into a bread tin
7. Bake for 60 minutes, check with a bamboo skewer. Stick it in the middle and if it does not come out clean, bake for another 5 mins)
8. Let bread rest before cutting. Enjoy with peanut butter, ghee or coconut oil.