Guide to Using Spelt Flour: What Is It, Nutritional Facts, Recipes, and More

Arrowhead Mill’s Organic Spelt Flour is a delicious alternative to regular flour. Made from spelt wheat, this whole grain flour is an ideal  source of fiber and protein. 

It’s simple to swap and adds a delicious touch in baked goods. If you’re new to spelt wheat flour, let us explain how it works!

Spelt Flour: What is it?

Spelt is a grain that has been used throughout the world, most prominently in Europe. It was first used in 5,000 BC and it’s been around ever since! While in modern times it hasn’t been as popular, it’s rapidly becoming a crowd-pleaser again because of its unique benefits and great flavor. 

When cooked, spelt flour adds a slightly sweet and nutty flavor to baked goods. As a wheat grain alternative, it’s very similar to regular flour in taste, texture, and baking requirements.

Benefits of Using Spelt Flour

So, what makes spelt a smart alternative to wheat flour? All of it’s amazing benefits. 

Nutritionally, spelt flour has a similar calorie and carb count as whole wheat flour, but spelt also adds some great vitamins. 

Our spelt flour has 10% of your daily iron, 8% of your daily thiamine, and a generous 15% of your daily niacin. It also has essential vitamins like potassium, manganese, phosphorus and folate. With slightly higher zinc and protein compared to traditional flours, organic spelt flour is a nutrition powerhouse.

Lastly, spelt flour is known to have antioxidant properties, which can help prevent free-radicals that can cause cancer and other diseases. 

Alongside all of these benefits, spelt flour has the same benefits that many whole grains do. Studies show that it can lower the risk of strokes heart attacks, type 2 diabetes, and even some cancers. 

If you’re looking for a nutritious and delicious flour, it might be time to add spelt to your recipes!

Adding Spelt Flour to Your Baked Goods

Ready to experiment with Spelt Flour? Our Organic Spelt Flour is a direct substitute, meaning that it allows you to seamlessly substitute whole wheat or all purpose flours with spelt flour in a 1-to-1 ratio in any of your favorite recipes.

Spelt flour tastes best in baked desserts because it has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor. Not sure what to try it in first? Dip your toes into spelt with our Spelt Apple Cake. This cake is made with coconut sugar and olive oil, for a deliciously warm and sweet result. It also uses yogurt to aid in moisture. 

Spelt flour can also be used to complement other flour types. Try out our Pumpkin White Chocolate Blondies, which uses spelt flour and all-purpose flour for a delicious blonde brownie. Made with pumpkin, pecans, and white chocolate, this is a perfect holiday treat that is as unique as it is delicious!

Try it out today

When you’re ready to give spelt flour a chance, check out our Arrowhead Mills Organic Spelt Flour. We’ve also got tons of other organic flour options to meet all of your dietary needs and make every baked good more delicious than the last. 

Find a fun new flour today and check out all of our amazing recipes too!

About Abby Grifno

Abby is a health and wellness writer based out of Washington, DC. As a teacher, she believes health and knowledge go hand-in-hand with helping individuals make the best decisions for their health goals. Through her fact-based research and writing, Abby strives to make nutrition and wellness engaging, accessible, and fun!

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