Spelt Banana Bread

Summary

Yield
Servings
Prep time1 hour, 30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes

Description

Josie and I can't eat wheat, so we're always trying to figure out how to get baked good-y goodness. So far, white spelt flour has been our salvation. This is a really good banana bread based on the recipe in Joy of Cooking.

Ingredients

4  
very ripe bananas, mashed
10  
unsalted butter, room temperature
4  
large eggs, lightly beaten
1 2⁄3  
sugar
2  
white (or light) spelt flour
2⁄3  
whole spelt flour
1 1⁄2  
salt
1  
baking soda
1⁄2  
baking powder
1⁄2  
cardamom
1⁄4  
allspice
1⁄4  
ground pepper

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°. Beat the sugar and butter together until light, about 2-3 minutes on high. Combine the dry ingredients well and beat into the butter/sugar mixture; it will look crumbly, like brown sugar. Beat the eggs in, and then add the bananas. Mix just until combined.

Grease either two standard (6-cup) loaf pans or one 9x9 baking pan. Spoon the batter in, smooth it down, bake it in the lower third of the oven for about an hour or so, until a toothpick or knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let cool for ten minutes in the pan and then take out and cool on a rack.

Comments

Guest's picture

spelt is wheat

HiltonHeidi's picture

:P

Yahoo:
Spelt is similar to wheat in appearance, but it has a tougher husk than wheat, which may help protect the nutrients inside the grain. Spelt flour has a somewhat nuttier and slightly sweeter flavor than whole-wheat flour. Spelt contains more protein than wheat, and contains gluten, so spelt is not suitable for a gluten-free diet.

haley's picture

No it's not, it's a cousin to wheat and most people who are allergic to wheat can eat spelt which lets face it, is the part that we care about

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