Spelt flour banana bread with pecans

by Kayla Magazine

Today I’m sharing my favorite spelt flour banana bread recipe! It is absolutely delicious. Healthy banana bread fits every occasion. I made it using various recipes and variations… and I have a winner – the recipe that I have improved. My family loves it. It is moist, loaded with bananas, butter, and toasted walnuts or pecans.

As the weather gets colder, we all crave something freshly baked that is warm and comforting. I’m sure this quick, easy spelt banana bread would please any sweet tooth!

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I bake it in a loaf or bundt pan. I guess it depends on my mood and occasion. Whenever I want  to serve a nice cake, I use a bundt pan, and when I want to look it like a bread, I use a loaf.

If you are guessing the measurements for the loaf, I suggest  9.4 x 4 inches/24×10 cm and 9-inch bundt pan.

Banana bread variations

  • Add a 1/3 cup of poppy seeds
  • You can add a few handfulls of your favorite nuts. I like pecan, wallnuts, pistachios, peanuts, sliced almonds or hazelnuts.
  • If you want more richness, add some black chocolate chips.
  • Personally I don’t like raisins, as it would be too sweet to my taste, but if you love it, go ahead.

Spelt flour banana bread Ingredients

Bananas: It is best to choose over-ripe bananas, as it gives extra sweetness and moisture. The peel should be at least half brown. Go for organic fruits. I always choose them.

Eggs: Choose free-range eggs or find a local farm near your home.

Sugar: I like cane sugar.

Cinnamon pairs perfectly with bananas’ moisture and gives them a delicious flavor. Cinnamon’s aftertaste makes the whole thing taste amazing.

Cloves pair well with cinnamon. Make sure you use ground cloves.

Butter: As my kids are lactose intolerant, I use vegan butter. The butter adds richness and moisture as well as bananas.

Flour: I use organic spelt flour. I found an organic farmer and purchased spelt grains from him. I’m sure my spelt flour is glyphosate-free. You can use all-purpose flour if you have it on hand.

Nuts: Pecan, walnut, hazelnut.

Ingredients needed for Spelt banana bread

½ cup +1 tbsp (125 g) butter

¾ cup – 150 g raw cane sugar (I use less, about ¼ cup (60 g))

2 free-range eggs

1 + ¼ cups (200g) white spelt or all-purpose flour

4 -5 ripe bananas

1 teaspoon baking Powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon cloves, ground

How to make best spelt banana bread

1.Preheat oven to 370 F°/ 190°C. Prepare your loaf pan.

2. Melt the butter.

3. In a mixing bowl, mash the over-ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.

4. Add the eggs, sugar, and butter to the banana mixture.

5. Mix the flour with the baking powder and spices.

6. Sift the flour into the banana mixture.

7. Grease and pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Transfer it to the oven.

8. Bake for approximately 35-45 minutes. The top of the loaf should be nicely browned.

9. Let it cool completely before serving.

Spelt flour banana bread nutritional facts

Spelt flour provides several essential nutrients, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc. Consuming spelt and other whole grains may improve heart health, aid digestion, reduce the risk of diabetes, and help people achieve or maintain a healthy weight.

One medium banana gives you 422 milligrams of potassium, which is 9% of what you need every day.  Potassium help manage your blood pressure and relaxes the walls of your blood vessels, which helps lower your BP.

FAQs

Use it as a direct 1:1 substitute for all-purpose flour in breads, cakes, muffins, and cookies.

Why is spelt flour better than regular flour?

Spelt is an ancient cereal grain. It is healthy for most people, unless you have celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or an intolerance to wheat. Spelt flour is a rich source of dietary fiber, protein (which it contains more of than regular wheat), and vitamins and minerals. Spelt grain is also more water-soluble than wheat, which makes it easier for the body to digest.

Is spelt flour good for bread making?

Spelt flour is a versatile baking ingredient that is light and airy, giving a nutty flavor and light sweetness to baked goods. You can use spelt flour in a variety of foods including breads, cakes, muffins and waffles.

How to make vegan banana bread?

You can easily make vegan banana bread if you are a vegan foodie. Use vegan butter and flax eggs in place of eggs. To make 1 flax egg, mix 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of water. Mix together, and let sit for about 15 minutes or so. It has to set up and thicken. You can leave it for up to 30 minutes. 2 flax eggs equal to 2 eggs – 1:1 ratio. You need 1 flax egg for every regular egg in a recipe.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy!

spelt flour banana bread

Spelt flour banana bread with pecans

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 2 voted )

Ingredients

  • ½ cup +1 tbsp (125 g) butter
  • ¾ cup - 150 g raw cane sugar (I use less, about ¼ cup (60 g))
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 1 + ¼ cups (200g) spelt or all-purpose flour
  • 4 -5 ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves, ground

Instructions

1.Preheat oven to 370 F°/ 190°C. Prepare your loaf pan.

2. Melt the butter.

3. In a mixing bowl, mash the over-ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.

4. Add the eggs, sugar, and butter to the banana mixture.

5. Mix the flour with the baking powder and spices.

6. Sift the flour into the banana mixture.

7. Grease and pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Transfer it to the oven.

8. Bake for approximately 35-45 minutes. The top of the loaf should be nicely browned.

9. Let it cool completely before serving.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy!

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