I do all my baking with spelt flour as spelt is a huge amount easier to digest than modern wheat flour (see here).   If the digestion struggles, the tissues of the body don’t get nourished and diseases begin to materialise; so a good reason to use spelt!

To make self-raising spelt flour, just add 2 teaspoons of baking powder to 150g (6 oz or 1 cup) of white spelt flour.  


Iris · February 16, 2018 at 10:11

Is that level teaspoons?

    Kate · February 16, 2018 at 10:18

    Yes, that’s right

Kate Longden · April 5, 2019 at 22:15

Can you use wholemeal spelt instead of white?

    Kate · April 18, 2019 at 09:34

    I’m sorry it took a while to respond, this went to spam for some reason. I haven’t tried it with wholemeal but I’d think you could try it but would need more baking powder than in the recipe. Enjoy!

Maryon Jeane · October 2, 2021 at 12:45

I use spelt flour in all my cooking, and have done for years now – ever since discovering the truth about modern wheat.

I buy organic spelt grains in bulk (from Bakery Bits here in the UK – the best spelt grains I’ve found) and mill them myself, as much as I need each time for the recipe I’m about to make. I’ve always had excellent results, and we don’t have any digestive problems.

Having said this, I mainly make bread products (rolls, flatbreads, pizzas, etc.) rather than bake sweet things (all our sweet things I make raw).

As I’ve just found a delicious-sounding recipe for pumpkin soup, which recipe uses self-raising flour, I came on here to find an easier recipe for self-raising spelt flour than the one I have, which is time-consuming and uses almond rather than spelt flour.

So thank you!

Julie · December 1, 2022 at 00:03

I’m new to Ayurvedic cooking and was wondering if I could get the recipe for Spelt bread? I have a bread maker which I was gifted and have never used and I thought this would be a great time to get it working. Thank you in advanced 🙂

Kate · December 1, 2022 at 11:04

Hi Julie,

Welcome to the Ayurvedic journey!

Here is the normal (with yeast) spelt bread recipe: https://ayurvedapractice.com/spelt-loaf-bread-maker/

And here is the sourdough recipe:


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