I love muffins! Of all breakfast foods, muffins are my favorite. We also love spelt flour. In fact, we've switched to 100% spelt (or Kamut) flour in our diet for about a year. Now when we eat regular wheat products, we notice digestive upset.
People have a lot of questions about using Spelt or Kamut flour as a replacement for regular wheat flour. Questions like…
Is Spelt and Kamut gluten free?
The short answer to that question is, no. However, there is a long answer which explains why Spelt or Kamut may be more easily tolerated by people who are sensitive to wheat. A quick Google search will reveal copious amounts of information about the difference between spelt and wheat and why it's easier to digest. Really, I didn't believe it until I felt the effects in my own body!
Can you use spelt or kamut like regular wheat flour?
YES! FOR SURE! It works cup for cup just like wheat flour!
That said, I posted a picture of my latest muffin creation on Facebook recently and had many requests for the recipe. So whether your brand new to spelt, or looking to expand you usage of this delicious grain, I have a great recipe to share!
Spelt & Kamut Blueberry Muffins
1 1/2 cups Fresh Ground Spelt (or purchase at your local health food store)
1/2 cup Fresh Ground Kamut (or purchase at your local health food store)
1/2 cup Maple Sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 melted butter
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
Mix all dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients and mix until all incorporated, but do not overmix. Drop into greased muffin tins (we like muffin tops!) and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Enjoy!
Apply Cinnamon Variation: Add 1 chopped apply & 1 teaspoon cinnamon in place of blueberries.
Kayla Howard loves doing business from her home in the woods where she is the master real food chef, homeschool teacher, goat shepherdess, head gardener and holds a certificate of studies from The Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy Her passion is vibrant health in beautiful homes! www.kaylahoward.com