Spelt Spinach Bread

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A fiber-rich and earthy whole wheat spelt bread with creamed spinach baked right in. It is surprisingly delicious and doesn't taste much like spinach. This could be the way to finally get your picky husband or kids to eat their vegetables.
Enjoy this highly nutritious spelt bread spread with a nice generous layer of homemade seed butter or a bowl of bean soup for the lunch.

  • 300 g Frozen creamed spinach chunks
  • 180 ml Boiling water
  • 35 ml Olive oil
  • 340 g Organic wholemeal spelt flour
  • 200 g Bread flour
  • 11 g Sea salt
  • 10 g Dried yeast
  1. Place the frozen creamed spinach chunks in the mixer and pour in the boiling water. Process until blended.
  2. Whisk the spelt, bread flour and salt together in the bowl of a stand mixer. Make a well in the center. Add in dried yeast, olive oil and spinach mixture. Stir first on slow speed for 3 minutes, then increase the speed, knead the dough until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes.
  3. Turn out the dough onto the lightly floured work surface and gently knead a few times. Grease the mixing bowl with a teaspoon of olive oil. Return the dough into the bowl and cover it with a damp towel. Let is rise for an hour, or until doubled.
  4. Once the dough has doubled, turn out the dough onto the lightly floured work surface and punch the dough with your fist so that it deflates. Knead the dough for a minute. Now shape the dough into a log and place it into a 30-cm loaf pan. Or divide the dough into 10 even pieces and shape them into round balls. Place them in a parchment-lined baking tray. Cover with a damp towel for 45-60 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Bake the bread loaf in the center of hot oven for about 40 minutes or 25 minutes if you make them into the small buns.

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Liz Lewis 4/6/13 06:39

Wow, that looks really good!

Sunanda 4/6/13 07:04

Wow!! Perfect for a healthy Breakfast..
Sunandas Kitchen

Oksana 4/6/13 07:22

Angie, this looks amazing! Just the way I like my bread - whole grain, fresh out of the oven. Now, I wonder where I can find spelt. A health food store?

Jeannie Tay 4/6/13 07:23

Those rolls would make such good burgers! Looks yum!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 4/6/13 07:29

Looks so delish with just simple handful of yummy ingredients!

Lite Home Bake 4/6/13 07:29

Beautiful loaf, love the specks of green! Must be great to start the day on such a healthy note with it.

Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 4/6/13 07:38

I'm on board with adding anything to make things healthy. I love the addition of spinach in a bread. You certainly don't see a lot of that around here. Looks delicious and I bet it tastes even better warm! YUM....

kitchen flavours 4/6/13 07:58

A gorgeous loaf of bread! Using spelt and spinach together makes such a wonderful looking bread!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 4/6/13 08:13

That is such a good idea! Your bread looks amazing. I'd love to taste it right now!



Lenia 4/6/13 09:45

Oh my God!What a delicious and healthy bread!
Unfortunately in Greece there is not creamy spinach.Could I substitute it with plain frozen or fresh spinach?

Mich PieceofCake 4/6/13 11:18

I love the beautiful olive green of this bread...

Beth 4/6/13 12:43

Once again, you've hit the jackpot with this beautiful loaf.

Belinda 4/6/13 12:53

Hmm..get your veggies in, too!

Norma Chang 4/6/13 14:11

You create the most unusual bread combination, are you going to put all your creations into a book?

Finla 4/6/13 15:03

Our daily bread is always made with spelt and i love these rolls so healthy .

Monica 4/6/13 15:25

Wow - this is so unusual! Looks so good; I'd love one of those rolls with a big bowl of soup like you suggested! And I love spinach so bring it on! : )

youngwifey 4/6/13 16:29

As a kid, I used to get spinach bread at a nearby Amish market. I would buy a loaf of that bread over a bag of candy!!! I have yet to ever find it again or the right recipe, but this looks so close! I'll have to try this! Thank you!

Pam 4/6/13 16:54

You seriously need to open your own bread bakery!

Koko 4/6/13 17:40

I cannot believe the stuff you can bake into bread! I agree with the comment above me, you need a bakery!!

lena 4/6/13 18:07

what a unique and beautiful loaf!

the food dude 4/6/13 18:11

What a great idea, spinach baked into the bread, awesome!

Hema 4/6/13 18:38

with spinach and whole grain, very healthy..

twodogsinthekitchen 4/6/13 18:44

This sounds great and healthy. It actually sounds quite simple like something I could make! :)

Liz Berg 4/6/13 18:58

Your spinach bread sounds marvelous, Angie. I'd love a thick slice smeared with butter...and I'm certain I'd come back for seconds!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 4/6/13 19:29

I have always enjoyed spinach so this bread look very good to me. And it is a great way to sneak it past those who fear spinach lol.

Geni 4/6/13 19:50

Spinach bread sounds heavenly!

Rosita Vargas 4/6/13 21:20

Este pan es totalmente irresistible y saludable me encanta,abrazos y abrazos.

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 4/6/13 23:14

I always want to eat spinach because it's healthy, but I don't like the taste or texture. So I think this would be perfect!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 4/6/13 23:44

The specks of green are so pretty. Love the idea of the spinach baked in the bread.

Betty 5/6/13 00:23

This would make some happy sandwiches! It looks delicious. :)

Jasna Varcakovic 5/6/13 00:47

Interesting colour...I make something similar, but with regular flour. I have to try spelt (finally!)

Tricia Buice 5/6/13 03:07

Is there a picky someone at your house who won't eat their spinach? haha So pretty Angie - love using spinach in bread. I want to make a spinach pizza. We eat it in salads, smoothies, sauteed in various dishes so why not bread? Yummmy!

Dawn Yucuis 5/6/13 04:41

I have never thought of adding spinach to bread, but this looks amazing. I love homemade bread.

Akila 5/6/13 06:49

A healthy bread to start the day with

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 5/6/13 08:03

This looks so darn tasty and filling, another awesome bread recipe from you Angie!

TasteHongKong 5/6/13 09:16

Sounds perfect with bean soup; and heavenly with seed butter ... not to mention how nutrient-packed it is.

Debra Eliotseats 5/6/13 10:59

This does sound like would be great for sandwiches. What about a blt?

Violeta Pasat 5/6/13 11:42

I've never made bread with spinach and now I am curious to see how it tastes.I must try it!

Anne Regalado 5/6/13 12:44

Those spinach bread look wonderful and so delicious , Angie ! A homemade burger will be terrific with this kind of bread :D

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez 5/6/13 13:11

I'm loving the use of frozen creamed spinach chunks (which I am on the look-out for now)! This looks hearty, healthy, and so delicious.

Barbara 5/6/13 15:17

A wonderful loaf, Angie. I'd love to try it toasted. Never would have thought to put spinach in a loaf of bread!

Thess@greenattraction.net 5/6/13 15:36

Looks delicious:) Great idea to use spinach!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 5/6/13 15:51

Such a gorgeous, hearty looking bread! Perfect for picnic sandwiches!

Amelia 5/6/13 18:01

Hi Angie, your spinach bread look superb. Very well baked and the texture look awesome. As usual love your presentation and pictures.

Have a wonderful day.

Joanne 5/6/13 18:45

I haven't baked anything with spelt flour in a while! This bread is the perfect way to get back into it.

RavieNomNoms 5/6/13 20:01

Spinach in bread?! You are just too smart for me. I am sure I would be a huge fan of this!

Gloria Baker 5/6/13 20:19

Angie what lovely bread!! but really I never think in make a bread with spinachs but look fantastic!!xo

Abbe@This is How I Cook 5/6/13 21:33

Angie, I bet this is great sandwich bread. How do you substitute flour for spelt? Just curious. And love the use of creamed spinach!

Priya Suresh 5/6/13 22:16

Wonderful looking bread, love that beautiful green colour;

Fimère 5/6/13 22:39

excellente idée d'épinard dans le pain à tester
bonne soirée

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 6/6/13 00:12

What a great idea, Angie! We love spinach and have it at least once a week. I would love to see how it tastes in bread!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 6/6/13 01:19

The list of ingredients is certainly interesting Angie! I don´t think I ever used spinach, much less creamed, as part of a bread. Nice recipe.

Chris Scheuer 6/6/13 01:54

Very cool! I don't know how in the world you come up with these amazing recipes Angie but you never fail to impress me :)

wok with ray 6/6/13 04:02

I love those bread and they look very healthful and delectable. :)

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes 6/6/13 04:34

I haven't baked with spelt flour before. Bread looks good, wholesome. Admiring your clicks and esp. the antique looking black rack :)

Brooke Schweers 6/6/13 05:44

The perfect bread to go with soup! I love any recipe that sneaks veggies into it. You are very clever Angie!

Katerina 6/6/13 11:38

Very delectable bread Angie! I love spinach!

Lail | With A Spin 6/6/13 12:31

I love adding vegetables to bread, cakes, etc. The bread sounds very healthy.

Shweta Agrawal 6/6/13 12:33

Sooo tempting. Yummy. Delicious.
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Stephanie @ henry happened 6/6/13 15:07

what a great way to make the kids eat spinach!

Susan 6/6/13 16:40

These look absolutely scrumptious!...and, so healthy. I must get out my spelt grain to grind and make this up, XOXO

The Red Apron 6/6/13 17:40

Unlike you I am so scared of trying spelt and to make bread.
Seems so hard and yet you make it sound so easy to make.
This looks gorgeous and delicious.

Munatycooking 6/6/13 18:09

This is new and very interesting, I'm gaga about your breads, so this one is on my to bake list :)

Man Ridwan 6/6/13 18:28

You are so creative with all bread recipes, Gorgeous color of loaf bread,welldone Angie :)

Natalie G 6/6/13 19:22

Looks like a delicious and healthy bread, great work!

Julia | JuliasAlbum.com 6/6/13 20:53

You are so masterful at creating the absolutely unique loaves of bread! I love your bread recipes!

Daniela Grimburg 6/6/13 21:17

Wow, that's a brilliant idea to bake a healthy and delicious looking bread. Never thought of using spinach for bread baking but this looks very appetizing and fluffy.
Thanks for sharing!

Kathy 6/6/13 23:57

Oh Angie, This bread looks and sounds amazing. Very interesting flavors and lovely color.

MyKitchenStove 7/6/13 01:29

Woow!! Perfect for a healthy breakfast.

Reeni Pisano 7/6/13 03:00

I never had spinach in bread but I totally love the idea! These are gorgeous!

Mother Rimmy 7/6/13 05:02

I bet the creamed spinach adds a moistness to this bread. It's about the only way I'd get my hubby to eat his spinach. I have to hide it in a cheesy quiche.

Jennifer Kendall 7/6/13 06:35

I wish I could try all your breads, they always sound phenomenal!

The Yum List 7/6/13 06:53

You really have perfected the art of baking healthy breads. Yummy!

easyfoodsmith 7/6/13 11:20

A very healthy bread indeed. I love spinach and I am sure gonna give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing

Helene Dsouza 7/6/13 13:11

I am not a big spinach fan but I can imagine that I would enoy your spelt spinach bread Angie. =)

dentistvschef 7/6/13 18:27

What a great way to infused veggies on carbs...
my sister did this too with red amaranth in a steamed mantou...

Tiffany 7/6/13 19:23

There's that spelt again! LOVE it! And I bet the spinach added such great moisture to this bread. YUM!

Alida 8/6/13 19:13

I buy spinach weekly but I never thought you could make such a beatiful and tasty bread with it.
Very nice Angie!

Patty Price 8/6/13 22:42

Beautiful, beautiful bread Angie-love the spinach and the wholesome flavor of spelt ;-)

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today 10/6/13 22:01

You have my total atention with a spinach bread. what an idea. I pin it!

Blog do Chocolate 10/6/13 22:29

Hi Angie,

This bread of yours looks great, really fantastic and unusual !
I loved the fact that you put spinach on it, must be delicious ! :)

Have a nice evening ! :)


Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 10/6/13 23:07

Your bread combinations are not only healthful but gorgeous! You do amazing things Angie.

Amy 12/6/13 08:45

How delicious to add spinach in the bread. I was hoping that you could taste the spinach in it. :P But as you said, this would be perfect for the picky eaters. ;)

Juliana 12/6/13 23:38

Angie, this bread looks great, I love the color of the spinach...I sure wish a slice of this bread.
Hope you are having a great week :D

Vicki Bensinger 13/6/13 03:17

You always make the most incredible breads. Where on earth do you come up with all these creative and healthy loaves? Nice recipe!


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