Spelt Brioche & Nutella Swirl Bread with Variations

It’s not often you can take one recipe add in one technique, then use three different methods of shaping & baking, and come out with three very different loaves of bread. This recipe for Spelt Brioche & Nutella Swirl Bread will give you just that!

The spelt bread dough is slightly sweetened with honey and is a lovely hybrid of brioche and challah. In fact, you can use this recipe very easily to make a spelt challah – our spelt flour is kosher so all you need to do is swap out the butter for another non-dairy fat.

All three of the variations below can be made with any filling you like. There’s just something about Nutella and spelt flour though, it’s a lovely balance of flavors!


spelt-nutella-brioche-loaf-bakedStandard Spelt Brioche & Nutella Swirl Loaf:

This is Variation #1 in the recipe below. Baked in the oven in a loaf pan, it will yield a standard style loaf of bread – except it’s swirled all the way through with delicious layers of Nutella. If you have any leftover, this variation makes amazing french toast! In fact, a loaf or two of this bread may have been made especially for french toast!




spelt-nutella-brioche-bread-bakedSpelt Brioche & Nutella Breakfast Bread:

Variation #2 is similar to #1 except once braided, the two ends come together to make a wreath and it is cooked in the slow cooker which yields a very pretty, softer, oval loaf. It looks beautiful and impressive on any brunch table.




spelt-nutella-brioche-rolls-bakedSpelt Brioche Breakfast Rolls:

Variation #3 can be made with Nutella as the recipe illustrates or swap out for walnuts & cinnamon sugar, or jam, or anything you’d love to have in a cinnamon-roll style breakfast roll. When making with Nutella, as soon as they come out of the oven drizzle with a powdered sugar glaze and a little orange zest! These are best consumed right out of the oven.


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Brown Butter Spelt Blondies

If you are looking for a special treat to make, one that’s full of delicious surprises and not overly sweet, look no further than these decedent spelt flour blondies!


These blondies are made with a combination of whole spelt and white spelt flours however you can certainly easily use all of which ever one you prefer. They start with a base of brown butter which is lovely with the whole spelt flour. Then, the batter is packed full of chopped, toasted walnuts and lots of smooth chocolate chips.

Each bite is full of delicious tastes that are just waiting to delight any blondie or brownie lover!!

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Eating Healthier with Spelt

Congratulations!! You made it all the way through January with your healthy eating resolution!! Getting through the first month is half the battle. Keeping it up in February can often be tough to do because we want to reward ourselves for that first month of success – but this is where it’s easy to slip […]

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Spelt, Wild Rice and Kale Salad with Toasted Walnuts

A delicious grain salad bursting with spelt berries, wild rice, kale and crunchy walnuts!

It’s wonderful any time of year but is a great side dish for Thanksgiving or any holiday meal. During the holidays it’s tough to get your family to leave room on their plates for whole grains and veggies. This hearty salad will get even the pickiest eater in your family to leave room for some much needed nutrition!

Reading through this recipe you’ll see we call for cooked spelt berries and cooked wild rice. The best (and easiest!) way to cook your grains is in a rice cooker. Even the most basic rice cooker will get the job done for almost all whole grains. For the spelt berries, you will want to put one part spelt berries to two parts water in your rice cooker. Most varieties of rice are done with a 1:1 ratio but the heartier grains (like spelt) usually need a 1:2 ratio of grain to liquid. If you don’t have a rice cooker or pressure cooker, just make your grains on the stove top.

The best part of pulling this side together with cooked grains is you can make them a day or two ahead – and every little step you can do ahead of time helps for those holiday dinners!


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Baked Spelt with Butternut Squash

When the air begins to get that crisp chill to it, warm comforting dishes are just the ticket to happy tummies and hearts. Healthy warm, comforting dishes can be tricky to find but when you bake spelt berries with butternut squash the result is perfect! Baked Spelt with Butternut Squash, it combines the savory herbs and hearty whole grain spelt berries with the light sweetness of the butternut squash. It’s warm. It’s comforting. It’s healthy. 

Baked spelt dishes like this one are also extremely versatile! It can hold it’s own as a vegan main dish but is also delicious paired with so many other options. Do you have meat-eaters in your family to please? Cook some italian sausage while it bakes in the oven, then serve the sausage on top of the baked spelt. It’s also dinner party perfect along side of a roasted chicken and beautiful salad.  

Baked Spelt with Butternut Squash is sure to find a perfect home in your fall and winter dinner rotation!

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Let Food Be Thy Medicine: Part 3, Protein – Mystery but not Magic

Protein is one of 3 macronutrients. The other two macronutrients are carbohydrates and fats. They are all important and quality is much more important than quantity. Balance is the key to healthy eating. The appropriate balance agreed on by most nutrition professionals is 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein and 30% fats. Carbohydrates and Fats: Carbohydrates fuel […]

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Apple Hand Pies

These delicious apple hand pies have a light crispy spelt crust!

This recipe uses shortening to make a vegan spelt crust. If you prefer, use a double batch of our all butter Easy Spelt Pie Crust instead.

Hand pies are the perfect way to make a comforting pie with only three apples – perfect for serving to a crowd – the perfect individual snack (or dessert)!

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