Another healthy Spelt recipe, Scones! I have baked quite a few different little things with spelt flour recently, a year ago I didn’t even know it existed. I’ve made pancakes, banana and flax seed bread, Focaccia and my amazing Sweet Potato Flat Bread oh and also a very good chocolate cake which I never got a chance to take a picture of. Spelt Flour is one of my must have pantry staples.
Which flour do you use? Do you know about Spelt Flour? Would you consider making this change to your lifestyle?
Lets talk about why we eat. Because we get hungry? Because we like food? Because it helps us to continue? Because we need to, were taught to, we learn to, too just eat and keep eating?
If you had to write every single thing you put in our mouth (referring to food here), you will discover how much we eat in a whole day. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner then snack again. This is good, we are suppose to eat to fuel the body and mind. But what are we supposed to eat? The simple answer is real, natural, live, honest food that is close to nature and has nutritional value. Have you ever felt hungry just after eating your dinner? If yes then it probably means you are either having a sugar craving or the body and mind didn’t get fed all the nutrients that they needed. Or actually sometimes it just means we are thirsty.
So from now when eating why not evaluate the food we are eating? Read the labels and check the nutrient values in everything. Just like baking, we all love baking (I say now that I bake after years of never baking) but if we are even a little wise with our ingredients we can actually sit and eat what we baked without guilt. There’s just a few little changes we need to make, mostly we need to change the way we fundamentally look at food. Take these Spelt flour scones as an example, there is no butter and no sugar yet they are so good. I accept that they’re not the white fluffy scones that we see in the shops but I can now eat it and feel happy instead of feeling horrible and worried about my sugar level or my arteries. Buy spelt flour, rye flour or buckwheat flour instead of the white processed flour, white processed flour has no nutritional value. It won’t taste the same as the white flour but it’s a change, you shouldn’t expect something different to taste the same anyway. So start breaking the habits. Spelt flour is nutritious whereas white flour’s nutrition is killed during the processing. Add the toppings of your choice. Call it a mini bap or a mini flat scones. Whatever you call it it’s chewy and filling, not to mention tasty. You can serve it as a little appetizers or in a lunch box, sweet or savory.
Spelt Flour Scones
250g wholemeal Spelt Flour
1 tea spoon of baking powder
1 pinch of salt
2 tbsp of coconut oil
1/4 tbsp of milk
2 tbsp flour for dusting
- Mix flour baking powder and salt.
- Add olive oil and blend with a fork until mixture resembles like breadcrumbs
- Add milk to bring together into a ball of soft dough
- Make around 24 small balls and press ever so gently on a dusted baking tray
- Make sure there is a small space between each piece of dough
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for between 12 to 15 minutes
If you give this recipe a try, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it (once you’ve tried it), and don’t forget to tag a picture#everydaycookingwithmira on Instagram so we can see what you come up with.
Happy New Year, Happy New You!