Spelt Banana Bread

This is the recipe my mom always used with a twist on the flour used. My baby cannot eat wheat, so I substituted whole grain spelt flour for the white flour and it tasted even better than I remembered. The baby loved it, too.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
2 loaves


  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 3 large bananas, mashed

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups spelt flour

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pans.

  2. Cream sugar, butter, buttermilk, bananas, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a bowl.

  3. Mix flour, walnuts, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg together in a separate bowl. Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients; mix to combine. Divide batter into the prepared loaf pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

You can use ground cloves in place of nutmeg.

If you don't have buttermilk, mix 1/2 cup milk with 1/2 teaspoon vinegar.

High altitude may need 10 to 15 minutes less baking time.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
9g Fat
29g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 194mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 117mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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