Rebecca's Fresh Herb Spelt Bread

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After looking everywhere for a tried-and-true herb spelt bread and finding none, I made this one up myself. It's light, perfectly herby, and a great way to use up all that fresh rosemary and basil we have during the summer.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
1 4x6-inch loaf


  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 ¼ cups white spelt flour

  • cup whole grain spelt flour

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb blend

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

  • cooking spray


  1. Combine water, honey, and yeast in a large bowl. Stir to combine, then let sit until frothy, about 10 minutes.

  2. Add oil and salt to yeast mixture, then stir in both flours, rosemary, basil, Italian herb blend, and pepper until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Do not knead, as dough will be too sticky.

  3. Cover, and let rise until nearly doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously spray a 4x6-inch loaf pan with cooking spray, and line the bottom with parchment paper.

  5. Use a spatula to scoop dough into the prepared loaf pan.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit in the pan for 5 minutes before removing it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

202 Calories
6g Fat
33g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 294mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 63mg 1%

* 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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