Whole grain baby spelt bread recipe (baby led weaning) – This whole grain baby spelt bread recipe requires you only 3 ingredients and some time to make. No added salt needed. This recipe is perfect for busy mums, who need another quick and easy baby recipe for their collection!
When I was a new mum, I tried doing everything perfectly (which I think every new mum does that). I watched hours of YouTube Videos and read tons of blog on baby food and nutrition. Every week I would try different baby purée recipes and freezing different combination of ingredients. I did not introduce baby led weaning recipes to my first child because I was not comfortable or not used to the idea of babies eating solids. Personally, I preferred giving purée to babies. My older child loves his purée and would finish up his food.
Then my second child came along. I thought I knew babies well enough, since I learnt it from my firstborn and from all of my research. However, I was totally wrong. The second baby is the complete opposite to his brother. Can anyone relate over here?
I wanted to introduce solids at a later age for my second son. However, he was much ready at the age of 5 months. I postponed it till 6 months. Then I started making purée again, with more knowledge this time. When it comes to eating, the younger brother is no fan of purées. I tried it for the first few weeks, then I gave up. He would split out his purée and refuse to eat. It took me more time and effort to encourage him to eat. I was somehow “forced” to use the baby led weaning method, and he loves it. He enjoys food, which he could grab and put it into his mouth. His hands and mouth must always be active. I sometimes wonder how could my younger son eat solid food with only 8 teeth.
As a typical German household (I took on the most part of the culture from my German partner), we eat a lot of bread and guess who wants to join the party? Obviously, the younger brother. He would long for our bread as well and grab whatever he could. So I created this quick 15 minutes whole grain spelt bread recipe without salt for him because I do not always have time to make bread for him. If I have more time, then I would go for yeast bread or sourdough bread.
For those of you, who want something really quick, then this spelt bread recipe is for you. I usually make them into tiny rolls, so that the baby can easily grab his food. 3 Ingredients, 15 minutes and an oven is all you need. Please do consult your doctor beforehand or just observe the development of your baby, if he or she is ready for solids. Watch out for the signs!
Tips on making Baby Spelt Bread Recipe
Whole grain spelt flour: Whole grain spelt flour (Vollkorn Dinkelmehl) is a popular and common flour used to make breads in Germany. In my opinion, spelt bread rolls are not only more delicious than bread rolls made with plain flour. They are also a healthier choice.
Water: Water is used as a binding agent in this case. Personally, I do not introduce cow milk to my children under the age of one. This is a personal choice. However, you can also replace water with milk or fruit juice for a more flavourful bread roll for your little ones, if your baby is ready for it.
Baking powder: In order for this spelt bread recipe to be successful, we would need a leavening agent. In this case, baking powder helps the spelt bread rolls to rise. I would not recommend baking this recipe too often, due to the sodium content in baking powder. I only make this recipe sometimes, when I am pressed for time and want baby bread rolls really quickly because this spelt bread recipe only requires you about 15 minutes.
When I have the time, I usually like to make saltless baby bread with yeast (which takes about 45 minutes to rise) or with sourdough (which takes about 24 hours to rise). Sourdough is definitely my favourite way to bake bread because it is very delicious, and my baby loves it. If you are interested in a sourdough baby bread recipe, do leave me a comment in the comment section below.
How to make Baby Spelt Bread Recipe
In a small bowl, add in all ingredients (spelt flour, baking powder and water). Gently mix the ingredients with your hands to get a dough. Knead the dough and cut the dough into small pieces. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
Shape the dough pieces into walnut shape or long shapes. This is to ensure that your baby can easily grab his or her bread rolls. Bake bread in the oven for about 8 to 10 minutes. Time may vary according to the properties of your oven. After baking, let the baby bread rolls cool down completely to prevent your baby from hurting.
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How to serve Baby Spelt Bread Recipe
It really depends on your baby’s needs and preferences, you might want to cut the spelt bread rolls into even smaller pieces. If you think that he or she is ready for solids, you can try this recipe. My baby loves bread, and he was ready for this spelt bread recipe at a tender age. I would give it to him plain or serve it with his favourite healthy homemade fruit jam. This homemade jam is completely without added refined sugar, and it is perfect for kids and adults.
How to store Baby Spelt Bread Recipe
In a cloth bag and in a dry place, you can keep this whole grain spelt bread recipe for a maximum of 2 days. Try to finish the little bread rolls as soon as possible because they will turn really hard by the third day of storage.
You can freeze this spelt bread rolls recipe for several months. However, they would not taste as good as freshly made bread. Since it takes you only about 15 minutes to bake this recipe, you can easily create these rolls each time you need it.
Have you tried this recipe? I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as my family does. Show me and tag me #chenguins on social media, so that I can see your recreation as well. How does your baby like this recipe? Tell me in the comment section below!
Until next time & guten Appetit!
Greetings from the Black Forest,
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Ingredients you need
- 100 g Whole Grain Spelt Flour
- 60 ml Water or Milk
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- In a small bowl, add in all ingredients (spelt flour, baking powder and water). Gently mix the ingredients with your hands to get a dough.
- Knead the dough and cut the dough into small pieces. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
- Shape the dough pieces into walnut shape or long shapes. This is to ensure that your baby can easily grab his or her bread rolls.
- Bake bread in the oven for about 10 minutes. Time may vary according to the properties of your oven. After baking, let the baby bread rolls cool down completely to prevent your baby from hurting.
- Let your baby enjoy his or her spelt bread rolls plain or with some healthy baby fruit jam.