Spelt Flour Banana Bread

Spelt flour banana bread with chocolate chips in loaf pan lined with parchment paper

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5 from 4 reviews

Spelt flour banana bread is healthy, wholesome, delicious, and 100% naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and maple syrup. Moist with a tender crumb, it's perfect for breakfast, an energizing afternoon snack, or a light dessert.


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  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour (such as the kind from Arrowhead Mills)*
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1/2 cup walnuts, 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, or 1/2 cup dried fruit


  1. Preheat and prep. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 9x5 loaf pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Combine wet ingredients. Using a stand or hand mixer, cream together the butter and maple syrup, about two minutes. Add eggs and beat on high until incorporated, about 30 seconds. Then, add bananas and vanilla and beat until just combined.
  3. Combine dry ingredients. In a bowl, combine spelt flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together.
  4. Combine dry ingredients with wet. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and beat on low until just combined (careful not to over-mix). If desired, use a spatula to fold in nuts, chocolate chips, or fruit.
  5. Bake. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes. To test the bread for doneness, insert a toothpick. If it comes out clean with a couple moist crumbs on it, it's ready! Allow to cool before cutting and serving.