I have never been a big sweet and savoury person. I either want my food sweet or I want it savoury. But combined? I was always a bit skeptical. However, when I set out to test some spelt biscuits (adapted from my spelt tortilla recipe), I decided to throw in some fresh strawberries on a whim. It couldn’t be that bad, right?
Have I mentioned I love spelt?
Spelt flour has 15-20% more protein than wheat, is rich in magnesium and complex carbohydrates, and is much easier to digest than wheat protein. If you are sensitive to wheat it may be a good option for you, however please note that spelt is by no means gluten-free so it is not advised for Celiac sufferers.
Vegan Strawberry Spelt Biscuits
- 1 cup whole grain spelt flour (for a more delicate biscuit use white spelt flour)
- 1.5 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
- Pinch of salt (I used fine grain sea salt)
- 6 tablespoons hot water
- 3 tablespoons non-hydrogenated coconut oil
- 1/2 cup diced strawberries
Directions: Preheat oven to 375F and grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. Whisk dry ingredients together and then add water and oil and mix until just combined. Place dough on floured surface or on a non-stick mat and flatten dough until it is 3/4 inch thick. Place strawberries on top and press into the dough. Take a small glass or cookie cutter approx. 2-3” wide and cut out biscuits. Gently peel dough off counter and place on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake for 9-10 minutes depending on oven.
Makes 10 tiny biscuits @ approx. 70 calories each.
Total prep time was about 10 minutes. Quick and easy.
I tried them sandwiched with vegan butter cream icing…
Drizzled with pure maple syrup…
And spread with a bit of Earth Balance vegan margarine. All three were delicious!
I loved these biscuits, but I think next time I would prefer them with sliced banana on top rather than strawberries. For some reason I just find bananas pair well better with savoury tastes. These would be fabulous with bananas baked into the biscuit and then spread with a bit of peanut butter. I might try that next time!
Eric is already asking when I am making the next batch! ;)
I’m off to the wedding early tomorrow. I will try my best to get a post up in the morning, but I’m not sure. The hotel has internet access so hopefully I can connect at some point during some down time.
I’m wearing a dress out of my closet that is 8 YEARS OLD if you can believe it. I bought a dress this week, but I am going to return it because I decided to save some money and wear the other dress. It has only been worn once (to my mom and stepdad’s wedding reception!) and still fits like a glove so I thought, why not wear it!?
Stay tuned for the full recap of the wedding festivities. I can’t wait! :) The weather is supposed to be gorgeous too (we’ve been having lovely summer like weather all week).
You can also check out today’s awesome hill workout on my run page.
Have a great weekend whatever you are up to! I’m off to pack for the wedding tomorrow and busy myself until Eric gets home from work (sadly not until 8pm tonight!).