Kamut & Spelt Flours

Spelt and Kamut contain gluten and therefore are not suitable for a gluten-free diet. They are part of the wheat family. However, people who suffer simply from intolerances sometimes find that these flours are gentler on the system.

Spelt flour is great for baking, BUT many people cannot tolerate it. It tends to make baked goods heavier, so consider increasing the baking powder to help the product rise.

Kamut flour is tolerated by some people with wheat allergies, and it works well in pasta and bread recipes. It works best if combined with other flours. Personally, I have found I can only eat kamut in a gut-friendly type of cookie. Perhaps it's the small amount that doesn't bother my system.