Spelt Bread Rolls – Perfect for Burger Buns

Spelt Bread Rolls

These simple to make spelt bread rolls are so easy to make, they’re vegan & dairy-free. The end result is a fluffy and delicious bread roll. They are a huge hit with Gracie so they’ve been on high rotation ever since!

Putting everything in a single bowl and using the microwave really speeds up the process for a mid-week bake. It’s important to add the warm liquid to the dry mixture at between 42 – 46 degrees celsius, any higher at it could kill the yeast preventing rise.

Original recipe can be found here – but we’ve modified slightly for Gracie’s needs.

Spelt Bread Rolls

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Serves: 12 rolls Cooking Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 cups (240 g) spelt flour
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) (12 g) rapid rise yeast
  • 2 Tbsp (24 g) coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) water
  • 2 Tbsp (30 g) olive oil + more for topping
  • 3 Tbsp (17 g) black sesame seeds



To a large mixing bowl, add 3/4 cup (90 g) spelt flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Whisk to combine.


In a separate mixing bowl (or small saucepan over medium heat), microwave the coconut milk, water, and olive oil until warm - about 45 degrees (~55 seconds). It should be the temperature of bath water. If it’s too hot, it will kill the yeast.


Add wet to the dry ingredients and whisk vigorously or beat on medium/low for 2 minutes, scraping sides as needed.


Add 1/4 cup (30 g) more spelt flour and beat for another 2 minutes. Then add only enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (~1-2 minutes). Then place back in the mixing bowl, loosely cover, and let rest 10 minutes.


Divide the dough into 10-11 equal pieces, carefully shape into balls (handling as little as possible), and place in a greased 9x9-inch baking dish or round cake pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place (such as on top of the oven or in a sunny spot) until doubled in size - about 45 minutes - 1 hour. Then sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius . Once the rolls have doubled in size bake for 18-20 minutes, or until fluffy and light golden brown. Carefully brush with olive oil for a shiny appearance (optional).


Let cool a few minutes and enjoy!


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  • Reply
    March 5, 2017 at 7:37 am

    These sound great – I’m glad you’ve found a way for Gracie to enjoy bread rolls!

  • Reply
    Faye Colegate
    March 5, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Spelt rolls sound amazing!! I’ll be giving thess a try. Thanks for the recipe x

  • Reply
    Stacey Kemeys
    March 7, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    These look great!!! I have used spelt in baking, but never made my own spelt bread!!

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