Softest Ever Bread Machine 100% Spelt Bread

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Original recipe from this website - Softest Ever Bread Machine Bread by KC_Cooker, modified to use spelt flour, and my Black & Decker Bread machine with a 3 lb. loaf pan. This loaf almost fills the pan. Note: The rapid bake cycle on my bread machine is approx. 2 hours long. I have noticed that some bread machines have a super rapid cycle of approx. 1 hour. I doubt this recipe would work on a super rapid cycle. (Note on nutrition values: the nutrition values for the spelt flour is not included in the nutrition table. It appears does not have spelt flour in their database.)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C, microwave approx. 50 seconds with room temperature water)
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups spelt flour (light or all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Place the water, sugar and yeast in the loaf pan of the bread machine.
  2. Let the yeast dissolve and foam for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the oil, flour and salt to the loaf pan.
  4. Select the Rapid Bake, Light Crust setting, and press Start.
  5. Help unstuck any flour from the sides during the first mix cycle. Add additional flour or liquid, if needed. I didn't need to.
  6. My bread machine has a 7 minute power failure backup feature. I unplug the bread machine during the last rise cycle for 5 minutes. This gives a lighter loaf when finished.
  7. When baked, the internal temperature should be between 190°F and 200°F.
  8. When finished baking, let cool 1 hour on a rack before storing in a plastic bag (I use a zip-lock). The loaf can be sliced and frozen, if desired.