This Yeast-free spinach Spelt Pizza recipe is an alternative to your yeast pizza. Use that when you need a quick dinner option. It is made from whole food plant-based ingredients, it needs no prooving and goes right into the oven.
A whole food plant-based lifestyle doesn't have to be boring as you can see from this recipe. There are plenty of ways you can spruce up a healthy vegan lifestyle.
You are right when you say this spelt pizza pie doesn't have that yeasty smell and aroma. That is easily corrected by adding nutritional yeast. That said, this pizza has been topped with a nut and oil-free pesto, which includes nutritional yeast.
I baked this pizza during my weekly Live Stream, which you can watch by the way on Facebook or YouTube. I usually give all my meals cooked during the live stream to my son, who works currently from home.
He actually said that he would order this pizza in a restaurant, that's how much he liked it. I was baffled, however, since it only has healthy ingredients, I guess that the fresh ingredients truly shine in this dish.
By the way, the tomatoes, peppers, and the basil all have been harvested from my backyard, which in my opinion explains the incredible sweet taste of this pizza. (If I may say so myself).
I used spelt for this pizza because it is an ancient whole grain, which has much more nutrients than whole wheat flour. In fact, it has less gluten than wheat flour although it is still considered a type of wheat.
Benefits of Spelt Flour
Whole spelt flour has many health benefits as it is high in carbohydrates and fiber, which is ideal for a whole food plant-based diet. When buying spelt flour be sure to look for the word "whole" since there are also refind white spelt flours available that are highly processed and may raise your blood sugar.
Eating spelt on a regular basis may help in weight loss and may protect against heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
A word of caution spelt just like wheat has a significant amount of FODMAPs, also known as short-chain carbohydrates, which could provoke IBS symptoms in people vulnerable to IBS.
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