Have you heard of Kamut? Kamut, or Khorasan, was first discovered in the Middle East. Kamut bread is suitable for anyone with looking to improve their health. Kamut is a non-hybridized ancient grain full of vitamins and minerals.
It was rumored to be found in Egyptian tombs; the grain could be used to make anything and everything that uses traditional wheat. Its high nutritional value makes Kamut flour a much healthier choice.
Kamut Bread is a healthier alternative to regular wheat bread. Discover our Easy Kamut Bread Recipe below.
Kamut: Origin and Nutritional Benefits
Kamut, also known as Khorasan wheat or the Oriental grain, is an ancient tetraploid wheat species. Even though Khorasan looks similar to traditional wheat, each grain of Khorasan is twice as big as the common wheat grain.
Grown mainly in Europe as a breakfast basket grain, Khorasan is also used as fodder for camels in parts of Iran. Apart from its commercial use, it is also grown in the Middle East for domestic consumption.
This amber-colored grain is harvested from the self-fertilizing Khorasan grass. Kamut flour is highly nutritional, contains protein, amino acids, lipids, vitamins, and minerals, and has high vitreousness.
Khorasan wheat is rich in the following nutrients:
The nutrients rich Khorasan grain is beneficial for our health. It has anti-inflammatory properties, and its fibrous nature helps to keep your bowel clean.
Use Kamut flour for making pasta, flatbread, and cookies, or replace your morning cereal with Kamut whole grain for a healthy start to your day. Here is an easy Kamut bread recipe to kick-start your day.
Everything Bread with Kamut Flour
The bread recipe requires a few ingredients readily available in your pantry. A great alternative to your traditional wheat bread with its nutty and buttery texture, Kamut bread will be a great addition to your dining table.
- 3 cups of warm water
- 4 cups of Kamut flour
- 1 ¼ tbsp instant yeast
- ¼ tbsp honey
- ¼ cup ground flax seed
- Assorted plant seeds- pumpkin, sunflower, hemp, chia (your discretion)
- 1 tbsp salt or to taste
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil (preferably olive)
- Pour warm water into a mixing bowl, and add the yeast and honey to the bowl. Let this rest for at least 10 minutes to activate the yeast.
- Meanwhile, take another mixing bowl as it rests and add Kamut flour, salt, and ground flax seeds. Wisk it well.
- After about 10 minutes, the yeast mix forms a foam layer. It should be your cue that the yeast is activated. Now add your dry mixture and oil to this.
- Remember not to add the Kamut flour all at once. Add each cup while constantly mixing your ingredients.
Pro tip: If you use a mixer, keep its speed medium. Or else, use a spatula to mix the ingredients by hand. Keep a gentle touch!
- Once all ingredients are mixed well, knead it thoroughly to get a smooth dough. You might have to keep it for 10 minutes as Kamut flour requires more time than traditional wheat to give the desired texture.
- Let your dough rise for a while. Grease a big bowl with little oiland place your dough, allowing ample space to rise. Cover the bowl with a cloth or plastic wrap and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
- While your dough rests, preheat your oven to 350. You need it HOT!
- Check your dough after 30 minutes, and it should be ready to go in now. Sprinkle some water on the dough and add the assortment of seeds on top.
- Place your dough on a baking pan with baking paper at the bottom. Let it bake for 25 minutes.
- After 25 minutes, your Kamut bread should be ready. If you want, glaze it with butter and serve hot!
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