Type 2 Diabetes Guide

Spelt Recipe: Flaky Biscuits or Pizza Dough

These quick, easy, and tasty are wonderful fresh out of the oven. They can also be flattened out slightly and made into a delicious deep-dish pizza crust.

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Why use spelt flour instead of wheat flour? Spelt has a low and is helpful to those with type 2 diabetes as a . It offers a great-tasting alternative to wheat flour in creating more . is still important, of course, so enjoy in moderation.


Makes 6-8 biscuits (depending on thickness)


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Combine spelt flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Cut the cold butter into the spelt mixture, until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • Make a well in the center, and gradually add the cold milk, stirring the mixture to form a ball. You might need a little less or a little more milk. Dough should not be sticky.
  • Dust a work surface with a little spelt. Put the dough on top and roll or pat it to about a 1" thickness.
  • Cut out the biscuits. Melt the coconut oil and lightly grease a cookie sheet, before placing the biscuits on the sheet.
  • Bake until the bottom of the biscuits are browned, about 12-15 minutes. Let rest a couple of minutes before serving warm.

If making a deep-dish pizza crust: Pat the dough into a greased 10" pan, crimping up the edges slightly. Bake until the biscuit / pizza crust is just a minute or two from being done. Add toppings, then place the pizza back into the oven to finish.

Break open these wonderful spelt biscuits and serve with a little fresh butter or just eat plain. If you're using them as a pizza crust, enjoy - it's flaky and soft and crispy all at the same time. Delicious! There are lots of great spelt cookbooks if you need some more inspiration.



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