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What is Kamut flour?

If you’re a regular on my site then you now I really like baking with Kamut flour. I use it in my Kamut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies, Kamut Flour Biscotti, Sesame Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies, and more! But what is Kamut flour?

Today I’m dropping some knowledge on the ancient grain, and why it’s so delicious in baked goods! Read on to learn about this ancient grain flour that will give your baked goods depth of flavor as well as added nutrients.

best flours to bake with, kamut flour

What is Kamut flour?

Kamut flour is made from Khorasan wheat, which is an ancient grain. This ancient grain is an amber wheat and is closely related to durum wheat. Kamut is the only brand that guarantees the preservation of this ancient strain of wheat.

Kamut flour can be used in all kinds of baked goods from cookies, biscotti, scones brownies, and so much more! It brings a nuttiness, slightly sweet, and rich or hearty flavor to baked goods depending on what it’s paired with.

Is Kamut flour healthy?

Yes, Kamut flour is a healthier choice than all purpose flour as it contains more protein, more fiber, and more minerals. It’s a great source of whole grain so it has more protein than other grains. Kamut flour is also higher in antioxidants and polyphenols, so it can also be anti-inflammatory. So if you’re looking to get more out eating wheat, Kamut flour is a great option to choose!

Is Kamut flour gluten free?

No, unfortunately Kamut flour is made from an ancient grain and it is not gluten free.

How do you use Kamut flour?

You can use Kamut flour like you would all purpose flour. It makes delicious cookies, biscotti, brownies, and pastries. Kamut flour does have more protein than all purpose but it acts very similar in baked goods.

Try replacing all purpose flour with Kamut flour in recipes like cookies, brownies, scones, biscotti, or other baked goods where all purpose flour shines. When replacing all purpose with Kamut flour, it does weigh a little different, so be mindful of that and make sure to do the math so you have the right amount of flour by weight that the recipe calls for.

1 cup all purpose flour = 127 grams

1 cup Kamut flour = 155 grams

best flours to bake with, kamut flour

What goes well with Kamut flour?

Kamut flour has an unmistakable taste, one that is unmatched in other flours. It’s nutty, a little sweet, but also hearty tasting at the same time. This flavor profile lends well to butter, chocolate, nuts, maple, fruit, caramel, and more. Think of Kamut flour as the brown butter of flours and that’s how you want to pair it with other flavors in baking.

What is the best Kamut flour?

Not all Kamut flour is created equal. Just like all ingredients, it can range in taste depending where you buy it. My favorite Kamut flour comes from Food to Live. I think their Organic Kamut Flour has the best flavor and it is amazing in baked goods.

What should I bake with Kamut flour?

I love baking pastries that typically use all purpose flour. Bakes like cookies, brownies, biscotti, scones, and bars are all great bakes for Kamut flour. Try some of my favorites like my Kamut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies, Kamut Flour Biscotti, or my Sesame Chocolate Chip Cookies!

kamut flour biscotti

Why organic?

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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