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Spelt Hamburger Rolls
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5 from 4 votes

Spelt Hamburger Rolls

These spelt hamburger rolls are soft, light and fluffy with a slightly sweet note. These rolls perfect as a lunchbox meal or as a side with soups or stews. I love to use them as hamburger rolls as they are just the right size for a burger and the perfect texture.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Appetisers, Light Meals
Cuisine: Bread and Rolls
Keyword: Hamburger Buns, Hamburger Rolls, Rolls, Spelt
Servings: 12 Rolls


  • 10 Grams Instant Dry Yeast
  • ¾ Cup Lukewarm Water
  • ¼ Cup White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Large Egg, whisked
  • 1 Cup Sweet Potato (Mashed) ±(300g Raw)
  • 10 ml Salt
  • 10 ml Xanthan Gum*
  • 4 - 4½ Cups Spelt Flour* plus additional for dusting
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Sesame / Poppy Seeds (Optional)

Egg Wash

  • 1 Egg White
  • 2 Tablespoons Water


  • Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the lukewarm water. Allow this mixture stand for around 10 to 15 min and you will notice the yeast start to foam.
  • Meanwhile, sift the salt, xanthan gum and spelt flour together in a bowl. (Sifting helps aerate the flour and results in a lighter dough).
  • Once the yeast has proved, add the oil, egg and mashed sweet potato.
  • Gradually add the flour mix and knead dough for around 6-8 minutes until you have a soft, smooth elastic dough. If the dough is still sticky you can add a little more flour. I do find that with spelt flour the dough is a little more soft and sticky than with stoneground but as long as the dough is elastic and forms a ball it still works perfectly.
  • Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl. Cover the bowl with cling film and place in a warm place until dough has doubled in size or around 1 - 2hours.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 12 (+/- 100g) equal balls. (Smaller rolls can be made if desired). Roll each piece of dough into a round ball and place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Allow the rolls to rise for a further 45 min - 1 hours or until doubled in size.
  • Combind the egg white and water and then brush this mixtures over the rolls. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and / or poppy seeds if desired.
  • Bake rolls at 180 degrees celsius (356 degrees F), in a preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 -18 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.


The Spelt flour can be replaced with Stoneground Cake Flour but when doing this you need to eliminate the Xanthan Gum from the recipe.
I add the mashed sweet potato while it is still lukewarm and not completely cold.


Nutrition Facts
Spelt Hamburger Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 368mg16%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1598IU32%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.