Gluten Free Buckwheat Bread

Serving amount: 1 bread loaf
Elaboration time: 5-10 minutes
Time for soaking: 12 hours
Time for fermentation: 12-24 hours
Baking time: 50 minutes
Cooling time: at least 2 hours

This is a very simple recipe for a gluten free, tasty and fluffy buckwheat bread. So simple yet surprisingly good, even tastier than most wheat breads.


Ingredients for soaking

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Ingredients for fermentation

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Ingredients before baking



  1. Soak the buckwheat grains in water overnight (8-12 hours).
  2. Strain out all of the soaking water, add 300 ml of fresh water and grind it well together to reach a smooth texture.
  3. Let the dough to ferment with a lid for another 12 to 24 hours, until it doubles in size and stinks.
  4. Warmup an oven to 180°C (or 200°C if its a very weak oven).
  5. Add 5-10 g salt and optionally also: 15 g of baking powder (could work without it), 5 g oregano, any seeds or nuts that you like and 10-20 g olive oil.
  6. Mix the dough well and pour it into a loaf baking form.
  7. Bake the bread for about 25 minutes at 180°C.
  8. Reduce the heat to 160°C and bake it for another 25 minutes.
  9. Let the bread to cool down completely before slicing it.

This bread could be kept sliced in a sealed box in the freezer for a long period. This way you can defrost yourself in the toaster a few slices of gluten free bread whenever you feel that good craving for buckwheat bread.


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