100% Buckwheat Bread (Gluten Free) Recipe

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Buckwheat is an often misunderstood plant.  For one, it’s not related to wheat.  In fact, it’s not even a grass or grain like most other flour sources.  Buckwheat is actually a flower that produces a seed that when dried, can be milled into a flour to make a variety of baked goods including bread.

One of the advantages of buckwheat is that it is gluten free.  However, like other gluten free flour sources it struggles to rise as a bread dough due to the lack of a primary fuel for yeast:  gluten.  As a result, other ingredients are added to this recipe to compensate for the lack of gluten as a fuel for rising.  Like many gluten free recipes this gets a bit complicated from an ingredient standpoint, but if you follow the directions you should get an excellent result.

This recipe also does something that many gluten free recipes do.  It combines other gluten free flour sources plus lecithin which enhances the dough and helps the rise.  You may need to visit a health food store or a store that offers a diverse variety of baking options like Whole Foods or other high-end grocers to find some of these ingredients.  If you or someone you know is gluten intolerant you’re probably familiar with those resources anyway.  If you want to go the pure buckwheat route, just add 3 cups of buckwheat flour to the bread pan and forgo the other flours and the potato starch.  Also, some bread machines have a gluten free setting.  If yours does you should definitely use that setting.  Otherwise, use the basic white setting and hope for the best.

 

INGREDIENTS:
 3 eggs
 3 tbsp. Softened butter
 1 tbsp. xanthan gum
 1 tsp. sea salt
 1 ½ cups of milk (110° F./43° C.)
 1 tsp. Soy lecithin
 ½ cup of buckwheat flour (or 3 cups for pure buckwheat bread)
 ½ cup of tapioca flour (omit if pure buckwheat bread)
 1 ½ cups of brown rice flour (omit is pure buckwheat bread)
 ½ cup of potato starch (omit if pure buckwheat bread)
 1 tbsp. Bread machine yeast or active dry yeast
DIRECTIONS:
1

Add the ingredients to the bread machine in the order indicated and ideally select the gluten free setting or the basic white bread setting for a 1.5-pound loaf, medium crust.

2

When done let the bread rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS:
 3 eggs
 3 tbsp. Softened butter
 1 tbsp. xanthan gum
 1 tsp. sea salt
 1 ½ cups of milk (110° F./43° C.)
 1 tsp. Soy lecithin
 ½ cup of buckwheat flour (or 3 cups for pure buckwheat bread)
 ½ cup of tapioca flour (omit if pure buckwheat bread)
 1 ½ cups of brown rice flour (omit is pure buckwheat bread)
 ½ cup of potato starch (omit if pure buckwheat bread)
 1 tbsp. Bread machine yeast or active dry yeast

Directions

DIRECTIONS:
1

Add the ingredients to the bread machine in the order indicated and ideally select the gluten free setting or the basic white bread setting for a 1.5-pound loaf, medium crust.

2

When done let the bread rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

100% Buckwheat Bread (Gluten Free) Recipe

Steve Nubie

Steve Nubie has been writing professionally for 38 years. He is a Chef and has traveled across Asia and Europe studying language, culture and cuisine. He instructs culinary classes in the Culinary School at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and has written extensively on cuisine, cooking, diet and nutrition. He is a published author of 10 books including a cookbook and continues to write on subjects related to culinary trends.

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4 Comments
  1. Reply
    Tammy Lardner November 12, 2018 at 1:14 am

    does it have to have the soy lecithin? I don’t do soy!

    • Reply
      Steve Nubie January 13, 2019 at 9:04 am

      Hi Tammy,

      It doesn’t have to be soy lecithin.

  2. Reply
    maur October 21, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    There is no mention of adding a small amt of sugar ?

    • Reply
      Admin October 23, 2018 at 6:00 am

      Hi,

      This recipe does not require sugar. You can add it if you like. It won’t affect the outcome.

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