nothing beats a warm slice of homemade bread, eaten literally straight out of the oven. i used to love bread more than anything until i found out about my auto immune disease and the fact that i should try to remove gluten out of my diet. well, easier said than done, because you know, bread is life. especially when it’s homemade and from bread heaven. but thanks to mother nature, there is something called buckwheat and buckwheat is just awesome. you wanna know why?
well first off, buckwheat is naturally gluten free. it’s not a wheat actually, it’s the seed of an annual cold-climate loving plant belonging to the rhubarb family. you can get it in various forms such as buckwheat groats, kasha (roasted buckwheat groats), or flour.
besides its many other health benefits, buckwheat contains significantly high levels of zinc which helps to strengthen the immune system, copper, and manganese. buckwheat is even able to help control blood pressure and to possess anti-inflammatory processes.
bread in general has many different uses. i love to pair this buckwheat loaf with a nourishing soup for a quick lunch or with a delicious salad for dinner. of course it works just as fine for breakfast, topped with perfectly ripe slices of avocado, or with one of your favorite jams.
enough said, this is all you need for a small-sized buckwheat loaf, the amount is absolutely perfect for one person for about two days, if you’re more simply double or adjust the amount to your preferences.
- 1 cup wholemeal buckwheat flour
- 1/2 cup quinoa flakes (similar to oats but made from quinoa, you can use old fashioned oats instead)
- 1 tsp dry yeast
- 1 tsp bread seasoning
- 1 tsp himalayan salt
- 4 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 4 tbsp flaxseeds
- 1 tbsp molasses or honey
- go ahead and preheat the oven to 200°C and make sure you have a baking tray halfway up in your oven.
- grab a big bowl and add all dry ingredients, namely buckwheat flour, quinoa flakes, yeast, bread seasoning, salt, seeds, and stir well.
- next, take a measurement cup and add 1 tbsp molasses or honey (whichever you prefer really, for less strict vegans honey is a great option) and add 1 1/2 cup hot water, then stir until it melts.
- add water/sugar mixture to the bowl and stir well until a doughy consistency forms. add more water if needed but the stated amount should be fine.
- line up a baking form with baking paper and add dough into baking form. place onto baking tray and bake for 45-50 minutes.
enjoy and let me know in the comments how you like it!