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close up photo from the slice of buckwheat bread on a chopping board

Delicious one-ingredient buckwheat bread

  • Author: Elena Elliott
  • Total Time: 37 hours
  • Yield: aprox. 12 slices
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This wholesome and very satisfying buckwheat bread might change your life. It is like magic, made with one ingredient only – buckwheat. 


  • 500 g organic raw buckwheat groats
  • Pinch of salt
  • Water


  • Wash the buckwheat groats in a colander under running water for a couple of minutes.
  • Put the buckwheat in a large glass bowl. Add 2 litres of water and let soak the buckwheat for 12 hours or overnight. 
  • After 12 hours, drain the water from the buckwheat in a colander. Do not rinse the buckwheat.
  • Put the buckwheat in a kitchen blender and add 1 cup of water (250 ml)
  • Add a pinch of salt and blend it briefly. You will have a runny yoghurt-like mixture that still has some texture.
  • Leave the dough ferment for 24 hours. It will rise to 1.5 times its size.

buckwheat dough

  • Preheat an oven to 200’C (400’F)
  • Prepare a tin loaf by greasing it with some olive or coconut oil and transfer the batter into the tin.

buckwheat dough in a bread tin

  • Sprinkled some sunflower and chia seeds on top (optional).
  • Bake for 1.5 hours. Once the bread is cool enough to handle, remove it from the bread tin and let cool on a cooling tray completely.


buckwheat bread on a chopping board with one slice laying along the bread


This bread will stay fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. 

You can also slice the bread and freeze it in a freezer bag. 

You can add any seeds or nuts to this bread if you like. If you do, add them just before you bake the bread, after the dough is fully fermented.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: oven cooked
  • Cuisine: European

Keywords: gluten-free bread, buckwheat bread,