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No starter fermented buckwheat bread that is flourless, yeast-free and gluten-free.

Fermented Buckwheat Bread Recipe

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  • Author: Nele Liivlaid
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 22 slices 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Learn how to make fermented buckwheat bread that uses no starter and is also gluten-free and sugar-free.




  1. Soak buckwheat groats for at least 6 hours. It’s very important to rinse the soaked groats well (they get slimy after soaking) and let drain for at least 5 minutes to get the extra water out. If you don’t follow this step with scrutiny, your batter may end up too runny and the bread won’t rise.
  2. Place drained buckwheat groats into blender with 290ml of water. Blend on low speed until smooth batter forms.
  3. Pour the batter into plastic or glass bowl (do not use metal bowl). Cover the bowl with clean cloth and place into a warm oven (35°C, 95°F).
  4. Let the batter ferment for 7 hours. After 7 hours you’ll see that the batter has risen and small bubbles have formed. If you don’t see that, let it ferment a bit longer. Now add all the other ingredients to this buckwheat bread recipe, gently and briefly stir with wooden or plastic spoon (do not use metal spoon). Do not over-mix as the batter will lose its fluffiness.
  5. Pour the batter into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Now, you can put the bread back into warm (not hot!) oven and let it rise for another few hours or you can bake it immediately for 1 hour at 175°C (350°F). Let the bread be in the oven while it warms up. Count the hour from when the oven has reached the right temperature.
  6. If you used parchment paper, you can remove the bread from pan immediately and place it on folded kitchen paper (I use four layers) to absorb the moistness. Let the bread cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing (the longer the better).


One slice has 7.3 GL points.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Method: Baking


  • Serving Size: 45g (1.6oz) slice (1/22 of recipe)
  • Calories: 69.3 kcal
  • Sodium: 26mg
  • Fat: 1.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.7g
  • Fiber: 1.24g
  • Protein: 2.58g

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