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gluten free millet buckwheat bread + exciting news!

POSTED ON March 15, 2015

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I’m sorry for the delay in posting this bread recipe, but truth be told, I needed to make it a few more times before sharing…. I tried it with more liquid and less oats, seeds stirred in, the recipe doubled and then halved.  In the end, I was delighted to discover that this bread is truly forgiving and was delicious every time.  Another great thing about this bread is that it’s easy and you don’t need to fret about the consistency of the dough or the timing like you might in regular bread making.  Just soak the grains and add everything to the food processor. In fact, last week I soaked the grains, drained them and kept them in the fridge for a number of days before I got up to making the dough.  After a good rinse, I tipped them into the food processor and blended them with the other ingredients for a wonderful end product.

Eating this bread for breakfast will keep you fueled for hours, its moist, hearty texture is satisfying and comforting and it’s especially good toasted.

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For these photos I doubled the recipe below.  The loaf ends up quite high and I found that with the scoring (very important to the success of the loaf), it separated a little at the top, but it really wasn’t a big deal; it’s just easier to handle and cooks faster when halved. If you do go ahead with doubling the recipe, note that it will need to be cooked about 20 minutes longer.

Like many gluten free bread recipes psyllium husks are the magic ingredient that keeps it all together and actually creates the appealing spongy texture. Psyllium is the husk of the seed from the shrub like herb called Plantago. When added to fluid it quickly absorbs the liquid and forms a thick gel that is perfect for binding (see 3rd photo down). Psyllium is extremely high in fiber and is commonly taken medicinally for constipation and intestinal health. Its bulking qualities also make it good for weight loss programs.

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My exciting news is that my book has been nominated for two IACP awards: I’m a finalist for the Julia Child First Cookbook Award and Health and Special Diet category.  It’s such an honor to have my work recognized.

And, a couple of days ago Mind Body Green named me one of the 100 women in wellness to watch. I’m beyond delighted to be included in a truly inspiring group.

I hope you make the bread and I’d love to hear how you like it.

Have a great week!

Amy x

Final from above

Gluten-free buckwheat millet bread

Feel free to double the recipe for a large loaf (like what’s pictured). Just be sure to bake it an extra 20 minutes. Although I always check the bread for doneness by inserting a small knife into the center, the blade will come out slightly sticky even when it is ready. The knife shouldn’t be too wet but it won’t ever be completely clean.

Recipe is adapted from here.


½ cup raw buckwheat

½ cup raw millet

1 ½ cups filtered water

¼ cup psyllium husks

1 ¼ cups rolled oats, divided (gluten free if necessary)

1 tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, or coconut oil, plus more to oil parchment

2 teaspoons each: flax, chia, sesame and sunflower seeds


Combine buckwheat and millet in a large jar or bowl and cover with at least 3 inches of filtered water. Set aside to soak over night or for 10 to 12 hours.

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly oil a piece of parchment paper and line a 9-inch (1-pound) loaf pan; set aside.

Combine water with psyllium, stir and set aside to thicken.

Pour soaked buckwheat and millet into a medium strainer and rinse well. Buckwheat will be slimy, so it will need a good wash. Drain thoroughly then place in a food processor and add ¾ cup of the oats, baking powder, salt and oil. Add soaked psyllium mixture and blend until completely combined and grains have mostly broken down. Add remaining oats and blend until just combined.

Scrape dough into loaf pan and spread out evenly. Top with seeds and use a sharp knife to score the top of the loaf in several places.

Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes, remove and re-cut the places where you scored it earlier. (This step is very important as you need to let air into the dough otherwise it won’t cook properly.) Return to oven for another 40 minutes, or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pan and set aside to cool completely before slicing. Once cool store bread in a sealed container. In a cool kitchen it can be kept at room temperature for about 4 days or can be stored in the fridge for a week. It can also be sliced and frozen; then defrosted in the toaster.


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  • I have a big batch of psyllium in my pantry, that means I’m going to make this bread asap!

  • Carol says:

    I love your recipes Amy! I am going to try this bread asap. The brown rice bread with sprouted spelt flour from your cookbook is wonderful. But seeing as I am mostly gluten free this will be better for me.
    QUESTION: I have had a container of chia seeds in my refrigerator for at least 2 years now. Should I toss them and buy new or ok to use? They smell very omega-3 like. Such as pure omega 3 oil or vitamins would smell.

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Carol,

      so glad you’re enjoying the bread and I hope you like this one, it has a much more savory flavor.
      If the chai seeds smell then maybe you should get some fresh. I guess the oils went rancid but it wouldn’t have happened fast in the fridge.

      Amy x

      • Carol says:

        Thank you for your fast reply Amy. I wasn’t sure if that smell meant they were rancid but I guess they are. Better safe than sorry!
        I met you once at Angelika with my friend Ellen. Loving the cookbook. Also made the lemon tarts for my friends which were excellent. Although I can’t have gluten a little of the sprouted spelt flour seems to be ok for me!! I buy it at whole foods in Columbus circle.
        I have been meaning to do a review of your book on my website – will get to it soon – I took a photo of the lemon tarts I made to go with it 🙂 I wish you much success!!

  • Stacey says:

    I noticed there is no sweetener, can I add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup without adversely affecting the recipe?

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Stacey,

      No, I don’t add sweeners to savoiry food but you could if you wanted and I’m sure it wouldn’t effect the consistancy.
      The bread has a delicious savory flavor from the buckwheat which is why it tastes great with avocado.
      Let me know how you like it!

      Amy x

  • Christine says:

    I love your take on this sort of loaf, and that you’ve blended it before baking – I think the texture would be really nice from that and plan to bake a loaf soon! Those open-face sandwiches with the radishes look so pretty too!

  • Jocelyn says:

    Sounds fantastic! Question: This question may be a little silly, but since the scoring is so important – how deeply would you score it? And I assume that would be crosswise?

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Jocelyn,

      The scoring is to let the air out so the bread can cook inside and not just form a hard crust. It’s about 1/4 inch deep, maybe 1/3 inch and yes I did it on an angle like you would on a traditional loaf. You can see in the photos that I made about 5 cuts.

      Thanks for following along and happy baking!

      Amy x

  • Congratulations, Amy! You deserve any and all accolades! This bread is top of the list to try this week!

  • Arlene says:

    Wow Amy it can’t get any better than this….this bread! Just Pinned it so I don’t loose it!

    Thank you

  • Mishan says:

    Amy, I love all your recipes – but you just made my day with this bread! Just this morning I was wishing for the perfect healthy, yummy bread recipe – and I know this is the one! I can’t wait to make it (over and over again). Thank you for your incredible genius and creativity. :))

  • This recipe is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Just recently went gluten free and looking for a bread recipe to try. I love buckwheat, millet and oats, this is perfect. I also started taking psyllium this week and definitely need some other ways to consume it, as I just can’t stomach mixing it into a big glass of water and chugging that down, yuck. I’ve tried psyllium mixed into my morning bowl of oats and buckwheat and that’s not bad, but I think this bread will be an even better vehicle for it. Thanks for the great option, I can’t wait to make myself a sandwich!

  • Natalia says:

    Congratulations, Amy!
    This gluten-free bread sounds great, thank you for sharing your recipe with us!

  • Nailya says:

    The loaf is in the oven now! Cannot wait to try it topped with avocado. Will share the result on my Instagram account)

    Thank you for all the inspiration, Amy, and congratulations!!

  • Congratulations, Amy! What an honor, though I’m also not surprised. 😉
    And this is exactly the sort of bread I’ve been looking to have in my repertoire for myself but also for clients. And I love the easy method…similar to the quinoa pancakes in your cookbook. Thank you for a wonderful recipe that I know I can trust!

  • suzanne says:

    congratulations on both nominations-maybe healthy food can save the world, one recipe @ a time.

  • Nik says:

    Congratulations on these nominations, Amy! It is wonderful that your work is getting this well-deserved attention and recognition. And thank you for this bread recipe – I look forward to making it this week.

  • Myriam Babin says:

    Congratulations Amy, what fantastic news! It is a gorgeous cookbook, and I’m glad to see it get the attention it deserves. x

  • Anja says:

    I must try this one! It is inspiring – as all of your recepies are! And I love buckwheat! Thank you for sharing.
    Congratulations, Amy, on your success and I keep my fingers crossed for the nominations!

  • Kelly says:

    Congrats on the nomination! Your book is beautiful and very inspiring. The food I’ve made from it is delicious and healing.

  • I am so happy so many things are happening for you! I loved seeing you, one of my favorite bloggers, in Athleta’s list. What a great list!

  • Anneli says:

    Just made your bread and the texture is amazing!
    However I only had baking soda so used a 1/3rd Tbsp, it got quite big but it has a funny taste and smell do you think it can be because of the bicarb?

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Anneli,

      Possibly? But with such a small amount I don’t think it would effect the taste. Buckwheat has a distinkive smell but its nutty and delicious so perhaps the grains were rancid…or the oil?
      Let me know if you figure it out.

      Amy x

  • kate says:

    I love your cook book and this bread looks delicious. If using psyllium powder rather than husk, how much powder would you use, would you soak it, and how would you incorporate it into the mix? Congrats on your nomination.

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Kate,

      I haven;t tried it with powder but I think you need to reduce it by a tablespoon, so 3 or 6 TBS depending on whether you double it or not. I would just stir it into the water just like the recipe says. Please let me know how it turns out!

      Amy x

      • kate says:

        Thank you so much. The bread is fantastic and has livened up my lunches. The recipe worked brilliantly. The psyllium powder sets really quickly. I can now indulge healthily in toast and Marmite. Such joy!

  • Cyndie says:

    Hi Amy !
    I think I will try your recipe with amaranth instead of millet. Do you think it could work ?
    Thank you !

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Cyndie,

      Amaranth is much stickier than millet so I recommend not adding all the liquid at once (dissolve the psyllium in lass water) and add the additional water if you need it. You could look at the photo of the blended dough to get an idea of consistency but as I say it is a flexible recipe. Please do let me know how it turns out.
      Amy x

      • Cyndie says:

        Dear Amy,
        I made your bread this morning with amaranth instead of millet and it turns so good ! I follow your advise concerning water but finaly add the whole quantity. Thank you so much for your always so inspiring recipes. I love your book ! At the end of the day, one of my precious moment is when i can sit on the caoutch and read some pages of it !

  • Karen says:

    Amy, Congrats on the cluster of honors. Having made the bread last night, I can attest to your awesome culinary abilities!
    The bread came out terrific. Both my husband and I enjoyed it so much that I’m starting another one today. Neither of us is gluten-free. I liked the fact that only whole grains go into this bread plus it looked so simple to make. We have been utilizing Food for Life sprouted breads and English muffins, which are fine but have added gluten which I want to avoid.
    Modifications: Instead of psyllium seed husk, I used flaxseed meal, same amount as called for in the psyllium. I do not use oil, so I added 1 TBL maple syrup, which I wanted to use up. I baked the bread in a hartstone bread loaf pan, which I lightly spritzed with non-stick veggie spray and sprinkled oat flakes along bottom and partially up the sides. I will try parchment paper on next loaf. The bread came out crispy on bottom and sides, has good texture, and a wonderful flavor. I accidentally used toasted buckwheat groats (kasha) because that is all I had on hand. It seemed to work just fine and may have added to the taste. I cooked it for 80 minutes and it seemed very done. The clay-like bread pan probably helped it get so crispy. The sides and bottom were not soggy or damp at all. I let it cook out of the pan on a rack.
    Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe! I can’t wait to have my GF friends try this bread.

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Karen,

      I’m so happy that you jumped on the recipe and like it enough to make again immediately! Thanks so sharing all the details….I’m loving the sound of the crisp crust too!
      I also like the sprouted English muffins but it is good to have a gluten free bread staple. Thank you for writing and following along.

      Amy x

  • Maria Merwin says:

    Congratulations Amy!!
    When are you coming up to the Hudson Valley for a book tour…they would LOVE it:)
    I hope you win it!

    xo Maria

  • Congratulations on the nominations. It is totally deserved. I LOVE your book. Everything I made thuse far has turned out a DREAM. Oh and this bread looks yummy 🙂
    Take care

  • Julie says:

    Hi Amy,

    I made the bread this morning and just had a taste — delicious! Probably the best gluten-free bread I’ve ever had. I was wondering why you used whole millet and buckwheat instead of millet and buckwheat flours?

    Congratulations on your book and all the accolades.


  • That bread looks fantastic – I’ll put it on my to-do-soon-list! And congrats on the award – I’m not surprised though – your book is a work of art! So well deserved Amy!

  • This looks absolutely amazing Amy!! And congratulations on the award yay!!

  • Noreen says:

    Hi Amy,
    I’m a new fan of yours! Bought your book, not only for myself, but for my niece whose vegan. Just have one question. Do you do nutritional info for your recipes? I’ve recently been diagnosed as diabetic & I need to count not only carbs, but calories. Thanks!

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Noreen,

      Thanks for your support with my book! I don’t have nutritional info listed for my recipes, I know there are sites that you can enter recipes into but I haven’t used them much. Have you used them? Is there one you recommend?
      Thanks and happy cooking!

      Amy x

      • Noreen says:

        Hi Amy,
        I haven’t found a site yet that I really like for figuring out the nutritional values. I’m going to research it a bit more & I’ll let you know if I find anything.
        Going to try the Buckwheat Millet Bread this weekend. Can’t wait!

  • Lidiya says:

    Can I use quinoa instead of millet?

  • Mary Fuller says:

    I followed the recipe exactly – ingredients, technique, cooking time and temp – but ended up with a very dense, moist, and flat loaf. It tastes pretty good (I toasted a few slices) but only the top half-inch has any signs of “rise.” Did this ever happen when you were developing the recipe, and any ideas for trouble-shooting? Thanks!

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Mary,

      That is odd, no I never had a problem with it rising. Check if your baking powder is old….maybe thats why?
      Hope you’ll try it again!

      Amy x

      • Mary says:

        The problem was an oven that didn’t come up to temperature properly! I baked it again after getting an oven thermometer, came our perfectly and is one of my favorites. Thank you!

  • Zimt says:

    That bread looks gorgeous! definitely will bake it on weekend . Thanks for sharing. Just bought your book, and its by far the best plant based almost gluten free book I ever bought. I’m a healthy food nerd and know the market pretty well. Please keep going with more publishings.
    Regards from Swiss,

  • shayna says:

    Could I freeze this before to bake fresh when I get to Brooklyn (on the bus from Boston)?

  • pHreeky cook says:

    Hi Amy, absolutely LOVE your book, recipes, info and awesome knowledge you freely share, thank you. Have made many many recipes from your book and always get rave reviews which I definitely give you credit for. The buckwheat millet bread is out of this world fantastic in every way! have been searching for a decent bread recipe for years and hey it’s even so simple to make it’s hard to believe . Thanks again & I can’t wait for the next book !!
    Warmest regards

  • Laurie says:

    Congratulations on the nominations Amy. Well deserved. Your cookbook is amazing: beautiful, great directions, wonderful recipes. My copy is well loved already.

  • Rachel Reid says:

    Hi Amy-
    I am huge fan of your recipes. I particularly love this is bread. My husband and I eat it as fast as I can make it! I am wondering if you have every made it with just Millet as the Buckwheat has a distinctive taste that I don’t always love.
    Best regards,

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Rachel,

      I’m sorry for the late reply….I thought I already did. I actually have millet soaking today for an all-millet version and I’ll let you know.
      I’m sure it will work.



  • Julie Melrose says:

    Thank you for this.
    I am going to make it as is but I have a question for you, would Amaranth work in place of the Millet?
    Your book is the BEST!
    Julie Melrose

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Julie,

      Amaranth is a lot wetter than millet so you may need to add more oats or reduce the amaranth.
      Please let me know how it goes, I love amaranth!

      Thanks for reading!

      Amy x

  • Kristen Krumheuer says:

    Can you make a recommendation to replace the oats?

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Kristen,

      You can actually leave them out, the bread still works even if the dough is wetter. However I would increase the millet and buckwheat each by a 1/4 cup and leave verything else the same. Let me know how it goes!

      Amy x

      • Kristen Krumheuer says:

        Thank you for your quick reply! I can’t wait to try it!

      • Kata says:

        Dear Amy!
        I tried to replace the oats as you suggested, but in my opinion (I’ve made both version) and this came out a bit dry, not as soft as it was with oats. Delicious as well, but do you think I could substitute oats with more millet/buckwheat and some flaxseed flakes? I mean the already bit ground flax stuff. Or have you ever used buckwheat flakes in baking?
        Your bread is my absolute top favourite, even my gfree friends (and my sister! which is a big deal) likes it!
        Best wishes xxx

        • Amy Chaplin says:

          Hi Kata,

          I’m not sure what you replaced the oats with….but you could try using more grains or buckwheat flakes. They all absorb liquid and bake differently so its a matter of trial and error to see what works for you. Please keep me posted!

          Amy x

          • Kata says:

            Dear Amy!
            I made the bread with buckwheat flakes and it came out pretty great! Just like with oats!
            I used about 1+1/8 cup raw buckwheat groats, 3/4 cup raw millet, after soaking added 2 1/4 water, 1/4+1/8 (?) cup psyllium, 1/4 cup flaxmeal, about 2/4 cup buckwheat flakes, 3tbsp oil, 1ek sodabic.+1tbsp apple cider vinegar, 4tbsp apple puree and some pumpkin and sunflower seeds on top. It was such a big loaf… and I had a smaller loaf pan then I did remember, so I made a normal loaf and a flatter one to cut in half and turn into sandwich triangles. 🙂
            This tastes amazing! Absolutely soft, but crispy on the outside, delicious and was easy to handle.
            The measurement is maybe not perfect, but that’s what I just wrote down. Have a nice day and thanks for the help and advice! x

          • Kata says:

            Oh and I forgot to ask, that how do you make your bread look so perfect baked in a higher loaf pan? Is the batter quite thick so you can cut really thin slices after baking? Because mine always rise well and then the edge hardens soquickly but the inside is still too soft. Could you share some great tips on how to bake a high “sandwich bread” loaf to set properly?

          • Amy Chaplin says:

            Hi Kata,

            The batter is thick like in the photos. Be sure to score it well so the steam can escape. I have made it in many different kitchens and it mostly looks the same.
            Perhaps your oven isn’t holding temperature? Also, as the recipe says I doubled the recipe when I took the photos.

            Hope that helps!

            Amy x

  • Julie Melrose says:

    So I made the bread as is and it is so good.
    Your book is now my cooking bible!
    Thank you so much!

  • catherine says:


    This looks like a beautiful bread. I would like to make it but my boyfriend is allergic to oats as well as most other grains, both gf and not gf. (he can have buckwheat and millet, as well as quinoa and possibly amaranth, we haven’t really tried it. but i suspect he might be able to…) I’d like to stay away from quinoa (as well as bean flours) because i don’t like the assertive flavor. Do you have any suggestions as to what I can replace the oats with, preferably a grain free flour(s), and get similar results? I plan to play around with it some.

    By the way, your cookbook is by far my favorite cookbook ever. Its so beautiful. I can spend hours looking at it and it never gets old. I especially love the spicy chickpea stew.


    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Catherine,

      Thank you, I’m so glad you like my book. As far as grain free flours I haven’t made this recipe with some or all nut flours. You could try tigernut flour?
      Let me know how it goes….oh you could also try adding some coconut nut flour but it does absorb lots of moisture!

      Amy x

  • Haley Peterson says:

    Hi Amy! I am so in love with your beautiful book. The tips, suggestions, and insights are so helpful! I have been saving this recipe on my phone for weeks now and haven’t gotten around to making it yet, but I’m hoping this weekend I’ll give it a go. Quick question though: I know the importance of soaking grains, but would this bread be possible to make with pre-ground millet and buckwheat flour? I have an abundance of millet flour, as it is one of my favorites for baked goods and bread, so it would be lovely if I could use it and get similar results! Thanks for your continued inspiration.

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Haley,

      Not sure why your cmment is only showing up now?? Sorry for the delay….but if you haven’t figured it out I would say yes you can make it with millet flour but you’ll have to experiment with amounts to get the right consistency.

      Let me know how it goes/went!


  • Perfectly straightforward and easy recipe, spot-on directions, and amazing results. I love this bread – it will now become my go-to bread recipe. Thank you Amy!

  • Kristen Krumheuer says:

    Is it possible to use ground flours? How would that change the recipe?

  • Samantha says:

    This bread was absolutely delicious I made it last week. All I can say is Yum. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

  • Hedvig says:

    This is absolutely my favorite bread! The best glutenfree bread I ever made. Thank you Amy for this recipe and a fantastic and inspiring blog!

  • sego says:

    Dear Amy,
    I tried this bread today. I used only buckwheat (no millet at home and because I wanted to!). I used the amount of water of the recipe. I replace the backing power by sodium bicarbonate and apple vinegar. However, right out of the oven, I sliced the bread to check the cooking. It was to wet to my opinion. Do you think, using only buckwheat I should reduce the amount of water or I made something wrong ? Another possibility is the baking powder I missed.

    Thanks a lot.

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Yes I do, it is much wetter (especially after being soaked) and also if you change other ingredients its hard to know how they will behave. I would try reducing the amount of water next time and maybe use more oats?
      Let me know how it goes!
      Amy x

  • Sarah B says:

    Hi Amy!

    To my embarrassment I must confess that this is my first Amy Chaplin recipe! I’ve been an avid follower of Green Kitchen Stories and My New Roots, which is how I found my way to you – and I am so glad that I did. This bread is unbelievably good, easy to make, awesome texture and so tasty! Thank you for the recipe! X

  • Rutvi says:


    This was one of your first recipes that I made and I loved it! It was delicious. I followed your instructions but the top hollowed in and the insides were still not completely cooked. Any suggestions? I recently bought your book, cant wait to try more dishes!


    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Rutvi,

      Thanks for your message. I think it may have to do with the psyllium although I’m not completely sure. Some brands seem to work differently than others and this has happened to me before too! I’ll update recipe if I reveal anything helpful!

      Best wishes,
      Amy x

  • Lisette says:

    Have made this bread twice now, and it is beautiful. I really love it. thanks for the recipe 🙂

  • Cleo says:

    I absolutely love your book and this recipe looks delicious. The only thing is I don’t have a food processor – could I use millet flour and buckwheat flour in place of the grains? Would it be the same amount? Thanks!

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Thank you Cleo!
      It is different went you use flours. I have not tried it but if you can watch the consistancy and use my photos as a guide it might work!
      Please report back!

      Amy x

  • Dee says:

    I was wondering about the psyllium. I have tried it in the past and seemed to have an allergic response (think pollen type reaction) that seemed to only happen when I consumed the breads I had made with it. Is there an alternative to using it in this loaf? It looks really good and would love to try it.

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Dee,

      I don’t know of anotheringredient that does the same dind of thing a psyllium–it’s so unusual! The bread needs something to brind it since there is no gluten…..I wish I could give some suggestions but I would try experimenting with recipes that don’t need it. Have you tried eating different brands? I’ve found that some powders have an odd flavor and color. I love the India brand.

      Amy x

  • Misty says:

    This bread was shared by Sweet Potato Soul. I have been unable to find a decent GF bread. This is by far phenomenal & even non vegan/GF persons in my family like it. A double loaf never lasts more than a few days. I adore that I’m feeding my loved ones whole plant based foods. We are going to try this week adding lil honey to make more like honey wheat bread for my husband. I cannot wait to try the original recipe with avocado. You are simply genius and immensely appreciated. Blessings and great thanks.

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Misty,

      THank you for writing such a lovely coment…sometimes I miss them and its so nice to stumble across ones like yours! I am so happy to hear your family are enjoying it too!
      Look forward to hearing about your experiments!

      Amy x

  • Jas says:

    Amy, this is THE best gluten free loaf I’ve ever made. Well done! I love the texture. Only thing is, I’m not a fan of millet. I find the taste a bit like the inside of a cupboard. Could you suggest a suitable alternative?

    Thank you in advance!

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Jas,

      Thank you for your writing! I’m so happy to hear you think its the best. Have you tried using all buckwheat? You could also try using quinoa instead.
      Let me know what you try.

      Amy x

  • Kate says:

    Love this loaf. I have made it using buckwheat/ millet and buckwheat/ quinoa – both fantastic. Have you ever tried making it with a legume, like soaked red lentils? Would this affect the rising? I also wanted to ask if the batter could be used to make hamburger buns? Has anyone ever tried?
    Your cookbook is my favourite of 2015. Thanks for all the recipes and your fab website.

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Kate,

      Thats an ineresting idea….please let me know if you try it. I imagine you could make buns as the dough is stiff enough.
      Thank you for your support with my book. I really appreciate it!

      Amy x

  • Avril says:

    Hi Any
    I’m making more and more GF items and trying to make bread. I have dinner fermented oats that are 3 weeks old. Is there anyway I could incorporate them into this recipe? I have thought about it but it’s not as simple as replacing your oats as my oatghurt (recipe from earthsprout) as it’s called had water in it.
    Thank you for all the inspiration that you give us x

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Avril,

      You would need to reduce the water in the recipe….but you could also add more grains/oats until you got the right consistancy. There are photos that may help.
      Also it might work ok with a wetter dough.
      Let me know how it goes!
      Amy x

  • Megan says:

    Hi Amy
    My son has just been diagnosed with ciliac disease and I’m trying to make a gluten free bread. I like the ingredients that you have except I don’t want to use psyllium. I chose to use 1 T each of flaxseed and chia seed. I ground it and added 6T water plus 1/2 cup water. The outside of the bread came out hard but soft in the middle. It rose 1 1/2 inches. So do you think if I double the recipie and add the amount of water that you have in the recipie of 3 cups would that work? I know this is trial and error but was wanting to see if you have any comments or suggestions.


    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Megan,

      I don’t imagine it will work without the binding qualities of psyllium but great you tried!
      Psyllium absorbs lots of water which is why there is so much in this recipe…without it I would reduce not increase water.
      Please keep me posted on your experiments!


  • Denise says:

    Hi Amy,
    Have you tried this bread with yeast? I do not care to use baking powder or soda. Also I cannot use oats so what could be substituted for them? Thank you.

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Denise,

      No I haven’t tried it with yeast but would love to see what happens. Check out the recipe this was inspired by as I don’t think there are any oats at all. Please report back. 🙂

      Amy x

  • Cassy says:

    Amy, you’ve done it again. I just made this bread today, and it was a big hit at my house! I’m very impressed by the flavor and the texture. I went with the double batch for a bigger loaf and was worried that I hadn’t cooked it long enough….but it turned out just perfectly. Thank you for sharing your genius and delicious recipes with the world. 🙂

  • demi says:

    hi.can i use roasted buckwheat as its the one only thing i could find?and xanthan gum instead psyllium?thanks

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Demi,
      I haven’t used xantham gum and not sure how it would work in the bread. I would try and find raw buckwheat as the toasted has a much stronger flavor and I doubt it will have the same texture when blended. Please do let me know how you go.

      Amy x

  • Lynne says:

    Just checking on this before I make it – are you using buckwheat groats? or buckwheat flour? Thanks!

  • Michelle says:

    I know that this recipe was posted almost 4 years ago but it’s new to me and I’m a huge fan of your cookbook already — I’ve made so many things from it! I’m baking this bread for the fourth time as we speak because my husband and I love it so much — it makes the perfect breakfast with avocado, 7 min egg and sea salt. I kick myself for not making a double batch after every loaf is gone. Thanks for the wonderful recipes!

  • bernie says:

    Hi there,

    I make this recipe on a regular basis and make the bigger loaf ( 1 1/2 recipe) while most of the time it comes out perfectly,
    But every 4th time it overruffs at the top and the top is hollow when I slice it. I religiously slice at 40 minutes. Do you have any idea why this is happening? Am I slicing too deeply?
    thanks for your response

    • Amy Chaplin says:

      Hi Bernie,

      I’m not sure–its strange that it doesn;t always happen. I haven’t made this recipe in a long time as I started developing new recipes for my cook book.
      I have 5 bread recipes in the bread chapter that were inspired by this bread. I don;t slice the top and don’t have any problems, I also use less psyllium. The book just came out this week, check it out and see what you think.


  • Keri says:

    Hi Amy,

    I just bought your new book and have been cooking up a storm so thank you! I noticed this recipe is different from the one in the new book. Which recipe is updated/better?


  • mary says:

    Hello Amy-

    Stores near me are out of buckwheat, can buckwheat flour be used as a substitute? Id so, what amount and also for me to apply to your other bread/porridge recipes in your book.



    • Amy Chaplin says:

      I couldn’t recommend using flour as the texture would be very different. There is a base recipe for this kind of bread using brown rice in my second book…have you tried it? This recipe above is based on one from Whole Hearted Eats….the link is in my post. She uses quinoa….you could try it?


  • blisseth sy says:

    Hello Amy,
    Would hulless barley work instead of buckwheat? I have 25lb of organic hulless barley (Learned this grain has many health benefits) and looking for recipes- thank you!

    • Amy Chaplin says:


      No i don’t think it would. Buckwheat is very soft and barley isn’t.
      Thanks for your note, I hope you can make the bread soon.
      I do have some other recipes using barley. 🙂

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