Gluten-free buckwheat and rice bread

Did you know that, despite its name, buckwheat is not a cereal, but a seed? Thus, we can include it in our gluten-free bread recipe without problem.

Gluten-free buckwheat and rice bread

Gluten-free bread is common among people with celiac disease  and those who do not digest this protein very well, according to this study from the University of Chile. However, it is also beginning to be part of the diet of those who want alternatives to wheat flour, to have a more digestive and varied diet.

Is Buckwheat a gluten-free alternative?

Discover in this article how you can prepare gluten-free bread in a very simple and quick way that the whole family will like. 

Is it difficult to make gluten-free bread?

Gluten-free bread

On the internet we can find numerous recipes for gluten-free bread with all kinds of alternative ingredients. However, most of these recipes are made with expensive or difficult to find ingredients , do not have a good texture, or require complicated preparation.ADVERTISING

The gluten-free bread that we present in this article has all the possible advantages:

  • The ingredients are easy to find.
  • It is an economical bread.
  • It has a texture of spongy but compact bread.
  • Its preparation is easy, since it is done in the mixer and does not require kneading.

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Buckwheat is gluten-free

Buckwheat is native to the Asian continent, although today it is grown in different countries such as Spain .ADVERTISING

Its name should not confuse us, since it is neither wheat nor a cereal. It is also known as buckwheat and is a seed, with all the nutritional advantages that this implies.

In this way we can eat bread with fewer carbohydrates and with greater protein and fiber, since it contains more than 10% easily assimilated protein, as well as the 8 essential amino acids.

The name buckwheat gives us the clue that we can use it in the same way as normal wheat. In fact, in France it is used to make savory crepes  to which it gives a strong and characteristic flavor.ADVERTISING

Rice flour as an alternative

Rice flour scrub

Rice flour is very common among celiacs , since it is gluten-free, has a very neutral flavor and can be used just like wheat flour. However, if we use it without combining it with other flours, the texture may be too compact.

We recommend using brown rice flour , since most are refined and, lacking fiber in the cereal, the recipes will be more indigestible and can cause constipation.

Gluten-free bread recipe


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil (100 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar (20 g)
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt (10 g)
  • 2 cups buckwheat flour (220 g)
  • 1 cup of rice flour (120 g)
  • 1 sachet of dry yeast powder (12 g)
  • Sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, flax or chia seeds (optional, to decorate)


  • Blender.

What should you do?

  • First, we will beat the two eggs for at least one minute. This step is important so that the bread is spongy.
  • Next, we will add the liquid ingredients, water and oil , and beat again.

Note : If the ambient temperature is cold, the water should be hot.

  • Later we will add the sugar and salt, beat and set aside.
  • We will dry mix the two flours and add them little by little to the mixer, to mix everything well again.
  • Finally we will add the yeast and beat again. The result will be a fairly liquid mass.
  • We will preheat the oven to 200 ºC and, for 15 minutes, we will put the bread dough in the refrigerator . The sudden change in temperature will activate the yeast process and we will achieve a fluffier bread.
  • After that time, we will put the bread in the mold and, if we wish, we will sprinkle some seeds on top.
  • We will put it in the oven and cook it for 40 minutes at 180 ºC.
  • After that time we will check that the inside of the bread is well done with the help of a knife. If it comes out clean, it’s ready.
Avoid gluten and dairy


If we like this gluten-free bread, we can look for different touches of flavor with this recipe by changing some of the ingredients:

  • Spices such as ginger , cinnamon, cardamom or cayenne pepper.
  • Aromatic herbs such as oregano, thyme, rosemary or basil.
  • Powdered or ground garlic.
  • Vegetable drink (coconut, almond, oats) instead of water.
  • Corn or chickpea flour.
  • Sweet version of bread, with cocoa, spices, honey, nuts, etc.

Do you dare to try it? If you haven’t tried this interesting recipe yet, don’t hesitate to prepare it to include it regularly in your diet. As you can see, it is simple and very healthy.

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