Buckwheat Chickpea Bread (Vegan + GF)

A healthy activated buckwheat chickpea bread with mixed seeds. Perfect gluten-free bread for toast or sandwiches. Naturally vegan too. Takes 1 hour 15 min (plus soaking time - so plan ahead!).
Course Baking
Category Gluten-free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Autor elle


  • 2 cups raw buckwheat, soaked in water for 6 hours (or up to 8 hours) (360 g)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 6 tablespoons luke warm water
  • 1 cup chickpea flour (120 g)
  • 1 package phosphate-free baking powder (17 g)
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unfiltered organic cider vinegar
  • 160 ml water
  • 2 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C and grease a loaf pan with coconut oil and dust with flour; tapping out any excess. Alternatively, line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the chia seeds and water in a small bowl and let stand for about 5 minutes (or until it takes on a gel-like texture).
  3. Meanwhile, drain the soaked buckwheat and rinse thoroughly, until water runs clear. Drain excess water.
  4. Add the buckwheat, chia mixture, chickpea flour, baking powder, psyllium husk, salt, oil, maple syrup, vinegar and water (basically all the ingredients, except the seeds) to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  5. If you don’t have a food processor, you can also use an immersion blender, then stir well with a spatula once smooth.
  6. Stir in the seeds.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Smooth with a spatula and garnish with seeds (if desired).
  8. Bake on the middle rack for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until just brown on top. The bread is done when it is golden and sounds hollow when tapped.
  9. Set the bread on on a wire cooling rack a let rest in the loaf pan for 10 minutes, then turn the bread out onto the wire rack to further cool. Allow to fully cool before slicing.
  10. Store in a bread box or wrapped in parchment paper. Enjoy fresh or toasted for up to 5 days.