I'm not allergic to gluten but since I feel so much better when I don't eat it I tried many great, healthy, and gluten-free recipes. Everybody asks about this recipe and can't believe it's made from millet and buckwheat; even picky kids like it. It's really easy and healthy, give it a try! You can add flax seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and whatever seeds and nuts you like to this bread.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Generously grease a loaf pan with butter.

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  • Grind buckwheat and millet in a food processor until very fine. Add sunflower seeds, chia seeds, baking soda, and salt; pulse in the processor until incorporated. With the processor on, slowly pour buttermilk into buckwheat mixture until a thick dough forms. Stir prunes into dough, transfer dough to prepared loaf pan, and cover the loaf pan with parchment paper.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 390 degrees F (199 degrees C), remove parchment paper from the loaf pan, and continue baking until bread is crusty but still soft on the inside, about 45 minutes more.

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Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

98.5 calories; 3.7 g protein; 18.2 g carbohydrates; 1.2 mg cholesterol; 145.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2016
I rated it five stars as a great base recipe though I did make a couple of substitutions based on what I had on hand it still turned out wonderfully. Firstly I had no Chia seeds. Since I assumed they were an egg replacement I instead used two eggs (added in with the dry ingredients in the first mixture) and lowered the amount of "buttermilk" by 6tbsp. I say "buttermilk" because I subbed plain yogurt mixed with a bit of whole milk to dilute to buttermilk consistently. Left out sunflower seeds but added flax seeds. Baked according to directions but only needed 20 minutes at the lowered temp before it was beautifully done. Great bread nice consistency. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/05/2019
This recipe was unfortunately problematic from the start. My friend accidentally poured all of the buttermilk in at once and we realized right away that the amount called for in the recipe was way too much by roughly 3/4 cup. The dough was liquidy. We decided to double the rest of the ingredients (not including buttermilk) and make two loaves from this large batch (one sweet - walnuts rehydrated dried apricots and chopped apples; one savory - chopped marinated artichokes black olives and jalapeños). While both loaves tasted nice they were incredibly dense and didn t rise much. The cooking time stated was too long (after lowering the temp as called for in the recipe we only needed 20 more mins). Additionally although we greased the loaf pan generously the first loaf still stuck to it. For the next loaf we lined the pan with parchment paper and it was much better. This was time consuming and frustrating. I still want to get a good buckwheat bread in regular rotation so I m going to try Googling some recipes instead. Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2016
I rated it five stars as a great base recipe though I did make a couple of substitutions based on what I had on hand it still turned out wonderfully. Firstly I had no Chia seeds. Since I assumed they were an egg replacement I instead used two eggs (added in with the dry ingredients in the first mixture) and lowered the amount of "buttermilk" by 6tbsp. I say "buttermilk" because I subbed plain yogurt mixed with a bit of whole milk to dilute to buttermilk consistently. Left out sunflower seeds but added flax seeds. Baked according to directions but only needed 20 minutes at the lowered temp before it was beautifully done. Great bread nice consistency. Thanks! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2016
I rated it five stars as a great base recipe though I did make a couple of substitutions based on what I had on hand it still turned out wonderfully. Firstly I had no Chia seeds. Since I assumed they were an egg replacement I instead used two eggs (added in with the dry ingredients in the first mixture) and lowered the amount of "buttermilk" by 6tbsp. I say "buttermilk" because I subbed plain yogurt mixed with a bit of whole milk to dilute to buttermilk consistently. Left out sunflower seeds but added flax seeds. Baked according to directions but only needed 20 minutes at the lowered temp before it was beautifully done. Great bread nice consistency. Thanks! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2017
Made this recipe last night. It was DELISH! I only used half the buttermilk but there you have it. It popped it in the oven on a cookie sheet as a round loaf with a criss cross hatch did 450 w/ parchment for 10m. then lowered to 390 for 15-20. Perfect little loaf for my batch of Irish stew. My husband loved it as did I. Thank you for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2019
Love this recipe as we work towards gluten free...delicious and simple. My favorite right now (I ve never tried it with the prunes as I opt for savory) is to add a good rounded teaspoon or so - I never measure - of dried Italian seasoning right to the grains before grinding; adds a wonderful herbal flavor. I always make two loaves at a time as the recipe doubles beautifully. Also- try making the batter and letting it soak for the day before baking to increase digest ability?? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2019
Quick easy tasty and healthy. This recipe will go into my rotation. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/09/2018
I don't know what the heck I did wrong but the mixture never thickened. So I added more millet and groat. Mixture still never thickened. I put it in the bread pan and baked anyway. You could eat it but just barely. What could I have done differently? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2019
I've tried many wheat free bread recipes. This is the best I have found. Thank you. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2015
I'm planning to make this as it looks like a great gluten free bread. Just a question - could I reduce the amount of buttermilk and replace with something else (e.g. water nut milk)? Our family is can only cope with a bit of dairy. Thanks Uperiju! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/05/2019
This recipe was unfortunately problematic from the start. My friend accidentally poured all of the buttermilk in at once and we realized right away that the amount called for in the recipe was way too much by roughly 3/4 cup. The dough was liquidy. We decided to double the rest of the ingredients (not including buttermilk) and make two loaves from this large batch (one sweet - walnuts rehydrated dried apricots and chopped apples; one savory - chopped marinated artichokes black olives and jalapeños). While both loaves tasted nice they were incredibly dense and didn t rise much. The cooking time stated was too long (after lowering the temp as called for in the recipe we only needed 20 more mins). Additionally although we greased the loaf pan generously the first loaf still stuck to it. For the next loaf we lined the pan with parchment paper and it was much better. This was time consuming and frustrating. I still want to get a good buckwheat bread in regular rotation so I m going to try Googling some recipes instead. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2019
I tried this recipe because my daughters fermented recipe didn’t work at this elevation - and it worked! Next time, I will add the buttermilk gradually - because I didn’t, I added 1/2 cup of buckwheat pancake mix. Also, 40 minutes was fine, and next time, I’ll hold off on adding the seeds until it’s mixed and just sit them in - they were ground up in the processing. Read More