Buckwheat & Walnut Bread > Gluten-free

This is such a treat for you guys 😉 This is a recipe from my brand new Gluten-free Bread book which is available on amazon. The US link is here

As I mentioned in my WIAW post earlier I have had this bread nearly every morning for a week! It is just so nice, I know self praise is no praise but I have had some awful gluten-free breads in my time! Fresh with soup or toasted with a range of toppings, it is very adaptable. The recipe is easy too ~ no need to proof the dough 🙂

buckwheat walnut bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 ½ cup /145g buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup / 100g almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ / 30g cup walnuts – roughly chopped
  • Handful sunflower seeds
  • 3 tablespoons natural yogurt (I use low fat)
  • 1 ¾ cup / 415ml of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon treacle
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. In a bowl combine the buckwheat flour, almond flour, walnuts and baking powder
  2. Make a well in the center and add the yogurt, honey and buttermilk
  3. Add the sunflower seeds and treacle
  4. Pour the mixture in to the bread tin and bake for 35 minutes
  5. Check to make sure the top is not burning, if it is cover with foil before returning back to the oven for 15 minutes
  6. Remove from the oven and insert a skewer to check if it is done. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes before putting on to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing

WIAW #13 Spelt & Sunflower seed bread

Hi guys and happy Wednesday. Storms, floods and gales are what we are experiencing here in Ireland today so it’s a day for a fire and some cooking 🙂

Today I have the recipe for Spelt and Sunflower seed bread that so many of you liked on Facebook. I also have a full WIAW with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yay go me LOL 😀

Breakfast: Two grilled bacon medallions, a poached egg and heated tinned tomatoes with pepper and Worcestershire sauce

Healthy breakfast

Lunch: Baby gem lettuce topped with hot chili made with lean steak (leftover for the previous nights dinner) topped with char-grilled halloumi and an extra bit of grated cheddar on the side – this was SOOOO delicious!


Dinner: Frittata with turkey salami, peppers, broccoli, onions, sun-dried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, courgettes and cheese


Snacks: Spelt and Sunflower seed bread with homemade chicken liver pate

Spelt bread


  • 2 cups of wholegrain spelt flour
  • 1 cup of almond meal / flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
  • 500ml buttermilk
  • Handful of sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp of treacle

Get baking

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200C / 400F
  2. In a bowl mix the spelt flour, rolled oats, almond flour and baking powder (I had no bicarbonate of soda, surprisingly, so I used baking powder, feel free to use either)
  3. Add the buttermilk and combine well
  4. Add the sunflower seeds and treacle and mix
  5. Put the dough in to a pre-greased loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes
  6. Check the loaf by knocking the bottom – when it is cooked through it will sound hollow
  7. Move to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing


Linking up with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons

Whats your favorite bread?

Banana and Walnut Spelt Bread (Eggless)

banana walnut spelt bread marked

How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was quiet enough with a LOT of baking on Saturday. One of the items I made was this banana and walnut spelt bread and boy is it good. Its quick and easy to make also, no kneading or yeast here. It is also eggless! Its perfect with soup or toasted for breakfast. I love it! So instead of a big introduction here is the recipe


  • 1 Cup / 115g Whole Spelt Flour
  • 1 Cup / 58g Wheat Bran
  • 1 Cup / 90g Rolled Oats
  • 1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda / Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup / 65g Walnuts – chopped roughly
  • 1 Medium ripe banana
  • 1 cup / 250ml Buttermilk


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200’c / 400’f
  2. Spray a bread tin with spray oil
  3. In a bowl mix together spelt flour, wheat bran, oats, bicarbonate of soda and walnuts.
  4. Mash the banana and add to the mixture along with the buttermilk. The mixture will be wet, that’s perfect.
  5. Put the mixture in to the oiled bread tin
  6. Bake for 50 minutes in the middle of oven
  7. Check the bread by knocking the base and if you hear a hollow sound it is cooked
  8. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely before cutting

Banana and walnut spelt breadBanana and walnut bread

Whats your favourite bread?

Do you get much baking / cooking done at the weekends?