Vegan Buckwheat Bread with Sunflower Seeds and Pear Sauce | © 2015 |

A simple quick bread recipe with buckwheat, ground einkorn, sunflower seeds, homemade pear sauce and olive oil. It's sugar-free, vegan, freezes well and goes well with avocado spread, peanut butter or cheese.

  • 120 g Buckwheat flour
  • 120 g Einkorn, ground into flour
  • 2 tsp Spekulatius spice mix
  • 2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 420 g Homemade pear sauce
  • 80 ml Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Pure NuNaturals stevia syrup
  • 60 g Sunflower seeds
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a standard-size loaf tin with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine together the buckwheat flour, ground einkorn, spekulatius spice mix, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Stir together the pear sauce, olive oil, and NuStevia syrup. Add it to the flour mixture and stir until just incorporated. Fold in the sunflower seeds.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and if desired, scatter some sunflower seeds over the top. Bake in the middle of hot oven for about an hour or until a skewer comes out clean when tested. Cool in pan briefly then turn out onto a rack to cool. | © 2015 | | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


Rosa's Yummy Yums 27/10/15 20:25

It looks delicious and so smooth!



Medeja 27/10/15 20:32

Using pear sauce is brilliant! And with sunflower seeds just yummy!

Kelly 27/10/15 22:08

This bread is looks incredible, Angie! I love the pear sauce in here and the sunflower seeds on top are so pretty!

Nippon Nin 27/10/15 22:12

Yay! I have buckwheat flour! I bet this is very aromatic bread and the pear sauce make this bread moist. Nice, homey and guilt free.

Chrissy Barua 27/10/15 22:53

I'm pretty sure I would eat this all by myself in one sitting...

Jasna Varcakovic 27/10/15 23:19

Looks wholesome and delicious; love buckwheat!

Gloria Baker 27/10/15 23:29

AMy sure I love all yours breads look always amazing and delicious, another delicious bread recipe :))

Sharon D 28/10/15 00:03

How beautiful! You are amazing with ingredients, Angie! x

Beth 28/10/15 00:52

Looks delicious - and I love the addition of pear sauce!

Tricia Buice 28/10/15 01:06

I love that you used pear sauce - I often think of applesauce but love pears! This is a beautiful loaf - love the seeds - the more the better :)

Veena Theagarajan 28/10/15 01:10

wow! Angie Ingredients in this bread is too healthy. Bread is too tempting too

Torviewtoronto 28/10/15 01:30

looks beautiful lovely presentation Angie

Amy (Savory Moments) 28/10/15 01:44

Delicious looking bread Angie! Plus, I love your Japanese lanterns in your photos. My mom used to have them in her garden at the house where I grew up and would always have vases of them in the house during the fall!

The Yum List 28/10/15 02:05

They're lovely thick slices. I'm imagining them soaked in hot bowl of tomato soup.

Nammi 28/10/15 03:11

Yumm looks very nice n moist

Dawn Yucuis 28/10/15 03:39

This bread looks yummy. I like the pear sauce in this recipe. I have been trying to bake with pears.

Rebecca Subbiah 28/10/15 04:08

it looks hearty and satisfying

Rafeeda AR 28/10/15 06:01

Such a hale and hearty bread! Looks really beautiful too...

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy 28/10/15 12:28

I can just imagine this with loads of cashew butter spread over it. I haven't made my own bread in a long while, so this must be made soon!

Navaneetham Krishnan 28/10/15 13:24

Gosh!!! I love but I don't think I can bake as good as you. So nice and soothing to see.

Catherine 28/10/15 14:36

Dear Angie, This would make a perfect gift bread for the holidays or just right for breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea. xoxox Catherine

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 28/10/15 15:25

I love this warm with butter spread!

Mijú 28/10/15 16:48

Se ve muy bien.
Un saludito

Shashi at RunninSrilankan 28/10/15 17:34

Oh Angie - wow - the texture of this loaf is fabulous! Gorgeous photos too!

Pamela Palma 28/10/15 17:43

OMG ! What a great bread, I can guess that pear taste is gorgeous, I will try this my dear Angie, thanks for such a good recipe. Big hugs

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 28/10/15 17:58

What a lovely cake! sunflower seeds are in my fave ones and pear sauce, brilliant change from apple sauce which replaces the egg. Great job.

Pam 28/10/15 18:11

Another beautiful loaf!

Vicki Bensinger 28/10/15 18:33

Wow Angie this looks amazing. I often use apple sauce in my breads but never pear. What's in your pear sauce? I haven't seen Spekulatius spice mix before, that's one I need to look for or do you make your own? This bread looks very comforting.

Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 28/10/15 18:36

Wow, Angie! This loaf looks super healthy, delicious, soft and moist. I need this in my life.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 28/10/15 19:03

The pear sauce must give this a wonderful flavor and moistness, Angie. I'd love a slice of good cheese on a piece of this!

Sue/the view from great island 28/10/15 20:25

I have a fresh bag of buckwheat flour in the cupboard...I can't wait to make this!

No Spoon Necessary 28/10/15 20:58

This bread is seriously gorgeous, Angie!! I looove how rustic and hearty it looks! And that pear sauce? Perfection! Now I am craving a loaf of this bread all to myself! Thanks? lol ;) Cheers, dear!!

Ashley@CookieMonsterCooking 28/10/15 21:03

Oh this sounds wonderful with the pear sauce! I really enjoy buckwheat flour but rarely use it in my kitchen - must change that!

Viviane Bauquet Farre 28/10/15 21:52

Another gorgeous loaf from Angie, the Seed Queen!

Cheri Savory Spoon 28/10/15 22:16

Hi Angie, I love this loaf, the addition of the pear sauce is genius.

Yelena Strokin 29/10/15 00:51

I love the addition of pear sauce, one of my favorite fruit. It goes very well with this bread!



Angie Schneider 29/10/15 10:15

@Vicki Bensinger hi Vicki, I didn't make the spekulatius spice mix. Bought it from X'mas market last year. But it shouldn't be difficult to find a recipe online. You can use pumpkin pie spice instead.

Harriet Emily 29/10/15 11:28

What a beautiful bread Angie! I love buckwheat. The addition of pear sounds delicious. I definitely need to make this - pinned!

Monica 29/10/15 15:15

Anything that freezes well is an added bonus! I would enjoy this with a cup of coffee for breakfast!

Jean | 29/10/15 15:32

Angie, that looks like what I want to eat for breakfast tomorrow! I must pick up some pears today!

grace 29/10/15 15:34

what an amazing crumb! i love the flavors here, and i really wish i could take a peek at your baker's pantry! :)

Juliana 29/10/15 18:44

Oh Angie, this bread looks so good, I love the color and the texture...I would love to have a slice of it...beautifully done.
Hope you are enjoying your week :)

Abbe@This is How I Cook 29/10/15 19:26

This looks incredible and incredibly healthy! I bet it also tastes great toasted!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 29/10/15 22:08

Your foods always look so amazing. You inspire me to eat healthier food!

Julie Carlyle 29/10/15 23:03

Oh Angie, This looks so good!
I bet it would keep you feeling satisfied for a decent amount of time too!
Thanks so much for sharing,
Gourmet Getaways

Jeanette 30/10/15 11:52

I love the sunflower seeds and pear sauce - what a gorgeous loaf of bread Angie!

Emma | Fork and Good 30/10/15 14:26

Great wuick bread Angie, I've never heard of Spekulatius before, what is it? Is it easy to find?

Hema 30/10/15 17:32

Beautiful bread Angie..

Holy_Food 30/10/15 18:00

Very testy and delicious ..
Thanks for sharing with us.

Angie Schneider 30/10/15 18:02

@Emma | Fork and Good Emma, it's a mix of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom and nutmeg. You usually use it in X'mas baking, and it can be easily found in supermarkets or X'mas market.

Pam 30/10/15 20:55

What a great loaf, and I can imagine how delicious it would be toasted for breakfast. Yum!

Liz Berg 31/10/15 10:32

I adore your seedy breads, Angie! I'd love one (or more!) of those thick slices smeared with creamy butter!!

fimère .b 31/10/15 17:04

tout simplement délicieux et parfait
bonne soirée

Agness Walewinder 1/11/15 09:29

Sweetie, it looks absolutely fantastic. I really want to try it. Although I baked vegan banan bread last week, vegan buckwheat bread with sunflower sounds even better! YUMMY!

Barbara 1/11/15 12:49

I love buckwheat flour. Your loaf looks wonderful, Angie. I bet it's divine toasted!

The Caked Crusader 1/11/15 18:28

How interesting - I don't think I've ever had buckwheat. Love the generous slices you've cut!

Debra Eliotseats 1/11/15 18:51

Yum. Looks delicious and perfect for fall.

Ivy 1/11/15 19:29

Absolutely delicious!

motherrimmy 1/11/15 20:15

Hi Angie - I love hearty breads like this. They're perfect with winter soups and stews. Homemade pear sauce sounds fabulous!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen 1/11/15 23:45

Buckwheat is such a favourite flour here! And that speculoos mix, I will try to find something similar here, it sounds amazing Angie!

Amelia 2/11/15 06:47

Hi Angie, your loaf look awesome and soft. Love your generous sun flower seeds topping. :)
Great to go with coffee, I want 2 pieces please. :))
Nice pictures.

Have a nice week ahead,regards.

Alida 2/11/15 22:44

I have some Spekulatius spices at home. I made biscuits with it before. These spices are so addictive! Your vegan loaf with buckwheat looks fantastic Angie.

Reeni Pisano 3/11/15 01:15

This would be wonderful for our Thanksgiving breakfast! It's gorgeous Angie!

Gina 3/11/15 21:04

Once again, something new for me. What is Spekulatius spice mix?

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 3/11/15 23:27

What a beautiful bread Angie, I would love a slice right now!

mjskit 6/11/15 04:48

What a lovely loaf of bread! I've been looking for more ways to include sunflower seeds in my diet and this certainly would help and be quite tasty!

Jessie Moore 6/11/15 14:13

I just made a loaf of bread that LOOKS almost the same but it's rye bread! I had to do a double take!! I love the idea of buckwheat bread. Yummmmm.

Rosita Vargas 8/11/15 14:43

Ohh exquisito pan Angie lo recomendaré a mis amigas veganas,abrazos

Angie Schneider 8/11/15 16:17

@Gina It's X'mas cookie spice mix. You can use pumpkin pie spice mix instead.

[Reply] 9/11/15 02:09

You make the most awesome breads. I only wish mine looked like yours :-)

Sophies Foodie files 9/11/15 20:21

I made your delicious special bread & my mom, Dad, Peter & I all loved it.
It is also something else with pear sauce instead of Apple sauce., right?
It is also lovely toasted,...very Yum Yum! 😋😋

Kiran @ 10/11/15 23:48

I love baking with buckwheat. Lends to so much of earthiness. Yum!

Koko 13/11/15 19:36

This looks beautiful! I love using buckwheat!

Teresa @ austin maid 15/11/15 17:15

Havn't baked in a long time, but this really makes me want to dig out all the baking tools.... thanks for sharing.


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