Corn and buckwheat tortilla

Corn and buckwheat tortilla

Limitations can become opportunities. This is true for many things in life, including gluten free baking.

I privilege naturally gluten free ingredients and simplicity. My daily bread is not a fluffy and spongy affair, but it comes fresh out of the pan with a minimum amount of ingredients, effort and energy invested.

Lately, I have been making corn and buckwheat tortilla  for breakfast. Buckwheat makes the tortilla batter more malleable and the final result more moist compared to a cornmeal solo. For one flatbread you will need:

– 2 tablespoons each of corn and buckwheat flour. NB: cornmeal (yellow) is not the same as corn starch (white). Tip: add a spoonful of quinoa for extra protein and crunchiness.

– Sesame seeds and/or any other seeds of your choice (pumpkin, sunflower); rock-salt; 1 teaspoon of oil.

– 100 ml water.

Mix the dry ingredients. Add the water and combine until you have a smooth and thick batter.


Use a brush to grease a pan with the teaspoon of oil.


Spread the batter across the surface of the pan using the back of a spoon.  Bake on medium heat. When the batter solidifies, flip the tortilla and bake it on the other side.


Brush it with a bit of oil to give it some extra shine and luster.


Combine the tortilla with a juicy salad and an unctuous spread.


2 thoughts on “Corn and buckwheat tortilla

  1. aspoonfulofnature

    sounds delicious!! I’ve tried chickpea tortilla and it’s amazing 🙂

    1. thechickonapea

      Yes, aspoonfulofnature, it is indeed amazing! You can mix softened spring onions and herbs into the dough and make it even more delicious 🙂

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