Chia seed, chilli and onion bread

Chia, Chilli and Onion bread. Gluten, dairy and sugar free

Chia, Chilli and Onion bread. Gluten, dairy and sugar free

My latest buckwheat bread experiment and my favourite one so far. My sister, who is staying for the weekend, gives it a big thumbs up. Half the loaf has already disappeared!

I bought some chia seeds this week so I thought I’d add them and they give a nice texture and added goodness to the bread.


Chia, chilli and onion bread


  • 50g buckwheat flour
  • 20g coconut flour
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs homemade pesto
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (adjust amount to your taste for heat!)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 tbs toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbs toasted sesame seeds
  • 0.5 tsp salt


  1. Preheat to 160C
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk egg whites with pinch salt or lemon juice until they form stiff peaks
  3. In another bowl, mix together the egg yokes, flours, pesto, chilli powder and the rest of salt and then stir in the chia seeds
  4. Fold the mixture into egg whites
  5. Fold in the chopped onion and toasted sunflower seeds
  6. Pour into a greased or baking paper lined bread tin
  7. Sprinkle the sesame seeds and freshly ground black pepper on top
  8. Bake for 40 mins until a skewer comes out clean, and cool on a wire rack (If you can wait that long!)
  9. Enjoy!

2 comments on “Chia seed, chilli and onion bread

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