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Gluten-Free Naan

A thick, and chewy Gluten-Free Naan Bread recipe made buckwheat flour, with a fluffy interior, using only 9 ingredients to make, and with an absolutely divine flavor and texture. This gluten-free naan makes the perfect accompaniment to your favorite Indian dishes or all on their own! With a vegan and dairy-free option!

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Additional Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Appetizers, Sides
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 naan breads
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 tsp 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups buckwheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup sour cream preferably cultured
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Optionally: cumin seeds and fresh chopped cilantro to garnish


  • In a large bowl combine warm water, yeast, and sugar. Stir to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes or until frothy.
  • Meanwhile in another large bowl combine buckwheat flour, tapioca starch, sour cream, egg, oil and salt. Mix until smoothly combined.
  • Pour in your yeast mixture, and mix until just combined.
  • Cover, place in a warm & dark place to let rise for 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  • Heat a greased skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Using wet hands or a spatula, scoop out about 1/4 cup of batter and place on hot skillet. Flatten and spread into desired shape (I like tear drops), about 1/2″ thick. Sprinkle with a bit of water. Cover, and cook for 2-4 minutes or until the bottom(s) starting to brown. Flip and cook uncovered for 2-4 minutes more until browning on both sides. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Keep loosely wrapped in a tea towel at room temperature until ready to serve.
  • Optionally, brush with butter or oil and sprinkle with cumin seeds and cilantro before serving.
  • Enjoy!



Please see the QUESTIONS section above in the post for the vegan version as well as other tips.
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 309mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g