This Gluten free focaccia bread is going to knock your socks off! It is not only perfect for dipping into seasoned oil, but it also makes a delicious gluten free bread to serve with any meal.
If you are looking for a delicious homemade gluten free focaccia bread recipe to try, this recipe will not disappoint!
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I have been thinking about this gluten free focaccia bread recipe quite a bit lately! Maybe obsessing is more accurate. There is something about that slightly chewy bread topped baked with cheese and herbs that I have been missing. You can add any toppings, veggies, cheese...I can almost taste it.
Why you need to try this recipe:
Not only is this gluten free focaccia easy to make, it is very versatile! Many of my readers say this focaccia recipe makes the best deep dish pizza crust too. One easy gluten free bread recipe and two fun ways to enjoy it. If you have craved focaccia, this is the recipe you need to make.
Baking in a Cast Iron Skillet
I decided to bake this easy gluten free focaccia bread recipe in my large cast-iron skillet. If you don't have a cast-iron skillet, no worries, you can use any baking pan! I have been using my iron skillet for a lot of my cooking now, but this was my first venture in using one to bake gluten free bread.
If you love baking in your cast-iron skillet too, try these yummy Gluten Free Skillet Cookie or Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie.
What you need to make this recipe:
- Gluten free flour blend - if your blend doesn't contain Xanthan Gum, you will need this too.
- Dry yeast - you could also use 1/2 cup gluten free sourdough, but the rise time will need to be a lot longer.
- Baking powder and salt
- Honey - you can also use sugar to feed the yeast if you don't have honey on-hand.
- Milk or non-dairy milk
- Eggs - size large
- Olive oil - I like to use extra virgin olive oil
- Toppings like fresh herbs, caramelized onion, sun-dried tomato, and cheeses like parmesan, asiago.
How to make this recipe:
Step 1: In a glass bowl, heat the almond milk so that it is lukewarm. Add yeast, oil, and honey to the almond milk and let it sit for 5 minutes. Add eggs to the liquid and mix well.
Step 2: Add the gluten free flour, baking powder, and salt to a bowl and whisk to blend.
Gluten free flours:
I have tested two gluten free flour blends in this recipe. I liked King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. This doesn't mean other blends won't work, I just haven't tested any others. Try to avoid flour blends that are high in starch.
As always, if your blend does not contain Xanthan Gum, you will need to add 1 teaspoon.
Step 3: In a smaller bowl, add the wet ingredients and whisk to mix.
Step 4: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
This is what your dough shoul look like. Your dough should have a similar consistency to this dough.
Step 5: Spread out the focaccia dough to cover the bottom of the cast-iron skillet.
Step 6: Top it with your favorite toppings! Sprinkle parmesan and any other toppings you want.
- Add garlic for a garlic bread focaccia
- You can add your favorite fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme. Herbed focaccia bread is great with a bowl of hot soup! We love baking and cooking recipes with fresh herbs.
- Try sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil
- Top with come caramelized onions.
- Top with a cheese like asiago, parmesan, or another hard cheese you like
Step 7: Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise for 45 minutes. Bake. Slice your gluten free focaccia and enjoy!
This gluten free focaccia can be dipped in herb seasoned oils, pasta sauces, stews, or even used as sandwich bread.
The bread will be firm to the touch. You can insert a toothpick into the middle. If the toothpick comes back clean, the focaccia is done baking. If you see crumbs or dough, it needs to bake longer.
You can bake this in any pan. An 8x8 square pan also works well.
"It turned out amazing! I didn't add any spices, but I really didn't need to. Yumm"
"I love playing with Sandi's focaccia recipe!!!"
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Gluten Free Focaccia Bread
- 2 1/4 cups gluten free flour blend
- 2 teaspoons dry yeast
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons almond milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
For the Bread
- In a large mixing bowl, add all of the dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
- In a glass bowl, heat the almond milk so that it is lukewarm.
- Add yeast, oil, and honey to the almond milk and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Add eggs to the liquid and mix well.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix.
- Oil a large cast iron skillet and put the dough in. Spread the dough to cover the bottom of the skillet.
- Let the dough rest in the pan for 45 minutes to rise.
- Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
- Add parmesan cheese and any other toppings.
- Press gently into the dough to set.
- Bake for 22 minutes, or until golden and crusty.
- I used Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend in this recipe. It contains Xanthan Gum. If your gluten free mix doesn't have Xanthan Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- You can add any toppings you like. Some fun ideas are sun-dried tomatoes, fresh herbs, different cheeses, scallions, etc.
- You will know the focaccia bread is finished baking when you insert a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean. If you see crumbs or dough, it will need to bake a little longer.
- You can bake this bread in a cast-iron skillet, or an 8x8 baking pan.
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*This gluten free focaccia recipe was updated from a post from 2014.