Delicious Gluten Free Focaccia Bread in 3-Ways

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Oftentimes gluten free recipes are overlooked because they can seem intimidating or expensive, typically containing a variety of flours and ingredients you may never have heard of before. The truth is, these commonly found ingredients in gluten free goods, are easier to find then we think, and they’re a much more nutritious option than conventional flours are. High nutritional content justifies any additional cost, and, let’s be honest here, these flours just taste down right delicious. They are jam packed with good for you minerals, fiber and protein, and because they are traditionally prepared with less processing, they’re easier for your body to break down and digest.

This is a quick and easy to make versatile focaccia bread that you and your family will love! Bake it up plain and use it for sandwiches, bruschetta toasts, or as a side to hearty dishes like pasta or casseroles. Or, spice things up with a punch of flavour, with many options at your fingertips – we’ve included three of our favourite options below! A great way to use any version of this focaccia is as a base in your favourite homemade pizza recipe.

High in nutrition, and bursting with delicious flavour, this fail proof gluten free recipe is sure to become a favourite in your home. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Focaccia Bread 3-Ways

Makes 2 Breads

Ingredients:

>2/3 c coconut flour
>2/3 c brown rice flour
>2/3 c cornstarch
>1/2 c coconut flour
>1/2 c tapioca starch
>4 1/2 tsp yeast (2 standard packages)
>1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
>2 tsp salt
>1 c warm water
>3 eggs
>1/4 olive oil
>3 tsp honey
>2 tsp lemon juice
>1 tsp black pepper

Flavour Additions:
>1 c chopped + pitted olives of your choice (Kalamata or Sicilian work best)
>1/2 c chopped fresh herbs (rosemary, oregano, basil)
>3 cloves garlic, minced
>1/4 c parmesan cheese, grated

OR

>1 c chopped sundried tomatoes
>1 c chopped fresh basil
>4 cloves garlic, minced
>1/4 c parmesan cheese, grated

OR

>6-8 cloves garlic, minced
>3/4 c parmesan cheese, grated

Preparation:

1Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine flours, yeast, xanthan gum and salt in a large bowl. Stir well with a whisk to ensure all ingredients are mixed.

2Whisk water, eggs, olive oil, honey and lemon juice in a separate bowl, until well combined.

3Beat wet and dry ingredients together in large bowl, with an electric mixer at medium speed. Batter should be thick, smooth and slightly moist. Add more water one tsp at a time if necessary. Scrap sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed.

4Divide dough into two equal portions. Use damp hands to spread each portion into a 6-8 inch round or square, approximately 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick.

5Let dough rest for 10 minutes prior to baking. Before putting in the oven, drizzle the tops with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

6Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes prior to slicing.

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