Focaccia Bread- Gluten Free

This tasty gluten free, yeast free bread will make you want for more

Focaccia Bread- Gluten Free

Are you tired of spending $8.00 on gluten free bread that doesn’t taste like bread? Why not make your own Focaccia bread, its moist, tasty and a great substitute for bread- focaccia 2


  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 1/2 cups tapioca flour
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 3 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp xanthan or guar gum
  • 8 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil plus more for brushing
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tsp olive oil for frying onions
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped


  1. Fry onions and garlic in a pan with 3 teaspoons of oil, until slightly carmelized
  2. In a bowl mix almond flour, tapioca,  baking powder, basil, onions, olive oil and add water in slowly. You may not need all the water depending on your almond flour. You want your mixture to be goopy, not too thick and not too runny
  3. On a parchment lined baking sheet spread mixture evenly
  4. Bake 375F for 35 minutes
  5. Let cool, cut into slices or squares, store in a glass container in the fridge or freeze

This recipe was adapted from  The Gluten- Free Baking Guidefocaccia 2


About the Author

Written by: Shirley Plant
Shirley Plant is a nutritionist and the author of Finally… Food I Can Eat, a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies, and those looking for healthy, tasty recipes. Shirley offers dietary counselling and menu planning through Delicious Alternatives.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Have you tried it with coconut flour instead of Almond Flour?

  2. What size baking sheet do you use? I was wondering how thin/thick to spread this.

  3. I thought that wheat,baking soda and baking powder were to be avoided when going gluten free?

  4. I also want to know if coconut flour can be used in place of almond flour, or if substituting coconut flour if more moisture has to be added? My granddaughter is gluten intolerant and has tree nut allergies so we can’t use almond flour or almond milk.

  5. Lisa VanValkenburgh says:

    What’s your take on coconut flour for this recipe? It sounds delicious but all I have is coconut flour. I have been told this won’t interfere with hormonal imbalances. Thank you so much for all you do!

  6. I have a severe allergy to tree nuts so I can’t use almond or any tree nut based flour. What other gluten free flour could I substitute the Almond flour with ?

  7. Hi. The bread recipe looks wonderful. But I can’t have almonds . They are high in oxalates which cause inflammation for some people.

    Is there another gluten free flour that might work well in this recipe?

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  9. Linda Morris says:

    I lost faith in finding a GF bread bread recipe that I like or can tolerate so will be giving this one a go. I am not intolerant to almond flour but do react to GF all purpose flours so will stick with your recipe and, hopefully, it will be yet another string to my GF bow. Thanks for sharing, I will post again and let you know how I got on.

  10. Linda Morris says:

    Could you tell me if I could use rice flour in this recipe instead of tapioca flour as I dont think I am good with tapioca flour plus I want to replace guar gum, which can cause stomach issues, with gum arabic, which I have read is easier on the stomach.

  11. Bonnie Middleton says:

    I have made this several times and love it with soup — or anyuthing! Even my non-GF family like it.

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