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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 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 3 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp xanthan or guar gum {optional}
  • 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 Guide


For those of you who want this recipe to be more KETO or for those with MCAS

Use 3 cups almond flour, 1/4 cup cassave flour,5tspbakingpowderfocaccia 2

164 responses to “Focaccia Bread- Gluten Free

  1. 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.

        1. Coconut flour is gluten free just not sure if it would work well in the foccacia bread recipe. I have never tried it with coconut flour. You would need to add eggs or liquid if you tried is with only coconut flour

  2. 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!

  3. 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 ?

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. I can’t tell you how often I have made this during quarantine! I am a high risk individual and not having to go to the store for gf bread (which I enjoy making but is much more laborious than this amazing focaccia!) has been wonderful. I have only gone out 10 times since the 16th of March thanks to you! You have now protected me from gluten and Covid -19. I thank you from afar.

    1. That’s great Bonnie,- thanks for letting me know. My husband loves this recipe as well and he has no intolerances or allergies to any foods. That’s why I loved creating my cookbooks with recipes that would suit those with food allergies and those without would still enjoy the recipes.

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Shirley Plant

About Shirley

I'm Shirley Plant, nutritionist and cookbook author. My passion is helping you figure out which foods fuel your body and which ones deplete it.

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  • Rogers TV
  • The Eat Real Food Health Summit
  • Menopause Wellness Summit
  • The Parenting TeleSummit

Shirley's Cookbooks

Finally... Food I Can Eat!

Finally... Food I Can Eat!

A dietary guide and cookbook featuring tasty non vegetarian and vegetarian recipes for people with food allergies and intolerances. Recipes free of gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, wheat, nightshades, sugar and yeast.

Finally... Paleo Food I Can Eat!

Finally... Paleo Food I Can Eat!

Paleo recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and dessert. Recipes free of grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugar, eggs and almonds. Plus, chapters on the mind body connection by Dr. Eva Selhub M.D and healing your body from chronic illness with Dr. Terry Wahls. M.D.