This Easy Gluten-Free Focaccia Bread Recipe has just eight ingredients and the dough comes together quickly and easily! This fluffy focaccia can be made with a wide variety of toppings and is ready in under two hours, including the rise time. Vegan & Top-8 allergen-free.

Looking for a sourdough version? Try this Easy Gluten-Free Sourdough Focaccia!

Fluffy, delicious, gluten-free bread that you can tear into while it’s still warm and is ready in under two hours…dreams do come true!!! This focaccia is the manifestation of all my gluten-free bread baking dreams. Focaccia, with all of it’s olive oil-y goodness and it’s ability to transform based on the toppings you choose, is one of the best kinds of bread, in my opinion. Whether it’s dipped in more olive oil and balsamic, used as toast or sandwich bread, or served with pasta, it’s always a winner, and this recipe seriously makes me swoon.

If you like this recipe, you’ll want to check out all of my delicious gluten-free bread recipes!

Ingredients for gluten-free focaccia

  • Yeast & Sweetener: yeast is used to help the bread rise, and the sweetener is used to help feed the yeast and make it active.
  • Psyllium Husk: this is used to help bind the dough and make it easily workable. It also adds a nice chewy texture to the focaccia.
  • Starch & Whole Grain Gluten-Free Flours: the combination of starch, like potato starch or tapioca starch, plus gluten-free whole grain flours, like brown rice flour, sorghum flour, quinoa flour, etc. create a wonderful flavor and texture for the dough and bread.
  • Olive Oil: no focaccia is complete without olive oil! We use a generous amount in the pan and on top of the dough before it goes into the oven.

How to make gluten-free focaccia bread

Step 1. Activate the yeast by mixing it with warm water and the sweetener of your choice. It should get bubbly after a few minutes.

Step 2. Mix together the psyllium and water and let it sit to form a gel while you mix the flours.

Step 3. Combine the starch & whole grain flours with the salt in a mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer.

Step 4. Mix the yeast and psyllium mixtures into the flour and stir to completely incorporate. Use a scraper to ensure that all of the flour is completely hydrated.

Step 5. Spread the dough into an oiled pan and let it rise for one hour, until puffy.

Step 6. Cover with oil and dimple with your fingers. Add your toppings now too, if using!

Step 7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. You’ll want to remove it from the pan as soon as you can without burning yourself to prevent the bottom from getting soggy at all.

Step 8. Serve, and enjoy!! The most important step :)

Topping ideas

This is a great time to be creative, and if you search Instagram or Pinterest, you’ll find a TON of ideas, but here are a few to get you started! And of course, simple with just a little flaky sea salt is always great too :)

  • Sliced shallots (what I used in the photos) or onions
  • Fresh or dried rosemary, or other herbs
  • Tomatoes, sliced, or cherry tomatoes
  • Roasted garlic
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Marinated artichoke hearts

Tips for the best gluten-free focaccia

  • Make sure your ingredients are fresh, especially the yeast! If your yeast is old, it won’t activate as well and your bread won’t rise as much.
  • Use the correct water temperature to activate your yeast. If the water is too hot, it will kill the yeast, and if it isn’t hot enough, it won’t activate. The right temperature should be warm enough that you can hold a finger in the water without it burning you, but should still feel warm/hot to the touch.
  • Use a baking scale! I don’t really give you a choice here, since I list all of the ingredients in grams, and it’s for a good reason. Baking by weight will give you much more consistent results.

How to serve focaccia

I love serving this warm from the oven with an olive oil dipping sauce. You can add in herbs, like oregano, rosemary, and thyme, along with chili flakes if you want a little bit of heat. Balsamic vinegar is great in this mix too.

You can also use this focaccia as sandwich bread, serve it with a marinara sauce for dipping, serve it alongside pasta, salad, or any other Italian-style dinner, or just use it as you would use any other toast. It makes great garlic bread or gluten-free croutons, too!

How to store focaccia

  • Room temperature: store in an airtight container for up to two days.
  • In the fridge: in an airtight container for up to a week.
  • In the freezer: slice and freeze in an airtight container for up to six months.

To reheat: to refresh the focaccia, whether kept at room temperature or in the freezer, place the bread into a 400℉ oven and heat until crisp and warm for about 5 minutes.

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Easy Gluten-Free Focaccia Bread

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  • Author: Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Rise Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Yield: 9 pieces
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Easy Gluten-Free Focaccia Bread Recipe has just eight ingredients and the dough comes together quickly and easily! This fluffy focaccia can be made with a wide variety of toppings and is ready in under two hours, including the rise time. Vegan & Top-8 allergen-free.

You’ll need a good kitchen scale for this recipe for the most delicious and consistent results!


To activate the yeast

  • 7g (2.5 tsp) active dry yeast
  • 100g warm filtered water
  • 20g maple syrup, honey or cane sugar

For the loaf


  1. Grease a 9×9″ square baking pan with a generous amount of olive oil; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the yeast with the sweetener of your choice and warm water, between 100-110℉. It should feel very warm, but not too hot, to the touch. Let it sit to activate for about 10 to 15 minutes. You should notice it start to to bubble, and then it will get nice and foamy on top.
  3. Combine the psyllium husk and the water in a bowl or liquid measuring cup. Let it thicken and gel up for about 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the starch, flour, and salt. Add in the activated yeast mixture and thickened psyllium gel mixture. Mix until a smooth dough forms, making sure to scrape down the sides and the bottom to make sure all of the flour is hydrated. If the dough seems sticky, let it rest for a few more minutes to let the psyllium and flours absorb.
  5. Press into your prepared baking dish, or press it into a similarly sized shape on a baking sheet.
  6. Let rise for 1 hour at warm room temperature. While the dough rises, preheat the oven to 425ºF. The dough will feel lighter and puffy when it’s ready.
  7. When it’s fully risen, drizzle the dough with a healthy glug of olive oil and use your fingers to press dimples into the dough.
  8. Add toppings if desired, or just sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
  9. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown and baked through.
  10. Let cool for 30 minutes and then remove from the pan and allow to cool completely on a wire baking rack (this keeps the bottom from getting soggy). You can also serve this one while it’s still warm – it’s so delicious that way!
  11. Store at room temperature for two to three days, in the fridge for up to a week, or slice and freeze in an airtight container for up to six months.

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