Gluten Free Herbed Sourdough Focaccia Recipe


When I first went gluten free, the thing that I missed the most was bread. Not because I have ever been a huge bread person, but because most gluten free bread tastes nothing like its gluten filled counterpart.

I had just gotten baking bread from scratch down, and then I had to try and learn all over. After many, many failed attempts, I finally found one recipe in this cookbook I liked: Gluten Free Herbed Sourdough Focaccia.

I couldn’t believe how much it tasted like “real” bread. I literally almost ate an entire pan in my first sitting because it had been nearly a year since I’d had good bread and it just tasted so amazing!

Gluten Free Herbed Sourdough Focaccia


  • 2 1/2 cups brown rice starter
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons quinoa flour
  • 1-2 tablespoons filtered water
  • 3/4 teaspoon Real Salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons fresh ground flax seed


  1. Pour your starter into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add quinoa flour and water, then whisk until smooth.
  3. Allow the batter to rise for 2-4 hours, then stir down.
  4. Gently mix the salt and olive oil into the batter with a wooden spoon.
  5. Grind flax, rosemary, thyme and oregano (I use a coffee grinder), then stir into batter.
  6. Pour the batter into two 9-inch round cake pans.
  7. Allow the batter to rise for another 2-4 hours.
  8. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  9. Bake the bread for around 15 minutes, or until the focaccia springs back when pressed gently.
  10. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, then place on a cooling rack.
  11. If you can resist eating the entire focaccia in one sitting, you’ll want to store it in the fridge wrapped in cloth, then placed in a plastic container.
  12. It will only keep for a few days, so don’t feel guilty indulging! I love to dip it in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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