Focaccia Flax Bread (gluten and yeast-free with grain-free and vegan options)

This Focaccia Flax Bread is super fast and tastes great with both sweet and savory fillings. It's also gluten-free with grain-free and vegan options so it is adaptable for almost all special diets.

If you’re on a gluten-free diet or grain-free, low carb, or paleo diet and you miss bread, this flax bread is just what you have been waiting for.

It’s grain free and even vegan (if need be) to boot and is one of our family’s favorites.  It’s a very forgiving recipe that you won’t even need my gluten-free baking tips for :).

And if you haven’t heard about how healthy flax is, then read on.

This focaccia bread is well, just great.

We’ve been eating flax seeds for years, but mainly in shakes and as a substitute for eggs in baking, but this bread is a great way to get the health benefits of flax into your family.

The Benefits of Flaxseed:

  • high in omega-3 essential fatty acids
  • high in fiber
  • high in antioxidants

Sounds like a good idea to get you and your family to eat more of this wonderfood, right?  Well here’s how!

I’ve shared this Focaccia Flax Bread with a number of folks, and everyone has asked for the recipe.  It has a nice deep flavor and pleasing texture. And it’s a great bread alternative for those on gluten free diets. Gluten free folks need to take great care not to load up on refined starches for those do damage to their already compromised digestive systems. Alternatives like this are pleasing both to the palate and also healthy for your body.

If you’re not that familiar with flax seeds, there are two varieties–light and dark.  The bread in the photo above was made with dark seeds.  The light ones will (of course :-)) produce a lighter-colored bread, but from what I understand, there is no difference in nutritional value and we haven’t found there to be a taste difference either.

The light (golden) flax seeds are more expensive, so save your money (unless, of course, you really need the lighter variety for some reason) and buy the dark variety.

Gluten Free Flax Bread


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Serving Ideas:  Top / Serve This Great Gluten Free Bread with:

Notes on stevia:

You can use other sweeteners for this recipe, but in case you happen to use stevia, here are some tips for its use.

Stevia is super sweet so you only need a tad.  I bought these (the links are affiliate links) scoops and use the 2nd smallest as “1 scoop”, or 1/32 of a tsp.

Yes, it’s THAT sweet!

Norpro Mini Measuring Spoons

Hope you love it as much as we do.

One more thing. If you need more information on stevia–like what it is and how to measure it, read this post here.

Note also that this post is one of the first ones that I put on my blog. I realize now that this recipe is on numerous sites around the internet–some with variations and some without.  I do not recall where this recipe came from, but obviously there are a lot of people who love it as much as we do!

How about you?  What would you serve this bread with?

Source: Web Md

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  1. Oh my my !! Just made this for 2nd time and had to play with a wonderful basic recipe…felt like savory tonight so added dried minced onion, granulated garlic (next time shall be fresh!!), a good handful of heavenly dried oregano (at least 1/4cup). Also subbed 1/2 butter for coco oil which really amplified add-in flavors. Let’s just say…Divine with no guilt whatsoever!! My deepest thanks to our wholenewmom for sharing !!! Love so much about your website???

  2. Would it be possible to bane this in a loaf pan? Of it is what size?

    • Sure you could. Just calculate the size of the pan as compared to the area of a stone and figure it out from there. It will be a very small portion of the recipe for each pan – 🙂

  3. Hi there. This recipe sounds great. I would love to make this bread but was wondering how many carbs there are per serving. Thanx

    • Hi there. I haven’t calculated that and have heard there can be issues with those calculators. And it would depend on what you use for the eggs. There are very few, however. Do you have a reliable site where you could plug in the ingredients?

  4. I miss the humble sammich….but I’m back in business now. This focaccia with chopped black olives and rosemary in the dough topped with daiya vegan smoked gouda and thin slices of tomato then melted/toasted in the oven….THE SAMMICH AND I ARE BACK TOGETHER! I missed you sammy!!!

  5. This was very good!

  6. Thanks for a great recipe! Easy, delicious, healthy, quick, all the things I look for in a recipe. This is a keeper and will be made again many times. ?

  7. Could you make this in muffin top pans? Does it rise any? I am new to flaxmeal and experimenting 🙂

  8. So you know if you could use chia seeds too? I don’t have flax in hand but can surely get some…just wondering.

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