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Keto Focaccia Bread ( With Yeast)

 

This keto focaccia bread tastes so much like the real thing, it’s going to fool your tastebuds into thinking you’ve cheated on your low carb diet.

Made with almond flour and a little yeast, it’s completely grain-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. The fact that it’s also dairy-free makes this also a Paleo-friendly recipe.

What’s more, it’s also a very easy no-knead recipe.

Enjoy all the flavor of traditional focaccia without the gluten, and carbs! This easy keto focaccia recipe will be the perfect option for anyone doing a low carb, keto diet. 

With only 3.1 net carbs per serving, it’s bread, you can have whenever a craving strike! Enjoy with a keto entree or make your sandwiches with it. 

Typically focaccia can be a bit labor-intensive but that’s not the case with this easy low carb focaccia recipe.

In fact, it requires no fancy equipment just a bowl, and a spatula. 

Be sure to also check out our collection of keto bread recipes for more of the same.

 

 

Keto Olive Focaccia Bread

keto focaccia bread with yeast

Keto focaccia bread made with yeast

When I set out to make a keto-friendly focaccia recipe I wanted the outside to be crispy and the inside soft and slightly chewy, just like its high carb counterpart. 

This keto bread is not eggy or in the least bit crumbly. It’s a keto bread with the yeasty flavor we have come to love in bread. 

My family has always loved focaccia and this girl used to make homemade focaccia on the regular before going gluten-free and keto.

So going in I knew I had to get this recipe as close as possible to what I used to make for them if I was going to fool their tastebuds, something I always aim for.

What I found is the use of fast-acting yeast in the recipe gave the keto bread that yeasty flavor profile we associate with bread. And helped in creating the best texture in a gluten-free focaccia recipe.

I also included our family recipe for seasoned olive oil for you to dip to your heart’s content.  Although, it’s optional I hope you give it a try since it will not add to the carb count. 

Ingredients Needed To Make A Keto Focaccia Bread

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keto focaccia bread with seasoned olive oil dip

Keto focaccia bread with seasoned olive oil dip

The following are the ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page. 

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low carb focaccia bread sliced on a baking sheet

keto focaccia bread sliced on a baking sheet

Seasoned Olive Oil Dipping Sauce (Optional)

  • Garlic cloves
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Dried oregano
  • Fresh rosemary or dried
  • Black pepper
  • Dried basil
  • Red pepper flakes

How To Make Keto-Friendly Focaccia Bread With Yeast

keto focaccia bread process pictures

Keto focaccia bread process pictures

Making a focaccia bread that is low in carbs is pretty straightforward and requires very few tools. With that being said, it does have a few key ingredients that give the bread the perfect texture without the use of whole wheat flour. 

Start by lining a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Then in a large bowl, combine the ground flax meal, almond flour, psyllium husk powder, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon of the red pepper flakes, and onion powder.

In a small bowl proof the yeast with 3 tablespoons of warm water and a teaspoon of sugar or inulin powder. Note the sugar gets eaten by the yeast and does affect the carb count.

To the dry ingredients add remaining warm water, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and eggs. Combine the ingredients well with a silicone spatula.

Next, using a spatula spread the dough evenly over the prepared baking sheet.

low carb focaccia bread served on a wooden board

Low carb focaccia bread served on a wooden board

I recommend using wet hands to smooth out the bread to approximately 12X9 inches onto the parchment paper.

Wet your fingers with water and give the bread the dimpled classic texture by gently pressing your fingers over the entire surface of the bread.

Then with a pastry brush spread the reserved 2 tablespoons of olive oil evenly over the surface of the focaccia bread. Now comes the fun part, press the olives evenly into the surface of the bread.

Sprinkle the surface of the bread with shallots or red onions. Also, add the rosemary leaves to the surface of the bread.

I also like to sprinkle the sea salt flakes, some red pepper flakes, black pepper over the top of the bread before allowing it to rest for about 30 minutes. This gives the yeast some time to work and slightly rise. 

Note that although the dough may rise slightly, the yeast is added primarily for flavor. 

Next, bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until lightly brown around the edges.

While the focaccia bread bakes, make your seasoned dipping oil. 

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 weeks. You can also store the dipping sauce for up to 5 days in the refrigerator and let the oil come to room temperature before enjoying it. 

keto focaccia being dipped in seasoned olive oil dip

keto focaccia being dipped in seasoned olive oil dip

How To Customize Your Low Carb Focaccia Bread

I decided to top my focaccia bread with kalamata black olives, fresh rosemary, and shallots but frankly, the sky’s the limit when it comes to customizing. 

You can change the flavor of your focaccia bread by adding different herbs and freshly minced garlic. 

In fact, you can even make keto focaccia bread art by decorating the focaccia with fresh vegetables and herbs to make a delicious and beautiful edible art. 

The following are some ingredients to consider using for flavor or decorations:

  • Chives & Green Onions- These add a little onion flavor and can be used as flower stems
  • Parsley & Cilantro- Add their own flavor profile and can be used as leaves
  • Basil- As larger leaves
  • Red onions and shallots- Sliced thinly can be used to create flowers
  • Green onions & chives – Uses as stems
  • Cherry tomatoes-Sliced in half for flower centers

What To Serve With Focaccia Keto Bread

The following are some keto recipes that go well with a keto focaccia bread:

Keto Zuppa Toscana 

Keto Zucchini Lasagna

Keto Crepini Lasagna

keto focaccia olive bread served on a wooden board

Keto focaccia olive bread served on a wooden board

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keto focaccia bread sliced on a baking sheet

Keto Focaccia Bread

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Baking Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This keto focaccia olive bread is easy and full of flavor. It is soft on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside just like its high carb counterpart. Enjoy focaccia bread minus all the carbs!

Ingredients

Seasoned Olive Oil Dipping Sauce (Optional)

  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon of dried
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon of dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground flax meal, almond flour, psyllium husk powder, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, and onion powder.
  3. In a small bowl proof the yeast with 3 tablespoons of warm water and a teaspoon of sugar or inulin powder. Note the sugar gets eaten by the yeast and does affect the carb count.
  4. To the dry ingredients add 3/4 cup warm water, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and eggs. Combine the ingredients well with a silicone spatula.
  5. Using a spatula spread the dough evenly over the prepared baking sheet. Using wet hands smooth out the bread to approximately 12X9 inches onto the parchment paper. Wet your fingers with water and give the bread the dimpled classic texture by gently pressing your fingers over the entire surface of the bread.
  6. With a pastry brush spread the reserved 2 tablespoons of olive oil evenly over the surface of the focaccia bread.
  7. Next, press the olives evenly into the surface of the bread. Sprinkle the surface of the bread with shallots or red onions. Sprinkle the rosemary leaves unto the surface of the bread.
  8. Sprinkle the sea salt flakes, the reserved 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, black pepper over the bread evenly.
  9. Allow the dough to rest for about 30 minutes before baking.
  10. Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
  11. Bake the keto focaccia bread for 30-35 minutes, or until lightly brown around the edges.
  12. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 weeks. You can also store the dipping sauce for up to 5 days in the refrigerator and let the oil come to room temperature before enjoying it. 

Dipping Oil

  1. In a small bowl combine the olive oil and spices. Allow the oil to marinate while the bread bakes.
  2. Once the bread is cooked slice the focaccia and enjoy with the dipping sauce. For best flavor dip the bread while it is still warm.
  3. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

*Note that the olive oil dipping sauce was not included in the nutritional facts since this will vary per individual. The dipping oil will not raise the carb count but it will make it higher in fat and calories.

** Note that one teaspoon of sugar is used to proof the yeast will not add to the carb count. The yeast feeds on the sugar and emits carbon dioxide. But if you prefer you can use inulin powder a high fiber ingredient that can give you the same results.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 21.2gSaturated Fat: 2.9gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 6.2gNet Carbohydrates: 3.1gFiber: 3.1gSugar: .1gProtein: 9g

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Jennifer

Friday 7th of January 2022

This looks amazing, but i have questions. I know nothing about bread making. What does it mean to “proof” the yeast. Also, i can’t tell from your instructions when to add the yeast. How does it get added? With the 3 TBSP water? Is it drained? I’m sorry, i just don’t know anything about bread—except how to eat it! 😂

Hilda Solares

Friday 14th of January 2022

Hi Jennifer, to "proof" the yeast just means to allow the yeast to grow in warm water it basically tests it so that you know it is fresh. As the yeast sits in the warm water it bubbles up and you add it to the dough after it's risen. There is nothing to drain.

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