Parmesan Herb Focaccia 

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Introducing the delightful Parmesan Herb Focaccia – a flavorful creation that’s sure to impress. With a golden-brown canvas, topped with a fragrant medley of herbs and a generous sprinkling of savory Parmesan cheese, this bread is truly delicious and SO versatile.

Why You’ll Love Parmesan Herb Focaccia

Get ready to fall in love with this Parmesan Herb Focaccia! Here’s why you’ll adore it:

  1. Quick Prep: It takes just 20 minutes to get everything ready.
  2. Easy Baking: Pop it in the oven for 25-35 minutes, and you’re good to go.
  3. Gluten-Free Goodness: Made with gluten-free bread flour, it’s a great option for those with dietary preferences (but it can be used with regular flour too!)
  4. Bubbly Perfection: The combination of hot water, honey, and yeast creates a delightful bubbly mixture that gives the focaccia its signature texture.
  5. Flavorful Blend: The mixture of olive oil, sparkling water, and yeast brings a burst of flavor to the dough.
  6. No-Fuss Cleanup: With parchment paper lining the baking dish, cleanup is a breeze.
  7. Customizable Toppings: Sprinkle on parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, and a touch of Fleur De Salt for a burst of flavor.

Give it a try, and you’ll see why this Parmesan Herb Focaccia is quickly becoming a new favorite! The amazing flavor and texture make it an absolute winner.

Ingredients You Need To Make Parmesan Herb Focaccia

To make Parmesan Herb Focaccia, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Gluten-free bread flour
  • Baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Instant yeast
  • Hot water (about 110 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Unflavored sparkling water
  • Olive oil (plus extra for greasing the baking dish)
  • Honey
  • Dried oregano

For the topping:

  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dried basil
  • Dried oregano
  • Olive oil
  • Fleur De Sel (a type of sea salt)

Remember to have measuring cups/spoons, mixing bowls, a 9×13 inch metal baking dish, and access to an oven for baking.

How To Make Parmesan Herb Focaccia

  1. Prepare Yeast Mixture:
    • Mix hot water, honey, and yeast in a small bowl.
    • Let it sit for 5 minutes to bubble up.
  2. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, mix gluten-free bread flour, baking powder, and kosher salt.
  3. Add Wet Ingredients:
    • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
    • Add olive oil, sparkling water, and the yeast mixture.
    • Mix until incorporated. The dough will be sticky.
  4. Prepare Baking Dish:
    • Grease a 9×13 inch metal baking dish with olive oil.
    • Line it with parchment paper, letting it come up on two sides.
  5. Shape and Rise:
    • Place the dough in the pan and spread it out.
    • Cover with plastic wrap and a towel, then let it rise until it triples in size.
  6. Prepare Topping:
    • Drizzle olive oil on top of the risen dough.
    • Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese, dried basil, dried oregano, and Fleur De Sel.
  7. Bake:
    • Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Cool and Enjoy:
    • Allow it to cool completely before cutting and serving.

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use All-Purpose Flour?

Yes, All-Purpose Flour can be used. Use the same amount that is listed in the ingredients, but swap with all purpose.

Can I use regular dairy?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free milk, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the milk of your choice for the recipe.

Note: While almond milk is an option, it is less preferred due to its liquid consistency. Consider opting for a milk alternative with a thicker texture.


Can I substitute dried herbs with fresh ones in the topping?

Absolutely! Fresh herbs can be a great addition. Just keep in mind that the flavor intensity might differ, so adjust to your taste.

What can I serve with Parmesan Herb Focaccia?

It pairs well with soups, salads, or can be enjoyed on its own with a dip or spread. It’s also a fantastic side for pasta dishes and grilled meats.

How should I store leftover focaccia?

Store it in an airtight container or wrap it in plastic wrap and keep it at room temperature for up to 2 days. For longer storage, you can freeze it, then reheat in the oven.

Parmesan Herb Focaccia

This is a new favorite! I love the flavor, texture and everything about this! 
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 266kcal


  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • 9 x 13 Baking Dish
  • Oven


  • 3 ¾ cup gluten free bread flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 cup hot water 110 degrees
  • 1 cup unflavored sparkling water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil + 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp oregano


  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1.2 teaspoons Fleur De Sal


  • In a small bowl add the hot water, honey and yeast.
  • Mix for a few seconds and set aside for 5 minutes to bubble.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and mix well.
  • Create a little well in the center of the flour and add 3 tbsp of olive oil, sparkling water and yeast mixture.
  • Mix until incorporated. The dough will be very sticky and lumpy.
  • Using 2 tbsp of olive oil, oil a 9×13 metal baking dish with 2” sides.
  • Then line with parchment paper, its ok to come up on the two sides. It will make it easier to pull the bread out.
  • Place the dough in the pan and spread it out.
  • Cover with saran wrap, top with a towel and set aside until it triples inside.


  • Once the dough has risen, drizzle olive oil on top, sprinkle the seasoning, salt and parmesan cheese on top.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove and allow to cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 736mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Get ready for a taste adventure with Parmesan Herb Focaccia! Imagine a golden bread, sprinkled with yummy Parmesan cheese and fragrant herbs. It’s like a flavor explosion in every bite!

This recipe is easy-peasy, so you can whip it up without any fuss. And guess what? It’s gluten-free, which means everyone can enjoy it. Serve it with your favorite soups, salads, or just snack on it anytime. So roll up those sleeves, gather your ingredients, and let’s create a mouthwatering masterpiece together!

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