Keto + SCD Focaccia Bread

Get ready for an incredibly delicious, easy to make Focaccia Bread recipe that has both Keto + SCD versions!

Keto + SCD Focaccia Slices With Tomatoes + Olives

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Keto + SCD Focaccia Bread

I fell in love with Rosemary Focaccia in my early twenties, a few years before I delved into Gluten-Free eating– and years still ahead of our going Grain-Free + Low-Carb/Keto. I was blown away by the texture and taste–the crusty yet spongy fluffiness of the bread- the olive oil, coarse salt, aroma and the flavor of the fresh herbs…

Closeup Grain-Free, Low-Carb Focaccia

Upon that first delicious encounter, there were so many things happening simultaneously to my tastebuds and senses that I hadn’t experienced with traditional rolls and breads, I was amazed…and I was certainly sold. 

Specific Carbohydrate Diet Focaccia With Tomatoes

Fast forward several years and focaccia had become just a fond memory. Determined to enjoy it again, we created our first version in 2019, a Grain-Free + Vegan recipe which you can find here. But we soon became intent on making SCD and Keto friendly varieties as well– and I think these versions are even better.

Olive Oil With Thyme in Green Dish

We can’t wait for you to try them, make sure to have some extra olive oil on hand for dipping! And just below is a video for our SCD + Keto Pizzas, the mixing method is similar if you’d like some visual guidance with the recipe. Both the Keto + SCD versions are in the recipe at the bottom of this post, make sure to follow the ingredients and instructions for the diet you prefer.

Things you’ll need on hand:

  • parchment paper (We love “If You Care” brand)
  • sheet of foil
  • cookie sheet
  • almond flour
  • Italian cheese blend
  • olive oil
  • an egg
  • baking powder + baking soda
  • guar gum for Keto, coconut flour and gelatin for SCD
  • kalamata olives
  • grape tomatoes
  • rosemary and thyme
  • heavy cream for Keto, coconut or almond milk for SCD
  • coarse salt

Grain-Free Focaccia Breads On Parchment

If you love this recipe, we think you’ll also enjoy our Keto + SCD Pizza!

SCD, Low-Carb Focaccia Bread Pin

Happy Focaccia Making!

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Keto + SCD Focaccia Slices With Tomatoes + Olives

Keto + SCD Focaccia


  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Total Time: about 35 min
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Truly delicious Keto + SCD Focaccia Bread, both recipes included! 3.3 net carbs per serving. SCD version is also Keto by default but uses gelatin and coconut flour instead of guar gum.


Ingredients

Scale

Keto Ingredients (SCD ingredients just below)

  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (Hain Brand is Grain-Free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1.5 teaspoons guar gum
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons shredded Italian Cheese Blend (or just mozzarella is ok)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream (half and half ok for low-carb)
  • 1 egg
  • 12 teaspoons fresh rosemary and thyme for topping (dried ok)
  • 48 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 6 kalamata olives, halved
  • 11.5 teaspoons coarse salt
  • extra olive oil for dipping

SCD Ingredients:

  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 full cup + 2 tablespoons of shredded parmesan and provolone. (50% parm, 50% provolone)
  • 2 tablepsoons olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 tablespoons coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 68 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 6 kalamata olives, halved
  • 12 teaspoons fresh rosemary and thyme (dried ok)
  • coarse salt
  • extra olive oil for dipping

Instructions

Keto Instructions (SCD instructions just below)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Have a sheet of foil ready for later.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. In a medium/large bowl, whisk together almond flour, guar gum, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  5. In a separate medium/ large microwave safe bowl, add your shredded cheese. Microwave for 40-45 seconds until melted.
  6. Immediately after microwaving the cheese, take a fork and spread the melted cheese out a bit on the bottom of the bowl. Pour the two tablespoons of olive oil over top.
  7. Now pour your flour mix on top of the oil and melted cheese—now it’s time to get our hands messy!
  8. While the cheese is still very warm and malleable, you’ll want to incorporate the flour mixture into the cheese with your hand by squeezing the flour mix and cheese together. If you find the cheese is too hot for your hand, wait 15 or 20 seconds. Squeeze the flour blend and cheese together until fairly well incorporated. (For guidance, see video in post of how we make our Keto Pizza dough, it’s a similar method).
  9. Then add the egg and heavy cream. Use both hands at this point to combine ingredients together until your dough forms. It will feel sticky. Once the dough starts to form, you can slap it and mold it into a disc shape. Wash your hands to remove excess dough.
  10. Put your dough onto the parchment lined baking sheet. And shape it into an oval shape, just about 3/4 of an inch high. See photo below.
  11. Keto + SCD Focaccia Dough
  12. Brush dough with olive oil, then press the halved olives and tomatoes into the dough. Add fresh herbs and then sprinkle with coarse salt.
  13. Place prepared dough into a preheated oven. Create a dome with your foil and place it lightly over the dough. Bake a 375 with the foil for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes (23-25 minutes total).
  14. Remove from oven and let the bread cool for 15-20 minutes. Slice and serve with olive oil or marinara for dipping. Enjoy!

SCD Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Have a sheet of foil ready for later.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. In a medium/large bowl, whisk together almond flour, gelatin, coconut flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  5. In a separate medium/ large microwave safe bowl, add your shredded cheese. Microwave for 40-45 seconds until melted.
  6. Immediately after microwaving the cheese, take a fork and spread the melted cheese out a bit on the bottom of the bowl. Pour the two tablespoons of olive oil over top.
  7. Now pour your flour mix on top of the oil and melted cheese—now it’s time to get our hands messy!
  8. While the cheese is still very warm and malleable, you’ll want to incorporate the flour mixture into the cheese with your hand by squeezing the flour mix and cheese together. If you find the cheese is too hot for your hand, wait 15 or 20 seconds. Squeeze the flour blend and cheese together until fairly well incorporated. (For guidance, see video in post of how we make our Keto Pizza dough, it’s a similar method).
  9. Then add the egg and coconut milk. Use both hands at this point to combine ingredients together until your dough forms. It will feel sticky. Once the dough starts to form, you can slap it and mold it into a disc shape. Wash your hands to remove excess dough.
  10. Put your dough onto the parchment lined baking sheet. And shape it into an oval shape, just about 3/4 of an inch high. See photo below.
  11. Keto + SCD Focaccia Dough
  12. Brush dough with olive oil, then press the halved olives and tomatoes into the dough. Add fresh herbs and then sprinkle with coarse salt.
  13. Place prepared dough into a preheated oven. Create a dome with your foil and place it lightly over the dough. Bake a 375 with the foil for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for an additional 8 minutes (23 minutes total).
  14. Remove from oven and let the bread cool for 15-20 minutes. Slice and serve with olive oil or marinara for dipping. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15-20 min
  • Cook Time: about 23 min
  • Category: Keto
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Focaccia Bread

Keywords: Keto, Low-Carb, Focaccia, Bread, Italian, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Entertaining

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8 Comments

  1. This is such a beautiful focaccia recipe Catherine. I love the combination of flavors! I can see this complementing many of our meals. 🙂

  2. I never would have thought you can make a focaccia with almond flour, and it looks great. Loving this chewy (Just assume this because of almond flour) yet flaky and light texture. Great toppings, too. You kitchen must be filled with almost breathtaking aromas!

    1. You’re so kind, thank you Ben! It really does flood the kitchen with wonderful aromas, such a treat all the way around!

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