Savory Grain-free Focaccia Bread

Savory Grain-free Focaccia Bread

All you SCD’ers: this recipe is for you! (Well, and anyone else who would like to try a unique, delicious grain-free bread of course!) For the past few months, I have been trying to cut back on our almond flour intake. I love grain-free baking, but we were going through the almond flour like crazy. And while almonds are packed with benefits and almond flour is a great low carb, grain-free alternative to wheat flour, it has its drawbacks too. Almond flour breads, cookies and other baked goods are SO DELICIOUS, it’s easy to over-consume the almonds! As one of my *over-used* saying goes:

Everything in moderation but moderation!

This Savory Grain-free Focaccia Bread is here to save the day! It is made with coconut flour and lentil flour. And the results are really unique for a grain-free bread.

Savory Grain-free Bread with a Groundbreaking Texture

If you have done any grain-free bread baking, you know that the texture is much different than a traditional wheat bread. Grain-free breads are dense. Sweet or savory, the texture resembles a traditional quick bread made with wheat. (Think the consistency of pumpkin or banana bread.) Grain free breads also tend to fall apart easily. You cannot pile your sandwiches too full. You need to be a little delicate with them.

However, THIS Savory Grain-free Focaccia Bread breaks the mold! It is:

  • Hearty
  • Pliable
  • Not crumbly
  • Holds together well for sandwiches even with condiments.
  • Charcuterie board worthy and dippable in olive oil!

The Secret to a Pliable Grain-free Bread

Lentil Flour is the magical ingredient that makes this bread pliable and not crumbly. It may be a bit difficult to find IN some stores. BUT never fear! You can find it easily on Amazon or other websites. I actually made my own lentil flour in less than 1 minute. A bag of split red lentils and a high-speed blender is all you need. My split lentils transformed into lentil flour in seconds! Below are a few other orderable options.

Wellbee’s SCD legal Red Lentil Flour

*IMPORTANT: If you are strictly following SCD, this is the bagged lentil flour to purchase. All Wellbee’s products are SCD legal, and these lentils are pre-soaked, which is required by the diet. *

Food to Live

Hearthy Foods

These are two other pre-ground red lentil flour choices, perfect options if you are not strictly following SCD.

Protein Packed and Versatile

This protein packed snack delivers an abundance of benefits. Yes, protein, but fiber and nutrients as well. Consider the ingredients:

  • Lentil Flour
  • Coconut Flour
  • Dry Curd Cottage Cheese (Farm Cheese)
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Eggs

The protein and fiber combo create a hearty and filling bread. Just toast this bread for a couple minutes and it is perfect for a lunch sandwich, an open-faced egg and avocado breakfast dish or my favorite, warmed and dipped in a seasoned olive oil! What a treat with dinner or even a glass of wine! 🙂

If you are sold on the amazing taste of this savory baked good and the benefits of red lentils, try these other crowd-pleasing lentil creations:

A special thanks to Rhonda T. for sharing this recipe with us and for allowing me to sing its praises on this website!

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Savory Grain-free Focaccia Bread

  • Author: Kristi McCollom
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf or 20 squares 1x


This hearty and delicious grain-free focaccia bread is such an amazing treat! Perfect for sandwiches or toasted and dipped in olive oil, a savory low-carb bread has never been so versatile! 



For the bread:

4 eggs

1 cup red lentil flour (pre-ground or homemade)

1/4 cup coconut flour

1 package (7.5 oz) dry curd cottage cheese/farm cheese

3 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/2 cup green onion or scallions- diced

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

For the topping:

1 Tbsp grated cheddar

1 Tbsp green onion or scallions- diced

1 tsp dried rosemary


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cover the bottom of an 8×11 baking dish with parchment paper.  Or generously oil the bottom and sides of the dish.
  3. Place all bread ingredients except cheddar and green onions/scallions in a food processor.  Blend until the mixtures is smooth and all ingredients are incorporated. 
  4. Add scallions and cheddar and pulse until combined.
  5. Spread the dough in the prepared baking dish.  Sprinkle topping ingredients over the dough.
  6. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until the top is nicely browned and the bread is firm to the touch.  
  7. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.  This bread can be frozen as well.


This bread will likely stick to the bottom of the pan even when oiled.  It does come out when using a spatula to gently unstick it.  To avoid this, use parchment paper on the bottom.

We prefer this bread toasted for a few minutes instead of cold out of the fridge.  It really is so yummy!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes

2 thoughts on “Savory Grain-free Focaccia Bread”

  • A new favorite in our house! Thank you for sharing this yummy flavorful savory bread recipe. My husband ate some straight out of the oven, popped some in the toaster, made himself a grilled cheese sandwich, and then a grilled ham and cheese sandwich, all within the first hour! We might need to embrace your comment on moderation…

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