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Whole Wheat Focaccia Bread

Whole Wheat Focaccia Bread is so easy to make and tastes wonderful! This homemade bread is seasoned with tons of herbs for tons of flavor, and is a perfect side for any meal.

Love making homemade focaccia? Try this recipe for Slow Roasted Tomato and Olive Focaccia too!

I Love Homemade Fococcia Bread

I love a good focaccia bread. And I especially love that bread when it has been made for me by someone else.

You want to know what I don’t love?

(I’m not going to mention any names)

When I get to a dinner party and discover that everything on that table was prepared by the hands of your local grocer; petite quiches, jalapeno poppers (at a dinner party?) and other finger foods from Sam’s… a cake from Sam’s bakery… and, the one thing that infuriates me the most… sliced bread… also bought at Sam’s.

Are you kidding me?

You just invited me to a dinner party that was catered by your local Sam’s. Why on Earth didn’t you just tell us to meet you at the cafe over at Sam’s instead?

Come on, at least make the bread!


Whole Wheat Focaccia Bread Recipe

This Recipe For Focaccia Is So Easy To Make

Oh gosh. Am I being a brat? Is that too harsh?!

But, I believe that nothing tastes as good as homemade bread. Nothing. The smell of the bread while baking … mmmmm…. so good!!

Please allow me to show you how easy it is to make a really good bread that you can wow your guests with. It tastes oh-so-yummy-good, it takes one hour flat to make it, and your guests will love this Whole Wheat Focaccia Bread just because it sounds foreign. 😉

Use leftovers (if any left!) in these Roasted Red Pepper Sandwiches with Herbed Goat Cheese.


Whole Wheat Focaccia Bread

Katerina | Diethood
Whole Wheat Focaccia Bread is so easy to make and tastes wonderful! This homemade bread is seasoned with tons of herbs and is a perfect side for any meal.
Servings : 4 Servings
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins


  • 1 cup White Whole Wheat Flour (I use King Arthur)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 package (.25 oz.) instant dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup of hot water
  • olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary


  • Preheat oven to 475.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, yeast, and garlic salt; stir well to combine.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup of warm water, mix, then pour in another 1/4 cup; continue to mix. Pour the rest of the water if needed, until all of the flour is absorbed.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 1 minute.
  • Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil.
  • Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes. I always put it on top of my warm stove and the rise is done within 20 minutes.
  • Take the dough and knead it again, briefly, on a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll the dough into a rectangular shape, about 1/4 inch thick, and place it on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Dimple the bread with your index finger.
  • Brush the dough with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder, oregano and rosemary.
  • Bake the bread for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on desired crispness.
  • With a sharp knife, slice the focaccia into wedges and serve it with garlic sauce, cheese sauce or any dipping sauce of your choice. You can also cut it into squares and make little bite-sized sandwiches.


Calories: 448 kcal | Carbohydrates: 75 g | Protein: 36 g | Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 619 mg | Potassium: 752 mg | Fiber: 23 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 54 mg | Iron: 4 mg | Net Carbs: 52 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Bread
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy focaccia bread recipe, focaccia bread recipe, homemade focaccia, how to make focaccia, recipes for focaccia, recipes for focaccia bread
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65 comments on “Whole Wheat Focaccia Bread”

  1. I just made the focaccia bread and I must say it is super easy to make and taste amazing. Thanks for a wonderful easy bread recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Vicki!! I am so happy you enjoyed it! I make it quite often and it all goes in one sitting. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank YOU!

  2. I am going to be trying my hand at making Focaccia bread for the first time. And came across your recipe. It seems simple enough. I was wondering does the shape of the dough have to be in a rectangle shape only? Could I shape it into a Loaf? Or does it not make a difference how I shape the dough?

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      HI! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for the question!
      Focaccia is a flat bread so that is why the directions state “rectangle form”. I have never tried to make this particular recipe into a loaf, therefore I am not sure if it will even turn out. If you need excellent loaf bread recipes, I would suggest any of these recipes from Roxana:

      Let me know if you need anything else!

  3. Kate, this is currently baking in my oven and my house smells divine! Till now, Ive failed @ all my bread baking attempts, Im really hoping this one comes through!

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    Kim - Liv Life

    Was just searching Foodgawker for Focaccia, and look what caught my eye?? This one is going on our Father’s Day table today… and not one thing on the table is from Costco!!
    I attended a Food Blogger meeting yesterday in San Diego at Meandering Eats where Marie asked us all to bring “brunch” food. Can you just imagine the spread 15 food bloggers put on?? What a treat!!

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    Britne @ Shabbott's Habits

    Wow! I never realized that focaccia was so easy. I’ll def be giving this a try!

  6. Well. Kate this bread is gorgeous, and as newbie yeast baker, ( I did make a King Cake this year), you had me when you said that you could make it in an hour!
    I’m having dinner guests tomorrow, so I’m trying this bread. If you hear me crying, ” Help”, please answer.

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      Kate @

      Becky, you just call and I’ll be there. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have my Blackberry on me almost all of the time, so I will get your cry for help right away! I hope you give this deliciousness a go. Have a great weekend!

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    Kate @

    Awww I’m sorry that it didn’t turn out!! Lets see… it sounds like an issue with the yeast… did you use instant yeast or active?
    Depending on the humidity of the air where you live you may need more or less liquid. But also it may take a few minutes for the flour to fully absorb the liquid, so don’t rush to add liquid or flour to it…give it a bit of time.

    1. You are soo nice to answer a fledgling cook and baker! thank you. I used Hodgson Mill Active Drive Yeast 5/16 oz (8.75g). The liquid was in no way going to absorb all of the flour— it only made a little dent, but I could try to give it more time. I also wonder if I let it sit too long in its oiled-ball shape on the stove? 20 minutes. B/c it bloated up and wouldn’t flatten down. I cooked it for 10 minutes and it had blown up to a blow fish size so I took it out but it was not cooked. Then I put it back in and cooked it another 10 minutes, then another five minutes. The consistency was rubber. Thanks for trying to help me figure out where I went wrong — since everyone else has had great success with this recipe I want to give it another try. oh, also I used only wheat flour, no AP.

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        Kate @

        HI Amy! Did you proof the yeast? The recipe that I gave above is with instant yeast (0.25 oz) – meaning, you don’t have to proof it… just mix it in with the dry ingredients. Try using instant yeast, instead. And it’s okay that you used AP flour only – as long as it was 2 cups of flour. Get back to me and let me know how it went. Take care!

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