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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. Tell me where I went wrong — I used the 1/2 cup of water (divided) but it did not nearly absorb even half of the flour/yeast, so I added a little bit more water (1/4 cup more). I let it rise for 20 minutes, then I tried to roll it out but it expanded like Dr. Doughboy I could not get it flat — when I cooked it it puffed up like a blow fish. Then the entire thing tasted totally rubbery — unedible I had to throw it away. Any advice would be great. thanks.

  2. I totally agree – everything store bought is so generic and doesn’t have any personality at all. This however, is bursting with personality! I love to make focaccia : )

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    Kate, I know what you mean! I think I err on the opposite side and try to do too much at dinner parties, LOL! Your focaccia looks simply gorgeous!

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    This is amazing! Have you ever been to Chicago Pizza Oven Grinder on Clark? They have a flatbread just like this (you can get it whole wheat, but I’m sure yours is healthier!) that I LOVE. I’m dying to try this now. Great recipe!

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    Maggie @ Vittles and Bits

    That is so true – if you’re going to invite people over to eat, at least make ONE thing for your guests! And this bread looks delish!

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    Happy When Not Hungry

    I love makin focaccia bread! I’ve never tried whole wheat though. Will def have to try. So much healthier!

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