Sunday, July 11, 2010

Gluten Free Rosemary "Focaccia" Flatbread

Garbanzo bean flour is one of my new loves. It is super healthy, high in protein, low in carbs, and I think it is absolutely delicious.

In our baking class, we learned how to make a flatbread out of this. While soaking it overnight is ideal, you can even mix this up and have it all made from start to finish in about 30 minutes. The flour has a distinctive taste, but I think it's SO good! It's even better when paired with fresh herbs, like in this version I came up with.

I've pieces of it in place of hamburger buns, for bruschetta, topped with some goat cheese, or just eaten all by itself.....let your culinary genius flow!

GF Rosemary “Focaccia” Flatbread

Inspired by Julia Hellerman

Servings: 8

This easy, delicious, gluten-free flatbread is reminiscent of focaccia, packed with flavor, and the perfect companion for some fresh bruschetta topping or raw goat cheese.


  • 1 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 sprig rosemary, stem removed, chopped
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Dash of lemon pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, combine garbanzo bean flour, water, rosemary, lemon juice and salt. Mix well, until no lumps are present.
  2. Allow to sit at room temperature for at least ½ hour, or overnight for best results.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour batter into a large cast iron skillet or a greased 9x9 baking pan. Lightly sprinkle with lemon pepper.
  4. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, until bread has pulled away from edges of pan. If in a cast iron skillet, you can flip bread over so both sides brown.
  5. Slice and serve warm, spread with a bit of raw goat cheese, or some fresh summery bruschetta topping.


  1. Sounds great! You're making me wanna go home and bake!!

  2. I'm so glad you post GF recipes. Being gluten-free myself, I enjoy learning and trying new recipes!! This one looks delicious. I'll let you know what I think of it once I get a chance to get to Whole Foods to get Garbanzo Bean flour--one of my favorites, as well!!

  3. For sure! Yeah, all my recipes are gluten free, because, welcome to my life lol. I know how hard it is to come up with new ideas sometimes, so I'm glad to be able to help people out!