Low Carb Focaccia Bread

The bread is delicious! This low carb focaccia bread  is wonderful with soup but is also great for a braai or as bruschetta on a snack or cheese platter. 

A mix of flax- and chia seeds give this low carb health bread a wonderful texture

The recipe’s from the cookbook ‘The Low Carb Solution for Diabetics’ by Vickie De beer and Kath Megaw.

Makes: 15 slices


60ml (¼ cup) flax seeds, ground

60ml (¼ cup) chia seeds, ground

125ml (½ cup) milk

15ml (1 tbsp) apple cider vinegar

3 eggs

3.75ml (¾ tsp) cream of tartar

1ml (¼ tsp) bicarbonate of soda

2.5ml (½ tsp) salt

500ml (2 cups) almond flour

125ml (½ cup) black olives, pitted and chopped

2 sprigs rosemary, finely chopped

Sea salt flakes for sprinkling


1) Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

2) Mix together the flaxseeds, chia seeds, milk, vinegar and eggs until well combined. Leave to stand for 5 minutes.

3) In a large bowl, combine the cream of tartar, bicarbonate of soda, salt and almond flour. Add the olives, rosemary and chia mixture. Stir until it forms a ball.

4) Turn the ball of dough out onto the lined baking tray and form it into an oblong shape. With a serrated knife, score the bread 3 times. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.

5) Leave to cool for 10 minutes before slicing.

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