Whole Wheat Focaccia

I made this Focaccia bread for the fourth time last week and realized that I never posted about it. I usually buy Focaccia from the farmers market and it is one of the best I've had, but its all white flour and has lots of oil. This one on the other hand is a much lighter and healthier bread and I don't feel so guilty if I have one extra serving. Plus, baking your own bread is so much fun!  This one makes a wonderful sandwich, pizza and is great with curries and even on its own!.

Whole Wheat Focaccia

3 cups whole wheat flour
1 packet active dried yeast
1 1/4 cups warm water
1 tsp cumin seeds
6 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped
1tsp salt
3 tbs olive oil

cumin seeds
thinly sliced onions

Combine warm water and yeast. Stir in olive oil, cumin seeds, chopped garlic, salt and flour and mix to form a dough. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky.
Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for a few minutes in a folding motion until the dough is smooth.
Grease a large bowl with olive oil and plop the dough into it. Roll around a few times to coat the dough in the oil. Cover the bowl with a warm cloth. Place the bowl in a warm spot and let the dough rise for about an hour.

After the rise, punch the dough once and place it on a floured surface and knead gently for a few minutes. Roll out the dough to about 1" thickness. 
Place dough on a greased baking sheet. Poke holes all over the surface with your finger.
Brush the top of the dough generously with olive oil. Top with cumin seeds and sliced onions.

Cover with the towel and let rise again for 20 minutes, in a warm spot.
Bake the bread in a preheated 350 degree F oven for about 30-35 minutes or until you see a light brown crust. Check the bread for firmness with a toothpick. Cool for a few minutes before slicing.

Sending this to Yeast Spotting.
Recipe adapted from Healthy Happy Life.


  1. Bread looks great! I still haven't made focaccia so this looks like a great recipe.

  2. I'd totally make these, and maybe even fill them too :)

  3. This is perfect...I am going to make it.

  4. such a beautiful focaccia bread and that too made from whole wheat flour. you are right... making your own bread is so much fun...

    am addicted to making breads at home. i just finished kneading white bread dough and kept if for leavening....

  5. luks perfect...its my long due to make some :) happy vishu

  6. Wow healthy alternate..love this bread

  7. It is so much fun to bake ur own bread and especially satisfying when it comes out like yours.bookmarked.

  8. Wat a fabulous looking focaccia, seriously feel like having a slice..

  9. Whole wheat focaccia bread is so healthy poornima, you have baked it with good texture. Baking bread at home is really fun, i agree with you.

  10. awesome focaccia, love the clicks...
    looks so good...

  11. I love this dimpled bread! Oh the number of times I have wanted to give it a try and chickened out!
    Ur lovely post and superb pictures have egged me to try it now!

  12. oh, i wonder if my previous comment came thru at all.
    I just wanted to say that I love this dimpled focaccia and ur post has motivated me to give it a try :)

  13. Great looking focaccia and those onions must taste wonderful with every bite.

  14. i love focaccia, have to try it with whole wheat next time

  15. This look awesome,beautiful pic..

  16. I love red onion focaccia! and this is whole wheat.. even better!

  17. one of my fav treat with some soup!

  18. This looks superb... Love that you used wheat flour. Will try it soon.

  19. This has become our favorite already, am planning to bake another one tomorrow :)

  20. awesum luking focaccia..loved the pics...nice one n easy to make..

  21. Whole wheat makes it more dearer.....looks extremely delectable....love that onion touch...

  22. Came across your blog from another Poornima. Beautiful posts and pictures.
    I liked the idea of this focaccia. I usually mix whole wheat and the regular flour in my recipe for focaccia. Have you tried kneading in the onions to the dough?

    1. Thanks Shri! I have not mixed in the onions. but I guess it should be fine. Let me know if you try it!


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