Must-try: gluten-free, paleo garlic and rosemary focaccia

Luke Hines Garlic Focaccia

There are rare exceptions, but you’d be hard pressed to find someone who wouldn’t melt at the sight of a fresh, warm, soft slice of focaccia bread. But if you think gluten and grain-free versions can’t be as tasty and the wholewheat versions, then think again. This gluten free and paleo garlic and rosemary focaccia is a delicious and fragrant side dish that will pair nicely with any main meal.

Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia

Serves 6


6 eggs, at room temperature

1⁄2 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2/3 cup coconut flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

sea salt and ground black pepper

3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves

25 g butter, melted



  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C, then grease a 26 cm × 16 cm cake tin and line it with baking paper.
  2. Whisk the eggs, coconut milk and lemon juice together in a large bowl. Add the coconut flour and baking powder and stir until well combined. The mixture will be soft and sticky. Season with salt, then spoon the batter into the cake tin and level the surface.
  3. Press the garlic slices and rosemary all over the top of the focaccia, then drizzle it with the melted butter and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Put the focaccia in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden. When it’s cooked, a skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean. Let it stand in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a chopping board. Slice and serve warm.
Recipe courtesy of Clean Living: Eat Clean All Year by Luke Hines and Scott Gooding ($29.99), published by Hachette Australia.
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Luke Hines
Luke Hines, The Clean Living Cook, is all about celebrating real food, that tastes phenomenal! And he believes it should be something everyone can enjoy by making it fun, sustainable and delicious. With his down to earth, back to basics approach, his background in health and fitness combined with his successful stint as a finalist on My Kitchen Rules, have married perfectly to create a strong health and wellness profile on Tv, print and publishing. His contagiously positive energy has seen him release 6 top selling Clean Living cookbooks, work with Angelina Jolie as a training and food consultant, appear on sunrise, today, the morning show, kick some butt as the trainer on Australia's Next Top Model and be a runner up in 2015’s Celebrity Men’s Health Man of The Year. His message is simple; live your best life through clean living! He looks forward to new and exciting ways to inspire others to be the best version of themselves.