Today I am sharing one of my favourite gluten free quick bread recipes! Vitamix Recipe #24: Gluten Free Basil & Sun Dried Tomato Flaxseed Focaccia Bread. This gluten free flax bread recipe is so quick, easy, and delicious it will ROCK your world! I can't claim credit for this recipe. I got this recipe from my friend Lois, who made it for one of our girly lunches with Dr Elaine Carter and Sharon.
Since discovering this recipe, we have all made countless flavourful variations of this original recipe with spectacular results. We have made olive and parsley, roasted garlic and caramellized onion, potato and rosemary, maple banana, pumpkin spice, apple, raisin and cinnamon, and the list goes on. But my favourite way to serve this bread is with basil and rosemary, so this is the one I am posting today. But you get the idea - you really can add anything you like. I love to serve this with soup or salad, serve it as an appetizer with olives and olive oil, or just cut it open for a snack with some vegan spread or nut butter.
A lot of people make this flax bread in a rectangle baking tray or dish. But I prefer to make a round mound and cut it into triangles like a pizza. It looks gorgeous and is easy to serve. I use a silpat or baking paper to avoid sticking and the bread comes out perfectly every single time. I mix my wet ingredients in my Vitamix. But you can just whisk them by hand if you don't have a blender. Just make sure you only let the mixture set and thicken for a couple of minutes or it will be become very difficult to spread into shape.
I make my mound about 1 inch high and when the bread rises a little in the oven, it comes out beautifully. If you are vegan, check out the chickpea socca bread and rosemary and chilli cornbread. They are super quick and delicious too!
Trust me, this super quick flax bread will change your life. It is ridiculously easy and absolutely scrumptious.