Easy Homemade Focaccia (No Yeast)

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Grab the pantry staples for a family-friendly recipe for Easy Homemade Focaccia Bread that’s made without yeast.

Four slices of Easy Homemade Focaccia (No Yeast) next to small bowls containing kosher salt and olive oil

Few foods are as satisfying to whip up as homemade bread, whether that’s soft pretzel twists, dinner rolls or buttermilk biscuits. Recently, I’ve been working on ways to swap out the yeast in favor of a different ingredient to lighten and fluff: baking powder!

Hand holding a slice of no-yeast focaccia bread

I’ve gone both the savory and sweet routes, with no-yeast bread recipes suitable for breakfast, lunch, dinner and beyond, including:

Pouring milk into a clear bowl containing flour and olive oil

Now it’s time to add an Italian classic to the lineup: Easy Homemade Focaccia Without Yeast!

This pillowy favorite comes together in minutes and is great for dunking in olive oil or balsamic vinegar, serving alongside a big bowl of pasta or slicing into sandwich bread.

Ball of dough on flour-covered work surface

This basic dough comes together in minutes and can be flavored with endless options in the form of fresh or dried herbs, spices, cheeses and more.

Round baking pan with focaccia dough drizzled with olive oil and fresh herbs

It gets the classic fingerprint indentations on top, which serve as tiny pools for olive oil and extra herbs to get their swim on.

Closeup view of dimpled homemade focaccia bread without yeast

A hearty sprinkle of large-flake sea salt adds flavor and crunch atop the golden brown crust, which leads way to the pillowy, spongey focaccia below. So grab your fillings and toppings of choice, preheat your oven and steer clear of the yeast for this quick and easy homemade focaccia!

Round baking pan containing Easy Focaccia Bread No-Yeast

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Easy Homemade Focaccia (No Yeast)

Ditch the yeast in favor of this recipe for Easy Homemade Focaccia starring your favorite fresh or dried herbs.
Author: Kelly Senyei
4.68 from 34 votes
Four slices of Easy Homemade Focaccia (No Yeast) next to small bowls containing kosher salt and olive oil
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for greasing pan
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading dough
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, such as rosemary, thyme or chives, plus more for topping
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup whole milk


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Grease an 8- or 9-inch baking pan generously with olive oil.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, herbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper. 
  • Add the water, milk and 2 tablespoons olive oil and using a spatula, mix until combined.
  • Flour your work surface then turn out the dough.
  • Knead the dough for 1 minute, adding more flour as needed if it’s too sticky. (The dough should still be tacky and slightly sticky.)
  • Grease your hands with olive oil then transfer the dough to the greased baking pan. Using your fingers, press the dough into an even layer, then use your fingertips to make indentations across the dough. Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of olive oil on top and sprinkle with additional herbs.
  • Bake the focaccia for 16 to 20 minutes until pale golden. Remove it from the oven then slice and serve.
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Calories: 128kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 200mg, Potassium: 130mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 45IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 1mg


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  1. 4 stars
    However, mine does not look right. It’s like a puffy biscuit cloud. What did I do wrong? I had to use dried herbs. So good. I didn’t oil my fingers to make the indents. Could I have kneaded too much? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks for the tasty idea!

    1. Hi Jen! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Without seeing a picture, it’s hard to discern what may have affected the appearance, but I’m so glad it tasted great!

  2. 5 stars
    Thia was AMAZING! When I gave some to my sister she didnt beleive that I had made it. Perfects amount of seasoning and crispiness.

  3. 5 stars
    This was excellent. I used a gluten free flour blend, and took the advice of another poster and used vegan yogurt instead of the milk. I also added in a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar which helped replace the yeast flavor. I have been trying to avoid yeast for health reasons, but have been craving bread and this hit the spot.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this bread but I used 1 tbs dried italian seasoning in place of the fresh herbs. Saved me a trip to the store. I brushed it with oil left over from a jar of sundried tomatoes. Sprinkled with Romano cheese before baking. I also made some seasoned dipping oil. SOOOOOO

  5. 4 stars
    Great recipe, so easy to make and everyone is always impressed. I veganised it by replacing whole milk with unsweetened soy milk and it tastes amazing!

  6. I’m excited to try this, but with a few swaps. We’re gluten free and vegan. I planned on using amaranth flour, maybe a little brown rice and oat mixed in. Any additional suggestions to set us up for (more likely) success?

    1. Hi Rich! Did you overmix the dough? That would cause the gluten to become very stiff and lead to a gummy texture.

  7. 5 stars
    Tried it by adding chopped Olives and Pimento ~ along with the Thyme and Rosemary. It was delightful! We enjoyed dipping it in (more) olive oil and balsamic. So easy!

  8. 4 stars
    Hey there, just wondering how thick the dough should be layered in terms of height when spread on the pan? Are we talking one inch in the pan, more, less etc?


  9. 5 stars
    I’m so glad I ran out of bread! Made this today, it’s really good. I used almond milk and added lots of dill, parsley and oregano (from the garden) and crushed fennel seeds. It looked like it might be a bit stodgy but it wasn’t. It’s so tasty, I love making easy things like this that taste so good, thank you.

  10. 5 stars
    Quite tasty. Easy enough that my 10 year old made it with a bit of help. He turned his into pizza. Lovely dinner!

  11. 4 stars
    Delicious and quick. I couldn’t find my baking pans, so made it in a 9″ glass pie dish, just reduced the temperature to 400F. I may try it with fresh garlic next time!

  12. I must have put too much baking powder, cause this tasted sooooo bad. Much better just to take your time and use yeast + let it rise.

  13. 4 stars
    i think i used way too little flour because i use the metric system and some calculations got mixed up. i also added some more spices and herbs and it is absolutely delicious!!!!!! i loved it :)

  14. 5 stars
    This was super easy and delicious. I left out the garlic and herbs and added bacon crumbles and cheddar cheese instead. I had to increase the milk a little to get the right consistency and the bake time to adjust for the added ingredients. It was a hit with everyone who tried it.

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