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Vegan Whole Wheat Oregano, Feta, Garlic, and Apple Honey Focaccia Bread

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Vegan whole wheat oregano, feta, garlic, and apple honey focaccia bread replaces the white bread flour with whole wheat bread flour. I experience a decrease in blood sugar regulation when I eat white flour. Adding whole wheat flour to this recipe allows me to enjoy focaccia bread without blood sugar drops.

My focaccia bread recipe is not the quickest recipe to prepare. The majority of the process is giving the bread dough time to ferment, which is how it developed its flavor. If I know that I want to use this dough with a meal during the week I will start the dough a couple days before to ensure it is ready to go. I promise it is worth the wait!

A key step to making great focaccia bread is using high protein flour. A flour with 12% protein content or higher is ideal. I have had trouble finding this at my local grocery store and have had to source my flour online.

This focaccia bread is topped with fresh oregano, vegan feta, and garlic slices. Then, I finished everything off with a drizzle of apple honey after cooking. This recipe is fantastic by itself or used in sandwiches or as a pizza crust. See the recipes below for more focaccia inspiration.

Vegan Whole Wheat Oregano, Feta, Garlic, and Apple Honey Focaccia Bread

This recipe is a whole wheat version of my original focaccia.
Servings 8 people
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 2 days 2 hours 50 minutes
Total Time 2 days 3 hours 40 minutes

Equipment

  • 2 9" x 13" baking sheets
  • large mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp agave
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil plus more for drizzling on the dough
  • 3 cups whole wheat bread flour preferably 12% protein content or higher
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup vegan feta
  • 1 Tbsp apple honey
  • Flaky salt to taste optional

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl stir together the yeast, warm water, agave, 1 Tbsp olive oil, and salt until combined
    Vegan Whole Wheat Oregano, Feta, Garlic, and Apple Honey Focaccia Bread
  • Add the bread flour and mix with a spoon until all dry ingredients are blended
  • Cover with a cloth and let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes
  • Stretch and fold the dough from the top upwards and then down toward the bottom of the dough
  • Repeat this action on all sides of the dough until it feels like you have created tension and you cannot stretch the dough up and over anymore
  • Let the dough rest for 10 minutes and repeat the fold action one more time
  • Wet hands gather dough and place seam side down in a bowl so that the top is smooth
  • Give the dough a generous drizzle of olive oil and rub over the top of the dough
    Vegan Whole Wheat Oregano, Feta, Garlic, and Apple Honey Focaccia Bread
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for 24 – 48 hours (the longer the more flavor)
  • Prepare a 9” x 13” baking sheet with oil and parchment paper
  • Drizzle 2 Tbsp olive oil on the parchment paper and spread evenly
  • Remove the dough from the fridge and place it on the tray
  • Oil hands and fold one side of the dough towards the middle and repeat with the other side; like folding a piece of paper into thirds
    Vegan Whole Wheat Oregano, Feta, Garlic, and Apple Honey Focaccia Bread
  • Flip the dough so that the seam side is down
  • Cover using another tray flipped upside down (do not use plastic wrap or a towel because the dough will stick)
  • Let sit for 2 ¼ hours or until the dough fills the tray
  • Preheat oven to 425°
  • Once dough is jiggly drizzle top with olive oil and sprinkle with herbs, garlic powder, garlic slices, and vegan feta
  • Oil hands and press fingers into the dough, gently touching the bottom of the tray until the entire surface is dimpled
  • Sprinkle the top of the dough with flakey salt if using
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes on the lowest rack; remove from oven once it is golden brown and drizzle with apple honey
    Vegan Whole Wheat Oregano, Feta, Garlic, and Apple Honey Focaccia Bread
  • Let the bread cool for a couple of minutes and move it to a cooling rack so it stays crisp
  • Let cool for 15-20 minutes before cutting
    Vegan Whole Wheat Oregano, Feta, Garlic, and Apple Honey Focaccia Bread
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Bread, healthy, vegan

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