Grain-Free Parsnip Focaccia (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Soy-Free)

Vegan Bread Recipe


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I’m getting so excited for the April warmth in Manhattan and the sounds of birdies chirping. Yay.

I’m also excited to share this parsnip flatbread recipe with you because it’s SO amazing and I’m honestly obsessed with making grain-free crackers and flatbreads, which I’m sure you are well aware of already since I’ve posted quite a few, hehe.

Here they are in case you didn’t see them Grain-Free Sweet Potato Flatbread  and my Seedy Grain-Free Crackers.

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This flatbread is naturally very sweet and yummy. I have a feeling you’re going to really love it. It’s delicious when served with dips or eaten alone. You can dip this into my curry lime almond nut cheese recipe or my beautiful butternut squash sauce as well as any of your favorite hummus recipes.


There are no grains in this ‘bread’ so it gets its thickness from ground flaxseeds and fresh parsnips. The taste is something you’ve never even come close to before and you’ll want to munch on these babies as snacks anytime of the day.

They’re perfect for an easy breakfast served with creamy almond butter.

You can munch on them with your lunchtime salad–or use them as the ‘bread’ in place of grain-filled bread and layer on some mashed avocado and veggies for your own open faced sammie!

They’ve become a fun nibble for after dinner for me as well- I like drizzling melted almond butter on top and a pinch of cinnamon. O’ so good. You must try. Like right now!



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Grain-Free Parsnip Focaccia (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Soy-Free)
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Free of Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Eggs, Corn, Refined Sugar. Vegetarian and Vegan.
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 2
  • 4 large parsnips, peeled
  • 1 cup garbanzo (chickpea) flour
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh dill
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine flax and water; let sit for 10 minutes then mix well.
  3. Cut parsnips into small pieces and boil or steam until tender, about 15 minutes over medium heat. Purée until smooth in a food processor.
  4. Combine parsnips, flaxseed mixture, garbanzo flour, olive oil and dill to create dough in the food processor; puree until smooth. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and flatten with the back of a spoon. Bake for 40 minutes then remove from the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes on the counter before serving.
  6. Serve warm.


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8 replies
  1. Kitty
    Kitty says:

    A lot of your recipes include nuts and seeds. Because I have diverticula I can’t eat a lots of the foods you recommend. Any suggestions on substitution for the seeds and nuts?

    • Amie
      Amie says:

      Hi Kitty! I don’t have substitutes for nuts/seeds. Since I don’t use soy or eggs or dairy or gluten, the nuts are needed for the creaminess and binders! ox

  2. Lina
    Lina says:

    Hi Amie,
    I discovered your blog few days ago, and i love it. Been trying a recipe every day.
    Yesterday i made the parsnip focaccia, It was the irst time that i cook with parsnips; however instead of 4 parsnips i used only 2 because i thought 4 would be too much for 1 cup of garbanzo flour. And it worked out well, the taste is very yummy. what do you think?



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