vegan sweet potato focaccia cut in pieces


This sweet potato focaccia started with a tasty bread I ate in Tel Aviv at the beach. When I wanted to make something like that at home, I ended up adding some more ingredients and now it’s perfect! I added:

  • chia seeds for extra crunch and extra omega-3
  • spelt flour, but of course you can use wheat as well. You might have to adjust the flour-water-ratio
  • the Indian spice ajwain* that I think goes very well with a lot of Mediterranean dishes
  • sweet potato cherry blossoms
  • fresh rosemary
  • pink pepper
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If you love focaccia you might also enjoy my Hokkaido Za’atar Focaccia.

vegan sweet potato focaccia cut in pieces


Delicious and decorative vegan focaccia with sweet potatoes, rosemary and pink pepper
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Brunch
Cuisine Fusion cuisine
Servings 1 focaccia


  • 360 g flour
  • 1 sachet of dry yeast
  • 240 ml lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ajwain
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • more olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon pink pepper
  • more sea salt
  • more olive oil


  • First, gather all your ingredients and prepare them in the right amounts. That makes it so much easier and more fun and you're less likely to forget anything. 
  • Combine flour and dry yeast in a bowl with water, oil, chia seeds, salt, ajwain and maple syrup. Knead for 10 minutes.
  • Pour a little olive oil into a big bowl and over your hands to avoid the dough from sticking and place the dough in the bowl. Cover with a damp tea towel and let it rise for about one hour in a warm place, for example the warm oven. Around 30°C/ 85°F is a good temperature.
  • Slice the sweet potato and cut out blossoms with a cookie cutter.
  • After one hour, the dough should have doubled. Punch it to remove the air, then knead again with oiled hands and form a focaccia.
  • Spread it on parchment paper. Pour more olive oil over the focaccia and poke holes with your fingers to create pools for the oil and the spices. Add the sweet potato decoration, rosemary and sea salt.
    vegan focaccia before baking
  • Let it rest another 20 minutes and preheat your oven in the meantime to 210°C/ 410°F.
  • Then bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Crush the pink pepper with a mortar.
  • Once it's ready, sprinkle with a little more olive oil and pink pepper and cut into pieces, I find it easiest with a pizza cutter.
    vegan focaccia after baking
  • I like my focaccia best fresh from the oven or the next morning for breakfast roasted in a skillet.
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