Grain-free Flatbread with Figs, Caramelized Shallots, Goat Cheese and Arugula (Gluten-free with vegan options)

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Grain-free Flatbread with Figs, Caramelized Shallots, Goat Cheese and Arugula (Gluten-free with vegan options)

The fig tree is slowing down a bit, but my love for figs is definitely not. I am still “gettin’ figgy wit it”, over here. You would think with all the figs we picked, that I would be over them, but I am definitely not. I made this flatbread a couple weeks ago, when Mark was out of town. I was headed to a friend’s house, since her hubby was away, too. A little yummy girls night of hanging! Besides the amazing company, it was a good thing I had someone to share this with, I seriously think I could have sat down and devoured the entire thing myself!

Grain-free Flatbread with Figs, Caramelized Shallots, Goat Cheese and Arugula (Gluten-free with vegan options)

This flatbread crust is super simple to make and it is perfectly thin and crisp. But not too crisp and cracker-like, which I am not exactly a fan of. The figs are perfectly soft and sweet, which compliment the creamy goat cheese wonderfully and the caramelized shallots are rich, subtly sweet and have a little smokey, earthy flavor. Do not, I repeat DO NOT skip out on the caramelized shallots. You will forever regret it. That I can promise you. I will leave the drizzle of balsamic vinegar over top up to you. I love it and I think it’s a great finishing move, but I also don’t necessarily think it needs it. I say serve it with the balsamic bottle on the side, decided on a piece by piece basis.

Grain-free Flatbread with Figs, Caramelized Shallots, Goat Cheese and Arugula (Gluten-free with vegan options)

If you are vegan, use a chia egg instead and go with your favorite cashew (or other nut) cheese instead of the goat cheese. It will still be so incredible. If you are a meat eater, try adding some crispy bacon, prosciutto or pancetta, if that’s your thing, the crispy meat with salty smokey flavor is a perfect match for all the sweet and creaminess going on.

This flatbread is incredible as an appetizer or snack, or as a full meal. But I highly suggest having a friend around, so you don’t eat it all in on sitting. It’s totally possible. I am off to check the tree for a few more figs, I have to make this again before the fig season is over. I am obsessed.

Grain-free Flatbread with Figs, Caramelized Shallots, Goat Cheese and Arugula (Gluten-free with vegan options)

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1 Meg @ Beard and Bonnet September 24, 2013 at 11:46 am

Seriously, this was so good! I wish I had another one right about now too. These pictures make me drool a little.:)

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2 Alyssa September 24, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Beth, this looks amazing!!! I love how thin and crispy the flatbread is. And of course, topped with figs, shallots, goat cheese and arugula? Hello, all my favorite ingredients on a pizza. I want that now! Fly back east and start a grain-free flatbread delivery company?? 🙂

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3 Janet Paula October 1, 2013 at 3:13 am

In the above recipe, can you tell me exactly what kind of goat cheese is called for. Is it a dry, crumbly cheese or is it a soft cheese (like cream cheese).

Thank you for your time.

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4 Kristin October 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm

YES! You’re officially my hero! I’ve been asking Meg (B&B) to tell me when she comes up w/a recipe for GF flatbread and she just posted your recipe! With FIGS no less! 😀 Beautiful images!
PINNED!! ♡
K-

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5 jenny January 4, 2014 at 6:33 am

can i sub coconut flour for the crust (and using a chia egg to keep it vegan)?

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6 tastyyummies January 4, 2014 at 8:00 am

Jenny, no coconut flour is definitely not a direction and equal substitution for almond flour. The best I can suggest is another nut flour or you can try a seed flour. I am not sure about a chia egg, most baked goods made with nut flours need the egg. Sorry it isn’t a more simple recipe to convert.

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7 Lyn Kyle August 3, 2014 at 2:21 pm

I love this recipe…..it is soooo good!! I add prosciutto to mine which makes it super yummy! 🙂

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8 Natalie August 21, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Can corn starch be used in place of arrowroot/potato/tapioca?

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9 Beth @ Tasty Yummies August 22, 2014 at 9:34 am

Yes the corn starch should work as well.

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