Fig Pizza {gluten free}

Good morning friends, how was your Wednesday? It is starting to feel like September around here:

Yay… I love my fall wardrobe (hello, boots and chunky knits!)

Nay… I am already cold on my morning runs.

Yay… There are so many yummy fall fruits and veggies.

So really, I just have to suck up the chilly weather!

I know everyone is freaking out about pumpkin season but it is also the perfect time for figs; their main season starts in late summer and runs through fall. If you’ve never tried a fig… do it now!


I know the texture is not a total win for many but I love fresh figs. I also love Lululemon and sometimes clothing purchases trump food purchases. And figs are not exactly inexpensive. Also considering I had quite a running shopping spree recently…

But! I finally found these gems at my favorite fruit store (where I also buy the canary melon) for $3.99!!! An entire basket of figgy goodness… could not have been happier.

I have been eating them non-stop for days.

Straight up.


On oatmeal.

Fig oatmeal

On mug cakes.

Fig cupcake

And on pizza.

Fig Pizza1

Oh the pizza! I don’t make pizza often (I have a love/hate relationship with cheese) but I just had to try out this combo: almond flour crust, honey balsamic, baby spinach, crumbled goat cheese and delicious figs. [Sidenote: my favorite pizza restaurant in Boston is called Figs]

Fig Pizza2

This recipe makes one large pizza-pie; which was two servings for me but maybe it’s one for you! All of our bodies have different needs.

The meal came together in a jiffy… well once I kicked my dad out of the kitchen so I could takeover. I had half the pizza with a side of cabbage salad for two dinners this week. My kind of two-in-one meal prep!

Fig Pizza3

Fig Pizza

Ingredients (1-2 servings)

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast (or Parmesan cheese)
  • pinch of salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 4 figs
  • 2 tbsp crumbled goat cheese


1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.

2. To make the crust: combine the almond flour, egg, olive oil, basil, oregano, nutritional yeast (or Parmesan) and salt together in a bowl.

3. Mix well and flatten onto a lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray, to make about a 6-inch circle.

4. Bake at 325F for 20 minutes.

5. While the crust is baking, prepare your toppings: combine the balsamic and honey in a small bowl; wilt your spinach in a steamer and drain the excess water; wash and slice your figs.

6. Remove the crust from the oven and change oven temperature to broil.

7. Use a brush to spread half of the balsamic and honey mixture on the crust.

8. Top with spinach, goat cheese, figs and drizzle the rest of balsamic and honey mixture on top.

9. Return to oven and bake for 5 additional minutes.

10. Serve and enjoy!


Okay, I know I just said “figs” like 478975464 billion times but trust me this pizza is delicious. But if these toppings still don’t win you over, feel free to use the crust as your canvas. Let me know what you create!

Hope you have a wonderful Thursday and if you are celebrating Rosh Hashanah — Happy New Year!


Do you make homemade pizza?

What are your go-to pizza toppings?

What are some things you are excited (and maybe not so excited) about fall?


46 thoughts on “Fig Pizza {gluten free}

  1. No freaking way – I’ve been to Figs in Boston and I loved it there! I actually had a fig, prosciutto, and blue cheese pizza, which was to DIE for! I love any pizza with figs, prosciutto and cheese (mozzarella, goat, blue, or brie cheese!). Caramelized onions make a really delicious addition too.

  2. You’re killing me here, I’m CRAVING fresh figs but cannot find them anywhere! I’ve resorted to eating spoonfuls of fig preserves straight from the jar :P And I love honey whole wheat pizza crust so now I’m craving that topped with fresh figs, honey, and goat cheese… Breakfast pizza?

  3. Okay so I think that I just have to try that pizza…it looks too good! Gonna buy some figs next time I grocery shop.

    As for pizza toppings, I usually go for fresh basil, roma tomatoes, portobello mushrooms, red bell peppers, onions…basically a lot of veggies. Oh and usually just mozzarella cheese. YUM!

    I have a lot of favorite things about fall – the type fall flavors, apples, football, cider mill visits, crisp fall runs…
    other than that…
    I look forward to all the concerts I have coming up! So far I have purchased tickets to about 10 DJ shows! Gotta spice things up a little bit :)

    Have a great day!

  4. Oh yum. Okay. Fresh figs are definitely going on my grocery list… I need to give them another chance and this time do it right by broiling them and pairing them with some goat cheese because this pizza looks amazing. And I love the idea of making a crust that doesn’t need yeast – I’m still a little intimidated when it comes to working with that stuff.

    Fall! So excited :D Mostly for the colours and fashions, but definitely for the foods as well. Warming spices, comfort bowls, pumpkin bread, orchard apples. The only downside is the impending doom of winter. Stay away!

  5. I will definitely be trying the crust, and hopefully the whole pizza if I can find me some figs :) AND thanks for the Boston recommendation, we are moving there in the spring so I’ve started a list of places we need to try!

  6. Ughhhh I really wish I could find some figs somewhere in my area! I might have to drive to the closest big city to me (cleveland) an hour away just to get them. It’d be the perfect excuse to make a stop at Trader Joes…they’d have them there wouldn’t they? I need to try a fig!!

  7. happy new year! i actually love all this talk of figs because when my boyfriend and i go out to eat, whenever we see something with figs on the menu, we get it. like especially at tapas restaurants, theres usually a tenderloin in a fig sauce or something like that. ahh i love figs :)

  8. Okay, this post just made me get a huge craving for figs! Which is weird for me but I like it.
    That pizza is almost too pretty to eat. It looks so good and I love all of the super healthy ingredients!
    The crust looks awesome too. I have to try that one!

  9. So you can eat the skins then? I need to jump on the fig train. The pizza sound figgin awesome (overused joke, I apologize). I’m super boring with pizza toppings, I like to stick to mushrooms, spinach and onion. And as for fall I am looking forward to everything because fall is my jam.

  10. Will you believe me that I actually bought a few fresh figs just because of your post earlier today? Even though I commented just yesterday saying I didn’t like them. You apparently have a good influence on me – or at least I hope it is/they will be good :).
    After not having any pizza for years I’ve been enjoying homemade versions a lot in the past months. It might just be the [food] rediscovery of the year for me and some of my favourite toppings are fresh mushrooms, green olives, zucchini and – yes! – chickpeas.

  11. I’ve been seeing figs everywhere lately in the blog world. This pizza sounds fantastic. I need to check out your WIAW because I saw that was the theme of it as well. Making me crave some fig newtons like crazy :)

  12. I have been overdosing on figs (is that even possible) lately, I just can’t get enough! I am savoring them while they are still in season. I love them on pizza, but I have yet to perfect an almond flour crust so I will have to bookmark this one!

  13. YUM. I had a piece of pizza similar to this at a local restaurant and I loved the flavor combination. All of these pizza recipes I’ve been coming across on blogs lately is making me want to make my own. I’ve never made homemade pizza!

  14. Hey! So…I made this pizza tonight and it turned out great! There weren’t fresh plums around so I used dried figs, soaked them in water for a few hours before I chopped them up and put them on the pizza. Overall, I enjoyed this and will make it again.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it! Great idea to use dried figs and soak them. I love the crust and think you can try a bunch of other toppings :)

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