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Gluten-free Apple Balsamic Flatbread

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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For the crust

  • 1 tbsp ground flax (see notes for AIP option)
  • 5 tbsp water, divided
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar

For the toppings

  • 3 tbsp dairy-free cheese, or goat cheese (omit for AIP)
  • 1/2 Honeycrisp apple, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup arugula
  • 23 pieces of prosciutto, sliced into smaller pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic glaze (like this)
  • Cracked pepper (omit for AIP)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with lightly greased parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the flax egg by combining the ground flax with 3 tbsp water in a large bowl. Stir to combine and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the coconut flour, arrowroot starch, and baking soda to the bowl and stir to combine. Stir in the remainder of the crust ingredients and stir until a dough forms.
  4. Add the dough to the baking sheet and flatten it into a long oval crust.
  5. Transfer to the oven and bake for 7 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and carefully (don’t burn yourself!) top with the dairy-free cheese, spreading into an even layer. Add the apple slices, making sure the apples don’t overlap and return to the oven for another 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before topping with arugula, prosciutto, olive oil, balsamic glaze and pepper. Slice and serve fresh.


  • For AIP omit pepper and DF cheese. Swap the flax egg for a gelatin egg. Add 1/4 cup water to a small saucepot and slowly pour over 1 tbsp gelatin. Allow it to harden. Place the pot on the stove and turn it on low heat. Slowly melt the gelatin (this will take just a minute) and remove from heat. Vigorously whisk the gelatin egg until it becomes frothy. Add the gelatin egg to the crust ingredients immediately and combine.


  • All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: global


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 344
  • Fat: 23.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Protein: 7.3g

Keywords: apple flatbread