40 mouth-watering must-make gluten-free fig recipes this season, with paleo and vegan options!

40 Must-Make Gluten-Free Fig Recipes for breakfast, dinner, and dessert

Sweet, ripe, juicy figs are near impossible to beat in my opinion, and didyouknow they’re packed with nutrients? Figs are a good source of Vitamins A, E, K, B1, B2, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, iron, manganese, potassium, etc. Plus, they’re high  in natural sugars and fiber, making them a delicious and healthful treat option for those who love collecting health benefits along with their sweets.

Fig season runs June through October (depending on the fig varietal), so there’s still some time to get your fig fix! I rounded up some of my favorite healthy fig recipes from around the blogisphere for your figging enjoyment.

Do note, this is not a paleo recipe roundup, but everything here is gluten-free (with the exception of one French toast recipe, which you can 200% make gluten-free as easy as 1-2-3). Some of these recipes contain a small amount of sugar or dairy, which can easily be replaced using your favorite unrefined sugar replacement (such as pure maple syrup, coconut sugar or powdered honey, etc), or your dairy-free ingredient of choice. The recipes that are paleo-friendly are designated as such. Get creative this fig season! Here are some of the most mouth-watering fresh fig recipes I’ve come across, which you must make this season before figs bid us all farewell. I hope you enjoy!

Drinks and Appetizers

Fig Pistachio and Honey Goat Cheese Bites from Beard and Bonnet 

Fig and Lemon Sparkler with Basil Mint Simple Syrup from Heart of a Baker

Fig and Lemon Sparkler with Basil-Mint Simple Syrup #cocktail #drink #recipe

Grilled Brie Stuffed Figs with Honey from Fearless Dining 

Fresh Fig Bites with Ricotta, Pistachios and Honey Sherry Glaze from Flavor the Moments

Boozy Baked Brie with Fig Spread and Pecans from The Roasted Root  

Boozy Baked Brie with Fig Spread and Pecans

Fresh Fig Margarita from Karen’s Kitchen Stories  

Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Orange Honey Balsamic Glazed Figs with Ricotta from Delicious Obsessions

Small Batch Fig Honey Jam from Flavor the Moments

Small Batch Fig Honey Jam

Poached Figs with Honey, Orange, and Spices from What Jew Wanna Eat

Cardamom and Brandy Poached Figs from The View from Great Island


Roasted Fig and Walnut Yogurt Parfait from The Roasted Root

Roasted Fig and Walnut Yogurt Breakfast Parfait with honey | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #recipe #glutenfree

Fig French Toast from The Almond Eater  (note: use gluten-free bread of choice)

French Toast with Fig Compote #recipe #breakfast

Vanilla Fig Oatmeal with Baklava Topping from Healthy Slow Cooking – vegan

Fig Newton Breakfast Smoothie from Cotter Crunch

Fig Newton Breakfast Smoothie #healthy #recipe

Desserts and Treats

Fig Cake with Coconut Vanilla Glaze from A Healthy Life for Me (paleo) 

Gluten-Free Fig Cakes with Coconut Vanilla Glaze #paleo

Vegan Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache Swirl and Almond-Fig Crust from Attune Foods (vegan)

Oatmeal Fig Newton Bars from Making Thyme for Health

 Oatmeal Fig Newton Bars - a healthy gluten-free dessert recipe

Chocolate Covered Fig Ice Cream from Kitchen Tested – vegan, paleo

Vegan Fig Chocolate Mousse from Tasting Page – vegan, paleo

Fig Chai Tea Bread from Beard and Bonnet – vegan

Ricotta Almond Fig Cake from Running to the Kitchen

Fig Almond Ricotta Cake - gluten-free and healthy

Honey Roasted Fig and Goat Cheese Popsicles from Snixy Kitchen

Homemade Paleo Diet Fig Newtons from Cupcake Project – paleo

Gluten-Free Chocolate Fig Cake from The Roasted Root

Ginger Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Honey Roasted Figs and Hazelnuts from Snixy Kitchen  

Ginger Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Roasted Figs and Hazelnuts - gluten-free dessert recipe

Friggin Fantastic Paleo Diet Fig Newton Cupcakes from Cupcake Project 

Gluten-Free Raw Fig Tarts from Fearless Dining 

Savory Meals

Quick Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fig and Chili Sauce from Iowa Girl Eats  

Quick Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fig and Chili Sauce #recipe #glutenfree

Roasted Beet and Fig Salad with Goat Cheese and Blackberry Balsamic Reduction from The Roasted Root 

Spinach Prosciutto Honeydew and Fig Salad from Cooking LSL 

Spinach, Prosciutto, Honeydew and Fig Salad

Pork Shoulder with Fig Sauce from A Healthy Life for Me 

Marinated Fig and Arugula Salad from The Kitchen is my Playground 

Honey Fig Roasted Salmon from Busy in Brooklyn 

Fig and Honey Roasted Salmon #dinner #recipe #glutenfree

Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Ricotta Pizza from The Roasted Root

Caramelized Onion, Fig, Ricotta, and Basil Pizza on Cauliflower Pizza Crust | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #recipe #glutenfree #vegetarian

Fig Rosemary Sticky Glazed Roast Chicken from Country Cleaver  

Rosemary Fig Sticky Glazed Roasted Chicken

Moroccan Salad with Fig, Basil and Prosciutto from Cotter Crunch 

Moroccan Salad with Fig, Basil and Prosciutto

Pan Seared Chicken with Garlic Spinach and Balsamic Fig Sauce from The Nourishing Gourmet 

Fig Goat Cheese Pistachio Stuffed Chicken with Fig Balsamic Sauce from Iowa Girl Eats

Fig, Goat Cheese, and Pistachio Stuffed Chicken with Fig Balsamic Sauce

Broiled Salmon and Fig Salad with Green Goddess Dressing from The Roasted Root  

Broiled Salmon and Fig Salad with Blueberries, Blackberries, Avocado, and Green Goddess Dressing | theroastedroot.net #recipe #dinner #healthy


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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living, Brit.co, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. My gah, figs are just so dang beautiful! All of these recipes looks amazing and I’m honored you included my bars. I was just thinking about how much I need to update those photos too. Eesh!

    1. I think the bars look amazing! I’ve been meaning to make them for eeons. Thankfully I just picked up a uuuge bounty of figs, so I’ll have a chance to do so soon xo

    1. Hi Hillary,

      Absolutely! You can use dried figs in any of the recipes where the moisture from the figs or the texture doesn’t make a difference. For instance, I wouldn’t advise using dried figs in a smoothie unless you have a super high-powered blender to blend the hardened skin, or in a dish like oatmeal where fresh figs are more palatable.

      You can use your dried figs in salads (chop them into small bits), and in any of the recipes where figs are used in sauce or as a pie/tart crust. For most of the recipes in this roundup, you can simply reconstitute the figs by soaking them in boiling water and proceeding as normal. I think the dried figs would be excellent in any cake/bread recipe, and also perfect in the meat dishes with sauce (again, so long as you reconstitute them). Let me know what you end up using your dried figs for! Best wishes!

  2. I’m in fig heaven, Julia! I look forward to the short fig season every year and gorge myself until it’s over! You covered all the bases with this round up, and I look forward to trying so many of these dishes. Thanks so much for including my recipes!