Grain-Free Avocado Flatbread

Grain-Free Avocado Flatbread

Summer in New York City means ripe and delicious avocados, which I simply adore. Most mornings I cut up an avocado, squeeze some lime juice and salt and pepper on it, and that’s my breakfast! Getting creative with avocado recipes is one of my favorite pastimes -- Avocado Cucumber GazpachoAvocado Chickpea Dip, Avocado Pesto, even Avocado Chocolate Pudding -- so I figured it was about time that I try making an avocado flatbread by mashing avocados into the dough of a flatbread and cooking it. I experimented with several types of flour and decided this comes out best with almond flour, which makes it gluten-free, paleo-friendly and keto-friendly! It’s light and delicate and goes perfectly with curry or tastes great by itself as a little snack!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Allergens: Tree Nuts
  • Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado (mashed)
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax mixed with 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 shallot (minced)
  • 1 lime (juice)
  • Himalayan salt (to taste)
  • Olive oil (additional, to taste)

Instructions

Making the Dough

  1. In medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except almond flour, mixing well with spatula.  

  2. Stir in almond flour in small batches, using hands to knead dough for 1 minute. Dough should be moist and get softer and slightly dryer as you go.

  3. Keep in mixing bowl and cover with wet paper towel, then set aside for 10 minutes. Dough should be soft, elastic, and hold well together, ready to roll.

Rolling the Flatbread

  1. Cut dough into 8-10 pieces and roll each piece into small ball.

  2. Place one dough ball between two pieces of parchment paper, press ball with palm and use 8-inch rolling pin to roll flat.

  3. Unpeel first layer of parchment paper from flatbread and use pot lid to cut out round flatbread. Keep outside dough to reform ball and roll more flatbread (this is how you make 2 extra flatbreads from 8 balls!).

Cooking the Flatbread

  1. Warm griddle on medium/high heat and brush some oil on griddle.

  2. Flip flatbread on hot pan and carefully peel off last piece of parchment paper.  

  3. Cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side, then flip over with spatula and cook for 1-2 more minutes on the other side. Repeat with rest of dough balls.

  4. Store in pantry in airtight box or on a plate covered with plastic wrap to keep soft for up to 3 days. 

BON APPÉTIT!