Fig and Cheese Kernza Naan Pizzas

This recipe is a favorite of Gwen Willians of Artisan Naan Bakery in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The slightly nutty flavor of their Kernza® naan is the perfect way to present the slightly sweet taste of the roasted goat cheese and figs. This naan is a flatbread that incorporates Kernza, a perennial grain, with King Arthur wheat flour to create a unique taste.
Course Main Course, Snack


  • 2 Kernza Naan
  • 80 grams dried figs approx. 7 to 10 dried figs
  • 50 grams goat cheese
  • 50 grams shredded mozzarella


  • Slice the figs in half. We have used golden dried figs and black dried figs: use your favorite.
  • Crumble the goat cheese.
  • Layer toppings on a Kernza Naan. We put the crumbled goat cheese first, then figs, then mozzarella.
  • Bake or grill until the mozzarella cheese has melted.


Artisan Naan debuted their perennial grain breads in the summer of 2021. These Kernza flatbread recipes have enjoyed a steadily growing audience, but there are still a lot of people who don’t know what makes these breads special. “It’s hard to educate people in the grocery store when you’re not there to do demos and talk with them. The nuttiness of the flour is really something unique,” said Gwen.
Artisan Naan’s retail location in St. Cloud is open Monday through Saturday. View their online menu to preorder specialty items including naan pizza crusts and a Basque cheesecake.
Why did Artisan Naan Bakery start producing naan and other flat breads to feed their community? Read their maker feature here on Meet the Minnesota Makers. Learn about why they use Kernza and how sustainability is part of their daily operations. 
Keyword fig, naan, pizza

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