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Houston, we have bagels.

My unending search for gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free bagels is over. I think. Maybe.(update: yes. these are great.)



These are as close to the wheat laden bagels as I think I remember…it’s been over a year since I went wheat-free, so maybe I just don’t remember.  Your mileage may vary.

The basis of the recipe I found here: http://www.wheat-free.org/wheat-gluten-free-bagel.html

  • I modified the “eggs” to egg replacer powder + hot water in the first batch and in the second batch I used flax seed + hot water as an egg replacer both worked fine
  • I modified the “milk” to coconut milk powder and sweet rice flour in the first batch and in the second batch I subbed staight sweet rice flour – worked fine.
  • I modified the “magarine” to safflower oil.

*POOF* , gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free bagels. Otherwise I followed the recipe directions.

I cannot begin to tell you how yummy they are with raspberry jam. mmmmmmmmmmm bagel-ly.

Here’s what I did:

  • 1 1/4 C rice flour
  • 1 C + 1 T tapioca starch
  • 1 T coconut milk powder + 1 T sweet rice flour/ or/ 2 T sweet rice flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 T organic sugar
  • 3/4 to 1 C hot water as needed
  • 1 packet red star yeast
  • 2 T safflower oil
  • 1/4 C hot water
  • egg replacer powder + hot water to equal 2 eggs/ or/ flax seed gel = 2 eggs
  • Optional: 2 T ground flax seed to give the bagels a more “wheat-like” appearance


  • 1. Bowl #1: Mixed yeast with sugar and 1/4 C water.
  • 2. Bowl #2: Mixed egg replacer for 2 eggs
  • 3. Added oil to bowl 2
  • 4. Stirred bowl 1 and 2 contents together.
  • 5. Added dry ingredients.
  • 6. Added just enough hot water to make it “dough like”
  • 7. Mixed it for 4 minutes with mixer on medium

Shaped bagels and let them rise for 30 minutes. Boiled them for 30 seconds on each side and baked them on parchment paper for 24 minutes at 425.

Note: Let them sit and cool before slicing. The gluten free nature of bread is *gummy* if you don’t let them cool and continue to cook out before slicing…. just a thought.

The second batch that I made with the flax seed as eggs trick turned out more like an english muffin bread texture…. mmmmm bagels.