Paleo Blueberry Bagels (Gluten Free, No Yeast, Nut Free)
Miss eating bagels? I did too. So I made a New York Style blueberry bagel without grains, gluten, nuts, or yeast but still rises and puffs up like a classic chewy bagel. Filled with blueberries, they're so easy to make, you'll have perfect breakfast bagels in just an hour!
Gluten free blueberry bagels have no yeast and are grain free, dairy free, and nut free!
And they still have a great rise, a nice crumb, and you would never know these were paleo! I have family members who eat ‘regular’ and absolutely loved these. The best part, these are safe on most restricted diets because they are grain free and nut free.
INGREDIENTS IN BLUEBERRY BAGELS
Non Dairy Butter or Refined Coconut Oil
Apple Cider Vinegar
Non Dairy Milk
SUBSTITUTIONS AND SWAPS
Blueberries: Fresh or frozen. If frozen, make sure the blueberries are thawed and drained before adding them to the dough.
Cassava Flour: Cassava is a root veggie that is paleo-friendly and also safe for low FODMAP diets in the allotted amount. Cassava flour works perfectly in these bagels and keeps them grain and nut free. I have not tried a sub here but gluten free all purpose flour is my best suggestion.
Arrowroot Starch/Flour: Tapioca starch may be swapped, but arrowroot is a lighter starch so is preferred.
Refined Coconut Oil: I prefer refined because it has no coconut flavor. If you don’t have refined coconut oil, you can use palm oil shortening or dairy free butter.
Maple Syrup: A tiny bit of sweetener to compliment the blueberries and balance the flours. Honey may be substituted.
Apple Cider Vinegar: This is your “yeast” substitute. It acts with the milk to make a buttermilk, and gives these bagels a nice rise. It can be omitted, the bagels may not rise as high.
Non Dairy Milk: Any unsweetened unflavored milk will work, I use oat milk.
Eggs: This is what binds your bagels and makes them chewy. I have not tried a substitute for the eggs, they are an important part to this recipe.
HOW TO MAKE PALEO BLUEBERRY BAGELS
1. Mix together the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients into a dough.
2. Divide the dough into 4 pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
3. Poke a hole in the center of each dough ball and shape into a ring.
4. Boil the bagels for 2 minutes in a pot of water until they float to the top.
5. Transfer the bagels to a baking sheet and brush with olive oil or egg wash.
6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Broil for 2 minutes for more toasty.
7. Slice up and toast!
What type of blueberries work best?
Fresh or frozen blueberries will work. If the blueberries are frozen, be sure to thaw them out and drain the liquid before adding to the dough. Wild blueberries also work well and will turn the bagels more blue/purple in color.
Are blueberry bagels low FODMAP?
The only higher FODMAP ingredient in these bagels is cassava flour. Each bagel has 4 tablespoons of cassava flour. According to Monash University findings, 2 tablespoons of cassava flour is low FODMAP. This means that 1/2 bagel is a safe low FODMAP serving.
Are paleo blueberry bagels easy to make?
Yes! Do not be intimidated by the bagel. There are just a few ingredients, made in one bowl with no yeast or rising time. Just mix together the dough, shape into bagels, boil and bake! They’re easy level baking.
Why no yeast?
As wonderful as yeast is for baking with bread, I avoid yeast because of Candida overgrowth. Yeast is an active… yeast, so it will contribute to any gut imbalances already present in the body. Yeast is also a trigger for migraines and headaches, as it contains something called tyramine and is higher in histamines. Yeast is not unhealthy! I just choose not to use it, and this recipe doesn't need it.
How to store paleo blueberry bagels:
You can store these on the countertop for 1-2 days in an airtight container and then transfer to freezer. Cassava flour gets dry and stale fast. Store in freezer for up to 6 months in an airtight container and defrost when ready to enjoy! But I bet they don’t last more than 2 days!
Any other questions? Ask in the comments below!
Other ideas for gluten free blueberry bagels:
Blueberry Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bagels
Blueberry Chocolate Chip Bagels
Blueberry Raspberry Bagels
Just mix in additional add ins before rolling and boiling! Add toppings of choice after boiling and brushing with egg wash.